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New Zealand Sotheby’s International Realty moves back to central Christchurch

New Zealand Sotheby’s International Realty moves back to central Christchurch


Leading real estate agency New Zealand Sotheby’s International Realty (NZSIR) has returned to central Christchurch after a three-year hiatus following the Canterbury earthquakes.

NZSIR lost its Victoria Street offices in the February 2011 earthquake and has recently found premises at 182 Papanui Road, Merivale.

Previously located at their Victoria St office, NZSIR had made more than $25 million in central residential sales in a short time period before the earthquake hit, NZSIR co-founder and owner Mark Harris says.

“We’re feeling really positive about re-establishing and expanding our presence in the city. Property sales are starting to look good again and the recovery is well underway – it’s a really exciting time to be in Christchurch, particularly in a new building that stands here as a statement to the regeneration of the city.

“According to Christchurch REINZ data, sales in the $600-$999,000 price bracket has been increasing since January 2012 and continues to trend upwards. NZ Sotheby’s International Realty specialises in selling quality properties in all price brackets, and it’s pleasing to be re-entering the market during a strong growth phase for Christchurch as a whole,” Harris adds.

The Queenstown based, nationwide agency brokers sales of the best residential real estate in a variety of price brackets. NZSIR has a focus on selling properties that are the best in their class – from bare land sections, modest apartments and town houses through to high end rural properties, iconic New Zealand stations and majestic luxury real estate, throughout the country.

Already experiencing excellent listings, the Merivale office is looking to expand agent numbers in the coming months, and co-founder and co-owner Julian Brown believes this is a great opportunity for local licensees to take their careers to a new level.

“We welcome anyone with experience and a high level of professionalism to get in touch,” Brown says.


Photo caption:
The New Zealand Sotheby’s International Realty office at 182 Papanui Road, Merivale, Christchurch

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 11 offices nationwide – in Herne Bay and Parnell in Auckland, Coromandel, Hawke’s Bay, Nelson, Christchurch, 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 750 offices and more than 15,000 agents. 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.