Get ready, world, because eXp Realty is going global in a big way. That’s because Michael Valdes, an international real estate star in his own right, was recently named Executive Vice President, International Expansion for eXp Realty.
Valdes brings an impressive 25-year career in global real estate and finance with him to eXp where he most recently held the position of Senior Vice President of Global Servicing for the Realogy Corporation, including notable brands such as Better Homes & Gardens, Century 21, Coldwell Banker, Corcoran ERA and Sotheby’s International.
He has opened 74 countries for brokerage operations for Realogy and oversaw the international servicing platform for all Realogy brands across more than 100 countries. And for that effort, he has logged more than 4 million frequent flyer miles and averages about 250,000 miles per year in travel.
Valdes has lived in London, Madrid, San Francisco, and Los Angeles, and currently splits his time between New York and Miami. He is fluent in Spanish and conversant in Italian and Portuguese.
eXp Realty CEO Jason Gesing said Valdes’ expertise and knowledge of global markets and demonstrated ability in international growth and operations will be invaluable for eXp’s expansion.
“Michael has successfully introduced real estate brands in dozens of countries and is well respected for his integrity and for his ability to build community,” said Gesing. “We are proud to have Michael represent eXp as we share our incredible opportunity with millions of real estate professionals around the world.”
Valdes’ Latino heritage and cultural involvement is significant as he is Chair of the Asian Real Estate Association of America Global Advisory Board, co-host of the 2020 AREAA Global Luxury Summit and a member of the National Association of Hispanic Real Estate Professionals Corporate Board of Governors. Valdes also hosts The Global Luxury Real Estate Mastermind podcast, where he interviews leaders in the real estate industry as well as other inspiring and successful individuals.