Sotheby’s International Realty Affiliate Supports AmeriCares Hurricane Sandy Relief Effort

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Company donations used directly toward relief aid.

William Pitt Sotheby’s International Realty, Litchfield Hills Sotheby’s International Realty and Julia B. Fee Sotheby’s International Realty recently participated in a donation campaign to support the Hurricane Sandy relief efforts of AmeriCares, a nonprofit humanitarian organization devoted to providing both immediate emergency response and long-term assistance programs for those in need all over the world. The company donated a total of approximately $28,000 to the Hurricane Sandy Disaster Relief Fund.

In early December, the three partner firms announced the initiative to company agents and staff, inviting them to make donations through the end of the year at http://www.americares.org/williampitt and promising to match the donations. With employees and sales professionals donating close to $14,000, the company matched that dollar amount for the approximate $28,000 total.

According to AmeriCares, the Hurricane Sandy Disaster Relief Fund has already made measurable differences in the lives of many of the victims of the storm. 98% of all donations made to the fund are used directly toward relief efforts, which include providing relief supplies, emergency medical assistance and bottled water to individuals in particularly hard-hit areas of Connecticut, New Jersey and New York City including Manhattan, Brooklyn, Queens and Staten Island.

“We are tremendously proud of everyone at our company who gave so generously to this important cause,” said Paul E. Breunich, President and Chief Executive Officer of William Pitt Sotheby’s International Realty, Litchfield Hills Sotheby’s International Realty and Julia B. Fee Sotheby’s International Realty. “We have a history of involvement with charitable organizations in our local communities. It is wonderful to be part of an office environment in which people care so deeply about giving back, and for stepping in to provide meaningful support when a crisis like Hurricane Sandy arises.”

The Sotheby’s International Realty affiliate worked with AmeriCares in the recent past, participating in a donation program in September 2012 to support the organization in its work to deliver medical and humanitarian aid to residents of Guatemala living in poverty. That initiative, named Journey to Guatemala, offered selected representatives from the company the opportunity to actually fly to the country and witness first hand how their donations make a difference in the lives of impoverished Guatemalans.

About William Pitt Sotheby’s International Realty

Founded in 1949, William Pitt Sotheby’s International Realty manages a $2.5-billion-plus portfolio with more than 1,000 sales associates in over 30 brokerages spanning Connecticut and Westchester County, New York. William Pitt Sotheby’s International Realty, combined with partner firms Julia B. Fee Sotheby’s International Realty and Litchfield Hills Sotheby’s International Realty, is now the largest Sotheby’s International Realty® affiliate globally, the third-fastest-growing real estate company nationally, and the 23rd-largest real estate company by sales volume in the United States. Julia B. Fee Sotheby’s International Realty serves the luxury home market throughout Westchester County, New York; and Litchfield Hills Sotheby’s International Realty serves the luxury home market throughout Litchfield County, Connecticut. A full-service real estate firm headquartered in Stamford, Connecticut, William Pitt Sotheby’s International Realty provides ancillary services including commercial services through its affiliation with Building and Land Technology, a second-generation development company based in Stamford, Connecticut; William Pitt Mortgage, a Wells Fargo mortgage affiliate; William Pitt Insurance Services; and an award-winning global relocation division. For more information, visit the website at http://www.williampitt.com.

Sotheby’s International Realty’s worldwide network includes more than 12,000 sales associates located in 585 offices throughout the United States and 46 other countries and territories.

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