Sotheby’s International Realty Affiliates LLC today announced that Immobiliare Fontana SA, a nearly 90-year old firm in Lugano, Switzerland, has joined its network, and now will do business as Fontana Sotheby’s International Realty.
The firm, which is managed by Gianluca Righetti, serves the luxury residential real estate market throughout Tessin, in particular the regions of Lugano, Locarno and Ascona. The Sotheby’s International Realty® brand is already represented in other locations across Switzerland by deRham Sotheby’s International Realty, which has offices in Lausanne, Montreux, Vevey, Nyon and Geneva.
“Our expansion across Switzerland continues our commitment to providing access to the Sotheby’s International Realty network’s exclusive real estate services in key countries around the world,” said Philip White, president and chief executive officer, Sotheby’s International Realty Affiliates LLC. “This affiliation, which strengthens our presence in Europe, offers us entrance into this famous and attractive Swiss market near the Italian border. We are very pleased that our global clientele will now have access to our services in this historic and beautiful part of the world.”
According to Righetti, his firm’s mission centers on placing every client at the core of all their efforts. “We focus on providing comprehensive service at every stage of the process,” he said. “The quality of our services is based on detailed knowledge of the market and its dynamic, precise and proven procedures, and a motivated, responsible and skilled team. Our firm has been synonymous with competence, dynamism and professionalism since 1926 and now we add to that the international network of the Sotheby’s International Realty brand to form a very powerful combination.”
The Sotheby’s International Realty network currently has more than 13,000 sales associates located in approximately 670 offices in 49 countries and territories worldwide. Fontana Sotheby’s International Realty listings will be marketed on the sothebysrealty.com 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.