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Brenda Chandler Cooke & David Kramer Of Hilton & Hyland/Christie’s Int’l Real Estate Sell Former Beverly Hills Estate Of Designer Bijan

At Jun 12, 2013

Brenda Chandler Cooke & David Kramer of Hilton & Hyland/Christie’s International Real Estate have sold the former Beverly Hills estate of menswear and fragrance designer Bijan. Located in prime Beverly Hills, the walled and gated Italianate Villa has been described as the ultimate personal expression, designed and decorated by fashion mogul and style icon. With an international appeal, the impressive residence boasts grand-scale spaces, a sweeping floating staircase, polished stone columns, and dark hardwoods. The home’s spacious floorplan consists of seven bedrooms and nine baths, and features broad double door entryways, soaring high ceilings, and vibrant color palettes. A dramatic family room/gallery is an enticing gathering place, with a loft den and floor-to-ceiling windows. Lush and tropical, the backyard is surrounded with resort-like greenery, and features a swimmer’s pool and a sumptuous outdoor loggia with an adjacent one bedroom casita. The underground parking structure can accommodate 20+ vehicles. The trophy property was listed at $11,995,000.

Brenda Chandler Cooke & David Kramer of Hilton & Hyland/ Christie’s International Real Estate

For over three decades, Brenda Chandler Cooke has served the luxury real estate needs of her distinguished clientele throughout the prestigious communities of Beverly Hills, Bel-Air, Holmby Hills, the Sunset Strip, West Hollywood, Hancock Park, Brentwood, Santa Monica and the Pacific Palisades. She has consistently ranked among the top producing Realtors and has successfully listed and sold throughout the Westside of Los Angeles. She can be reached at 310-614-3434.

David Kramer has consistently been a top producing agent with over $150 million in sales for 2011 and is ranked #15 nationwide in the Wall Street Journal’s The 2012 Top 1,000 Real Estate Professionals. He has represented Buyers and Sellers of major estates and unique properties throughout the Westside and Internationally for over 20 years. Additionally, he successfully represented the Buyer in the sale of the Spelling Manor in Holmby Hills. He a recognized leader in the real estate industry, specializing in Beverly Hills, Bel-Air, Holmby Hills, and the surrounding communities. To view David’s current listings and sold properties, please visit www.premierlaproperties.com or contact David directly at 310-691-2400.

About Bijan Pakzad:

A connoisseur of quality, perfection and universal design excellence­, Bijan was a genius marketer of perception and image for his men’s couture, haute jewelry and a spectrum of award-winning fragrances. His lofty eminence and multi-billion dollar empire as the peerless purveyor of elegance and affluence, was uniquely forged in 1976 on Rodeo Drive in Beverly Hills, by just three words, ‘by appointment only’, offering him unprecedented access to the greatest wealth in the world. He was a treasure of enormous admiration and remarkable creative brilliance. Bijan was wise and voraciously charming, possessing the daring innovation of a true pioneer. He originated the embodiment of ‘luxury’ ahead of the world that had not even begun to understand the precise essence of the tenet. Bijan was a powerful leader knowing that what makes greatness is starting something that lives long after. – Bijan.com

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Luxury Portfolio International® Issues White Paper on “The Emotional Role of Home”

At May 28, 2013

Luxury Portfolio International® Issues White Paper on “The Emotional Role of Home”

Posted 03/14/2013

CHICAGO – Luxury Portfolio International® has issued a white paper on “The Emotional Role of Home,” created to bring its member firms a clearer understanding of today’s high-net-worth Americans in an effort to best serve this discerning luxury clientele.

The white paper, which is available exclusively to Luxury Portfolio member firms, was created in conjunction with Harrison Group, a YouGov company, and includes select findings from the 2012 Survey of Affluence and Wealth in America, produced by American Express Publishing and Harrison Group, along with information collected exclusively for Luxury Portfolio.

The research provides unique insights and uncovers many key motivators behind the decisions of today’s luxury home buyers. Highlights include the emergence of the “Worth Dynamic,” a phenomenon resulting from the Great Recession, where consumers evaluate the true value of a property and its specific details, with an emphasis on quality and craftsmanship.

The emotional appeal of home as a base for creating fond memories, housing treasured positions and simply understanding happiness is explored at length, as is the value of home as a refuge and a place for serenity.

“By carefully examining the motivators and preferences of the affluent consumer, we are able to refine our marketing approach with a clear focus,” comments President of Luxury Portfolio International® Paul Boomsma. “Just as the unique needs of the luxury consumer are continually evolving, so is our approach to supporting our members’ efforts to market to and on behalf of these high-end homeowners.”

Luxury Portfolio International® is the luxury face of Leading Real Estate Companies of the World®, the largest global network of premier locally branded companies dominated by powerful independent luxury brokerages. View a summary of the white paper and learn more about the network at www.luxuryportfolio.com.

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About Luxury Portfolio International®
Luxury Portfolio International® (www.luxuryportfolio.com) is the luxury face of Leading Real Estate Companies of the World® (www.leadingre.com), the largest global network of premier locally branded companies dominated by many of the world’s most powerful independent luxury brokerages. Luxury Portfolio International attracts a global audience of visitors from over 200 countries/territories every month and annually markets over 25,000 luxury homes to over 1.2 million high-net-worth visitors.

Contact: Robin LaSure / Luxury Portfolio International® / (312) 424-0436 / rlasure@luxuryportfolio.com

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Luxury Portfolio International® Expands Globally with 15 New Members in Q1

At May 28, 2013

Luxury Portfolio International® Expands Globally with 15 New Members in Q1

Posted 04/23/2013

CHICAGO – Luxury Portfolio International® has expanded its global footprint with the addition of 15 new member firms in the first quarter of the year, with extended coverage throughout Europe, as well as the U.S. and Canada. The network has also welcomed two new communities to its Luxury Development Collection, further supporting the network’s growth.

Luxury Portfolio represents more than 200 market-leading real estate firms specializing in the high-end real estate market and is the luxury component of Leading Real Estate Companies of the World®, an organization encompassing over 500 companies with 140,000 sales associates worldwide.

International firms joining the network include ART EMLAK (Istanbul, Turkey); BlueHouse (Prague, Czech Republic); CI Exclusive Properties (Geneva, Switzerland); Rustic Corner (Barcelona, Spain); Sally McGarr Realty Corp. (Niagara-on-the-Lake, Canada) and SPACE Gayrimenkul Danismanlik (Istanbul, Turkey).

New U.S. affiliates include Beacham & Company, REALTORS (Atlanta, GA); Gerrard-Hoeschler REALTORS (La Crosse, WI); Mopper-Stapen, REALTORS (Savannah, GA); Perry & Co. (Denver, CO); Sprague & Curtis Real Estate (Augusta, ME); Stone House Properties (West Stockbridge, MA); The Maine Real Estate Network (Portland, ME); Weichert Realtors, Coastal Properties (Hilton Head Island, SC) and Windermere Real Estate – Nevada (Henderson, NV).

New to the network’s Development Collection are Four Seasons Private Residences Vail (Vail, CO) and Kempinski Residences – Skiper Villas and Apartments (Istria, Croatia).

Affiliates of Luxury Portfolio have access to a comprehensive program designed to market high-end homes to affluent consumers worldwide. The cornerstone of the program is the award-winning website,www.LuxuryPortfolio.com, which attracts website visitors from over 200 countries/territories every month and showcases a total inventory each year of more than 25,000 properties totaling almost $40 billion.

Members of Luxury Portfolio International® and Leading Real Estate Companies of the World® also have access to exclusive network events, including the upcoming International Symposium in Venice, Italy, October 20-22.

For more information, visit www.LuxuryPortfolio.com.

Contact: Robin LaSure / Luxury Portfolio International® / (312) 424-0436 / rlasure@luxuryportfolio.com

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Christie’s International Real Estate Launches Magazine iPad App

At May 28, 2013

Christie’s International Real Estate Launches Magazine iPad App

Luxury lifestyle stories on art, travel, and dining complement an interactive showcase of the world’s finest homes

Christie’s International Real Estate Launches Magazine iPad App

New York, New York—Buyers, sellers, owners, and luxury real estate aficionados are set to explore the world of extraordinary real estate with the new Christie’s International Real Estate magazine iPad app.

“We are happy to announce that iPad users can find a version of our magazine at Apple’s Newsstand, featuring engaging editorial and some of our finest properties,” says Bonnie Stone Sellers, CEO of Christie’s International Real Estate.

Partnering the print magazine, the iPad app allows users to explore lifestyle features and news on everything from art, travel, and dining to the latest real estate and luxury living trends. The app also showcases many of the luxury property offerings from the Christie’s International Real Estate network with striking imagery and informative descriptions. Interested buyers and sellers can email the property broker directly from the app as well as visit the Christie’s International Real Estate website for more information about each property.

All issues of the redesigned magazine app will be available to download and keep with the vivid photography and captivating features leaping from the magazine to the iPad in an easy-to-use and aesthetically stunning format.

Christie’s International Real Estate is the world’s leading luxury real estate network and the only property network wholly owned by an art auction house. The iPad app will be updated quarterly in conjunction with Christie’s International Real Estate magazine.

The iPad app is available now for free at www.christiesrealestate.com/magazine or via the iTunes App Store.

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Christie’s and Christie’s International Real Estate Launch Innovative Vineyard Acquisition Advisory Service

At May 28, 2013
 
Christie’s and Christie’s International Real Estate Launch Innovative Vineyard Acquisition Advisory Service
“Vineyards by Christie’s International Real Estate” is the world’s first global advisory service for buyers of vineyard estates in the world’s most sought-after wine regions

 

HONG KONG (May 6, 2013) – Christie’s International Real Estate, the only global luxury real estate network wholly owned by a fine art auction house, today announced the launch of an innovative advisory service for international buyers of vineyard estates. The first ever program of its kind, Vineyards by Christie’s International Real Estate brings together Christie’s fine wine experts and the network’s luxury property specialists to offer a discrete consultative service for clients looking to acquire vineyards in the world’s most sought-after wine regions.

This pioneering program was conceived to meet demand from clients at Christie’s wine auctions in Hong Kong requesting expert advice in purchasing overseas vineyard properties. Domestic thirst for fine foreign wine has grown exponentially in recent years, with the auction house reporting an outstanding total of HK$286.5 million (US$36.9 million) from nine wine sales in Hong Kong last year. Similarly, demand from affluent Chinese investors for foreign wine has extended to a growing interest in foreign wine-producing estates. According to SAFER, (Sociétés d’Aménagement Foncier et d’Etablissement Rural), a quasi-governmental entity partly funded by the private sector, in 2011 there were 35 chateaux with vineyards sold in the whole region of Bordeaux—60 percent were sold to Chinese buyers. Of the 37 vineyard-chateaux sold in 2012, 62 percent went to Chinese buyers.

“This project brings together the knowledge and networks of the world’s leading auction house for wine and Christie’s International Real Estate, the only global luxury real estate network wholly owned by a fine art auction house.  We are uniquely positioned to offer this highly specialized vineyard advisory acquisition service and we look forward to this exciting venture,” says David Elswood, Christie’s International Director of Wine in Europe and Asia.

Vineyards by Christie’s International Real Estate showcases the unparalleled synergy between art and real estate at Christie’s,” says Bonnie Stone Sellers, Chief Executive Officer of Christie’s International Real Estate. “With the fine and rare wine expertise of Christie’s and the experienced local partners in Christie’s International Real Estate’s network of affiliates, clients have a unique opportunity that only Christie’s can provide.”

Clients participating in the Vineyards by Christie’s International Real Estate receive expert advice from Christie’s wine experts, followed by an introduction by a Christie’s property specialist to vineyards available for purchase around the world. Custom travel arrangements and translation services are also provided.

“It is essential that buyers work with experts who know the industry, operate in the local market, are well connected with local vineyard owners, and are immersed in a region’s wine industry network,” says vineyard property specialist Michael Baynes of Christie’s International Real Estate exclusive Affiliate Maxwell-Storrie Baynes in Bordeaux. “Vineyard markets in sought-after locations are often small and discrete, and without expert guidance, buyers never even know they are on the market. It is not uncommon for more than half of our vineyards to be privately listed – never advertised and never placed on websites.”

Since its founding in 1766, Christie’s has held the greatest and most celebrated auctions in history for showcasing the unique and the beautiful. Christie’s fine and rare wine auctions uphold this centuries-long tradition with exquisite offerings originating from legendary vineyards. Christie’s International Real Estate brings Christie’s sophistication and unmatched passion for art to offering the finest luxury homes and vineyard estates in the world. Together, Christie’s and Christie’s International Real Estate form the world’s top partnership in fine and rare wine, luxury homes, and vineyard properties.

For more information on the program, regions, and wines, along with brochures detailing specific properties and upcoming wine auctions, please visit www.christiesrealestate.com/vineyards.

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