THE CEO: NEIL PALMER
Christie's Elizabeth Taylor
sales, which have captured headlines around the globe,
will kick off tomorrow, Tuesday, December 13, with the
Legendary Jewels Evening Sale in New
York. The ensuing four days of sales, in addition to the
Online-Only Auction, will create
historic exposure and heightened global esteem for our
Why is this important to real
The "halo" effect from this
degree of coverage and international buzz is a
phenomenon one simply cannot put a price on. To fully
leverage this opportunity and ride the coattails of this
exposure, talk to your clients about the sale so that
they can fully appreciate that this is the very same
brand, the same level of glamour, and the same rarified
clientele your brokerage is associated with.
Every day this week, we will be
sending to you the results of the sales, with a final
wrap-up next Monday. I urge you to put this information
to its fullest use and impress your local markets with
the company you keep.
CONFERENCE DATES ANNOUNCED
2012 Christie's International Real Estate Global Annual
Conference will be held October 16----19 at the
Ritz-Carlton, South Beach in Miami,
CONFERENCES FOR SALES ASSOCIATES
Regional Conference · February 13, 2012 · New York,
Join us for this must-attend event that
brings together industry experts and distinguished
colleagues for a unique one-day forum. You'll learn
invaluable ways to "own your market," grow your
business, and achieve success in 2012. All Christie's
International Real Estate sales associates are welcome
James Christie Room, 20 Rockefeller Plaza, New York, New
February 13, 2012
Registration 12:00 p.m. Conference 1-5
p.m. Cocktail Reception 5-7 p.m.
Register for the Northeastern Regional
Conference online today.
THE NEW AFFILIATE
in history, architecture, culture, and Southern
hospitality, the city of Savannah, Georgia, is home to
the network's newest Affiliate, Seabolt
Brokers----a Harry Norman,
Realtors firm. "Seabolt is the second brokerage
affiliated with Harry Norman Realtors to gain admittance
to our network of luxury specialists," says Rick Moeser,
Senior Vice President. "That speaks volumes to the high
esteem with which we hold Harry Norman, our valued
affiliate since 2007, and all of its associated
THE NEW STAFF MEMBERS
Andrews Appointed to Head Central Region
are delighted to welcome Clayton Andrews as Senior Vice
President and General Manager of the Central Region.
Clayton assumes responsibility for our
existing Affiliate and Bespoke relationships in the
Central Region, and aims to significantly expand this
important business to the benefit of our global network.
Clayton brings to his position more than
two decades of luxury residential real estate
experience. From 1991-2003, he served as a partner and
member of the board of directors for Jackson Hole Realty
in Wyoming. He sold his company to Sotheby's in 2003,
becoming Executive Vice President and Chief Operating
Officer for the Mountain Region, overseeing more than
400 brokers and growing his area into a market
Moriaty Joins as Affiliate Account Development Manager
Moriarty, based in the New York office, has
been hired to implement an Affiliate Account Development
Program to support you in maximizing the value of the
Christie's International Real Estate Programs and
Services. She will be working closely with the Regional
offices, Client Service Representatives, and the
Marketing team. El brings a wealth of marketing and
real estate industry experience to her position. Most
recently she was Director, Marketing Strategy and
Operations with Hackman Capital, a private real estate
investment firm in Los Angeles.
ALERT: PRUDENTIAL ACQUIRED BY BROOKFIELD
As you may be aware, last week Prudential
Financial announced the sale of its real estate business
to Brookfield Residential Property Services----the
Canadian-based franchisor that provides services in the
U.S. under the Real Living brand----for a reported
US$110 million. As with any large change in the business
landscape, this, too, may offer an opportunity for you
to facilitate a recruiting discussion with a new
audience of agents.
TIME: AFFILIATE NEWS
Open House Attracts Top Brokers in Miami,
grand two-day Open House event at Turtle
Reef estate last month attracted top brokers from
throughout the area, including Carole Hogan of Brown
Harris Stevens of Palm Beach and Chappy Adams of
Illustrated Properties. Enrolled in the Bespoke
Marketing Program, this majestic four-acre oceanfront
compound in North Palm Beach, Florida, is replete with
an astounding 320 feet of direct
Adams (Illustrated Properties), Rick Moeser (Christie's
International Real Estate), Denice Sexton (Illustrated
Properties), and Peter Erdmann (Illustrated
Jess Reid Honored for Work with Students
Park City awarded Jess Reid, founder of Jess Reid Real
Estate in Park City, Utah, its ninth
annual "Community Leadership Award." The prestigious
honor is awarded to an individual who has provided
sustained community leadership. Reid has served in
leadership positions with the Utah Travel Council, the
Park City Chamber/Bureau, the Park City Rotary Club, the
Park City Board of Realtors, the Egyptian Theatre, and
Pictured Right: Jess Reid of Jess
Reid Real Estate
FROM CHRISTIE'S INTERNATIONAL REAL ESTATE
Engine Optimization - Cross-Linking Your
Links are the easiest, yet most
significant, way to improve SEO. By
December 31, our goal is for each Affiliate to have at
least one link from their website to ours. (We, of
course, already link to all Affiliate sites.) We suggest
that you display your
link prominently on your home page.
If you already link to us, check to ensure that
you are using our current address:
FTP Site Launched December 5th
A new FTP
improve reliability, security, and the speed of file
launched on December 5th. The web address is the same
the new FTP site looks slightly different than the old
system. Existing FTP users will need to login using a
temporary password (RealEstate1) and then choose a new
password for the company account. If you have any
questions, please contact your Client Services
Web Site Highlights
highly-qualified homebuyers to your properties on
www.christiesrealestate.com continues to be the driving
force behind our digital enhancements. This month
we reintroduced the option to search by your company's
property ID or MLS number in Advanced Search, making it
easier for visitors to find your properties. Highlights
from the site's statistics in November
visits, up 20 percent versus last year.
time spent on website was 7½ minutes, up 36 percent
versus last year.
from www.christies.com was up 56
percent of visitors to the site were from outside the
U.S. The top five countries outside of the U.S. were
the U.K., Canada, France, Australia, and Italy.
from social media websites was up 35 percent versus
updated Web Site statistics are available for use in
your listing presentations at http://r20.rs6.net/tn.jsp?llr=st7gtybab&et=1108554354509&s=2614&e=001EX5QUQBP29NwjCsM8XsjY5wQ58_ovdh9idGOtXRWWMALE6EdsoVjmbvHcbZ63nnGoIP-B6P6dzGC5ThAzOODPHjO5z3a19y4ujcrwOTwIbZPP7J4D6zNGlpATWrEw9_K.
anniversary of Miami's Art Basel drew record numbers of
artists and collectors from around the world. Real
estate was prominently displayed----banners,
brochures, Bespoke booklets, and Issue Three of the
a Christie's Post War and Contemporary Art preview and
brunch reception in the JW Marquis Marriot galleries.
More than 200 important art clients enjoyed "The
Peter Norton Christmas Project: A Retrospective," a
playful display of upscale holiday gifts commissioned by
the California tech entrepreneur and art collector and
sent to his friends as gifts each of the past 23
and Real Estate Synergy: Hong
Christie's Hong Kong Autumn auctions
realized a combined total of HK$2.85 billion (US$366
million) across 12 sales of paintings, wine, jewels,
watches, and works of art. These results bring the
season total for Christie's Asia to HK$3.025 billion
(US$389 million) and the 2011 full year results to
HK$7.04 billion (US$904 million). In addition to the
usual real estate displays at the Hong Kong sales, Mitch
Lewis (Managing Director----Asia Pacific)
hosted a well-attended property seminar which resulted
in a number of highly-qualified real estate inquiries
from Christie's clients.
IN THE BESPOKE MARKETING PROGRAM
- Chateau de Seguin, sited amid the
beautiful French countryside
near Bordeaux, with a long history devoted
to agriculture and wine production.
Hill, a 70-acre architectural treasure only 22
miles from downtown Philadelphia, offered at
- Blairsden Estate, one of the crown
jewels of New Jersey's Somerset Hills, offered at
- Oceanside Paradise, an opulent
six-bedroom estate overlooking the Caribbean
Sea in the gated beach resort community of Palmas
del Mar, Puerto Rico.
the complete list of properties enrolled in the program,
visit Featured Properties.
Real Estate Sells US$14,500,000 Belgravia
Located on the
exclusive Grosvenor estate in prime central
London, a beautiful mews house was sold on the
third viewing at the full asking price, in the region of
US$14,500,000. The sale set a record price per square
foot for a house of this kind. Giles Hannah, Director of
Sales for London and Europe, says, "This truly
demonstrates that rare properties in core markets such
as prime central London can still achieve the full
asking price, even in this economic
Other recent sales from the network
Wüst und Wüst.
Zurich, Switzerland. List Price:
Fenton Lang Bruner &
Associates. Jupiter Island, Florida. List
Lawrence Real Estate. Rye, New York. List
Estates International LLC. Kapalua, Hawaii.
List Price US$9,600,000.
Wüst und Wüst. Zurich,
Switzerland. List Price: CHF
Lawrence Real Estate. Bedford Hills, New York.
List Price: US$5,995,000.
Realtors. Bay Head, New Jersey. List Price:
Realtors. Great Neck, Long
Island. Sale Price: US$4,850,000. The highest
priced sale in the town of Great Neck for
Real Estate. Newport, Rhode Island.
Realtors. Mantoloking, New Jersey. List Price:
Estates International LLC. Kapalua, Hawaii.
Sold Price US$3,000,000.
Delman Real Estate.
Newport, Rhode Island. US$2,775,000.
Realtors. South Mantoloking, New Jersey. List
Danley Realty. Paradise Valley, Arizona. List
Lawrence Real Estate. Irvington, New York. List