Telluride Properties Attends Luxury Real Estate Symposium in Milan

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Telluride Properties brokers, Asa Van Gelder and Marty Stetina, recently visited Milan to attend the 13th Annual Luxury Real Estate International Symposium, Wednesday, January 16th through the 18th, hosted by Who’s Who in Luxury Real Estate. The event attracted top luxury real estate professionals, brokers and management from 13 different countries to exchange ideas, explore future business opportunities and generate global partnerships.

Asa Van Gelder pictured alongside other luxury brokers at the LRE International Symposium in Milan, Italy.

The International Symposium was a dynamic three-day event featuring several informative panels and lively discussions covering various topics pertinent to selling and marketing luxury homes around the world. Keynote speaker Giuseppe Tomasetti, a former international business lawyer and the founder of Tomasetti Family Winery, addressed the present state of the luxury real estate market through a range of perspectives and examined a variety of external influences that play a role. Further topics discussed included ‘Successes, Difficulties and Challenges of the European Markets,’ ‘How September 11, 2001 Had an Increasing Effect on Real Estate Transactions Around the World’ and ‘Blockchain: Beyond Bitcoin.’

International luxury brokers discuss the successes and challenges of the European Markets.


Key luxury brokers from around the world discuss the future of the real estate industry.

“A common refrain from the experts throughout a wide band of luxury markets was the motivation of buyers seeking a lifestyle. This desire of the wealthiest people to seek out properties and places that provide a quality of life and a place to gather the family for a respite from the hustle and bustle of everyday life bodes well for the continued health of the Telluride market.” said Van Gelder.

The event allowed attendees’ the opportunity to connect with other luxury real estate professionals, discuss the latest trends in the industry and develop long-lasting business relationships to expand their global referral network.

Telluride Properties brokers, Asa Van Gelder & Marty Stetina.

Following the symposium, Asa & Marty joined other LRE members in the stunning ski hamlet of Corvara, Italy set against the dramatic backdrop of the Dolomites. The pair, along with Marty’s lovely wife Tara, thoroughly immersed themselves in the local cuisine and thrills of European skiing.

Asa Van Gelder skiing in Corvara, Italy.


Marty & Tara Stetina against the Dolomite backdrop of Corvara, Italy.


Enjoying the local Italian Cuisine – YUM!


A worldwide collection of top brokers representing the finest luxury properties across the globe, Who’s Who in Luxury Real Estate has been leading the real estate industry since 1986. This hand-selected group of more than 130,000 professionals with properties in more than 70 countries collectively sells over $300 billion of real estate annually, making it the most elite and comprehensive luxury real estate network in the world. Who’s Who in Luxury Real Estate’s global network is showcased on, the No.1 portal for luxury properties online, presenting more multi-million-dollar estates than any near-peer. Frequently distinguished as a leader in the industry, the company has been recognized by Forbes, the Inc. 5000 List and The Wall Street Journal. In addition, they have been honored by The Webby Awards, ADDY Awards and most recently named ‘Best Real Estate Website’ in the 2018 Internet Advertising Competition Awards and ‘Outstanding Website’ in the 2018 WebAwards by the Web Marketing Association.

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