News About Our Global Network

by Alden Yamane

The Sotheby’s International Realty network continues to grow in key markets. Our brand will be entering the Australian market with an office opening in Sydney in September of this year. In addition, Sydney Sotheby’s International Realty plans more office openings in the next couple of years.

Timing of this entrance into the Australian market is perfect as the market begins to heat up there, as it is here in Hawaii. According to the Australian Bureau of Statistics, prices in the country’s eight capital cities rose by .5% in the second quarter of this year compared to the first three months of 2012. Statistics show this is first time since the last quarter of 2010 that home prices have risen.

Entry into the Australian market is key to home sellers here in Hawaii. The Australians have historically been a significant segment of our market. Our relationship with our affiliate office will prove to be productive as Australia has been a strong feeder market.

On the other side of the globe, our affiliate office in France recently closed a notable and record sale in Europe. Burger Sotheby’s International Realty just sold the legendary Palais Maeterlinck on the French Riviera to Radovan Vitek, a Czech billionaire. Located on the tip of the Cap de Nice, Palais Maeterlinck consist of three buildings and encompasses approximately 75,340 square feet of living space!

The Europe, Middle East, and Africa region has been a rapidly growing segment of our global network with recent office openings in Milan, Tel Aviv, and Ibiza. Our presence in the region is significant, through 157 office locations in 19 countries.

Our global network consists of 625 offices in 44 countries and territories. Our associates are equipped and prepared to assist clients around the world. We are connected to 12,000 qualified sales associates who are ready and able to assist you with your real estate needs. Call us for assistance here on Oahu, the neighbor islands, across the country, and around the world.

About the Author

Alden Yamane ,


Drawing on his many years of real estate experience, Alden has been involved both in real estate sales and company management. Alden’s expertise and knowledge of the industry make him ideally suited to represent clients from around the globe. His extensive background in real estate advertising and the development of marketing strategies allows him to provide the necessary exposure of property listings. Born and raised in Honolulu, Alden joined Mary Worrall Associates in 1980 and quickly became a valuable asset to the firm and one of its top producers. He served as broker-in-charge for a branch office. In recent years, as a member of the company’s top management, he was integral in agent development and assisted with countless successful listing, marketing, and sales campaigns for many of Honolulu’s most exclusive properties. Alden is proud and delighted to be a part of the sales team of List Sotheby’s International Realty. The association will provide him with sophisticated tools that will provide increased reach to global markets. Alden’s experience in varied aspects of the real estate industry provides him with exceptional insight into the needs of the company and its clients. His dedication to provide the utmost level of client service is incomparable.

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