July 18, 2008

First Global Real Estate Business Social Networking Site: GPDLink.Com

BEVERLY HILLS, Calif., July 18 /PRNewswire/ -- Global Property Database (GPD), An IRETO Company, launched GPDLink.com (http://www.gpdlink.com/), an online deal-making and capital-raising business social network for the real estate industry. This new online platform will allow developers, owners and investors from around the globe a place to network and do business.

Unlike LinkedIn and other business social networks, GPDLink will be 100% focused on real estate. Membership to GPDLink is a free service. Members can also use the online deal-making exchange and connection systems of GPDDeal.com (http://www.gpddeal.com/), the sister site to GPDLink.com (http://www.gpdlink.com/).

In today's market, owners and developers are forced to look outside the normal channels to find capital for projects and buyers for their properties. "Some of the largest real estate brokerage companies in the US have used our GPDDeal platform to market their properties to the Global Marketplace with huge success. Now we are offering this same opportunity to the world," said Kamia Taylor, Director of Marketing at IRETO.

Because of its real estate focus, the site provides a open environment where people can network with others in the same business, while listing and/or searching resources for jobs and freelance labor, news and industry research.

"The goal is to bring all the professionals around the globe together. In addition to deal-making and capital-raising services, we will have a strong labor-finding and company / services database. Washington has been slow to act on US real estate problems -- putting tons of skilled labor into the market. So, we are adding tools that will permit firms to find and hire that labor on either a temporary or permanent basis," said Bryan Shaffer, IRETO Chairman.

"Over the last 5 years I have traveled to almost every real estate market around the globe and developed extended relationships there. With GPDLink, professionals can develop the same relationships without leaving their office computers," Shaffer added.

   For further information, contact:   Kamia Taylor   310.285.1770 or [email protected]   

IRETO -- The International Real Estate Trade Organization (http://www.ireto.org/) -- is the world's largest Global Real Estate Deal-Making and Capital-Raising network. IRETO Global Property and Capital Platform allows for Buyers, Sellers and Capital Providers to conduct business using the latest in technology and all of our information resources. IRETO has over 112,000 Members in 72 Nations around the Globe. The IRETO Platform is comprised of GPDLink, our new real estate business social network, GPD Deal, Online Deal-making and capital-raising exchange, GRE Deal, Live Deal making Events and on-line radio broadcast and podcasting Global Real Estate Radio Platform.

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IRETO Global Real Estate Network

CONTACT: Kamia Taylor of IRETO, +1-310-285-1770, [email protected]

Web site: http://www.ireto.org/http://www.gpdlink.com/http://www.gpddeal.com/