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The Luxury Digest by Dianna Desboyaux: The Allure of Branded Residences - A New Era of Opulent Living

Dear Connoisseurs of Luxury,



In this edition of The Luxury Digest, we delve into the fascinating world of branded residences, a trend that has taken the luxury real estate market by storm.


As highlighted in the recent Forbes Global Properties Perspectives 2023 Insights and 2024 Forecasts report, these exquisite properties, associated with iconic brands from the realms of hospitality, fashion, automotive, and gastronomy, have redefined the concept of high-end living, captivating the hearts and minds of discerning buyers and astute investors alike.


The Explosive Growth of Branded Residences


Over the past five years, the branded residence sector has witnessed an unprecedented surge in popularity.


With nearly 700 branded residences worldwide and an equal number in development, set to launch by 2030, this segment of the luxury real estate market is experiencing a remarkable 150% growth.


The allure of living in a property associated with a prestigious brand has become an irresistible proposition for those seeking the epitome of luxury and exclusivity.


The Appeal of Brand Prestige and Loyalty


What draws affluent buyers to branded residences? The answer lies in the power of brand recognition and the promise of an unparalleled lifestyle.


Brands such as Ritz-Carlton, St. Regis, Baccarat, Bulgari, Armani, and Porsche, among others, have leveraged their legacy of excellence to create residential offerings that embody the very essence of their brand ethos.


For buyers who have long admired these brands, the opportunity to live in a residence that bears their name is a testament to their success and a reflection of their discerning taste.


Moreover, the enduring loyalty that these brands inspire ensures a level of trust and confidence in the quality and service that residents can expect.


From the impeccable attention to detail in the design and finishes to the world-class amenities and bespoke experiences, branded residences offer a lifestyle that is truly unrivaled.


A Lucrative Proposition for Developers and Investors


The appeal of branded residences extends beyond the realm of luxury buyers; it has also caught the attention of savvy developers and investors.


The association with a renowned brand not only adds prestige to a project but also commands a significant premium over non-branded properties.


Industry research reveals that branded residences can fetch prices up to 30% higher than their non-branded counterparts, with the premium varying based on location – 24% in global cities, 32% in resort destinations, and a staggering 52% in emerging cities.


For developers, the brand association acts as a powerful marketing tool, accelerating sales velocity and attracting a pool of high-net-worth buyers.


The faster a project achieves pre-sales, the sooner developers can secure financing and commence construction. The substantial deposits, often around 50%, further underscore the financial viability of these projects.


Investors, too, recognize the potential for higher resale values and lucrative rental yields that branded residences offer. The brand's reputation, coupled with the exceptional quality and services, ensures a stable and appreciating asset value over time.


As we witness the rise of branded residences and their transformative impact on the luxury real estate landscape, it is evident that this trend is here to stay.


The allure of living in a residence that bears the hallmark of a prestigious brand, combined with the promise of an unparalleled lifestyle and the potential for significant financial returns, has made branded residences the ultimate aspiration for luxury buyers and a key focus for astute investors.


In the coming editions of The Luxury Digest, we will explore some of the most iconic branded residence projects across the globe, delving into their unique offerings and the brands behind them. Until then, I invite you to share your thoughts and experiences on this fascinating trend.


Yours in luxury,


Dianna Desboyaux


P.S. If you're considering investing in a branded residence or would like to learn more about the options available in your preferred location, I would be delighted to assist you in your search for the ultimate in luxurious living. Together, let us explore the world of branded residences and unlock the door to an unrivaled lifestyle.

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