With over 20 years of experience in real estate, Paul Boomsma serves as president and CEO of Leading Real Estate Companies of the World® (LeadingRE), a global real estate community of 550 real estate firms with 135,000 sales professionals spanning six continents. In 2005, he created the highly successful Luxury Portfolio International® division for LeadingRE, previously serving as its president. He also headed operations and strategic marketing for LeadingRE as COO. Boomsma began his career marketing luxury office towers and later joined a top residential firm before becoming national marketing director for a major franchise. Today, he is a frequent industry speaker on topics that include consumer trends, global business practices and embracing the future of real estate. Among his many distinctions, he was named an RISMedia 2020 Real Estate Newsmaker.