Century 21 Appoints a franchisee for Gibraltar

Century21 is delighted to announce a new and exciting partnership with Home Coast Ltd formerly trading as Rosso International Real Estate in Gibraltar.

The world's largest estate agency will be opening new Century21offices in a prime location in Main Street, Gibraltar's main commercial area, from where HCL have established themselves for over a decade, as a market leader in property sales and rentals, property management, commercial sales, acquisitions and new developments.

To enhance their offering globally they have joined forces with the world's largest real estate brand and will operate as Century21 Gibraltar.

Gibraltar has been a British Colony since the 18th century, and is a highly sought after location on the southern most tip of Europe with border to Spain and is regarded as one of the top Finance Centres in Europe, offering very attractive tax advantages to wealthy individuals and corporate entities.

Gibraltar's financial services centre is exhibiting growth trends in a number of different areas and the Rock has also become the home address to the world's leading on line gaming companies.

Furthermore, Gibraltar has recently been classified as the 5th best location to relocate to or invest in, as it benefits from a very resilient property market, stable economy, attractive property prices, as well as year round sunshine, great beaches and attractive marinas and is regarded as a bit of Britain in the sun, with the added advantage of having southern Spain on it's doorstep!

Lesley Sharkey, Operations Director comments "This is a very exciting time for both Century21UK and Home Coast Limited, launching the Century21 brand into an overseas British territory and continuing to enhance our global presence with an established and highly respected local agent with access to our UK and global network of offices"

Douglas Villalta, Managing Director of HCL, commented that "As a result of the recent corporate restructure, we acquired the shares of the Spanish Rosso Group and did not hesitate to opt for the Century21 brand, in view of its vast global presence and experience.

It was part of our business development plan to associate ourselves with the world's most renowned estate agency brand, in view that we wanted to showcase Gibraltar via Century21's global network of offices, as Gibraltar's significant tax advantages are of great interests to high net worth individuals and corporate entities around the world, who are constantly investing in the local property market.

Gibraltar, as part of the UK, is inside the European Union for regulatory purposes, which gives it an advantage in the eyes of many fund managers and other financial institutions over Monaco, the Channel Islands and Switzerland.

Our company prides itself in our vast experience in the local property market and our reputation for constantly meeting our clients' needs. We have also been responsible for a number of high profile residential developments and commercial acquisitions in Gibraltar. As one of the few firms in Gibraltar with a RICS affiliation, we are able to offer the full range of valuations, surveys and related professional services.

Our local knowledge, combined with Century21 network of offices and its experience globally, will ensure that we are able to provide the highest of professional service to newcomers to the Rock of Gibraltar, in addition to the local community.

We are extremely pleased to have become part of the world's largest estate agency network and look forward to working alongside all overseas Century21 offices, in view that they will now be able to include the Gibraltar property market, as part of their property portfolio.

It is our aim to take the Century21 brand to the highest of levels in Gibraltar".