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Peter Kempf has left his position as CEO Europe
for luxury shared ownership consultancy DCP
Movers & shakers
Y International to start his own fi rm, Kempf
International, retaining the staff and clients from
DCP. Reyes Coll has joined Taylor Woodrow de
Espana as marketing manager. Reyes will be
Luxury consultant launches Austrian fi rm
based in the Barcelona offi ce and will report to
sales and marketing director, Victor Sague. Reyes’
Michael Huisman (pictured), managing director of executive of six
fi rst task will to be launch Taylor Woodrow’s new
REDS, the real estate arm of Austrian company and companies in the La
development, La Floresta de la Mairena, in Marbella.
Hotel Group Falkensteiner Michaeler Tourism Group Perla International
International luxury agent network Fine & Country
(FMTG), has left his position to start his own Living group, working
has opened its fi rst offi ce in Madeira. Manager company, REDS Premium Living, also based in in Europe and the
Paulo Freitas leads a team of three and brings with
Vienna, Austria. Caribbean.
him ten years of experience of running a property
REDS Premium Living will sell luxury resort real
company on the Channel Island of Jersey. UK-based
estate in central, southern and eastern Europe. As
Top-end buyers
overseas agent Properties Away has entered into
the company’s fi rst assignment it will manage sales For the Croatian resort,
a partnership agreement with Menorcan property
and marketing for a new resort next to the Radisson REDS hopes to target top-end buyers and so
fi rm Bonnin Sanso. Properties Away will exclusively
Blu Hotel in Split, Croatia, with Huisman acting as won’t be using traditional sales methods such as
promote the company’s portfolio across the UK’s
East Midlands through roadshows, competitions,
head of sales for the residences. advertising or an agent network. “We’ll be using PR
offi ce open days and press trips. Charlie Acworth,
Huisman previously worked for Swiss timeshare and word of mouth,” he told OPP. “These kinds of
former head of research at Abu Dhabi developer
company Hapimag where he was responsible for buyers like to fi nd their own way, although we to
Aldar, has taken up a new position as chief
sales across Spain, Portugal, Turkey and Greece. hope to work with a high-end agent such as Savills
operating offi cer at Al Wa’ab City development in Before that he was executive director and non or Hamptons.”
Doha, Qatar. Watson Realty’s Wendell Davis has
taken over as the president of Florida Realtors
(formerly Florida Association of Realtors FAR). RE/ Chesterton Humberts Coldwell Banker expands
MAX International has announced two promotions
within its management team to help further
launches Russian offi ce with new offi ce in Greece
the company’s domestic and global franchise
International agent Coldwell Banker Real
expansion in 2010. Mark Baker, formerly vice
president of regional development, was named vice
Chesteron Humberts has Estate has announced the
president, senior area director, Western US. Nick
opened its fi rst Russian expansion of its franchise
Bailey, formerly regional vice president, RE/MAX
offi ce in a joint venture to Greece.
Florida, was named vice president, area director,
with a Moscow-based The company has
Eastern US. Real Living Real Estate agent franchise partner. signed a master franchise
has three new members - Premier Partners in
The fi rm, which has agreement with Greek
Arizona,1st Knight Realty in Florida and Home to
around 60 offi ces in the fi rm Senet S.A., led by
Home in Minnesota - all of which crossed over from
UK and 8 overseas, will sell Peter Mihalos (pictured).
the GMAC franchise. Orlando-based agent franchise
domestic and international The Coldwell Banker
Casa Latino International has launched a global
property to Russian buyers in Moscow, with a focus network now includes 48 countries and territories.
development initiative to expand the Casa Latino
on the prime residential market. Senet S.A. is also the newest member of the
brand into South America and Europe. During the
fi rst quarter of 2010, Casa Latino International plans
“We expect to be selling homes in the South of Southeast Real Estate Group, a 20-year-old fi rm
to expand the real estate brand to Mexico, Costa
France, Paris, the Balearics and some places in the that specialises in Greek and southeast European
Rica and Brazil. Thilan Wijesinghe, former group
Middle East to our Russian buyers,” Chesterton’s head commercial real estate services, developments and
chief executive offi cer/managing director of Forbes
of international, Andrew Hawkins (pictured), told investments.
& Walker, has taken over as group managing OPP. “Greece is attracting a diverse international buyer,”
director of Overseas Realty Ceylon Ltd (ORCL).
“We are also looking much more closely at Cyprus, said Mihalos, who is president of the Southeast Group.
ORCL is among the largest property owning
which is becoming more relevant to the mid to top- “In order to capitalize on the growing opportunity,
companies in Sri Lanka, founded by Singaporean
end market we deal in. It’s not been quite suitable I recognized the global stature of Coldwell Banker
property developer S.P. Tao. IPGA Ltd, the company
for our demand in the past but now there’s a shift can give us the competitive advantage. The Coldwell
DE behind the family of Asian property
there towards high-end property.” Banker brand... will allow us to quickly develop a
portals, has announced the appointment of Shaun
The fi rm is used to dealing with Russian clients highly trusted and professional network.”
Di Gregorio as its new CEO. Di Gregorio previously
held positions as head of Australian operations for
through its London offi ces but has brought in an
unnamed local partner to bolster its knowledge of
Colliers merger ends network model
REA Group and general manager of REA Group’s
international business. CB Richard Ellis (CBRE) has
the Moscow market. The merger of Colliers International with its major
announced that it will open its fi fth offi ce in the
“The image of what a Russian client is has stakeholder FirstService Real Estate Advisors (REA) has
Netherlands in April 2010. Schroders, the London- changed,” said Hawkins. “They’re now very savvy brought an end to the company’s independent
based asset management fi rm has appointed
about values. They’re not necessarily fl ashy but they network model.
Marina Bottero to head its fund management
know what they want – privacy, value and the best The two consultancies announced last month
business in Italy. The fi rm has also promoted
property available.” that they would combine their operations under the
Cristina Ferrari Bravo to head of property asset
The company plans to open other offi ces in new Colliers brand, completing the move to a centrally
management, Italy. Alexander Zahrt has joined
locations throughout the year, starting with an controlled company rather than a network. Colliers is
Savills Immobilien Beratungs as senior investment
expansion of their Middle Eastern network to Libya. now the world’s third largest real estate fi rm.
consultant at its Munich offi ce.
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