Premier Sotheby’s International Realty establishes new charitable foundation

NAPLES, Fla. - June 4, 2014 - PRLog -- Luxury residential real estate brokerage firm Premier Sotheby’s International Realty ( is ‘giving back’ to communities along Florida’s Gulf Coast and in the Carolinas through a new charitable foundation aimed at enriching the lives of children and families.

The Premier Community Foundation (

“We’re proud to officially launch The Premier Community Foundation,” said Judy Green, President and CEO, Premier Sotheby’s International Realty. “It’s our way of saying ‘thank you’ and giving back to the communities that have supported us throughout the years as we continue to grow.”

The foundation invites community groups and tax-exempt entities to apply for various forms of support depending on their need. Company-elected Regional Advisory Committees consisting of Office Foundation Advisors and chaired by an advisory chairperson, will receive requests. The company’s board of directors will review requests on a quarterly basis and select the appropriate award grants, sponsorships, donations or other forms of support to give.

“Throughout our respective histories, our company and The Lutgert Companies have made giving back to our communities a priority,” Green said. “Today, as a successful and larger organization, Premier Sotheby’s International Realty further embraces our responsibility to leave situations better than we found them. By forming The Premier Community Foundation, we have solidified the ability to leverage our knowledge and resources to ensure healthy, vibrant communities for years to come.”

Community Building

“The projects that The Premier Community Foundation selects for funding won’t always focus on raising money,” notes Green. “Some will focus on raising awareness around important causes. But in every case, foundation-funded projects will ultimately be about supporting and bolstering children and families in communities throughout our footprint,” she explains.

“The concept of The Premier Community Foundation relates directly to what we do as a company,” Green says. “We work relentlessly to help our customers achieve their real estate goals. By comparison, the foundation will help build stronger communities for children and families in our markets through the most effective use of funding dollars, because we know that home is where the heart is.”

Premier Sotheby’s International Realty expects to support numerous fundraising projects each year. Additionally, the company has invited its employees, customers and community members to support the foundation by donating via payroll deductions, discretionary contributions or in-kind support to benefit as many communities as possible.

More information about The Premier Community Foundation, including how to apply for funding, can be found at or by calling 844-PCF-GIVE (844-723-4483).

With more than 700 employees in 22 locations along Florida’s Gulf Coast and in the Carolinas, Premier Sotheby’s International Realty ranks 37th among the 500 Largest Brokers in the U.S., according to the annual Real Trends 500 survey of the top U.S. residential sellers.In 2013, the company closed more than 3,670 transactions resulting in more than $2.8 billion in sales volume. In January, President and CEO Judy Green was ranked #133 among the 200 most powerful people in residential real estate in America for 2013 in the Swanepoel Power 200 (SP200) (

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About Premier Sotheby’s International Realty

Premier Sotheby's International Realty ( is led by real estate veteran Judy Green and headquartered in Naples, Florida. The firm has more than 700 associates and employees in 22 locations along Florida’s Gulf Coast and in the Carolinas. Premier Sotheby’s International Realty is a division of The Lutgert Companies, which has operated in Southwest Florida since 1964. An affiliate of the Sotheby's International Realty® brand, which currently has more than 14,500 sales associates throughout 750 offices in 52 countries worldwide, Premier Sotheby's International Realty also benefits from an association with the storied Sotheby's auction house, established in 1744. For more information, visit

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