US media giant Forbes sets foot in Australia, led by locally acclaimed property agent Ken Jacobs
Forbes has joined the highly competitive Australia luxury property market with the launch of Forbes Global Properties. It is expected to be a game-changer with its invitation-only consortium of global top-tier real estate companies, bridging high-net-worth patrons with first-class homes, reported Domain.
Mike Federle, Forbes chief executive said, “every month we engage more than 140 million people deeply interested in luxury travel and real estate. Forbes Global Properties is a natural extension of our brand.”
Forbes is renowned for its business magazine, ranking and listing the world’s billionaires, the world’s top companies, and the most powerful people.
Ken Jacobs, locally renowned trophy-home seller, who asked to join the Forbes start-up as a partner mentioned, “this is an evolution of the top end of Australia’s real estate market.”
“It signals the internalisation of Australia’s trophy-home market, which started years ago but has accelerated this year. In the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, the enquiry rate for expats and foreigners hoping to move here permanently has lifted dramatically so the timing is perfect for us in Australia,” he added.
Jacobs has settled many expensive estates in Sydney, including the Point Piper estate Fairwater valued at AUD100 million (USD75.6 million), the Elaine estate at AUD71 million, and the La Mer trophy home in Vaucluse at AUD70 million.
Jeff Hyland, co-founder of the US agency Hilton & Hyland and one of the leaders of the start-up, commented that Forbes Global Properties is far apart from other real estate groups as its not solely a listing tool for agents, but it provides significant access to prospective high-net-worth buyers.
Members of the network will be limited to the best 100 brokerage firms in the world, providing members exclusivity in their local property market.
Beijing’s call for “common prosperity” cools down property prices in major cities, emerging markets
The squeeze on property prices affected not just China’s tier-one cities, but also investors looking for earners in emerging markets
Sent from above: SOURCE Global takes on the globe’s water scarcity problem
The company is tapping the heavens to supply drinking water to residential communities and commercial properties in Asia
Comfort over flash: Bluetown Architects’ holistic approach to architecture
Hangzhou-based Bluetown Architects aims to design properties that are as functional as they are striking
A green office building blossoms in Cebu
A storied Filipino family has forged an exceptionally smart, green office tower in Cebu