Luxury real estate agency Ivester Jackson, a North Carolina branch of Christie’s International Real Estate, has opened an office in Wrightsville Beach.
The move marks the sixth expansion of Ivester Jackson, a company that has three offices in Charlotte, two in Asheville and a seventh in the Highland region.
The Wrightsville Beach location at 527 Causeway Drive in the former home of MegaCorp and later PlayerSpace already has 10 brokers on board, said Britt Allen, brokerage manager in charge of Ivester Jackson Coastal.
Allen said the Wrightsville Beach office should not exceed 30 officers.
“We are a luxury niche brokerage,” Allen said, adding that affiliation with Christie’s is by invitation only.
Reed Jackson, Managing Partner of Ivester Jackson, said in a press release: “Our market-leading partnership with Christie’s International Real Estate has led to more than 70 real estate property closures valued at over $ 2 million. dollars statewide last year, placing us at the top of North Carolina’s luxury brokerage houses. Coastal inquiries from clients of Christie’s and Christie’s International Real Estate and our own network of luxury brokerage houses, as well as the dynamic growth of Wilmington, led us to select this new location for our next collaboration.
Christie’s International Real Estate is owned by Christie’s Auction House, Allen said.
“As the real estate arm of the world’s premier art auction house, we continue to identify and expand into emerging luxury enclaves to help top brokers and their clients,” said Rick Moeser, executive director of Christie’s International Real Estate, in the statement.
Sales have been on the rise for two years in the Wilmington-area luxury market. As of July 1 of last year, 680 properties valued at over $ 1 million have been purchased in coastal communities from Sunset Beach to the barrier islands of Wilmington and all the way to Atlantic Beach, the statement said. Christie’s Press Release. This compares to 280 properties closed in the same range the year before.
“We really see Wilmington, Wrightsville Beach and those areas along the coast as a real emerging luxury market,” Allen said.