Luxury Real Estate Chairman/Publisher, John Brian Losh, and John Klemish,
Adviser to the Chairman and Broker-in-Charge at The Greenbrier Sporting Club.
(Photo Courtesy of Who's Who in Luxury Real Estate)

White Sulphur Springs, WV - October 23, 2014: Who's Who in Luxury Real Estate's annual fall conference took place from October 5-8, 2014 in Boston at The Fairmont Copley Plaza. The Greenbrier Sporting Club was honored with two prestigious awards including the Outstanding Development award, which is given to the Luxury Real Estate member representing an exceptional development, and John Klemish, Adviser to the Chairman and Broker-in-Charge at The Greenbrier Sporting Club, was presented with the Billionaires Club award, which is given to those individuals who have sold at least $1 billion in real estate throughout their successful career.

The conference was hosted by Luxury Real Estate Chairman/Publisher John Brian Losh, and is one of four annual invitation-only events that bring together the most prominent luxury brokers from across the globe to discuss current real estate trends. Keynote speakers included Kipp Bodnar of HubSpot, who discussed inbound marketing principles and tactics, and Kermit Baker from the Joint Center for Housing Studies at Harvard University, who shared insight on current housing trends.

Members of the Who's Who in Luxury Real Estate network participated in expert panel discussions on a diverse range of topics including working with international buyers, the latest technologies to win and market a listing and cultivating your network. More targeted discussions were led by Luxury Real Estate members and partners, including John Klemish of The Greenbrier Sporting Club who shared insight on marketing a lifestyle for resort destinations. Other presentations included negotiating from a number of different perspectives, technology tips to sell more real estate, current findings on Chinese real estate investment, how to find and activate the top "1%-ers" and tips on growing your business to the next level while keeping a healthy work/life balance.

"The Luxury Real Estate Conference, considered by most in the real estate community as the top gathering of real estate professionals in the world, is an amazing opportunity to share best practices, learn about new marketing strategies and network with one's peers," said Klemish. "To be honored by this group is flattering and a testament to all of the hard work our team at The Greenbrier Sporting Club accomplishes on a day-to-day basis."

In addition to John Klemish and The Greenbrier Sporting Club, recipients of the Luxury Real Estate Awards include: Lifetime Achievement Award: Saul Cohen; Best App: Harry Norman, Realtors; Best Brand Integration: Towne Realty Group; Best Digital Marketing: The Invidiata Team; Best Industry Networking: Tim Savage; Best Overall Marketing Package: Concierge Auctions; Best Print Marketing: Carmel Realty Company; Best Video: Jon Wade; Best Website: Handsome Properties; Billionaires Club: Joe Babajian, Mauricio Umansky, Creig Northrop, John Klemish, Elizabeth Stribling, George Damianos and Malcolm Dingle; Extraordinary Philanthropist: Jim Walberg; Highest Average Sales Price: Stribling & Associates; Master Networker: Colleen Olson, Julia Hoagland, Lisa James Otto, Paul Benson, Denise Pruitt, Kirsten Johnson,Joseph Himali, John Stough, Scott Maizlish and Edgar Van Schaik; Most Innovative Marketing Technique: Resources Real Estate; Most Outbound Referrals: Waterfront Properties and Club Communities; Outstanding Rookie: Farrah Aldjufrie; Outstanding Social Media Savvy: Lila Delman Real Estate; Significant Sales: Eleanor Farnsworth, Mauricio Umansky, Nancy Pandolfi, Concierge Auctions, Faith Wilson, Stephanie Mallios and Brian Hazen.

The Greenbrier Sporting Club is the private, member-owned, equity club organized for the purpose of offering memberships to those that purchase West Virginia real estate at The Greenbrier. The Greenbrier Sporting Club (aka, The Sporting Club) enjoys private amenities unavailable to hotel guests, such as two distinct lodges and pools, a member-only golf course, The Snead, two restaurants, a fitness center, an equestrian center and much more.
Located in White Sulphur Springs in the Allegheny Mountains of West Virginia, The Greenbrier has been welcoming guests since 1778. Known as "America's Resort," it encompasses more than 10,000 acres of undulating landscape that includes: five golf courses (including the exclusive Greenbrier Sporting Club's private course); a championship indoor and outdoor tennis facility (including five outdoor clay courts and five indoor courts); a mélange of sporting activities; shops; private homes at The Greenbrier Sporting Club; and, at its heart, a vast and imposing grand hotel. Purchased in 2009 by West Virginia entrepreneur James C. Justice II, The Greenbrier has undergone a $250+ million restoration and is now home to The Greenbrier Classic, a PGA TOUR, FedExCup event, and will soon launch The Greenbrier Medical Institute, a state-of-the-art medical complex on the resort's grounds.

Mark Liebermann at WEILL
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