Willis Allen Real Estate announces affiliation with Christie’s International Real Estate


Willis Allen Real Estate – the San Diego-based real estate brokerage that is celebrating 100 years in 2014 – has announced it is affiliating with Christie’s International Real Estate, the world’s leading luxury real estate network. Willis Allen will exclusively represent the Christie’s brand in San Diego County.

Wholly owned by Christie’s, the world’s leading art business, Christie’s International Real Estate is represented in more than 40 countries through its network of independently owned real estate brokerages. Zackary Wright, senior vice president, regional manager —Western Region at Christie’s says, “We are thrilled to have Willis Allen join this carefully selected organization of brokerages with proven records of success in both high-end property sales and exemplary client service.”

Christie’s was founded in 1766 and, according to Willis Allen President & CEO Andrew E. Nelson, it is a brand that exudes quality and prestige. “Christie’s – like Willis Allen – prides itself on a history of excellence and unparalleled client service,” says Nelson. “We elected to become a Christie’s affiliate because of the direct ties to the art and auction house and its unprecedented global clout and reach.”

Wright says the innovative system of client introductions between Christie’s auction and Christie’s International Real Estate creates a mutually beneficial synergy between art and real estate, building a world-class platform for the highly targeted international marketing of noteworthy properties. Nelson adds that for Willis Allen’s buyers this means an impressive array of property offerings across the globe, while sellers will benefit from the instant access to an established global network and the power of the Christie’s brand.

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