Contact:Â Â Loriann Harrison
Phone:Â Â 954.237.0713
Fax:Â Â 305.851.4077
October 3, 2012
Broward County Appeals to Young IT Professionals
Broward County luxury homesÂ are about to get a boost as the county looks to appeal to more young, successful IT professionals.Â Â Plans to broaden the amount of technology related employers and luxury amenities are already underway and will provide residents with excellent schools, reliable public transportation, vibrant culture and an active lifestyle.
Â "If you have MIT students who are coming to visit their grandmother or hanging out east of 95, they don't see a lot of businesses with [Blackberry maker] RIM or IBM logos during their visit. They're not downtown or in high-tech areas,"Â said Bob Swindell, president of the Greater Fort Lauderdale Alliance â€“ the development group working to recruit and nurture high-tech firms in Broward.
Broward currently fields a telecom cluster in Sunrise, and local schools are also assisting the effort by collaborating with businesses to provide training and certifications in IT fields.Â Â "WorkÂ inÂ theÂ Cloud, Live in the Sun."Â is a slogan created by South Florida Technology Gateway, which focuses on the high quality of life that the region offers residents.
Hoping to grow its reputation as a trendy, upscale community, county officials are taking development cues from Austin, TX which grew during the 1980â€™s when the University of Texas, Sematech and Dell headquarters opened there.
"How do we get there? We work together,"Â said Christopher Malter, a management consultant who co-chairs the Tech Gateway.Â "If it takes five years or 10 years, fine. Then, we'll be there."
Loriann is a full-time real estate Broker-Associate, a multi-million dollar producer, a Certified Luxury Home Marketing Specialist (CLHMS), and member of the Institute for Luxury Home Marketing, a real estate trainer and a resident of SW Broward County Florida.Â Â She is also an Inventory and Marketing Specialist and Certified Distressed Property Expert, (CDPE) specializing in assisting clients in selling distressed properties as Short sales.
Loriann has been practicing real estate since 1998, first in Long Island, NY, and now in Florida since 2004. She and her husband have been successful real estate investors since 1995 and manage a multi-million dollar portfolio.Â Â Her no nonsense approach to analysis and research, and her commitment to excellence have made her a favorite among sellers looking for exceptional results and service in the South Florida Luxury Market Place.
About the CLHMS Designation
Recognized as the mark of accomplishment in luxury markets around the world, the Certified Luxury Home Marketing Specialist (CLHMS) designation assures affluent buyers and sellers that the agents who have earned it have the knowledge, experience, competence, and confidence they require.
Members of The Institute who hold the CLHMS designation haveÂ documented performance in the TOP 10%Â of their markets, and have successfully demonstrated their expertise in the luxury home and estate market.
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