Broker Douglas D. Kerbs Attends Sotheby’s Hong Kong Auction 2013livxmin
Fuller Sotheby’s International Realty (FSIR) announced that Douglas D. Kerbs, a key representative and broker of the Downtown Denver office attended the recent Sotheby’s Hong Kong Autumn Auction 2013 at the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre. Pictured below: Regina Chan, Manager Hong Kong Sotheby’s, Douglas D. Kerbs Broker, Fuller Sotheby’s International Realty, Sophia Panizzo, London Sotheby’s, Paul Boldy, Managing Director, Asia Pacific.
“Our unique association with the Sotheby’s Auction House provides Fuller Sotheby’s International Realty with a valuable point of differentiation in the global real estate market,” said Kerbs. “Our attendance at this event allows us to showcase our extraordinary listings among this critical and qualified audience of potential buyers and sellers. No other brokerage in the country has the global reach of Sotheby’s.”
According to the National Association of REALTORS®, Chinese buyers accounted for 18% of the $68.2 billion that foreigners spent on homes during a 12 month period ending March 31, 2013. Foreign buyers now more than ever are looking to the U.S. for home purchasing for several reasons. Aside from investing or parking cash, foreign buyers are paying close attention to local school systems and buying homes they can pass down to their children. Traditionally markets like California, New York, and Florida have been the major boomtowns for foreign buyers, however today, the Denver metro is a rising contender.
“My presence in Hong Kong was not only to celebrate the 40th anniversary of the Sotheby’s Auction House in Asia, but to make an introduction of Metropolitan Denver to the Hong Kong market and brokerage offices across China. It also allowed me to connect with brokers in our network from New York, Atlanta, San Francisco, Utah, Los Angeles, and Canada, strengthening referral and relocation opportunities for our Denver offices,” explained Kerbs.
The Sotheby’s Hong Kong Auction was held Oct. 4 to 8, 2013. The 16 record-breaking auctions saw new benchmarks set in many categories. Together they realized HK 41.96 billion / US $538 million, the highest grand total ever achieved by any global arts business operating in Asia. Pictured below: Left, Douglas D. Kerbs, Broker, Fuller Sotheby’s International Realty, Right, Jean Merkelbach, Agent, Sierra Sotheby’s International Realty.
“This event provided a forum for our network to interact with each other, potential Asian buyers and Auction House executives and clientele,” said Philip White, president and chief executive officer, Sotheby’s International Realty Affiliates LLC. “Those who attended gained key insights into the Asian market and overseas buyers. We are proud to offer our network members the opportunity to take part in this important yearly sales event.”
The Sotheby’s International Realty network currently has more than 13,000 sales associates located in approximately 670 offices in 49 countries and territories worldwide. Fuller Sotheby’s International Realty has multiple office locations in the Denver metro area, including Downtown, Cherry Creek, Greenwood Village, Boulder, Evergreen, Castle Pines, Breckenridge and the Vail Valley. For more information on properties in Colorado and around the globe call 303.893.3200 or visit www.fullersothebsysrealty.com.