Tuesday Feb 08, 2022
Tuesday Feb 08, 2022
Ismael Gonzalez, "My country needed this", Executive Director & Managing Broker at eXp México, shares his story on Global Luxury Real Estate Mastermind with Michael Valdes Podcast #210
Ismael Gonzalez has led eXp Mexico to be one of the fastest-growing real estate companies in that country, has grown to over 800 agents in a little over a year. He was born into the brokerage business and credits his mother for giving him his incredible work ethic. He shares valuable lessons in this conversation, and it was a delight to have him on the show.
More About Ismael Gonzalez:
Ismael Gonzalez joined the eXp Mexico team as an experienced real estate business producer, consultant and developer. Ismael has worked in the real estate industry for over 9 years and has acted as a pioneer within the leadership of Keller Williams Mexico, launching a Market Center, creating his own real estate team and becoming Regional Director for all of Mexico. However, driven by the mission to create the best Brokerage for Realtors in Mexico, Ismael joined eXp in November 2020. Driven by exponential growth, he prides himself on providing the best possible value for his associates and clients. As Broker of Record his objectives include the successful implementation of eXp Realty operations in Mexico, supporting Mexican agents in delivering exceptional real estate service to their clients, and increasing the number of agents, productivity and profitability of eXp Mexico.
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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