Luxury Portfolio Affluence Forum Provides Insight

Luxury Forum Provides Insight



Several key members of the Ebby Halliday Realtors Marketing Department recently attended the 2017 Affluence Forum at The Merchandise Mart in Chicago. The two-day invitation-only event, hosted by Luxury Portfolio International, the luxury marketing arm of Leading Real Estate Companies of the World, gathered leaders in home, design and luxury real estate to network, share ideas and gather valuable information from industry experts on current and upcoming trends.


“At Ebby Halliday Realtors, we are proud to be a founding member of the Leading Real Estate Companies of the World network and an advisory board member of Luxury Portfolio International,” said Randall Graham, vice president and director of marketing for the Ebby Halliday Companies. “Gatherings such as the Affluence Forum provide the opportunity to learn about the latest trends in the luxury segment and, as a result, better serve our luxury clientele.”


Luxury Forum Provides Insight


The Affluence Forum agenda included insights on the global luxury real estate market, a review of industry innovations and networking opportunities for attendees from such markets as Chicago, San Francisco, New York City and Vail. Speakers included Leading Real Estate Companies of the World Chief Economist Marci Rossell, who spoke about the economic factors influencing affluent consumers and former DWELL Media CEO Michela O’Conner Abrams, who provided insight on the power of good design in business. The forum also featured representatives from the home, design and real estate industries to speak about the latest trends in home technology, customization, restoration and wealth management.


Forum attendees also enjoyed enrichment opportunities, including visits to the Monogram and Waterworks showrooms in Chicago’s famed Merchandise Mart.


Luxury Forum Provides Insight


Luxury Portfolio International is the largest global network of premier residential real estate companies, including many of the world’s most powerful independent luxury brokerages. Luxury Portfolio is truly luxury, with more properties priced at $1 million and above than any of its competitors.


Luxury Portfolio International, and its website,, attract a global audience of visitors from over 200 countries/territories every month and marketed over 50,000 luxury homes to over 3 million high-net-worth visitors last year. To learn more and to discover many of the world’s most-remarkable properties currently for sale, visit