Sotheby’s International Realty Affiliates LLC today announced it has signed an agreement to expand its global real estate network into Ireland with the formation of Ireland Sotheby’s International Realty.

Ireland Sotheby’s International Realty will be led by seasoned local real estate professionals David Ashmore and Bill Montgomery.  The firm, whose main office will be located in Dublin, will service the luxury residential real estate market throughout Ireland.

Sotheby’s International Realty is dedicated to providing our network’s exclusive real estate services in luxury property destinations around the world,” said Philip White, president and chief executive officer, Sotheby’s International Realty Affiliates LLC.  “Dublin is a vibrant and important city with its rising luxury real estate market and unique culture.  We are proud to expand the brand’s presence into Ireland and welcome Ireland Sotheby’s International Realty to our network.”

“Ireland is truly becoming a destination for international buyers of luxury residential real estate,” said Ashmore.  “As a member of the Sotheby’s International Realty network, we are able to take advantage of the brand’s global platform and access an audience far beyond our local reach.  We are delighted to be joining this esteemed network.”

The Sotheby’s International Realty network currently has more than 18,800 affiliated independent sales associates located in approximately 835 offices in 63 countries and territories worldwide.  Ireland Sotheby’s International Realty listings will be marketed on the 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 worldwideSotheby’s International Realtymarketing programs.  Each office is independently owned and operated.