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Subject: Who are the world's top real estate brokers?
Category: Business and Money
Asked by: natalieemt-ga
List Price: $100.00
Posted: 16 Feb 2003 18:23 PST
Expires: 18 Mar 2003 18:23 PST
Question ID: 162278
I would like you to identify the world's top real estate brokers. 
Specifically, I am looking for a list of real estate brokers who cater
to the world's wealthiest people and handle the most expensive
properties.  The list you provide will be used to develop a mailing
list for a marketing campaign.  I don't need a whole lot of
commentary, but I do need mailing addresses (or links that include
mailing addresses).  I am more focused on identifying the top real
estate agencies than the top individual brokers, although either would
work for my purposes.

The list should be truly global - every continent should be
represented.  Please be sure to include brokers from obvious hangouts
of the wealthy (e.g., Monaco).  Within the U.S., I am looking for a
list that is national (includes high-end brokers from across the
country).  When you are doing the U.S. part of the search, please be
sure to identify at least five premier firms from New York City and
five from Boston.

It is not important to me that the list be exactly right, in a
scientific sense.  I don't, for instance, need a rank ordered list of
the globe's premier 100 real estate brokers (though if you happened to
find such a list, I think you would have answered the question).  I do
need names and contact information for at least 30 firms that are
plausible, in terms of being well established in this niche.

Please don't hesitate to ask for clarification.

Request for Question Clarification by pafalafa-ga on 16 Feb 2003 19:54 PST
Hello Natalie,

I'm happy to work on this for you, and I just have a quick question.

Many of the larger luxury brokers have subsidiaries around the world. 
Do you want me to list just the headquarters operations, or the key
sub-offices as well?

The reason I ask is, for a luxury broker like Sotheby's International
Realty, listing their sub-offices alone -- which are all over the
world -- will get you pretty much the 30-odd addresses you're looking
for.  I'm guessing you want more diversity than that in the answer,
and I'd appreciate whatever guidance you can give me as to how best
achieve it.

Subject: Re: Who are the world's top real estate brokers?
Answered By: pafalafa-ga on 16 Feb 2003 22:12 PST
Rated:5 out of 5 stars
Hello Natalie,

Well, with almost three feet of snow here in Washington DC, I've had
some extra time today to research your question.  My listing of luxury
real estate brokers is below, but I'd like to start first with three
items of importance:

1.  Very few firms turned up from Japan and other Asian countries, or
from South America.  I will keep looking for these tomorrow, and post
more if I find them.

2.  I didn't want to force the NYC, Boston thing -- I've included some
of the top luxury firms for each city, as well as for other areas like
the Hamptons, and Cape Cod.  If you feel there aren't enough
representative listings for these two cities, just let me know.

3.  This question is not finished until you are satisfied with the
results.  If there are any shortcomings in what I have provided you,
please use the Request for Clarification button to let me know what
more I can do, before rating this answer.

Thank you, and here's the list:



Allan M. Schneider Associates
Representing the finest properties in the Hamptons 
51 Main Street
East Hampton, NY 11937
631 324-3900
Fax: 631 324-3557
Jade Mills
Estates Director with Coldwell Banker Jon Douglas Company in Beverly
(310) 273-3113 X 138
Insignia Douglas Elliman Eastside
575 Madison Avenue
2nd Floor
New York, NY 10022
Phone: (212) 891-7000
Fax: (212) 891-7209
Sotheby's International Realty - Manhattan Brokerage     
38 East 61st Street
New York, NY 10021 USA
Tel: (212) 606-7660
Fax: (212) 606-7661
Hammond Residential     
2 Brattle Square
Cambridge, MA 02138 USA
Tel: (617) 497-4400
Fax: (617) 661-0719
Hammond Residential, Boston area     
826 Boylston St
Chestnut Hill, MA 02167 USA
Tel: (617) 731-4644
Fax: (617) 566-8379
Sotheby's International Realty - New England Region     
29 Commonwealth Avenue
Boston, MA 02116 USA
Tel: (617) 536-6632
Fax: (617) 262-9456
Maury People, Inc.     
35 and 37 Main Street
Nantucket, MA 02554 USA
Tel: (508) 228-1881
Fax: (508) 228-1481
French Quarter Realty
1041 Esplanade Avenue
New Orleans, Louisiana 70116
Telephone: 504/949-5400 
FAX: 504/949-0707
John J. Rygiol & Associates
Exclusive Buyer's Brokers for ALL of California
499 North Canon Drive Beverly Hills, CA 90210
Patricia Choi, CCIM, CIPS
Patricia Choi Realty, Inc.
1215 Hunakai St., Suite 200
Honolulu, HI 96816
Tel. (808) 734-7711 
Fax (808) 735-8879
Donna Whitfield
Country Club of the South Realty
4230 Old Alabama Road
Alpharetta, GA 30202
Tel. (770) 442-3838 
Fax (770) 740-8330
Jim Kinney
Blackstone c/o Rubloff Residential Prop.
980 N. Michigan Ave., 2nd Floor
Chicago, IL 60611
Tel. (312) 368-5300 
Jo-Ann Forster
Wimbish - Riteway Realtors
2601 South Bayshore Drive, Suite 200
Coconut Grove, Florida 33133
toll free: 1-800-682-1578
voice: 305-535-4177 
fax: 305-859-8726
pager: 305-288-2719
Sotheby's International Realty - Greenwich Brokerage     
One Pickwick Plaza
Greenwich, CT 06830 USA
Tel: (203) 869-4343
Fax: (203) 869-4303
John Daugherty Realtors     
520 Post Oak Blvd.
Houston, TX 77027 USA
Tel: (713) 626-3930
Fax: (713) 963-9499
Washington Fine Properties, Virginia  
McLean, VA 22101 USA
Tel: 703-317-7000
Fax: 202-944-5021
Coates, Reid & Waldron    
720 East Hyman Avenue
Aspen, CO 81611 USA
Tel: (970) 925-1400
Fax: (970) 925-2895
Chase Int'l Distinctive Properties    
P.O. Box 10470
Lake Tahoe, NV 89448 USA
Tel: 775-588-6130
Fax: 775-588-1206


Vladi Private Islands Limited
Historic Properties Suite 158
1869 Upper Water Street
Halifax, N.S. B3J 1S9
Tel. +1 902 423 3202
Fax +1 902 425 4765
Murielle Pelletier
Classique Real Estate
390 River Road
North Hatley, Quebec J0B 2C0
Tel. (819) 842-2806 
Fax (819) 842-2987
Carimo Real Estate     
Rue du General de Gaulle
St. Martin, 97053 West Indies
Tel: +590 87 5758
Fax: +590 87 7188
John Foster Real Estate     
P.O. Box 1198
St. Thomas, U.S. Vir, 00802 Caribbean
Tel: (340) 776-5000
Fax: (340) 774-7100
Bahamas Realty Nassau 
PO Box N-1132,
Nassau, The Bahamas
Telephone:(242) 393-8618
Fax: (242) 393-0326
Paul Lambert & Scott Cutter
Latitude 9 Realty/Development/Investments
P.O. Box 245-6350
Quepos, Costa Rica 6350
Harriet Murray & Kathryn MacMorran
Cochran Real Estate
2300 Leona Vicario
Puerto Vallarta, MEXICO
Rick Hohl
Century 21 El Cid
Avenue Camaron Sabalo
Mazatlan, Sinaloa MEXICO
Tel. (888) 521-6011 
Hacienda Virtual Realty 
Chile Haciendas and High End Real Estate


Loyd and Townsend-Rose Ltd.
European and Scottish Castles for Rent
LTR House, Eastfield, Melrose, Roxburghshire, 
Scotland, UK, TD6 9HG
Tel: +44 (0) 1835 870 706, Fax: +44 (0) 1835 870 707
Sotheby's International Realty - London Brokerage  123 Sloane Street
London, SW1X 9BW United Kingdom
Tel: +44 207 598 1600
Fax: +44 207 598 1699
Montgomery Ganly Walters    
The Estate Office, Grey Abbey
Co. Down, BT22 2QA N. Ireland
Tel: +44 28 4278 8668
Fax: +44 28 4278 8652
Vladi Private Islands GmbH
Ballindamm 7
D-20095 Hamburg
Tel. +49 40 33 89 89
Fax +49 40 33 00 81
Jeremy Swales
Jems Eurl
1 Rue Bellando de Castro
Monaco, FRA MC 98000
Tel. 377-93502559 
Fax 377-93507722
Alain Constant
Coldwell Banker Immobilier France
47 Rue de Monceau
Paris, FRA 75008
Piccini & Partners     
Via Kassel 3
Florence, 50126 Italy
Tel: +39 055 65 31 229
Fax: +39 055 68 20 072
Wetag Consulting Immobiliare GmbH     
Via della Pace 1 a
Locarno, 6601 Switzerland
Tel: +41 91 751 3106
Fax: +41 91 751 9638
Kirsanova Realty    
19, 1st Zachtievskiy per.
Moscow, 119034 Russia
Tel: +7 095 720 66 20
Fax: +7 095 720 66 21
Diana Morales Properties 
Costa del Sol    
Los Portales 2,
29600 Marbella, Malaga Spain
Tel: +34 952 76 5138
Fax: +34 952 77 18 71
Haussmann & Associés    
10/12 Quai Papacino
06300 Nice, France
Tel: +33 4 92 00 49 49
Fax: +33 4 93 89 40 88
Chalupa & Marschall     
Immobilien GmbH
Vienna, 1010 Austria
Tel: +43 1 533 95 45
Fax: +43 1 533 95 45 38
Rudolf Steigrad AG     
Bahnhof Zollikon
8702 Zollikon, Switzerland
Specializes in Swiss ski areas, Zurich
Tel: +41 1 390 34 54
Fax: +41 1 390 34 55


Anglo-Saxon Real Estate Agency Ltd    2 Hasoreg Street
Jerusalem, 91016 Israel
Tel: +972 2 6251161
Fax: +972 2 6259207
Plaza Homes, Ltd.
Address : 9-12, Azabudai 1-chome, Minato-ku, Tokyo
Tel : 03-3583-6941 Fax : 03-3582-0619
E-mail :


Lew Geffen Estates     
366 Jan Smuts Avenue
Johannesburg, 2196 South Africa
Tel: +27 11 886 8070
Fax: +27 11 886 8172

Coverage: South Africa 


Alex Caraco
Coldwell Banker Prestige Homes
294 New South Head Rd., Double Bay, NSW
Sydney, AST 2028
Auckland, New Zealand
Contact: Karen West
64.9.375.7400 FAX 64.9.309.9404

Request for Answer Clarification by natalieemt-ga on 17 Feb 2003 04:58 PST
Hi Pafalafa,

Good work!  The way you set up the answer (as a mailing list) is

1.  Yes, I am looking for a diverse group of companies - I view an
outfit like Sotheby's as one operation.  So I am glad to see many
different firms.

2.  Can you get any more listings for the Middle East?  I see one
listing for Israel.  Can you identify any firms that cater to wealthy

3.  I would like to see at least five premier firms from each of New
York City and Boston.

4.  Can you find just a couple more from Paris?

One more pass at it, be sure to do #3, and I'll give you five stars! 

Meanwhile, is Washington totally paralyzed?  My brother took his kids
there for the school vacation week, intending to do all the museums,
etc.  Sounds to me like they may be seeing a lot of their hotel.

Clarification of Answer by pafalafa-ga on 17 Feb 2003 07:39 PST
Hello again Natalie,

Glad to hear the preliminary list looked good.  

Yep. DC has come to a complete halt with one of the largest 1-day
snowstorms on record.  We have about three feet in front of our house,
plus two more feet that slid off the roof, so to get out the front
door is a bit like that old movie, The Great Escape.  But we stocked
up on candy and videos, so life is good (almost "luxurious" you might

Here's some additions to the list.  Middle East pickings are still a
bit thin, but there's not much out there that's public information
(and for some strange reason, Boston is kind of the same way --
something to do with the Brahmins, I suppose!).  Let me know, though,
if you want me to look for any areas of the world in more detail.  I'm
happy to take a crack at it.



Al-Futtaim Real Estate limited 
P.O.Box 152
Dubai, UAE.
Tel: 04 203 4147
Fax: 04 221 8939
Major Real Estate 
United Arab Emirates or call-00971505184848
Betna For Investment & Real Estate Marketing
COLDWELL BANKER Affiliates Of Egypt 
51 El-Nahda St., Maadi, Cairo, Egypt. 


Gary Cannata & Dottie Herman
Prudential Manhattan Realty
86 E. 10th St.
New York, NY 10003
Tel. 212-995-5357 
Fax 212-995-0905
Eugenia Foxworth
Coldwell Banker Hunt Kennedy
1200 Lexington Ave.
New York, NY 10028
Tel. 212-327-1200   ext. 263 
Fax 212-327-1361
Susan Greenfield
Brown Harris Stevens
655 Madison Ave.
New York, NY 10021
Tel. (212) 906-9214 
Mathew Hall
Millennium Partners
1995 Broadway
New York, NY 10023
Tel. 212-875-4955 
Kirk Henckels, Director of Private Brokerage
Stribbling and Associates
924 Madison Avenue
New York, NY 10021
Tel. 212-570-2440 
Fax 212-570-0138


Nan King Parker
LandVest Inc. - Boston, MA
Boston, MA 02101
Tel. 617-723-1800 
Boston Real Estate Agents
Attn: Ken Van Neste
1280 Belmont Street
Brockton, MA 02301
(508) 587-9200 
111 Mount Auburn Street
Cambridge, MA 02138, USA
Phone: 617.864.5400
FAX: 617.864.5406  
Ellie Bennett
Classic Property Realtors
74 Main Street  
Medway, MA 02053
Coldwell Bankers
321 Columbus Avenue
BOSTON, MA 02116 
Fax 617-536-2676



41 rue Barrault
75013 Paris - FRANCE
Tél : (33) 1 44 17 95 40 
Fax : (33) 1 44 17 95 77
Philip Hawkes 
94 Rue du Faubourg St. Honore , Paris 75008 France 
Phone: (33) 1 42 68 11 11 
Fax: (33) 1 47 42 22 26 
Emile Garcin Immobilier 
5 Rue De L'Universite 75007, Paris 
Fax: 33-1- 

Clarification of Answer by pafalafa-ga on 17 Feb 2003 16:59 PST
Thank you for the nice rating, and please excuse me for not specifying
my search strategy, which I should have done as a matter of course.  I
tried a variety of terms, but the most productive Google search was
simply "luxury real estate" either as a stand alone term, or in
combination with a geographic name like Paris or Japan.

I also used the Google directory for international real estate

One last thing:  at the site below you can order a book called "Who's
Who in Luxury Real Estate".  If I'm reading things right, it's only
$25, which looks to be quite a bargain, and just the right resource
for your work:

Hope your brother's doing OK here in Washington.

All the best.

Clarification of Answer by pafalafa-ga on 17 Feb 2003 19:41 PST
One last thing.  As I was shutting down the many windows I had open
from researching your question, I got curious about something, clicked
a few links, and wound up here:

It's the notes from a 2002 conference on luxury real estate.  Some
incredibly -- well, I won't use the word I was thinking of, but let's
just say -- *detailed* person wrote down everything everyone said,
including their names and firms they work for, and what price homes
they've been selling, etc.  It seemed to be all U.S. names, but you
may want to mine these contacts for your list.
natalieemt-ga rated this answer:5 out of 5 stars
Thank you, pafalafa!  Super speedy, and just what I needed. 

One last thing - Can you please describe your search strategy, in case
I decide to expand the list?

Thanks again,


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