REALTORS® delegation marketing state at largest real estate conference

Illinois REALTORS® Treasurer Dan Wagner interviews Jim Schultz, CEO of Intersect Illinois which helps market the state to foreign investors. Video produced by Matt Difanis, Illinois REALTORS´® president-elect. 

Illinois REALTORS® have spent two full days meeting real estate investors from throughout the world at the annual MIPIM Conference in Cannes, France.

Association President said the Illinois delegation attended a panel discussion on Tuesday featuring National Association of REALTORS® Chief Economist Lawrence Yun, and the booth has seen a steady stream of visitors.

“The setup is fabulous this year,” Carpenter said via telephone from Cannes. “NAR did a nice job of putting this together, and the pace of traffic has been very workable.”

This is the third year Illinois REALTORS® has taken part in MIPIM. Joining the state delegation this year is Jim Schultz, Chairman and CEO of Intersect Illinois, a public-private which markets Illinois as a place to do business.

Illinois REALTORS® is located in the NAR Pavilion, which houses a number of other REALTOR® associations seeking to provide information to prospective investors.

MIPIM is touted as the largest real estate conference in the world. The event is hosted at the Palais Des Festivales which hosts the Cannes Film Festival. The multi-level facility is chock full of real estate firms, investment groups and localities seeking business.

The event continues through Friday.

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About Jon Broadbooks

Jon Broadbooks is Vice President/Communications for Illinois REALTORS®. He serves as editor of online and print content for the association’s communications including the Illinois REALTOR® magazine and e-newsletters. He conducts spokesperson training seminars and oversees website development for the Association.

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