Sotheby's International Realty Brand Expands Management Team in Asia
PARSIPPANY, NJ -- (Marketwire) -- 06/05/12 -- Sotheby's
International Realty Affiliates LLC today announced the expansion of
its management team in Asia with the appointment of Calvin F. Wong as
international development consultant and Kay Lee as director of
In February 2012, the Sotheby's International Realty(R) brand
announced plans to expand its management team in Asia as part of a
corporate initiative to further develop the company's network of real
estate affiliates there. The brand also is seeking candidates for a
vice president of affiliate services position.
"These executives will work to support our network of affiliates, as
well as help grow our network throughout Asia," said Michael R. Good,
chief executive officer, Sotheby's International Realty Affiliates
LLC. "As we continue to expand the Sotheby's International Realty
brand in key luxury markets around the world, Asia will be a critical
component of that strategic development."
Wong, who is based in Shanghai, will serve as international
development consultant with responsibility for growing the brand's
market share in Asia. He will identify, cultivate and develop new
international franchise affiliations. He most recently served as
general manager of Karma Life in Shanghai.
As director of marketing, Lee will ensure the brand's network of
affiliates in Asia are fully utilizing the Sotheby's International
Realty global marketing tools and programs and provide ongoing
marketing support to each network member. She will be based in Hong
Kong. Most recently, Lee was an area and sales manager for Groupe TWC
in Hong Kong.
To help identify candidates for the vice president of affiliate
services position, which is responsible for supporting the retention,
growth and profitability of its affiliates, the Sotheby's
International Realty brand is holding an online webinar for qualified
individuals who are interested in learning more about the brand and
its plans for future development in Asia.
The webinar will be held Monday, June 11, 2012 at 6:30 p.m. (HKT) and
will be hosted by Good, who also will be speaking at the Asian Real
Estate Association of America's China-USA Real Estate Summit June 18
to 28 in Beijing, Hangzhou and Shenzhen. During the event, Good will
schedule meetings with qualified prospective franchisees that would
like to represent the brand in Asia. Those interested in attending
the webinar, learning more about the vice president of affiliate
services position or scheduling a meeting with Good are requested to
send an e-mail to Christine Heid, corporate recruiter, at
Christine.Heid@realogy.com no later than Friday, June 8, 2012.
The Sotheby's International Realty network currently has more than
12,100 sales associates located in approximately 620 offices in 45
countries and territories worldwide.
About Sotheby's International Realty Affiliates LLC
Founded in 1976
to provide independent brokerages with a powerful marketing and
referral program for luxury listings, the Sotheby's International
Realty network was designed to connect the finest independent real
estate companies to the most prestigious clientele in the world. In
February 2004, Realogy Corporation, a global provider of real estate
and relocation services, entered into a long-term strategic alliance
with Sotheby's, the operator of the auction house. The agreement
provided for the licensing of the Sotheby's International Realty name
and the development of a full franchise system by Realogy's
subsidiary, Sotheby's International Realty Affiliates LLC.
Affiliations in the system are granted only to brokerages and
individuals meeting strict qualifications. Sotheby's International
Realty Affiliates LLC supports its affiliates with a host of
operational, marketing, recruiting, educational and business
development resources. Franchise affiliates also benefit from an
association with the venerable Sotheby's auction house, established
in 1744. For more information, visit www.sothebysrealty.com.
Director, Public Relations and Communications
Sotheby's International Realty Affiliates LLC
1 Campus Drive
Parsippany, NJ 07054
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