Top Agents: Todd & Frances Peter

Q: Describe the Palm Beach lifestyle.
The Palm Beach lifestyle is really what you make it. The winter season sees the population in Palm Beach swell. With it comes numerous charity events where you can don a tuxedo or your favorite evening gown to support a cause close to your heart and be social. However, there are still plenty of opportunities to find recreation, relax, unwind, and enjoy this extraordinarily beautiful island. This relaxed lifestyle is especially evident during the summer months, when the party circuit has come to an end, dips in the water are essential, and reservations are unnecessary.

Q: What’s ahead for the Palm Beach market in 2020?
All signs are pointing to the Palm Beach market remaining strong. With a favorable tax environment, the stock market at a high, beautiful weather, easy flight options to anywhere in the Northeast, an amazing lifestyle, and an island with a finite amount of real estate, Palm Beach remains one of the most desirable destinations in the world.

Q: What kind of real estate is selling, and where?
The second half of the year has been highlighted by some really big transactions at the highest end of the market, and all segments of the Palm Beach market seem to be heating up as we head into season.

Q: With the Palm Beach social season in full swing, tell us about some of the “event musts.”
There are so many amazing events coming up this season, so it is hard to choose. My wife, Frances, is hosting the Contemporaries Party for the Society of the Four Arts this February with Josephine Kalisman. This party only happens once every two years, and this year will be fantastic. I am also really looking forward to the Everglades Foundation gala. It is such an important cause, and this year everyone is excited to have Pitbull as the headline entertainment.

Bears Club Estate in Jupiter, Florida; listed at $21,900,000.