Sotheby’s International Realty
Affiliates has signed master franchise rights that will expand the Sotheby’s International
Realty network into the countries of Qatar, Morocco, Egypt and Oman. The rights have been acquired by Qatar Real
Estate Partners, which is a joint venture partnership formed between Qatari Diar, a regional leader in real estate
development, and NorthCourse Leisure Real Estate Solutions, a global vacation and leisure real estate company.
Vestdam, the president and CEO of NorthCourse said, “We are excited about the opportunity of partnering with
Qatari Diar to help build the sales brokerage and distribution services for their $20 billion real estate development pipeline.
NorthCourse plans on making Qatar Real Estate Partners one of the most respected real estate brokerage companies in
Qatar Real Estate Partners will be headquartered in Doha, Qatar, and will initially open Sotheby’s International
offices in the central region of this city as well as the Moroccan city of Casablanca. Future plans include expanding into the
Egyptian capital of Cairo as well as Muscat, which serves as the capital of Oman.
Qatar Real Estate Partners will focus on the distribution of Qatari Diar’s extensive portfolio of luxury real estate projects
and will also offer their brokerage services to other developers and property owners across the region. NorthCourse will
oversee the development and ongoing management of Qatar Real Estate Partners as well as provide leisure real estate
consulting services to the partnership.
Once the firm opens its Sotheby’s International Realty offices, all of its listings will be marketed on the
Sotheby's Realty global Web site, which currently posts luxury home listings from countries around the world.
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