Sotheby’s Announces Opening of Rome Office


Charleston is becoming a truly international city with buyers from all over the world coming to purchase second homes, investments, and primary residences. Today our brand announced it will be expanding its reach into Italy’s capital, a country which has been the source of many international buyers in Charleston, with the opening of Rome Sotheby’s International Realty.

Lodovico and Clemente Pignatti Morano will own and manage Rome Sotheby’s International Realty.  They also are managing partners of Milan, Lake Como and Tuscany Sotheby’s International Realty. The Sotheby’s International Realty® brand is represented in Venice by Venice Sotheby’s International Realty, which is owned and managed by Ann-Marie Doyle.

“Our expansion across Italy continues our commitment to providing access to theSotheby’s International Realty network’s exclusive real estate services in key cities around the world,” said Philip White, president and chief executive officer, Sotheby’s International Realty Affiliates LLC.  “Rome Sotheby’s International Realty enhances our presence in Europe, and provides a strong footprint in one of the most beautiful and historic cities in the world .”

“Rome, the eternal city, has been attracting visitors for two millennia but it is still one of the most exhilarating and romantic destinations in the world,” says Lodovico Pignatti Morano. “The Rome real estate market represents a strong opportunity in Italy in terms of sales and rentals for properties, and we are thrilled to represent the Sotheby’s International Realty brand in such an important location.”

Rome Sotheby’s International Realty offers its international and local clientele a wide selection of luxury properties in Rome and the surrounding areas. Located inside the renowned Palazzo Odescalchi, whose facade was originally designed by Gian Lorenzo Bernini in 1665, the office is conveniently positioned and caters to individual client needs with a multi-lingual staff.

We here in the Charleston office are thrilled to have a new source of buyer referrals, adding to our already robust system of white glove referrals. This service is a great example of how the brand differentiates itself on an international stage.

The Sotheby’s International Realty network currently has over 16,400 sales associates located in approximately 730 offices in 56 countries and territories worldwide.  Rome Sotheby’s International Realty listings are marketed on the global website.  In addition to the referral opportunities and widened exposure generated from this source, the firm’s brokers and their clients will benefit from an association with the Sotheby’s auction house and worldwide Sotheby’s International Realty marketing programs.  Each office is independently owned and operated.