For the first time in its 251-year history, Christie’s is opening the doors to a gallery space devoted solely to the sale of luxury residential real estate. Christie's International Real Estate is working with the industry-leading Erin Boisson Aries team, who have been selling luxury real estate and new development condominium projects in Manhattan for over 18 years. Their market knowledge, comprehensive analysis process, and innovative marketing techniques have made the Erin Boisson Aries Team experts in representing buyers, sellers and developers of many of New York City's most exceptional lofts, apartments, landmark townhouses and brownstones, as well as numerous new development and mixed-use projects. For more than 20 years, Christie’s, through its wholly owned subsidiary Christie’s International Real Estate, has collaborated with a network of leading real estate brokerages worldwide to represent its clients’ real estate interests. Following a careful buildout process in Christie’s U.S. auction headquarters at 20 Rockefeller Plaza, Christie’s International Real Estate will open the new real estate gallery in a prominent space in the New York City auction house. Christie’s International Real Estate also expects to serve the strategically important Hamptons market with its existing brokerage capabilities and relationships, fortifying its position atop one of the world’s most important luxury markets.
Christie’s International Real Estate’s first team of real estate agents will be led by Erin Boisson Aries. Among its industry accolades, the Aries team has achieved the following distinctions in 2017 which include #1 producer and highest earning team in residential development at its previous firm; #2 in New York City according to the Wall Street Journal’s list of “Top Manhattan Agents"; #4 in the United States of 1.1 million+ realtors nationwide, per the Wall Street Journal / Real Trends; #6 in New York City’s Real Deal 2017 review of new development agents with the highest volume; and, #11 in New York City highest average transaction size ($11.5 million) according to the Wall Street Journal.
“The galleries of Christie’s have been home to many of the world’s greatest works of art and luxury goods. We have led the most important auctions, setting sales records in every relevant luxury category, including the recent sale of Leonardo da Vinci’s Salvator Mundi for $450 million in the fall 2017 Post-War and Contemporary Art sale. Through our clients and their respective representatives, we have the opportunity to help sellers and buyers of many of the world’s most important properties. Opening a New York City brokerage – the only one owned by, and operated within, a global art auction house – and working with the Erin Boisson Aries team, enables us to directly serve those clients whose passions range from the collection of jewelry and watches to handbags, wine and great works of art, to the ownership of the most extraordinary real estate in the world’s most important luxury markets. Erin and her team have an innate understanding of our clients’ needs and a thoughtful, analytical approach to the art of high-end real estate resale and development, which perfectly complements Christie’s other areas of luxury expertise,” said Dan Conn, Chief Executive Officer of Christie’s International Real Estate
“We are thrilled to join Christie’s for the launch of their real estate brokerage, headquartered in New York City. Christie’s embodies a philosophy that mirrors one of the core focuses of my team: innovation and creativity in marketing luxury real estate, as well as offering expertise and discretion to a globally diverse clientele. It is luxury at a level where every detail has been considered and combined with the highest standard of customer service. I am humbled to join the 250-year-old auction house in representing New York’s greatest estates and most promising new development projects, and I look forward to connecting my clients with those across Christie’s global network,” added Erin Boisson Aries.