Christie's International Real Estate

Christie's International Real Estate
Christie's International Real Estate
Type Subsidiary of Christie's
Industry Luxury Real Estate
Founded Great Estates (1987). Acquired by Christie’s in 1995.
Founder(s) Kay Coughlin
Number of locations More than 40 countries

Christie's International Real Estate is the real estate arm of Christie's, the fine art auction house. This wholly owned subsidiary was established in 1995 and is an international network of high-end real estate brokers.



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 by Kay Coughlin. Christie’s International Real Estate is an Affiliate network and has central hubs in London and New York; field offices in Beverly Hills, California, and Palm Beach, Florida; an operations centre in Santa Fe, New Mexico; and circa 130 Affiliates in Europe; North, Central, and South America; and the Caribbean as well as Asia, Africa, and Oceania. On January 11, 2011, the company changed its name from Christie’s Great Estates to Christie's International Real Estate.

Christie’s International Real Estate magazine

Christie’s International Real Estate is a quarterly full-colour publication showing international luxury real estate being offered for sale by the network. This quarterly magazine is a high-profile, full-color publication circulated to tens of thousands of affluent individuals worldwide, and is also available for sale .

Notable Sales

Significant sales over recent years include:

  • Hotel De Soyecourt (Paris, France) in September 2006. Listed at €100,000,000, the property was sold by Daniel Féau Conseil Immobilier. [1]
  • Kaiuso (Kyoto, Japan) was listed at ¥8,000,000,000 and sold in December 2009.
  • Gouverneur Bay Estate (St. Barthélemy, French West Indies). Sibarth Real Estate, a Christie’s International Real Estate affiliate, recorded the world's highest priced residential property sale in 2009, with the sale of a €61,200,000 (approximately US$89,000,000) estate.
  • The Manor (Holmby Hills, California). Hilton & Hyland Real Estate, a Christie’s International Real Estate affiliate sold the property in June 2011 for US$85,000,000.[2]
  • Little Jennie Ranch (Jackson Hole, Wyoming) in 2005. This property was listed at US$55,000,000 and was sold by Real Estate of Jackson Hole. [3]
  • Harkness Mansion (Manhattan, New York) in October 2006. Brown Harris Stevens Residential Sales LLC sold this property for US$53,000,000. [4]
  • 80-acre (320,000 m2) Conyers Farm Estate (Greenwich, Connecticut) in August 2004. This property was listed at US$53,000,000 and was sold by David Ogilvy & Associates. [5]
  • Milbank Mansion (Manhattan, New York) in March 2008. Brown Harris Stevens Residential Sales, LLC, sold this property for US$49,000,000. [6]
  • Crystal Island Ranch (Carbondale, Colorado) in July 2006. Listed at US$48,500,000, this property was sold by Joshua & Co. [7]
  • Mandalay Ranch (Aspen, Colorado) in January 2004. This property was listed at US $46,000,000 and was sold by Joshua & Co. [8]
  • Oceanfront Estate (East Hampton, New York) in January 2006. This 15.8-acre (64,000 m2) estate was sold for US $43,000,000—$1 million over its asking price—by Brown Harris Stevens of the Hamptons & the North Fork. [9]
  • Duke-Semans Mansion (Manhattan, New York) in January 2006. Brown Harris Stevens Residential Sales, LLC, sold the property for US$40,000,000. [10]
  • Round Hill Estate (Greenwich, Connecticut) in January 2008. The property was listed at US$38,000,000 and was sold by David Ogilvy & Associates. [11]


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