Our Sotheby’s brand continues to impress and expand into more key real estate markets worldwide. It is now that we see our superior white glove services proudly represented by 16,400 independent sales associates within approximately 730 offices within 56 countries and territories.
With luxury markets across the globe growing and developing as many areas gain more economic footing, it goes without saying that there is no telling just how far the Sotheby’s International Realty brand will take us. The sky truly is the limit.
Now, the most recent news comes to us from Switzerland, where throughout the canton of Grison with an office in St. Moritz, we have opened St. Moritz Sotheby’s International Realty.
This region is truly stunning and provides a picturesque mountain backdrop. Bringing the Sotheby’s name here is something that owner Gianluca Righetti is incredibly excited about. Currently, Righetti already has a strong presence in the Tessin, Lugano, Locarno, and Ascona markets through the ownership of Fontana Sotheby’s International Realty, which is already established in these areas. Furthermore, there is also another affiliate known as Cardis Sotheby’s International Realty in Switzerland, which specializes in the luxury markets of Geneva, Nyon, Vevey, Montreux, and Lausanne.
According to Righetti, St. Moritz is a world-renowned mountain resort. “Since the early 1950s St. Moritz has been an important destination for many personalities from the world of entertainment, sports and politics,” he said. “It is the perfect location for owners of chalets and apartments coming from all over the world to benefit from 300 days of sunshine, long summers and sporty winters. The St. Moritz luxury real estate market is one of the highest priced in the world, with the percentage of secondary residences very high and no existing major international real estate agency in the marketplace. Therefore, we believe this presents a great opportunity that will give us a strong position in the market.”
“The Sotheby’s International Realty brand’s expansion across Switzerland continues our commitment to providing access to the brand’s network and exclusive real estate services in key countries around the world,” said Philip White, president and chief executive officer, Sotheby’s International Realty Affiliates LLC. “This affiliation, which strengthens our presence in Europe, offers entrance into this famous and attractive lifestyle-focused Swiss market. We are very pleased that our global clientele now will have access to the brand’s services in this beautiful part of the world. St. Moritz is one of only three locations to host the Winter Olympics twice, in 1928 and 1948, and remains a destination for world ski championships.”
Many congratulations to Mr. Righetti, his entire team, and the Sotheby’s International Realty brand. The best is yet to be for this network.