FOUNDING MEMBERS OF AN ELITE GROUP

The top ranking Sotheby’s International Realty agents in attendance for the May 22-24, 2017 forum include: CALIFORNIA – Neill Bassi, K. Ann Brizolis, Michael Dreyfus, Jeff Hamilton, Latife Hayson, Gregg Lynn, Shen Shulz, Ron Brand and Suzanne Perkins; COLORADO: Josh Behr, Bill Fandel, Josh McKinley, Tye Stockton, Chris Klug and Mark Haldeman; CONNECTICUT – Shelly Tretter Lynch; FLORIDA – Dennis Carvajal, Cris Condon, Blake Morar, Todd Peter, and Jorge Uribe; GEORGIA – Jere Metcalf; HAWAII – Dodie MacArthur, Mary Worrall and Ivette Gutarra; ILLINOIS – Tim Salm; MASSACHUSETTS – Machael Carucci, Beth Dickerson and Lauren Holleran; NEVADA – Lexi Cerretti; NEW MEXICO – Tim Van Camp; NEW YORK – Jeremy Stein, Nikki Field and Liz Bentley; TEXAS – Becky Frey, J Kuper, Bernie Uechtritz, Kumara Wilcoxon and John Zimmerman; WASHINGTON – Becky Gray, Moira Holley and Stacy Jones; WASHINGTON, D.C. – Michael Rankin.
(Photography by Eric Foote, Elevated Horizon)

Suzanne Perkins and Bill Fandel

Suzanne Perkins, of Sotheby’s International Realty in Montecito, and Bill Fandel, of Telluride Sotheby’s International Realty, co-hosted the Market Leader’s Forum with top Sotheby’s agents from around the country.

Santa Barbara, California – The Belmond El Encanto Hotel was home this past weekend for 45 of the top Sotheby’s International Realty agents from across the U.S. who gathered here for the Market Leaders’ Forum, a two-day event focused on best practices, collaboration and strategic growth within the global real estate space.

The intensive meetings and networking events were co-hosted by Montecito’s own, Suzanne Perkins and Bill Fandel of Telluride Sotheby’s International Realty, and proved the perfect opportunity to showcase the beauty, history and culture of the Santa Barbara and Montecito Coast.

Those in attendance represented luxury markets throughout California, Colorado, Connecticut, Florida, Georgia, Hawaii, Illinois, Massachusetts, Nevada, New York, Texas, Washington, and Washington, D.C.

The dynamic symposium was moderated by Liz Bentley, President of Liz Bentley Associates, a nationally recognized performance consultant and coach.

The two-day retreat began with an intimate cocktail reception and opening night dinner on the Channel Islands Terrace on the top floor of the El Encanto Hotel.

The following day, a full agenda of meetings and breakout sessions concluded with a reception and estate tour at one of Suzanne Perkins’ former exceptional listings located at 815 Cima Del Mundo. After sunset, the group transitioned by coach to a fabulous dinner under the stars at The Stonehouse Restaurant’s Wine Cellar Terrace, set within the magical grounds of San Ysidro Ranch.

The Forum’s final day concluded with a private estate tour of the historic Villa Santa Barbara, owned by beloved television host, bestselling author, and Emmy–winning actress, Ellen DeGeneres and her wife, Australian-American actress Portia de Rossi. The exquisite estate is listed by Perkins for $45 million.

The welcome reception at the Belmond El Encanto Hotel in Santa Barbara, California.

The welcome reception at the Belmond El Encanto Hotel in Santa Barbara, California.

The welcome reception at the Belmond El Encanto Hotel.

The welcome reception at the Belmond El Encanto Hotel.

J Kuper, San Antonio/Austin, Texas, and Suzanne Perkins.

Becky Frey, Dallas; Tye Stockton, Vail; Latife Hatson, Napa Valley; Michael Dreyfus, Silicon Valley; and Josh McKinley, Denver at The El Encanto.

Liz Bentley, Manhattan and Shelly Tretter Lynch, Greenwhich, CT, at The El Encanto.

Liz Bentley moderates the symposium at The El Encanto.

Back Row (L-R): Chris Klug, Aspen; Josh McKinley, Denver; Josh Behr, Denver; Gregg Lynn, San Francisco; Shen Shulz, Malibu. Front Row: Michael Rankin, Washington, D.C.; Lauren Holleran, Boston; Nikki Field, Manhattan; Suzanne Perkins, Montecito; Dennis Carvajal, Miami; Shelly Trotter, Greenwich; and Tim Van Camp, Santa Fe, all gathered for the sunset cocktail reception at 815 Cima Del Mundo in Montecito.

Jeremy Stein, Manhattan; Neil Bassi, San Francisco; Chris Klug, Aspen; Jorge Uribe, Miami; Lauren Holleran, Boston; Tim Salm, Chicago; Todd Peter, Palm Beach, and Stacy Jones, Seattle attending the reception at 815 Cima Del Mundo in Montecito.

Dennis Carvajal, Miami; Nikki Field, Manhattan; and K. Ann Brizolis, Rancho Santa Fe at Cima Del Mundo

Latife Hatson, Napa Valley; Becky Frey, Dallas; Stacy Jones, Seattle, attending the reception at 815 Cima Del Mundo in Montecito.

Michael Rankin, Washington; Gregg Lynn, San Francisco; Shen Shultz, Malibu; Suzanne Perkins, Montecito; and Tim Van Camp, Santa Fe; attending the reception at 815 Cima Del Mundo in Montecito.

Market Leaders transition to the magical grounds of the San Ysidro Ranch for dinner.

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