Rupert & Karen Irby Join the Gulf Coast International Properties Team


Gulf Coast International Properties logoNAPLES, FL - Gulf Coast International Properties (GCIP) is pleased to announce Rupert and Karen Irby have joined the company as Realtors. The husband-and-wife team has a unique skill set and specialize in the luxury Naples market. Born and raised in London, Mr. Irby has considerable financial and legal experience. Mrs. Irby has an extensive background in the Estates, Appraisals and Valuations area of Christie's auction house in London and hails from Naples.

Vicki Tracy, Chief Operating Officer at GCIP states, “The team at GCIP is thrilled to welcome the Irbys to the fold. With Rupert’s analytical mind and well-honed negotiation skills, he provides his clients with an exceptional, sophisticated service. As a Naples native, Karen is well-versed in the nuances of the city’s most beloved neighborhoods. Karen is able to combine her extensive education and passion for art with her deep-rooted knowledge of Naples, providing her real estate clients with unparalleled expertise.”

Rupert and Karen Irby

Rupert holds the distinction of Solicitor of the Senior Courts of England and Wales and has passed all three levels of the Chartered Financial Analyst designation. Karen holds a PhD in Eighteenth-Century Literature from Royal Holloway, University of London and most recently was an integral member of Christie's auction house.

Locally owned and operated, Gulf Coast International Properties is a premier real estate firm specializing in luxury real estate in Naples, Florida. The award-winning company has over 100 years of combined experience in the local market. 

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For more information, please contact:

Vicki Tracy, COO at (239) 572-3799 or