Lila Delman Real Estate International’s Melanie Delman Addresses International Real Estate Symposium in Dubrovnik, Croatia

Narragansett, Rhode Island – October 27, 2014 – Melanie Delman, president of Lila Delman Real Estate International, Director of Business Management Geer Messinger, Marketing Director Jeni Pardo de Zela, International Liaison Catherine Cloney, and Newport Office Manager Robin Nicholson attended the Leading Real Estate Companies of the World® and Luxury Portfolio International® International Symposium in Dubrovnik, Croatia from October 16-18.

Melanie Delman was invited to speak on international business in the North American market, putting the spotlight on Rhode Island’s luxury opportunities. “We love where we live and believe our quality of life is second to none; we are Rhode Island’s best advocates and encourage visitors from near and far to experience our unmatched views, beloved cuisine, and nautical lifestyle,” said Delman .

The event attracted top real estate professionals from 13 countries worldwide: Australia, Canada, France, Germany, Ireland, Italy, Mauritius, Mexico, Romania, Spain, Switzerland, Turkey and the United States.

Symposium participants addressed global real estate issues and explored how real estate has become an increasingly international business.

“The International Symposium has become increasingly important to our membership as we continue to expand our coverage worldwide,” said Leading Real Estate Companies of the World® President/CEO Pam O’Connor. “By giving our brokerages the opportunity to come together to discuss cross-border business opportunities and pervasive market trends, we strengthen our position as a global real estate leader.”

Additional speakers included esteemed Spanish political economist Ramón Tamames, who spoke on the impact of environmental changes on real estate assets. Also featured were top real estate professionals who shared insights on real estate practices and trends in their local markets.

In addition to past International Symposiums held in Venice, Lisbon, Madrid, Rome, Valencia and Dublin, the network recently held its first Immersion Conference in Shanghai, China. Network affiliates will convene again February 9-13, 2015 in Las Vegas for the LeadingRE Conference Week.

Lila Delman Real Estate International is the Rhode Island representative of Leading Real Estate Companies of the World® (, the largest network of premier locally-branded firms producing over one million annual home sale transactions. Luxury Portfolio International® ( is the luxury face of Leading Real Estate Companies of the World®, marketing over 25,000 luxury homes annually to over three million high-net-worth visitors through its comprehensive marketing program.

Lila Delman founded the company’s original office in Narragansett 50 years ago. Since then, Lila Delman Real Estate International has grown to include 6 strategically located offices, over 90 associates, a marketing department that creatively uses online social media, and an award winning website. Utilizing international marketing partners such as Christie’s International Real Estate, Mayfair International Realty and Luxury Portfolio, the firm is consistently a frontrunner in the luxury market. For more information, please visit

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