Sotheby’s moves into sec­ond Grant Ave. lo­ca­tion

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Sotheby’s In­ter­na­tional Realty likes his­toric houses and it just moved into one. The com­pany that has been in the circa-1860 Padre Gal­le­gos House on Wash­ing­ton Av­enue and the circa-1925 Mira Flores Build­ing (aka Judge Reed Hol­lo­man House) on Grant Av­enue for years just moved into the late-19th-cen­tury house next door, at 318 Grant. And the move ac­com­mo­dates the ap­prox­i­mately 36 bro­kers pre­vi­ously housed at 417 E. Palace Av­enue— a house that was built in the first decade of the 20th cen­tury and for many years housed the Catholic Ma­ter­nity In­sti­tute.

“We willmiss Palace, but this gives us more of a cam­pus feel­ing right next to the of­fice at 326 Grant,” said Gregg An­ton­sen, Sotheby’s qual­i­fy­ing bro­ker in Santa Fe. “It was also about reded­i­cat­ing our­selves to the down­town and the re­vi­tal­iza­tion of down­town. And the fact that I have the sup­port of Sotheby’s to do this shows that they be­lieve in the strength of the Santa Fe mar­ket.”

An­ton­sen said the move from one leased space to an­other rep­re­sents an ex­pan­sion of nearly a thou­sand square feet in of­fice space and, even more sig­nif­i­cantly, is a boon in park­ing. Be­tween the two neigh­bor­ing build­ings, the com­pany has 43 park­ing spots.

The of­fice at 326 has been known as the Grant of­fice, so they’re nick­nam­ing 318 “G2.” An­ton­sen, who su­per­vises more than 130 bro­kers at Sotheby’s Santa Fe, was in the process of re­lo­cat­ing his of­fice fromGrant to G2 in the third week of June. “We wanted this to be very con­tem­po­rary, and I like the con­trast from­ren­o­vat­ing an old home and mak­ing it look re­ally newand up to date. Up­stair­swe have de­signed what we call a ‘work café.’ Itwill be a great ed­u­ca­tion cen­ter and great for bro­ker­swho just want to come and go; some call the con­cept ‘ho­tel sta­tions.’ We can seat 18 in a class­room sit­u­a­tion, and there are two bal­conies for peo­ple to hang out on a Fri­day af­ter­noon. It’s a re­ally cool, pos­i­tive en­ergy that’s be­ing cre­ated.

“We have a lot of the newer bro­kers here, which is an­other rea­son I wanted the at­mos­phere to be up­beat and con­tem­po­rary.”— PaulWei­de­man

PHOTO BY PAUL WEI­DE­MAN

The house at 318 Grant Av­enue is the new home for Sotheby’s In­ter­na­tional Realty’s bro­ker as­so­ciates who for­merly worked out of 417 E. Palace Av­enue. The new of­fice is next door to the firm’s long­time 326 Grant lo­ca­tion.

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