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Membership Overview

PowerHouse SMART® is the only networking & education community for leaders in all areas of luxury design, build, development, and blue-chip real estate. Membership is exclusive, by invitation or referral only. When you apply, please expect a confirmation within 48 hours of acceptance.

our mission

Find your network

There are many reasons to apply for PHS membership: networking, expand your business, build trusted long-term relationships, access referrals, reinforce branding, and earn valuable business opportunities!

What's my home worth?

What should I expect?

Meet the best in the industry

  • Meet members who are like-minded leaders in the luxury market, membership is by invitation or referral only, and members agree to a Code of Conduct.
  • Members get a featured Member Profile on the community website.
  • Partnership opportunities with exclusive firms’ decision makers.

Learning/Network Events

  • Present or attend at education events, many offering CEU credits.
  • Members get complimentary or discounted tickets to attend destination events, from West Coast, East, South, Midwest, Europe and Africa (coming 2025).
  • Sponsor host exclusive cocktail networking, education & collaborative events.

Learning Resources

  • PHS social media YouTube channel featuring event education video content and cross marketing exposure.
  • Meet members offering services to professionals, B2B resources.
  • A direct relationship with PowerHouse Recruiting, offering member discounts for retained recruiting services.

Industry Exposure

  • Luxury consumer exposure from the open search PHS website's Member Directory.
  • Sponsor experiential marketing events, priority first to PHS members.
  • Attend one-of-a-kind PHS events, created for industry relationship building the PowerHouse way.
We've embarked on an exciting new phase at PowerHouse SMART, recentering our efforts to align with our mission of helping others grow.

For Midwest professionals and worldwide Sponsors, membership is available by invitation only. For an invitation to membership contact local PHS leaders and/or founder, Wendy S. Cohen.

Our commitment to fostering connections, sharing insights, and empowering individuals in the luxury industry remains unwavering. Engage with our community by attending ticketed events, sponsored events and access valuable resources through our website and social media platforms.

Expect to continue experiencing our dedication to advancing the industry through various events, educational initiatives, and thoughtful leadership. Stay tuned as we continue to champion innovation and excellence in the luxury lifestyle, design, and build world.

Select Your Plan

Membership is exclusive, by invitation or referral only!
All members agree to the PHS Code of Conduct.
Check out the plans below and reach out to us if you think you'd be a great fit for the community!




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Sponsorship is a relationship with PowerHouse SMART as a partner on an annual basis, customized for a conference or event, or your own sponsored event. Apply to Sponsor.

National Sponsors (all cities) $30,000
Partner Sponsors (one-city) $10,000
Gold Sponsor (one-city) $6,000
Silver Sponsor (one-city) $3,000
Member Sponsor (one-city) $1000
Event Host (one-city) $500


How do I join?

By Invitation Only. Not everyone can join PowerHouse SMART®. Members are carefully chosen and invited by industry veteran Wendy Cohen and/or referred by current members and trusted colleagues. Our community consists of top-tier professionals in construction, architecture, design, and various specialty, financial, and real estate services. We’re choosy so you won’t waste your time.

How do I retain membership?

Members commit to an annual recurring membership with an annual fee of $459. Members also have the choice to sign up for a monthly recurring membership. Members are to uphold the PowerHouse SMART® Member Code of Conduct and Website Terms of Use with integrity, honest dealings and professionalism.  Note, PHS reserves the right to adjust fees annually and deny new Member requests or renewals.

How do I connect?

PowerHouse SMART® offers many features for connecting with new contacts, staying in touch, and receiving alerts. As a member, you’ll be able to edit and update a short personal profile, a business profile with your email and website link, and an email address. Only paid, logged-in members can link to email. Get e-Invited! PowerHouse SMART® posts symposiums on the Calendar of Events as well as sends members a monthly e-news with a direct link to log-in and RSVP. Let us know what you think! PowerHouse SMART® periodically surveys our membership about topical issues to “take the temperature” of the entire luxury design-build community.