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Top Producers 2016


NASSAU, The Bahamas (December 15, 2016) –George Damianos, President, and Lana Rademaker, Vice President, of Damianos Sotheby’s International Realty congratulate their 2016 Top Producers.

Damianos Sotheby’s International Realty has been an industry leader since 1945 specializing in the listing, marketing and sale of luxury and waterfront properties. With 11 offices throughout the Bahamas, Damianos Sotheby’s International Realty boasts the most experienced and successful team of real estate professionals, consistently ranking among the top producers in the Bahamas real estate industry.

2016 proved to be a successful and record-breaking one. We credit our strong sales statistics for 2016 to our collaborative hard work, the global reach and the strength of our prestigious brand, along with the powerful tools utilized in our marketing program. We offer outstanding value at no extra cost to buyers and sellers.

We congratulate our Damianos Team and look forward to an even stronger 2017.

It is our wish that all of your Real Estate goals are achieved in 2017 and we welcome the opportunity to assist you in any of your Bahamian Real Estate needs.


The Sotheby’s International Realty network currently has more than 20,000 affiliated independent sales associates located in approximately 850 offices in 65 countries and territories worldwide.  Each office is independently owned and operated.

 Damianos Sotheby’s International Realty has 11 offices located throughout the islands of the Bahamas, providing unsurpassed market knowledge of Abaco, Eleuthera, Exuma, Nassau, Paradise Island, Ocean Club Estates, Lyford Cay, Old Fort Bay and Private Islands. Head office 75 Shirley Street, Nassau. For additional information, please contact 242-322-2035 or

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Sotheby’s International Realty® Brand Expands Presence in Michigan

Dear Sotheby’s International Realty® Brokers,

I am proud to announce Real Estate Firm – Van Horn Team in Holland, Michigan is the newest member of our global real estate network and will now operate as Beacon Sotheby’s International Realty.

Founded in 2005, the boutique firm is owned and operated by Chad Van Horn.  In addition to Holland, Beacon Sotheby’s International Realty will provide luxury residential real estate services to communities along the Lake Michigan shoreline including Grand Haven, Saugatuck/Douglas, and South Haven.

Please see the attached press release for additional information and join me in welcoming Beacon Sotheby’s International Realty to our brand.


Philip White

President and Chief Executive Officer
Sotheby’s International Realty Affiliates LLC

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The Sotheby’s International Realty® brand continues to expand globally, adding new distribution opportunities to showcase properties to affluent consumers in key growth markets. Now we are expanding our presence in China!

Demand for luxury properties from Chinese consumers continues to grow. China is the second driver of visits to, just after the United States. At this moment, one out of every 10 visitors on is located in China. Continue Reading

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Damianos Sotheby’s International Realty Introduces James A. Malcolm

James has specialized in luxury resort services, hospitality, tourism and real estate sales and development for over 25 years, where exceeding client expectations is his simple philosophy and has been paramount to his unique successes. With his roots and a respected family history going back nearly 70 years on Harbour Island, James’ childhood was spent in and around his family’s famed hotel, THE PINK SANDS LODGE. Raised in an environment focused on hospitality and unparalleled customer service, James’ dedication to fostering lasting client relationships is second nature.

James is pleased to be joining the dedicated, professional and experienced team of realtors at Damianos Sotheby’s International Realty and will be based out Harbour Island while working alongside our other Eleuthera team members. He looks forward to hearing from friends, clients and contacts regarding their real estate needs and goals. Please contact him via cell phone 242.376.9858 or by email:



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Cambridge real estate
168 Brattle Street, Cambridge, MA

Above is the historic Joseph Thorp home located in Cambridge, designed by the renowned architect Arthur Little in 1888. A sophisticated yet cozy home, the Thorp house is a masterpiece that is truly unique.


Boston real estate
1 Avery Street, Unit 25B, Boston

Next on our extraordinary tour of Boston we take you through a stunning luxury condo available at the Residences at the Ritz Carlton. 1 Avery Street boasts panoramic views of Boston’s most beautiful areas: the Charles River, the Boston Common and the Boston Public Gardens. The dining and living rooms feature incredible white Carrera marble flooring, while the three newly renovated bathrooms display rare detailing. The Ritz has 24-hour concierge services, a Club room, hotel services, a 19 AMC Loews movie theater, and first-class restaurants.


Seaport spacious kitchen
35 Channel Center #509, Seaport

Next we take you to the rapidly growing Seaport District. This 4-bedroom penthouse has an open floor plan, capturing the spirit of Boston in a modern industrial loft in a brick & beam building. The home is perfect for entertaining with its custom, industrial kitchen which overlooks the dining room and lounge area. This is not to mention the private roof terrace with its perfect view of the city.


Beacon Hill

5 Byron Street #5, Beacon Hill

Our last property to show you is located on a quiet street on prestigious Beacon Hill, steps from the Public Garden. This unique residence offers inspired modern living in artfully designed interiors by acclaimed architect Graham Gund. The wooden interiors featured in the living room bring a unique touch to this home. An architectural tour de force, the 2-story main living area combines monumental paneled accent walls, a fireplace and grid-motif balconies.

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Art & Home | Making a Splash

The latest volume of Art & Home is here! This month, Iyna Bort Caruso dives into the experience of owning a home with a world-class pool.

Tennessee-768x512$2,950,000 USD | Signal Mountain Tennessee | Alliance Sotheby’s International Realty

In Spain, a signed painting by Pablo Picasso lies at the bottom of a pool. Picasso isn’t the only painter to use a pool as his canvas and fine artists aren’t the only ones to turn pools into works of art. Pool designers, of course, have their own creative muses, conjuring up escapist masterpieces. Continue Reading

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Nearly US$3 trillion of the world’s private wealth is held in owner-occupied residential properties, a value greater than the GDP of India, a new report by Wealth-X and the Sotheby’s International Realty® brand released today showed.

There are 211,275 ultra high net worth (UHNW) individuals – defined as those with US$30 million and above in net assets – in the world and 79% of them own two or more residences.

Some of the main hubs for luxury residential real estate are New York City, London and Hong Kong, but niche locations – such as Lugano, the Hamptons outside New York City, and rural areas around the world – are gaining in popularity.

Infographic showing demand for High-end residential real estateThe Wealth-X and Sotheby’s International Realty Global Luxury Residential Real Estate Report forecasts that the ongoing shift in the wealth creation cycle from the West to the East, and the growing significance of intergenerational wealth transfers will have significant consequences on the luxury residential real estate market – with a noted emphasis on new developments and a change in investment grade cities.

Below are other key findings from the inaugural report::

. The value of UHNW-owned residential real estate assets increased by 8% globally in 2014.
. On average, UHNW individuals own 2.7 owner-occupied residences.
. As of 2014, over 7% of the world’s UHNW population made their wealth through real estate, up from 5% in 2013.
. Ultra affluent women value real estate assets more than their male counterparts, holding 16% of the net worth in such assets, on average, compared to less than 10% for men.
. Luxury residential real estate is an asset class typically favored by UHNW individuals with inherited wealth: these individuals hold 17% of their net worth in such assets, compared to just under 9% for self-made UHNW individuals.
. UHNW individuals with net worth between US$30 million and US$50 million typically keep their primary residences for over 15 years and their secondary residences for over 10 years.
. Billionaires change one of their four properties, on average, once every three years.
. Secondary residences are typically 45% more valuable than primary residences; twice the square footage and have 10 acres of land.
. At 83%, Monaco has the highest density of foreign-owned UHNW residences.
. Over 6% of the world’s UHNW population have relocated their primary residence to a different country from which they were born – these individuals often keep a secondary residence in their home countries, and India is the leading country in this respect.
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The Wealth-X and Sotheby’s International Realty Global Luxury Residential Real Estate Report 2015, which looks at trends in the UHNW population’s appetite for luxury residential real estate across the world, identifies specific attitudes, behaviors and locations that matter to this industry and this wealth segment.

Wealth-X President David Friedman commented: “Wealth-X is pleased to partner with the Sotheby’s International Realty brand for this inaugural report, which underscores Wealth-X’s commitment to conducting groundbreaking research on the world’s ultra high net worth (UHNW) population. Expert commentary from the Sotheby’s International Realty team complements Wealth-X’s global intelligence on the world’s UHNW population, producing a report that demonstrates a true collaboration between the world’s leading UHNW intelligence provider and the global leader in luxury residential real estate. Luxury residential property is a core component to the anatomy of the ultra affluent at the intersection of their lifestyle and investment.”

“We are proud to partner with Wealth-X to provide valuable insights into today’s luxury real estate market and the buying behaviors of the ultra high net worth consumer,” said Philip White, president and chief executive officer, Sotheby’s International Realty Affiliates LLC. “We believe that a solid investment in real estate is one of the single best factors for building long-term wealth, and that many of today’s ultra high net worth consumers would agree.”



George Damianos and partner Lana Rademaker own and operate Damianos Sotheby’s International Realty which has a total of 11 offices throughout the Bahamas with five offices in the Abaco’s, including two in Hope Town, one in Marsh Harbour, Treasure Cay, Guana Cay in addition to its offices in Nassau, Old Fort Bay and Lyford Cay and offices in Eleuthera in Governor’s Harbour and Spanish Wells. The newest office is located in Georgetown, Exuma. Damianos Sotheby’s International Realty head office is located at 75 Shirley Street, Nassau. Tel: 242.322.2305.


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THE BAHAMAS (September 25, 2014) – Damianos Sotheby’s International Realty, a luxury real estate firm based in New Providence, The Bahamas recently participated in the 2014 Sotheby’s International Realty® Global Networking Event, which brought together approximately 1,500 network members from 31 countries and territories worldwide.

This dynamic, three-day event, which was held Sept. 8 to 10 at the Fontainebleau Miami Beach in Florida, provided a unique opportunity for Sotheby’s International Realty professionals to network and share best practices with their colleagues from all over the world.

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Damianos Sotheby’s International Realty’s crew at the 2014 Global Networking Event.
Left to right; Craig Pinder, Lana Rademaker, Mark Hussey, and Maxine Hussey

“The Global Networking Event provides a great value to our firm,” said Maxine Hussey, Director of Operations at Damianos Sotheby’s International Realty. “It offered the opportunity to network with some of the world’s most talented real estate professionals, generate valuable referral business and learn more about the industry and the Sotheby’s International Realty brand’s vision for the future.”

Damianos Sotheby’s International Realty, which has eleven (11) offices in The Bahamas offers exclusive Sotheby’s International Realty marketing, advertising and referral services designed to attract well- qualified buyers to the firm’s property listings. In addition, the firm and its clients benefit from an association with the Sotheby’s auction house, which promotes real estate referral opportunities with auction house clientele.

As a Sotheby’s International Realty affiliate, the firm also has the unique ability to refer its real estate clientele to the auction house for jewelry, art, unique furniture and collectible appraisal services. Property listings from Damianos Sotheby’s International Realty also are marketed on the global website, as well as on the firm’s local website, and

“Our annual Global Networking Event brings together our network members from all over the world with the common goal of sharing their unique experiences and market insights,” said Philip White, president and chief executive officer, Sotheby’s International Realty Affiliates LLC. “This year’s conference provided our record number of attendees with an overview of the brand’s strategic vision for next year and beyond, from our marketing efforts to our global expansion and record-breaking sales.”

For additional information, please contact (242) 362-4211. The Sotheby’s International Realty network currently has more than 15,000 independent sales associates located in approximately 720 offices in 52 countries and territories worldwide. Each office is independently owned and operated.