Two-day program focuses on fine and decorative art, luxury goods and collectibles, and the essentials of marketing and selling high-end real estate


First Team Real Estate is now a Christie’s International Real Estate Luxury Specialist

New York, NY (October 9, 2018)— More than 250 agents from the invitation-only Christie’s International Real Estate network met at Christie’s flagship auction house at Rockefeller Plaza in New York on September 24 and 25 for the 2018 edition of the distinguished Luxury Specialist Conference. The annual conference is designed to further affiliated agents’ knowledge in important luxury asset classes of art, jewelry, watches, handbags, and, of course, real estate, to better serve their valued clients.

Speakers included top producers in real estate sharing their secrets to success, Christie’s specialists with insights into how to elevate client service through the auction house, and a presentation from First Team’s Robin Milonakis and Hilton & Hyland’s Gary Gold who provided a look at a contrarian approach to marketing luxury real estate. At the conclusion of the conference, attendees—including Michael Mahon, Danny Williamson, Erin Williamson, Christina Brogan-Loomis, and Sandy Chang—were designated a “Christie’s International Real Estate Luxury Specialist” by Christie’s Education. Christie’s International Real Estate is the real estate arm of Christie’s, the world’s leading art business and a global brand that has been synonymous with luxury for over 250 years.

Dan Conn, CEO of Christie’s International Real Estate, said: “One of the hallmarks of the Christie’s brand is exemplary client care. This conference provides network agents the opportunity to better understand and leverage Christie’s full spectrum of expertise in art, luxury goods, and real estate. The agents who attend are proven experts in their local markets, motivated to pursue continuing education in the luxury market and well-deserving of being designated a Luxury Specialist.”

President of First Team Real Estate, Michael Mahon, responded to the positive reception of the event, saying, “First Team has never been more proud to be affiliated with the artistic prowess and high-end production that Christie’s International is so well known for. The Luxury Specialist Conference aimed to inspire agents who are striving to reach the luxury market, emphasizing the importance of art, style, and quality. Christie’s new campaign that puts the art of a home as the focal point of a sale perfectly aligns with First Team’s core values, and we are honored to continue our partnership.”

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 49 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$500 billion of real estate transactions over the last five years. (Data as of June 30, 2018). For additional information, please visit