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Management of Sotheby’s International Realty France – Monaco

The management of Sotheby's International Realty France is composed of a group of extraordinary professionals with unparalleled experience and knowledge in the field.

Alexander V. G. Kraft, LL.M., European Regional Manager & Executive Vice President

After having studied law at the universities of Goettingen (Germany), Cambridge (England), Berlin (Germany), and San Diego (USA), Alexander V. G. Kraft passed the First State Examination in Law (Juris Doctor) from the Free University of Berlin, and his Master of Laws in Comparative Law (LL.M.) from the University of San Diego Law School (California, USA). He successfully passed the New York bar exam and is a licensed attorney-and-counselor-at-law at the New York State Supreme Court.

Alexander V. G. Kraft began his career at Sotheby’s in 1997 at the Sotheby’s auction house in Beverly Hills, CA. In 1998, he joined the Sotheby’s real estate department, Sotheby's International Realty, and was appointed its European Regional Manager the same year.

In his capacity as the Sotheby's International ‘s European Regional Manager and Executive Vice President, Kraft was responsible for the establishment and management of the Sotheby's International Realty network in more than 20 countries with more than 65 offices across Europe, the Middle East, Russia and Africa. At the same time, he occupied several other executive posts within the international Sotheby's International Realty organisation (such as being the Managing Director of Sotheby's International Realty GmbH, Germany, and the CEO of Sotheby's International Realty S.A., France).

Alexander V. G. Kraft, LL.M., Chairman & CEO of Sotheby's International Realty France - Monaco

Since 2004, Kraft is the Chairman and CEO (as well as the sole shareholder) of Sotheby's International Realty France – Monaco (operated by Fortitude SARL). In addition, he still advises the global Sotheby’s auction house in real estate matters.

Being perfectly tri – lingual in German, English and French, Kraft has been a renowned commentator and real estate expert in the international media. He appears regularly on international television, has written a considerable number of articles, and is regularly quoted by the world’s leading publications and TV stations as one of the world’s leading experts for luxury real estate. He has written the best selling book "Living in Luxury - Inside the World's Most Glamorous Homes" (published by Thames & Hudson - London, New York, Hong Kong) which is widely considered one of the ultimate reference books on luxury real estate and has also appeared in German and Russian editions.