Christie’s International Opens Office in Rockland County

Real Estate In-Depth | April 2019

Pictured are the agents of Christie’s International Real Estate – Westchester & Hudson Valley, including (bottom row from left: Christina Montanye, Regional Vice President Andrew Emery, Melanie Capello. (top row, from left: Darlene Bandazian, Nicholas Morales, Amanda Quraishi, Jacqueline Garcia-Morales, Joseph Hendrick, Claudia Inoa, Alison R. Crowther, Amy Hyde, David Sanders, Shannon Bonifas, Suzanne Papke, Corrina Dooley, Patricia Lomupo. Not pictured were: Maral Sahagian and William McGivney.

NEW CITY—Christie’s International Real Estate – Westchester & Hudson Valley, reported on April 17 it had launched its Rockland Regional Sales Gallery in New City at 340 South Main St.

The opening of the office comes on the heels of a mid-February announcement by Christie’s International Real Estate that it was expanding its reach into southern New York State with a new brokerage operation. Christie’s International Real Estate – Westchester & Hudson Valley will operate solely under the CIRE brand and will be operated by Ilija Pavlovic, owner of Special Properties Real Estate Services, CIRE’s Northern New Jersey affiliate.

“Ilija built a brokerage business that is a market leader in Northern New Jersey with proven expertise as an industry-leading real estate advisory firm,” said Dan Conn, CEO of Christie’s International Real Estate, when the new brokerage operation was announced. “Supported by the strength of its marketing team, our Northern New Jersey Affiliate has a proven track record of collaborating with the Christie’s auction house and the global real estate network, positioning it perfectly to expand into the adjacent markets of Westchester, Orange and Rockland counties in New York under the Christie’s International Real Estate brand.”

Christie’s International Real Estate – Westchester & Hudson Valley will benefit from the success of Special Properties, which was voted Christie’s Affiliate of the Year in 2017 and 2018.

“We are honored that Christie’s International Real Estate has asked us to bring their esteemed brand into the Westchester and Hudson Valley region, and we remain committed to providing the same high level of customer service and individualized client attention we currently offer in northern New Jersey,” said Pavlovic. “This new brokerage is the latest part of our ongoing collaboration with Christie’s, and this ongoing partnership is what has and will continue to set us apart from other real estate firms.”

The new regional brokerage will be managed by Andy Emery, Regional Vice President. Emery, a real estate professional with more than three decades of industry experience.

Joining Emery at the New City office will be real estate agents: Alison R. Crowther, Amy Hyde, Claudia Inoa, Corrina Dooley, David Sanders, Jacqueline Garcia-Morales, Joseph Hendrick, Maral Sahagian, Nicholas Morales, Patricia Lomupo, Shannon Bonifas, Suzanne Papke and William McGivney.

“Our entire team looks forward to bringing the power of Christie’s to the southern portion of New York State,” said Emery. “Throughout my career, my personal and management focus has been on the customer experience, and I look forward to working with my colleagues to bring Christie’s industry-recognized marketing and customer service programs to this new region. Luxury is not about the price of the home; it is about the unparalleled level of customer service that we deliver.”

Christie’s International Real Estate — Westchester & Hudson Valley, the southern New York State affiliate of Christie’s renowned real estate brand, covers Rockland, Westchester, and Orange Counties in New York. Currently, the brokerage has offices in New City, with a second office opening soon in Scarsdale.