The Specialized Assets Marketing Group of Sotheby's Canada is a team of experienced real estate professionals dedicated to providing superior brokerage and advisory services relating to unique real estate assets.
The focus of the Specialized Assets Marketing Group is on unique real estate assets on a local, national and international basis. The group has a proven and successful track record in the marketing and sale of unique real estate assets such as private islands, waterfront and coastal estates, ranches, agricultural portfolios, golf courses, ski resorts, marinas, forestry and resource assets, and much more. Dedicated to this segment of the real estate market, the Specialized Assets Group (formerly the Unique Properties Group at Colliers International) has transacted in excess of $550 million in real estate assets since its inception in 1998.
This Vancouver-based group offers clients a tailored approach that combines Sotheby’s International Realty Canada’s trusted name and global reach with a personalized approach. The Specialized Assets Group applies its comprehensive knowledge, expertise and professional platform to provide a strategic and tactical process-driven approach to marketing unique real estate. They have a wealth of knowledge in the valuation of unique real estate assets, marketing via controlled offering processes, real estate consulting services, court ordered and judicial sales processes, portfolio dispositions and development analyses. In many cases, the team will have more knowledge of a property and its potential than the owner. The group’s commitment is in maximizing the value to its clients.
Although the majority of the due diligence activities pertain to ‘transaction based’ assignments, the Specialized Assets Marketing Group also provides consultative and valuation services including: housing and market analyses, site selection services, and high profile land portfolio valuations and analysis for divestiture purposes.
The team has been retained by a range of institutions and individuals to provide such non-transactional services on a ‘fee for service’ basis. They maintain up-to-date and current market knowledge for all of Western Canada, from major markets such as the Lower Mainland, Whistler, and Kelowna, to rural locations such as northern Vancouver Island. The group’s proven superior performance also enables them to engage and successfully complete projects in more remote international markets such as Aruba, Fiji, New Zealand, and the Bahamas.