International Sporting Properties (“ISP”) came together to market a traditionally under-serviced corner of the land and rural estate market. Some of the finest estates and properties in the world continue to be marketed following the traditional approach: “List and wait, spend some money on a few ads and online banners hoping to catch a qualified buyer . . .”
ISP recognised the need for a process built on relationships, access to pre-qualified buyers, and an existing network connected at the very highest levels. The partners have spent many years working on the edges of this industry, creating points of access to the individuals participating in some of the largest global real estate transactions. Many of these never involve the traditional real estate model.
The ability of the principals of ISP to pick up the phone and direct-dial many of the most qualified buyers and sellers around the globe is a key differentiator allowing ISP to assist you to achieve a successful transaction. This 30,000-foot marketing program hovers over the traditional slow burn approach, by offering a private and exclusive environment…many times working in conjunction with the brokers and agents following the traditional model.
In a very short time ISP has been entrusted with a collection of the most unique lodges, farms, and estates in the world. With almost an intentional strategy of minimal traditional branding or advertising, word has moved quickly amongst the elite of land ownership.
We welcome conversations regarding your potential property sale or assisting in your search for the most unique and exciting properties globally.
ISP has offices in Luxembourg, Belgium, and the United States…covering the world.
AN ACCOMPLISHED PROFESSIONAL
Frédéric de Bonhome is a true nature-lover. He grew up—and still spends most of his time—in the Belgian countryside where hunting, fishing, and breeding are truly an art of living that he loves, shares, and cultivates with his wife and his three young children.
Because Belgium quickly became too small for him, Frédéric set out at a very young age to travel in larger, wilder lands. He studied, first agronomy and then Real Estate. After five years in a real estate office, he started and managed two real estate businesses, one brokering high-end properties and the other focused on real estate investments—all this in the space of 10 years. Though his peers admire his easygoing professionalism, with Frédéric, nothing is left to chance: That is his strength. Given his professional background, network, and interests, Frédéric’s choice to join the International Sporting Properties adventure was a more than obvious one.
THE RURAL REAL ESTATE SPECIALIST
David Light is a publisher and Co-founder of Open Fences Magazine, recognised as the premiere rural real estate magazine in North America. Large land acquisition and marketing consulting now take much of David’s time, with a focus on the international market at the highest level. Born in Southern England, David moved to the United States in 1991. By 1996, he had entered the world of publishing, where he found a niche in the Real Estate publishing market in 2000. Combined with a strong background in equestrian pursuits, fishing, and hunting, as well as an abiding love of the land, David is in a unique position that affords access to, and a singular perspective on, the rural real estate market worldwide. David splits his time between his home on the coast of Maine with his wife and two young boys and his office in Houston, Texas. EG