Philip A. White, Jr., a global real estate veteran, is president and chief executive officer of Sotheby's International Realty where he oversees the company’s affiliate network and company-owned brokerages. Under his leadership, the Sotheby’s International Realty® brand announced that in 2020 its affiliated brokers and sales professionals achieved a record $150 billion in global sales volume, the highest annual sales volume performance in the history of the brand.
Since his appointment to president and chief executive officer of Sotheby’s International Realty Affiliates LLC in February 2013, White has cultivated the growth of the global brand to more than 70 countries and territories with approximately 1,000 offices and more than 23,000 sales associates.
In early 2019, White added president and chief executive officer of Sotheby's International Realty, Inc. to his title, taking on the responsibility of managing the brand’s company-owned brokerage business in addition to his role as president and chief executive officer of Sotheby’s International Realty Affiliates LLC, where he oversees the global brand’s operations, business growth, servicing platform, membership sales process and relationship with the Sotheby’s auction house.
Prior to his appointment to chief operating officer, White spent 12 years with NRT LLC, the nation’s largest residential real estate brokerage company, leading one of the company’s most productive offices.
After forming his own independent real estate brokerage in Atlanta in the late 1980s, Philip White Properties, Inc., an affiliate of the Sotheby’s International Realty brand, he sold the firm to the predecessor of NRT in 1992.
From 1980 to 1988, White held several positions within the Sotheby's International Realty network. As senior vice president and regional manager for the southeast United States, he was responsible for developing a network of affiliated brokers, as well as listing and marketing properties in cooperation with the brokers. He also held management positions at brokerages in both New York City and Palm Beach, Florida.
White received his bachelor’s degree in commerce and finance from the University of Virginia, Charlottesville, Va. He is a veteran of the U.S. Marine Corps.