Connected Conversations

A series of one-on-one interviews, panel discussions and conversations with thought leaders and industry experts designed to help Luxury Portfolio International® members get inspiration, ideas and a deeper understanding of how your global peers are facing these historic times.

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In this interview with Ekaterina Boltenkova, the Head Manager of Carratelli Real Estate based in Florence, Italy, we talk about what foreigners need to pay attention to when purchasing property in Italy. The Carratelli family, and particularly the three brothers Marco, Simone and Gabriele, have created over the years a Holding covering real estate, arts, wine and management services. Their main goal is to offer a luxury lifestyle in all its shapes. Their prestigious properties with their unique locations and Italian lifestyle, is something the whole world is dreaming about. A conversation with: (Moderator) Liv Baggen, Director, Global Business Development, Luxury Portfolio International, Ekaterina Boltenkova, Head Manager of Carratelli Real Estate
Digital Nomads on Bali, Indonesia - In this interview with Terje H. Nilsen, Owner and Director of Seven Stones Indonesia, we look at the increased demand and interest on the island of Bali as a lifestyle destination. During the past pandemic year, Bali became incredibly popular by digital nomads and people who are able to work remotely. Terje Nilsen opens up about the market, the lifestyle on the island and the business opportunity for expats. (Moderator) Liv Baggen, Director of Global Luxury Market Expansion, Luxury Portfolio International Terje H. Nilsen, Owner and Director, Seven Stones Indonesia, Bali, Indonesia
Tips from Top Agents, the State of the Luxury Market: Toulon, France (Moderator) Liv Baggen, Director, Global Luxury Market Expansion, Luxury Portfolio International Henri-Noel Guerif, SANHEN PROPERTIES, Toulon, France
Tips from Top Agents: Lessons in Selling Resort Properties to the HNW - With an international background and experience selling vacation homes to the ultra HNW in both the Hamptons and coastal Florida, Mark J. Baron of Michael Saunders & Company is an expert in marketing resort properties. Mark joins us to share his best advice for working and excelling in the ultra luxury real estate space. (Moderator) Anne Colvin, Director of Operations, Luxury Portfolio International Mark J. Baron, Michael Saunders & Company, Sarasota, Florida
The State of the Luxury Market: Mauritius - Philippe & Frederique de Beer of Park Lane Properties join us to share their insights on the state of luxury real estate in this gorgeous island market. Hear how COVID has affected the influx of foreign buyers, how they are marketing properties and the advantages of owning a home in Mauritius. (Moderator) Liv Baggen, Director, Global Luxury Market Expansion, Luxury Portfolio International Philippe de Beer, Park Lane Properties, Mauritius Frederique de Beer, Park Lane Properties, Mauritius
Hear from LPI member Jeronymo Kontonis of JK Property & Yachting about how Greece's luxury market is coping a year after the onset of COVID-19, the trends they are seeing in the market, and predictions for what 2021 has in store for this beautiful country. A conversation with: (Moderator) Liv Baggen, Director, Global Luxury Market Expansion, Luxury Portfolio International Jeronymo Kontonis, JK Property & Yachting, Athens, Greece
In our first Conversation of the new year, Evan Walsh of William Raveis Real Estate gives us an update on what's happening in the greater Boston luxury market including how the suburbs are performing as compared to downtown, why Boston is a great place to invest in real estate, and how his team is creatively dealing with inventory challenges. A conversation with: (Moderator) Anne Colvin, Director, Operations, Luxury Portfolio International Evan Walsh, William Raveis Real Estate, Wellesley, MA, USA
We're joined by two LPI members from the Caribbean to give us an update on what's happening in these high end island markets. How has COVID-19 affected the demand for resort properties, the kind of properties and amenities that buyers are looking for right, and the way in which these brokers conduct business? A conversation with: (Moderator) Anne Colvin, Director, Operations, Luxury Portfolio International Andrea Brownrigg, Bahamas Realty Ltd., Nassau, Bahamas Bernadette Hunt, Turks & Caicos Property, Providenciales, Turks & Caicos
Since the onset of the pandemic, second home markets have heated up as the high-net-worth sought larger spaces, access to the outdoors and premier amenities. With working from home and remote learning a current reality for many Americans, second home markets are in high demand—and in some cases, becoming primary places of residence. Hear from top agents in resort markets about what their clients are looking for now, where they are coming from, how their preferences are changing, and if the market shows any sign of slowing down. A conversation with: (Moderator) Anne Colvin, Director, Operations, Luxury Portfolio International The Donovan Group, Chase International, Incline Village, NV Vance Young, Intracoastal Realty, Wilmington, NC
In a time of record low inventory, bidding wars are becoming a reality for many agents -- even in the high-end. The Milkovich team from John L. Scott Real Estate joins us to share how they have successfully set themselves and their clients up for success in multiple offer situations.