Chris Richardson, President of Richardson Properties was a speaker at the Leading Real Estate Companies of the World® Global Symposium, which took place September 17-19 at the Hotel Grande Bretagne in Athens, Greece.

The conference offered top-tier industry professionals affiliated with Leading Real Estate Companies of the World® (LeadingRE) the opportunity to discuss key trends in the international real estate market, such as technology, marketing, big data, consumer engagement, and the health of the luxury market.

Richardson presented information on leadership style, sharing insights on how to create a culture where team members feel safe and supported, to counter the turbulence and disruption that’s becoming prevalent in the industry. 

Richardson joined an accomplished line-up of presenters, including keynote speaker Hamish Taylor, a seasoned business executive and founder of the Skills Exchange Network, who addressed the importance of innovation and creating targeted change, while keeping the customer at the heart of the real estate transaction.

Other featured speakers included Matthew Ferrara, dean of innovation for LeadingRE Institute, who led discussions on the latest in PropTech. LeadingRE Chief Economist Marci Rossell provided an update on the global economy, and members from key markets covered their local real estate practices. LeadingRE President/CEO Paul Boomsma addressed the evolving industry landscape.

“Our program explored many of the factors driving real estate markets worldwide, giving our members time to share strategies and insights on meeting the needs of today’s home buyers and sellers,” Boomsma said. “Just as important, the Global Symposium allowed these leaders to collaborate on shared opportunities and strengthen their relationships with one another, which is one of the most valuable benefits of our global community.”

Chris Richardson, President of Richardson Properties said:  “We walked away with so many new insights and connections from the Symposium. Getting the chance to build relationships with thought leaders from around the world was invaluable and gives us a big competitive advantage – for our company and our clients.”  

Richardson Properties is the San Luis Obispo representative of LeadingRE ( With a global membership that spans 70+ countries, LeadingRE connects more than 565 firms and 130,000 sales associates who produce over 1.1 million real estate transactions each year. As a member of LeadingRE, Richardson Properties provides a quality real estate experience, global marketing reach and access to top real estate professionals in virtually any market worldwide.

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About Richardson Properties 

As San Luis Obispo County’s leading independent real estate brokerage, Richardson Properties | Christie’s International Real Estate, provides innovative solutions and superior customer service through a team of dedicated professionals. The team strives to exceed client expectations while positively shaping its local communities. 

As an exclusive Luxury Portfolio International® brokerage and member of Leading Companies of the World®; Richardson Properties offers an incomparable level of service and global visibility under brands that stand for trust, discretion, and excellence.

About Luxury Portfolio International®

Luxury Portfolio International® is the luxury face of Leading Real Estate Companies of the World® the most extensive global network of premier locally branded companies dominated by many of the world’s most powerful independent luxury brokerages.

Luxury Portfolio International® is a by-invitation-only network representing 200-plus selected luxury affiliates known for outstanding reputation and performance excellence. Richardson Properties was chosen to join this prestigious network due to extensive knowledge of the San Luis Obispo luxury real estate market, breakthrough marketing strategies and value-driven approach.