Strutt & Parker, London-based leader in high-value sales, with 50 offices throughout the United Kingdom, joins the world’s leading network of luxury residential real estate specialists of 125 brokerages in more than 40 countries
Strutt & Parker, one of the United Kingdom’s largest privately owned property partnerships, to leverage Christie’s worldwide marketing reach, global auction house exposure, and legendary customer service
London, U.K. — 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.”
ABOUT STRUTT & PARKER
With headquarters in London’s prestigious Mayfair, Strutt & Parker is one of the largest privately owned property partnerships in the UK. Founded in 1885 with 50 offices across England and Scotland, including 10 in prime central London, they employ 800 property specialists. In addition to residential estate agency, property wealth management and private property search, Strutt & Parker also has a strong commercial real estate business which operates in the top five for leasing and investment, and a substantial land management team who manage in excess of two million acres. Strutt & Parker is further supported by experts in farming, development, planning, leisure and renewable energy.
ABOUT CHRISTIE’S INTERNATIONAL REAL ESTATE
Christie’s, originally founded in 1766 by James Christie, pursued an innovative real estate venture in 1995 by acquiring Great Estates, a luxury real estate network founded in 1987. Christie’s International Real Estate is an invitation-only Affiliate network composed of the world’s most proven and qualified real estate specialists. The company has central hubs in London and New York; field offices in Beverly Hills, California, Chicago, Illinois, and Palm Beach, Florida; and approximately 125 Affiliates in Europe; North, Central, and South America; and the Caribbean as well as Asia, Africa, and Oceania. In 2012, new Affiliates were signed in the U.S., Europe, Africa, Canada, the Caribbean, and the U.K.
Christie’s, the world's leading art business, had global auction and private sales in 2011 that totaled £3.6 billion/$5.7 billion. Christie’s is a name and place that speaks of extraordinary art, unparalleled service and expertise, as well as international glamour. Founded in 1766 by James Christie, Christie's has since conducted the greatest and most celebrated auctions through the centuries providing a popular showcase for the unique and the beautiful. Christie’s offers over 450 auctions annually in over 80 categories, including all areas of fine and decorative arts, jewellery, photographs, collectibles, wine, and more. Prices range from $200 to over $100 million. Christie’s has a global presence with 53 offices in 32 countries and 10 salerooms around the world including in London, New York, Paris, Geneva, Milan, Amsterdam, Dubai, Zürich, and Hong Kong. More recently, Christie’s has led the market with expanded initiatives in growth markets such as Russia, China, India and the United Arab Emirates, with successful sales and exhibitions in Beijing, Mumbai and Dubai.