Inman News Names Joyce Rey to Golden I Hall of Fame

Inman News names Joyce Rey, a Coldwell Banker Global Luxury Property Specialist affiliated with the Beverly Hills South office of Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage, to the inaugural Golden I Hall of Fame, the highest honor in luxury real estate presented to the top luxury agents and brokers in the United States.

“I am so honored to join the Golden I Hall of Fame,” said Rey. “I have an energetic spirit and am always committed to excellence in everything I do. I could not have achieved this honor without my wonderful clientele, fabulous staff and colleagues, and sensational friends and family.”

Over her more than four-decade career, Rey has amassed more than $4 billion in career sales. With a dazzling list of accolades, awards and sales records, she is known, most of all, for her incomparable knowledge of the luxury marketplace, her acute ability to negotiate even the most complex transactions and her particular talent for putting clients at ease.

No stranger to success, Rey is designated one of “The Los Angeles 500 Most Influential People” by the Los Angeles Business Journal, named the “First Lady of Luxury Real Estate” by the Chinese media, described as the “Billionaire’s Broker” by Luxury Real Estate and called the “Grand Dame of Real Estate” by the Los Angeles Times. She is also ranked in the Top 20 Luxury Brokers in L.A. County by “The Real Deal” Los Angeles. Passionate about helping others, she serves on the Southern California Executive Board for UNICEF, the Los Angeles Library Foundation Advisory Board and the Coldwell Banker Community Foundation Board. She has also is a member of the Women’s Presidents Organization and served on the Board of the Blue Ribbon Support Group for the Music Center.

Chris Loffreno

Loffreno Real Estate, Inc

2100 Estero Boulevard, Fort Myers Beach, Florida 33931

239.463.2999  |  800.741.2986  |  chris@loffreno.com  |  FortMyersBeachRealEstate.com | Loffreno.com

Fort Myers Beach is a laid back casual beach town on Estero Island, off the Southwest Florida coast. A long, sandy beach faces the Gulf of Mexico, and offers the bay on the other side of the Island featuring fresh seafood off the docks. Boating and fishing are boundless from the island or its offshore Gulf waters. A short drive brings you to neighboring communities of Naples, Sanibel and Captiva. There are numerous stores and shopping centers, waterfront dining and an array of water sports and activities. There is always something to do in this active beach town!

 

Listings by Chris Loffreno

Classic Florida Beachfront Enclave

Your island estate located in a secluded and private setting just off road. An extended driveway greets you to this outstanding gulf-front property of two attached homes. Upper $2 million.

Chris Loffreno originally appeared as an Elite agent in the Unique Homes Spring ’19: Elite edition

John Fairbanks & Marion Fairbanks

Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage, The Fairbanks Group

333 Village Main Street, Suite 670, Ponte Vedra Beach, FL 32082

626.398.9000 | 626.390.1000 | Est8homes@aol.com | www.TheFairbanksGroup.com | CalBRE #00972895 | CalBRE #01009669 

With combined Real Estate experience of more than 60 years, The Fairbanks Group share a passion for their profession. John Fairbanks and Marion Fairbanks continue to bring international recognition for their people-centered, results driven professionalism. Having earned membership in the Society of Excellence and the International President’s Elite, they represent the top 1% of the company’s sales force, both domestic and international. Much of their business is repeat and referral from satisfied individuals. Always able to provide exceptional service, John and Marion are available to exceed your needs with their aggressive marketing and astute negotiating skills, coupled with a personal interest in their clients’ real estate concerns, mean results for their clients. These strengths continue to maintain John and Marion as top performing agents in the San Gabriel Valley for Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage for more than 30 years.

Listings by John Fairbanks & Marion Fairbanks

1955 Brigden Road, Pasadena, ca

 

A mountain backdrop, exquisite facade with brick accent, stately front porch and elegant curb appeal is only the beginning of this newly redesigned and renovated residence located in Pasadena’s prestigious Brigden Ranch! Offering more than 3,000 square feet of living space including 4 bedrooms (2 master suites), 4 baths, a formal living room with fireplace, a family room with Napoleon fireplace, an office, breakfast area and a chef’s delight of a kitchen. The backyard is an entertainer’s dream with an outdoor barbecue!

Offered at $1,750,000

 

John Fairbanks & Marion Fairbanks originally appeared as Elite agents in the Unique Homes Spring ’19: Elite edition.

See their page and additional listings here!

 

With more than 65 years’ experience between them, Sheryl Chinowth and Lee Cohen, co-founders of Chinowth and Cohen Realtors, have proven to be leaders in the luxury real estate industry. Their experience has granted them the Lifetime Achievement Award at the Who’s Who in Luxury Real Estate (LRE) Fall Conference, being held in Washington, D.C., from September 24 to 27. 

Their firm has received several recognitions since its establishment in 2004, including ‘Best in the World’ Real Estate Company by Tulsa World readers in 2015 and 2016, along with ‘Best of the Best’ Real Estate Company in Tulsa by readers of Oklahoma Magazine for six consecutive years.

Photo courtesy of Luxury Real Estate

Awarded twice annually to a longtime member of the LRE® network, the recipient of this prestigious award is selected by virtue of their outstanding peer recognition, relentless hard work and commitment to the real estate industry. 

“Sheryl and Lee have grown one of the most successful real estate firms in the country. They are respected in the industry for their professionalism, hard work and commitment to their community,” said Who’s Who in Luxury Real Estate Chairman John Brian Losh. “It’s been an honor to call them friends and colleagues over the years.”

Photo courtesy of Luxury Real Estate

Along with being distinguished as a Top Realtor ranking in the top 3% nationally and top 1% in Tulsa County, Sheryl serves on the esteemed LRE® Executive Committee. She has previously received the LRE® Extraordinary Philanthropy award in 2013 for her commitment to giving back to the community.

Lee is currently active in the Greater Tulsa Area of Realtors (GTAR) RCA Committee, Legislative Committee and RPAC Committee. He is also a member of the Oklahoma Association Realtors Finance committee as well as a member of the REAL Trends Leadership Council.

Jeff Hyland and Drew Fenton are thrilled to present The Glazer Estate, located in Beverly Hills, California. Totaling approximately 27,500 square feet, the massive concrete home with a modern museum-style aesthetic was completed in 1995, and has since replaced the longtime home Dean Martin originally purchased in the 1950s. The property was most recently owned by late real estate developer Guilford Glazer and his wife, Diane Glazer.

“Offering an exclusive Beverly Hills lifestyle, this rare gem is the ultimate in refinement and architectural prowess,” Hyland says.

Beautifully situated on 1.6+ acres in the most prime neighborhood of Beverly Hills real estate, Mountain Drive is arguably the best street in the city, making The Glazer Estate a world-class home in a world-class location.

Guests are instantly greeted by a long, private driveway surrounded by park-like grounds. With no expense spared, The Glazer Estate makes entertaining on a grand-scale seamless, with the ability to host over 1,000 guests.

From large teak doors to a two-story atrium and theatrical water elements, only the highest level of quality is showcased throughout the residence. The open floor plan allows guests to flow between the grand formal dining room to the glass-enclosed junior dining room, formal living room, and an exceptional water lounge surrounded by ponds on all sides.

The lavish master retreat is a world unto itself, with dual baths and closets. Other standout amenities include indoor and outdoor pools as well as a ballroom.

Photos courtesy of Jim Bartsch

Based in Milan, Spagnulo & Partners has been one of the forerunners of architecture and luxury interior design not only in Italy but throughout the world. Federico Spagnulo, the founder and senior partner of the firm, shared his insights on the recent trends in design and his experience in the industry.

Where are you from and where did you learn design?

I was born in Milan where I studied by the Politecnico, University of Architecture. I also lived in Berlin in the 90s and worked by the architectural office Steinebach & Weber.

What is your style, and what makes you stand out among other designers?

We have a tailored approach to the Interior Design Project. In our mind, every project should be different depending on the aim of the place, the cultural context and the client’s needs. Like a tailor, I love to customize our projects and to face them as it was the first time. Thanks to this approach, the style is shared on each new project, changing every time to create a unique and custom-made experience.

When did you first know that you wanted to be a designer?

My father was an artist. He taught me and my brother, our art director, that the only way to be really free is simply to love our job. To be an architect is fantastic.

What are some recurring trends that you are seeing in 2019?

The most important new trends are some subject matters which are not strictly referred to the architectural and design world. A lot of influence is, for instance, coming from the contemporary art experience and from the cultural aspects related to India, China, Russia etc. That’s why I consider the real new trend in our job as the capacity to hear and to watch what’s coming from the outside world.

The real new trend in our job as the capacity to hear and to watch what’s coming from the outside world.

— Federico Spagnulo

What 2019 trends surprise you the most and why?

The last exhibition of Marina Abramovic in Florence. The courage to provoke a new way of thinking is always a generator of a concept. It doesn’t matter if positive or negative, but it’s always in the direction of a new beginning.

What are you working on right now?

We are involved in two new 5-star hotel projects in Dubai with 200 rooms and Doha with 300 rooms. We are also involved in the restoration of one of the most important antique palaces in Florence, Palazzo Portinari Salviati, which will be completely transformed into a luxury residence with about 40 flats. We are involved in a new architectural project of 110,000 square meters for a co-living house, offices, 3 theaters and vertical farms in Taipei, Taiwan; two new fine dining restaurants in London; two Villas on the Como Lake, and in Tuscany.

What is the most challenging part of your job and why?

To respect the client’s needs and expectations within the cultural and styling choices coming from the aim of the place where the project is located. I don’t like to continually propose the same approach to our projects, as we always work in different places and situations. This means that every time we start from scratch to invent a new story.  

What does Italian design mean to you?

Just three important elements: hundreds of years of history; an incredible capacity of workers, artisans and small companies; and good architects able to talk with the first two elements and understanding that that alone it is not possible to reach good results. 

Explain your process when beginning a new project.

We always start from the place and from the cultural aspects of where we are working. This analysis is combined with the client’s requests and becomes a concept that contains the strategic, cultural styling and practical elements that are the main pillars of the entire project. We spend a lot of time and effort on this phase, providing sketches, stories, videos, materials, music, samples and all that is necessary to create the right starting point for all the rest.

What inspires you?

If you are able to hear and watch what is outside from your usual context, it will be possible to catch real unexpected suggestions. The real inspiration, for me, is the surprise. 

Photos courtesy of Spagnulo & Partners

Cheri McCann

McCann Realty Group Ltd.

3307 Yonge Street, Toronto, Canada

416.481.2355 | cheri@cherimccann.com | www.mccannrealty.ca

McCann Realty is one of the finest boutique brokerages in Toronto. Cheri, ranked among the top 7 agents in Canada with her previous brokerage, has over 30 years of experience in Toronto’s high-end real estate market. Our clients have access to a team of highly experienced specialized agents with intimate knowledge of the Toronto market providing our clients with white glove service, deep practical expertise, exclusive access to opportunities, and a strong network of buyers and sellers. Hardwork and integrity get you the results you want!

HARDWORK — INTEGRITY — RESULTS

Listing by Cheri McCann

2 CHEDINGTON PLACE PH | BRIDLE PATH

One-of-a-kind, 2-story penthouse with 4 bedrooms and 6 baths in Bridle Path. Private elevator to the 8th and 9th floor, 5,390 square feet, 4 terraces, 4 parking spaces, and 2 lockers. $8,100,000.

 

 

 

Cheri McCann originally appeared as an Elite agent in the Unique Homes Spring ’17: Elite edition. See her page here.

As a third-generation real estate professional with 42 years of experience in sales and executive brokerage management, Scott Webber has led a zealous and accomplished life. He has been recognized several times by the SP200 among the “Top 200 Most Powerful People in Residential Real Estate,” and his brokerage, LIV Sotheby’s International Realty, has garnered several prestigious awards including recognition as the “#1 Top Producing Sotheby’s International Realty Affiliate.”

Scott will soon be adding another accolade to his collection at the upcoming 17th Annual Luxury Real Estate Spring Retreat as the recipient of the Who’s Who in Luxury Real Estate (LRE®) Lifetime Achievement Award. Presented twice annually, to a longtime member of the LRE® network, Scott was selected to commend his relentless hard work, many achievements and unwavering dedication to the industry.

“Scott has led the charge in the real estate industry for decades, setting a high bar for his peers and achieving respect at all levels along the way,” said Who’s Who in Luxury Real Estate Chairman John Brian Losh. “We are honored to recognize his contributions, adding the Luxury Real Estate Lifetime Achievement award to his many accolades.”

Scott’s extensive and successful career includes 20 years with Coldwell Banker, where he built and was president of a 26-office residential and commercial company operating in greater Denver, Salt Lake City, and Las Vegas. He has been president of the Salt Lake City Board of Realtors as well as past director of the National Organization for Realtors, and is a current member of the Young Presidents’ Organization.

In 2008, he affiliated with Sotheby’s International Realty after acquiring a Park City, Utah firm which now operates as Summit Sotheby’s International Realty. Scott also owns and operates Sierra Sotheby’s International Realty in Lake Tahoe, Nevada and California, and LIV Sotheby’s International Realty in the greater Denver, Colorado region, where he also serves as president.

Scott is a proud father and grandfather, an avid alpine skier, golfer, instrument-rated private pilot and TBM aircraft owner as well as a Harley Davidson enthusiast. He speaks fluent German, and travels frequently to Switzerland, Austria, and Scotland, where he is a member of the Royal Dornoch Golf Club.

Photos courtesy of LuxuryRealEstate.com.

Casey Margenau

Fine Homes & Estates

Virginia’s Leader in Luxury and International Real Estate Marketing for Over 29 Years
703.827.5777 | caseymargenau.com
With more than 30 years in sales, $2.5 billion in real estate sold, and over 25 years as a top producer in Northern Virginia, Casey Margenau uses his wealth of experience to ensure the financial success of his clients. His in-depth market knowledge allows his clients to achieve better results. By custom tailoring a marketing strategy for each property, Casey provides the greatest exposure to achieve the goal of the highest offers possible in the shortest period of time. Many area builders rely on his expertise when making development plans. As a Certified Relocation Professional, Casey is able to access the corporate relocation purchaser and a vast worldwide referral network. His professionalism and attention to detail have led him to the very top of his field.

Featured Listing by Casey Margenau

McLean, Virginia

All brick and limestone new home by award-winning builder, M&A Custom Homes. Gated with a circular drive, motor court and 5-car garage on 2 plus spectacular acres. Stunning entry with a curved staircase and cast iron rail, elevator, multi-piece moldings, furniture grade cabinets and top-of-the-line appliances. Walkout lower level with a wine room, exercise room and media room. Outdoor entertaining with in-ground pool, pool house, 2 outdoor kitchens and covered patio.
$5,625,000.

 

Casey Margenau originally appeared as an Elite agent in the Unique Homes Spring ’18: Elite edition. See his pages here.

Mariann Cordova

Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices

California Properties

333 Village Main Street, Suite 670, Ponte Vedra Beach, FL 32082
949.307.4040 | MC@SouthOrangeCountyLiving.com | www.SouthOrangeCountyLiving.com
When you work with Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices California Properties, you can expect dedicated real estate experts and a brokerage that is with you every step of the way. We’re here to help you find your perfect, no matter what it may be.

Featured Listing by Mariann Cordova

Coto De Caza, California

Stunning Georgian Equestrian Estate
23111 & 23112 Maravilla Lane
Top quality residence | 6-stall barn | Large pastures
Arena | Guesthouse | Pool & Spa
www.23112Maravilla.com | $15,900,000.

 

Mariann Cordova originally appeared as an Elite agent in the Unique Homes Spring ’18: Elite edition. See her page here.

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