CD: What's the most expensive property you've sold?
SP: In terms of the price tags for properties, we showcase residences that go up to around €80M (around $106M). The most expensive property we are currently listing is a 17,500-square-foot residence in the heart of Mayfair, London, with an asking price of €77,210,000 ($102,758,789). It has seven bedrooms and every conceivable feature, including a car-lift to the underground car park, cinema, games room, bar, gym, swimming pool, solarium, steam and sauna room, roof terrace and courtyard garden.
Perhaps equally stunning is a gorgeous turn-of-the-century villa in Monte Carlo for €75,000,000 ($99,817,500), with incredible views over the city and the sea. Unusually for Monaco, not only is this property detached, it also has a good sized garden and it's this impossible-to-find feature which really makes it unique.
CD: What does the market hold for luxury properties in 2013?
SP: The luxury sector, whether it be fashion, jewelery or real estate, has been remarkably resilient during the last five years. In the last 12 months, we have seen the interest in purchasing luxury properties grow steadily by two percent, with peaks of 10 percent increases in some regions. The level of interest continues to remain high and we don’t anticipate this trend to change course.