Christie’s International Real Estate adds Victoria-based Newport Realty to Global Affiliate Network.

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A luxury-sector leader, 35-year-old brokerage firm caters to buyers and sellers throughout British Columbia’s Southern Vancouver Island.

Christie’s International Real Estate, the world’s leading luxury real estate network and a subsidiary of Christie’s auction house, has awarded Affiliate status to Newport Realty, a prominent luxury real estate brokerage in Victoria, British Columbia.

Founded in 1979, Newport Realty is led by President John Hayes, Managing Partner Jack Petrie and Managing Broker Michael Ziegler. The brokerage is recognized for its foothold of the luxury real estate market throughout Greater Victoria and Southern Vancouver Island. With a strong focus in the residential real estate sector—including single-family homes and estates and condominiums—the brokerage is also noted as a trusted resource in commercial real estate, property management and relocation services.

Christie’s International Real Estate, which is wholly owned by Christie’s, the world’s leading art business, is represented in more than 45 countries. Newport Realty now joins a carefully selected network of brokerages with proven records of success in both high-end property sales and exemplary client services.

“Newport Realty is composed of noted professionals with strong client commitments displayed with the highest level of integrity,” said Zackary Wright, Senior Vice President, Western Regional Manager for Christie’s International Real Estate. “The brokerage’s culture of matchless service and expertise parallels that of Christie’s International Real Estate and it is with great pride that we welcome them to our global network.”

“We’re excited and proud to be a ‘new’ Christie’s International Real Estate Affiliate,” said Newport Realty President John Hayes. “Serving as a successful independent real estate firm on western Canada’s beautiful Vancouver Island for more than 35 years, we are recognized as a leader in the marketing of fine homes in all price ranges. This Christie’s partnership will open more doors for us and provide a higher profile and level of service for our valued clients. It is a dynamic era for all of us at Newport Realty.”

The brokerage, with more than 50 real estate associates, sold more than 800 properties in 2013, 196 of which were priced over $1 million.

For additional information about Christie’s International Real Estate, please contact Michael Sherman at +1 212 974 4585 or visit To learn more about Newport Realty and its listings, call +1 250-385-2033 or visit

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