SOURCE: Sotheby's International Realty

Sotheby's International Realty

January 21, 2011 09:00 ET

Sotheby's International Realty® Opens Office in Moscow

PARSIPPANY, NJ and MOSCOW--(Marketwire - January 21, 2011) - Sotheby's International Realty Affiliates LLC today announced the opening of Moscow Sotheby's International Realty.

The firm will serve clients in the Moscow and Moscow City regions with Marina Bolshakova managing and directing the operation as president and chief executive officer.

"We are thrilled to have Marina and her team represent the Sotheby's International Realty brand in this historic and important home market," said Michael R. Good, chief executive officer, Sotheby's International Realty Affiliates LLC. "This affiliation is critical to our global strategy of aligning with quality firms in key luxury real estate markets. I am confident that under Marina's leadership the company will bring quality service to clients from all over the world."

Bolshakova believes the affiliation with the Sotheby's International Realty network will provide Moscow Sotheby's International Realty with an unmatched level of resources and global access, she said, "The Sotheby's International Realty brand is known throughout the world for its commitment to excellence in every phase of the real estate business. The Russian people deserve the highest possible level of service and, by taking this step, we will be able to deliver such service to them immediately."

The Sotheby's International Realty® network currently has more than 11,000 sales associates located in approximately 500 offices in 42 countries and territories worldwide. Moscow Sotheby's International Realty listings will be marketed on the 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.

About Sotheby's International Realty Affiliates LLC
Founded in 1976 to provide independent brokerages with a powerful marketing and referral program for luxury listings, the Sotheby's International Realty network was designed to connect the finest independent real estate companies to the most prestigious clientele in the world. In February 2004, Realogy Corporation, a global provider of real estate and relocation services, entered into a long-term strategic alliance with Sotheby's, the operator of the auction house. The agreement provided for the licensing of the Sotheby's International Realty name and the development of a full franchise system by Realogy's subsidiary, Sotheby's International Realty Affiliates LLC. Affiliations in the system are granted only to brokerages and individuals meeting strict qualifications. Sotheby's International Realty Affiliates LLC supports its affiliates with a host of operational, marketing, recruiting, educational and business development resources. Franchise affiliates also benefit from an association with the venerable Sotheby's auction house, established in 1744. For more information, visit

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Contact Information


    David Russell
    Director, International Marketing and Public Relations
    Sotheby's International Realty Affiliates LLC
    Thorpe Hall
    Robin Hoods Bay
    YO22 4TT
    United Kingdom
    + (44) 208 123 1985
    Email Contact

    Anna Saderman
    Country Park office centre.
    Panfilova str. 19
    tel: +7 903 975 3464
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