by Alyssa | Jan 8, 2017 | Global, Industry, LeadingRE, Our Offices
Macdonald Realty is a member of Leading Real Estate Companies of the World™, a global community of real estate companies awarded membership based on rigorous standards for service and performance.
This LeadingRE distinction ensures that you can count on a quality real estate experience when working with us and will benefit from our global connections to buyers and high quality real estate professionals around the world.
by Alyssa | Jun 2, 2016 | Awards, Company Announcements, Global, Luxury, Newsroom, Vancouver
It is time for HGTV.com’s Ultimate House Hunt once again!
This year Macdonald Realty is nominated in the Best International Home category for a spectacular Three-Level Penthouse in Vancouver, Canada. This is the category we won last year for The Sanctuary, a luxury home we listed and sold in Squamish B.C.
SENSATIONAL TROPHY VANCOUVER PENTHOUSE – Atop a 32 storey skyscraper this three level sky mansion sprawls over 6,000 square feet of living space and 1,700 square feet of terraces. Outstanding first impressions from the direct elevator access leading to a grand living room featuring soaring 16 foot ceilings, panoramic English Bay views and a grand curved staircase. Master boasts gas fireplace, large steam shower and a two person jetted tub situated mid room. Main level offers second master suite with fireplace and numerous built-in cabinets. Bespoke chef’s kitchen with 48 inch Décor six burner range, numerous built-in ovens and appliances anchored by huge granite island and access to 700 square foot terrace with fireplace and built-in Viking BBQ. Family room with grand wet bar, air conditioning, concierge and six-car private garage. LP $7,838,000
Tour amazing homes across the globe, vote for your favourites, and enter for your chance to win a $10,000 cash prize! And remember you can vote for your favourites once a day. Follow the instructions below to vote for Macdonald Realty’s Nominee for HGTV’s Ultimate House Hunt 2016:
Step 1: Tour the homes in the category.
Step 2: When you’ve found your favorite, click “I’m Ready to Vote.”
Step 3: Choose your favorite by clicking “Vote.”
Step 4: Click “Continue to Next Category” to tour more homes.
Click here to vote.
by Alyssa | May 19, 2016 | Company Announcements, Global, Newsroom
Leading Real Estate Companies of the World® affiliates had 27% of the total sales among the top 500 firms in the U.S., outselling all other networks in home sales by 48%, according to REAL Trends 500, a ranking of the largest U.S. companies by transaction sides and sales volume. Members also represented 14 of the top 25 firms in the U.S. in sales volume among this prestigious group.
by Alyssa | Apr 2, 2016 | Awards, Company Announcements, Global, Luxury, Newsroom
VANCOUVER, B.C., Canada – (March 2, 2016) – Macdonald Realty received the prestigious Global Alliance Award from Leading Real Estate Companies of the World® (LeadingRE), a global network of more than 500 high quality independent real estate firms. The award was presented at the network’s Annual Awards Gala February 25 at the Fontainebleau Miami Beach. The event was part of LeadingRE’s Conference Week, which has attracted a distinguished audience of nearly 2,500 real estate professionals from 25 countries.
Winner Global Alliance Award
For the fourth consecutive year, Macdonald Realty was presented the Global Alliance Award. This award is presented to the international firm that closes the most cross-border referrals, utilizing the strength of the LeadingRE network to assist their local clients with global real estate investment and relocation services.
“The companies recognized with one of these prestigious awards have shown a real commitment to maximizing specific services available to them through their affiliation as a way to extend the scope of their offerings,” LeadingRE President/CEO Pam O’Connor said. “We are pleased to pay tribute to these outstanding companies for their focus on excellence and their exemplary participation in our global community.”
Jonathan Cooper, Alyssa Mori and Rosey Hudson of Macdonald Realty accept the 2016 Global Alliance Award.
Top 3 International Luxury Brokerages
Macdonald Realty was named one of the Top 3 International Luxury Brokerage by Luxury Portfolio International®. The award is presented to the firm based outside of the U.S. that epitomizes the quality, strength and luxury market expertise synonymous with the Luxury Portfolio brand. Macdonald Realty was the only Canadian nominee, along with firms from South Africa and Italy.
Top 3 Consumer Materials and Video Marketing
Macdonald Realty was also recognized with top three finishes in two categories of the LeadingRE annual Marketing Competition. The award-winning entries in the Consumer Materials and Video categories were chosen based on creativity, quality and overall presentation and effectiveness.
“It’s an honour for our marketing team to be recognized by LeadingRE, and in the company of outstanding firms from New York, Chicago and South Africa,” says Macdonald Realty’s Marketing Manager Rosey Hudson. “It shows that the materials our in-house team produces are truly world class. Our new listing presentation is informative and beautiful, and is a tool that our agents should be very proud to share with prospective clients.”
Macdonald Realty, the residential division of Macdonald Real Estate Group, is the largest British Columbia representative of Leading Real Estate Companies of the World® (www.LeadingRE.com), an extensive network of premier locally-branded firms in more than 50 countries producing over one million annual home sale transactions. As a member of LeadingRE, Macdonald Realty provides a quality real estate experience, global marketing reach and access to top real estate professionals in any market.
For more information on Macdonald Realty, visit www.macrealty.com or call 1-877-278-3888.
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About Macdonald Real Estate Group
Based in Vancouver, Canada, Macdonald Real Estate Group (MREG) has an annual sales volume of over $7 billion and over $2 billion in assets under management. With more than 20 offices and nearly 1,000 staff and REALTORS®, MREG offers a full range of real estate services, including residential and commercial brokerage, property and strata management, project marketing, and the MREG Canadian Real Estate Investment Centre in Shanghai, China. Macdonald Realty is the residential division of Macdonald Real Estate Group. For more information, visit www.macrealty.com.
by Alyssa | Jan 19, 2016 | Company Announcements, Global, Newsroom
Macdonald Realty’s President and CEO Lynn Hsu has been included in the Swanepoel™ annual list of The Most Powerful People in Residential Real Estate for 2016.
Ms. Hsu’s acquisition of Macdonald Realty in 1990 coincided with Vancouver’s emergence as an Asian hub on the international stage. She has subsequently grown the firm to 20 offices throughout British Columbia (Canada) with nearly 1,000 agents responsible for an estimated $5 billion in annual sales.
Lynn Hsu, recognized for growing Macdonald Realty from one office in 1990 to 20 offices and nearly 1000 agents 25 years later, is listed as #105 for the Power 200. This is the overall SP200 list which identifies the 200 leaders that have the most power and influence to impact the residential real estate brokerage industry.
In addition Lynn Hsu ranks in the Top 20 on their Women Leaders list, along with Pam O’Connor of Leading Real Estate Companies of the World®, our global network of market-leading independent brokerages. We’re also happy to see Stephanie Pfeffer Anton of Luxury Portfolio International® and LeadingRE named #1 in the Top 20 Social Influencers of Residential Real Estate. Our friend and colleague Paul Boomsma, President of Luxury Portfolio International® also made the Power 200 list.
View the complete 2016 Swanepoel Power 200 lists.
by Alyssa | Jul 13, 2015 | Awards, Company Announcements, Global, Luxury, Newsroom
The HGTV House Hunt has finished and the votes are in. Congratulations to all the winners! Thank you to all who helped Macdonald Realty’s International Home nomination become the 2015 winner. Find out more about this amazing listing below on the HGTV House Hunt website:
This backyard view of the home shows off the pairing of stone and neutral siding that were used for the exterior. The landscape and hardscape includes a small pond and evergreen trees.
Special thanks to our luxury home marketing network partners at Luxury Portfolio International for coordinating our nomination. What an honour! Our Squamish listing won over fellow nominees from Queenstown New Zealand, Paris France, Marrakesh Morocco, Australia, South Africa, Mexico and other exotic global locations.