Sotheby’s Tampa Scholarship Winner
This new construction home was constructed in 2022 on an 0.4-acre lot, featuring six bedrooms and 6.5 bathrooms. Jennifer Zales of Coldwell Banker Florida LLC served as its agent.
Sotheby’s has long been at the forefront of auction innovation, pioneering an evening sale auction format now common to art markets (1958), selling Jasper Johns and Andy Warhol works for over $100 million, and becoming an industry leader in technology (2000s). Additionally, Sotheby’s was among the first auction houses to hold sales in Hong Kong and Russia.
Early Life and Education
Mary Amaolo Lanata of Steamboat Springs received a scholarship to Sotheby’s Institute of Art in New York to gain insight into how the art world operates. She earned a bachelor’s degree at University of Tampa and has worked in postwar and contemporary art departments; additionally, she joined Women of Princeton Employee Resource Group where she promotes diversity initiatives at auction houses.
Sotheby’s was established on 11 March 1744 when Samuel Baker sold several hundred rare and valuable books at Exeter Exchange on the Strand from Exeter Exchange’s dispersal sale of “several Hundred Scarce and Valuable Books in All Forms of Polite Literature.” Since then, they have pioneered many market innovations including: an Evening Sale format (1958); opening offices in America (1955) and Hong Kong (1997); as well as incorporating scientific research and artificial intelligence within their operations (2015).
Sotheby’s first auction house opened for business in 1744, connecting collectors with world-class works of art ever since. Today, Sotheby’s is one of the premier full service art businesses globally with offices and salesrooms located across 40 countries spanning 80 offices.
Premier Sotheby’s International Realty professional global advisors specialize in South Tampa, Hyde Park Village and Davis Islands and strive to offer clients an elevated real estate experience. Offering local expertise as well as global reach through an effective marketing engine, these global advisors are trusted partners when buying or selling high-end single family homes.
Agents on this team include Janet Moore and Kenneth Ipox as leaders, along with top producers Amy Drake and Julie Guirguis as top producers.
Achievement and Honors
Sotheby’s Auction House was established in 1744, making them one of the world’s oldest and best-known auctioneers. Their inaugural sale – an auction dispersal of several Hundred Rare and Valuable Books across all fields of Polite Literature on 11 March 1744 at Exeter Exchange on Strand in London – occurred that same day.
Sotheby’s auction house survived World War II by turning its basement into an air-raid shelter and by drawing both private and trade buyers alike to its auctions. Peter Wilson began as an apprentice furniture department trainee but quickly rose through the ranks as chairman during postwar years; his high-profile auctions (such as Queen Elizabeth II viewing of Weinberg Collection auction in 1957) helped transform both Sotheby’s reputation and sales potential.
Sotheby’s has become a global leader in fine art, jewelry, wine and collectibles sales and valuation as well as estate, charitable and foundation advisory services. Additionally, several retail businesses including Sotheby’s Diamonds and Sotheby’s Home operate under its banner.
Mayi quickly won Hadid’s favor and was invited to dine. While her mannerisms signalled strength, Mayi’s caring nature immediately made an impressionful first impression.
Mayi is an experienced luxury broker whose formal training enables her to educate clients about investment opportunities and risks before beginning any significant financial venture. Her specialty lies in waterfront and estate properties in Tampa Bay area – she brings an unparalleled perspective to these highly desired areas. Mayi enjoys helping clients realize their lifestyle goals and dreams by finding them the ideal home.
Sotheby’s has been connecting collectors to works of art of world-class quality since 1744. Today, with 10 salesrooms worldwide and offering both BuyNow marketplace sales opportunities as well as Sotheby’s Financial Services for private sales as well as collection, artist, estate and foundation advisory services through Sotheby’s Institute of Fine Arts services – Sotheby’s has become the go-to provider in fine arts acquisition.
Sotheby’s Real Estate of Tampa Bay has built its reputation on selling luxurious homes at record-setting sales prices, closing 10.7 billion worth of sales volume last year alone.
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