Jilly Cammisa Visits Christie's International Real Estate HQ
Posted on 5/9/2014 5:40:40 PM
This blog post was written by Jilly Cammisa,one of Premier Estate Properties' real estate agents, representing ourDelray Beach office.
I’ve just returned from my annual pilgrimage home to visit my family& friends & am happy to report about time spent at our London Christie’sInternational Real Estate headquarters.
As a Londoner for over 25 years, I was intrigued to find out more about Christie’s Real Estate division. I set out to their fabulous locationin St. James’s, across the road from the famed Auction House and withinstrides to our Royal Family’s purveyor, Fortnum & Mason onPiccadilly. Tancred Lidbury heads up Christie’s International RealEstate in London and he reinforced to me the possibilities for businessdevelopment between the Auction House clientele and the Real Estatedivision. The eve of my appointment with Tancred, a John Constablepainting was sold for US$35 million; one of the most expensive Britishpaintings ever sold. Such exceptional prices reflect that the demandfor art continues. Christie’s, the world’s oldest fine art auctioneer,has sold fine art, furniture, jewelry and wine since James Christieconducted the first sale in London on 5 December 1766. They continue toprovide the perfect backdrop for the sales of the world’s finestcollections. Christie’s global sales total US$3.5 billion in the firsthalf of 2012.
For our business here at PremierEstate Properties, invaluable connections can be made. For example,a Christies affiliate on the Cote d’Azur may have an Internationalclient interested to purchase a property as a winter home in Palm BeachCounty. Our winter climate resembles their summer. For me, speakingFrench could be an asset and our affiliate will thus reach out to me toassist this Christie’s client. I advised Tancred that here in Florida,banking has geared up to offer attractive Foreign National programs.All in all, my time spent with Tancred was a bonus and I now appreciatemore about how our client’s paths cross between the Auction Salesroomand Real Estate needs worldwide.
I am proud to announce that I was recently awarded the prestigious“Certified Luxury Home Marketing Specialist” designation by the Institute for Luxury Home Marketing. Theaward is in recognition of attaining knowledge, experience andexpertise in the fine home and estate market. This membership of theThe Institute for Luxury Home Marketing and The Million Dollar Guildbefits my role as an Estate Agent with Premier Estate Properties andendorses my dedication to personalized service, professionalism,perseverance and luxury market knowledge. With international expertise,we are unrivaled in the high-end market and provide unparalleled salesresults for our global clientele. With my breadth of multilingualcommunication skills and depth of international marketing expertise, Ioffer buyers and sellers my exclusive brand of sophisticated service. Iwelcome the opportunity to be of service to you.
Premier Estate Properties is the only company that provides thisencompassing vast network of affiliations, the finest, most farreaching, most effective in the world; Christie’s International RealEstate, Luxury Portfolio International, Mayfair International Realty,FIABCI International, Board of Regents, Who’s Who in Luxury Real Estateand Leading Real Estate Companies of the World.