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Property investment service launched for global HNW individuals

UK Sotheby’s International Realty has launched The Family Office to provide global ultra-high-net-worth individuals and multi-family offices with investment advice as well as exclusive access to the world’s finest trophy real estate.

It will also provide access to related financial services and staffing services, supported by expert legal counsel.
Led by Marcus O’Brien, The Family Office will offer clients one point of contact globally when they wish to buy or sell best-in-class assets.

O’Brien is accredited to The Market Leaders Group, an exclusive Sotheby’s International Realty group, which is 50 agents selected from over 26,500 colleagues, based on the exceptional and market leading quality and value of their real estate transactions undertaken for clients.
The only global ultra-prime agent association of its kind, The Market Leaders Group is responsible for over $8.2 billion in annual client transactions. and through this network The Family Office can showcase client luxury assets for sale or client acquisition requirements.
The Family Office is under the same ownership as  Dubai Sotheby’s International Realty and  Saudi Arabia Sotheby’s International Realty, providing a unique platform for serving key Family Offices from the Gulf and wider GCC region on their existing portfolios, strategies and future acquisitions.
The Family Office of UK Sotheby’s International Realty highlights that there are over 28,420 centi-millionaires and some 2,350 billionaires around the world with the highest numbers in 10 exceptionally affluent countries around the world, most UHNWI and their families choosing to be based in just 16 key wealth cities.
The 10 countries with the highest number of centi-millionaires and billionaires in the world are the United States, China, Hong Kong (SAR China), Singapore, the UK, France, Japan, Switzerland, India and the United Arab Emirates.
The world’s top 16 cities with the largest populations of centi-millionaires and billionaires are New York, San Francisco, Los Angeles, London, Beijing, Shanghai, Singapore, Hong Kong, Chicago, Paris, Tokyo, Geneva, Houston, Zurich, Mumbai and Dubai.   
George Azar, chairman and chief executive of UK Dubai and Saudi Arabia Sotheby’s International Realty, says: “The Family Office of UK Sotheby’s International Realty will focus on the creation of enduring value for our esteemed Ultra-High-Net-Worth global clients in their pursuit of acquiring and managing the world's most coveted trophy real estate and luxury assets, not available through other sources or the open market.” 


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