Luxury meets exclusivity

Dragon Bay Cayman Islands Realty,
the new exclusive affiliate of Christie’s Great Estates, celebrated its
Ritz-Carlton location opening last week with a catered reception.

Ritz-Carlton, Grand Cayman
developer Michael Ryan said his overall vision was to bring something of a
higher standard not just to Cayman, but to any region of the world.

“You have to provide services and
experiences to people that they can’t get anywhere else,” he said.  “That comes from quality, vision and
execution.”

The best must work with the best,
according to Mr. Ryan.

“To do that, you have to partner
with people,” he said. To that end, Rick Moeser, vice president of Christie’s
Great Estates, was that perfect partner.

“With Michael, not only was his
exceptional vision realized, but it actually exceeded all expectations as he
created something truly extraordinary,” he said.

Christie’s Great Estates joins
other high-end luxury brands such as world-class chef Eric Ripert’s restaurant
Blue, Greg Norman Golf Course Design, and Silver Rain, a La Praire spa, all of
which have partnered with the Ritz-Carlton, Grand Cayman in successful,
exclusive affiliations.

“Our goal was to bring real estate
products that are more innovatively designed, more beautiful, and higher
quality,” said Mr. Ryan.

“We’ve been devoted for over a
dozen years to do that, and as we expand our service model in real estate, it
was natural for us to say, ‘Well, we need a partner who is also focused on our
standards,’” he said.  “And after looking
for years, the only logical choice was Christie’s.”

The Dragon Bay Cayman Islands
Realty in affiliation with Christie’s Great Estates office will focus on estate
sales that list for $2 million and above.

“This is about elevating Grand
Cayman to be on the short list for that high-end buyer who may not have
originally thought of this island,” said Mr. Moeser.

Christie’s Great Estates is owned
by Christie’s fine art auction house. 
The Christie’s network is made up of more than 800 real-estate offices
in more than 40 countries.

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