Tuesday Jul 27, 2021
Tuesday Jul 27, 2021
Eddie Shapiro, "Expansion always... in all ways", President & CEO at Nest Seekers International, shares his lessons on Global Luxury Real Estate Mastermind with Michael Valdes Podcast #182
Eddie Shapiro, CEO of NestSeekers, sits down with me to discuss how he has built a global company that is expanding into multi-media and marketing arenas. He shares the lessons of his 26-year career.
More About Eddie Shapiro:
With over two decades of experience in every aspect of the real estate industry Mr. Shapiro continues to lead Nest Seekers on its journey to expand and innovate the brokerage business on a global scale.
Mr. Shapiro began his career in the early 90's as an agent at a small firm in midtown Manhattan. He has since become a self-made successful and adventurous entrepreneur. His resume includes completing development and construction of buildings and investment projects in every market his brokerage operates exceeding well over a million square feet. His multi faceted experience includes developing real estate technologies, hospitality management, innovating branding and marketing concepts and most importantly identifying and pioneering the syncing of major multi markets approach in the real estate brokerage business; hence expending and connecting his firm between New York, New Jersey, The Hamptons, South Florida, Los Angeles, London, Asia and soon to be other coinciding markets. This strategy along with innovative marketing concepts has become an aspiration of every other major firm in the nation.
Always at the forefront are Mr. Shapiro’s core principals of ethics, integrity, loyalty, education, ingenuity and courage by which he continues to lead and disrupt industries with his growing and always expanding team of like-minded individuals.
Very much like every successful story, independence and do it yourself spirit has always been another core driver in his strategy. Today Nest Seekers develops websites, brand marketing campaigns and strategies for its sellers and developers. It publishes magazines and materials unlike any other firm. It is independently responsible for its exclusive internal and external technologies, training programs and various other tools and resources developed and operated in house.
After a decade of guest appearances and participation in some of the most viewed real estate shows and industry and new platforms, Mr. Shapiro has recently launched Nest Media with a number of shows and programs already in development on the worlds leading streaming and broadcast networks.
On August 26 2020, the much anticipated Million Dollar Beach House aired it’s first season on Netflix. Mr. Shapiro is an Executive Producer on the show and continue to serve and drive the project forward.
Mr. Shapiro is a proud father of three very talented and driven children and a devoted husband and family man.
Under the direction of Mr. Shapiro Nest Seekers is on path to expending its roster to over 1000 agents and management staff and over 20 offices and storefront location as it continues its journey to solidify itself as a unique global luxury brand in the fascinating world of real estate.
About Michael Valdes:
Michael Valdes is the President of eXp Global. He is currently the only Latino President of a publicly traded real estate company in the country (Nasdaq: EXPI). In his first year of joining, he has led a team that has opened 12 countries in 12 months without ever getting on a plane which is a feat that has never been done in the industry. This model has successfully touched the lives of thousands of people across the globe and given them an opportunity to change their lives.
Michael was the former Senior Vice President of Global Servicing for Realogy Corporation. In that role he oversaw the international servicing platform for all Realogy brands including Century 21, Coldwell Banker, ERA, Better Homes & Garden, Corcoran, Climb and Sotheby’s International Realty in 113 countries. He had been with Realogy in a variety of roles for 15 years. Prior to that, Mr. Valdes was Director of Private Banking at Deutsche Bank for 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. Additionally, he is a the Executive Chair of eXp Latino and former member of the Realogy Diversity Board as well as the Executive Chair of the ONE VOZ, Hispanic ERG. 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.
Michael is also the host of "The Global Luxury Real Estate Mastermind" podcast which focuses on interviewing global leaders in the industry. It is currently distributed in over 90 countries and has over 10 million impressions. He is also a current member of the Forbes Real Estate Advisory Council.
He currently resides in New York City and has a home in Miami.
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