July, 13, 2018
Sri Lanka Sotheby’s International Realty the global marketing agents for the ultra-prestige residential development Sapphire Residences at Colombo 1 – has appointed Mr. Charles Phillpot as Sales & Marketing Director. Now living full time in Colombo, Charles Phillpot will lead a team that will promote the Sapphire Residences to the global market.
The 132 private residences allows privileged access to the distinctive Skybridge at the adjacent ITC One hotel. These private residences are being developed by WelcomHotels Lanka (Pvt) Limited, Sri Lanka - a 100% subsidiary of ITC Limited, India – and have been under construction since 2015. The 1,000-strong workforce is aiming to complete the project by 2021.
Sri Lanka Sotheby’s International Realty listings will be marketed through the Sotheby’s International Realty® network which has more than 22,000 affiliated independent sales associates located in 950 offices in 70 countries and territories worldwide. They will also be listed on the ‘sothebysrealty.com’ global website. In 2017, the brand achieved a record global sales volume of $108 billion USD. In addition to the referral opportunities and widened exposure generated from this source, the firm’s brokers and clients will benefit from an association with the Sotheby’s auction house and worldwide Sotheby’s International Realty marketing programs.
Sri Lanka Sotheby’s International Realty director Petar Petrovic said; “We will be reaching out to Ultra High Net Worth individuals worldwide with the unique proposition which is the Sapphire Residences. We are delighted to be working with Charles who has in depth experience of marketing prestigious real estate to a global market”.
Charles Phillpot said, “I have marketed many prestigious schemes over the years from castles to skyscrapers to ‘floating apartments’ and am very excited to have the opportunity of showcasing this once in a lifetime development to the few who will be lucky enough to live here. I particularly enjoy living in Colombo and learning more of Sri Lanka and its wonderful culture”.
Full details of the apartments of the Sapphire Residences will be issued after a period of liaison with those who have already expressed a desire to acquire an apartment.
Photo caption: (From left) Mr Charles Phillpot (Sales & Marketing Director of Sri Lanka Sotheby’s International Realty) with Mr Petar Petrovic (Director of Sri Lanka Sotheby’s International Realty)
About ITC India: ITC Limited is a $50billion Corporation with an annual turnover of $10 billion. The company’s aspiration to create enduring value is manifest in its diverse portfolio of business encompassing FMCG, Hotels, Paperboards & Speciality Papers, Packaging, Agri-Business and Information Technology.
About Sri Lanka Sotheby’s International Realty: Sri Lanka Sotheby’s International Realty is part of the Sotheby’s International Realty® network and provides independent brokerage service with a powerful marketing and referral program for luxury properties. The Sri Lanka Sotheby’s International Realty team comprises of real estate professionals with extensive experience in international sales & marketing and across diverse sectors of the real estate industry.
Sri Lanka Sotheby’s International Realty undertakes a host of operational, marketing, and research oriented initiatives to address the requirements of the Sri Lankan property market. We have a strong belief in maintaining the highest standards of ethical conduct and integrity in all dealings, ensuring that nothing supersedes the interest of our clients.
Sri Lanka Sotheby’s International Realty has been established to bring this increasingly important hub in South Asia to the global real estate market. Commanding a strategic location in the Indian Ocean, Sri Lanka is currently growing rapidly in importance.
The development of Colombo Port is a $15bn project - part of the global ‘One belt One road’ initiative - aimed at evolving Sri Lanka into a global commercial hub similar in concept to Dubai or Singapore.
The Western Region Megapolis is a $40bn urban planning, zoning, and development project for greater Colombo, with a forecast of 140 developments aiming to reshape Colombo into a global city.
The diversity, natural beauty and cultural heritage of Sri Lanka makes it an ideal property market for resorts, second homes and holiday homes.
Sri Lanka Sotheby’s International Realty reaches a global market through the Sotheby’s International Realty network which has more than 22,000 affiliated independent sales associates located in 950 offices in 70 countries and territories worldwide. In 2017, the brand achieved a record global sales volume of $108 billion USD.