Christie’s International Real Estate will open a new residential real estate brokerage office in the auction giant’s flagship U.S. location at 20 Rockefeller Plaza.
The move brought an end to the firm’s 20-year affiliation with Manhattan-based Brown Harris Stevens. Until now, Christieʼs introduced real estate clients to members of its global affiliate network of independently owned firms.
CIRE said it is now building its own team of New York specialists and expects to open the new brokerage in the second half of 2017.
CIRE’s Chief Executive Officer, Dan Conn said: “Our Rockefeller Center location holds Christie’s largest marquee art and luxury goods sales in the United States. With the opening of an owned brokerage office… we are uniquely qualified to provide our clients with personalized service across all key luxury asset classes, including for the first time the world’s most exclusive homes.”