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Ivester Jackson Named Christie’s International Real Estate Affiliate of the Year

Mar 05, 2023 03:40PM ● By WNC Business

ASHEVILLE – For its unwavering commitment to luxury sales and client service, a passion for success, and incredible growth over the past 12 months, North Carolina-based Ivester Jackson has been named the Christie’s International Real Estate Affiliate of the Year. Broker-owners Lori Ivester Jackson and Reed Jackson accepted the award on behalf of the brokerage during the Christie’s International Real Estate Owners Conference in the Cayman Islands. 

Ivester Jackson has offices in Charlotte, Lake Norman, and Wilmington, as well as in Asheville under the Ivester Jackson Blackstream brand. It is one of North Carolina’s most prolific luxury real estate brokerages. Since joining the Christie’s International Real Estate network in 2013, Ivester Jackson companies have achieved a compound annualized growth rate of 30%. 

After expanding to North Carolina’s coastal market in 2022, the firm quickly became the coast’s fastest growing luxury brokerage and the first boutique brokerage to cover the entire expanse of the Tar Heel state. Ivester Jackson has placed 15 North Carolina-based luxury brokers in the prestigious Christie’s International Real Estate Masters Circle, which is limited to the network’s top agents. 

In addition, the brokerage has attained individual luxury record sales prices in Charlotte’s historic Eastover neighborhood ($5.7 million), Lake Norman’s gated Norman Estates enclave ($5.4 million), and in Balsam Mountain Preserve near Asheville ($3.9 million). This is the second time that Ivester Jackson has been awarded Affiliate of the Year, the first coming in 2017. 

Christie’s International Real Estate brand president Chris Lim said, “We’re honored to name Ivester Jackson our Affiliate of the Year, for their overall commitment to excellence in luxury sales and their incredible success over the past 12 months. They are true leaders in the network, leveraging the systems of Christie’s International Real Estate, including the pl@tform™ technology suite, to propel their growth.” 

Reed Jackson, co-founder, Ivester Jackson, added, “Christie’s is one of the world’s most iconic luxury brands, allowing our team the credibility to reach affluent buyers and sellers of fine art and property across North Carolina and around the world while delivering bespoke white glove advisory services. Representing the Christie’s International Real Estate brand, its innovative staff, and its unrivaled collection of global brokerages as its Affiliate of the Year is both a thrill and an honor for our Ivester Jackson team.” 

The Christie’s International Real Estate Affiliate of the Year is awarded to one of the network’s broker-owners, based on achievement in luxury sales and service, the growth of the firm, drive to succeed in the local and 

global marketplace under the Christie’s International Real Estate brand, and collaboration with network colleagues and the Christie’s auction house. 

About Christie’s International Real Estate 

Christie’s International Real Estate has successfully marketed high-value real estate around the world for more than 30 years. Through its invitation-only Affiliate network spanning nearly 50 countries and territories, Christie’s International Real Estate offers incomparable services to a global clientele at the luxury end of the residential property market. For more information, please visit 

About Ivester Jackson | Christie’s International Real Estate 

Founded in 2003 by Lori Ivester Jackson and headquartered in Cornelius, N.C., Ivester Jackson Properties has established itself as North Carolina’s premier luxury real estate brokerage. Through its advisory offices and more than 180 agents and staff members in Asheville, Lake Norman, Charlotte, and Wilmington, the company has consistently ranked at or near the top of the Tar Heel State’s luxury residential property market. In 2021, co-founder Reed Jackson was named to Business North Carolina Magazine’s Power 500 list, headlining the state’s most influential business leaders.