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Christie's International Real Estate Strengthens Position with Expansion Into Oregon

Luxe Platinum Properties Joins Leading International Network of Real Estate Brokers Specializing in the Marketing and Sales of High-value Properties

Portland, OR, January 25, 2012 --( Christie’s International Real Estate, the world’s leading luxury real estate network, has awarded Affiliate status to Luxe Platinum Properties in Lake Oswego, Oregon. Luxe Platinum Properties will exclusively represent the Christie’s brand in the Portland Oregon metropolitan area and the Northern Oregon Coast. Wholly owned by Christie’s, the world’s leading art business, Christie’s International Real Estate is represented in more than 40 countries. Luxe Platinum Properties joins this carefully selected organization of brokerages with proven records of success in both high-end property sales and exemplary client service.

“The cultural lifestyle and international industry of Portland is making this area an increasingly vibrant market for luxury real estate," says Zackary Wright, Senior Vice President of Christie’s International Real Estate. "We welcome the opportunity to introduce the esteemed Christie’s brand to Oregon through our newest Affiliate, Luxe Platinum Properties. Led by Terry Sprague, the area’s proven leader in the marketing and sale of luxury real estate, this new venture will serve buyers and sellers by adhering to the highest standards to quality, integrity and passionate expertise which distinguish the Christie’s brand.”

“We are relationship business, built on trust and performance," says Terry Sprague, owner of Luxe Platinum Properties. "The difficult economy has reminded us to think outside of the traditional box and explore all methods of meeting client expectations. It is my mission to empower our boutique group of industry leading seasoned real estate brokers with the most extensive tools and international reach.

"Our clients should be confident that we have gone the distance to listen, implement, and perform. The exclusive affiliation with Christie’s International Real Estate expands our depth of services and is an investment in our clients’ long term satisfaction,” he adds.

Large city culture and small town charm make Portland one of the most popular destinations in the West. Known as the “City of Roses", the Portland metropolitan area is home to major corporations such as Nike, Intel, and Tektronix. Nearby you’ll find the Willamette Valley vineyards, skiing at Mt. Hood and the excitement and beauty of Oregon's spectacular ocean beaches. Unique historical architecture, modern design, riverfront homes, grand estates, wineries, colorful farms, and picturesque ocean front getaways are included in this rich real estate market. For those seeking the northwest lifestyle, Oregon offers a broad range of the best the Pacific Northwest has to offer.

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. Christie’s International Real Estate is an invitation-only Affiliate network composed of 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 2011, new Affiliates were signed in Dallas, Texas; Pyrénes-Atlantiques, France; Johannesburg and Cape Town, South Africa; Highlands, North Carolina; Maui, Hawaii; Lake Tahoe, California; Phoenix, Arizona; the Turks & Caicos; and Toronto, Niagara-on-the-Lake, and Ottawa’s Rockcliffe Park, all in Ontario, Canada.

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

About Luxe Platinum Properties
Located in Lake Oswego, Oregon, Luxe Platinum Properties, an exclusive affiliate of Christie’s International Real Estate, is a boutique full-service real estate company serving clients around the world. We specialize in delivering a concierge based experience complimented by the highest definition of real estate advise, local knowledge and unsurpassed regional and global marketing.

Each situation and property is as unique as the individuals we represent. Effort is made to discover how to best serve the one-of-a-kind needs of every client. And, we rely on our extensive resources and experience to provide a distinct level of expertise.

For additional information on Luxe Platinum Properties’ listings please visit their Web site at or contact Terry Sprague at +1 503 459 3987,

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Monique Sofo
+1 505 216 1411

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