40 Years in Asia: Sotheby’s International Realty Attends Hong Kong Autumn Sales 2013

This past weekend key representatives from the Sotheby’s International Realty® brand attended Sotheby’s Hong Kong Autumn Sales 2013 in Hong Kong.

Callaway Henderson Princeton Sotheby's Hong Kong 40Asia

Representatives from Callaway Henderson Sotheby’s International Realty in Princeton, New Jersey. Pictured from left to right: Natalie Gilmore, Marketing Director; Susan Cook, Real Estate Sales Associate ; Judson Henderson, Owner/Broker.

During the five day event, Sotheby’s International Realty representatives interacted with auction goers and were available to talk about the attendees global real estate interests. Representatives from Atlanta Fine Homes Sotheby’s International Realty, Callaway Henderson Sotheby’s International Realty, Decker Bullock Sotheby’s International Realty, Fuller Sotheby’s International Realty, Hong Kong Sotheby’s International Realty, Philippine Sotheby’s International Realty, Sierra Sotheby’s International Realty, Sotheby’s International Realty, Inc, Summit Sotheby’s International Realty, TTR Sotheby’s International Realty and United Kingdom Sotheby’s International Realty were in attendance.

“This event provided a forum for our network to interact with each other, potential Asian buyers and Auction House executives and clientele,” said Philip White, president and chief executive officer, Sotheby’s International Realty Affiliates LLC. “Those who attended gained key insights into the Asian market and overseas buyers. We are proud to offer our network members the opportunity to take part in this important yearly sales event.”

Sotheby's 40th Anniversary Evening SaleView of the sales room at Sotheby’s 40th Anniversary Evening Sale.

The 16 record-breaking auctions saw new benchmarks set in many categories. Together they realized HK 41.96 billion / US $538 million, the highest grand total ever achieved by any global arts business operating in Asia. See more about the sales including records achieved.

40 Years in Asia: Sotheby’s International Realty Attends Hong Kong Autumn Sales 2013

This past weekend key representatives from the Sotheby’s International Realty® brand attended Sotheby’s Hong Kong Autumn Sales 2013 in Hong Kong.

Callaway Henderson Princeton Sotheby's Hong Kong 40Asia

Representatives from Callaway Henderson Sotheby’s International Realty in Princeton, New Jersey. Pictured from left to right: Natalie Gilmore, Marketing Director; Susan Cook, Real Estate Sales Associate ; Judson Henderson, Owner/Broker.

During the five day event, Sotheby’s International Realty representatives interacted with auction goers and were available to talk about the attendees global real estate interests. Representatives from Atlanta Fine Homes Sotheby’s International Realty, Callaway Henderson Sotheby’s International Realty, Decker Bullock Sotheby’s International Realty, Fuller Sotheby’s International Realty, Hong Kong Sotheby’s International Realty, Philippine Sotheby’s International Realty, Sierra Sotheby’s International Realty, Sotheby’s International Realty, Inc, Summit Sotheby’s International Realty, TTR Sotheby’s International Realty and United Kingdom Sotheby’s International Realty were in attendance.

“This event provided a forum for our network to interact with each other, potential Asian buyers and Auction House executives and clientele,” said Philip White, president and chief executive officer, Sotheby’s International Realty Affiliates LLC. “Those who attended gained key insights into the Asian market and overseas buyers. We are proud to offer our network members the opportunity to take part in this important yearly sales event.”

Sotheby's 40th Anniversary Evening SaleView of the sales room at Sotheby’s 40th Anniversary Evening Sale.

The 16 record-breaking auctions saw new benchmarks set in many categories. Together they realized HK 41.96 billion / US $538 million, the highest grand total ever achieved by any global arts business operating in Asia. See more about the sales including records achieved.

Sotheby’s International Realty Brand Enters the Philippines

Sotheby’s International Realty Affiliates LLC today announced its entrance into the Philippines with the signing of a 25-year master franchise agreement with Philippine Sotheby’s International Realty to develop the Sotheby’s International Realty® brand in the Philippines, with the first office opening in Manila.

Philip Mareschal serves as chief executive officer of Philippine Sotheby’s International Realty, which will focus exclusively on the the luxury home, apartment, retirement property, prime resort and vacation residence markets. The firm is located at Unit 802 at the Eco Tower in Bonifacio Global City, Taguig 1634, Manila, Philippines. An additional office is planned to open in Cebu, Visayas, later this year.

“Philippine Sotheby’s International Realty is yet another key step forward in our overall expansion plan for Southeast Asia,” said Philip White, chief executive officer, Sotheby’s International Realty Affiliates LLC. “Philip Mareschal has 13 years of experience as a top-tier real estate professional with Premier Sotheby’s International Realty in Naples, Florida. His firsthand knowledge and experience in leveraging the value of our brand will be an asset as he brings a new level of luxury real estate service into the Philippines.”

According to Mareschal, luxury real estate in the Philippines is a growing niche market and his firm is focused on bridging new opportunities for both local and foreign clients. “Our agents devote themselves to providing invaluable local knowledge and service on an international scale while offering our clients exceptional service by bringing the world to their home, paying attention to the details and understanding their needs, all with the goal of making their real estate transaction more enjoyable and worry free,” he said. “Our office is centrally located at the center for booming businesses and sophisticated lifestyle in BGC Taguig, Manila, Philippines.”

The Sotheby’s International Realty® network currently has more than 13,000 sales associates located in approximately 660 offices in 49 countries and territories worldwide. Philippine 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.

Sotheby’s International Realty Brand Enters the Philippines

Sotheby’s International Realty Affiliates LLC today announced its entrance into the Philippines with the signing of a 25-year master franchise agreement with Philippine Sotheby’s International Realty to develop the Sotheby’s International Realty® brand in the Philippines, with the first office opening in Manila.

Philip Mareschal serves as chief executive officer of Philippine Sotheby’s International Realty, which will focus exclusively on the the luxury home, apartment, retirement property, prime resort and vacation residence markets. The firm is located at Unit 802 at the Eco Tower in Bonifacio Global City, Taguig 1634, Manila, Philippines. An additional office is planned to open in Cebu, Visayas, later this year.

“Philippine Sotheby’s International Realty is yet another key step forward in our overall expansion plan for Southeast Asia,” said Philip White, chief executive officer, Sotheby’s International Realty Affiliates LLC. “Philip Mareschal has 13 years of experience as a top-tier real estate professional with Premier Sotheby’s International Realty in Naples, Florida. His firsthand knowledge and experience in leveraging the value of our brand will be an asset as he brings a new level of luxury real estate service into the Philippines.”

According to Mareschal, luxury real estate in the Philippines is a growing niche market and his firm is focused on bridging new opportunities for both local and foreign clients. “Our agents devote themselves to providing invaluable local knowledge and service on an international scale while offering our clients exceptional service by bringing the world to their home, paying attention to the details and understanding their needs, all with the goal of making their real estate transaction more enjoyable and worry free,” he said. “Our office is centrally located at the center for booming businesses and sophisticated lifestyle in BGC Taguig, Manila, Philippines.”

The Sotheby’s International Realty® network currently has more than 13,000 sales associates located in approximately 660 offices in 49 countries and territories worldwide. Philippine 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.

5 Unique Architectural Homes

From Japan to California, explore our collection of unique homes that are one-of-a-kind architectural masterpieces.

Shizuoka, Japan | Japan Sotheby’s International Realty | $1,839,218 USD, ¥180,000,000 JPY

luxury homes in japan

With wonderful views of Mt. Fuji, this modern slope-side luxury villa in Japan known as The Crescent House, was designed by the world renowned Japanese architect, Shigeru Ban. This seamless flow of cypress wood house brings the beauty and serenity of nature surrounding into the inside to entertain your eyes and soul. The residence comes with beautifully landscaped gardens, an outdoor Onsen bath with natural hot spring, a modern fireplace and in-floor heating.

Accord, New York, USA | Heather Corner Real Estate Sotheby’s International Realty | $1,500,000 USD

architectural homes new york

Architect-owned and built, this extraordinary diamond-shaped  contemporary house in New York was inspired by and takes its cues from nature. The dramatic home is set on 45 idyllic and private acres with its own lake, pond, thatched barn and paddocks. Significant aspects include a 43 foot stone tower that anchors the house with a cantilevered bluestone fireplace hearthstone, an open, spalted- maple central floating staircase, a counterweighted glass pivot kitchen door and reclaimed barn wood chestnut floors. Featured in the book 100 Contemporary Houses by Philip Jodidio and the October 2007 issue of Architectural Digest magazine, this home is truly a piece of art.

Princeton, New Jersey, USA | Callaway Henderson Sotheby’s International Realty | $3,575,000 USD

Princeton NJ homes for sale

A dramatic reinvention by New York City’s Garrison Architects garnered international recognition for a modern home of wood, steel and vast stretches of glass. While a walking trail weaving through the 9+ acre wooded site invites direct interaction with nature, the peacefulness of the Princeton property is ever present within the 7,000 square foot interior. A bevy of intuitive technological amenities includes a screening room on the fully finished lower level. Even blinds descend at the touch of a button in the gloriously bright and open master suite with one of four fireplaces.

Ingeniero Maschwitz, Argentina | Argentina Properties Sotheby’s International Realty | $1,350,000 USD

Casa Molecule Argentina Homes for Sale

This one-of-a-kind property is nestled in the gated community of La Celina in the town Ingeniero Maschwitz, which less than an hour drive from Buenos Aires. This innovative house in Argentina features an aluminum spatial structure based on a socket system. In 2009, its creator received the World Intellectual Property Organization award to the best inventor. This masterpiece, besides standing out for its singular structure and aesthetics, marvels for its large dimensions, its high ceilings and the light all its rooms offer through its picture windows.

Los Angeles, California, USA | Price Upon Request | Sotheby’s International Realty – Sunset Strip Brokerage

0026627-LA

Located in the exclusive neighborhood of Bel Air with multi-million dollar estates throughout, the area is home to some of the wealthiest and most famous moguls and captains of industry. A stunning award-winning design by Zoltan Pali, AIA, the home was published in Architectural Digest and awarded House of the Year. The two-level Bel Air home is divided into two volumes and is connected by a glass-enclosed bridge which overlooks expansive mountain and lake views. Part one houses impressive entertaining areas: dining, kitchen, living, as well as the master suite. Part two houses three guest suites, an office, and garage.

5 Unique Architectural Homes

From Japan to California, explore our collection of unique homes that are one-of-a-kind architectural masterpieces.

Shizuoka, Japan / Japan Sotheby’s International Realty / $1,839,218 USD, ¥180,000,000 JPY

luxury homes in japan

With wonderful views of Mt. Fuji, this modern slope-side luxury villa in Japan known as The Crescent House, was designed by the world renowned Japanese architect, Shigeru Ban. This seamless flow of cypress wood house brings the beauty and serenity of nature surrounding into the inside to entertain your eyes and soul. The residence comes with beautifully landscaped gardens, an outdoor Onsen bath with natural hot spring, a modern fireplace and in-floor heating.

Accord, New York, USA / Heather Corner Real Estate Sotheby’s International Realty / $1,500,000 USD

architectural homes new york

Architect-owned and built, this extraordinary diamond-shaped  contemporary house in New York was inspired by and takes its cues from nature. The dramatic home is set on 45 idyllic and private acres with its own lake, pond, thatched barn and paddocks. Significant aspects include a 43 foot stone tower that anchors the house with a cantilevered bluestone fireplace hearthstone, an open, spalted- maple central floating staircase, a counterweighted glass pivot kitchen door and reclaimed barn wood chestnut floors. Featured in the book 100 Contemporary Houses by Philip Jodidio and the October 2007 issue of Architectural Digest magazine, this home is truly a piece of art.

Princeton, New Jersey, USA / Callaway Henderson Sotheby’s International Realty / $3,575,000 USD

Princeton NJ homes for sale

A dramatic reinvention by New York City’s Garrison Architects garnered international recognition for a modern home of wood, steel and vast stretches of glass. While a walking trail weaving through the 9+ acre wooded site invites direct interaction with nature, the peacefulness of the Princeton property is ever present within the 7,000 square foot interior. A bevy of intuitive technological amenities includes a screening room on the fully finished lower level. Even blinds descend at the touch of a button in the gloriously bright and open master suite with one of four fireplaces.

Ingeniero Maschwitz, Argentina / Argentina Properties Sotheby’s International Realty / $1,350,000 USD

Casa Molecule Argentina Homes for Sale

This one-of-a-kind property is nestled in the gated community of La Celina in the town Ingeniero Maschwitz, which less than an hour drive from Buenos Aires. This innovative house in Argentina features an aluminum spatial structure based on a socket system. In 2009, its creator received the World Intellectual Property Organization award to the best inventor. This masterpiece, besides standing out for its singular structure and aesthetics, marvels for its large dimensions, its high ceilings and the light all its rooms offer through its picture windows.

Los Angeles, California, USA / Price Upon Request / Sotheby’s International Realty – Sunset Strip Brokerage

0026627-LA

Located in the exclusive neighborhood of Bel Air with multi-million dollar estates throughout, the area is home to some of the wealthiest and most famous moguls and captains of industry. A stunning award-winning design by Zoltan Pali, AIA, the home was published in Architectural Digest and awarded House of the Year. The two-level Bel Air home is divided into two volumes and is connected by a glass-enclosed bridge which overlooks expansive mountain and lake views. Part one houses impressive entertaining areas: dining, kitchen, living, as well as the master suite. Part two houses three guest suites, an office, and garage.

Tantalizing Taipei: Financial and Cultural Avatar

From the pages of RESIDE®: Luxury Homes and Lifestyles Around the World, Fall 2012 Asia Edition

If you were an investor and could travel back in time to buy property in pre-emerging markets, where would you go? The Upper East Side in the 1950’s, or the West Village in the ‘60’s? Aspen or Santa Barbara, or St. Moritz in the ‘70’s? Malaysia and Singapore 10 years ago?

While purely hypothetical—and tantalizing to think about for all the possibilities—the question is also a reminder that in real estate there are always yet-to-be-discovered markets and opportunities hidden in plain sight. Today’s Tirana or Tacna could be tomorrow’s Taipei.

Serious investors are in fact turning to Taipei, lately surging as one of Asia’s most visible financial and cultural avatars. The capital of Taiwan with a metropolitan population of nearly 7 million, Taipei strikes newcomers as a vibrant and diverse city bisected by six scenic rivers and bordered by mountains and the stunning Yangmingshan National Park. An influx of capital, low interest and estate tax rates, rapid development in the tech sector and proximity to vital Asian markets has encouraged governments and corporations around the world to bring business here, and increasing numbers of international travelers are newly exploring the city’s historic sites, museums, restaurants and famed street-side delicacies. Moreover, luxury property and apartments remain priced far less than in places like Hong Kong and Singapore.

Since the 1960’s, Taiwan’s economy has been driven by robust textile and manufacturing operations based primarily in and around Taipei. Recently, however, Taipei has transitioned strongly into banking and technology. According to David Tran, Founder of Taiwan Sotheby’s International Realty, white-collar workers account for 72-percent of Taipei’s current labor force, the highest such proportion in Taiwan. Nearly 10-percent of the workforce is now in the financial sector, and nearly 7-percent find employment in high-tech, information and communications industries. Powered by production from Taipei, Taiwan’s economy is one of the four strongest in Asia and ranks among the top 20 in the world by GDP.

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Tantalizing Taipei: Financial and Cultural Avatar

From the pages of RESIDE®: Luxury Homes and Lifestyles Around the World, Fall 2012 Asia Edition

If you were an investor and could travel back in time to buy property in pre-emerging markets, where would you go? The Upper East Side in the 1950’s, or the West Village in the ‘60’s? Aspen or Santa Barbara, or St. Moritz in the ‘70’s? Malaysia and Singapore 10 years ago?

While purely hypothetical—and tantalizing to think about for all the possibilities—the question is also a reminder that in real estate there are always yet-to-be-discovered markets and opportunities hidden in plain sight. Today’s Tirana or Tacna could be tomorrow’s Taipei.

Serious investors are in fact turning to Taipei, lately surging as one of Asia’s most visible financial and cultural avatars. The capital of Taiwan with a metropolitan population of nearly 7 million, Taipei strikes newcomers as a vibrant and diverse city bisected by six scenic rivers and bordered by mountains and the stunning Yangmingshan National Park. An influx of capital, low interest and estate tax rates, rapid development in the tech sector and proximity to vital Asian markets has encouraged governments and corporations around the world to bring business here, and increasing numbers of international travelers are newly exploring the city’s historic sites, museums, restaurants and famed street-side delicacies. Moreover, luxury property and apartments remain priced far less than in places like Hong Kong and Singapore.

Since the 1960’s, Taiwan’s economy has been driven by robust textile and manufacturing operations based primarily in and around Taipei. Recently, however, Taipei has transitioned strongly into banking and technology. According to David Tran, Founder of Taiwan Sotheby’s International Realty, white-collar workers account for 72-percent of Taipei’s current labor force, the highest such proportion in Taiwan. Nearly 10-percent of the workforce is now in the financial sector, and nearly 7-percent find employment in high-tech, information and communications industries. Powered by production from Taipei, Taiwan’s economy is one of the four strongest in Asia and ranks among the top 20 in the world by GDP.

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Content provided by Derek Duncan exclusively for Sotheby’s International Realty®.

Sotheby’s International Realty Network Attends Sotheby’s Hong Kong Autumn Sales 2012

Key representatives from across the Sotheby’s International Realty® network of real estate professionals attended the recent Sotheby’s Hong Kong Autumn Sales 2012 at the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre in China.

Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre

The Sotheby’s Hong Kong Autumn Sales 2012 were held October 5 to 9 and sold more than 3,100 lots for a total of more than $2 billion (HK), which is $260 million (USD).  For more information including records achieved, click here.

During the five day event, Sotheby’s International Realty® representatives talked to auction goers about their global real estate interests.

The companies in attendance included: Aspen Snowmass Sotheby’s International RealtyDecker Bullock Sotheby’s International Realty, Milan Sotheby’s International Realty, Rome Sotheby’s International Realty, Burger Sotheby’s International Realty, Tiawan Sotheby’s International Realty, Hong Kong Sotheby’s International Realty, and Pacific Sotheby’s International Realty.

“This event provided a forum for our network to interact with each other, potential Asian buyers and Auction House executives and clientele,” said Philip White, president and chief operating officer, Sotheby’s International Realty Affiliates LLC. “Those who attended gained key insights into the Asian market and overseas buyers. We are proud to offer our network members the opportunity to take part in this important yearly sales event.”

Philip White, President & COO, discusses the Asian real estate market event attendees.

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Sotheby’s International Realty Network Attends Sotheby’s Hong Kong Autumn Sales 2012

Key representatives from across the Sotheby’s International Realty® network of real estate professionals attended the recent Sotheby’s Hong Kong Autumn Sales 2012 at the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre in China.

Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre

The Sotheby’s Hong Kong Autumn Sales 2012 were held October 5 to 9 and sold more than 3,100 lots for a total of more than $2 billion (HK), which is $260 million (USD).  For more information including records achieved, click here.

During the five day event, Sotheby’s International Realty® representatives talked to auction goers about their global real estate interests.

The companies in attendance included: Aspen Snowmass Sotheby’s International RealtyDecker Bullock Sotheby’s International Realty, Milan Sotheby’s International Realty, Rome Sotheby’s International Realty, Burger Sotheby’s International Realty, Tiawan Sotheby’s International Realty, Hong Kong Sotheby’s International Realty, and Pacific Sotheby’s International Realty.

“This event provided a forum for our network to interact with each other, potential Asian buyers and Auction House executives and clientele,” said Philip White, president and chief operating officer, Sotheby’s International Realty Affiliates LLC. “Those who attended gained key insights into the Asian market and overseas buyers. We are proud to offer our network members the opportunity to take part in this important yearly sales event.”

Philip White, President & COO, discusses the Asian real estate market event attendees.

Search for extraordinary properties in Asia >