Chris Webster

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Sotheby's International Realty
326 Grant Avenue
Santa Fe, NM 87501
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    Chris Webster

    Biography for Chris Webster

    Local Expertise. Global Connections.

    Since 1972, Chris Webster has pursued and enjoyed a professional career that has included property and business development, brokerage, appraisal and analysis, consulting, art and cultural activities, publishing, and philanthropy. Additionally, he has served as an officer and director of numerous for-profit and not-for-profit enterprises and institutions and led several important sales and exit strategies that have delivered successful outcomes for the companies involved.

    Chris launched his professional real estate and entrepreneurial career with the acquisition and redevelopment of a mixed-use commercial building and small ranch in 1972. By 1976, he had established his brokerage and consulting business, WEBSTER ESTATES, on the historic Plaza in Santa Fe, New Mexico. Chris, through his firm, subsequently became the exclusive affiliate of Leading Estates of the World and Sotheby’s International Realty in New Mexico and Mexico with offices in Santa Fe, Taos, Albuquerque, Puerto Vallarta, Los Cabos, and Mexico City. Chris was honored as the Sotheby’s International Realty affiliate of the year for 1994-1995 and served on the advisory board for 15 years, aiding the company’s growth and development nationally and internationally. As its first ever acquisition of an exclusive affiliate company worldwide, Sotheby’s Holdings acquired his Santa Fe firm in 1998. In 2015, Chris acquired Leading Estates of the World and became its CEO and publisher.

    To date, Chris has pursued and completed nine professional disciplines within residential, commercial, international, and historic property representation and brokerage, including appraisal disciplines and practices, and has been a longstanding active member of the National Association of Realtors, its state and local subsidiaries, as well as the International Real Estate Federation, the Urban Land Institute, and its Recreational Development Council. Chris is a specialist in Santa Fe and northern New Mexico estate, ranch, and commercial properties, as well as historic haciendas and coastal estates in Mexico, and distinctive residential and resort properties in Hawaii, western Europe, and elsewhere. Throughout his career, he has represented and sold numerous exclusive and extraordinary properties within The Estates Network of Leading Estates of the World and Sotheby’s International Realty.

    Chris is a graduate of The Episcopal High School in Virginia and Duke University in North Carolina. Chris and his wife, Patti, live in Santa Fe and have three children and two grandchildren. They work together with their son, Christopher III, at Sotheby’s International Realty - Santa Fe Brokerage as brokers promoting their WEBSTER ESTATES, Testimonials from past clients and colleagues speak volumes about Chris's experience, accomplishments, and integrity and may be viewed at