How can real estate better prepare for natural disasters?

Real estate industry leaders consider how more organized recovery and rebuilding efforts, sustainable housing and insurance resources could come into play …

Picking up the pieces: Puerto Rico’s double hurricane disaster

First Irma, then Maria: Hurricane season packed a mean one-two punch for Puerto Rico, home to 3.4 million American citizens …

Christie’s International Real Estate to open its first brokerage office

Christie’s International Real Estate (CIRE) is opening its first company-owned residential real estate brokerage office in New York City, ending its affiliation with Brown Harris Stevens …

Why Pacific Union cut deep ties with Christie’s International Real Estate

According to Mark McLaughlin, CEO of the San Francisco indie brokerage heavyweight, one of the reasons Pacific Union began to re-examine the affiliation was CIRE’s request in 2015 for increased fees. McLaughlin felt he could do other things with the money, including investing in the company’s own global marketing campaigns. In the past year, seven U.S. real estate firms have left CIRE, but the company’s total number of affiliates has risen from 132 to 140 across 46 countries since the beginning of 2014. …

Handling the globalization of real estate: thoughts from the Canadian market

Real estate agents who want to ride the wave of the future, must now look beyond local and embrace global. This is not to say that local is not important — it is, and it always will be — but now is the time to look globally for opportunities …