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Russ Lyon SIR January Newsletter

Every Car Needs A Home: The new year means it’s auto season here in Arizona! Things may seem a bit different this season as some shows and auctions have decided to change their dates and host a more intimate setting for health and safety, but we’ve got a line up of lavish estates to get any car lover ramped up. Read more here

Home is Where the Heart Is: Whether by necessity or choice, home is not just our place of comfort and relaxation. Home is now our office, our gym, our favorite restaurant, our date night and more homebuyers and owners have discovered that their next purchase or renovation needs to match and accommodate their new lifestyle of being at home more than ever. Read more here

Design Trends of 2021: Elle Decor asked designers and industry veterans what they are forecasting as the top design trends moving forward into 2021. A neutral palette, relaxed seating, state-of-the-art entertainment equipment, and substantial dining tables are just a few of the trends that have emerged from all these days spent at home. Read more here

Sophisticated and Snug: 6 home features to chase away the chill this winter. With the winter months upon us, now is the time to create warm and cozy spaces for relaxing on chilly nights. While there are many tried and true strategies for making winter bright (with a steaming mug of mulled wine at the top of the list), set a foundation with inviting interior design. Whether you’re giving your current rooms a makeover or thinking ahead on inspiration, here are five sophisticated features to help welcome in the cheer. Read more here

Explore Switzerland: Every day, Sylvia Michel and her fluffy White Swiss Shepherd Rasta go on a hike through the perfect hills and valleys of Switzerland, and they take their Instagram followers along for the ride. Since COVID19 has kept many people in self isolation, travel-lovers around the world have been living vicariously through Rasta the dog’s daily adventures. Read more here

Upcoming Auctions: Following the guidelines for the Phase Four reopening of Manhattan, Sotheby’s is able to accommodate clients in their building by appointment only. For interest in upcoming auctions, to preview, or bid, click here.

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Sotheby’s International Realty® Brand Opens First Office In Paraguay

Sotheby’s International Realty today announced that Raices Real Estate Group in Paraguay is the newest member of its global network and will now operate as Paraguay Sotheby’s International Realty. This addition marks the brand´s first affiliated office in the country and its continued strategic growth in Latin America, bringing its office count in the region to 26 in total.

Paraguay Sotheby’s International Realty is a family-owned and operated company managed by Ernesto, Aníbal, Jorge, and Yolanda Figueredo Coronel, who bring a combined more than 20 years of experience in the real estate industry in Paraguay and Latin America. The company is actively involved in the development of real estate projects and the growing interest for primary and vacation homes.

The modern real estate market in Paraguay continues to grow. The region is considered a central hub for South America with a number of connecting flights from major capitals, and we are seeing increased demand in the residential market as buyers seek high-end listings or vacation homes. The Figueredo Coronel family and their team have great knowledge at the local and regional level, and we are proud to welcome them as a new affiliate.

Philip White, President and CEO of SOtheby’s International Realty

“Aligning our company with Sotheby’s International Realty enables us to provide an added level of international exposure to our different projects,” said Ernesto Figueredo. “Our company culture is built on innovation, high quality service, professionalism, technology, and excellence. It was important that we affiliate with a brand that values these same principles and one that actively works to highlight a property to tell its story, capturing the attention of prospective clients on both a local and international level.

Paraguay Sotheby´s International Realty is located in Asunción. Paraguay Sotheby’s International Realty will serve the luxury and residential markets of Paraguay, such as Asunción and Gran Asunción, San Bernardino, Ciudad del Este, Encarnación and Pedro Juan Caballero, with 15 agents.

The Sotheby’s International Realty network currently has more than 23,000 affiliated independent sales associates located in approximately 1,000 offices in 72 countries and territories worldwide. Paraguay Sotheby’s International Realty listings are 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.

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Sotheby’s International Realty® Brand Expands Presence in Germany

Sotheby’s International Realty today announced Schürrer & Fleischer Immobilien is the newest member of its global network and will now operate as Baden-Württemberg Sotheby’s International Realty. The addition marks the brand’s 15th office in Germany and its expanding presence in Europe with more than 140 offices.

Baden-Württemberg Sotheby’s International Realty will be owned and operated by Peter Schürrer and Bernd Fleischer and will serve the luxury residential real estate market in Stuttgart and the surrounding region, such as Mannheim, Heidelberg, Neustadt, and Baden-Baden. Bernd and Peter bring nearly 25 years of real estate experience to the company and 35 agents.

“Stuttgart is the sixth largest city in Germany and is renowned for its wealth, outstanding infrastructure, and strong economy,” said Philip White, president and chief executive officer of Sotheby’s International Realty. “The demand for real estate in Stuttgart’s premium segment is correspondingly high and we couldn’t be more excited to welcome Peter Schürrer and Bernd Fleischer and the Baden-Württemberg Sotheby’s International Realty company to the network.”

“As one of the leading real estate companies in Baden-Württemberg, we take great pride in  distinguishing ourselves among buyers and sellers by providing top quality service,” said Bernd. “Stuttgart and the surrounding region are an excellent choice for those seeking a mixture of provincial and cosmopolitan flair. Our affiliation with Sotheby’s International Realty will further capture the attention of the higher-priced segment and showcase our listings on an international scale.”

Baden-Württemberg Sotheby’s International Realty has an office in the town of Stuttgart. Since the establishment of its charitable foundation in 2009, the company and its agents annually support regional Caritas association projects, which aims to support those in need. The company also sponsors sporting events to promote community involvement.

The Sotheby’s International Realty® network currently has more than 23,000 affiliated independent sales associates located in approximately 1,000 offices in 72 countries and territories worldwide. Baden-Württemberg Sotheby’s International Realty listings are 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.

Discover homes for sale and rent in Germany and around the world on sothebysrealty.com

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Sotheby’s International Realty acquires 101-year-old San Fran brokerage McGuire Realty

McGuire Real Estate, a residential real estate brokerage founded in San Francisco in 1919, announced today that it is joining the Sotheby’s International Realty® network. Sotheby’s International Realty, Inc. has acquired the assets of the firm’s San Francisco offices in the Marina and Noe Valley and will operate under the leadership of Executive Vice President Jeffrey Gibson. Golden Gate Sotheby’s International Realty has acquired the assets of McGuire’s Berkeley and Burlingame offices and will operate under the leadership of Bill Bullock, president and chief executive officer of Golden Gate Sotheby’s International Realty.

The addition of McGuire broadens the existing Sotheby’s International Realty network in the San Francisco Bay Area which is now served by 29 offices and more than 725 independent sales associates. Combined, these offices brokered more than $8 billion in sales volume in 2019.

Family-owned and managed since 1919, McGuire has long been a leader in the San Francisco Bay Area, known for providing professional luxury real estate services. McGuire President and Chief Executive Officer Charles Moore will join Sotheby’s International Realty, Inc. as a consultant and Moore’s leadership team including Lauren Bensinger will join the firm as vice president of operations. Abbie Higashi of McGuire will join Golden Gate Sotheby’s International Realty as vice president of sales and risk management.

“The San Francisco Bay Area is the international technology capital of the world and attracts residents from all over the globe,” said Charles Moore. “Sotheby’s International Realty is a globally recognized leader in luxury real estate and the brand’s unrivaled international network and multi-lingual marketing capabilities will provide the seasoned agents at McGuire a competitive advantage over local or national firms.”

McGuire has long been respected in the Bay Area as a premier real estate brokerage firm making it an ideal fit for our network. McGuire’s agents are deeply invested in San Francisco, the East Bay and the Peninsula where they have lived and worked in these communities for decades. We are excited to welcome them and provide access to new marketing platforms to help expose their listings to the world via the Sotheby’s International Realty brand.

Philip White, President and CEO of Sotheby’s International Realty

The Sotheby’s International Realty network currently has more than 23,000 affiliated independent sales associates located in 1,000 offices in 72 countries and territories worldwide. In 2019, the brand achieved a record global sales volume of US$114 billion. Sotheby’s International Realty listings are 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 benefit from an association with the Sotheby’s auction house and worldwide Sotheby’s International Realty marketing programs.

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Sotheby’s International Realty® Brand Expands Into Romania

Sotheby’s International Realty Affiliates LLC today announced that Artmark Historical Estate in Romania is the newest member of its global network and will now operate as Romania Sotheby’s International Realty. This addition marks the brand’s first affiliated office in the country and its continued strategic growth in Europe.

Romania Sotheby’s International Realty is owned and operated by Constantin Prisecaru, who has practiced real estate in Romania for seven years. Monica Barbu is the chief executive officer for the company and brings more than 20 years of real estate industry experience in the region. Romania Sotheby’s International Realty will serve the luxury and residential markets of Bucharest and the surrounding region.

The modern real estate market in Romania continues to develop and flourish. We are seeing increased demand in Bucharest and its surrounding areas and the luxury market continues to expand as interest grows for holiday and weekend homes at the seaside or in the mountains. Constantin and his team have a passion for and strong grasp on the Romanian market, and we are proud to welcome them as an affiliate.

Philip White, President and CEO of Sotheby’s International Realty

“Joining forces with Sotheby’s International Realty enables us to provide an added level of international exposure to our clients and listings,” said Prisecaru. “Our company culture is built on professionalism, heritage, and excellence. It was important that we aligned ourselves with a brand that values these same principles and one that actively works to highlight a property in its best light, bringing attention to landmarks, heritage, history, and architecture.”

Romania Sotheby’s International Realty is located in Bucharest with six sales associates. The company and its sales associates are actively involved in promoting Romanian heritage and continue to work to bring attention to historical buildings throughout the country including palaces, castles, manors, and century-old villas.

The Sotheby’s International Realty network currently has more than 23,000 affiliated independent sales associates located in 1,000 offices in 72 countries and territories worldwide. In 2019, the brand achieved a record global sales volume of $114 billion USD. Romania Sotheby’s International Realty listings are 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.

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Sotheby’s International Realty® Brand Expands Presence In Staten Island

Sotheby’s International Realty Affiliates LLC today announced that Laird Klein Realty in Staten Island, New York, is the newest member of its global network and will now operate as Laird Klein Sotheby’s International Realty.

Established in 2014, Laird Klein Sotheby’s International Realty is owned and operated by Laird Klein. The firm will serve the luxury and residential real estate markets in Staten Island, including Todt Hill, Emerson Hill and Grymes Hill.

The luxury residential real estate market in Staten Island continues to thrive and has experienced an increase of new developments and large estates in the region’s South Shore, which has shaped the area’s luxury market. Laird and his team bring 22 years of market experience and we are pleased to welcome Laird Klein Sotheby’s International Realty to our extensive global network.

Philip White, President and CEO of Sotheby’s International Realty

“We pride ourselves on offering concierge-like service to each of our clients, regardless of price point,” said Klein. “The Sotheby’s International Realty® brand is the pinnacle in the real estate industry and aligning our company with its vast network enables us to further provide our associates with the tools they need to exceed industry standards and uphold a reputation of excellence.”

Laird Klein Sotheby’s International Realty has 14 sales associates and the company is actively involved in the community. The company consists of former board members for Staten Island’s Cultural Institutions Group, which comprises Snug Harbor Cultural Center, Staten Island Children’s Museum and the Staten Island Zoo.

The Sotheby’s International Realty network currently has over 23,000 affiliated independent sales associates located in nearly 1,000 offices in 71 countries and territories worldwide. In 2018, the brand achieved a record global sales volume of $112 billion USD. Laird Klein Sotheby’s International Realty listings are 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.

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Sotheby’s International Realty Expands California Presence

Sotheby’s International Realty Affiliates LLC today announced that Murray Real Estate, Inc. is the newest member of its global network and will now operate as Crest Sotheby’s International Realty. The addition marks the Sotheby’s International Realty® brand’s continued growth in the state of California. 

Owned and operated by Rob Murray, the firm will serve both the luxury and residential real estate market in Riverside, Inland Empire and Inland Orange County. 

Riverside is flourishing with three universities, a college and a growing technology industry, making it a prime area for growth. Rob has led a successful company for more than 30 years with a focus on demonstrating professionalism, integrity and innovation – attributes that are valued at the Sotheby’s International Realty brand – and we look forward to welcoming them to the network.

Philip White, President and CEO of Sotheby’s INternational Realty

“The mission of Crest Sotheby’s International Realty is to deliver the highest level of service to our clients,” said Murray. “We focus on being progressive and innovative, and our affiliation with Sotheby’s International Realty helps us provide true international exposure for our clients and offers both agents and clients increased capabilities, tools and resources to achieve higher levels of success.” 

Crest Sotheby’s International Realty is located in Riverside with 35 sales associates. The company and its agents actively support the local community and are involved with the Riverside Chambers of Commerce, Leadership Riverside, and Riverside Community Hospital Board of Directors, in addition to a number of causes, including those dedicated to autism and breast cancer. The community was also selected as the new site for the California Air Resources Board, as well as a new University of California medical school. 

The Sotheby’s International Realty network currently has more than 23,000 affiliated independent sales associates located in more than 1,000 offices in 71 countries and territories worldwide. In 2018, the brand achieved a record global sales volume of $112 billion USD. Crest Sotheby’s International Realty listings are 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. 

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Sotheby’s International Realty® Brand Expands Into Cyprus

Sotheby’s International Realty Affiliates LLC today announced its expanding presence in Europe with the opening of Cyprus Sotheby’s International Realty.

Cyprus Sotheby’s International Realty is owned and led by Andrey Manukovskiy, chairman, and Anastasia Yianni, chief executive officer, who have practiced real estate in Cyprus for 19 years. Cyprus Sotheby’s International Realty is located in Pafos and will serve the luxury residential markets of Limassol, Pafos, Nicosia, Larnaca and Agia Napa.

Cyprus continues to attract high-net-worth individuals from a variety of markets around the world due to its strategic location and high quality, high yield investment opportunities. Andrey and Anastasia have a strong understanding and passion for the luxury real estate, and we are proud to welcome them as an affiliate in Cyprus.

Philip White, President and CEO of Sotheby’s International Realty

“The luxury real estate market in Cyprus continues to grow due to the appeal of the Mediterranean lifestyle, the sunny climate and our hospitable culture, said Anastasia Yianni. “From a global perspective, we are noticing interest from Europe, China, India, and Russia. Aligning our company with the Sotheby’s International Realty® brand will further enable us to provide a tailor-made approach to the needs and requirements for each of our clients. Our company culture is based on expertise and a tradition of customer service and our integration to the Sotheby’s International Realty network will enable us to continue this approach on a global scale with unparalleled marketing and exposure.”

The Sotheby’s International Realty network currently has more than 23,000 affiliated independent sales associates located in nearly 1,000 offices in 71 countries and territories worldwide. In 2018, the brand achieved a record global sales volume of $112 billion USD. Cyprus Sotheby’s International Realty listings are 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.

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Sotheby’s International Realty® Brand Expands Into Kansas

Sotheby’s International Realty Affiliates LLC today announced that Bash Real Estate in Mission Woods, Kansas is the newest member of its global network and will now operate as Bash & Co. Sotheby’s International Realty– the brand’s first affiliated office in the state of Kansas.

Owned and operated by Andrew Bash, the firm will serve the luxury residential real estate markets in the greater Kansas City metropolitan area, including Kansas City, Mission Hills, Prairie Village, Leawood and Overland Park.

The luxury residential real estate market in the greater Kansas City metropolitan area had explosive growth in the last 10 years, which has resulted in a greater demand for exceptional, high-end properties. We are pleased to welcome Bash & Co. Sotheby’s International Realty to our extensive global network and to service the Kansas City metropolitan area. Andrew and his team have been in the market for 20 years and they are well-equipped to represent the significant number of high-net-worth individuals and families coming to the market.

Philip White, President and CEO of Sotheby’s International Realty

“Providing our clients with an extraordinary experience is at the core of everything that we do,” said Bash. “Aligning our company with Sotheby’s International Realty will allow us to take what we have started to a whole new level. We are thrilled to be a steward of such an exceptional brand, and we are excited for our clients and Kansas City, both of whom deserve this opportunity.”

Bash & Co. Sotheby’s International Realty is located in the city of Mission Woods and is a part of the greater Kansas City metropolitan area. The office has eight sales associates and is the first Sotheby’s International Realty®brand affiliatedcompany in the state of Kansas.Bash & Co. Sotheby’s International Realty is also involved in bringing new businesses and industries to the Kansas City area through its participation in the Kansas City Area Development Council. In addition, Andrew Bash created “Awake Your State,” a non-profit, which focuses on anti-bullying and kindness in schools throughout the metropolitan area.

The Sotheby’s International Realtynetwork currently has more than 23,000 affiliated independent sales associates located in nearly 1,000 offices in 71 countries and territories worldwide. In 2018, the brand achieved a record global sales volume of $112 billion USD. Bash & Co. Sotheby’s International Realty listings are 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 Realtymarketing programs. Each office is independently owned and operated.