Tuesday January 31, 2017 | by Barton Horowitz, Hundreds Convene at Global Real Estate Summit

BROOKLYN/STATEN ISLAND, N.Y. – Realtors and other business people seeking stronger ties to international commerce were drawn to the 10th Annual Global Real Estate Summit & Expo, held Sept. 15 in Brooklyn, N.Y.

Co-hosted by the Staten Island Board of Realtors® (SIBOR) and the Brooklyn Real Estate Board, this year’s gathering attracted hundreds of attendees to the Dyker Beach Golf Course, where the Summit was held in a borough other than Staten Island for the first time in its 10-year history.

“This event is important not just for Staten Island but for all the boroughs,” said Ron Molcho, a SIBOR director and chairman of the Global Real Estate Summit, during an interview with Spectrum News NY1. “Today our businesses are no longer limited to our locale. We are able to engage with clients across the globe.”

Relocating the Summit to a new venue across the Verrazano-Narrows Bridge was a logical next step in its growth as a prominent business event, said SIBOR CEO Sandy Krueger in advance of the event. “Talking about global real estate requires that we expand horizons beyond our boundaries. “We see this initiative evolving into a citywide program.”

A variety of notable businesses and organizations participated at the Summit, such as: RE/MAX; Douglas Elliman Real Estate; Halstead Property; New York Wheel; Sotheby’s International Realty; Gale International; New York City Economic Development Corp.; NYC Department of City Planning; NYU School of Professional Studies Schack Institute of Real Estate; Wells Fargo Home Mortgage; Citi; Empire State Bank; HSBC Bank USA; Quontic Bank; Triangle Equities; Keller Williams Realty; CBRE; NY1 News, and others.

The daylong event also included the Global Real Estate Summit’s 2016 media partners: The Real Deal; Staten Island Media Group (Staten Island Advance/; Star Network, and Brooklyn Home Reporter.

Presenting sponsor of SIBOR’s 10th annual Global Real Estate Summit was InterContinental Capital Group.

Experts at the symposium discussed a range of topics, such as: “Financial Issues in Global Transactions; “Marketing Across Borders: The Developer Connection;” “Paradigm Shift: The Multi-Cultural Millennial Effect;” “The Renaissance of Staten Island’s North Shore,” and “A Broker’s Perspective: Rules of International Engagement.”

About The Staten Island Board of REALTORS® (SIBOR)

Having marked its 100th anniversary in October 2015, the Staten Island Board of REALTORS® (SIBOR) is the largest professional and trade association in Staten Island, N.Y.

SIBOR exists to enhance the ability and opportunity of its members to conduct their business successfully and ethically, and promote the preservation of the public’s right to own, transfer and use real property.

Comprised of approximately 1,800 members, SIBOR serves real estate agents, brokers and affiliated professionals throughout the borough and surrounding areas.

SIBOR is the provider of the Staten Island Multiple Listing Service Inc. (SIMLS), which works as a clearinghouse through which more than 250 local real estate firms exchange information on properties they have listed for sale. Together, its members participate in over 3,000 real estate transactions every year.

All SIBOR Realtors belong to the New York State Association of REALTORS® (NYSAR) and the National Association of REALTORS® (NAR).

SIBOR may be reached at 718-928-3220 and viewed online at SIBOR may also be visited on Facebook at “Staten Island Board of Realtors” and “SIBOR Global Real Estate Summit,” and on Twitter via @SIBOR.