Cascade Sotheby’s Celebrates Grand Opening in Sisters

Bend, OR (March 23, 2018)—Cascade Sotheby’s International Realty formally declared they are “open for business” at their new Sisters location with a ceremonial Chamber ribbon-cutting. The event marked the January 2018 acquisition of Metolius Property Sales, which increases Cascade Sotheby’s presence in the Central Oregon market. The Sisters location is the latest of 11 strategic offices operating throughout Oregon and Southern Washington.
The office will be managed by premier broker Phil Arends, and supported by eleven elite brokers. “We are building a growing footprint of listings in Central Oregon and Phil’s knowledge and expertise in vacation home and resort sales will help us accelerate our momentum and propel us to our next level of growth in the region,” commented Deb Tebbs, founder and CEO, Cascade Sotheby’s International Realty. The company now controls more than 22% of the Sisters, Oregon real estate market.

More than 200 guests celebrated the occasion, mingling to live music and toasting to future success in the community with the “Sotheby’s Slinger”, a signature cocktail created specially for the event by Cascade Street Distillery. Attendees enjoyed savory Mexican fare by Isla Rios, and delectable desserts from Sisters Bakery. Cascade Sotheby’s COO, Michael Kosmin stated, “We are extremely appreciative that the community has welcomed us so warmly, coinciding with the Sisters Fourth Friday Art Stroll, and it’s our hope that we play a role in the continued growth and development of the area.” View the Sisters office current listings.

Cascade Sotheby’s International Realty Tapped As the Exclusive Listing Agent for Grand Peaks at Sisters

The contemporary luxury neighborhood in Sisters, Oregon is being developed by Hunter Renaissance Development LLC. The agreement is part of Cascade Sotheby’s plan to grow its position and market share in the thriving new homes category in Central Oregon.
Grand Peaks at Sisters is an exclusive upscale community offering progressive home design featuring natural, sustainable materials and a number of extraordinary design options for buyers. Exceptional design and features coupled with the community’s wealth of recreational & outdoor amenities—and extraordinary views—offers buyers an ideal Central Oregon neighborhood and lifestyle.
“We were looking for a strong, cohesive and highly-experienced team that knows how to market what we think is a very distinct and special property—the Cascade Sotheby’s reputation and team rose to the top as an elite group of real estate professionals we want to work with,” said Jeanmarie Kapp, chief operating office of The Renaissance Companies and partner in Hunter Renaissance Development LLC. “The Sotheby’s brand offers the prestige and cache that we believe best represents our unique communities and homes.”
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Development and lot sales are currently underway with the first model under construction. Developers plan for first home occupancy this summer 2018. A Grand Opening of the community is being planned for this summer.
“Grand Peaks offers a unique opportunity to buy a new-construction luxury single-level home close to the lovely town of Sisters, Oregon which enables buyers to live the Central Oregon lifestyle to the fullest,” says Kimberly Gorayeb, Cascade Sotheby’s new development manager in Sisters and lead listing agent for Grand Peaks. “This development is indeed unique—the location, the amenities, the sweeping mountain views and access to all of the recreation and lifestyle advantages of the area make it an ideal community.”


Cascade Sotheby’s International Realty Taps Top Producing Farm, Ranch, Vineyard Broker in Southern Oregon

Now, the brokerage is recruiting expert talent in Southern Oregon’s emerging destination wine country: Cascade Sotheby’s welcomes the region’s top-producing rural broker, Alan DeVries, to its elite team of farm, ranch and vineyard real estate experts. DeVries, who specializes in vineyard sales and last year alone sold $22 million in properties in addition to supporting the sale of Troon Vineyard, leads Cascade Sotheby’s new farm, ranch, vineyard listings in Southern Oregon. Coventina Vineyards is Alan’s latest featured listing.

“The elite group of specialists that make up the Farm, Ranch and Vineyard Division at Cascade Sotheby’s International Realty are world renowned for their knowledge and unusual expertise on what it takes to sell these exceptional properties—I am honored to join them and lead brokerage growth in Southern Oregon,” says DeVries. “This region is ripe for the Sotheby’s level of luxury, white glove real estate service—combined with the global reach of the Sotheby’s International Realty brand, the prestigious Farm Ranch and Vineyard Division will now unite buyers and sellers around the world with the finest acreage properties in Southern Oregon.”

Cascade Sotheby’s offers expertise in all aspects of vineyard properties

The wine business is thriving in Oregon, with over 700 wineries operating today—and most independently. Local growers bring in higher average revenue per case than other regions throughout the United States, making it a great opportunity to own a vineyard in Oregon.

In 2016, Southern Oregon was named one of the best wine travel destinations in the world by Wine Enthusiast magazine, bringing long-overdue recognition to the region’s world-class wine-growing soil. Cascade Sotheby’s growing vineyard team offers expertise in all aspects of vineyard properties.

From soil analysis, an understanding of AVAs and establishing market values for farming equipment and inventory, it takes extensive and precise knowledge to sell these prodigious properties. Cascade Sotheby’s brokers are trained in all aspects and are immersed in experiential learning with the Sotheby’s International Realty family of vineyard brokers in Sonoma and Napa.

Cascade Sotheby’s introduces new Southern Oregon vineyard listings

Vineyards in Oregon are not only great for business but offer the opportunity to live in the beautiful Northwest. With gorgeous views of valleys, rivers, and mountains, owning property in Oregon wine country offers an experience that stands out among anywhere else in the United States. Cascade Sotheby’s introduces DeVries’ new listings in Southern Oregon.

“Alan DeVries brings an incredible wealth of knowledge regarding what it takes to market and sell these extraordinary rural vineyard properties in a growing region like Southern Oregon—from water rights and land use laws to soil analysis, Alan helps clients understand the intricacies inherent in this rural landscape,” says Deb Tebbs, founder and chief executive officer of Cascade Sotheby’s International Realty. “Alan is uniquely qualified to lead our growth in Southern Oregon—he’s been comprehensively trained in how to establish values for farming equipment, produce inventory, wine club membership and all aspects of these unique assets and inventories.” Please take a moment to view his webpage and current listings.


Cascade Sotheby’s International Realty taps top Central Oregon producer to lead Sisters team

Bend, OR (March 7, 2018)—Premier broker and long-time fixture in the Sisters business community, Phil Arends, today moves his influential brokerage to Cascade Sotheby’s International Realty. The former Howells Realty Group lead producer joins Cascade Sotheby’s as manager of the Sisters branch office. Arends specializes in resort and vacation home real estate at Black Butte Ranch and throughout Central Oregon with more than $25.7 million in annual production in 2017 alone.
Cascade Sotheby’s recently acquired Sisters real estate pillar Metolius Property Sales and its 11 elite brokers. With that acquisition and now the recruitment of Arends, Cascade Sotheby’s creates an even bigger presence securing more than 22% of the Sisters, Oregon real estate market.
“Phil Arends is one of the most respected and successful brokers in the Sisters and Black Butte communities—to welcome his level of talent and respect to Cascade Sotheby’s is a huge asset to our recent expansion in Sisters and the region,” says Deb Tebbs, founder and CEO, Cascade Sotheby’s International Realty. “We are building a growing footprint of listings in Central Oregon and his knowledge and expertise in vacation home and resort sales will help us accelerate our momentum and propel us to our next level of growth in the region.”
Arends has been a premier broker in Sisters, Black Butte and throughout Central Oregon for the last eight years—he leads the market there as the #1 producing sales agent with 43 extraordinary properties sold in 2017. Please take a moment to view his webpage and current listings.