CESAR HERRERA of PROVALTUR INTERNATIONAL INC. designated a Luxury Specialist by Christie’s International Real Estate

At this two-day educational symposium, industry leaders shared ideas and best practices with agents looking to further excel in the luxury real estate sector


Washington, D.C. (September 23, 2016) – Leading residential real estate associates from the world’s top luxury network gathered in Washington, D.C., this week for Christie’s International Real Estate’s 2016 Luxury Specialist Conference.

The two-day event, held September 22-23, gave select agents from the Christie’s International Real Estate network an opportunity to explore best practices and strategies, as well as gain competitive insights on ways to successfully maneuver in today’s ever-changing, high-end global property market. Upon completion, attendees received the designation of “Christie’s International Real Estate Luxury Specialist” from Christie’s Education. Cesar Herrera, CEO of Provaltur International, exclusive affiliate of Christie’s for the Dominican Republic was in attendance and was awarded this prestigious honor.

Christie’s International Real Estate is the real estate arm of Christie’s, the world’s leading art business and the arbiter of luxury for 250 years. The invitation-only real estate network is composed of top brokerages from around the world, with more than US$118 billion in real estate transactions in 2015.

Washington, D.C., was the ideal location for this event given its dynamic international flair and the strong presence of host city Affiliate, Long & Foster Real Estate, the largest firm in the Christie’s International Real Estate network and the nation’s largest privately owned brokerage.

“Our unique symposium offered a concentrated focus on techniques and tactics for marketing to buyers and sellers at the ultra-high-end, all while allowing attendees to explore new ways to increase their level of service to clients through their exclusive connection to Christie’s International Real Estate and Christie’s,” said Dan Conn, CEO, Christie’s International Real Estate.

“We were proud to be working in tandem with Christie’s International Real Estate to ensure the success of this important international gathering,” said Jeff Detwiler, President and COO of The Long & Foster Companies, parent company of Long & Foster Real Estate. “Bringing together our fellow top brokers from our elite network not only benefitted the relationships formed from one associate to the next, but also put a spotlight on the Washington, D.C., community and its flourishing high-end market, where Long & Foster is the dominant player in luxury real estate.”

The conference included a myriad of panels, seminars, and presentations by luxury experts, including Christie’s specialists, focused on a range of topics — from selling strategies and marketing techniques to current trends in luxury goods and design. Approximately 200 professionals throughout the world took part in the conference.


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About Christie’s International Real Estate

Christie’s International Real Estate is an invitation-only affiliate network composed of the world’s most proven and qualified real estate specialists in the luxury residential sector. The company has offices in London, New York, Hong Kong, Moscow, Los Angeles, and Palm Beach, and approximately 135 global Affiliates with 32,000 real estate professionals in 45 countries. For additional information, please visit