Sotheby’s International Realty Affiliates released the Second Volume of Collections for 2015, which focuses on the longevity of the Sotheby’s brand and network. The latest edition of Collections also features a detailed column on Realogics Sotheby’s International Realty (RSIR), touting their expertise on Chinese market trends.
RSIR, who established an “Asia Desk” at the Connoisseurs of Life Showroom in Kirkland late last year to cater to overseas buyers, is described as “successfully positioning itself as an expert source on Chinese home buying trends in the region” through a number of initiatives and special events, including the firm’s participation in the Washington State China Relations Council Summit and RSIR CEO & President Dean Jones’s appointment to the Washington State China Relations Council, his seat on the inbound investment committee, and his position as head of a new real estate committee.
Collections also highlighted a print article from Seattle Magazine, an article in Canada’s Globe and Mail, and a King 5 TV News feature. Lastly, Sotheby’s International Realty briefly described “East Meets West,” a feature documentary produced by RSIR to highlight trends associated with foreign demand in the Pacific Northwest:
RSIR was also featured in Mansion Global recently, as broker Carrie DeBuys was tapped to provide insight on the Seattle market. DeBuys told Mansion Global that wealthy foreign buyers are making an impact, and that many of them are coming from Seattle. Why? “Interest in Seattle has increased as Canada’s housing market has been impacted by changes to their immigration policy” said DeBuys.
Further, as Dean Jones said in a recent press release, “the Seattle/Bellevue metro area is on the map overseas, particularly in mainland China.” Jones added that “global citizenship isn’t a trend – it’s a movement and local real estate brokerages are evolving to respond to this emerging demand.”