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Christie's International Real Estate Strengthens Position in California with Addition of New Affiliate in Coachella Valley

HK Lane Real Estate Joins Leading International Network of Real Estate Brokers Specializing in the Marketing and Sale of High-Value Properties

Palm Springs, CA, June 01, 2012 --( Christie's International Real Estate, the world's leading luxury real estate network, has awarded Affiliate status to HK Lane Real Estate. Founded in 2009 by Harvey Katofsky, the firm has 160 sales associates in three offices and is a leader in the local luxury real estate marketplace.

HK Lane Real Estate will represent the Christie's brand across the Coachella Valley, including the communities of Cathedral City, Coachella, Desert Hot Springs, Indian Wells, Indio, La Quinta, Palm Desert, Palm Springs, and Rancho Mirage.

Wholly owned by Christie's, the world's leading art business, Christie's International Real Estate is represented in more than 40 countries. HK Lane Real Estate joins this carefully selected organization of brokerages with proven records of success in both high-end property sales and exemplary client service.

“Over the past three years, HK Lane Real Estate has firmly established itself as the luxury real estate leader in the desert,” says Zackary Wright, Senior Vice President of Christie’s International Real Estate. “The firm exemplifies the Christie’s International Real Estate standards of quality, expertise, integrity, and exceptional client service. It is with great pleasure that I welcome HK Lane Real Estate to our network of exclusive Affiliates.”

“HK Lane Real Estate, equipped with a wonderful group of top agents, is super excited to move forward with Christie’s International Real Estate,” says Harvey Katofsky, President and CEO of HK Lane Real Estate. “Already acknowledged in the desert as a premier luxury company, the advent of the Christie’s relationship skyrockets our company to the next level.”

One of the fastest-growing areas in the country, the Coachella Valley is home to nearly 600,000 residents and the famous desert resort cities of Palm Springs, Rancho Mirage, Palm Desert, Indian Wells, and La Quinta. It extends for 45 miles in Riverside County and is part of the 13th largest metropolitan area in the United States. The Coachella Valley is a popular second-home destination and offers world-class golf, tennis, horseback riding, hiking, swimming, as well as a vibrant art and design scene.

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, Hong Kong, and New York; field offices in Beverly Hills, Palm Beach, and Chicago; and approximately 120 Affiliates in Europe, the Americas, 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 HK Lane Real Estate
HK Lane Real Estate is a boutique real estate brokerage based in Palm Desert, Palm Springs and La Quinta, California. This fast-growing firm, headed by leading real estate veterans Harvey Katofsky, CEO and President of HK Lane and former owner of Fred Sands Desert Realty, along with Ronald Gerlich, Vice President and COO of HK Lane, provides a unique, full-service business model, which incorporates the latest in technology and cutting-edge marketing with a mission to satisfy their clients along every step of the real estate transaction.

For additional information on HK Lane Real Estate listings, please visit their website at or contact Harvey Katofsky at + 1 760 834 7500.
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+1 212 974 4593

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