Dara Allen Brings Elite Expertise To @Properties Christie’s International Real Estate Austin Expansion
The Dara Luxury Group, led by the distinguished Elite 25 agent Dara Allen, today announced her pivotal move to @Properties – Christie’s International Real Estate.
Allen was a strategic choice as Founding Broker Associate by Christie’s – she represents the top 0.25% of agents through Elite 25, Austin’s most prestigious network for luxury agents – with her team achieving over $300 million in sales since 2019. This strategic transition marks the beginning of @Properties’ expansion into the thriving Austin real estate market. In her new role as Executive Vice President of Strategic Growth and Founding Broker Associate, Allen joins the Chicago-based residential brokerage firm to leverage @Properties’ cutting-edge technology systems, agent-centric support, and comprehensive coaching and training programs.
With a distinguished career spanning twenty-three years, Allen’s unwavering commitment to excellence has earned her a membership in the esteemed Elite 25 for more than 15 years. Her profound knowledge of housing markets, trends, advertising strategies, schools, new construction, intricate financing, and interior design uniquely positions her as an expert in selling Austin’s most coveted areas, including Westlake, Barton Creek, Seven Oaks, Spanish Oaks, Tarrytown, and Pemberton Heights.
Bringing a distinctive “West Coast savvy” to her real estate practices, Dara previously excelled in the high-profile markets of Los Angeles’ famed “platinum triangle,” which encompass the exclusive enclaves of Bel Air, Beverly Hills, and Holmby Hills. Her illustrious clientele featured prominent figures from the entertainment industry, star athletes, and Grammy Award-winning musicians.
Romeo Manzanilla, COO and Principal at @Properties, stated, “We are absolutely thrilled to have the opportunity to collaborate with Dara. Her level of professionalism and her standing in the Austin Luxury Market are highly esteemed. We consider ourselves incredibly lucky to have her on board, contributing her exceptional influence to @Properties Christie’s International Real Estate.” Allen’s reign as a leader in Austin luxury real estate was highlighted in 2018 when she became the founding Broker Associate and Sales Manager of Compass Austin, where she successfully nurtured the office from its inception. Notably, Allen recently secured the exclusive buyer representation for the Four Seasons Amanvari and CasaBlake at Costa Palmas Los Cabos in Mexico, bringing this unparalleled opportunity to @Properties. Additionally, she currently holds the exclusive listing for an $11.975 million property in Austin known as Modern Amarra, the highest-priced offering in @Properties’ current portfolio.
This expansion of the brokerage firm is under the able ownership and operation of Jerry Mooty Jr., with backing from the Jerry Jones family, the illustrious owners of the Dallas Cowboys Football Club. Mooty, Jones’ nephew, also possesses ownership of @Properties Christie’s International Real Estate offices in Dallas and Frisco. Mooty added, “We are thrilled that Dara and her team have joined us, and we look forward to supporting them as they take their business to the next level. Our goal is to continue to add the best agents in Austin and we expect many wonderful agents to follow Dara’s lead to expand our brand and market share.”
Regarding her move to the Christie’s International Real Estate brand, Allen said, “Christie’s specializes in serving luxury clientele, and their class, elegance and chic branding align perfectly with the values of the Dara Luxury Group.”
The Dara Luxury Group comprises not only Dara Allen but also dedicated agents Todd Allen, Myles Lewis, Susan Stiles, Leslie Thompson, and Arden Pray.
Beyond her real estate achievements, Allen actively engages in the Austin community, generously devoting her time to charitable causes such as Dell Children’s Hospital and the Wounded Warrior Project – The Children of Fallen Soldiers. She and her husband, Actor/Producer Todd Allen, proudly serve as Benefactors of the Texas Ranger Foundation, underscoring their commitment to philanthropy. Dara currently serves as a US ambassador for the Global Wellness Institute, a non-profit organization dedicated to empowering wellness worldwide.
About Christie’s International Real Estate
Christie’s International Real Estate has successfully marketed high-value real estate around the world for over 30 years. Through its invitation-only Affiliate network spanning nearly 51 countries and territories, Christie’s International Real Estate offers unparalleled services to a global clientele at the luxury end of the residential property market. The company and its affiliated brokerages have recorded approximately $500 billion in real estate transactions over the last five years. For more information, please visit christiesrealestate.com.
Established in 2000, @Properties ranks 8th on the REAL Trends 500 list of the largest residential brokerage firms in the U.S. by sales volume. Over the past decade, @Properties has developed a proprietary suite of integrated technology applications called pl@tform™, which encompasses marketing, transaction management, and client relationship management systems. With more than 4,000 agents in 75 offices across 13 states, @Properties, along with its affiliated companies, Ansley Real Estate and Nest Realty, continues to redefine the real estate industry. @Properties also proudly owns Christie’s International Real Estate, the world’s premier luxury real estate brand and network, with over 100 affiliates in 51 countries and territories, in addition to Proper Title, a title insurance firm, and Proper Rate, an independent mortgage lender. For more information, visit atproperties.com.