About Kuwait Sotheby’s International Realty

Kuwait Sotheby’sInternational Realty will provide a strong emphasis on assisting Kuwait and Gulf residents to navigate investment in foreign markets along with the services of Sotheby’s International Realty

Kuwait Sotheby’s International Realty is a new kind of Sotheby’s office, an advisory service for Gulf residents specifically created to provide valuation standards for large residences & estates internationally.

The firm provides buyers of luxury real estate insight into the markets they seek to invest in and then works with local affiliates who can provide opportunities that meet these criteria.


The Story of Sotheby’s Kuwait

How it Began: Sotheby’s Kuwait developed from the working relationship between Michael Bolla and the Kuwaiti Royal family. “We had been collaborating on family properties around the world,” Said Mr. Bolla, “I’ve carried out tasks where the Al Sabah family owns properties, both making deals and solving issues. Eventually, there was a discussion within the Family, ‘Well, why don’t we have Michael just manage the properties?’ From there, things evolved naturally.”

“Completely organic,” Paula Al Sabah agrees, “We were working in Morocco, Dubai, New York, London, and Paris and ultimately needed to structure what we were doing. Spending time in Dubai, meeting people across the Gulf, we saw how others could benefit from the type of advisory and consulting services Michael Bolla provided us. We discussed purchasing the rights to Sotheby’s Kuwait and now are officially partnered in this venture.”

Our Focus

Our focus is to provide family offices and international investors with outstanding property advisory services.

We are investment counsellors for residential acquisitions, offering the same degree of detailed financial underwriting that is usually produced to evaluate commercial or multi-family assets. We also provide sellers of properties that meet our valuation standards with direct access to clients in the Gulf.

Sotheby’s International Realty® network

The Sotheby’s International Realty® network currently has nearly 24,000 affiliated independent sales associates in approximately 1,000 offices in 75 countries and territories worldwide. In addition to their other services Sotheby’s Kuwait International Realty listings are marketed on the sothebysrealty.com global website. In addition to the referral opportunities and widened exposure generated from this source, the firm’s brokers and clients will benefit from an association with Sotheby’s auction house and worldwide Sotheby’s International Realty marketing programs. Each office is independently owned and operated.