McColly Real Estate Participates in International Real Estate Conference


Pictured left to right: Jeff Bennett, manager, McColly Bennett Commercial; Dan Durochik,
General Manager, McColly Real Estate, Michelle Arseneau, Realtor, McColly Bennett Real Estate and Ron McColly, President, McColly Real Estate

Schererville, IN – March 2015 – Several McColly Real Estate Agents and department directors participated in the Leading Real Estate Companies of the World® Annual Conference, held February 11-13 at Wynn Las Vegas. The event was part of the Leading Real Estate Companies of the World® (LeadingRE) Conference Week, which attracted a prestigious audience of over 2,000 real estate professionals from more than 20 countries.

The event was open exclusively to brokers, managers and relocation professionals affiliated with LeadingRE, a global network of 500+ market-leading real estate firms representing more home sales than any other real estate network. The conference gave attendees the opportunity to explore timely issues impacting the real estate market and address ways to best meet the needs of today’s buyers and sellers.

Keynote speakers included Rudy Giuliani, celebrated by many as “Mayor of the World,” whose presentation focused on “Principled Leadership in the Face of Change and Crisis,” and Peter Sheahan, a best-selling author known for inspiring innovative business thinking and creating lasting behavior change. Other featured speakers included Travis Robertson, a leading expert on working with the next generation of home buyers and sellers; Ron White, one of the foremost memory training experts in the world; and Stefan Swanepoel, an analyst known for research on the changes and trends impacting the real estate industry. Sales coaches Darryl Davis, Dan Elzer and Larry Kendall were also in the line-up, along with Mike Staver, Matthew Ferrara, Steve Harney and Debbie Maier – all highly respected business coaches who serve as Deans of LeadingRE’s professional development program. 

Jeff Bennett, Manager for McColly Bennett Commercial, lead a presentation with international commercial real estate companies in a track dedicated to commercial real estate specialists / professional development managers and trainers.

“The Annual Conference brings together the brightest minds in the real estate business, who come to learn from one another, be motivated by thought-provoking speakers and gain insights on how to be even better at what they do,” said LeadingRE President/CEO Pam O’Connor.

Since 1974, McColly Real Estate has provided superior service by understanding your personal needs whether first time home buyer, resale, commercial, land, new construction or luxury home buyer. From the shores of Lake Michigan in Northwest Indiana, to the shores of Lake Street Beach in Chicago, we will find your place to call home. From purchase to financing, to rentals and relocating, we provide full service with you in mind throughout our local communities. As a proud member of the Leading Real Estate Companies of the World network, McColly Real Estate can also find your home nationally and internationally. 

McColly Real Estate is the Northwest Indiana and Chicago Southland representative of Leading Real Estate Companies of the World® (, the largest network of premier locally-branded firms in more than 50 countries producing over one million annual home sale transactions. LeadingRE provides its affiliates with an extensive range of brokerage services, which include lead generation, cross-market referrals, branding support, luxury marketing, online exposure, technology systems, and industry-leading professional development.

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McColly Real Estate was established in 1974 and has grown to be the largest residential independent real estate firm in Chicago Southland and Northwest Indiana with over 550 sales professionals in 18 offices. McColly has realized phenomenal growth since joining the Leading Real Estate Companies of the World network as an independent firm in March of 2003. In fall 2011, Bennett Commercial/Bennett Homes merged operations with McColly Real Estate to form McColly Bennett Real Estate in Kankakee County and McColly Bennett Commercial in Kankakee County, Chicagoland and Northwest Indiana. To search homes locally and globally, visit