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Canada’s High Prices Are Organic, Spurred on by Local Buyers, Says Royal LePage Chief

Canada’s High Prices Are Organic, Spurred on by Local Buyers, Says Royal LePage Chief

Philip Soper, president and CEO of Canadian real estate brokerage firm Royal LePage and Brookfield Real Estate Services, sees luxury markets popping up all over Canada—from the big cities to the much   Read more
Architect Annabelle Selldorf Says a Home’s Outside Matters as Much as Its Inside

Architect Annabelle Selldorf Says a Home’s Outside Matters as Much as Its Inside

Annabelle Selldorf, who was born in Germany but now lives in New York City, founded architectural design practice Selldorf Architects in Manhattan in 1988. The firm designs public and private spaces a  Read more
Concierge Auctions President on the Importance of Treating Real Estate As a Serious Investment

Concierge Auctions President on the Importance of Treating Real Estate As a Serious Investment

Laura Brady, president of international luxury real estate auction firm Concierge Auctions, co-founded the company eight years ago, after a career as a luxury real estate agent. Ms. Brady, 38, foresaw  Read more
Wealthy Millennials Are Changing the World, Says Sotheby’s International Realty’s Marketing Chief

Wealthy Millennials Are Changing the World, Says Sotheby’s International Realty’s Marketing Chief

Kevin Thompson was named chief marketing officer at Sotheby’s International Realty earlier this year after a career in the fashion and luxury goods world—working for companies like Gucci and Barney’s—  Read more
Berkshire Hathaway’s Ellie Johnson on the Luxury Market’s ‘Period of Adjustment’

Berkshire Hathaway’s Ellie Johnson on the Luxury Market’s ‘Period of Adjustment’

Ellie Johnson, president of Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices New York Properties, launched her company’s first New York City office at the beginning of 2017. She joined Berkshire Hathaway after 11 year  Read more
A Paris-Based Designer on Her ‘Classic Contemporary’ Taste, Commitment to Warm Decor

A Paris-Based Designer on Her ‘Classic Contemporary’ Taste, Commitment to Warm Decor

Moroccan-born, Paris-based Linda Pinto is the head of Cabinet Alberto Pinto, a design and decor firm whose clients include the Saudi Arabian and Qatar royal families, the owner of Formula One and Fran  Read more
Property Developer Sharif El-Gamal Advises to ‘Get in the Game’

Property Developer Sharif El-Gamal Advises to ‘Get in the Game’

Sharif El-Gamal, is chairman & CEO of Soho Properties, an investment and development firm headquartered in Manhattan. Founded in 2003, the firm owns and develops residential, hospitality, office,   Read more
Architect Richard Meier Is Amazed By These Home Prices, Too

Architect Richard Meier Is Amazed By These Home Prices, Too

Known for designing buildings in geometric, modernist style, and for his generous use of white, Pritzker Prize-winning architect Richard Meier is responsible for residential, cultural and commercial t  Read more
Miami Oversupply is Overblown, Says Brokerage Chief, But Deals Abound

Miami Oversupply is Overblown, Says Brokerage Chief, But Deals Abound

In 2008, during the U.S.’s recession and real estate downturn, Cuban-born Mayi de la Vega bucked the trend and founded One Sotheby’s International Realty, a brokerage firm in South Florida. The firm,   Read more
Real Estate Remains Impervious to Current Events, Says Nest Seekers Founder

Real Estate Remains Impervious to Current Events, Says Nest Seekers Founder

Eddie Shapiro, the 42-year-old founder and CEO of Nest Seekers International, began his career in real estate in the early 1990s at a small Midtown Manhattan firm. Now, Nest Seekers, the Manhattan-bas  Read more
A Florida-Based Interior Designer Loves the Challenge of Decorating an Older Property

A Florida-Based Interior Designer Loves the Challenge of Decorating an Older Property

Interior designer and “master colorist” Gil Walsh, author of “Gil Walsh Interiors: A Case for Color,” has homes—and Gil Walsh Interiors locations—in West Palm Beach, New York City and Martha’s Vineyar  Read more
Developer Bruce Eichner is Seeing Less-than-Impressive $20 Million Apartments

Developer Bruce Eichner is Seeing Less-than-Impressive $20 Million Apartments

Over more than three decades, Bruce Eichner, founder of The Continuum Company, has built urban mixed-use properties in New York, Miami and Las Vegas. In New York, those include City Spire, One Broadwa  Read more
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