Christie's International Real Estate Expands European Presence With Agence Clerc In Annecy, France
Published Wednesday, November 8, 2017 Updated on Thursday, November 9, 2017

Christie's International Real Estate Expands European Presence With Agence Clerc In Annecy, France

Agence Clerc's property portfolio covers Lake Annecy, Lake Bourget and the ski resorts of La Clusaz and Le Grand Bornand

ANNECY, FRANCE - Christie’s International Real Estate, the world’s leading luxury network, has announced a new affiliation with luxury property broker Agence Clerc, based in Annecy, France. As the latest addition to the growing network, Agence Clerc will expand Christie’s International Real Estate reach in France and across Europe. Currently represented in 45 countries, Christie’s International Real Estate is the real estate arm of Christie’s, the world’s leading art business.

A key leader in the highest sector of the property market, Agence Clerc has specialised in the most prestigious properties in Annecy for over 30 years. Founded as a family business in 1980, the company has continued to grow in strength, expanding its geographical reach in the Haute-Savoie region. Today, Agence Clerc covers areas including Annecy, Lake Annecy, Lake Bourget, the ski resorts of La Clusaz and Le Grand Bornand. Its outstanding property portfolio includes waterfront properties, manors and town houses, carefully renovated historic properties, chateaux, contemporary villas and alpine chalets.

“It is with real pleasure that we join Christie’s International Real Estate’s global network” comments Benoit Clerc, Agence Clerc’s Associate Partner. “Annecy is an incredible location and the luxury property market continues to thrive. A popular destination, Annecy offers year round attractions, with many visiting for skiing in winter and the lake in the summer and its array of water based activities. Around 45% of our buyers come from abroad as Geneva airport is just 30 minutes away, so second home owners can very easily commute from anywhere in Europe and the Middle East”.

Located in south-eastern France, Annecy sits on the northern tip of Lake Annecy in the Haute-Savoie region. The charming city, intertwined with canals, surrounded by mountains and on the edge of a picturesque lake, is known as the ‘pearl of the French Alps’. The property market is very prosperous with the lake tempting visitors all year-round, acting as the jewel in the crown. Popular with sporting enthusiasts for its water sports and winter resorts, Annecy is also known as one of the leading locations for paragliding.

Sandrine Kockum, Associate Director, Marketing and Affiliate Services at Christie’s International Real Estate said: “Agence Clerc has thrived across Annecy, driving the luxury real estate market there. Epitomising our principles through both their extensive understanding of the area and by offering an exemplary service to their cliental, we are delighted to welcome them to Christie’s International Real Estate’s exclusive network of global affiliates”.

Christie’s International Real Estate is a carefully selected global network of real estate companies, all of which boast success in both high end property, residential developments and re-sales and are known in their markets for exemplary client service. Within Europe, Christie’s current affiliations include those in in the U.K., Spain, Netherlands, Sweden, France, Switzerland, Portugal, Austria, Italy, Ireland, Monaco and Greece.

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About Christie’s International Real Estate
Christie’s International Real Estate is an invitation-only Affiliate network composed of the world’s most proven and qualified luxury residential real estate specialists across 46 countries as of September 30, 2017. The company has offices in London, New York, Hong Kong, Moscow, Los Angeles, and Palm Beach, and its affiliated brokerages have had combined luxury property sales of US$500 billion over the last five years. For additional information, please visit www.christiesrealestate.com

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