“Fiji is known for its unique beauty and global appeal, which are attractive to the international buyer,” said Philip White, president and chief executive officer of Sotheby’s International Realty Affiliates LLC. “The Sotheby’s International Realty brand is dedicated to providing luxury real estate services in the most sought after destinations in the world. We are proud to expand our brand presence into Fiji.”
New Zealand Sotheby’s International Realty joined the Sotheby’s International Realty network in 2006 under the leadership of Co-Owners and Managing Directors Julian Brown and Mark Harris. Since then, the firm has expanded and now has 12 office locations throughout New Zealand with plans to open an office in Fiji in the first quarter of 2017.
“The time was right to make a strategic move to expand our operations into Fiji due to an increasing interest in the islands from international buyers and its proximity to New Zealand in the South Pacific,” said Harris. “Fiji is an ideal holiday destination, boasting a secluded an exquisite lifestyle with over 300 islands, while also easily accessible with non-stop flights from major financial hubs around the world.”
The Sotheby’s International Realty network currently has more than 20,000 affiliated independent sales associates located in approximately 850 offices in 65 countries and territories worldwide. New Zealand Sotheby’s International Realty listings will be marketed on the sothebysrealty.com global website. In addition to the referral opportunities and widened exposure generated from this source, the firm’s brokers and clients will benefit from an association with the Sotheby’s auction house and worldwide Sotheby’s International Realty marketing programs. Each office is independently owned and operated.
Twenty of Kienlen Lattmann Sotheby’s International Realty agents attended a Sotheby’s Auction House Tour on December 8th. They viewed the Rock & Roll exhibit featuring unique collector’s items that can’t be seen anywhere else. A team favorite was Bob Dylan’s hand written lyrics to “Blowin’ in the Wind” with an estimated value of $300,000. They also got a chance to watch a live auction. “Sold!” yelled the auctioneer as he hit the gavel to close the bidding on a platinum diamond ring. The final hammer price was $1,842,500. They then went back down to the first floor to visit the Sotheby’s Wine store. They tasted the brand’s own Champagne which is a Non-Vintage, made from 100% Grand Cru Chardonnay, coming from 21 hectares of Grand Cru vineyards in Chouilly, France. The agents then headed downtown to have lunch & a listing with some Manhattan SIR agents. It was a lovely New York day and reminded them of the vast network that Sotheby’s consumes.
The firm, which is led by Javier Contreras, chief executive officer, will serve the luxury residential real estate market throughout Chile.
“Chile’s luxury real estate market has experienced impressive growth over the past few years providing an opportune time to expand the Sotheby’s International Realty® brand into the country,” said Philip White, president and chief executive officer of Sotheby’s International Realty Affiliates LLC. “We are pleased to welcome Chile Sotheby’s International Realty to our network.”
“Our mission is to provide our clients with personalized, quality service in order to deliver an exceptional buying and selling experience,” said Contreras. “We are deeply knowledgeable about the markets we serve and cannot wait to share that insight with a network of potential buyers from around the world. We are proud to be affiliating with the Sotheby’s International Realty brand.”
Chile Sotheby’s International Realty is located at 2467 Alonso de Cordoba St., Vitacura.