DM Properties to participate in International Luxury Property Symposium

Share Diana Morales | Jul 20 2007

DM Properties and other Luxury Portfolio Members Convene to Discuss Country-to-Country Similarities and Differences in the Luxury Real Estate Market.

Luxury Portfolio Fine Property Collection™, a luxury Real Estate programme of Leading Real Estate companies of the world, of which DM Properties is an active member, will bring together specialists from around the globe at its first International Symposium Sept. 13-16 at the Las Arenas Hotel in Valencia, Spain. Luxury Portfolio members from 15 countries will convene to explore cross-cultural trends and country-to-country similarities and differences in the luxury real estate market.

The symposium will include speaker presentations, facilitated panel discussions, round table exchanges and networking functions. Additionally, Web tool and online sessions will highlight the advantages of using technology and Web 2.0 to buy and sell properties in today’s global market.

“Our members are some of the strongest real estate firms specializing in the affluent market in their regions and countries,” said Paul Boomsma, executive vice president of Luxury Portfolio. “The Luxury Portfolio network gives these firms the opportunity to collaborate and network with their peers and key players in the industry and to learn the latest luxury market trends and issues at continual training sessions and conferences like the International Symposium.”

Luxury Portfolio was launched in 2005, and its global footprint featured more $1 million-plus properties than any other luxury real estate network in its first year alone. Its Internet portal,, is the first Web site of its kind available in eight languages and 22 currencies. The site currently displays more than 10,000 detailed property listings, each featuring a multiple photo slide show. regularly attracts visitors from over 100 countries, and its blog,, is a forum for discussion on all things luxury.

Unique Homes magazine’s 2007 “Award for Excellence in Luxury Real Estate” honored Boomsma and Luxury Portfolio. In 2006, Luxury Portfolio received an official honoree designation from the 10th Annual Webby Awards and the “Real Estate Standard of Excellence” award from the Web Marketing Association’s Web Awards. In addition, Luxury Portfolio and Leading Real Estate Companies of the World™ topped the Wall Street Journal’s “The Real Estate Top 200,” comprising 25 percent of the total list.

Luxury Portfolio Fine Property Collection™ is the fastest-growing luxury property network, with member companies representing the top independent names in luxury real estate in the United States and 14 countries abroad. Additionally, the network represents more of the top 1,000 most expensive properties in the country than any other luxury organization, as reported in Ultimate Homes 2007 Edition. Unique Homes magazine recently reported that seven of the 35 most influential people in luxury real estate are in the Luxury Portfolio network.

Source: Luxury Portfolio Fine Property Collection

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