Madison-area Luxury Broker, Melissa LeGrand, Announces Affiliation With @properties and Christie’s International Real Estate
As home to the University of Wisconsin, a vibrant downtown area, several corporate headquarters and startups, and the most parks per capita among major U.S. cities, Madison, Wis. has earned a spot on countless “Best Places to Live” lists. Now, the city can add one more distinction to the list: the newest home of @properties and Christie’s International Real Estate. The two co-owned real estate brands are planting their flag in the south-central Wisconsin market, partnering with leading independent Madison brokerage firm LeGrand Real Estate, which will rebrand as @properties elleven Christie’s International Real Estate.
@properties elleven Christie’s International Real Estate is led by mother-son team Melissa LeGrand and Brogan Brunker, who bring a combined 25 years of experience in real estate sales, marketing and management, with a focus on providing premier relocation services. The quickly growing firm, which has increased its total sales volume by more than 30% since 2021, has an office in Madison and one in Middleton, with plans to expand its operations to Iowa in 2023.
The affiliation with @properties and Christie’s International Real Estate offers the brokerage’s agents and clients access to significant benefits, including a connection to the #1 real estate firm in Chicago, increased national and international exposure for luxury properties; a global referral network; an industry-leading technology platform; and exclusive marketing partnerships, including with Christie’s venerable auction house.
“Our firm has always been focused on elevated service and marketing that differentiates us from other area brokerages.” said LeGrand. “Now, we can bring even more to the table for our agents and clients, as we leverage the strength of @properties in the Midwest and the luxury branding and reach of Christie’s International Real Estate.”
Perhaps best known as the home of the University of Wisconsin, Madison has been named one of the best places to retire in America as well as one of the best cities for millennials, and in recent years has been popular with first-time buyers as well as luxury buyers looking for homes on one of the many nearby lakes in the region, including Lake Mendota and Lake Monona.
“Melissa has built a brokerage with a focus on culture, innovation and an unparalleled commitment to client service, and we are thrilled to partner with her to bring the @properties and Christie’s International Real Estate brands to Madison,” added Chris Lim, president of Christie’s International Real Estate.
The invitation-only Christie’s International Real Estate network was born out of the iconic Christie’s auction house, which has captivated a global audience of art collectors and luxury consumers since 1766. Christie’s International Real Estate maintains a close partnership with the auction house, creating unique synergies between the worlds of high-end real estate, art, and luxury goods. In addition to its Wisconsin affiliates in Madison and Lake Geneva, the network has a presence in nearly 50 countries and territories around the world.
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 additional information, please visit christiesrealestate.com
About @properties elleven Christie’s International Real Estate
@properties elleven Christie’s International Real Estate is Madison’s premier independent real estate brokerage. Led by broker-owner team Melissa LeGrand and Brogan Brunker, the firm brings innovation, elevation and empowerment to all of its clients, with best-in-class service and an unparalleled knowledge of the south-central Wisconsin and northeast Iowa real estate markets. With sophisticated, standout marketing, industry-leading technology, and access to a global real estate network through its affiliation with Christie’s International Real Estate, @properties elleven offers exceptional luxury experiences to every client, at every price point. For more information, visit ellevenre.com.