SEATTLE, WA – June 9, 2015 – (RealEstateRama) — Who’s Who in Luxury Real Estate is excited to welcome BARNES International Luxury Real Estate into the exclusive network of the world’s finest high-end real estate professionals. Who’s Who in Luxury Real Estate is an international network, with nearly a third of participating members located in markets outside the United States and listings featured in over 65 countries. The invitation-only network extends membership to high-end real estate brokers and firms that list and sell in the top 10 percent of their market and consistently demonstrate expertise in the marketing of luxury properties.
BARNES is an impeccable fit for the Who’s Who network, as they are also renowned for their worldwide reach. With offices strategically placed in ten different countries, they share a global understanding of real estate that promises a world of opportunities. Targeting the most luxurious areas of France, the United States, Switzerland, Saint Barth, England, Mauritius, Belgium, Israel, Portugal, and Monaco, BARNES is a strong player in the world of international luxury real estate.
BARNES started in London in 1994 by Heidi Barnes and Thibault de Saint Vincent, who aimed to help international clients seeking to move to London. The company experienced instant success and opened a second office in Paris the following year. Combining the Anglo-American style of Heidi Barnes with the entrepreneurial approach of Thibault de Saint Vincent, BARNES continues to grow around one central goal: To provide international clients with unique access to exclusive properties located in the most beautiful places in the world.
In 2006, Richard Tzipine joined the company as Managing Director and BARNES continued to expand internationally, opening new agencies in Paris and Geneva in France, then the Valais region in Switzerland. Now they have offices in cities across the globe – in Mauritius, Lisbon, Brussels, Monaco, Tel Aviv, New York, St Barts, Miami, Palm Beach, and Los Angeles. With so many offices located in every corner of the world, BARNES brings valuable new perspectives to the Who’s Who in Luxury Real Estate network.
LuxuryRealEstate.com, a Webby Award Honoree, has been voted ‘Best of the Web’ by Forbes magazine multiple times, praised by the International Herald Tribune, Town & Country, The Wall Street Journal and has been ranked ‘Best Website’ by consumer surveys. Since its debut in 1995, LuxuryRealEstate.com has remained the #1 portal for luxury properties on the internet and has several times more $1,000,000+ content of any near-peer.
Known in the industry since 1986 as the Who’s Who in Luxury Real Estate network, a global collection of the finest luxury real estate brokers in the world, this group of more than 130,000 professionals in more than 60 countries collectively sells in excess of $190 billion of real estate annually. Members are selected by Chairman/Publisher John Brian Losh, one of REALTOR Magazine’s 25 Most Influential People in Real Estate and broker of fine properties and estates through his Seattle-based brokerage firm, Ewing & Clark, Inc. Luxury Real Estate has been recognized by the Webby Awards, has received “Best of the Web” by Forbes Magazine, honored with an ADDY Award for Excellence in Web Design, deemed “Best Website” by consumer surveys, ranked in the Inc. 5000 List, noted as one of the 100 Fastest Growing Private Companies by Puget Sound Business Journal, and recognized by the Maggie Awards