Sotheby’s International Realty Expands Luxury Brand Presence in Southeast Asia
Sotheby’s International Realty Affiliates LLC today announced that it has signed agreements with LIST Co., LTD, which owns List Sotheby’s International Realty, to expand the Sotheby’s International Realty® brand presence in Thailand and the Philippines.
This agreement furthers the growth of List Sotheby’s International Realty in the Asia-Pacific region. Led by Owner and Chief Executive Officer Hisashi Kitami, the firm expanded into Singapore earlier this year, building upon its existing market presence in Japan and in Oahu, Hawaii.
“Thailand and the Philippines are key gateways into the growing markets of Southeast Asia and also hold attractive properties for global investors,” said Philip White, president and chief executive officer of Sotheby’s International Realty Affiliates LLC. “Hisashi Kitami and his team continue to exemplify our brand’s core values and commitment to providing the highest levels of service in luxury real estate and we are proud of their continued growth.”
“We are excited to complete our acquisition of the territory of Thailand, starting in its capital city of Bangkok, while unveiling our strategic expansion into the brand’s existing market presence in the luxury residential segment in Phuket,” said Kitami. “The Philippines has been one of the top destinations for investors worldwide and offers attractive opportunities for our existing clientele and has an international consumer base. The global reach of the Sotheby’s International Realty network is beneficial to our clients and aligns with the mindset of our team.”
The Sotheby’s International Realty network currently has more than 19,000 affiliated independent sales associates located in approximately 850 offices in 65 countries and territories worldwide. List 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 Realtymarketing programs. Each office is independently owned and operated.