Paul Boomsma was named president and CEO of Leading Real Estate Companies of the World® (LeadingRE) in 2018 after previously serving in the roles of chief operating officer and president of the network’s Luxury Portfolio International Division. Upon the retirement of former LeadingRE President Pam O’Connor, Boomsma stepped in to oversee LeadingRE’s strategic direction and network of 565 top independent brokerages, which spans six continents.
“This has been a very exciting and rewarding year for me as I assumed my new role within our organization,” he reports. “It has given me the opportunity to work even more closely with our board of directors and members around the world, as well as with leaders from across the industry.”
Boomsma works closely with the team to ensure that LeadingRE delivers value to members and clients through events, education, relocation, referrals, technology, and marketing. He is particularly proud of the global success LeadingRE has achieved in more than 70 countries, and attributes that growth to building strong relationships, understanding cultural differences, and striving to deliver the best real estate experience possible for the clients the network serves. LeadingRE does this by engaging with clients at events around the world, such as the recent Global Symposium in Barcelona and ASEAN Immersion Conference in Kuala Lumpur, and also through online courses, dedicated sessions on cross-cultural awareness, and considering cultural differences in business practices and communication.
“I am honored to be recognized as one of RISMedia’s Newsmakers, along with many of these influential professionals,” says Boomsma.