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Sotheby's Latin America Art Modern & Contemporary Auction in New York


Sotheby’s presents the Latin American Art Modern & Contemporary in New York  on May 26th and 27th.  The auction will offer a wide selection of artworks from Latin America including Rufino Tamayo’s 1987 La Familia and Diego Rivera’s 1921 El balcón. In addition, the auction will feature Les oiseaux voilés of 1945 and Le Sorcier de l’océan of 1947, two pivotal works by Wilfredo Lam. 706N09355_853KN.jpg.webrend.1280.1280

Click here for more information on the upcoming auction.


Announcing: New ONE Sotheby’s International Realty Partnership with Premier Life Coach Kelley Kosow



ONE Sotheby’s International Realty will be hosting our Annual Associate Meeting (#AAM2015) this Thursday. The state of the union style gathering will serve to celebrate our best year of sales yet and will kick start a new year of growth for our strong agent community. In an effort to further the development of well rounded estate agents with deep understanding of their own abilities, client needs, and the real estate environment – CEO Mayi de la Vega has called on wellness expert Kelley Kosow. We’re excited to announce that Kelley will be speaking at #AAM2015, sharing her gift of coaching people to achieve fulfilling relationships with others as with themselves. The unique partnership firmly establishes ONE Sotheby’s International Realty as an established leader in South Florida luxury real estate who continually evolves to empower brokers with deep and varied resources.

As we announce this groundbreaking partnership, we’re excited to share a little background on Kelley Kosow. Kelley is Lawyer turned Certified Master Integrative Life Coach who was hand-picked and personally trained by Debbie Ford to lead The Ford Institute. Today, she continues the legacy of this life changing work by creating new content and running the day-to-day activities at the Ford Institute. She is the only person who was authorized by Debbie Ford to lead her Shadow Process Workshop in English and has led several since Debbie’s passing in 2013. Kelley’s motivational voice empowers people on and offline. Her semi-monthly newsletter has a circulation of over 50,000 followers and her social media presence boasts over 200,000 fans on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram. We encourage you to follow her on social media and take time to review her teachings which she shares regularly on her blog.

@ONESIR social media accounts and blogs will share more from Kelley’s  inspirational presentation at the #AAM2015 this week. Follow our event hashtag for live coverage and reach out about our exceptional agent resources.

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Leveraging the Sotheby’s Network: Introducing Art & Home magazine


In the latest addition to Sotheby’s extensive marketing channels, comes the release of the first edition of Art & Home magazine. Featuring informative art and real estate articles, the literary collaboration solidifies the close ties between powerhouse brands Sotheby’s International Realty and the Sotheby’s Auction House.  Alongside the latest auction updates, home design and art world trends, the content includes showcases of some of the most coveted homes in the world including ONE Sotheby International Realty listings.

The distribution list is as strong as the content. Magazines are delivered to elite Auction House clients who have spent between $50,000 and $5 million. This distribution plan promises exposure with a very qualified potential buyer group. The magazine reflects Sotheby’s ongoing commitment to extend the reach of our global network and connect elite buyers with exceptional homes.  Our expansive network allows us to better serve clients in the South Florida real estate market, connecting them with potential investors all over the world.

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Reach out for marketing opportunities offered by ONE Sotheby’s International Realty and explore the digital edition of Art & Home here.


Upcoming Sotheby’s Auctions to Present Priceless Treasures


Auctioneers since 1744, Sotheby’s is an innovative global art business that offers clients the most extraordinary opportunities through private sales galleries and worldwide selling exhibitions. From wine and diamonds to art and furniture, Sotheby’s auctions are sure to please affluent buyers of all interests.

Below is a short list of hot ticket items being presented at auctions in January and February. For more information on upcoming Sotheby’s auctions and auction items, visit their website:


Andy Warhol, Dollar Sign, 1982. This piece will be presented at the Contemporary Art Day Auction taking place this February in London, and is estimated at 200,000- 300,000 GBP ($300,000- $450,000).

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This uniquely beautiful 18 karat gold, diamond, emerald and enamel bangle bracelet is estimated at $35,000-$45,000. It will be presented at the Important Jewels Auction happening this February in New York.

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This bottle of 50-year-old Dalmore NV single malt whisky will be auctioned off at the Finest and Rarest Wines, Spirits & Vintage Port Auction. It is estimated at 6,000-7,000 GBP ($9,000-$10,000). The auction is set to take place this month in London.

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New to Feature ONE Sotheby’s Listing Videos


Here at ONE Sotheby’s, we are ready and excited to be a part of all the new changes coming to the Sotheby’s corporate website. is being revamped in order to feature more interactive multimedia for listings. These changes will not only focus on the home itself, but will showcase the lifestyle that comes with it. New features include in-depth property descriptions, high-resolution pictures, quotes from sellers, designers, and architects, and most notably, videos.

These videos will present potential buyers will beautiful shots of both the interior and exterior of the home, as well as footage of the surrounding area and community. Videos are part of a plan to provide buyers with more personalized, comprehensive information and will enable them to truly engage with our listings. By putting this information at the buyer’s fingertips, we elevate their home buying experience and allow them to interact with the properties firsthand. This is just one example of how Sotheby’s continuously puts innovative ideas and techniques into action.

Below is an example of our property listing videos that will be on the new and improved


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ONE Sotheby’s Heads to the Hong Kong Art Auctions


As part of ONE Sotheby’s International Realty’s international outreach and marketing, several top agents from the firm’s South Florida offices will visit Hong Kong this October to attend the Sotheby’s Art Auctions. During the trip they will showcase Miami and Fort Lauderdale’s luxury real estate opportunities to affluent Chinese buyers and collectors as well as exclusive developments such as ONE Thousand Museum, The Ritz-Carlton Residences and Kai Bay Harbour.


David Lane, a ONE Sotheby’s agent that is heading to Hong Kong, says, “Miami is competing against every other major city in the world to attract Chinese buyers and investors. New projects backed by Asian developers such as Brickell City Center and Genting Resorts World are giving them the confidence to choose our city over places like New York, London and even Australia.” As Miami continues to grow and invigorate areas such as the Design District, Museum Park, Wynwood and Sunny Isles, it will continue to attract international investors that are looking to be part of the action.

During their stay in Hong Kong our agents will be visiting Sotheby’s Hong Kong to attend various art auctions and events. The auctions that will be taking place include Contemporary Asian Art, 20th Century Chinese Art, Fine Chinese Paintings and Magnificent Jewels and Jadeite. One of the most anticipated auctions taking place is “NIGO Only Lives Twice”, a lot of 250 items from creative entrepreneur NIGO’s personal collection, that will include luxury goods, design furniture, watches, jewelry and much more.


Make sure to stay tuned to our Facebook, Instagram and Twitter pages for live updates from Hong Kong!


ONE Sotheby’s Returns from Russian Art Auction in London



We’re back from a very special trip in London where we sponsored an exhibit of Russian Art for the Sotheby’s Auction House.  The four-day auction event spotlighted some stunning avant-garde pieces from famed artists like Larianov, Stepanova, Nissky and more. The top selling pieces included “Head of Peasant” by Kazmir Severinovich Malevich and “Children With Parasols” by Aristarkh Vasilievich Lentulov, which both sold for $3.52 million USD.


While there we also had the opportunity to showcase some of One Sotheby’s most elite properties like One Thousand Museum, The Ritz-Carlton Miami Beach, and private listings that are at the top of the market. The auction fetched over $18 million in the sale of precious artwork and brought Sotheby’s professionals and global influencers together for another chic event.

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ONE Sotheby’s To Sponsor Sotheby’s Art Auction Events Around the World



New York, London, Hong Kong- our team is gearing up for Sotheby’s upcoming Premier auctions in these top cities that will feature works by a list of the most renowned artists in contemporary history. Starting off in New York City on May 2nd, our top brokers will be participating in the Impressionist and Modern Art Auction to showcase South Florida’s best properties to buyers and investors. As sponsors we will also attend a private reception and get to network with the art world’s influencers and tastemakers. ONE Sotheby’s is only one of four affiliate sponsors, which include SIR Anguilla and Daniel Gale SIR.

After the first auction in New York, we will be part of the London Russian Art auction, followed by the Hong Kong autumn Sales auction in October and then the Latin American Art auction in New York. The Hong Kong auction is set to feature fine Chinese ceramics, contemporary Asian Art, Southeast Asian Paintings and collectors from all around the world will attend each of the events.

The upcoming Impressionist and Modern Art auction in New York this May is expected to fetch record breaking prices for sculptures and paintings by the likes of Pablo Picasso, Joan Miro, Claude Monet, Salvador Dali, Edgar Degas, and Wilfredo Lam, among others. The highest estimate is for a piece by Matisse that is likely to sell between $20-$30 million.

Sponsoring these auctions is an incredible opportunity to take our luxury properties to a new market and show our clients the extent of our international reach. Stay tuned for updates from the auction floor!

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We’re excited to announce a new, majorly refreshed edition of the ONE | Sotheby’s International Realty Trends Market Report 2014. The buzz around this publication is largely due to the extensive overhaul which demands your deep dive into the publication. To gain digital access, all you have to do is view on our ISSUU account now. Print copies will be available at your local ONE SIR office and will be mailed in the coming weeks.

Trends 2014 Market Report from ONE SIR

Trends 2014 Market Report from ONE SIR

This comprehensive report will become your definitive guide to demystifying over 40 communities in the South Florida real estate community. The data rich tool will offer a more visual experience, taking you on a journey through 4 years of data with complimenting graphs at every turn. We’ve added snapshots of hot spots locally and international call outs which break down the ways in which Miami is a top class metropolitan area by global standards.

With more years of comparison to truly establish a trend in the real estate industry, we’ve doubled the length of the issue and are excited to share this hearty tool which will become part of your ONE essentials kit. And the data doesn’t end there. We’re constantly mining new information from the South Florida luxury real estate market and will now use the hashtag #ONEretrend to continue to offer refreshed & relevant information to followers on social media. So please save that search in your digital channels and stay tuned for continued live coverage of dynamic South Florida!

Real Estate Trends – Top Investment for Millionaires in 2014


Bloomberg reported on a Morgan Stanley Wealth Management team finding which declared that US millionaires see real estate as the top alternative-asset to own this year. As specialists in luxury real estate, we’re excited to report on this trend. The MS Wealth Team released a survey amongst investors which found that direct ownership of residential and commercial properties was the number 1 alternative-investment pick for 2014. 33%, the largest segment of the group, indicated that they planned to buy this year. 23% will invest in real estate investment trusts.

Kai at Bay Harbor - Example of luxury development available in South Florida

Kai at Bay Harbor – A prime target for luxury buyers in the South Florida market

Factors which help this trend along include the rebounding real estate market in the US, where fixed-income yields are very low and equities strong. Another helpful force are the foreign buyers who have been actively snatching up very high end real estate. These wealthy foreigners bought properties as a security as transactions occur in dollars, and this allows domestic millionaires to maintain the value of their properties. This is also driving competition which in turn drives prices up. To discuss more helpful luxury real estate trends, call a ONE | Sotheby’s International Realty estate agent.