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“These awards speak directly to the work we do to ensure that our clients’ properties are in front of these international brokers and their clients around the world. Generating business on these brokers’ behalf ensures it.” Thomson continued, “Their clients are the individuals interested in, and qualified to purchase, luxury waterfront properties in the US, specifically, the Northern Palm Beaches and Treasure Coast.”

they operated at home. It was truly astonishing to see his client connection system at work.” The Top Referring Luxury Broker distinction showcases the sheer volume of transactions Rob Thomson informs on the international level. The Master Networker award makes a strong statement about his stature in the world’s most exclusive international luxury real estate network. LRE is a consortium of 130,000 luxury real estate brokers, representing 85 countries and combined annual sales in excess of $190 billion.

In an industry known for “type A” personalities and extreme competitiveness, both awards signify Rob Thomson’s very intentional efforts to contribute to fellow members’ success. The awards capped a phenomenal year for Thomson and That philosophy was on full display during the second day of the Waterfront Family of the Fall Conference. Thomson Companies. In 2015, he was received a somewhat panicked “The real winners are Waterfront named among the Wall Street call from Melbourne, Properties’ clients. The international Journal’s “Top 100 Real Estate Australia’s super agent, Malcolm Dingle, who is also agents we refer business and network Professionals” by sales volume in the United States. He also a member of LRE and was with on a consistent basis bring our founded Waterfront Yacht staying in the same Seattle Brokerage, creating Florida’s, hotel. Overnight Dingle clients unparalleled global reach for and to our knowledge the had suffered a debilitating nation’s, only luxury real estate computer systems failure. their listings. These awards evidence yacht brokerage tandem. Late Within 30 minutes of increased opportunity and expanded last year, he founded the receiving the 3:00 AM call, philanthropic Waterfront Way Thomson had already placed possibilities for our clients.” Foundation. his lead Internet systems Rob Thomson team member in contact “I work with great people, with Dingle. Malcolm states, both in my company and in my network. They share my work “First of all, he took the call. That’s a true mate. Next, he got ethic and like me, they hate to lose. If our clients aren’t winning, me the help I needed at that ungodly hour of the morning.” neither are we.” Thomson calls this scenario the greatest By breakfast the following day, the issue was diagnosed and motivator. “I am constantly looking for ways to leverage my resolved. “Disaster averted,” commented Dingle. love of helping people, be they fellow professionals or underresourced members of my community.” He concluded, “There’s Rare is the industry that people share knowledge and resources always a way to do business while still doing good for those so freely. Rob Thomson commented, “It’s not about competition. around you. That’s the ultimate validation of what we are It’s about a fraternity of elite brokers and agents who count it accomplishing.” as our good fortune to do the business we do and to serve the clients we do.” The fraternal vibe Thomson describes is how business gets done and done quickly. Malcolm Dingle went on to say, “Spending time with Rob several years ago at another LRE event in New York, I observed how he kept in contact with Waterfront’s agents and other agents with whom he was receiving and giving referrals. It was amazing to me how he operated and connected customers with these terrific opportunities.” Malcolm concluded, “As a consequence, I traveled to Waterfront’s Jupiter headquarters to observe how

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