Coastal named 2017 Affiliate of the Year


Coastal Properties Group named 2017 Affiliate of the Year in the mid-size market category by
Christie’s International Real Estate

Founded with Christie’s branding as a start-up in 2012, the firm has roared to
the top of the local luxury market in just five years

Buenos Aires, Argentina (February 25, 2018) – Christie’s International Real Estate, the world’s leading luxury real estate network, honored Coastal Properties as winner of the coveted Affiliate of the Year award in the medium market category, determined by a population size between 275,000 – 1,750,000. Owner Alex Jansen accepted the crystal obelisk trophy at the gala dinner and presentation at the world-renowned Alvear Palace Hotel, an icon of Belle Époque grandeur in Buenos Aires since 1932. The award was presented by Rick Moeser, Executive Director of Christie’s International Real Estate, before a crowded room of network colleagues and owners.

Noted Mr. Moeser: “Coastal Properties began when Alex Jansen and his team of 12, top producers at a national franchise, left to start their own brokerage with Christie’s branding in July of 2012. In only five years, sales skyrocketed from $40 million in 2012 to $810 million in 2017. Last year, Coastal posted a year-over-year increase in $1 million-plus sales of 26% (72 vs. 91 transactions) to be crowned the number one brokerage in Pinellas County for existing luxury home sales. The company also achieved the highest sale ever for a waterfront estate in the county: $11,180,000. Current agent count exceeds 200 with 12 office locations. Coastal openly credits the power of Christie’s International Real Estate for its meteoric rise.”


The brokerage’s notable achievements include:

  • Led Pinellas County as the leading luxury listing firm in 2017 with a 12% market share among the area’s 700 brokerages
  • Hosted 2017 Annual Marketing Symposium with speakers such as Dan Conn, CEO of Christie’s International Real Estate; Mr. Moeser, and other network standouts, including Beverly Hills’ Gary Gold, a top producer at Affiliate Hilton & Hyland who represented the sale of the $100 million sale of the Playboy Mansion
  • Entrusted with a referral from Christie’s International Real Estate’s exclusive Affiliate in Miami, EWM to achieve its all-time record waterfront sale of $11,180,000 in 2017
  • Sponsored monthly Porch Parties at the St. Petersburg Fine Art Museum, further underscoring the synergy between art and real estate, with strong Coastal and Christie’s co-branding
  • Participated in the St. Pete Wine Weekend with Per Holmberg, of Christie’s Wines, hosting a private tasting with Coastal’s top clients; Christie’s also donated two lots of fine wines for the live auction at the main event


About Christie’s International Real Estate

Christie’s International Real Estate has successfully marketed high-value real estate around the world for more than 30 years. Through its New York City brokerage and invitation-only Affiliate network spanning 45 countries, Christie’s International Real Estate offers incomparable services to a global clientele at the luxury end of the residential property market. The company has offices in London, New York City, Hong Kong, Moscow, Los Angeles, and Palm Beach, and its affiliated brokerages have recorded approximately US$450 billion of real estate transactions over the last five years. (Data as of December 31, 2017). For additional information, please visit


About Coastal Properties Group International

Coastal Properties Group International is an elite affiliate of Christie’s International Real Estate. The invitation-only brokerage is comprised exclusively of multi-million dollar producers who specialize in luxury properties and estates. As Pinellas County’s fastest growing real estate firm, Coastal Properties Group International has 12 offices throughout the area serving prime waterfront, golf course, beach and luxury locations. The company is dedicated to providing exceptional service to its clientele while employing intelligent use of technology to market its portfolio of premier properties. For more information, call 727-474-9707 or visit