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Lisa Summers joins Sotheby's International Realty with an impressive portfolio of accomplishments. Having resided in Manhattan, Los Angeles, Silicon Valley, Napa Valley and London each city has afforded Lisa a myriad of opportunities in the marketing and public relations fields. During her 15-year expansive PR career, Lisa has been a Vice President with some of TV’s renowned networks, fashion houses and hotels, including CBS’s Entertainment Tonight, HBO, OWN: Oprah Winfrey’s Network, Vogue Magazine, Hilton Hotels, Kate Spade and The Metropolitan Opera. She was the producer and creative mind behind Entertainment Tonight’s Primetime Emmy party, the #1 after party for 1500 guests for the Emmy’s 7 years in a row. She has been quoted in publications including USA Today, The New York Post, Crain’s New York and The Wall Street Journal among many others.
Born in London, England, Lisa comes from a long line of real estate veterans as her mother, Senior Global Real Estate Advisor and Associate Broker Lee Summers, has been part of the Sotheby’s International Realty family for 25 years. Lisa has always found an interest in real estate, but also has an eye for design and home staging. She has kept up with market trends on both coasts which has contributed to her current New York real estate knowledge.
Combining her public relations, events, marketing and social media skills with her relationships throughout the entertainment and lifestyle industries, Lisa has generated enormous results and has a strong background of winning new business and a demonstrated track record of delivering results. Finding that public relations is similar to real estate, Lisa is groomed with excellent client skills and earned a reputation for professionalism, perseverance and discretion throughout her career. She was nominated as the 2011 and 2012 PR Executive/Publicist of the year by BizBash magazine.
Lisa grew up in Manhattan and attended New York’s private girls school Hewitt. She studied business at the American College in London, England and holds a Bachelor’s of Arts degree from American University in Washington, DC specializing in Communications and Business Affairs.