On September 22nd, Dean Jones, President & CEO of Realogics Sotheby’s International Realty (RSIR) attended a reception and dinner in honor of his Excellency, Xi Jinping, President of the People’s Republic of China, which took stage at The Westin Hotel in downtown Seattle. Jones was a guest of the Washington State China Relations Council, where he is a committee member for both inbound investments and real estate.

“Of course I am thrilled to represent our council, our industry and our region during this extraordinary event,” Jones said prior to the event. “In many ways, this opportunity is a crescendo of efforts we’ve deployed over the past several years as we’ve built bridges between China and the Pacific Northwest.”

To be sure, RSIR has been a leader in reaching Chinese homebuyers by establishing its Asia Desk, complete with Mandarin-speaking brokers who specialize in working with international clientele. The firm also created a documentary video entitled East Meets West, which captures the many trends that have led to the Seattle/Bellevue metro area becoming preferred as a global city on the rise. Jones was pivotal in the establishment of Beijing Sotheby’s International Realty – the first affiliated office in Mainland China. The firm has produced unique events such as the Passport to Luxury with the Hong Kong and Greater China Association of Washington and presented to numerous delegations over the years in the US and overseas. Jones has traveled to numerous Luxury Property Shows in China and provided his perspective on market research with insight from The Luxury Lifestyle Report and publications by Wealth-X. He has also established himself as a trusted media contact on these trends, with local and global news contributions including The Wall Street JournalThe Globe and MailKing 5 TV, The Puget Sound Business Journal and KIRO 7 News, among others.