Press Release – Official Announcement
Ivy Gate expands in to the USA
Ivy Gate was launched May 2013 with a vision that challenged the traditional estate agency model. This territory based ‘hybrid’ model was considered so compelling that it was backed by James Caan CBE, the world renowned business entrepreneur. The business has been recognised with two Sunday Times Estate Agent of the Year Awards Best Newcomer 2013 and Customer Service 2014 . Although the focus is and remains to grow the network across the UK, Ivy Gate has been inundated with enquiries globally and now has the opportunity to establish its brand in other countries.
We are delighted to announce a partnership to develop the Ivy Gate brand across the USA, a market where the residential Real Estate market is valued at over $30 trillion. This announcement is significant and we are especially excited to welcome Phil Steed who has been appointed as Director, Ivy Gate USA.
Phil Steed comments:
“My love of Real Estate dates back to 2003 when I opened my UK estate agency office in West London; my love of the US comes from having worked for a US based multi-national company and owning property in Florida for some 15 years. I’ve travelled the States widely and now consider it my home.
Just over a year ago I realized a dream to open a Real Estate business in Florida and during the planning process I was asked to join Caldwell Banker. I decided to stay independent because I wanted to build a company that treated clients and Realtors differently and was able to innovate in an industry that was very predictable. I am delighted to be joining Ivy Gate and be responsible for growing their brand across the US. This might appear at odds with my initial objectives but it isn’t. In talking to Jason Tebb and Gary Winter it was clear that we shared the same vision, the same aspirations and the same goals. It immediately made sense to look at working together. I also look forward to adding my international banking and consulting experience to the talented team of professionals headed by Jason.”
The founder of Ivy Gate, Jason Tebb, comments:
“I’m immensely proud and excited as we embark on this new chapter of the Ivy Gate journey with the opportunity to grow and develop our award winning brand internationally as well as in the UK. Our US based clients and business partners will find us committed to a truly different experience and uncompromising standards. The core values of our business are perfectly suited to the US realtor model, and I look forward to working with Phil to grow our brand throughout the USA in the coming years.”
Shareholder, James Caan CBE has commented:
“I am proud to be a shareholder in Ivy Gate. I have, throughout my career, invested in people with passion and energy, and the team which Jason has assembled are amongst the most talented in the industry. The industry needs to change with the times, and Ivy Gate offers a proposition which focuses on premium personal service and an honest, open and straight talking approach. This aligns perfectly with the client experience in American markets.”
Our first territory will be based in Florida with plans to grow a network of realtors and brokers throughout the state before developing the model throughout neighbouring states on both East and West coasts.
We will have further announcements imminently regarding expansion into other international territories.
For more information please contact Jason Tebb, Managing Director, Ivy Gate Property Group.