Sotheby’s International Realty Affiliations LLC announced today that the brand’s existing brokerage, Gold Coast Sotheby’s International Realty in Queensland, Australia will now operate as Queensland Sotheby’s International Realty. Remaining under current owner, Paul Arthur, the firm will expand its presence throughout the state of Queensland.
The new affiliate office is expected to open in the country’s capital of Brisbane in March of this year. Further plans to reach markets in Noosa, Cairns, and Whitsundays & Islands will assume during the latter part of 2016.
“Known for its unique beauty and global appeal, Queensland has long been a leading tourist destination, thus the area is seeing increasing interest from buyers of international real estate,” said Joseph Brazen, Owner/Managing Broker of Brazen Sotheby’s International Realty. “It’s inevitable, and quite pleasing, that our presence has grown in the Australian region.”
Queensland is the second-largest and third-most-populous state in Australia. Located in northeast Australia, its coast, stretching nearly 7,000 kilometers, is also known for the Great Barrier Reef, the world’s largest coral reef system.
“The timing to expand operations in the Gold Coast area and throughout Queensland has never been better,” said Arthur. “We have extreme confidence in the region, acknowledging the inherent domestic and international appeal of this market. Our goal is to deliver exceptional customer service through our best-in-class associates, whom reflect our prestigious brand position.”
The Sotheby’s International Realty network currently has more than 18,000 sales associates located in approximately 825 offices in 61 countries and territories worldwide. Queensland Sotheby’s International Realty listings will be marketed on the sothebysrealty.com 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 worldwide Sotheby’s International Realty marketing programs. Each office is independently owned and operated.