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Kiwi real estate agency scoops global award

Kiwi real estate agency scoops global award

December 5, 2019. For immediate release 

New Zealand Sotheby’s International Realty (NZSIR) has been named best Real Estate Agency in the world at the International Property Awards. 

The premium real estate company topped its category as the world’s Best Real Estate Agency (5-20 offices) at a glittering awards ceremony held at The Savoy in London last night. The prestigious International Property Awards recognise excellence in the property industry, from architecture and development through to interior design and real estate.  

NZSIR managing director Mark Harris says receiving the award is an outstanding achievement for the Queenstown-based company, which has 15 offices located throughout New Zealand. 

“An International Property Award is a well-respected mark of excellence and we are delighted to be recognised as the best real estate agency in the world,” he says. “As well as being a symbol of the success we have achieved since we launched the brand in 2005, this award is a testament to the dedication, hard work and commitment of our 115 licensed agents who continuously generate the best-possible results for our vendors. We couldn’t be prouder.” 

Judged by an independent panel of over 80 property industry experts, the International Property Awards celebrate brilliance, integrity and maintaining high standards in the property industry. 

“NZSIR is the highest-achieving office in the Sotheby’s Real Estate brand in the Asia Pacific region and this international accolade really cements our position as one of the most influential real estate brands in this part of the world,” Harris adds. “This year has been an incredible year for us with record sales and significant market share growth in the regions. This award just tops it off.” 



For more information, please contact: 

NZ Sotheby’s International Realty co-owner Mark Harris: 
021 790 155, 

NZ Sotheby’s International Realty National Marketing Director Clodagh Hall: 
021 977 606, 

About New Zealand Sotheby’s International Realty   
New Zealand Sotheby’s International Realty is a specialist agency that focuses on the sale of premium property through quality marketing and global networking. Founded in 2005 by Mark Harris and Julian Brown, the NZ branch of the global company has 15 offices nationwide – Parnell and Takapuna in Auckland, Waiheke Island, Napier, Havelock North, Taupo, Tauranga, Rotorua, Wairarapa, Wellington, Nelson, Marlborough, Wanaka, Arrowtown and its head office in Queenstown. It is part of Sotheby’s International Realty – the world’s leading luxury real estate company – with a global network of approximately 990 offices and more than 22,500 affiliated independent sales associates throughout 72 countries and territories. It is through this unparalleled luxury network that NZSIR is able to access and market properties on an international level.    

Celia Crosbie
Written by Celia Crosbie
Celia is an award-winning former journalist who has worked for newspapers and radio stations in New Zealand and magazines in the United Kingdom. She has worked in public relations in both NZ and London. Celia also specialises in digital media strategy and website copywriting for SEO.