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Sotheby’s Heritage

The Sotheby’s International Realty® brand harnesses the worldwide recognition and prestige of the Sotheby’s name. Auctioneers since 1744 with a fine tradition of marketing the world’s most cherished possessions, Sotheby’s is now an innovative global art business serving the most discerning clientele. Sotheby’s International Realty benefits from this tradition and innovation through equity in the Sotheby’s brand name and marketing collaboration.

1744 SOTHEBY'S AUCTION HOUSE

In the heart of London on New Bond Street in 1744, an exceptional auction house was born. That house built a revered tradition of uniting collectors with world-class works of art and marketing the world's most cherished possessions—a tradition that, now over two centuries old, provides authentic knowledge comparable to none.

1976 SOTHEBY'S INTERNATIONAL REALTY

Founded on the same commitment to exceptional service that characterized the Sotheby's Auction House for more than two centuries, the Sotheby's International Realty® brand is created and becomes known around the world for the distinctive properties it represents.

2004 GLOBAL EXPANSION

Sotheby's enters into a long-term strategic alliance with Realogy Holdings Corp. (NYSE: RLGY), a global leader in real estate franchising and provider of real estate brokerage, relocation and settlement services. The agreement provides for the licensing of the Sotheby's International Realty name. The brand begins offering membership in its franchise system to select real estate brokerage companies.

2006 SIGNIFICANT SALE

Prominent Properties Sotheby's International Realty in New Jersey sells the Frick Estate, a 63-acre property in Alpine, N.J. formally owned by the grandson of steel-industry magnate Henry Clay Frick, for $58 million USD.

2008 SETTING THE STANDARD OF EXCELLENCE

The brand is named winner of the Franchise Business Review's 2008 Best in Category for Real Estate Franchisee Satisfaction award. As well, the brand is rated the most prestigious real estate company by high-net worth consumers in the Luxury Institute's 2008 Luxury Brand Status Index survey.

2009 SETTING THE STANDARD OF EXCELLENCE

The brand is named to the Franchise Times Fast 55 list.

2010 SIGNIFICANT SALE

Telluride Sotheby's International Realty sells BootJack Ranch for approximately $48 million, a price point that at the time is the highest known for a residential sale within the United States in the last 12 months.

2012 GLOBAL ACCESS. ANYWHERE. ANYTIME.

The brand debuts it iPad® app, SIR Mobile, the only luxury real estate mobile app that works anywhere and searches globally.

2013 GLOBAL NETWORK

The brand reported growth in its global network in 2013. At year-end, Sotheby's International Realty U.S.-affiliated brokers and sales professionals handled 24 percent more transaction sides in 2013 than 2012 – nearly three times better than the 9.2 percent gain in home sales sides reported for the overall market by the National Association of Realtors®.

2014 BEYOND THE EXTRAORDINARY

The brand wins Franchise Business Review’s Best in Category for Real Estate Franchisee Satisfaction award for the seventh year in a row. Today, the network totals 700 offices and more than 14,500 sales associates. The network encompasses 52 countries and territories worldwide.

2015 THE SOTHEBY'S INTERNATIONAL REALTY BRAND LAUNCHES AWARD WINNING WEBSITE

The new Sotheby’s International Realty brand website was recognized by the Web Marketing Association with the "2015 Outstanding Website WebAward" and by W 3 with the "2015 W3 Gold Award." With a great focus on creating the best possible user experience, the new sothebysrealty.com continues the brand's tradition of revolutionizing Luxury Real Estate in the digital space.

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SOTHEBY'S AUCTION HOUSE
1744
SOTHEBY'S INTERNATIONAL REALTY
1976
GLOBAL EXPANSION
2004
SIGNIFICANT SALE
2006
SETTING THE STANDARD OF EXCELLENCE
2008
SETTING THE STANDARD OF EXCELLENCE
2009
SIGNIFICANT SALE
2010
GLOBAL ACCESS. ANYWHERE. ANYTIME.
2012
GLOBAL NETWORK
2013
BEYOND THE EXTRAORDINARY
2014
THE SOTHEBY'S INTERNATIONAL REALTY BRAND LAUNCHES AWARD WINNING WEBSITE
2015

Sotheby’s International Realty®

Founded on the same commitment to exceptional service that characterized the Sotheby’s Auction House for more than two centuries, the Sotheby’s International Realty® brand is created and becomes known around the world for the distinctive properties it represents.

The Sotheby's International Realty® brand is synonymous with excellence, luxury, taste and discernment, offering only the best and never settling for less. Sotheby's International Realty network provides access to luxury real estate and homes for sale worldwide, and the website allows you to search property listings globally, and includes a large inventory of luxury homes that matches your lifestyle choices such as waterfront, golf, island, vacation, mountain and many others.

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List Group

The List Company was established in 1991, immediately after the real estate bubble burst in Japan. The focus of our organization was to transform the real estate industry that was in a period of chaos at the time, and restore the real value of real estate and trust in real estate as an asset.

Starting with real estate brokerage and marketing business, we have expanded the range of our business one step at a time from the sales of high quality original brand condominiums and detached houses to town development business, during which time we have acquired an extensive track record and a wealth of unique know-hows.

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We will continue to strive to be a company that is well-acquainted with a wide range of real estate transactions and that customers can rely on us as a one-stop “real estate specialist” for all types of real estate needs.

Creating new possibilities in real estate as a specialist that is well-acquainted with all types of real-estate businesses and a generalist that has comprehensive capabilities related to real estate, we also work hard for a real estate stock business, real estate flow business such as dwelling for sale and the sales for individuals and corporates as well as for domestic and abroad.

List Group consistently deals in every field of real-estate business incorporating the comprehensive strengths of “Sotheby’s International Realty®” of a worldwide network which combines the actual achievement and the trust we have developed so far in property project. We always make an effort to create new possibilities for regarding real-estate as our keywords “flow, stock and cross borders”.

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Adding to the List Group family, List Sotheby’s International Realty is proud to announce its new office opening in Hong Kong, beside offices in Japan, Hawaii, Philippines and Singapore. The Group will soon open a new office in Bangkok, Thailand to serve luxury residential property clients in 2018.

List Sotheby’s International Realty continues to expand in Hong Kong. List Sotheby’s International Realty in Hong Kong is now building a carefully selected team of dynamic staff. Hiring criteria and continuous training will be rigorous to ensure the quality of service standards and compliance to the brand philosophy. Starting with a first office on Hong Kong Island, an addition of a Kowloon office is expected to take place in due course.

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