Areaa Hosts The Who's Who Of Luxury Event Of The Year

Top Quote Celebrity powerhouse panel on tap to speak about luxury real estate and the Las Vegas Valley housing recovery at "Viva Luxury Las Vegas". End Quote
  • Las Vegas, NV-AZ (1888PressRelease) August 22, 2013 - Ivan Choi, the 2014 national chair-elect for the Asian Real Estate Association of America (AREAA), announces the line-up for "Viva Luxury Las Vegas," the year's hottest luxury real estate event. Celebrity panelists include Christophe Choo, star of HGTV's Selling LA and longtime supporter of AREAA, and star of Bravo's Million Dollar Listing LA, Madison Hildebrand. Joining Choo and Hildebrand is Betty Graham, one time personal realtor to Johnny Carson, and now president of Coldwell Banker's luxury real estate brand, Previews® International. "Las Vegas is experiencing an influx of Asian buyers and international investors that will significantly impact our housing recovery. This event is absolutely essential for agents serious about the luxury real estate market," says Bob Hamrick, chairman & CEO of Coldwell Banker Premier Realty. Hamrick will provide the Las Vegas luxury market overview.

    Real estate agents from all over the western region are invited to the prestigious event held Thursday, September 26, 2013, from 3:00-5:00 pm at the Smith Center for the Performing Arts. Sherwin Escanuela, 2013 AREAA Las Vegas president states, "Viva Luxury Las Vegas" is the ultimate learning and networking opportunity for agents to learn from the industry's elite how to leverage the right connections in this high-end luxury arena."

    Industry leaders believe the California-Nevada connection could help fuel the Las Vegas housing recovery. Beverly Hills, Bel Air, Malibu and other high-net-worth zip codes act as a feeder to the Las Vegas luxury real estate market bringing in California buyers looking for more value. Million dollar homes in Las Vegas are seen as a bargain compared to many affluent California cities. Research shows that a $1million dollar home in Las Vegas would cost almost $4 million in Los Angeles and over $12 million in the Newport Beach area; and those homes could potentially be at least a decade older.

    "Viva Luxury Las Vegas" is part of a series of educational and networking AREAA events underwritten by Jade sponsors, Wells Fargo Private Banking, Coldwell Banker Premier Realty, Chase Bank and Richmond American Homes. An invitation only luxury expedition immediately follows the presentation with private tours of luxury listings. Tickets can be purchased at, The Smith Center for the Performing Arts is located in downtown Las Vegas, 361 Symphony Park Ave, Las Vegas, NV 89106. The Smith Center, part of the 61-acre Symphony Park, is a five-acre, world-class performing arts center consisting of three theaters in two buildings.

    About the panel
    Christophe Choo is an award-winning, top-producing luxury real estate broker with over 24 years of experience serving international clients from around the world selling Los Angeles' most elite Westside neighborhoods. A much sought after speaker and presenter, and a longtime supporter of AREAA, he is best known for breaking sales records in the most prominent Westside locations from Beverly Hills to Malibu.

    Madison Hildebrand is an enthusiastic, well-resourced, and intelligent media personality specializing in the luxury real estate market. He understands the market, Malibu, and people. His clients appreciate his ability to utilize technology to market their homes. His positive attitude coupled with his affinity for Malibu makes him a success.

    Betty Graham has been president of Previews International for NRT since February 2011. Prior to this position, Betty Graham was president & COO of Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage in Greater Los Angeles since April 2004 and oversaw operations of 35 offices and more than 2400 sales associates in Los Angeles, Santa Barbara and Ventura counties.

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