by Stephanie Grayson
Even with the luxury properties "going, going, GONE!", the excitement of last week's exclusive event still lingers, as do the connections made during the networking portion of the CEO Trust/Concierge Auctions special event that took place on May 14, 2015 in New York City.
With a stunning birds-eye panoramic view from 46 floors up as the backdrop, CEO Trust colleagues enjoyed an exclusive cocktail reception and luxury auction event at Trump Soho's SoHi room in Manhattan that was a blend of the traditional and the modern. Concierge Auctions' auction event combined live, in-person attendee bids hosted by an expert, old-school style auctioneer along with modern telecommunications staffed and equipped to accept offsite bids from prospective buyers who could call in with their offers for the luxury properties offered.
Auctioned properties included: a 46-acre oceanfront resort on Barbuda's western coast, a 13,600 s.f. oceanfront estate in coveted Princess Isle on Grand Bahama Island, and a breathtaking lakefront retreat in renowned Reynolds Plantation, Georgia.
The conversation and networking before and after the auction event was lively and animated, in between bites of elegant hors d'oeuvres, and wine and cocktails. One of the favorites from the bar was a unique concoction called, appropriately enough, "The Gavel".
Although with the final swing of the actual auctioneer gavel, the auction came to an end, the evening's reception continued as the reception-goers enjoyed the view and each other. Attendees agreed that the connections and memories made at the CEO Trust/Concierge Auctions event that night at Trump Soho will surely continue.