Our Speakers

Mike Reagan

Senior Vice-President, Industry Relations and Global Growth & Development, RE/MAX LLC

Mike began his journey with RE/MAX as Director in 1990 and transformed the annual RE/MAX Convention into a premier, world-class event. He leads the global development for RE/MAX, LLC, with franchise operations in more than 100 countries and territories outside the U.S. He also leads The RE/MAX Collection, which serves affluent buyers and sellers from around the world; and RE/MAX Commercial, which under his direction has grown into one of the top 15 commercial brokerage networks in the world. Additionally, Mike manages RE/MAX relief efforts; industry partnerships focused on inclusion and diversity in real estate.

Shawna Gilbert

Vice President, Global Development, RE/MAX LLC

Shawn has immense experience in Real Estate Franchising and Technology. Currently, she leads the RE/MAX Global division which services clients in over 100 countries and territories. Responsibilities include expansion of the RE/MAX global footprint and moving the brand forward across the globe.

Gaurav Marya

MANAGING DIRECTOR, RE/MAX INDIA

The India’s leading Franchise & Business Growth Expert and a highly successful serial entrepreneur. Widely known for causing the franchise revolution in India, He is the visionary force behind the India’s largest integrated franchise and retail solution company Franchise India Holdings Limited, a banner that encompasses a variety of domestic and international portfolio of franchise and retail companies apart from offering Franchise and Retail consulting.

Samir Chopra

FOUNDER, RE/MAX INDIA

Sam is the Vice President of Association of Property Professionals (APP) and a National Board member of the National Association of Realtors-India. Earlier this year he attained the prestigious membership of RICS (Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors). He also has an HSMI Certification through the National Real Estate Council.

Sonya Chowdhry

DIRECTOR, RE/MAX INDIA

With over a decade experience in development and consolidation of investment based Franchise Model for the clients' appointment of franchisee, She spearheads the team that is dedicated for the overall success of the franchise program. She closely works on getting brokers, agents on board and closely works on development, support and growth of business.

DARIO CASTIGLIA

COO, President and Founder of RE/MAX ITALIA

Dario initiated his career with a brief experience in the family lumber brokerage business and emerged triumphant as broker in Toronto and Italy. Soon establishing his own brokerage firm and then ventured in with RE/MAX. Early this year, during the RE/MAX R4 International Convention in Las Vegas, Dario Castiglia, RE/MAX ITALIA CEO was awarded the prestigious Distinguished Service Award for dedication and loyalty to RE/MAX and its goals! Under his aegis, RE/MAX Italia has been steadily growing up 137% (office growth) versus the other Italian competitors, from 2009 to 2018 (Source: immofranchising, gerardopaterna.com).

Lisa Nguyen

ePro, RCC, Broker Associate RE/MAX Professionals

Lisa Nguyen is the 2019 Vice President/Incoming 2020 President for the Asian Real Estate Association of America Greater Denver Chapter (AREAA) and is on the board of the Community Alliance Council at the Denver Metro Association of Realtors (DMAR).

Currently, Lisa is a broker associate and team lead for The International Group at RE/MAX Professionals. She has created the first international team for the company which grossed 2.6 billion dollars in sales in 2018 and contains 450 agents and 9 different offices around the Denver Metropolitan.

Nanne Kaarre

Entrepreneur, LKV, YKV, Trade advisor, Owner of RE/MAX Noste, Finland.

In the year 2013, Nanne entered the real estate industry and soon in 2014, she started her own RE/MAX Office. Strong confidence in the brand, the use of international networking and the use of ‘Win Together’ philosophy has made her office to become the largest office in her own area and has made Nanne one of the most successful brokers in Finland. Nanne has been a RE/MAX European Brand Ambassador since 2017 and the same year, she was awarded the RE/MAX European Game Changer. Passion and ambition towards the RE/MAX brand along with constant desire to learn drives Nanne. Her story, experience and fresh way of thinking are inspiring enough to benefit the agents and brokers across the world.

Yiannis Ziavras

Owner, RE/MAX Properties Investment, Greece

Operating four offices in Greece with 100+ agents, Yiannis has 14 years of experience as a RE/MAX Broker Owner. His offices are among the top 50 biggest offices in terms of Agent Count in RE/MAX Europe and one of the biggest in Greek real estate market. He is also among the 100 honoured ambassadors of RE/MAX Brand in Europe. He has been promoting Greek real estate investment opportunities to international buyers and I am considered as a Golden Visa expert by helping more than 250 persons to get the Greece Golden Visa. He has participated in many TV shows in Greece speaking about current real estate matters.

Calvin Gong

Founder, RE/MAX Advanced

Calving has a team of more than 60 top-notch realtors in the southern California real estate market. Before becoming a broker/owner, Calvin was a top producer and was a repeat recipient of RE/MAX’s Global Super-Agent Award. Since establishing RE/MAX Advanced in 2012, Calvin has taken the industry by storm. The International division at RE/MAX Advanced has been extremely successful for the past several years in leveling up to become the authority on data analysis and is the most productive company in the Real Trends US Top 10 Team. In 2018, the company had a total of 762 properties sold and the annual sales volume exceeded $600,000,000. As a result RE/MAX ADVANCED SUPERTEAM became America’s #1 Chinese-oriented real estate company in the United States while maintaining its position as one of the top five brokerages in southern California. Calvin also specializes in training broker owners in recruitment and retention as well as forming their own competitive advantage in the business. In short, Calvin’s training program effectively helps broker/owners design a dream brokerage tailored especially for them.

Don Ha

Director /Broker Remax Revolution Auckland, New Zealand

Leading the revolution in making global connections for property investors Don Ha is a leading property sales guru, one of New Zealand’s best, who has lived and breathed property most of his working life. He’s observed the success strategies of the world's greatest business and property minds. Awarded many times for Excellence in Real Estate he excels in sell-out a project in an exceptionally and in a very short span he is fast becoming legendary, bringing with it, financial success for the project’s investors and a much-admired and valued community for home buyers.

Raj Rajpal

Mortgage Consultant

Raj is a mortgage consultant with Wells Fargo for over 19 years and in the business for over 25 Years, primarily focused the on residential mortgages. Raj was a realtor for over five years prior to that. In his career he has worked extensively with developers, realtors, attorneys and accountants in business development. In his mortgage career Raj has closed over 18,000 real estate transactions and has been ranked top one percent mortgage originators in the country, 20 for over years. Currently, he is involved with local community homeownership programs and has a call-in real estate radio show on the air and for over 18 years he is answering real estate questions from listeners of all walks of life. He has been involved with production of multiple TV shows focused on real estate on local cable television. Raj has written articles in various industry magazines. He is a certified New York, New Jersey state and CIPS, instructor and teaches classes to realtors at local board of realtors.

Vicky (Stavroula) Vamvaka

CEO/Owner, RE/MAX New Deal

A prolific entrepreneur, Vicky (Stavroula) Vamvaka graduated from the University of Athens Law School and quickly became involved in business. She joined RE/MAX in 2005 and was named RE/MAX Ambassador. Soon she initiated, RE/MAX New Deal sweeps up awards in Europe and competes against 2,200 RE/MAX realties in Europe (2018) ranking #8 in Growth, #13 in Number of Transactions and #51 in Commissions. A RE/MAX New Deal agent was ranked as #1 in Europe in Number of Transactions, competing against 23,000 RE/MAX agents. She is highly recognizable from presenting the real estate TV show ‘Time for New Deal’ as well as her articles that have been published in the press. She is a member of the Greek-Indian Chamber. In 2019, she received the Diamonds of the Greek Economy award. She is married and a mother of two.

Michael Davoren

Managing Director, RE/MAX Australia/ RE/MAX New Zealand

Michael Davoren has been in real estate for over 45 years and held senior management positions and directorships with major real estate groups in Australia and New Zealand. He also held leadership positions in the industry having been President of both the Real Estate Institute of Queensland and the Real Estate Institute of Australia. He was an Executive Board member of the Chicago-based International Consortium of Real Estate Associations for five years. Michael is a Director of Pivotal Financial in Australia and New Zealand, and a Director of REIP which is a portal based organization. He is one of six regional owners comprising the RE/MAX Global Franchise Forum, which facilitates a two-way information flow between the global network and its global franchiser, RE/MAX LLC. Michael is strong believer in the value of the Global Referral network in RE/MAX and particular in the growth in the Asia Pacific region. He has co-owned RE/MAX Australia and RE/MAX New Zealand nearly 7years and been with RE/MAX for nearly 8 years.

Tony Williamson

Broker Owner RE/MAX Real Estate Services Cairns, Queensland, Australia

A strong leader, Tony opened his Real Estate Business Ownership Career with Century 21 and after 5 Years moved to RE/MAX in 2004. With enormous learning, energy and enthusiasm, he was able to build a dominant Real Estate Office quickly. His larger than life personality along with his entrepreneurial and ferocious networking allows him to stay at the top of the game. Well recognised throughout the Real Estate World, Tony was named RE/MAX Asia Pacific Ambassador at the Bangkok Convention. Previously a Cricket Player and then an Accountant with Price Waterhouse, Tony is now the Broker/Owner of RE/MAX Real Estate Services in Cairns, Australia. A fun Presentation will ensure as he tries to hit the Audience for a six.

‘Paul’ Pornthep SriNarula

Motivational Speaker, Real Estate Educator / Entrepreneur, Personal Branding

Paul has a hi-impact Personality, Superpower Selling Skill, Ultimate Leadership, Motivational Speaker, Digital Media Talk Show Host Sales/Marketing, Innovator/Trainer Real Estate Educator/Entrepreneur. He is also the Founder & CEO of Syncate Company Limited (Paul Narula Academy, Syncate Realty, Omni Tower Syncate Suites) and the Founding President, BIVA (Bangkok International VEGAN Alliance). His story of his origin is itself an inspiration, his grandfather was the Thai PIO Peon of Indian Origin migrated from India to Bangkok, Thailand in the late 1800s. Paul was born and grew up here. He travels all over the world to speak, inspire, motivate and get his ideas across different people. He loves to make new friends, promoting vegan and healthy lifestyle. He has great interest in Public speaking, reading, walking, swimming, cycling and dancing.

Krishna Pandya

Broker Owner, RE/MAX V21 Realty Plus, Pune, India

A B.Tech in Construction Technology, Master in Project Management and Research Course in Business Strategy and Management has 19 Years of Experience in Real Estate and Project Management and is also working with fortune accredited MNCs across Asia Pacific, Middle East, Africans and European Countries. He is successfully running a RE/MAX franchise over 1.5 years and has one of the largest offices in India with 100+ BAs across India. He has been internationally recognized as ‘1st Top Office Agent Net Gain in Asia Pacific at RE/MAX Asia Pacific Convention at Seoul, South Korea. His office also won many Reputed awards from Developers like Godrej , Shapoorji-Pallonji , Peninsula, Kolte Patil, etc.

Gaurav Singhvi

Broker Owner, Ace Realty, Surat, India

CA Gaurav V. Singhvi is the decision maker of the renowned Financial and Management Consultancy group of Gujarat. He is essentially a serial entrepreneur who began his career at middle management level with India’s biggest corporate house and turned into a self-developed entrepreneur by establishing & founding ‘The Financial Supermarket Group’ an India focused International Advisory Group and what started as a self employed entrepreneur, within a span of 17 years, turned into a huge firm with a team of over 400+ & serving more than 65 sectors and has 1000 satisfied SME and Corporate clients. He has an expertise in the areas of Corporate Fund Raising through Debt & Equity Syndication, etc. and is recognized as a Youth ICON by a leading media group Divya Bhaskar & many other national & international organisations have awarded him for his contribution to professionals & society. He is an Angel Investor and has founded a Start-up community Surat Angels in Surat, and invested in more than 43 start-ups in various segments. He is also Executive Director of BNI, Surat which is operating in 74 Countries with over 1300+ members having an honor of World’s largest Launch and three Centennial chapters in the region.

Anjan Kumar

HJ Broker Owner, RE/MAX Icon, Bangalore, India

Anjan holds an Electrical Engineering degree from Jain University and has three years of experience in Real Estate and within this span he excelled in closing deals with all major developers in Bangalore. His office has been operational since one year with three super agents and a recorded transaction of over Rs. 50 Crore. He has been recognised by Brigade, MagicBricks as a top performer.

Musavvir Mohammad

Broker Owner, RE/MAX Maxolin, Bangalore, India

A graduate from Indian Institute of Management Calcutta has 16+ years of Local & International work experience. He has worked with Marque Banks like Citi and Barclays Bank. He has been successfully running a RE/MAX franchisee for almost two years now and within this span of time he got internationally recognised at the Asia Pacific Convention 2018 held in South Korea. He wishes to share the success story on BA prospecting & Agent Productivity at the Asia Pacific Convention 2019, New Delhi, India.

Satya Vishnu

Broker Owner, RE/MAX Destiny Vizag, India

Satya at a very young age is a triple qualified finance professional (ACA, CMA & CS), who started career as a Transfer Pricing consultant in a Big4 consulting firm PwC, later worked with RSM International and headed their Hyderabad operations. He co-founded a financial technology company for consumer debt restructuring in Asia, which was later acquired by a global company in 2018. Having built and patented the first credit analytics robo-advisory product with a million happy users, Satya is adept at developing a strong consumer business strategy. He is a visionary, innovation strategist and tactician with cross-functional experience of over 13 years across highly reputed business establishments, diverse industry segments & geographies.

Sahil Rakhija

Broker Owner, RE/MAX Focus Realtors, New Delhi, India

Sahil, a seasoned real estate professional with extensive experience in the industry is an adept entrepreneur and investor with properties of all types, including residential, commercial, office and retail. He owns a prominent real estate consultancy RE/MAX Focus Realtors based out of Delhi NCR. He brings in entrepreneurial spirit and creativity to Focus Realtors. He is specialized in bringing exclusive investment opportunities to HNIs and NRIs and has worked across travel & healthcare vertical but his passion towards the real estate industry was intrinsic.