FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
October 22, 2009
Lisa Bessone, Christie’s Great Estates +1 505 983 8733 email@example.com
Mike Elliott, PureWest Inc. + 1 866 992 6392 firstname.lastname@example.org
CHRISTIE’S GREAT ESTATES STRENGTHENS POSITION
IN MONTANA WITH ADDITION OF NEW AFFILIATE
PureWest of Bozeman, Montana, Joins
World’s Largest International Network of Luxury Real Estate Specialists
New York, New York—Christie’s Great Estates, the world’s leading luxury real estate network, has awarded
affiliate status to PureWest Inc., which will represent the Christie’s brand in the Montana communities of
Bozeman, Big Sky, Livingston, Ennis, Great Falls, Helena, and Anaconda.
Wholly owned by Christie’s, the world’s leading art business, Christie’s Great Estates is represented in more
than 40 countries. Invited to join the network already this year are affiliates in Italy, Canada, Mexico, and the
United States of America, as well as The World—the luxury liner that continually traverses the oceans of the
globe as the only residential community at sea. PureWest joins this carefully selected organization of
brokerages with proven records of success in both high-end property sales and exemplary client service.
“It is my privilege to welcome PureWest to the Christie’s Great Estates international network,” says Gregg
Antonsen, Christie’s Great Estates Senior Vice President. “Through PureWest, buyers and sellers of high-end
properties in southern Montana now have access to the combined marketing expertise and resources of
Christie’s and Christie’s Great Estates.”
“It is important to us to associate our brokerage with the clear leader in representing important properties
worldwide. This affiliation supports our ability to serve our clients in their quest to buy or sell truly inspiring
properties,” says Mike Elliott, President of PureWest. “The beauty of PureWest’s affiliation with Christie’s
Great Estates is that it is already attracting agents of the highest caliber to the brokerage,” adds Elliott.
Often referred to as, “the last best place,” southwest Montana offers myriad lifestyle activities. Residents may
choose to fly-fish on the Yellowstone River, ski the pristine powder of the Northern Rocky Mountains,
engage in wildlife watching at Yellowstone National Park, golf in perfect splendor, or lazily browse the art
galleries in the charming town of Livingston. The university town of Bozeman provides for all the necessities
and has direct flights from major U.S. cities.
ABOUT CHRISTIE’S GREAT ESTATES
Christie’s Great Estates is the largest international network of real estate companies dedicated to the sale and
marketing of luxury homes and is a subsidiary of Christie’s, the world’s leading art business. Christie’s clients
who buy and sell works of art often request real estate services. To satisfy this demand, Great Estates,
founded by Kay Coughlin in 1987, was acquired by Christie’s in 1995. Today, the Christie’s Great Estates
global network spans more than 40 countries with 900 offices and approximately 36,000 brokers. Committed
to the auction house’s two-century-old tradition of exceptional customer service and expertise in high-value
marketing, the network achieved total combined sales in excess of $128 billion.
Admittance to the Christie’s Great Estates network is offered by invitation only to those real estate
companies with proven records of success in high-value home sales and who exemplify Christie’s traditional
value of service. Once awarded affiliate status, brokers may then display the coveted Christie’s brand and use
the proprietary marketing services of Christie’s Great Estates, which has successfully marketed high-value real
estate around the globe for more than 20 years. Exceptionally skilled local real estate specialists, a client-
focused approach, and strategic global marketing to a qualified audience of proven luxury consumers are the
hallmarks of Christie’s Great Estates.
For additional information about Christie’s Great Estates, please contact Lisa Bessone, Director of
Communications, at +1 505 983 8733, or email@example.com
ABOUT PUREWEST INC.
PureWest Inc. represents the most prestigious properties in the resort town of Big Sky, the arts haven of
Livingston, and the Gallatin Valley surrounding Bozeman. With residential options ranging from ski-in/ski-
out condominiums in private communities to expansive ranches with plenty of wide-open space, PureWest
specializes in assisting their clientele in suiting their love of the Montana lifestyle and the great Rocky
Founded on the principles of providing unparalleled service, PureWest consists of the absolute best in sales
professionals, administrative tools and processes, legal support, marketing professionals, and cutting-edge
technology to assure effectiveness.
For additional information about PureWest, please contact Mike Elliott at 866 992 6392, or
See the world’s most beautiful homes at www.christiesgreatestates.com.