On Jan. 2, 2020, Ocean Sotheby’s International Realty announced that Jo Ann Cook along with her Marathon, Florida based team will now operate as Ocean Sotheby’s International Realty.

“The Marathon market in Florida is experiencing significant growth and the recent acquisition by Ocean Sotheby’s International Realty enables the company to further expand its presence in the Florida Keys,” said Philip White, chief executive officer and president for Sotheby’s International Realty. “Jo Ann Cook and her team have a long-standing, well respected relationship in the market for nine years and were recently awarded ‘Best Real Estate Office’ in the 2019 Best of Marathon awards. We are eager to welcome their team to our vast global network.”

Cook brings along 20 global real estate advisors to further expand the Ocean Sotheby’s International Realty footprint throughout the Keys.

“Sotheby’s International Realty will be able to take what I have built to the next level”, said Cook. “What an amazing opportunity for myself and agents to now have this global presence to combine with their local knowledge.”

Established in 2010, Ocean Sotheby’s International Realty will now cover the Keys from Key Largo to Key West. “Jo Ann Cook has built a terrific company and team and I’m thrilled to work with them,” said Russell Post, founding principal and managing broker of Ocean Sotheby’s International Realty. “Their professionalism, combined with the Sotheby’s International Realty brand and Jo Ann’s continued leadership, will help us provide an even greater level of service to the Marathon community.”

The Sotheby’s International Realty network has over 23,000 affiliated independent sales associates in nearly 1,000 offices in 71 countries and territories. In 2018, the brand achieved a record global sales volume of $112 billion. Ocean Sotheby’s International Realty listings are marketed on the sothebysrealty.com global website. In addition to the referral opportunities and widened exposure generated from this source, the firm’s brokers and clients will benefit from an association with the Sotheby’s auction house and worldwide Sotheby’s International Realty marketing programs. Each office is independently owned and operated.

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