Sotheby’s International Realty Brand Expands into Nicaragua!


Sotheby’s International Realty Affiliates LLC today announced the brand’s expansion into Nicaragua with the opening of Nicaragua Sotheby’s International Realty.

Nicaragua Sotheby’s International Realty is owned by Emerald Coast Realty. Led by Managing Partner Trevor Barran, Nicaragua Sotheby’s International Realty will serve the luxury real estate market throughout the country.

“With its uniquely beautiful landscape, Nicaragua is emerging as a robust destination for luxury real estate,” said Philip White, President and Chief Executive Officer, Sotheby’s International Realty Affiliates LLC. “The Nicaragua Sotheby’s International Realty team has successfully developed and sold luxury properties in New York, Miami and around Latin America and are passionate and knowledgeable about the Nicaraguan real estate market.  We are proud to welcome them to our global network.”

“We are excited to represent the Sotheby’s International Realty brand in Nicaragua and are committed to providing an unrivaled level of service to our clients,” said Barran.  “This affiliation strategically positions us for continued growth in this emerging market.  We believe in the long-term potential of Nicaragua and are invested in its success.”

The Sotheby’s International Realty network currently has more than 18,800 affiliated independent sales associates located in approximately 835 offices in 63 countries and territories worldwide.  Nicaragua Sotheby’s International Realty listings will be marketed on the global website.  In addition to the referral opportunities and widened exposure generated from this source, 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.  Each office is independently owned and operated.

Sotheby’s International Realty | Significant Sales of 2015


Sotheby’s International Realty have released their latest edition of Significant Sales, focusing on the best of 2015! This issue features last year’s top sales from throughout our network, starting with sky-high views from Manhattan’s tallest residential building in New York. Also featured are properties from a diverse range of locations including Florida, California, Texas, Colorado, Massachusetts, Wyoming and the United Kingdom. The strength of the Sotheby’s International Realty brand is on display in this issue, featuring some of the world’s most significant sales.

Extraordinary Homes | Lake George Edition

“Lake George is without comparison, the most beautiful water I ever saw…” noted Thomas Jefferson.

Indeed, Lake George has received numerous accolades over the years. It featured in the works of Hudson River School Artists, and named it the most beautiful lake in the United States. It is frequently referred to as “The Queen of American Lakes”, and with its unique charm and charisma, it’s little wonder why so many have fallen in love with the area. A year-round residence for some, a second home haven for others and a vacation destination for many, Lake George has a thriving real estate market with everything from cabins to castles. Check out our five featured listings below, both waterfront and waterview, that present a variety of lifestyles that you too could enjoy on Lake George.

69 Vandecar Lane, Lake George NY | $2,490,000

This unique home sits on 2.4 acres of gently sloping, landscaped lawn leading down to the waters of majestic Lake George. The property occupies 188 feet of waterfront, and it’s covered dock has 3 rock-filled cribs with enough space to hold boats of 30 feet or more! The 4,100 square foot home has 5 bedrooms and 4 full baths, and the sweeping lake and mountain views can be taken in  from the three season room or the Trex deck.
For more information, please contact John A. Burke, Jr., Associate Real Estate Broker, at (518) 928-2233.


18 Skyline Drive, Bolton Landing NY | Price Upon Request

The Highlands Castle is one of the most exquisite and spectacular properties to become available in years in all of Upstate New York! Poised on a graceful mountainside, it overlooks Lake George and the quaint town of Bolton Landing. Two life-size lion sit at the end of the privatem 2,000 foot long driveway, welcoming you to what is just beyond the massive stone wall and gothic iron gates; a regal, all-stone masterpiece. This is truly a treasure beyond words or measure, with the intrigue and allure which only a castle can offer. Wooded acreage, privacy abounding, gatehouse, caretaker or guest house, turrets, secret doors and passageways, and all hand-crafted from the ground up using more than 800 tons of stone, with accents from around the world.
For more information, please contact Keir Weimer, Associate Real Estate Broker, at (315) 663-7022.


Tapawingo-2Camp Tapawingo at 32 Bean Road, Kattskill Bay NY | $2,495,000

Travel back in time and discover what gracious living on Lake George was like a century ago. Built in 1914, this property has been immaculately maintained and preserved. Seated against the Pilot’s Knob Mountain Range, with panoramic views of glistening water and rolling mountain ranges, it emulates the old-world charm of a true Adirondack camp on the Queen of American Lakes. The private 1.3 acre lots features a 6 bedroom main home, a 2 bedroom guest cottage, a garage, an ice house and an enclosed boathouse with a large sundeck.
For more information, please contact John A. Burke, Jr., Associate Real Estate Broker, at (518) 928-2233.


TPW23359 Travis Point Way, Fort Ann NY | $1,395,000
3363 Travis Point Way, Fort Ann NY | $1,350,000

Located on the desirable and sought-after east side of the Lake, you can enjoy the peace and tranquility of primarily residential-only living with the ability to sit back and take in the spectacular sunsets across the water every evening. Given the nonexistence of town zoning regulations, there is generous flexibility for building to take full advantage of the lake frontage (of which 3359 has 242 feet and 3363 has 103 feet). Whether you’re looking for a quaint cottage, or the optimal location to build your dream home, this property encapsulates traditional lake living with further, untapped potential, both of which align with a calm and serene lakeside lifestyle that cannot be matched. Both properties are agent-owned.
For more information, please contact Kim Bender, Licensed Real Estate Salesperson, at (518) 744-5849


5500 Bluff Head Road, Dresden NY | $995,000

This property provides a serene setting for an active lifestyle on 9.84 acres, including exclusive, deeded lakefront access with a dock. The immaculate, fully-furnished log cottage was built 2005 and comes complete with a clay tennis court! The neighborhood of Huletts Landing is peaceful, quiet and steeped in history. Enjoy the Lake for both water and winter sports – including boating in the summer, and snowmobiling in the winter!
For more information, please contact Trudie McMaster, Associate Real Estate Broker, at (518) 744-1010

Want to see more? Visit our website for more properties in and around Lake George, NY!


Company News!

We are thrilled to announce that Lou Izzo has joined our firm as Co-owner and Real Estate Broker, and will be assuming the role of President! Lou brings over 25 years of real estate experience to our company, and has partnered with our Chief Executive Officer, Daniel Collins. Prior to joining us, Lou spent many years as president of HUNT Real Estate ERA, and currently serves as the Chief Executive Officer of Real Estate Leadership, an international consulting firm in the real estate industry.

“Dan and I have joined forces to continue the growth of Select Sotheby’s International Realty across New York State. We are passionate to provide the highest level of marketing and sales excellence to our clients along with world-class agent support to our growing number of team members,” says Lou.

Dan Collins commented, “Lou has been working with our firm for the past couple of years and the synergies that he brings to us combined with our passion for excellence will allow us to continue the growth of our firm across Upstate New York.  From first homes to the finest homes, we can now provide the Sotheby’s International Realty experience to a larger audience.”

With the change in ownership structure also comes a change in senior level management. Andrea Demoracski, formerly the company’s Director of Operations, was recently promoted to Vice President, executing day-to-day operations and oversight of our company and staff members.

Apple News Partnership Extended Through June 2016!


Sotheby’s International Realty have announced that our extremely successful Apple News partnership has been extended to run through June of this year!

Apple News is the new application baked into every Apple device running iOS 9 or newer, allowing our brand to potentially reach over 800 million iPhones, iPads, and iPod Touches.

The brand’s ad units have a 5% Share-of-Voice on the For You section of the app + a 25% Share-of-Voice in the app’s Business Channel.

Proven Results: Since going live on 10/16, Apple has been the #3 overall traffic driving source to behind Search and Facebook. 82% of those users are new to

You can also add the Sotheby’s International Realty channel within Apple News, which has content automatically fed via our Extraordinary Living blog. It can be found by searching for Sotheby’s International Realty within the News app, or clicking here on your iOS device!


Architectural Digest Presents Statement in Tiles

As part of the brand’s robust partnership with Architectural Digest, the Sotheby’s International Realty® network is featured in a series of custom native slideshows featured in the Real Estate section of This content positions the properties we represent in an engaging, informative format while connecting with the AD readership.

This slideshow features network properties, beautifully presented and framed by our advertising units, providing our brand with page domination! Check out Statement in Tiles: Homes Around the World for Sale live now on!