Last week, members of the Realogics Sotheby’s International Realty (RSIR) Executive Leadership and Management Team traveled to the Sotheby’s International Realty (SIR) headquarters in New Jersey and Sotheby’s Auction House in New York for the 25th Sotheby’s International Realty Brand Orientation. The event was attended by RSIR’s Jennifer Johnsen, Vice President of Brand Development; Joe Galindo, Vice President of Operations; and Michael X. Ford, Designated Broker and Director of Sales. It offered a perfect opportunity for the group to come together with affiliates from around the world to connect and build relationships within the network.

From Left: Jon Meschke, Vice President, Affiliate Services, Sotheby’s International Realty Affiliates; Joe Galindo of RSIR; Jennifer Johnsen of RSIR; & Anthony Urcinoli, Manager, Global Operations, Sotheby’s International Realty.

From Left: Jon Meschke, Vice President, Affiliate Services, Sotheby’s International Realty Affiliates; Joe Galindo of RSIR; Jennifer Johnsen of RSIR; & Anthony Urcinoli, Manager, Global Operations, Sotheby’s International Realty.

“It was an incredible opportunity to experience the innovation and power of our SIR partner referrals,” said Johnsen. “We met with leaders from New York City, New Jersey, Connecticut, Chile, Thailand, Ireland, Finland, Australia, Singapore, England, Czech Republic, Japan, Hawaii, St. Vincent, The Grenadines, California, Texas, Idaho, Montana, Oregon and more. It was amazing!”

Jennifer Johnsen (RSIR) & Francis Santangelo, Senior Vice President, Sotheby’s International Realty.

Jennifer Johnsen (RSIR) & Francis Santangelo, Senior Vice President, Sotheby’s International Realty.

SIR global leaders spent 3 days in leadership training and breakout sessions with Philip White, President & CEO Sotheby’s International Realty Affiliates; Wendy Purvey, Chief Marketing Officer, Sotheby’s International Realty Affiliates; and Francis Santangelo, Senior Vice President, Sotheby’s International Realty Affiliates.

Attendees were then treated to a presentation at the Sotheby’s Art Institute and a private dinner at the Sotheby’s Auction House. The event was headed by opening comments from Philip White and C. Hughe Hildseley, Vice President Senior Business Development of Sotheby’s, who joined the brand in 1961 to offer presentations to groups as they tasted wines and viewed exceptional works of art.

“I enjoyed the opportunity to meet new SIR friends from around the world and look forward to fostering those relationships,” said Ford. “Spending time in Manhattan at the Sotheby’s Fine Art Institute and then supping on a catered dinner at the Sotheby’s Auction House was the icing on the cake. A remarkable experience, indeed!”

Philip White, President & CEO Sotheby’s International Realty offers opening comments at the Sotheby’s Auction House.

Philip White, President & CEO Sotheby’s International Realty offers opening comments at the Sotheby’s Auction House.

“I had a great time at the 25th Annual Sotheby’s International Realty Brand Orientation. The team at our corporate headquarters pulled out all the stops to make us feel welcome and well cared for,” said Galindo. “It was a good time to learn and bond with our affiliates from around the world. So proud of this company and the five-star quality it stands for.”

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