Christie's International Real Estate Strengthens Position in Texas with Addition of Dallas Affiliate

Allie Beth Allman & Associates Joins Leading International Network of Real Estate Brokers Specializing in the Marketing of High-value Properties

Dallas, TX, February 25, 2011 --( Christie’s International Real Estate (, the world’s leading luxury real estate network, has awarded Affiliate status to Allie Beth Allman & Associates for a total of five brokerages in the state of Texas. The Dallas-based firm will exclusively represent the Christie’s brand in the counties of Dallas, Collin, and Denton.

“Since our beginning in 1985, I've believed that a company should be built on values, not just volume,” says Allie Beth Allman, Founder and CEO of Allie Beth Allman & Associates. “We are known for client service, market knowledge and the ability to get the transaction done. Christie's shares these traits and our common commitment to excellence—we think this is a natural fit. As the leader in the Dallas luxury market, we are proud to become affiliated with the international leader in luxury marketing and sales.”

The high-end leader in Dallas’ real estate marketplace, Allie Beth Allman & Associates represents 55 percent of residential sales in Dallas County above US$1 million. With clientele ranging from Presidents to quarterbacks, the company topped US$900 million in sales for 2010, including the second-highest sale for the year in Dallas. Allie Beth Allman & Associates also holds the record for the highest-priced residential transaction in the city’s history.

Adds Duke Jimerson, General Manager and Founding Partner: “More than 170 agents attended a meeting to announce our new affiliation with Christie’s International Real Estate. Our agents recognize that real estate is increasingly a global business. They are excited to now offer their luxury clients the opportunity to introduce important listings to the national and worldwide stage.”

“Allie Beth Allman & Associates has a reputation for conscientious client service that has won the company admiration well beyond the Texan borders,” says Gregg Antonsen, Senior Vice President of Christie’s International Real Estate. “The company has earned its position as the leader in Dallas’ important residential market and exemplifies the Christie’s standards of quality, expertise, and integrity. I am delighted to welcome Allie Beth Allman & Associates to our global network.”

Wholly owned by Christie’s, the world’s leading art business, the Christie’s International Real Estate network extends into more than 40 countries. Allie Beth Allman & Associates joins this carefully selected organization of brokerages with proven records of success in both high-end property sales and exemplary client service.

The city of Dallas is the ninth largest in the United States and is a thriving center of tourism and commerce. In 2010, 24 businesses in the area were named Fortune 500 companies. Dallas is rated ninth in the world among cities with the most billionaires.

About Christie’s International Real Estate
Christie’s, originally founded in 1766 by James Christie, pursued an innovative real estate venture in 1995 by acquiring Great Estates, a luxury real estate network founded in 1987 by Kay Coughlin. Christie’s International Real Estate is an Affiliate network by invitation only to the world’s most proven and qualified real estate specialists. The company has central hubs in London and New York; field offices in Beverly Hills, California, and Palm Beach, Florida; an operations centre in Santa Fe, New Mexico; and circa 130 Affiliates in Europe; North, Central, and South America; and the Caribbean as well as Asia, Africa, and Oceania. In 2010, new Affiliates were signed in Mallorca, Spain; Milan, Italy; Stockholm, Sweden; Bordeaux, France; Luxembourg; Cancun; Cayman Islands; San Juan, Puerto Rico; and Toronto, Canada, as well as in the U.S., including Stowe, Vermont; Nantucket and Boston, Massachusetts; and Guilford and Ridgefield, Connecticut.

For additional information about Christie’s International Real Estate, please contact Lisa Bessone, Director—Global PR and Communications, at +1 505 216 1414 or visit

About Allie Beth Allman & Associates
Since 1985, the name Allie Beth Allman has been synonymous with high-end quality and superior customer service. Today with over 300 agents, Allie Beth Allman & Associates is recognized as the most productive single-office real estate company in Dallas and one of the fastest-growing residential brokerages in North Texas. The company continues to maintain its significant leadership role in the city’s luxury markets, ranking number one in both numbers of listings and sales. In 2010, Allie Beth Allman agents sold 16 of the 19 most expensive homes in Dallas County. The firm’s million-dollar-plus listings exceeded the closest competitor by 100 percent.

For additional information on Allie Beth Allman & Associates listings, please visit their Web site at or contact Duke Jimerson at +1 214 521 7355.

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