Sotheby’s International Realty Affiliates LLC has its first Brooklyn, N.Y.-based affiliate, Warren Lewis Realty LLC, a 28-agent luxury brokerage with offices in the Park Slope and Williamsburg neighborhoods.
The brokerage, which is independently owned by Aroza Sanjana and Jose F. Nunez, will now operate as Warren Lewis Sotheby’s International Realty.
Warren Lewis Sotheby’s International Realty listings will be marketed on the sothebysrealty.com global website.
In addition to the exposure and referral opportunities from the website, the firm’s brokers and clients will benefit from an association with the Sotheby’s auction house and worldwide Sotheby’s International Realty marketing programs, the company said.
"The Brooklyn area is filled with historic landmarks and flourishing communities," Sanjana said in a statement. "The community is attractive to those who look for a small-town feel in the midst of the most vibrant city in the world. With this affiliation, we can showcase the homes we have to offer to a broad spectrum of potential customers."
The Sotheby’s International Realty network currently has more than 12,100 sales associates located in approximately 620 offices in 45 countries and territories worldwide. In New York, Sotheby’s International Realty Inc. has two offices in Manhattan.
The Sotheby’s International Realty network was founded in 1976 to provide independent brokerages with a marketing and referral program for luxury listings.
In February 2004, Realogy Corp. entered into a long-term strategic alliance with Sotheby’s, the operator of the auction house. The agreement provided for the licensing of the Sotheby’s International Realty name and the development of a full franchise system by Realogy’s subsidiary, Sotheby’s International Realty Affiliates LLC.
Sotheby’s International Realty Affiliates LLC provides operational, marketing, recruiting, educational and business development resources to franchise affiliates.