Tuesday Jan 11, 2022
Tuesday Jan 11, 2022
Ilaria Profumi, "Life Should Be Lived Passionately", EMEIA Regional Director at eXp Realty, joins us to share her story on Global Luxury Real Estate Mastermind with Michael Valdes Podcast #206
Ilaria Profumi is the Regional Director of EMEIA for eXp Global. She was the former COO of ReMax Italy, where she grew that organization to thousands of agents. Her career trajectory has been astonishing. She is a lawyer who entered ReMax as an assistant just to get her foot in the door and rose to the top of that organization. Ilaria is a true inspiration and leader in our industry. I am so privileged to call her a friend and to have her as a key member of my team.
More About Ilaria Profumi:
A lawyer, after a heterogeneous career path that saw her as a non-professional journalist, legal affair manager in a gambling company, and a long experience in the United States, she decided to collaborate with an American company operating in Italy. She has dedicated the last 15 years to the growth of an international real estate brand, confirming her belief that people always make a difference. Ilaria will contribute with her considerable experience and skills to the growth strategy of eXp Group in EMEIA (UK, Europe, Middle East, India, and Africa).
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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