Tuesday Mar 02, 2021
Tuesday Mar 02, 2021
Amir Korangy, "Reinvention is a must", Founder, Chairman, Publisher at The Real Deal shares his story on Global Luxury Real Estate Mastermind with Michael Valdes Podcast #161
Amir Korangy is not only the publisher of "The Real Deal" but is also an investor, film producer, and professor who truly cares about our industry. He always believed in his vision of whatever project he was involved in and it has proven him well. "Belief in myself was one of the greatest lessons I ever learned in my career", he says proudly. It was a pleasure having a conversation with this great leader in real estate.
More About Amir Korangy:
Amir R. Korangy is an Iranian-American publisher and film producer, who founded the business magazine, The Real Deal, about real estate and finance news. He also produced the PBS documentary, "Building Stories", about architect Costas Kondylis. Amir Korangy is also an adjunct associate professor of media and real estate at New York University where in the fall of 2018 he was teaching a course titled the Korangy sessions where graduate students will have an opportunity to court questions as to the reality of real estate in the city and the country: a complementing to their theoretical framework.
Korangy was born in Tehran, Iran. After the Islamic Revolution of 1979 his family left Iran as political refugees and spent time in Paris and Madrid before settling in the Washington DC area. Korangy received a BA in Journalism and Foreign Policy at Boston University and attended Emerson College.
About Michael Valdes:
Michael Valdes is the newly named President of eXp Global at eXp Realty. Previously Michael was the senior vice president of global servicing for Realogy Corporation, one of the world's largest real estate companies and parent to Coldwell Banker, C21 and Sotheby’s.
Earlier in his career, Mr. Valdes was Director of Private Banking at Deutsche Bank for just under a decade where he oversaw a book of business of just under $1 billion. He has the distinction of being the first Director in the United States of Latino descent. Mr. Valdes is the Chair of the AREAA Global Advisory Board and co-host of the 2020 AREAA Global Luxury Summit. He is also a current member of the NAHREP Corporate Board of Governors and a member of Forbes' Real Estate Council. Additionally, he is the Executive Chair of the ONE VOZ, Hispanic ERG for the firm and a member of Forbes Real Estate Council. He is a former Board Member of Mount Sinai Hospital in Miami Beach as well as the Shanti Organization in San Francisco. Michael was also a Board Member of Pink & Blue for 2, an organization started by Olivia Newton-John to promote breast and prostate cancer awareness.
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