Sotheby's International Realty hosts more than 600 sales associates for 2019 Level Up West Coast Networking Event

Wilmington, NC – October 15, 2019 – Sotheby’s International Realty hosted more than 600 Sotheby’s International Realty® agents for its 2019 Level Up West Coast networking event. The event took place on October 6th through October 8th in Manhattan Beach, California and brought together top-producing independent sales associates, managers and owners within the network from around the globe. Kevin Thompson, chief marketing officer, Julie Leonhardt LaTorre, chief operating officer, and John Passerini, global vice president of interactive marketing for Sotheby’s International Realty Affiliates LLC were also in attendance and led compelling sessions for attendees.

“The 2019 Level Up West Coast networking event allows us to bring together our extraordinary agents and affiliates from around the globe to connect,” said Mark Batson of Landmark Sotheby’s International Realty. “Establishing and maintaining strong relationships across the network enables us to better support our business. The Level Up networking event provides agents and affiliates with integral insight and exposure to real estate trends, innovative technology offerings, impactful speakers and key learnings that in turn, benefit our consumers.”

The three-day event featured a variety of breakouts and session, showcasing significant industry happenings, branded content and best practices. Notable speakers included Andy Puddicombe, co-founder of Headspace, real estate trend visionary, Stefan Swanepoel, and inspirational speaker, Matthew Ferrara, among others.

During the event, the Sotheby’s International Realty brand’s latest marketing technology offerings were unveiled for attendees for the first time, which will be available for Sotheby’s International Realty affiliates and agents in the network. John Peyton, president and chief executive officer for Realogy, was also a speaker for the event.

The Level Up West Coast networking event is a regionally-sponsored gathering spearheaded by Vista Sotheby’s International Realty and presented by Rick Edler, president of Vista Sotheby’s International Realty. In addition to Landmark Sotheby’s International Realty, 20 Sotheby’s International Realty affiliates helped to craft the event. The goal for this year’s event was to promote forward-thinking, innovative technology, story-telling and connecting with consumers, with a goal of educating agents and encouraging networking opportunities.


Specializing in waterfront properties, including the communities of Landfall, Figure Eight, and Wrightsville Beach; his clientele include current and former CEO's and families from major metropolitan markets in North Carolina and the Northeast.

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