Sotheby’s International Realty Affiliates LLC today announced its luxury real estate services will be available in Rome with the opening of Rome Sotheby’s International Realty. Lodovico and Clemente Pignatti Morano will own and manage Rome Sotheby’s International Realty. They also are managing partners of Milan, Lake Como and Tuscany Sotheby’s International Realty. The Sotheby’s International Realty® brand is represented in Venice by Venice Sotheby’s International Realty, which is owned and managed by Ann-Marie Doyle.
“Our expansion across Italy continues our commitment to providing access to the Sotheby’s International Realty network’s exclusive real estate services in key citiesaround the world,” said Philip White, president and chief executive officer, Sotheby’s International Realty Affiliates LLC. “Rome Sotheby’s International Realty enhances our presence in Europe, and provides a strong footprint in one of the most beautiful and historic cities in the world .”
“Rome, the eternal city, has been attracting visitors for two millennia but it is still one of the most exhilarating and romantic destinations in the world,” says Lodovico Pignatti Morano. “The Rome real estate market represents a strong opportunity in Italy in terms of sales and rentals for properties, and we are thrilled to represent the Sotheby’s International Realty brand in such an important location.”
Rome Sotheby’s International Realty offers its international and local clientele a wide selection of luxury properties in Rome and the surrounding areas. Located inside the renowned Palazzo Odescalchi, whose facade was originally designed by Gian Lorenzo Bernini in 1665, the office is conveniently positioned and caters to individual client needs with a multi-lingual staff.
“Despite the economic crisis that hit the Italian real estate market over the last few years, property prices in many neighborhoods did not fall, especially in the historic center, where there are apartments and penthouses for sale with antique features including frescos and vaulted ceilings,” said Diletta Giorgolo Spinola, head of sales for Rome Sotheby’s International Realty. “Apartments with views on the picturesque squares and renowned fountains are the most sought-after. In other residential areas such as the Parioli, prices fell and it is now possible to find exciting deals.”