The 2017 Sotheby’s International Realty® Global Networking Event


The Sotheby’s International Realty® Global Networking Event (GNE), which took place from September 25th to September 27th in Las Vegas, Nevada, brought together approximately 2,400 members of the Sotheby’s International Realty network, with more than 155 of the brand’s companies represented from 34 countries and territories worldwide – topping last year’s event as the largest in the history of the company.

At the GNE, members of the Sotheby’s International Realty global team were afforded the ability to network with their peers from all over the world as well as attend breakout sessions featuring subject matter experts and visit a MarketPlace with all of the event’s sponsors.

Tracked with #SIRGNE, the hashtag was used over 900 times across Twitter, Facebook and Instagram. Here’s some of what people were saying on social media!

During the event, Kevin Thompson, the brand’s chief marketing officer, announced the LIVE Sotheby’s International Realty campaign; a transformative visual experience that captures the essence of the brand, the LIVE campaign embodies the sentiment that your best life begins with a home that inspires you.

In addition to learning and networking opportunities, this year, the Sotheby’s International Realty brand’s charitable partner, New Story attended the event. New Story, which builds communities of homes for those in need for $6,000 USD per home, challenged attendees to pledge 100 homes for a new community in Mexico.  At the end of the event, attendees surpassed the goal by pledging over 150 New Story homes.

Martha Stewart, founder of Martha Stewart Living Omnimedia and Jeff Hargett, senior corporate director of culture transformation at The Ritz-Carlton Leadership Center, were the keynote speakers on the event’s mainstage. They joined Philip White, president and chief executive officer, Sotheby’s International Realty Affiliates LLC; Francis X. Santangelo, senior vice president of global operations, Sotheby’s International Realty Affiliates LLC; and John Peyton, chief executive officer, Realogy Franchise Group, during the course of the proceedings.

Sotheby’s International Realty® 2017 Global Networking Event

Luxury Real Estate Headlines: First Week in August 2017

Highlights from this week’s top news stories on luxury and global real estate, art, collectibles and home.


$32,000,000 USD | Fort Lauderdale, Florida | ONE Sotheby’s International Realty

” Two acres of immaculately landscaped property, 500 feet of waterfront and more than 16,000 square feet of living space are available at Fort Lauderdale’s most expensive home on the market.”

Fort Lauderdale, Florida’s Priciest Listing Hits Market for $32 Million – Mansion Global

Five Homes for Childhood Adventures – Financial Times

5 of the Most Extraordinary Swimming Pools Around the Globe – Robb Report

A Private, Waterfront Australia Home with Its Own Marina and Helipad – Mansion Global

This House in California is Surrounded by Glass Walls to Take Advantage of the Amazing Views – Contemporist

7 To-Die for Homes Along Florida’s Scenic 30A – Coastal Living

Montauk Hither Hills Home with 6,900 Square-Feet Comes on the Market, Asking $6.75M – Curbed Hamptons

River Oaks Mansion Built for George R. Brown Listed for $10 Million – Houston CultureMap

House Hunting in… Sicily – The New York Times

One of Kiawah Island’s Priciest Homes Sells for $15.25 Million – Mansion Global

Homes that Sold for Around $1,000,000 – The New York Times

Aston DBR1 Could Hit $20M at RM Sotheby’s Monterey, Could Break British Car Record of $21.75M – Forbes

Luxury Real Estate Headlines: Last Week in July 2017

Highlights from this week’s top news stories on luxury and global real estate, art, collectibles and home.


$30,000,000 AUD | Gold Coast, Queensland, Australia | Queensland Sotheby’s International Realty

“A waterfront mansion on Australia’s Gold Coast is poised to break a local record if it fetches the asking price of A$30 million (US$24 million).”

Gold Coast Mansion Could Beat Local Price Records – Mansion Global

Better with Age? Napa Valley Vineyard Estate Relists One Year Later at $42 Million, a 10% Bump – Forbes

Homes with a Bright Future: Five Colourful Properties – Financial Times

Sotheby’s International Realty Executive Says Consumer Confidence is Strong Across the Globe – Mansion Global

Harvey Weinstein Cuts Hamptons Home Price to $12.4 Million – Wall Street Journal

Property of the Week: A Dutch Eco-Home Built into the Earth – The Spaces

6 Beautiful Homes Near National Parks – The Week

A Southern-Style Manor in New Jersey with Porches Galore – Mansion Global

6 Stellar Holiday Homes for Sale Right Now – The Spaces

A Young Waterfront Property in Connecticut with an Old Soul – Wall Street Journal

Dubai Villa Sells for AED100 Million – Mansion Global

A Wave of Luxury Sales Buoys Hamptons Property Market – Wall Street Journal

The Coolest Eco-Friendly Homes on the Market Right Now – Elle Decor

Wild 2006 Lamborghini Concept S Offered at RM Sotheby’s Monterey Sale – Automobile Magazine

Luxury Real Estate Headlines: Third Week in July 2017

Highlights from this week’s top news stories on luxury and global real estate, art, collectibles and home.


$29,950,000 USD | Boca Raton, Florida | Nestler Poletto Sotheby’s International Realty

“…designed a 9-bedroom, 10-full-bath, 7-half-bath home replete with a video gaming room, an arcade room, themed bedrooms, a pool fed by a waterfall, a giant outdoor chess set, and a basketball court.”

Live Long and Prosper in this Trekkie’s $30 Million Florida Mansion – Bloomberg

Miami Heat’s Tyler Johnson Lists Home for $5.25 Million – Wall Street Journal

Singapore’s Priciest Penthouse is on the market for S$108M – Haute Residence

Sotheby’s International Realty Brand Enters Roatán – Sotheby’s International Realty

On your Bike: Five Properties for Cyclists – Financial Times

A Palladian Villa in Italy, Listed for $45 Million – The New York Times

Tennis Icon John McEnroe Sells Southampton Home for $11.25M – Mansion Global

Historic River Oaks Home Built for George R. Brown asks $10 Million – Houston Chronicle

6 Beautiful Homes in Colorado – The Week

Kiawah Island Home Sells for $15.25M – The Post and Courier

A Secluded Residence Near Johannesburg’s Bustling Financial Center – Mansion Global

California Beach Cottage Asks a Cool $1.5M – Curbed

House Hunting in… Brittany – The New York Times

Neil Armstrong’s Bag Containing Traces of Moon Dust Sells for $1.8M – CBS News

Legendary Harrah’s Ferrari Daytona Comes to RM Sotheby’s Auction Monterey – Forbes

Luxury Real Estate Headlines: First Week in June 2017

Highlights from this week’s top news stories on luxury and global real estate, art, collectibles and home.


$149,000,000 USD | Gateway, Colorado | LIV Sotheby’s International Realty

“With views of the surrounding multi-colored cliffs and La Sal Mountains, the house has an elevator and a two-level circular stone library with a domed roof.”

Discovery Channel Founder Lists Remote Ranch for $149 Million – Wall Street Journal

Buy a Beautiful Beachfront Home in Greece – Robb Report

In Melbourne, a Modern House with a Classical Air – Mansion Global

Beverly Grove Contemporary Takes a Balinese Approach – Los Angeles Times

House of the Week: IDEO Founder’s Californian Hideaway – WWD

Homes that Put the Ball in Your Court – Wall Street Journal

For Sale: 7 Homes by Notable Architects – The Week

5 Luxury Homes with Outrageously Beautiful Libraries – Forbes

Venice is Full of Secret Palazzos for Sale – Bloomberg

An Instant Landmark Raises its Dual Faces in Highland Park – Los Angeles Times

Amsterdam’s Canal Ring District Has Historic Charm and Water Views – Mansion Global

London’s Rivals: What Luxembourg Can Offer Relocating Financiers – Financial Times

House Hunting in… Canada – The New York Times

New Zealand Attracting Local and Foreign Buyers, Sees Price Jumps and Record Sales – Mansion Global

San Francisco: The New Hip Areas Attracting City’s Tech Workers – Financial Times

10 Dream Homes that Take City Dwelling to a Whole New Level – Elle Decor

RM Sotheby’s 2017 Ferrari-only Auction Announced – Classic & Performance Car

Luxury Real Estate Headlines: Second Week in March 2017

Highlights from this week’s top news stories on luxury and global real estate, art, collectibles and home.


€ 4.800.000 EUR | Asti, Italy | Turin Sotheby’s International Realty

In the early 1900s a local nobleman was gifted this 15th-century Piedmont estate as a token of gratitude for his military service, and he promptly enlisted architect Giovanni Chevalley to oversee an extensive renovation and expansion. “

5 Majestic Castles for Sale Now – Galerie Magazine

Manhattan Townhouse Sells for $41.5 Million – Wall Street Journal

A Mallorcan Villa Overlooking the Mediterranean That Will Appeal to Minimalists – Mansion Global

You Can Own Katherine Hepburn’s Connecticut Estate for $11.8 Million –

Seven Properties Where Famous Writers Once Lived – Financial Times

Sotheby’s International Realty Brand and New Story Partnership – Sotheby’s International Realty

Red Cross to Sell Estate Along Pasadena’s Millionaire’s Row – Los Angeles Times

7 Breathtaking Homes on the Water – The Week

House Hunting in… Costa Rica – The New York Times

Chinese Home Buyers Turn Attention Away from Vancouver – The Globe and Mail

Perspectives: Interactive Marketing with Sotheby’s International Realty Affiliates LLC – Lenihan Sotheby’s International Realty

10 Ultimate Waterfront Homes We’re Coveting Now – Elle Decor

These are the Cars to Watch for at the Ameila Island Auctions – Bloomberg

Luxury Real Estate Headlines: First Week in March 2017

Highlights from this week’s top news stories on luxury and global real estate, art, collectibles and home.


$7,800,000 USD | Upper East Side, New York, New York | Sotheby’s International Realty – East Side Manhattan Brokerage

“To create the duplex, Mr. [Clive] Davis combined a 13th-floor unit he bought for $1.925 million with a unit on the floor above he purchased for $1.475 million. He spent about two years renovating the two apartments with help from interior designer Greg Schriefer, linking them with a circular staircase”

Clive Davis Lists Park Avenue Co-op for $7.8 Million – Wall Street Journal

Sotheby’s International Realty Sees Growth in a Tough Market – CNBC

Five Homes for Buyers Seeking an Island Lifestyle – Financial Times

Investor David Batchelder Lists Newly Built California Home for $29 Million – Wall Street Journal

Selena Gomez Seeks $3 Million for her Mansion in the Lone Star State – Los Angeles Times

The Sotheby’s International Realty Brand Achieved $95 Billion in Global Sales Volume for 2016 – Sotheby’s International Realty

This $29 Million NYC Penthouse is Hidden in the Sky – Bloomberg

For Sale: 6 Rustic Homes in Montana – The Week

How Sotheby’s International Realty is Avoiding the Real Estate Slowdown – Bloomberg TV

Spending Millions to Keep a Home Safe – Wall Street Journal

House Hunting in… Sydney – The New York Times

Seattle Real Estate Sees Surge in Chinese Interest After Vancouver Enacts 15% Tax – Forbes

What is a Prime or Super-Prime Property? – Financial Times

Here’s How to Spend Your Tax Refund to Upgrade Your Home –

10 Modern Homes that Get Luxe Mountain Living Right – Elle Decor

The RM Sotheby’s Automobile Auction at Amelia Island is Set to Astound – Robb Report

Luxury Real Estate Headlines: Second Week in February 2017

Highlights from this week’s top news stories on luxury and global real estate, art, collectibles and home.


$1,695,000 USD | Portland, Maine | Legacy Properties Sotheby’s International Realty

“Sitting on a corner lot, this renovated Victorian farmhouse provides views of Casco Bay. The five-bedroom home includes five fireplaces, hardwood floors, and original carved-wood banisters, doors, and mantels.”

For Sale: 6 Charming Homes in Portland, Maine – The Week

Wyoming Ranch Seeking $53 Million Finds a Buyer – Wall Street Journal

House Hunting in… Barcelona – The New York Times

A Connecticut Home that Lets in the Light – Wall Street Journal

Vintage Details Grace Elegant 1920s Colonial in Altadena – Los Angeles Times

A Classic Seaside Home in Massachusetts – Wall Street Journal

Luxury Warehouse Living Growing in Popularity in Australia – Mansion Global

Traditional House in Encino Puts Forth a Fresh New Face – Los Angeles Times

For Chinese Home Buyers, Seattle is the New Vancouver – Wall Street Journal

Homes that Sold for Around $1.5 Million and Up – The New York Times

Seattle’s Most Expensive Penthouse on the Market Lists for $13.8M – Mansion Global

New Wave of Homebuyers from Russia Increasingly Part of Miami’s Mainstream – Miami Herald

Sotheby’s Goes Risque in First-Ever Erotic Art Auction – Artnet News

RM Sotheby’s Paris 2017 – Auction Results – Sports Car Digest

Luxury Real Estate Headlines: First Week in February 2017

Highlights from this week’s top news stories on luxury and global real estate, art, collectibles and home.


€28.000.000 EUR | Roundwood, Leinster, Ireland | Ireland Sotheby’s International Realty

“‘Luggala,’ an 18th century ‘gothick’ hunting lodge that overlooks a lake in the Irish wilds, isn’t exactly a hidden gem. Long a home for heirs to the Guinness beer fortune, the castle, which is tucked into valley, boasts battlements, crenellations, and quatrefoil windows and was featured in numerous glossy home-design book.”

How to Live Like Royalty in Four European Countries – Bloomberg

Five Homes for Opera Lovers – Financial Times

In Turks & Caicos, A Seaside Retreat with 1,400 Feet of Water Frontage – Mansion Global

$1,900,000 Homes in California, Colorado and Pennsylvania – The New York Times

Vintage Craftsman Interiors Get an Update in Pasadena – Los Angeles Times

An Italian Wine Estate with a Medieval Castle and Hunting Reserve – Mansion Global

This $5 Million Desert Mansion Comes with Built-In Art – Bloomberg

For Sale: 6 Homes with Incredible Views – The Week

A French Norman-Style Manor Once Home to a Campbell Soup Heir – Mansion Global

Contemporary Cow Hollow Home Seeks $7.5 Million – Curbed San Francisco 

Self-Sufficient Boltholes Tempt Global Super-Rich to New Zealand – Financial Times

University Park, Considered an ‘Inner Suburb,’ is Still Plenty Bustling – Mansion Global 

Houston, Texas: Influx of Youth Helps Property Market Bounce Back – Financial Times

RM Sotheby’s Offers 1928 Bentley 4 1/2-Liter at Amelia Island Auction, Estimate $6.5 to $7.5 Million – Forbes

Sotheby’s Auction House | Rétromobile Show Week in Paris

Starting of the 2017 calendar, RM Sotheby’s will once again be present at the Rétromobile show week in Paris. Held at the historic Place Vauban in the city’s center, the stunning grounds offer the perfect setting for the finest sports, racing and touring cars from both pre- and post-war periods. Ahead of the sale, here are four automobiles with exceptional rarity and provenance to be featured at the February 8 auction event.

rm-paris-2017-51964 Austin-Healey 3000 Mk III BJ8 Works Rally Car. Estimate €340,000–450,000

Winner of the 1964 Spa-Sofia-Liège rally, BMO 93B is one of three Austin-Healey Works cars prepared for the 1964 season and one of only five to win a major event. Offered for the first time in twelve years, after undergoing a complete restoration between 2009 and 2014, BMO 93B is ready to make its return to the vintage racing scene.

rm-paris-2017-11934 Alfa Romeo Tipo B P3. Estimate €3,800,000–5,000,000

Driven by celebrated drivers such as Tazio Nuvolari and Pierre Louis-Dreyfus, complete with an unbroken history of ownership and confirmed factory-original components, this P3 is a sensational example of the first monoposto Grand Prix model.

rm-paris-2017-21964 Porsche 901 Cabriolet Prototype by Karmann. Estimate €850,000–1,000,000

Offered for the first time at a public sale, this car is the only open-topped example of the thirteen Porsche 901 Prototypes built in the 1960s. Presented in largely original condition, this prototype has undergone no significant cosmetic restoration since leaving Porsche in 1967 and has had only three private owners.

rm-paris-2017-41956 Inter 175A Berline. Estimate €50,000–70,000

A distinctive ‘microcar’ brimming with aeroplane design elements, this Inter 175A Berline is one of just 30 surviving examples – all of which are unique. Designed by a French aeronautics firm, the Inter is a fascinating bit of automobile history

Discover more historic automobiles available at this event