In 2014 Robin and business partner Chris Palmer acquired the underperforming UK franchise of Sotheby’s International Realty from Countrywide. Robin currently serves as Joint Chairman.
With 1,000 offices worldwide in 70 countries & territories, 23,000 sales associates and USD 114 billion in global sales volume in 2019, the Sotheby’s brand offers clients an unrivalled global reach and referral network.
In January 2023 Robin sold UK Sotheby’s International Realty to his partner and affiliate George Azar, owner of Sotheby’s Realty Dubai and the Middle East region.
Robin Paterson said, “I am delighted to have sold the business to George Azar and his team who will develop the UK brand throughout London and the UK. There are strong synergies already between the ME region and UK, but these will be enhanced by one ownership.”