Christie's International Real Estate and Strutt & Parker take great pride in announcing their new affiliation. Strutt & Parker, founded in 1885, is a top-performing national estate agent in the United Kingdom's prime residential market as well as in key high end residential locations throughout London. With 50 offices throughout the country, Strutt & Parker will rank as one of the largest Affiliates within the Christie's International Real Estate global network.
Andy Martin, Senior Partner at Strutt & Parker said: "Strutt & Parker is now the sole Affiliate of Christie's International Real Estate in the U.K. This affiliation will significantly enhance both of our businesses' international profiles. Strutt & Parker will be competitively poised to provide both clients and network affiliates from around the globe with proven expertise in the top tier of the U.K. residential market. We will also be able to serve our U.K. clientele with unparalleled exposure to international buyers and provide access to key international markets throughout the world. Gaining international reach through joining the world's leading network of luxury real estate specialists is the next logical step in our continued expansion."
Neil Palmer, Chief Executive Officer at Christie's International Real Estate said: "Strutt & Parker fully exemplifies the Christie's brand values of passionate expertise, unparalleled client care, and the highest standards of professionalism and discretion. Two years ago, we embarked on an aggressive search to identify the most qualified company in the United Kingdom to represent our brand. Of paramount importance was selecting a partner fully appreciative of the Christie's corporate culture and the opportunity to build our collective businesses by forging strong working relationships between art and real estate colleagues. Strutt & Parker's continued growth in both Central London and other U.K. markets has positioned them as the most qualified estate agency to be our standard-bearer in the U.K."
Strutt & Parker will now market its top property listings through multiple Christie's International Real Estate and Christie's auction house venues in London and around the globe, including the leading location for luxury real estate online, www.christiesrealestate.com. There will also be close collaboration between Strutt & Parker Partners and Christie's art specialists to ensure Christie's clients receive the very best advice on art and property in the United Kingdom. In addition, Strutt & Parker join with other prime real estate brokerages worldwide-including Brown Harris Stevens in New York City, Hilton & Hyland Real Estate in Beverly Hills, Daniel Féau Conseil Immobilier in Paris, Judice & Araujo Imóveis in Rio de Janeiro, and Landscope in Hong Kong-to better advise London clientele on buying opportunities in prime markets worldwide.
Jussi Pylkkänen, President, Christie's Europe, Middle East & Russia, added: "In recent years London has witnessed an influx of new affluent residents. We have seen both the benefits that this has brought to the art market in the capital, and also the opportunities that it has created. Our core aim at Christie's is to provide our clients with the best possible service, and as many have shown an increasing demand for advice and guidance with regards real estate, it is an important and exciting development to announce this formidable partnership. Our real estate business is wholly owned by Christie's and this is what distinguishes our brand. Christie's can now offer a level of customer service in the U.K. that no other organization can match."
Source: Strutt & Parker