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This website gives you easy access to essential resources for launching your affiliation. You can download the new member checklist to help you stay on track – and remember – we are always here to help.

Get Started

Follow these steps create your presence on LeadingRE.com and LuxuryPortfolio.com and start marketing your national/global affiliation. Important: Steps #1, #2 and #3 must be completed before your membership can be activated.

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    Logo & Profile

    Submit your company logo and company profile for the Member Directory to elabutka@LeadingRE.com. Please provide company logo in EPS or high-resolution PNG format. Company overview (maximum 1,000 characters) should promote why you are the expert in your market.

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    Get your listings on LeadingRE.com. Click here to learn how.

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    Home Search

    Set-up your national/global home search to expand your reach. Learn how here.


Our name says it all: Leading Real Estate Companies of the World®. Use it as a complement to your brand throughout your marketing materials as a mark of quality and global reach.

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    Brand Resources

    Visit our branding page to download logos, brand guide, consumer-facing video, sample marketing language, social media posts and more.

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    Consumer Marketing

    Use our flyers to showcase the strength of your global network. Preview them and learn how to customize the flyers here. And, you can always find all marketing materials in Access, our member intranet.

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    Customize this email template and send to everyone in your database.

    Personalize this letter to let friends and family know about new national/global capabilities.

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    Press Release

    Send this pattern press release to local media to promote your affiliation.

Your LeadingRE Team

Vice Presidents, Business Solutions

Our Vice Presidents of Business Solutions serve as the primary liaisons for our member companies. Consider your VP as the first point of contact for any questions you have about your LeadingRE membership.

  • Pam

    Pam Chute

    Pam is proud to be a 25+-year veteran of the real estate industry. Her experiences include office manager, relocation director, sales associate, partner and vice president for LeadingRE. As a real estate owner, her company was a member of one of the original association that is now LeadingRE. During that time she earned numerous awards and recognitions, including LeadingRE's Hall of Fame. In the real estate and relocation area, her certifications include the GRI, ABR and CRP. She was also a member of the Women's Council of Realtors and Relocation Directors Council, as well as a real estate educator. She holds a Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Massachusetts Framingham and during college spent six months abroad in Amsterdam, The Netherlands with Syracuse University.
    +1 312-384-5989

  • Jana

    Jana Coleman

    Jana is the liaison for approximately 90 LeadingRE members in 20 states, Mexico, Caribbean, Central and South America. She loves helping members improve their business through benchmarking and competitive analysis, as well as consulting and building relationships at all staff levels. She began her real estate career in 1986 managing the business development division for a Tampa-based real estate company and has held an active broker's license since 1980. Her experience extends to relocation, and she has earned numerous designations from Worldwide ERC®, including the Certified Relocation Professional, the Global Mobility Specialist, the Senior Certified Relocation Professional, and the Senior Global Mobility Specialist designations, as well as earning the Meritorious Service Award. She is a graduate of the University of South Florida with a bachelor's degree in Business Finance.
    +1 312-424-0412

  • Staci

    Staci Cowell

    Staci has been with LeadingRE for 10+ years in various roles, from business development to account management. She began her business career working in public relations for a Fortune 500 manufacturing firm. There, she got great exposure to marketing and learned way too much about fluid mechanics and industrial-sized pumps. She also spent some time living in Barcelona, Spain, where she was a Spanish-language consultant and coach to CEOs and executive managers of large, international corporations. She currently lives in the Roscoe Village neighborhood of Chicago with her husband and two sons. She has a Bachelor of Arts from Aquinas College in Grand Rapids, Michigan (her hometown).
    +1 312-424-0425

  • Billy

    Billy Ekofo

    Born in the USA, but of Congolese origins, Billy's life is marked by his relentless pursuit for socially responsible meaning in his professional and personal life. At the age of 17, he fled the Democratic Republic of The Congo (DRC) due to the civil unrest and began his life anew in the US. He completed undergraduate studies at Hampden-Sydney College, and after a career in international education and multimedia, he turned his attention to business, completing his MBA at The College of William & Mary. Shortly after completing his MBA, he began his career in real estate as a sales associate, eventually managing a real estate firm's lead generation department. He later worked at Inman News as Director of Event Content, before returning to his former company to focus on office development and growth in key markets in the Virginia and Washington, D.C. area.
    +1 312-357-5604

  • Jennifer

    Jennifer Harding

    A licensed broker, Jennifer joined the industry as a sales associate and later advanced to the role of Vice President, Relocation, where she managed business development activities for a prominent independent brokerage. She holds the Certified Relocation Professional designation from Worldwide ERC® and is active in numerous industry groups, including serving as President Elect for the Building Industry Association, on the Contract Committee for the Central Carolina Realtors Association, on the Public Policy Committee for the Greater Columbia Chamber of Commerce, and as State Director for the National Association of Home Builders. Additional experience professional includes serving as vice president of advertising in the publishing industry.
    +1 312-357-5603

  • Pat

    Pat Poole

    Pat's entire career has been spent in the real estate industry; a long tenure at Cartus encompassed positions in operations, account management and broker services. More recently, she spent eight years at a LeadingRE member firm in San Diego, where she served as Executive Vice President. In 2010 she joined Leading Real Estate Companies of the World®, and she truly loves her job. A California resident since 1985, Pat was born and raised in New York City. Her college years were spent at Lehigh University in Bethlehem, PA. where she met her husband. Career moves sent them to Detroit, MI; Westport, CT; San Francisco and to their current home in San Diego. They have two adult children and enjoy having both of them in California!

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    Sue Sparks

    Sue was born and raised in a small town in Iowa and graduated from the University of Northern Iowa with a degree in Clothing & Textiles in Business. She moved to Texas soon after graduation, where she started a 30+ year real estate career working for a small real estate company. Her experience has ranged from working with the assets of failed Savings & Loans, with the FDIC and RTC, to managing broker networks for three relocation management companies. She has had the pleasure of working with Leading Real Estate Companies of the World® for the past 14+ years. She has two grown children and loves nothing more than spending time with friends and family. She also enjoys baking and decorating for every imaginable holiday and just about anything creative.

Additional Team Members

Meet some of the other people who are standing by to assist you. Everyone on the LeadingRE team takes pride in providing you will a personalized, responsive experience as you launch your affiliation and beyond.

  • Erika

    Erika Labutka

    Member Engagement Manager

    Erika is part of the Member Solutions team and is available during business hours for questions related to LeadingRE programs and services, including the U.S. Military on the Move program.
    +1 312-424-0429


  • Beth

    Beth Kinsella

    Global Member Services Manager

    Beth is your resource for cross-border referrals and can also assist with general questions related to LeadingRE programs and services.
    +1 312-424-0435

  • Tracy

    Tracy Vallejo

    Senior Referral Specialist

    Tracy can answer any referral processing questions you may have.
    +1 312-424-0411

  • Effie

    Effie Atsaves

    Executive Director, Marketing

    Effie can help with marketing questions and anything on LeadingRE branding.
    +1 312-424-0430

  • Robin

    Robin LaSure

    Vice President, Corporate Marketing

    Robin can provide details on benefits available to you through our Solutions Group preferred vendor program.

  • Anne

    Anne Colvin

    Director, Member Services, Luxury Portfolio

    Anne can provide answers on any questions relating to Luxury Portfolio.
    +1 312-424-0430

Contact Us

Need help or just want to say hello?

  • Chicago

    161 North Clark Street, Suite 1200
    Chicago, IL 60601 USA
    T : +1-312-424-0400

  • London

    1 Northumberland Av.
    Trafalgar Square
    London WC2N 5BW UK
    T : +44 20 3399 9040

  • Singapore

    1 Raffles Place
    Level 24 Tower 1
    Singapore 048616
    T : +65 6408 0507