Christie’s Real Estate Shares Up 9% in New York

BELIZE (AP) The New York Times says Christie’s real-estate company, BPO Real Estate Group, reported a 9% increase in revenue in the first quarter of this year.

The company also reported that its revenue climbed to $5.9 billion from $4.6 billion the previous year.

Christie’s said in a statement it is focusing on “continuing to strengthen our position in Belize and other markets in the Americas.”

Christie’s chief executive officer, John Zuccaro, and his brother, George Zuccarra, founded the company in 1994 and bought it in 2007.

The Zuccas have since been partners.

Christie is a big-name real-ty investor in the United States.

He owns three of New York’s tallest skyscrapers, including the World Trade Center, as well as a string of other New York City properties including the New York Mets baseball team and a number of New Jersey golf courses.