Real Estate Across The Pond


Enjoy our new editorial series featuring luxury lifestyle brands. Look out for those awarded the Butterfly Mark as a sign of excellence in sustainability


If you are looking to purchase or sell a luxury property, or are simply interested in finding out more about the levels of luxury available to our stateside friends, here are a few suggestions for companies that go the extra mile, with properties and purpose…


LX Costa Rica



Customers appreciate the personal service, deep understanding of the luxury real estate market, and discreet access to Costa Rica’s finest portfolio of luxury properties.


LX Costa Rica is much more than just a real estate agency or luxury lifestyle company. They know they have a fundamental responsibility to give back to their community as a positive and productive force – both locally and globally.


Using their reach, expertise, relationships, capital and media access to create a positive impact, the LX team contributes significant resources to help local charities and organizations further the cause of sustainable development and poverty alleviation such as Kiva to combat poverty and inadequate housing in Costa Rica and Central America. LX Costa Rica also partners with microfinance institutions, namely Habitat for Humanity, to facilitate loans to individuals and good faith charities.


For these and other good works, LX Costa Rica has been awarded the Butterfly Mark, incentivizing employees to achieve social and environmental progress and ensuring the recyclability of all waste material. The Butterfly Mark offers wordless reassurance that LX Costa Rica is a brand to trust.


LX Costa Rica


Peninsula Papagayo


Peninsula Papagayo provides an exclusive collection of custom estate homesites and residences offering stunning views, privacy and tranquility.

Tucked between the Pacific Ocean and the Caribbean, this eco-rich land offers a stunning landscape of coastlines, beaches, cloud-forest havens and rainforest canopies. Celebrating over 100 years of peace and democracy, Costa Rica is a jewel of a country, not to mention one of the most environmentally sensitive. Despite its size, it sets aside 30% of land for nature conservation and wildlife.





Highland Partners



Highland Partners, Better Homes and Gardens Mason-McDuffie Real Estate is a luxury boutique residential real estate company with an international presence located in the San Francisco Bay Area.


The heritage story began with the founding of Mason-McDuffie Real Estate in 1887 and over a century later in 2009, Highland Partners was founded as a joint venture with Better Homes and Gardens Mason-McDuffie Real Estate. This new entity has ranked number one within the Better Homes and Gardens Mason-McDuffie network since its inception.


Highland Partners is dedicated to supporting their clients and the communities in which they live and do business, providing support and volunteer hours to over fifty different programs including local and international schools, hospitals and community agencies.


Highland Partners is the first ever US company to be awarded the Butterfly Mark, powered by Postitive Luxury. Their sustainable business efforts include the use of renewable energy and philanthropic work supporting a number of charities like Boys and Girls Clubs of Oakland, and Habitat for Humanity

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 Christie’s International Real Estate, USA 


Supported by their esteemed art business, Christie’s International Real Estate is a global network offering exclusive home and luxury real estate services to buyers and sellers worldwide.

Tailored for real estate priced at $1 million and above, Christie’s finely tuned suite of programs provide a world-class showcase for distinguished homes. With unprecedented global reach. Christie’s International Real Estate network receives more than 70 million online visits each year from discerning home buyers worldwide.




Feeling inspired? So are we!

Paul Comrie