Christie’s International Real Estate expands to the luxury enclave of South Tyrol, Northern Italy’s best-kept secret
Benedetti Luxury Properties, in operation since 1945, joining the world’s leading luxury real estate network in order to meet increasing demand of global buyers looking to purchase in the picturesque area offering rare value propositions
London (September 20, 2021) — Christie’s International Real Estate proudly announces the network’s newest Affiliate, Benedetti Luxury Properties in Northern Italy. Led by Alex Benedetti, grandson of the founder, the firm is the area’s top independently owned brokerage. In addition to his long-standing ties to the area, Mr. Benedetti holds a number of positions on professional civic organizations, gaining the respect of his peers as well as his clients.
Said Georgina James of Christie’s International Real Estate: “The passion and expertise that Alex has shown for the marketing and sale of fine properties fully aligns with the core values of Christie’s, making him the ideal standard bearer for our brand in the beautiful South Tyrol region. We are pleased to welcome him to the world’s leading network of luxury real estate specialists.”
The company’s exclusive territory is all of South Tyrol, including the bustling city of Merano, where the brokerage is headquartered, the charming rural outposts, and the ski resort of Cortina, host of the Olympic Winter Games in 2026.
South Tyrol is the crown of Northern Italy, right beneath Austria, providing a fusion of Austrian charm with stylish Italian flair. The region is known for pristine lakes mirroring soaring mountains in full relief. Another wonder is the razor-edged Dolomites, a prehistoric coral reef and now a UNESCO site. Rife with ancient castles and church spires, for more than 3,000 years wine masters perfected the technique to grow high elevation vineyards, cascading down the mountainside or under arbors. The wines are world-renowned and reap the benefits of 300 days of sunshine and cool nights. Foodies are drawn to the area for its farm-to-table and fine dining (the region boasts more Michelin-starred restaurants than anywhere else in the country), and wellness retreats take full advantage of the crisp mountain air and jaw-dropping scenery.
Prices make for a global value proposition and safe haven for investors. For instance, in Cortina, average price per square meter is €12,000 compared to other global ski resorts such as Courchevel (€25,300) or Aspen (€22,100).
Said Mr. Benedetti: “Christie’s International Real Estate is the number one network for luxury properties in the world. The shared professional knowledge of its members enables us to create new opportunities for local sellers of real estate as well as those from around the globe who are looking to buy exclusive properties in our beautiful and unique region located on the southside of the Alps. Passion and professional expertise are our company’s core values. We are very proud to have been selected to be part of the Christie’s International Real Estate network.”
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 New York City brokerage and invitation-only Affiliate network spanning 49 countries and territories, Christie’s International Real Estate offers incomparable services to a global clientele at the luxury end of the residential property market. The company has offices in London, New York City, Hong Kong, Los Angeles, and Palm Beach, and its affiliated brokerages have recorded approximately US$500 billion of real estate transactions over the last five years. (Data as of June 30, 2021.) For additional information, please visit christiesrealestate.com.