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Q&A With Aaron Kirman, CEO and Techpreneur

Aaron Kirman is president of the International Estates Division at Compass and founder, CEO, and techpreneur...
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Dougan Clarke’s Valuable Lessons

The Challenges of the Pandemic Led Dougan Clarke and TUUCI to Experiment and Innovate. Now the Future Looks...
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Q&A With etco Homes Principal and COO Bob Etebar

As principal and chief operating officer, Bob Etebar vigorously upholds the values established with the...
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Q&A With CEO and Designer Erinn Valencich

As lead designer of her firm, Valencich has spent the last 16 years designing for an international roster of...
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Q&A With Designer and Maker Mario Romano

Mario Romano is owner of Mario Romano Design and Development. He is a designer and maker specializing in...
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Q&A with LA28 Chief Marketing Officer Amy Gleeson

As LA28’s Chief Marketing Officer, Amy Gleeson leads the organization’s innovative multi-channel brand...
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Noor Sugrue Has a Purpose-Driven Vision—and with Vintro, a Platform to Democratize Access to Opportunity and Capital

Chicago-based entrepreneur Sugrue founded Vintro in 2018. Her vision was to create a platform that would help...
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Q&A with The Female Quotient Founder Shelley Zalis

Shelley Zalis, known as the “chief troublemaker,” is a pioneer for online research, a movement leader,...
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Q&A with Conference Board CEO Steve Odland

Steve Odland is president and CEO of The Conference Board, the most widely cited private source of business...
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4 Female Entrepreneurs On How to Successfully Negotiate A Higher Salary

It’s a familiar story — the female manager working twice as hard and earning much less than her male...
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How Go Insurance CEO Kevin Pomplun Skyrocketed His Business by Cutting Rates and Aiding Essential Workers

Over the past year, in the midst of an unprecedented health and economic crisis, one California startup...
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What It Takes to Restart a Luxury RV Brand, with Bowlus Founder and CEO Geneva Long

Bowlus created the ultra-luxury travel-trailer segment with a premium RV featuring modern technology encased...
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David Johnson: How the Founder of the Caribbean’s Most Prestigious Yachting Community Has Excelled in Sales While Giving Back to the Community

David V. Johnson, Chairman of Victor International, Corporation and Victor BVI, is internationally respected...
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Shannon Arvin: The CEO and President of Keeneland Shares Tips for How Spectator Sports Can Be Profitable During the Pandemic

As a partner with Stoll Keenon Ogden (SKO), Shannon Arvin has served as corporate counsel to Keeneland...
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The CEO of Givz Explains Why Giving Back Is the Ultimate Marketing Strategy for Brands in 2021

As co-founder and CEO of Givz, Andrew Forman is on a mission to help companies drive sales and avoid...
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How International Textile & Apparel Inc Built a Brand from $6,500 to Nine Figures

Going online is no longer a choice but a necessity for most businesses.
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How COVID-19 Is Affecting One of the Caribbean’s Most Prestigious Resorts

Mark Durliat’s distinct and compelling vision was built on his experiences gained as he developed his...
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Chris DeWolfe: The Mobile Gaming and Social Media Pioneer Gives a Behind-the-Scenes Look at Home Entertainment

In fewer than 20 years, Chris DeWolfe has started two companies that have been pivotal in redefining the...
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Making Diversity Actionable with Endeavor’s Chief Inclusion Officer and SVP of Social Impact

CSQ sat down with Endeavor’s Chief Inclusion Officer Alicin Williamson and SVP of Social Impact Romola...
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Lawrence Fairchild: How This Napa Valley Winemaker Is Using Creativity, Communications, and Cooking to Cope This Year

Inspired by the greatest wines in the world, the design, branding and quality of luxury goods, and global...
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Speaker Spotlight: Q&A with Equinox Founder Lavinia Errico

Lavinia Errico, the visionary founder behind Equinox fitness clubs and the Inside Out Movement, is a...
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The Perfect Road Trip for This November

Ferraris, vineyards, and luxury resorts—Canossa Events is offering the ultimate weekend getaways with safe,...
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Speaker Spotlight: Q&A with Dermalogica Founder Jane Wurwand

“Learn how to do something.” Hearing these five words during childhood made a big impact on Dermalogica...
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Transitioning an Event-Based Brand to the Digital World, with The XX Project Founder Michelle Edgar

As an executive in the entertainment business for over a decade, Michelle Edgar focuses on leading creative...
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Sean Yashar: How This Creative Consultant Is Using the Impact of COVID-19 on Business to Push Boundaries and Forge New Paths

Born and raised in L.A., Sean Yashar was always aware of Hollywood as a business. As a child, he was...
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Speaker Spotlight: Q&A with Vice Ventures Founder Catharine Dockery

Catharine Dockery is founder of Vice Ventures, a venture fund investing in early-stage vice companies. While...
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Justin Wang: How This Former LVMH Executive Created the Chicest Self-Cleaning Water Bottle and Launched a New Wellness Product During COVID

Justin Wang grew up in California, which led to his appreciation for the outdoors. The parks and bodies of...
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Barry Bayat: The Founder of the New Rosé Everyone Is Drinking This Summer on Making Wine During a Pandemic

Barry Bayat is founder of Rumor, a premium rosé produced and bottled in Provence, France—the heart of...
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Jules Trump: The Developer of North Miami’s Most Luxurious Hotel and Residential Towers on How to Lure Buyers Post-COVID.

Jules Trump, along with his brother Eddie Trump, is co-chairman of several companies collectively known as...
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Graeme Davis: The President of the Bahamas’ $4.2B Resort Destination, Baha Mar, on Staying Strong through a Crisis and How to Reopen Strong and Safe.

Baha Mar President Graeme Davis has spent over 30 years of his luxury hospitality career in the Caribbean. As...
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Five Things to Know about The 2020 Northern Trust

The tournament’s senior VP of championship management, Julie Tyson, shares behind-the-scenes insights into...
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Andrew Cogan: The CEO of Knoll on the Future of the Office Environment and the Skyrocketing Sales of Home Furnishings during COVID

Andrew Cogan has served in management positions at Knoll since 2001, when he became chief executive officer...
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Warren Leeds: How This F&B Entrepreneur is Spearheading the Future of In-Office Dining

Shortly after graduating from Cornell's School of Hotel Administration, Warren Leeds knew that he wanted to...
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Gidi Cohen: Insights from a Leading Commercial and Residential Real Estate Insider

Gidi Cohen has more than 20 years of experience in the commercial real estate industry, including the...
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Kofi Nartey: How This Real Estate Broker For Clients Like Michael Jordan and Kevin Durant Adapted His Business Strategy

CSQ caught up with the CEO of Society Real Estate & Development, the private real estate firm servicing...
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Jordan Nathan: The Founder of Your Favorite New Health-Minded Cookware on Launching a Home Brand During a Pandemic

Jordan Nathan grew up in New Jersey before attending Colby College in Maine. After graduating, he spent...
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Giving Large

CSQ and Philanthropy.com share a bicoastal snapshot of the most generous donations received and the...
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Virtual Event | CSQ Speaker Series: Real Estate Investing:Outlook and Opportunities During and Post Pandemic

JULY 15 | Join us for a 45-min panel followed by a 15-min Q&A. Come to learn the real impact of COVID on real...
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Christopher Rising: The Lifelong Angeleno and DTLA Developer Shares Strategy and Concerns

Rising Realty Partners was founded by father-and-son Nelson and Christopher Rising with the sole purpose of...
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Larry Korman: The Man Behind the Leading Hotel-Home Hybrid, AKA Residences, on Keeping Properties Open during the Crisis

Larry Korman is President of AKA Serviced Residences and Co-CEO of Korman Communities, a fourth-generation...
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Josh Golomb: A Pioneer in Healthcare for School Children on Transitioning to Telemedicine

Josh Golomb is CEO of Hazel Health, a healthcare company offering all children access to healthcare through...
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Frank Pikrone: The Head of the Wailea Resort Association on How to Welcome Back Visitors to a Region with One of the Lowest Rates of COVID-19

The Wailea Resort Association was established to provide a cohesive marketing strategy for the luxury...
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Steven Ehrlich: How this Leading Modern Architect is Incorporating a Wellness Task Force into His Firm’s Blueprints for the Future

Steven Ehrlich, a self-proclaimed “architectural anthropologist,” learned early on the significance of...
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Kathy Janega-Dykes: The President and CEO of Visit Santa Barbara on Re-opening the Region’s $1.9B-a-year Tourism Industry

For 15 years, Kathy Janega-Dykes has led Visit Santa Barbara, the marketing organization for one of the top...
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Kurt Bjorkman: The GM of The Ranch at Laguna Beach on Re-opening a Golf Resort Just in Time for the Summer Season

As the General Manager of The Ranch at Laguna Beach—the only National Geographic Unique Lodge of the World...
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Virtual Event | CSQ Speaker Series: Re-building Better [Watch Now]

JUNE 3 | 45-min panel followed by a 15-min Q&A. Watch to learn how private philanthropy is helping to...
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Ulrik Garde Due: The CEO of America’s Oldest Luxury Accessory Brand on How to Combat the Current Challenges and Celebrate 175 Years in Business

Ulrik Garde Due has more than 25 years of experience in luxury consumer goods, with a highly successful,...
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Luno Design: Two Celebrity Residential Architects Discuss High-End Construction in the Wake of an Economic Downturn

Principals Noel Fedosh, AIA and Louis Polidori founded Luno with the hopes of bringing their vision of...
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Tom Nelson: A 30-Year Travel Goods Executive Shares What It Is Like to Re-Launch a Luggage Brand in the Wake of the Crisis.

Tom Nelson joined Zero Halliburton as its global President and CEO in January 2017. Prior to that, Nelson...
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Damian Bradfield: WeTransfer’s CCO Talks Digital Brands Doing Good while also Doing Well

Damian Bradfield is the Chief Creative Officer of WeTransfer. His background combines experience with some of...
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Yu Tsai: How This Fashion Photographer and Global TV Personality Has Kept Creativity and Commerce Alive during Quarantine

Yu Tsai defines multifaceted. A Taiwanese-born director and photographer, his first passions were biology and...
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Rachael Piltch-Loeb: This Harvard University Public Health Fellow Breaks Down the Myths and Expectations around COVID-19

A Fellow at Harvard University’s Chan School of Public Health, Piltch-Loeb is an expert on community safety...
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Natalie Bloomingdale: How This Champion of Independent Fashion Brands and E-Commerce Sees the Future of Retail

After years working in public relations—from the hospitality sector (clients included Auberge Resorts and...
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Virtual Event | CSQ Speaker Series: The State of Finance [Watch Now]

MAY 6 | Join us for a 45-min panel followed by a 15-min Q&A. Register now to officially RSVP. 
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David Reese: The CEO of One of Hawaii’s Most Alluring Resorts on How Kohanaiki is Keeping its Members Happy During Mandatory Closures

Kohanaiki is a 450-acre, private residential community located on the Kona Coast of Hawaii and represents...
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Carly Stein: How the Founder of Beekeeper’s Naturals is Revolutionizing the Wellness Industry

Unable to take most antibiotics and OTC medicines due to an autoimmune condition, Beekeeper’s Naturals...
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Greg Reisdorf: The Project Director of a Los Cabos Pioneering Resort Community on How to Handle a Crisis with Care

Greg Reisdorf has worked in real estate development for 25 years. He is currently the Project Director for...
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James Henderson: The CEO of the Leading Destination Club on the Importance of Travel

James Henderson’s knowledge of the luxury travel industry matches his enthusiastic passion for it. He is a...
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Top Shows Entrepreneurs Are Streaming Right Now

In our new "Business Leaders Weigh In" series, entrepreneurs across the country share the shows and films...
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Recover from the Grind at a Luxury Residence in the Pacific Palisades

This one-of-a-kind empowerment experience is for those who need a break from the daily grind.
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Jonathan Beckett: The CEO of Burgess on the Current State of the Yachting Industry

Jonathan Beckett joined Burgess at the age of 23, working in Monaco with the company’s founder Nigel...
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Elyse Walker: LA’s Beloved Fashion Retailer Shares Her Business-Saving Strategies

Los Angeles–based Elyse Walker grew up in Scarsdale, New York, working on the sales floor of her mother’s...
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Robin Petravic: The Co-owner of Heath Ceramics Talks Tough Times and the Next Wave of Brick-and-Mortar Retail

Heath Ceramics was founded by Edith and Brian Heath in 1948 in Sausalito, Calif. and quickly became the gold...
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Pete Carr: From Making Hand Sanitizer to Donating $4M to the Restaurant Industry, How Bacardi Is Meeting the Crisis Head On

Pete Carr has spent the last 30 years in the beverage business, and the last six of them with Bacardi...
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Stephanie Chung: The President of JetSuite on Ground-Breaking Aircraft Cleaning Procedures and Her Biggest Concerns for the Aviation Industry

Stephanie Chung brings 30 years of experience to the role of President of JetSuite, Inc., where she oversees...
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Kevin Kelly: The CEO Behind Larry Ellison and Dr. David Agus’s New Wellness Brand Discusses How to Stay Healthy

Kelly has nearly 30 years of experience in the wellness and luxury lifestyle industries, including roles as a...
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Nicole Gordon: How One of LA’s Most In-Demand Interior Designers Strategizes Working for High-Profile Clients around the World during Quarantine

Toronto-born Nicole Gordon moved to Los Angeles in 1997 to pursue interior design. She started her career...
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Kurt Seidensticker: This Former NASA Engineer Talks Health, Supplements, and How He Prepared for COVID-19 Interrupting His Business

Kurt Seidensticker began his career at NASA designing space exploration missions and training astronauts to...
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Parisa Fowles-Pazdro: A Pioneer in the $73B Pet Industry Talks Consumer Spending during Corona

Founded in 2016 by Parisa Fowles-Pazdro, Max-Bone was created as a branded pet label that combines influences...
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Brett Thomas: The Health-and-Wellness Investment Visionary on the Future of Consumer Packaged Goods

Brett Thomas is a longtime CPG investment visionary who co-founded CAVU Venture Partners in 2016 alongside...
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Mary Ta: The Owner of One of LA’s Chicest Home Furnishings Stores Shares the Tech Innovations that Will Elevate Her Business

Mary Ta is the founder and owner of the first Minotti monobrand showroom and the innovative design 360...
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David Norden: This Taos-Based CEO and B Corp Leader Sheds Light on the Pandemic’s Affects to His Ski Community

Taos Ski Valley—which boasts 305 inches of annual snowfall and more than 110 trails—is in its third year...
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Christopher Rising: The Lifelong Angeleno and DTLA Developer Shares Strategy and Concerns

Rising Realty Partners was founded by father-and-son Nelson and Christopher Rising with the sole purpose of...
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Robin Richards: How This Human Resources Entrepreneur Sees COVID-19 Impacting Hiring, Furloughs, and Business Process after the Crisis

Robin Richards, CEO, chairman, and co-founder of CareerArc, has spent the last several decades as an...
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Wolfgang Puck: The Culinary Icon Shares His Restaurant Strategy to Help Businesses Rebound

Perhaps no other chef is more widely associated with LA’s fine dining scene than Wolfgang Puck, who has...
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Josh Wyatt: The CEO of NeueHouse Shares the Future of Hospitality

Josh Wyatt currently serves as Chief Executive Officer of NeueHouse (“Home of the New”), the...
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Toni Ko: The Beauty Industry Leader Gives an Inside Look at Her Recession-Proof Business

More than 20 years ago, Toni Ko created a new niche in the beauty industry with NYX, a line of high-quality,...
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Spencer Rascoff: The Co-founder of Zillow Talks Growing a New Company during a Pandemic

Spencer Rascoff is an entrepreneur and company leader who co-founded Zillow, Hotwire, and dot.LA, and who...
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Rob Ceravolo: How This Former Topgun Instructor and Founder of Largest Amphibious Airline in the World Is Shifting Strategy

Rob Ceravolo is the Founder and CEO of Tropic Ocean Airways, a regional airlift solution based in Florida....
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Christian Navarro: A Look at How Wally’s, one of Los Angeles’ Most Esteemed Restaurants and Bars, Is Pivoting during the Crisis

Wally’s Beverly Hills was founded in 2014 by Maurice Marciano, Paul Marciano, and Christian Navarro as a...
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Emilie Cushman: The CEO of a Leading College Admissions Software Company Explains the Impact of School Closures on the Tech Industry

Kira Talent is a leading tech company in the higher-education space founded by 29-year-old Emilie Cushman...
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Chris Hollod: How This Early Investor in Spotify and Uber Is Strategizing His Next Business Move During Quarantine

Chris Hollod is an angel investor, venture capitalist, and advisor based in Los Angeles whose investment firm...
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Virtual Event | CSQ Speaker Series: Living in an Uncertain World

APRIL 2 | Join our conversation on Global Security Threats in the COVID-19 Economy with Dale Buckner, former...
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North America’s Leading Tile and Stone Design Resource

Walker Zanger is where design is realized.
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What Makes a Successful Real Estate Relationship?

Luxury real estate agents Nikki and Robb Friedman of Compass share their insights and expertise.
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