Exclusive Affiliate of Christies International RE

Published: 11-09-2012
Source: christiesrealestate.com

Dutch Docklands in the Maldives Named Exclusive Affiliate of Christie's International Real Estate

Dutch Docklands Joins Leading International Network of Real Estate Brokers Specializing in the Marketing and Sales of High-Value Properties

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Maldives, Male—Christie’s International Real Estate, the world’s leading luxury real estate network, has awarded Affiliate status to Dutch Docklands in the Maldives. Dutch Docklands, the global leader in floating developments and islands, will exclusively represent the Christie’s brand in the prime residential market of the Republic of Maldives.

Dutch Docklands is an innovative company in a new global market. Their unprecedented expertise in floating technology, based on the Dutch history of many centuries in water management expertise, persuaded the Government of the Maldives to become partners in the joint-venture company Dutch Docklands Maldives, in order to develop 80 million square feet (8 million square meters) of water with floating projects a short distance from the capital Male, and the airport. This legendary project will be the biggest floating development in the world, diversifying Maldivian fame and turning rising seas into prime real estate.

Dutch Docklands will fully manage the complete development from design, engineering, and construction to sales and marketing. These high-end developments create new investment opportunities in the Maldives: a paradise on earth with year-round sunshine, and strategically located in the middle of emerging markets. After a very thorough period of planning with world-class partners, construction will start in autumn 2012 and the real estate will be available for sale beginning of October 2012.
Wholly owned by Christie’s, the world’s leading art business, Christie’s International Real Estate is represented in more than 40 countries. Dutch Docklands joins this carefully selected organization of brokerages with its proven records of success in both high-end property sales and exemplary client service.

“We are delighted to welcome such an innovative company to our Affiliate network. Dutch Docklands are proven world leaders in safe floating constructions. Where until now it was impossible to acquire a property in the Maldives, we have noted that demand for second homes is very strong from international prime property buyers. Particularly strong buying markets for the Maldives are the Far East, the Middle East, India and Russia.” says Joachim Wrang-Widén, Director of Affiliate Services for Europe, Middle East, and Africa, Christie’s International Real Estate.

Paul van de Camp, Chief Executive Officer at Dutch Docklands says, “We differentiate ourselves with our unique proposition of immaculate residences that move the context of a static city to one that is dynamic and environmentally friendly. Our green Intellectual Property (IP) is based on long established expertise gained from our symbiosis with water in the Netherlands.”

The Maldives have a total land area of just 298 square kilometers, and the island's natural beauty together with the lack of construction space make this destination one of the most popular and premium priced among international real estate investors. The government has been very accommodating to high caliber projects and opened doors to property investors.