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Beyond Boundaries and Borders: Unveiling the Future of Global Real Estate

In times of uncertainty, we understand the importance of helping you navigate the challenges of today and prepare for the opportunities of tomorrow. Join us September 24-26 for the 2024 Global Symposium to explore the trends, technologies, and transformations taking place worldwide and develop strategies to adapt and succeed. Connect with other real estate leaders from diverse markets in an environment designed for relationship building and idea sharing.

It’s the ultimate opportunity to experience the power of your global community in a captivating destination—Budapest, Hungary—named by Condé Nast Traveler as one of "The 24 Best Places to Go in 2024" and a "Best Place to Go in Europe!" Watch this video to preview scenes from Budapest.


Budapest beckons with a blend of history, art, lively streets, and vibrant energy. The city straddles the Danube, showcasing architectural marvels like Buda Castle and the stunning Parliament. Its thermal baths offer relaxation amid opulent surroundings. Budapest's cultural scene captivates with its diversity, from classical concerts to ruin pubs. Authentic Hungarian cuisine is offered at bustling markets and elegant restaurants. With its charm, rich heritage, and a mix of old-world allure and modern flair, Budapest is an irresistible destination.

Watch the video to the right for highlights from the 2023 Global Symposium.


Details coming soon. Agenda subject to change.

Tuesday, September 24
8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
9:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.
Commercial Real Estate Workshop

*By invitation only
12:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Luxury Portfolio Luncheon and Workshop

*By invitation only
3:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Pre-meeting Refreshments
4:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Opening Session
6:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.
Welcome Reception
Wednesday, September 25
9:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
General Session
12:45 p.m. – 1:45 p.m.
Networking Luncheon
2:00 p.m. – 5:30 p.m.
Afternoon Excursion

Budapest’s bounty of architecture creates an intriguing city with elements of past and present. We have arranged excursions for Wednesday afternoon so you may experience guided tours with your peers. Group transportation will be provided for each excursion. Please select your preferred option when registering, based on current availability.

Private River Cruise
Experience the enchanting beauty of Budapest as you embark on a private 2-hour cruise on the magnificent Danube River. Onboard, you can marvel at the capital’s beauty, viewing its most spectacular buildings and many bridges of the Danube from a unique perspective. As you ride past famous sights, you can toast your trip with drinks.

Záborszky Kúria Tour and Wine Tasting
Enjoy a sommelier-guided tour of the famous wine cellars of Budafok, the southern Buda district of Budapest, where can taste typical wines from all Hungarian wine regions. One-third of all wine produced in the country is produced and stored here. After the tour, enjoy a tasting of five types of wine.

Fisherman's Bastion
City Tour
Spend the afternoon wandering the romantic streets of the historical district of Buda Castle with a guided tour. See the Fishermen's Bastion, the Royal Palace, 19th century Funicular, and more – including entrance to the 13th century Matthias Church.

Hungarian State Opera House Tour
Hungarian State Opera House Tour
See the amazing architecture of the historic opera house in central Budapest on a guided tour that will include a short concert and conclude with a champagne toast.

7:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
Gala Reception
8:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.
Gala Dinner and Awards Presentation
Thursday, September 26
9:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
General Session
12:45 p.m. – 1:45 p.m.
Networking Luncheon
2:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Afternoon at Your Leisure

Choose how you want to spend the afternoon enjoying Budapest, connecting with fellow attendees to enjoy a memorable, self-guided experience. Some suggested activities:

  • - Explore the architectural gems and breathtaking views on Buda Castle Hill
  • - Cruise the Danube for a different perspective of the city's landmarks
  • - Visit Buda Castle, a historical palace complex with access to museums, including the Hungarian National Gallery
  • - Relax in Thermal Baths to experience healing waters for relaxation and rejuvenation
  • - View the grandeur of the Hungarian Parliament Building
  • - Stroll along the Danube Promenade for an up-close look at city landmarks
  • - Discover the historic Heroes' Square, reflecting Hungary's history and culture
  • - Imbibe at unique ruin pubs, housed in buildings with eclectic decor and vibrant atmospheres
  • - Indulge in Hungarian Cuisine at local eateries or bustling markets

6:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.
Closing Event
Halászbástya Restaurant
Join us at the iconic Halászbástya Restaurant at Fisherman's Bastion for a spectacular Closing Event! Located in the Buda Castle, the restaurant is one of Budapest's most elegant venues, offering stunning views of the city and indulgent local cuisine. It’s the ideal stage to conclude the Symposium and immerse in the charm of our host city. Roundtrip transportation will be provided from the hotel.


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Whitney Finn-LaCosta

CEO and Broker of Record
Howard Hanna | Coach Realtors
LeadingRE Board Chairman

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Berry Everitt

Group CEO
Chas Everitt International Property Group
LeadingRE Global Advisory Board Chairman
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Marci Rossell

Chief Economist

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Mike Staver

Chief Learning Officer
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Chris Dietz

President, Global Operations
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Paul Boomsma

President & CEO
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Kate Reisinger

Chief Operating Officer

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Jessica Edgerton

Chief Legal Officer/Executive Vice President, Industry and Learning LeadingRE
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Robin LaSure

Vice President, Global Communications

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Tasos Stavrou

Vice President, Global Business Development

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Jenny Doolan

Director, Global Business Development

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Elizabeth Kinsella

Senior Manager, Global Member Services



    • $1,229 USD

    • Member*

      • Includes:
      • Educational Sessions
      • Welcome Reception Tuesday Evening
      • Networking Luncheon Wednesday and Thursday
      • Afternoon Excursion Wednesday - Select from one of four exciting options when you register; choices available first-come, first-served.
      • Gala Reception and Dinner Wednesday
      • Closing Event Thursday
      • *Rate increases to $1,329 USD
        beginning Friday, July 12.

    • $579 USD

    • Guest**

      • Includes:
      • Welcome Reception Tuesday Evening
      • Afternoon Excursion Wednesday - Select from one of four exciting options when you register; choices available first-come, first-served.
      • Gala Reception and Dinner Wednesday
      • Closing Event Thursday
      • **For guests of registered attendees; staff and agents of member companies are not eligible for guest registration.


Cancellation Policy

A full refund is available for cancellations received in writing to by 11:59 p.m. PST July 14, 2024.

Cancellations received in writing from July 15, 2024 through August 23, 2024 at 11:59 p.m. PST will incur a $250 cancellation fee.

No refunds beginning August 24.

Payment Options

Payment for the 2024 Global Symposium should be made by credit card online or via wire transfer. Please contact to receive complete wire transfer information.

Please note that cost of meals for this event is estimated to be $600.00 USD; consult your tax advisor.

Confirmation of Registration

Confirmations will be emailed once your registration is processed and payment is received; please save a copy for your records.

If you do not receive an email confirmation within 48 hours of registration, contact LeadingRE Events at +1 312-424-0400 or

Hotel and Travel

Anantara New York Palace

Our base for the 2024 Global Symposium is the stunning Anantara New York Palace, located on the Pest side of the Danube, on one of the city’s most important boulevards — perfect for taking in the city’s most fascinating sights and cultural attractions.

Located in the historical downtown of Budapest, Anantara New York Palace is an architectural ode to Europe’s Belle Époque. The building was opened in 1894 as the opulent European headquarters for the New York Life Insurance Company. The eclectic Belle Époque palace was designed by Alajos Hauszmann, a famous AustroHungarian architect, who drew on Italian Renaissance, Baroque, Gothic and Art Nouveau influences.

Wander the nearby Danube, then return to unwind in Old World glamour mixed with contemporary luxury. Mingle at New York Café, host to the city’s poets and artists for over a century, and enjoy 24-carat-gold coffee and cakes.




Deluxe Room

Guest rooms are cozy and bathed in warm, natural light. Spend the day sightseeing, then sink into a fluffy bed, regal armchair, or indulgent bath. The latest technology and a sleek desk ensure you can keep up with work and entertainment, perked up by fresh Nespresso coffee.

Rooms include complimentary high-speed WiFi, marble bathroom with bathtub, LED TV with international channels, individually controlled air conditioning, sustainable amenities, and more.

Room Rates & Reservations

€289 single / €309 double, per night

Rate is inclusive of full breakfast, VAT, WiFi, and applicable taxes.

Hotel reservation deadline: August 22, based on availability.

Note: You will receive a hotel reservation link in your event registration confirmation.

Hotel Address and Phone

Erzsébet krt. 9 1073 Budapest

+36 1 886 6111


Anantara New York Palace Budapest Hotel is a 20-minute drive from the Budapest Ferenc Liszt International Airport.

Bolt is the preferred transportation option in Budapest, as Uber does operate there and private taxis are not preferred. Download the app in advance here:

Budapest’s three railway stations–Keleti, Nyugati and Deli–are only a few stops by metro or tram.

Blaha Lujza Station, just around the corner from the hotel, is on the red metro line which travels east-west across the Danube. The station also serves as a hub for tram and bus lines.





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Please contact us if you have any questions about the LeadingRE Global Symposium:

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