Concierge Auctions Names Regional Director

Luxury real estate veteran Mark Hughes promoted to manage the company's New York, Connecticut and New Jersey Client Services Unit

PR Newswire
Nov 1, 2011

NEW YORK, Nov. 1, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- New York City-based Concierge Auctions, the nation's foremost luxury real estate auction firm, has promoted Mark Hughes to lead the company's client services efforts in the tri-state region. Mark has been originating business nationally for the company for the past year and a half. His new role is the first step in a broader commitment to support key luxury markets in the US on a regional level. Reporting to Chad Roffers, Head of Client Services, Hughes will be responsible for sourcing, underwriting and executing auction opportunities in the tri-state region.

The depth of demand for our auction programs warrants a deeper commitment to servicing key luxury markets such as Connecticut, New Jersey and New York. "It is exciting to embark upon this regional focus, which has been in our company plan for over a year," stated CEO George Graham. "As we continue to produce stellar results with successful auctions nationwide, our platform is growing in popularity. This regionalization will enable us to enhance our relationships with the local brokerage community and meet the heightened demand from high-end property owners searching for the certainty of a sale by a particular date."

Mark Hughes is a former Sotheby's International Realty affiliate owner and broker, a published industry author, and an accomplished real estate speaker and media talent. He has accumulated comprehensive luxury sales and marketing success with a proven track record of delivering multi-million dollar results. Mark has consistently been ranked in the top 1% of Realtors worldwide in sales. He is a skilled strategist with a keen understanding of luxury branding and marketing techniques. Mark is adept at leveraging his analytical, problem solving, and industry talents to develop and execute tactical plans that drive competitive performance, increase customers, and build unparalleled property awareness. Mark is well versed in opportunity identification, market penetration logistics, and competitive market analysis.

"For the past three years I have watched Concierge's growth and successes closely, and there is no doubt their program is unique and proven - a breath of fresh, invigorating air to real estate markets where there is otherwise no traction," stated Hughes. "The entire Concierge team is knowledgeable about real estate trends and luxury markets and skilled in dealing with high-end clientele. It is an innovative, invigorating environment, and I look forward to directing the growth trend throughout the Tri-State region."

Building on a centuries-old method for selling the finest art and antiquities, Concierge Auctions, a preferred auction provider to Sotheby's International Realty® and other luxury brokerage firms nationwide, combines the latest technologies and marketing programs with experienced personnel to generate the maximum value for the most premier properties through "live" competition. Thus far in 2011 the company has conducted auctions in 15 states - an increase from 10 states in 2010 and 5 in 2009 - and has set a number of record prices.

The company is currently accepting applications from luxury sellers nationwide with premier, storied properties. For more information about Concierge Auctions and its services please call 888-966-4759 or visit

About Concierge Auctions: Concierge Auctions is the preeminent luxury real estate auction firm serving high-end sellers nationwide. A leading provider of services for individual and institutional owners of luxury residential real estate, Concierge Auctions is revolutionizing the industry by offering an accelerated marketing process that obtains fair market value for high-end properties in a determined time frame. As a preferred auction provider to Sotheby's International Realty® and other luxury brokerage firms, the company has executed auctions throughout the country, from New York to Hawaii. The company's database includes more than 100,000 luxury real estate buyers and agents from all 50 states and 38 countries and territories. The principals of Concierge Auctions have been involved in the transfer of more than $2 billion in luxury real estate sales over the past 10 years. For more details call 888-966-4759 or visit

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