BY Michael Light / On May 25, 2023

Naturally, we spend an immense amount of time obsessing over Miami and Miami Beach and all that these communities offer, but today we wanted to take a moment and recognize that there are glamorous and enriched markets all over the globe. This sentiment was brought on as I was scrolling through the happenings this weekend in the South of France. What a weekend they are prepared for!

This is the closing weekend for the Cannes Film Festival 2023, where movie stars and film executives offer previews of their upcoming works and fashion designers flaunt their talent by dressing these stars for their premieres. While this is happening in Cannes, just an hour drive to the north (or a short helicopter ride away), the Monaco Grand Prix is preparing to race through what is Memorial Day Weekend in the United States. The global elite is congregated in this small area, which reminds us of the unique offering that Douglas Elliman is able to embrace through our partnership with Knight Frank Residential.

Douglas Elliman Knight Frank Global Connection Offices 2023

Douglas Elliman Knight Frank Global Connection Offices 2023

Each year, Knight Frank and Douglas Elliman team up to bring the annual Wealth Report, which utilizes sales figures and demographic information to report where and how the global elite are investing their wealth. This is an incredibly powerful tool both for the agents of each company but also for investors who are looking to profit from sweet spots in various markets. The 2023 Wealth Reports can be found here, free of charge.

While the reports are invaluable to all who utilize them, the partnership between the two real estate powerhouse companies goes a step further. There are a select few brokers who have been invited to be a part of the Douglas Elliman | Knight Frank Global Connection. We are proud to be in this group of brokers again for 2023.

What this means for you is that we are able to assist you in your real estate decisions across the globe, wherever Knight Frank or Douglas Elliman has a presence. If you have aspired to own a villa in Lake Como, we are a phone call away. Using our partnership with Knight Frank, we are able to pair you up with a select power broker in Lake Como who will be able to offer the same insider service that we are able to offer in South Florida.

Being a Global Connect broker also benefits our local clients. Those who list with The Light Group receive additional marketing and advertising through the Douglas Elliman | Knight Frank networks and publications, putting your property in the spotlight among the global elite. When Knight Frank brokers from abroad have a client whose interest has been piqued on the Miami area, we are among a select few local brokers who receive the phone call, particularly in the Coconut Grove and Downtown Miami/Brickell areas. It is an honor and a service that we are very proud to maintain.

If you are interested in learning about real estate markets abroad, please contact Broker Michael Light. Michael is the Senior Director of Luxury Sales at Douglas Elliman Real Estate, a member of the exclusive Sports & Entertainment Division at Douglas Elliman and a Global Agent for Knight Frank Residential. You may reach Michael directly at (786) 566-1700 or

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