Coastal Properties Group Named 2018 Affiliate of the Year


Coastal Properties Group International of St. Petersburg, Clearwater and Tampa, Florida, wins highest honor as Overall Affiliate of the Year from Christie’s International Real Estate

Coastal, Affiliate of the Year for 2017 in the Medium Market category, continued its push for expansion and excellence to claim top recognition at this year’s Global Annual Conference for business performance in 2018

Paris, France (April 22, 2019) —Christie’s International Real Estate recognized Coastal Properties Group International as Overall Affiliate of the Year winner, the highest honor bestowed by the world’s leading real estate network. The ceremony took place last week at the culmination of the Annual Global Conference in Paris. Principal Alex Jansen with his wife and business partner, Laren, accepted the crystal obelisk trophy at the exquisite Palace of Versailles in the Gallery of Great Battles, a venue not open to the general public. The Jansens were unaware of their win until that evening’s announcement by Rick Moeser, executive director of Christie’s International Real Estate, before a crowded room of network colleagues.

Four awards are given each year, one each in the small, medium and large market categories with the top honor bestowed to the overall winner regardless of market size. Criteria used in determining the four winners are overall business innovation, market leadership, passion to succeed in the local and global marketplace under the Christie’s International Real Estate brand, and collaboration with network colleagues and Christie’s art auction house specialists. Coastal Properties Group continues to excel in every category, even eclipsing last year’s win as Affiliate of the Year in the Medium Size Market category.

Noted Mr. Moeser in presenting the award: “Coastal Properties continues to expand, most recently into the Tampa market. Alex Jansen and his team of 12 top producers, including his wife, Laren, left a national franchise to start their own brokerage with Christie’s branding in July of 2012. Over the course of almost seven years, their sales grew from US$40,000,000 to nearly US$1,000,000,000 this year with over 250 agents in 13 offices.”

Coastal Properties Group International is the number one Pinellas firm for top producers selling in excess of $10 Million and is the number one firm in luxury sales and listings for 2018. It contains 10 percent of the top one hundred agents in the county and has the highest average sales price amongst the top five real estate firms.

The Jansens recently entered into an innovative partnership with Christie’s International Real Estate to open a Christie’s branded Aspen brokerage while still running their flagship Florida company. A month later, they partnered with the area’s top independent firm, Aspen Associates Realty to grow Christie’s International Real Estate Aspen together.


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 48 countries and territories, 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, Chicago, and Palm Beach, and its affiliated brokerages have recorded approximately US$500 billion of real estate transactions over the last five years. (Data as of March 31, 2019). 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 13 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