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Christie’s International Real Estate Agents Receive Luxury Specialist Designation at Christie’s Global Conference

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Ridgewood NJ , Christie’s International Real Estate, the real estate arm of Christie’s, the world’s leading art auction house, welcomed over 400 brokers from 20 countries, including 20 U.S. states, to the network’s annual conference. At the conclusion of the forum, attendees were designated as a “Christie’s International Real Estate Luxury Specialist” by Christie’s Education. 

The platform is reserved for brokers of Christie’s International Real Estate. The interactive format was designed to hear from renowned speakers on global trends, as well as panels with network peer leaders, and space reserved for breakout discussions for all in attendance to join the conversation. 

Featured speakers include Shawn Kanungo, who advises international organizations to best plan for the opportunities arising from global disruptions, such as the pandemic, with forward-looking business strategies. Elliot Eisenberg, an expert at making a daunting topic, like the global economy, welcoming to non-economists. His presentation spoke to the trend that signs still point to growth worldwide but slowing growth. Cara Robins, having worked social media on social media management and influencer partnerships for lifestyle brands such as Martha Stewart, Cuisinart, and Christie’s International Real Estate, provided a look at best practices to continuing to drive visibility over the coming horizon for their personal brands. 

Other topics were: What we learned from the pandemic and strategies going forward, managing multi-bids in an inventory constrained environment, and proven insights for success as a luxury specialist. Executives also introduced the new suite of marketing materials available to the network. 

Dan Conn, CEO of Christie’s International Real Estate, commented: “Our brokers are specialists and leaders in their local markets. This conference was designed to offer them new and unique insights into the dynamics affecting the residential real estate industry generally and how best to serve the world’s most discerning clientele more specifically. The conference content canvassed real estate best practices, and went beyond real estate, focusing on other collectible categories that matter to our clients.  The knowledge shared among network colleagues during the conference helps enable Christie’s International Real Estates’ real estate specialists to further differentiate themselves and their service offering with existing and prospective clients. With real estate transactions happening at an unprecedented rate in an equally unprecedented global environment, understanding and being able to provide differentiated and trusted advice to our clients has never been more important.”

“Congratulations to all of our agents.  The Christie’s worldwide conference allowed our specialists to network with fellow agents from across the country and the world, showcasing our beautiful properties and market area.  Our agents are proud to provide unparalleled customer service, as well as local expertise with global connections and recognition,” said Sonja Cullaro, Executive Vice President of Christie’s International Real Estate Northern New Jersey and Westchester Hudson Valley.

The agents who received their 2021 Luxury Specialist Designation at the Christie’s Conference are:

Denise Albanese

Mark Allen

Lisa Beatrice

Elisa Bertocci

Cassandra Bocchino

Liliana Cannizzo

Frank Cerisano

Mi Hee Cho

Nancy Citti

Sanan Cohrs

Lisa Conde

Andrea Crespo

Diane DeAngelis

Cara Ellicott

Sheryl Epstein-Romano

Wendy Esposito

Silva Getto

Tanya Glassman

Margaret Gregorek

Jodi Johannesen

Ferne Lambert

Patricia Lawler

Patricia Melso

0Sheryl Moskovitz

Amy Pretto

Maritza Puzino

Smitha Ramchandani

Celia Riggio

Claudia Sanchez

Alisa Saporito

Maria Stern

MJ Tarabocchia

Jaclyn Valenzano

Rosita Wheeler

Yolanda Bogosian

Alena Ciccarelli

Carolann Clynes

Irma Daniels

Linda Dator

Diane Haroutunian

Maria Lama

Lance Maiden

Merle M. Martin

Chrissy Marcoullier

Natalia Minzararu

Lucy Popiel-Hasaj

Marieliz Rodriguez

Barbara Sklar

Colleen Staff

Aida Sujak

Jaclyn Valenzano

Curtis Wright

Kay Bal

Francesca Bonavita

Elisa Brickell

Frank Cerisano

Joanne Clemente

Louise Colonna

Sinead Coughlan

Alison Crowther

Diane De Angelis

Alexander Delgado

Gladys DiSisto

Tulay Erdem

Yuet Fong

Gita Kinney

Joan Marks

Theresa “Terry” Negast

Gabriel Pasquale

Sherri Preston

Nancy Shafiroff

Jane Simonson

Michael Strzalka

Leandra “Lee” Vazquez

Christie’s International Real Estate Northern New Jersey is an exclusive partner of Christie’s International Real Estate (CIRE) and the recipient of the Christie’s Affiliate of the Year award in 2017 and 2018. CIRE is a global real estate network of more than 31,000 agents across 48 countries, representing annual sales volume of more than $100 billion. Christie’s NNJ has offices in Alpine/Closter, Mahwah/Saddle River, Fair Haven/Rumson, Franklin Lakes/Wyckoff, Ridgewood, Ho-Ho-Kus, Hoboken, Tenafly, Ringwood, Allendale, Montclair, Summit, and Westwood, NJ, with new office locations coming soon. With a staff of accomplished real estate agents and brokers, its clients receive the highest levels of customer service and customized, personalized real estate services. For more information, call 201-934-0607 or visit

Christie’s International Real Estate Westchester | Hudson Valley, the southern New York State affiliate of Christie’s renowned real estate brand and a recipient of Christie’s 2018 Affiliate of the Year award, covers Rockland, Westchester, and Orange Counties in New York. The brokerage is rapidly expanding, with existing offices in New City, Scarsdale, Chappaqua and Nyack, NY and additional office locations coming soon. With a staff of accomplished real estate agents and brokers, its clients across the region are provided with customized, personalized services, backed by the global real estate brand of Christie’s International Real Estate. Christie’s International Real Estate is a worldwide network of over 31,000 agents in more than 48 countries, with annual sales of more than $100 billion.  Christie’s provides local expertise with global connections. For more information, call 845-205-3521 or visit

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