Christie’s International Real Estate Expands Caribbean Portfolio To Saba Island
The move is part of the brand’s strategy to bring increased services and exposure to home buyers and sellers on smaller, less populated Caribbean islands
Global real estate network Christie’s International Real Estate continues to expand its Caribbean footprint, announcing it will serve the Dutch Caribbean island of Saba through a preferred-broker relationship with established local firm Saba Island Properties. The arrangement is part of a larger strategy by Christie’s International Real Estate Caribbean to bring increased services, opportunities and exposure to buyers, sellers, and owners of luxury homes on smaller, less populated islands in the Caribbean Sea.
At only five square miles, and with a population of less than 2,000 residents, Saba is one of the smallest islands in the Caribbean. Often referred to as the “unspoiled queen of the Caribbean,” Saba eschews high-rises and megaresorts for discreet cottages and homes, all surrounding the highest point on the island – and in all of the Netherlands – the aptly-named Mount Scenery, at 2,910 feet. Easily accessible by ferry or a short flight from St. Maarten, the island is a haven for adventure seekers, who come to hike or dive.
Christie’s International Real Estate Caribbean is currently co-listing three homes on the island with Saba Island Properties, including two that currently operate as vacation rentals. The listings are jointly marketed by Anna Adair, broker of record for Christie’s International Real Estate Caribbean, based in St. Thomas, USVI, and Albert Pensis and Michael Feeley of Saba Island Properties.
“Saba is one of the Caribbean’s hidden gems, with homes set among some of the most gorgeous landscapes and terrain in the region,” said Adair. “I look forward to bringing Christie’s International Real Estate’s unrivaled luxury service and global connections to this beautiful island.”
The Christie’s International Real Estate brand has been on a steep growth trajectory in the Caribbean over the past year, adding affiliates brokerage firms in the Dutch territories of Aruba and St. Maarten, as well as Puerto Rico and St. John, and opening a new office on St. Croix. The brand also has an established presence in The Bahamas, Turks and Caicos, St. Barth’s, The Cayman Islands, and the British Virgin Islands.
A ‘network within a network,’ Christie’s International Real Estate Caribbean was created to strengthen the brand’s commitment to serving the Caribbean luxury real estate market by centralizing regional operations and encouraging inter-island cooperation among member firms. Through the alliance, member firms and their clients receive enhanced services and support.
The alliance also enables, for the first time, top-tier branding and marketing opportunities for property listings on smaller islands like Saba.
“While many lesser-known or smaller islands in the region are overlooked by large real estate brands, our Caribbean network and established relationships enable us to nimbly serve brokers, home buyers and sellers with the global network and resources of Christie’s International Real Estate,” said Danielle Austin, president of Christie’s International Real Estate Caribbean Affiliates. “Christie’s International Real Estate has long been the preeminent luxury real estate brand in the region, and our goal is to offer our bespoke service to every island in the Caribbean.”
Christie’s International Real Estate has affiliate brokerages throughout the Caribbean, including the U.S. Virgin Islands, the British Virgin Islands, Puerto Rico, St. Martin, Aruba, the Bahamas, the Cayman Islands, St. Barthélemy and Turks and Caicos.
About Christie’s International Real Estate
Christie’s International Real Estate has successfully marketed high-value real estate around the world for more than 30 years. Through its invitation-only Affiliate network spanning nearly 50 countries and territories, Christie’s International Real Estate offers incomparable services to a global clientele at the luxury end of the residential property market. For more information, please visit christiesrealestate.com.