Global Luxury Real Estate Mastermind Podcast
Carlos Justo, “Speak the truth”, Celebrity Real Estate Agent & Mentor, shares his story on Global Luxury Real Estate Mastermind with Michael Valdes Podcast #186

Carlos Justo, “Speak the truth”, Celebrity Real Estate Agent & Mentor, shares his story on Global Luxury Real Estate Mastermind with Michael Valdes Podcast #186

August 24, 2021

Carlos Justo, "Speak the truth", Celebrity Real Estate Agent & Mentor, shares his story on Global Luxury Real Estate Mastermind with Michael Valdes Podcast #186

Carlos Justo has sold practically every major celebrity their home in Miami. From Stallone, Madonna, Enrique Iglesias, Shakira ...they all entrusted their major investments with him. He was also my first boss in real estate, and I owe a lot of my growth in the industry to the lessons he taught me.

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.

Shashank Vashishtha, I believe in: “Why Not?”, Head of eXp India, shares his story on Global Luxury Real Estate Mastermind with Michael Valdes Podcast #185

Shashank Vashishtha, I believe in: “Why Not?”, Head of eXp India, shares his story on Global Luxury Real Estate Mastermind with Michael Valdes Podcast #185

August 17, 2021

Shashank Vashishtha, I believe in: "Why Not?", Head of eXp India, shares his story on Global Luxury Real Estate Mastermind with Michael Valdes Podcast #185

Shashank Vashishtha, Head of eXp India, is someone I have known for 5 years. He has an impressive real estate background and is someone who shirts knowledge, and in turn, helping others grow their business. He has built the eXp brand in India to almost 1000 agents in a matter of months, and his growth trajectory is unstoppable. He is an impressive man who will be a significant leader in the industry for decades to come.

More About Shashank Vashishtha:

Shashank Vashishtha joined eXp India with almost ten years of progressive experience in real estate. Shashank holds a Master’s degree in Real Estate Investment and Sales and in his last role, delivered luxury homes for India Sotheby’s International Realty. Prior to this he was worked with Cushman & Wakefield and other leading real estate developers in Delhi. Possessing excellent communication, interpersonal skills, collaborating with people across levels, training, negotiating, and learning are his core strengths. His expertise is unparalleled when it comes to Real estate portfolio management, Investment advisory and handling transactions for corporate, HNI’s & developers. Aside from real estate, Shashank has keen interest in art and travel.

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.

AJ Mida, “Learn How To Dream Again”, Real Estate Advisor and Coach shares his story on Global Luxury Real Estate Mastermind with Michael Valdes Podcast #184

AJ Mida, “Learn How To Dream Again”, Real Estate Advisor and Coach shares his story on Global Luxury Real Estate Mastermind with Michael Valdes Podcast #184

August 10, 2021

AJ Mida, "Learn How To Dream Again", Real Estate Advisor and Coach shares his story on Global Luxury Real Estate Mastermind with Michael Valdes Podcast #184

AJ Mida believed in himself so much that he over-leveraged his credit card to take a coaching series because he knew there was a "blueprint for success". He has grown so exponentially that he is now the coach and helping others reach their dreams.

More About AJ Mida:

AJ Mida is a real estate agent with eight years of experience. He moved to a new city without knowing anyone and quickly built one of the top teams in his market. 

He discovered, while selling real estate, one can earn a lot of money, they end up sacrificing too much. They miss too much time doing the things they love with the people they love.

He wanted a better way. He wanted freedom.Now with eXp Realty, AJ is in the top 20 of the entire company out of nearly 50,000 agents. He’s internationally known for building his team at eXp to over 3,400 agents using their unique revenue share model.

In 2018, AJ achieved financial freedom just five years after getting his real estate license. At that point, AJ and his wife looked at what was most important to them and ultimately decided to sell their house in Charlotte and travel the country in a Motorhome for a year. 

He’s now pursuing his passion, living full-time while helping agents build wealth so they, too, can achieve financial freedom. After all, life’s too short, and everyone only gets one.

Go to www.AJmida.me for more info.

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.

Chris Stuart, ”You have to be authentic to what you are great at”,President of PLACE shares his story on Global Luxury Real Estate Mastermind with Michael Valdes Podcast #183

Chris Stuart, ”You have to be authentic to what you are great at”,President of PLACE shares his story on Global Luxury Real Estate Mastermind with Michael Valdes Podcast #183

August 3, 2021

Chris Stuart, "You have to be authentic to what you are great at",President of PLACE and former CEO of Berkshire Hathaway Home Services shares his story on Global Luxury Real Estate Mastermind with Michael Valdes Podcast #183

Chris Stuart, President of PLACE and former CEO of Berkshire Hathaway Home Services, has a great passion for agents. He is singularly focused on helping them achieve greater levels of success. He shares some pointed advice in this conversation that will be a great asset to many real estate professionals of all levels.

More About Chris Stuart: 

Stuart joins PLACE from Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices (BHHS), where he served as President and CEO of the 50,000-agent global real estate franchise network. 

Stuart brings to PLACE an impressive track record of rapidly scaling real estate brokerages and franchises while driving our consumer brand and experience.

During his time in the role, BHHS grew from 32,000 to over 50,000 real estate professionals including the expansion of the brand globally into markets throughout Western Europe, the Middle East, Asia, the Caribbean, Canada, and Mexico. 

"Chris is a visionary leader with a deep understanding of scaling large real estate businesses and connecting them to consumer services," said Ben Kinney, PLACE Co-founder. "Stuart joins our organization at the perfect time as we prepare to scale. His track record of rapid growth is in direct alignment with our immediate goal of continued expansion across North America."

PLACE currently employs over 150 individuals in their corporate offices located in Portland, Bellingham, Salt Lake City, Orlando, and Edmonton, Alberta. Stuart will assist in their plans to hire more than 120 additional full-time positions in the next six to nine months across their corporate offices.

"I am incredibly excited to join this impressive group of industry leaders and visionaries. PLACE and its network of operators combine a wealth of experience, diversity, and expertise with a culture of entrepreneurialism, hard work, and results." Stuart said. "This organization is fueled by collaborative partnerships, and I look forward to accelerating the significant momentum that has already been created."  

PLACE ended 2020 with over $85 million in revenue and $19 million in profit, up 93% from the previous year. The platform is on pace to double again in 2021.  

"Our growth has been built through our focus on finding and retaining the best talent for all of our organizations," PLACE Co-founder Chris Suarez added. "Stuart is another great example of our continued ability to attract the best that our industry has to offer. We have watched what he has built from afar and are energized to welcome him into our organization for our next phase of growth."

Stuart believes the real estate industry is at an inflection point. 

"Given the foreseeable trends and evolutionary models that are sure to reshape the industry's future, I'm confident that PLACE will empower top agents to flourish by leveraging best-in-class technology, marketing, and systems." 

PLACE is a proprietary end-to-end technology platform that delivers a complete suite of business services exclusively to top agents, teams, and brokerages across the U.S. and Canada. PLACE currently operates in over 70 locations across North America. For more information, visit www.place.com.

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.

 

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, “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

July 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.

Stacey Onnen, “Freedom to fail & fail without recourse”, President of U.S Brokerage Operations at eXp Realty, shares her story on Global Luxury Real Estate Mastermind with Michael Valdes Podcast #181

Stacey Onnen, “Freedom to fail & fail without recourse”, President of U.S Brokerage Operations at eXp Realty, shares her story on Global Luxury Real Estate Mastermind with Michael Valdes Podcast #181

July 20, 2021

Stacey Onnen, "Freedom to fail & fail without recourse", President of U.S Brokerage Operations at eXp Realty, shares her story on Global Luxury Real Estate Mastermind with Michael Valdes Podcast #181 

Stacey Onnen, President of US Brokerage Operations, has over 20 years of industry experience. She is truly someone who cares vehemently for agents and shares some sage advice for success in this podcast.

More About Stacey Onnen: 

Savvy, accomplished Executive highly regarded for leading a virtual workforce and guiding operations for high-profile companies, including eXp Realty LLC (the fastest-growing company in the country). Out-of-the-box thinker who champions innovative solutions to complex business needs, guaranteeing expansion in highly competitive markets. Accustomed to performing in deadline-driven, fast-paced environments while handling operational management, sales cycle management, project management, public relations, and more. Known as a strong leader who can collaborate with individuals from diverse backgrounds. Recognized for achieving lofty transaction benchmarks, leveraging in-depth trend analysis, guiding outstanding employee development, and utilizing various selling methodologies. Excellence in leading a large virtual workforce across the entire country. Team leadership development utilizing NPS scores.

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.

 

Bradley Bayou, “Stay Relevant”, Real Estate Developer, Interior Designer & Owner of Bradley Bayou Design shares his story on Global Luxury Real Estate Mastermind with Michael Valdes Podcast #180

Bradley Bayou, “Stay Relevant”, Real Estate Developer, Interior Designer & Owner of Bradley Bayou Design shares his story on Global Luxury Real Estate Mastermind with Michael Valdes Podcast #180

July 13, 2021

Bradley Bayou, "Stay Relevant", Real Estate Developer, Interior Designer & Owner of Bradley Bayou Design shares his story on Global Luxury Real Estate Mastermind with Michael Valdes Podcast #180

Bradley Bayou is an "artist" in the truest sense of the word. He is an interior designer, a real estate developer, a clothing designer, and a fine artist. Bradley is extremely successful in all of these disciplines. He talks about creating and sustaining a brand and how details create the larger picture. He is a true visionary, and his insights are something not to be missed.

More About Bradley Bayou:

Bradley Bayou is a multidisciplinary designer whose career spans fashion, fine art, and interiors. Since establishing Bradley Bayou Design in 2010, an interior design and development firm based in Los Angeles and New York City, he has developed a portfolio that has garnered acclaim from publications including Architectural DigestThe Wall Street JournalElle Décor and Dwell.

Bradley helmed his eponymous couture line for over a decade — dressing everyone from Oprah Winfrey and Geena Davis to Beyoncé and Anne Hathaway. Due to the success of his own line, he was appointed as the creative director of Halston to revive the brand. After leaving Halston, he launched his ready-to-wear line with QVC and wrote the best-selling The Science of Sexy in pursuit of making beauty and feeling good truly democratic. He has collaborated with the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Richard Meier, Angelo Donghia and Architectonica.

In interior design, Bradley’s diverse talents crystallize into striking, unforgettable spaces. Every property and client that comes to Bradley Bayou Design is given exacting attention and care. Since its formation, the firm received national accolades and continues to hone its luxurious world aesthetic.

Bradley was born in Texas and is a graduate of the Phillips Andover Academy, University of Texas and Southern Methodist University. He later studied at the Skowhegan and Corcoran schools of painting and sculpture.

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.

Donnie Pingaro, “It’s Time to Elevate Others”, Managing Broker of Florida at Side, Vice President of Florida Operations on Global Luxury Real Estate Mastermind with Michael Valdes Podcast #179

Donnie Pingaro, “It’s Time to Elevate Others”, Managing Broker of Florida at Side, Vice President of Florida Operations on Global Luxury Real Estate Mastermind with Michael Valdes Podcast #179

July 6, 2021

Donnie Pingaro, "It's Time to Elevate Others",Managing Broker of Florida at Side, Vice President of Florida Operations shares his experience on Global Luxury Real Estate Mastermind with Michael Valdes Podcast #179

I have known Donnie Pingaro for 17 years when I first got into the real estate business in Miami. He has been selling real estate in Fisher Island, one of the most expensive areas in the country, for 30 years. He has always been a collaborative figure in the real estate community, running one of the most boutique firms in the country. He is now the Managing Broker and VP of Operations for Side, Inc. Don shares his three decades of experience with the audience and speaks about his charitable efforts as well during this conversation.

More About Donnie Pingaro: 

As the Managing Broker of Florida and VP of Florida Operations, Donnie leverages 28 years of real estate experience to help Side partner agents establish, grow and develop their own local boutique brands. Prior to Side, he founded ISG Asia, home to Florida’s largest Mandarin-speaking sales team. Donnie currently serves as a National Board Member at AREAA, the largest Asian trade association nationwide, with over 17,000 members. He is the Co-Chair of the 2020 AREAA National Convention, and he previously served as Vice President at AREAA Global. Early in his career, he created Ocean Insiders, a luxury brand that serves Fisher Island, where he facilitated over 5,000 island transactions. Donnie holds an MBA from the University of Miami.

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.

 

David Russell, “Everything in moderation, including moderation”, Chief Marketing Officer of Chestertons shares his story on Global Luxury Real Estate Mastermind with Michael Valdes Podcast #178

David Russell, “Everything in moderation, including moderation”, Chief Marketing Officer of Chestertons shares his story on Global Luxury Real Estate Mastermind with Michael Valdes Podcast #178

June 29, 2021

David Russell, "Everything in moderation, including moderation", Chief Marketing Officer of Chestertons shares his story on Global Luxury Real Estate Mastermind with Michael Valdes Podcast #178

David Russell, Chief Marketing Officer of Chesterton's and I have been friends for 15 years. he is someone that I have seen grow brilliantly in his career and am so thankful for his conversation and insight on branding.

More About David Russell: 

David Russell serves as Chief Marketing Officer, Global Franchising and New Homes for Chestertons. In this role, he is responsible for overseeing and implementing all marketing, interactive, digital, advertising, and public relations initiatives for the Chestertons brand.

With an extensive background working with globally recognized luxury brands, Russell’s focus and passion are centred on creating an unparalleled customer experience through exceptional marketing and brand management. His unique perspective contributes to innovative ideas for developing systems and campaigns that complement the brand vision through the Chestertons Way Franchising Programme.

Prior to joining Chestertons, Russell was the Global Marketing Director - EMEIA for Sotheby’s International Realty Affiliates LLC, a global leader in luxury real estate. He has also held senior positions within globally recognised brands, most recently at Wyndham Group and American Express. Russell’s well-rounded leadership experience spans across an array of specialties including marketing, management, product development, training, and sales forecasting, in a variety of industries, such as, Luxury Real Estate, Travel and Hospitality and Financial Services.

An active speaker at events, Russell has delivered keynote addresses, hosted executive roundtable discussions and has been asked to lead discussions at national and international marketing conferences on a variety of topics; his core focus being to ensures brand values are maintained whilst supporting growth and driving marketing innovation that remain true to the brands vision, positioning and personality.

A passionate racing driver and trained chef, Russell is a graduate of the University of Surrey and holds a degree in Hospitality and Hotel Management.

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.

Meghan Kelley, “Be Humble; Be Inquisitive; Be Strategic”, Senior Director of Global Operations at eXp Global shares her story on Global Luxury Real Estate Mastermind with Michael Valdes Podcast #177

Meghan Kelley, “Be Humble; Be Inquisitive; Be Strategic”, Senior Director of Global Operations at eXp Global shares her story on Global Luxury Real Estate Mastermind with Michael Valdes Podcast #177

June 22, 2021

Meghan Kelley, "Be Humble; Be Inquisitive; Be Strategic", Senior Director of Global Operations at eXp Global shares her story on Global Luxury Real Estate Mastermind with Michael Valdes Podcast #177

Meghan Kelley, Senior Director of Global Operations at eXp Global is someone I have known and worked with for over a decade. She has been the leader of my internal global team at eXp and has been one of the key reasons we have been able to expand as quickly as we have because of her organizational skills and business acumen.

More About Meghan Kelley: 

Meghan Kelley is currently the Senior Director of Global Operations for eXp Global where she leads the team in opening the brokerage in countries around the world. Meghan is dedicated to helping her team grow both personally and professionally while enjoying an opportunity to show her operational strengths.  

Personal and professional goals are oriented around growth for herself, the people around her and giving people in other countries the opportunity to build a business for themselves. Meghan spent 18 years at Realogy, the parent company of six major real estate brands. Eight of those years included operations at Sotheby’s International Realty where she worked with the team to build the US and Non-US transition and servicing department out of the corporate headquarters, eventually becoming the Director of Global Operations there. She then had an opportunity to work for the CEO of the franchise group, with a chance to have a deep understanding of how a franchise business is run at the highest levels. Once that was complete, Meghan was tasked with creating the Recruiting and Retention division for the six brands where she launched a tool to help the franchisees grow. An opportunity to return to working in operations outside of the US came up with eXp Global and then she left her company of 18 years to start a new adventure.

Meghan is driven by growth and the success of herself and others. Her talent for bringing to fruition multiple initiatives at a time has helped her become successful. She is a big picture operations expert who understands the little picture details. She has an ability to read people’s strengths to have their expertise applied to the right areas to get the job done. She can adapt to a multitude of concepts and programs having launched products to thousands of offices involving everything from Social Media to Recruiting to CRM’s using her ability to discover operational inefficiencies while providing solutions and process improvement measures.

You will rarely see Meghan without a smile, she is known for being upbeat and pushing forward through adversity with a positive attitude and will always work to ensure everyone on the team is happy, impactful, and recognized for all their contributions.

Meghan enjoys camping, being outside and pushing herself by doing things outside of her comfort zone, like running (jogging) the New York City Marathon (slowly) in 2017 and backpacking across the Grand Canyon in 2019. She is excited to start planning the next adventure with her friends.

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.

Brett Hagler, “Bold Ideas Attract Bold People”, CEO & Co-Founder at New Story, shares his vision on Global Luxury Real Estate Mastermind with Michael Valdes Podcast #176

Brett Hagler, “Bold Ideas Attract Bold People”, CEO & Co-Founder at New Story, shares his vision on Global Luxury Real Estate Mastermind with Michael Valdes Podcast #176

June 15, 2021

Brett Hagler, "Bold Ideas Attract Bold People", CEO & Co-Founder at New Story, shares his vision on Global Luxury Real Estate Mastermind with Michael Valdes Podcast #176

Brett Hagler started New Story at the age of 24 after visiting Haiti in 2010 following the devastating earthquake. He saw firsthand how important housing was to economically challenged individuals. He took his entrepreneurial skills to create this charity and getting the business community involved to truly make a difference. I've known Brett for some years and always admired his focus and selfless goals of trying to help the world. He is a young man who will continue to make an impact on the globe, and it's an honor to have sat down with him for a discussion.

More About Brett Hagler : 

Brett is a cancer survivor, author, speaker, and 2016 Forbes 30 Under 30 Entrepreneur. In 2017, 2019, and 2020, New Story was named by Fast Company as one of the “Most Innovative Companies In The World.” Brett is a Y-Combinator alum and, in 2018, was named one of the Top 100 Most Intriguing Entrepreneurs by Goldman Sachs.

For more information, please visit:

https://newstorycharity.org/

182 Howard St #101, San Francisco, CA 94105

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.

Brian Culhane, “Stepping out of the cave”, Founder & CEO at Culhane Companies. First President of eXp Realty shares his story on Global Luxury Real Estate Mastermind with Michael Valdes Podcast #175

Brian Culhane, “Stepping out of the cave”, Founder & CEO at Culhane Companies. First President of eXp Realty shares his story on Global Luxury Real Estate Mastermind with Michael Valdes Podcast #175

June 8, 2021

Brian Culhane, "Stepping out of the cave"Founder & CEO at Culhane Companies. First President of eXp Realty shares his story on Global Luxury Real Estate Mastermind with Michael Valdes Podcast #175

Brian Culhane met Glenn Sanford through a Craigslist ad in 2004 when he responded to be a team leader for a team that Glenn was starting in Phoenix. That got him a front-row seat in what would eventually become eXp Realty and would forever change his life for the better. As the brand's first President, Brian helped create the culture we enjoy today and has truly taken the spirit of philanthropy so core in this company to heart by helping scores of other people.

More About Brian Culhane: 

Brian is the CEO & Owner of The Culhane Groups at eXp Realty and Former President of eXp Realty. Brian is a consummate real estate entrepreneur creating expansion teams and companies around North America. He is one of the founding members of eXp Realty. Brian is one of the most influential and consistent driving forces behind eXp's Creation, Culture and Meteoric eXpansion.

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.

Brent Gove, “Live by your calendar, not your emotions”, CEO of The Brent Gove Team at eXp Realty shares his story on Global Luxury Real Estate Mastermind with Michael Valdes Podcast #174

Brent Gove, “Live by your calendar, not your emotions”, CEO of The Brent Gove Team at eXp Realty shares his story on Global Luxury Real Estate Mastermind with Michael Valdes Podcast #174

June 1, 2021

Brent Gove, "Live by your calendar, not your emotions", CEO of The Brent Gove Team at eXp Realty shares his story on Global Luxury Real Estate Mastermind with Michael Valdes Podcast #174

Brent Gove has over 20,000 people on his team. He is one of the most successful agents at eXp and is passionate about motivating others to achieve success. He is responsible for organizing masterminds that bring industry leaders from around the globe. His next one will headline Tony Robbins where 6,000 people are expected to be in attendance.

More About Brent Gove: 

Since 1997, Brent Gove has been successfully selling real estate in the Sacramento area, following the example set by his parents, both long-time real estate agents. He and his team now sell hundreds of homes annually! Having sold over 4,000 homes in the past 23 years and the #11 World Wide Agent for his former home, Re/Max, along with running one of the largest Keller Williams franchise in the country, he is now with eXp Realty. 

A world traveler and in-demand speaker, Brent is the author of Momentum, the definitive resource on how to become a super-agent. 

Brent is passionate about both inspiring and teaching agents to not just be great ‘Sales’ agents, but actually build a lasting Real Estate Organization through eXp Realty’s platform and be an ‘owner’!!  He currently has over 11,000 agents in his organization. eXp has changed the way agents and brokers are compensated by owning a piece of the company through stock acquisition and participating in Revenue Share. Brent has been able to create a legacy that will go on for generations.

His greatest and proudest achievement is his 28 year marriage to his amazing wife, Kathy, and their 7 beautiful children.

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.

Glenn Stearns,“When times are tough, you don’t stick your head in the sand”,”Undercover Billionaire” Star & CEO at Kind Lending on Global Luxury Real Estate Mastermind with Michael Valdes Podcast #173

Glenn Stearns,“When times are tough, you don’t stick your head in the sand”,”Undercover Billionaire” Star & CEO at Kind Lending on Global Luxury Real Estate Mastermind with Michael Valdes Podcast #173

May 25, 2021

Glenn Stearns, “When times are tough, you don’t stick your head in the sand”, "Undercover Billionaire" Star, Founder and CEO at Kind Lending & Author shares his story on Global Luxury Real Estate Mastermind with Michael Valdes Podcast #173

Glenn Stearns, star of "Undercover Billionaire" and CEO of Kind Lending, sat down with me to discuss some key elements that led to his amazing success from humble beginnings. He was a father at 14 years of age, and while many would have resigned to the fact that their life was over, Glenn took it as a blessing and made it work. He went on to become the largest wholesale lender in the country and is now incredibly philanthropic.

More About Glenn Stearns:

Glenn is known for his unrivaled track record for turning his vision and passion into reality through hard work, determination and grit. As a serial entrepreneur, Glenn is going back to his roots and is the Founder and CEO of Kind Lending, a new mortgage banker in the industry. He is creating a collaborative environment where individual input matters and having fun is mandatory.

Glenn is mostly known in the mortgage industry for building Stearns Lending, LLC, a nationwide mortgage company that he established in 1989. The company became one of the largest privately held mortgage companies in the nation for many years and received many accolades including being ranked as one of the Top Workplaces in Orange County, California. The wholesale lending division became the #1 lender in America and Stearns has helped over 1,000,000 families achieve home ownership. In 2014, Blackstone purchased the majority share of Stearns Lending.

In 2019, Glenn starred in the television show, Undercover Billionaire, on the Discovery channel. The show was centered around starting over again and building a business from the ground floor. The show featured the importance of team building, accountability, and perseverance. The company he built on the show, Underdog BBQ, is currently operating today in Erie, Pennsylvania, where the show took place.

Glenn is also the founder of Anivive Life Science, TriVerify, TriMavin, United Housing Services, Carriage Escrow and Mortgage Services Providers Holdings. He is an investor in Indi.com and Lender Price and the largest shareholder of California-based, Infinity bank. Carriage Escrow and United Housing Services were recognized as the largest settlement service provider and largest auditor for HUD.

Glenn and his wife, Mindy, are very active in the community having been honored for their dedication to community service and philanthropy with Muhammad Ali’s Parkinson’s Foundation “Couple of the Year” Award, Starkey Hearing Foundation’s “American Couple of the Year,” One OC’s “Giving is Living Award” and the Orangewood Children’s Foundation’s “Golden Heart Award.”

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.

 

Ryan Serhant, “I’d rather regret the things I did than the things I never tried”, CEO at SERHANT &  Million Dollar Listing Star on Global Luxury Real Estate Mastermind with Michael Valdes Podcast #172

Ryan Serhant, “I’d rather regret the things I did than the things I never tried”, CEO at SERHANT & Million Dollar Listing Star on Global Luxury Real Estate Mastermind with Michael Valdes Podcast #172

May 18, 2021

Ryan Serhant, "I'd rather regret the things I did than the things I never tried", Founder & CEO at SERHANT, Million Dollar Listing New York Star & Author, shares his incredible story on Global Luxury Real Estate Mastermind with Michael Valdes Podcast #172

Ryan Serhant, start of "Million Dollar Listing New York" has literally become a global brand in just over a decade. Last year, he launched his own real estate brokerage firm, Serhant in the middle of the pandemic but has already become a standout brand in the industry. A great leader, father and husband, Ryan was a pleasure to speak to.

More About Ryan Serhant: 

Ryan Serhant is one of the most successful and well-known real estate brokers in the world. After spending a decade leading one of New York City’s top-ranked real estate teams, he founded SERHANT., a brokerage firm that drives success through innovative content and amplification.   

The Serhant Team consisted of more than 60 experienced agents and marketing support staff. Ranked the #1 Sales Team in New York by the WSJ for three straight years and among the top teams in the nation for the better part of a decade, The Serhant Team closed over $4B in sales across New York, Los Angeles, and Miami. The team was coined "The Closers" by many in the industry, as they were able to sell the "unsellable" and achieve price-per-square-foot records across the city.   

In 2020, Ryan founded SERHANT., the first real estate company launched and designed for the marketplace of tomorrow. With in-house film production and branding capabilities, combined with a tech-powered innovation platform, SERHANT. has revolutionized the traditional brokerage model.   

In addition to his work in real estate, Ryan is an entrepreneur, producer, public speaker, bestselling author, and star of multiple BRAVO TV shows. He is a frequent guest on the real estate segments of CNBC, CNN, 20/20, The Today Show, The Insider, Bloomberg TV, and is often quoted in The New York Times, and Wall Street Journal. He is also an official contributor to Forbes, regularly writing columns on real estate, sales, and branding.   

Ryan was born in Houston, Texas, grew up outside Boston, and graduated from Hamilton College in 2006. He currently lives in SoHo, New York with his wife, Emilia, and their daughter, Zena.   

Ryan is an active supporter of nonprofit organizations including DKMS, Operation Smile, Save the Children, Make-A-Wish, The Human Rights Campaign, Ronald McDonald House, Habitat for Humanity, Pink Agenda and UNICEF, among others.

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.

Elizabeth Riley, “Your Vibe Attracts Your Tribe”, CEO of the Luxe Property Group powered by eXp Realty shares her story on Global Luxury Real Estate Mastermind with Michael Valdes Podcast #171

Elizabeth Riley, “Your Vibe Attracts Your Tribe”, CEO of the Luxe Property Group powered by eXp Realty shares her story on Global Luxury Real Estate Mastermind with Michael Valdes Podcast #171

May 11, 2021

Elizabeth Riley, "Your Vibe Attracts Your Tribe", CEO of the Luxe Property Group powered by eXp Realty shares her story on Global Luxury Real Estate Mastermind with Michael Valdes Podcast #171

Elizabeth Riley, CEO of the Luxe Group powered by eXp is one of the top realtors in the state of Texas. She has built a spectacular business at eXp and says about the company, "from the outside looking in, you can't understand it. From the inside looking out, you can't explain it."

She is the first person to help anyone in the organization, and I am a testament to that as I had a friend who was new to the business that lived in Austin, and Elizabeth has brought him under her wing. That is simply who she is.

Elizabeth warns that "comparison kills joy" and one must always focus on themselves and have the only competition be "you".

More About Elizabeth Riley: 

After graduating with a marketing degree from Texas A&M, Elizabeth began her career at Dell Computer Corporation in finance and recruiting. After 5 years at Dell, she joined CollegeHire.com as a tech recruiter for top employers on the west coast. She made the move to real estate so that she could utilize her marketing savvy while serving her community at the same time. Her 15 years as a realtor have not just been focused on buying and selling. Elizabeth is an active investor in the Austin real estate market and she spends a great deal of time educating fellow eXp agents on topics that span the entire real estate industry. Elizabeth has been recognized both locally and nationally as a leader both in production and community commitment. She bases her work ethic and motivation around service to her clients, to her community and to her team.Elizabeth lives in the Cat Mountain neighborhood in Central Austin with her husband, Wes and four kids. When she is not negotiating a deal or teaching in front of hundreds of agents, she loves to escape to the Matagorda coast for fishing and family time whenever possible. 

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.

James Brune, “Honest without Fear” Founder and CEO of BoardPackager tells his story on Global Luxury Real Estate Mastermind with Michael Valdes Podcast #170

James Brune, “Honest without Fear” Founder and CEO of BoardPackager tells his story on Global Luxury Real Estate Mastermind with Michael Valdes Podcast #170

May 4, 2021

James Brune, "Honest without Fear" Founder and CEO of BoardPackager tells his story on Global Luxury Real Estate Mastermind with Michael Valdes Podcast #170

James Brune, CEO of Board Packager had a great love of real estate from an early age when he would visit the rental properties his parents owned on weekends to fix odd things in their investments. He purchased his first home at the age of 21, but he had a successful career in oil & gas before he decided to make real estate his passion. He was a successful real estate agent in the highly competitive market of New York City and found a great business opportunity with the tedious work involved with creating a board package for co-ops and condos in New York City which was mostly a manual, laborious task where each package was several hundred pages and multiple copies were necessary. This archaic method had not been challenged in years, and the automated process with Board Packager was born. Jim is a brilliant entrepreneur, and it was a privilege to speak with him. 

More About James Brune: 

James Brune combines a strong analytical business background with practical reasoning to understand and navigate the critical elements of any transaction. His passion for real estate dates back to the days when he would spend time with his parents on their weekend projects refurbishing single-family rental houses. He bought his first house when he was in his early 20s and in 2012 turned his passion into a rewarding career; with nearly $13 million of transactions completed in 2012 alone, he was named Douglas Elliman’s ‘Rookie of the Year’. He is also the founder of BoardPackager, a new secure online platform for residential real estate transactions that is transforming an inherently nuanced and inefficient process into a easy, fluid way for brokers, applicants, property management and boards of buildings to process property transfers.

Prior to that, James held positions in natural gas trading and weather risk management for a combined 13 years; most recently as interim CEO/Executive Vice President/Director of the U.S. subsidiary of Tokyo-based Weathernews, Inc. - a weather risk management consultancy. He started the company’s New York office, and eventually was responsible for the entire North American subsidiary (accepting buyout when permanent relocation was required).

James has lived in New York City for 15 years in several different neighborhoods; Midtown-East Manhattan, DUMBO and now Clinton Hill. He is an undergraduate of Southern Methodist University plus holds an MBA from the Mays Business School at Texas A&M University with additional coursework completed at Copenhagen Business School.

James is involved in a number of social and civic organizations in New York City and in New Orleans, LA where he also has a home. He is active in children’s causes, and is a Trustee of the New York Foundling. James additionally enjoys running, bicycling, skiing, traveling, photography, fantasy football and classic cars.

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.

 

Peter C. Goldmark, Jr., “Life Is a Trip Around the Bases” Independent Climate and Social Change Advisor shares his story on Global Luxury Real Estate Mastermind with Michael Valdes Podcast #169

Peter C. Goldmark, Jr., “Life Is a Trip Around the Bases” Independent Climate and Social Change Advisor shares his story on Global Luxury Real Estate Mastermind with Michael Valdes Podcast #169

April 27, 2021

Peter C. Goldmark, Jr., "Life Is a Trip Around the Bases" Independent Climate and Social Change Advisor shares his story on Global Luxury Real Estate Mastermind with Michael Valdes Podcast #169

One would think Peter Goldmark has lived many lives when reviewing his resume, and in many ways he has. At 80 years young, his wisdom and perspective are unique and global. His career trajectory took him from being Secretary of Human Services for the State of Massachusetts at the age of 30; then CEO of the Port Authority of New York & New Jersey at 36. He later became President of the Rockefeller Foundation and was Chairman and CEO of the International Herald Tribune. Peter's focus now is on consulting with large companies on climate change and leaving the planet a better place than how he found it.
An incredibly impressive man, it was a true honor to sit down with him.

More About Peter Goldmark: 

Peter C. Goldmark, Jr. is a retired publisher and journalist who highlighted environmental and social issues. Goldmark retired in 2010 as director of the Environmental Defense Fund's climate and air program. He was previously the chairman and CEO of the International Herald Tribune, the president of the Rockefeller Foundation, the executive director of the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey, and the budget director for the State of New York. He is noted for being an advocate for social causes and environmental issues in many of his assignments. He was responsible for management of multi-billion-dollar budgets in some of his posts.

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.

Elena Cardone, “Discipline is not Motivation”,Keynote Speaker at the 10X Growth Conference, Bestselling author shares her story on Global Luxury Real Estate Mastermind with Michael Valdes Podcast #168

Elena Cardone, “Discipline is not Motivation”,Keynote Speaker at the 10X Growth Conference, Bestselling author shares her story on Global Luxury Real Estate Mastermind with Michael Valdes Podcast #168

April 20, 2021

Elena Cardone, "Discipline is not Motivation", Keynote Speaker at the 10X Growth Conference, Bestselling author shares her story on Global Luxury Real Estate Mastermind with Michael Valdes Podcast #168

Best selling author, businesswoman and entrepreneur, Elena Cardone joins me to discuss the empire she has built with her husband, Grant Cardone and how everyone can focus on their goals to achieve a greater future.

More About Elena Cardone:

Elena Cardone started her career in Hollywood and soon became a successful actress and model of TV and film fame. A lifelong competitive sport shooter, and now author, businesswoman, empire builder, event producer, mentor, public speaker, trainer, and visionary. She is the author of the best-selling book “Build an Empire: How to Have it All” as well as the executive producer of the annual 10X Ladies Event and Build an Empire Mastermind events. Drawing upon her vast experience, Elena has developed her own curriculum to assist aspiring empire builders. In her Build An Empire and Kingmaker courses, she lays the groundwork for both men and women as she trains them how to create and maintain both an extraordinary career and marriage. Additionally, she mentors hundreds of women with personal, one-on-one coaching sessions.

Elena currently hosts her own show, “Women in Power and The 10X Ladies Network, along with co-hosting “The G&E Show” with her husband, Grant Cardone, bestselling author, entrepreneur and real estate investor. Together they have created a real estate portfolio of $1.9 Billion. Elena has been happily married to Grant since 2004 (July 4th to be exact – and the fireworks have never stopped) and lives with her husband Grant, their two daughters, Sabrina and Scarlett, along with their two cats, Cash and Flow in Miami Beach.

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.

Sharon Lechter, ”Stand In Your Power”, Keynote Speaker, Bestselling Author, Business Strategist & Mentor shares her story on Global Luxury Real Estate Mastermind with Michael Valdes Podcast #167

Sharon Lechter, ”Stand In Your Power”, Keynote Speaker, Bestselling Author, Business Strategist & Mentor shares her story on Global Luxury Real Estate Mastermind with Michael Valdes Podcast #167

April 13, 2021

Sharon Lechter, "Stand In Your Power", Keynote Speaker, Bestselling Author, Business Strategist & Mentor shares her story on Global Luxury Real Estate Mastermind with Michael Valdes Podcast #167

Sharon Lechter is the co-author of the "Rich Dad, Poor Dad" series of books that have sold over 30 million copies worldwide. She is also the CEO of the "Play Big Movement" which she started after the death of her son, William Eric to celebrate his life. It was an immense honor to have her on the show.

More About Sharon Lechter: 

Sharon Lechter is a keynote speaker and as a business strategist and mentor, is an elite entrepreneur. She is a bestselling author, philanthropist, business strategist mentor, licensed CPA for 35 years, and a mother and grandmother. A life-long education advocate, she is the founder and CEO of Pay Your Family First, a financial education organization.

In 1997 Sharon co-authored the international bestseller Rich Dad Poor Dad, along with 14 other books in the Rich Dad series. Over 10 years as CEO she led the Rich Dad Company and brand into an international powerhouse. In 2008 she was asked by the Napoleon Hill Foundation to help re-energize the powerful teachings of Napoleon Hill just as the international economy was faltering. She has released three bestselling books in cooperation with the Foundation, including Think and Grow Rich-Three Feet from Gold, Outwitting the Devil, Think and Grow Rich for Women and Success and Something Greater.

In 2008 Sharon was appointed to the first President of the United States Advisory Council on Financial Literacy. The Council served both President Bush and President Obama advising them on the need for financial literacy education.

In 2002, Childhelp honored Sharon and her husband, Michael, as recipients of the Spirit of the Children Award. In 2004, Sharon and Michael were recognized as an Arizona “Power Couple,” and Sharon was also named as a 2005 Woman of Distinction by the Crohn’s & Colitis Foundation of America. She was honored with a 2012 Positively Powerful Women award for Philanthropic Leadership, by the Phoenix Business Journal as one of 2013’s 25 Dynamic Women in Business, and most recently honored by National Bank of Arizona with the 2013 Woman of the Year award and Arizona Business Magazine as one of the 50 most Influential Women in Arizona Business.

For more information, please visit www.sharonlechter.com

www.childhelp.org ; www.personalsuccessequation.com 

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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