For Immediate Release

Beverly Hills, CA. – August 27, 2014 – F. Ron Smith, President of Leverage Global Partners, recently welcomed Cornerstone Properties International as the Network’s exclusive member in the Tampa area. A unique alignment of the most prestigious independent real estate brokerage firms around the world, Leverage Global Partners offers its members the opportunity to better serve their clients’ relocation and real estate portfolio needs by establishing each member firm as key players in the international real estate arena.


“We personally vet each real estate brokerage before offering them membership, so we are certain that Cornerstone Properties International is an innovative and forward-thinking market leader, offering exceptional service to their clients and to the communities around Tampa,” said Smith. “We are thrilled to welcome them to Leverage Global Partners.”  Steve Eckhardt, the President of Cornerstone Properties has been selling luxury homes along the Gulf Coast of Florida since 1999 and has been recognized by Who’s Who In Luxury Real Estate since 2002.
As a member of Leverage, Cornerstone Properties International will be promoted as the Network’s exclusive representative for the Tampa area, facilitating a framework in which the company can expand and compete with larger franchise networks. Through Leverage’s “Just Ask” referral program, Cornerstone Properties Internationalassociates are offered personal introductions and provided access to top firms around the world, ensuring them incomparable networking ability in the worldwide luxury real estate market.


In addition to offering exceptional service and connectivity, Leverage differentiates itself from existing international luxury real estate associations by increasing the online and social media presence of their members, and providing marketing tools designed to help a member expand their individual business. Leverage promotes the presidents of member firms and extends media access for their members’ properties through a robust public relations outreach and digital platform.


Leverage Global Partners is rapidly expanding its membership base and currently has members in numerous dynamic communities around the world, including Paris, Los Angeles, New York, London, Hong Kong, Shanghai, Vancouver, Tokyo, and Bangkok. For more information, call 310-500-3641, visit, or follow them on Facebook or Twitter.


About Leverage Global Partners

Leverage Global Partners aligns the most prestigious independent luxury real estate brokerage firms from around the world – only one exclusive member per community – creating a unique global network of professionals that serve the relocation and real-estate portfolio needs of their clients, nationally and internationally. Founded by the visionaries of a leading independent luxury real estate firm in Beverly Hills with over US $4 billion of collective sales expertise, Leverage Global Partners offers its member cutting-edge marketing resources in social media, public relations and communication. In addition, Leverage promotes unique real estate developments around the globe.


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