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


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


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


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.


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.