RISMEDIA, May 21, 2008-Lakes Area Realty has been selected as an exclusive affiliate of Christie’s Great Estates, a wholly owned subsidiary of Christie’s International plc, the world’s oldest fine art auction house. Through Lakes Area Realty, buyers and sellers of high-end properties in Hennepin County, including the city of Minneapolis, now have access to the combined marketing expertise and resources of Christie’s and Christie’s Great Estates.
Christie’s Great Estates is the largest international luxury network of real estate brokers specializing in the marketing and sale of high-end properties. This network of carefully selected real estate firms includes more than 850 offices and approximately 35,000 sales associates in more than 40 countries.
“We are honored to have been selected by Christie’s Great Estates to join its network of premier real estate companies,” says Steve Havig, co-founder and President of Lakes Area Realty. “Our client base offers attractive sales opportunities for Christie’s, and the relationship enhances our international real estate practice and breadth of property offerings.”
“I am very pleased to welcome Lakes Area Realty to the Christie’s Great Estates affiliate network,” says Gregg Antonsen, Sr. Vice President of Business Development in North America. “Since 1996, Lakes Area Realty has built a loyal luxury client base in the Greater Minneapolis area, and its expertise exemplifies the Christie’s Great Estates standards of quality and integrity.”