Chatham Properties Group of Chatham has joined Christie’s International Real Estate as the exclusive affiliate for the Outer Cape and Nantucket Island for the global luxury real estate network.
In connection with the move, Chatham Properties Group is changing its name to Christie’s International Real Estate Atlantic Brokerage.
Established in 2008 by Doug and Tracy Grattan, Christie’s International Real Estate Atlantic Brokerage has 20 agents in its flagship Chatham office. This week, the firm also opened a second office in Provincetown and is scouting locations for a third office on the island of Nantucket to open later this year.
One of the top privately-held brokerages on Cape Cod, Christie’s International Real Estate Atlantic Brokerage is known for its extensive local market knowledge and comprehensive marketing programs tailored to each listing. The firm serves the entire Outer Cape, including the towns of Chatham, Harwich, Brewster, Orleans, Eastham, Wellfleet, Truro and Provincetown as well as Nantucket.
Thad Wong, co-CEO of Christie’s International Real Estate, says the addition of Christie’s International Real Estate Atlantic Brokerage gives the brand a vital foothold in the booming Outer Cape and Nantucket Island residential markets. It also adds another layer of service for the many clients of Christie’s auction house who own property in the area.
“Doug and Tracy have built an incredible business over the last 14 years, and we’re honored to be part of their future. We’re thrilled to partner with a leading local independent firm to relaunch the Christie’s International Real Estate brand on the Outer Cape,” said Wong.
Like many resort-home markets across the United States, Cape Cod has experienced a real estate boom since 2020, and Christie’s International Real Estate Atlantic Brokerage is riding the wave. Company sales volume grew by 35 percent from 2020 to 2021, and the firm’s average transaction price of $1.6 million highlights its luxury focus. However, Doug Grattan sees even more opportunity ahead.
“This move is all about providing an even higher level of service; offering more in the way of marketing and technology, providing more exposure and opportunities for our clients and agents, and leveraging the tremendous pedigree and network that Christie’s International Real Estate brings to the table,” said Grattan. “You see some of the corporate brokerage firms cutting staff and cutting service, but we are investing in our business to enhance our services and grow a larger presence on the Cape.”