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Anthony Hitt, “Fail spectacularly, fail fast and fail often”, CEO of the Americas for Engel & Volkers explains how he started o. . .
Anthony Hitt, “Fail spectacularly, fail fast and fail often”, CEO of the Americas for Engel & Volkers explains how he started in the industry on Global Luxury Real Estate Mastermind with Michael Valdes Podcast #131
Anthony Hitt has served as Chief Executive Officer of Engel & Völkers Americas since January of 2014. Anthony has been personally involved in Engel & Völkers’ emergence in the United States since 2010, when the Hamburg-based real estate leader tapped him to establish its presence within California.
More About Anthony Hitt:
As a top-producing agent himself for many years, Anthony was continually acknowledged for his business acumen and commitment to customer satisfaction by publications such as the Wall Street Journal and the Los Angeles Times. Drawing from his experience, and from his success managing his own record-setting team of twelve real estate professionals under the Anthony Hitt banner, Anthony established a training course for other agents to raise the bar for superior performance in the industry.
Prior to joining Engel & Völkers, Anthony worked with Sotheby’s International Realty in Los Angeles for eight years and closed approximately 400 real estate sales transactions amounting to nearly half a billion dollars. Los Angeles Magazine named Anthony one of the city's "Super Agents," and Los Angeles Business Journal awarded him astheir first and only "Green Agent of the Year." Anthony credits his business and real estate success to his philosophyof providing exceptionally personal customer service and constantly implementing the most up-to-date systems for efficiency and comprehensive service. He has authored several books to share his advice for success in business and in life with others, including "Essentials of Personal Achievement", "Taking Charge", and "Positive Impressions." Engel & Völkers is known as the leading destination for highly selective real estate service with unique, international accessibility and looks to Anthony’s leadership for its continued growth and success, now with almost 150 shops and close to 3000 real estate advisors spanning the United States, Canada and Mexico.
More About Michael Valdes:
Michael Valdes is the newly named executive vice president of International Expansion at eXp Realty. Previously Michael was the senior vice president of global servicing for Realogy Corporation, one of the world's largest real estate companies and parent to Coldwell Banker, C21 and Sotheby’s.
Earlier in his career, Mr. Valdes was Director of Private Banking at Deutsche Bank for just under a decade where he oversaw a book of business of just under $1 billion. He has the distinction of being the first Director in the United States of Latino descent. Mr. Valdes is the Chair of the AREAA Global Advisory Board and co-host of the 2020 AREAA Global Luxury Summit. He is also a current member of the NAHREP Corporate Board of Governors and a member of Forbes' Real Estate Council. Additionally, he is the Executive Chair of the ONE VOZ, Hispanic ERG for the firm and a member of Forbes Real Estate Council. He is a former Board Member of Mount Sinai Hospital in Miami Beach as well as the Shanti Organization in San Francisco. Michael was also a Board Member of Pink & Blue for 2, an organization started by Olivia Newton-John to promote breast and prostate cancer awareness.