Christie’s International Real Estate Expands Into Westchester County and Hudson Valley

Real Estate In-Depth | February 2019

Dan Conn, CEO of Christie’s International Real Estate

NEW YORK— Christie’s International Real Estate, the real estate arm of Christie’s, announced on Feb. 13th its expansion into Westchester County and the Hudson Valley in New York with Ilija Pavlovic, owner of its Northern New Jersey Affiliate Special Properties Real Estate Services.

The new brokerage will operate solely under the Christie’s International Real Estate brand to serve the Hudson Valley counties of Rockland and Orange in addition to Westchester County.

“Ilija built a brokerage business that is a market leader in Northern New Jersey with proven expertise as a luxury real estate advisory firm,” said Dan Conn, CEO of Christie’s International Real Estate. “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.”

Within New Jersey, Pavlovic opened eight brokerages since the beginning of 2017, with all offices achieving dramatic growth in market share in their respective offices. These results earned the company Affiliate of the Year recognition at the 2018 Christie’s International Real Estate Global Owners Conference in Buenos Aires. Pavlovic has also expanded successfully into Hudson County in New Jersey, and is expanding now into other top central New Jersey locations including Summit and Montclair.

Conn continued, “Westchester and Hudson Valley join New York City and Aspen as strategically important markets that will operate under the Christie’s International Real Estate brand. This expansion forms part of Christie’s broader plan to both represent and prominently display the brand in key strategic markets throughout the United States, and underscores how we are growing alongside our Affiliates to better serve buyers and sellers of high-end residential real estate in luxury markets around the world. This includes Christie’s auction house clients, particularly those in New York who call Westchester and Hudson Valley home.”

In January 2018, Christie’s International Real Estate opened its first company brokerage in New York City—with an office within the gallery space of Christie’s North American headquarters at Rockefeller Plaza to serve Christie’s clients directly in the strategically important tri-state area.

Company officials said that there is currently a brokerage location in New City, with one soon to be opened in Scarsdale. Currently there are approximately 15 agents serving the Westchester and Hudson Valley markets. The firm expects its agent roster for the markets to grow to 150 by the end of this year.