Forbes Global Properties Highlighted Timely Trends and Expert Insights at 2023 Global Conference

New York (July 14, 2023): Forbes Global Properties, a curated consumer marketplace of luxury homes and an invitation-only membership network of independently owned real estate firms, hosted the Board of Directors, broker owners, and top producers from 35 countries and territories for two days of networking, expert presentations and panels, property tours by Slifer Smith & Frampton, and social events at the Four Seasons in Vail, Colorado.

Through an information-packed agenda, attendees delved into the current luxury market, the mindset of high- and ultra-high-net-worth individuals and also discussed future industry shifts and opportunities. Speakers and sessions included:

  • Opening Remarks: Michael Jalbert, Chief Executive Officer of Forbes Global Properties
  • Forbes Ongoing Support of Forbes Global Properties: Peter Hung, President Licensing & Branded Ventures, Forbes
  • Trends, Insights, and the Future of the Industry: Mike DelPrete, acclaimed global real estate tech strategist
  • The Boom of the Luxury Class: Ranjeet Guptara, Senior Vice President, UBS
  • Scaling a Culture of Ultra Affluent Referrals: David Friedman, Co-Founder, Wealth Quotient
  • Exploring the World of Billionaires: Insights from Luisa Kroll of Forbes Media: Bonnie Stone Sellers, Co-Founder of Forbes Global Properties and Forbes Executive Editor Luisa Kroll
  • Real Estate Outlook in Increasingly Uncertain Times: Lawrence Yun, NAR Chief Economist, SVP Research, National Association of Realtors
  • The Power Shift: How Buyers Are Shaping the Future of Architecture and Real Estate: Bernardo Fort-Brescia, Principal, Arquitectonica
  • The Intersection of Luxury Real Estate and Lifestyle: Moderator and Forbes Global Properties Chief Operating Officer El Moriarty who was joined by John Ennis, Chief Executive Officer of Chestertons, Elegran Founder and Chief Executive Officer Michael Rossi, José Ribes Bas, Owner and Co-Chief Executive Officer of Rimontgó, and Terry Sprague, Founder and Chief Executive Officer of LUXE

Also presented at the conference was the Hyland Honoree. Established and named in memory of Forbes Global Properties beloved Co-Founder Jeff Hyland, the coveted recognition commemorates a stand-out luxury residential real estate transaction that exemplifies the agent’s use of innovation, complex problem solving, and strategic thinking.

Hyland Honoree was awarded to Stuart Vetterick, a Broker Associate with Hilton & Hyland, for his 2022 representation of Richard Saghian, founder of Fashion Nova and winning $141 million (including buyer’s auction fee) bidder of “The One,” a storied Bel Air compound that sold at auction in 2022. The 105,000 square foot property is one of the largest houses in the United States ever sold, and among only a few residential real estate transactions that surpass $100 million each year.

About Forbes Global Properties
Established and led by the world’s foremost independent luxury residential brokers and industry veterans, Forbes Global Properties is a curated consumer marketplace that connects discerning buyers directly to the world’s finest homes and the elite agents that represent them. Established in 2020, the invitation-only network spans 440 locations and comprises more than 13,000 property experts across the U.S., Asia, Australia, Canada, the Caribbean, Mexico, the Middle East, New Zealand, and Europe. For more information, visit
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