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Stephen Kotler

Chief Executive Officer of Brokerage, Western Region

Beverly Hills Wilshire
9470 Wilshire Blvd
Beverly Hills, CA 90212
Office: 310.595.3888

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As CEO of Brokerage for the Western Region, Stephen Kotler brings over 30 years of experience in real estate sales and management to Douglas Elliman’s California and Colorado operations. Most of those years have been devoted to Elliman, the nation’s third-largest real estate company with over 7,000 agents, 113 sales offices, and over $26 billion in annual sales.

Widely recognized in the industry for his leadership ability, market knowledge and creative expertise, Mr. Kotler helped engineer the company’s strategic expansion into Aspen and Los Angeles, and in 2017 masterminded its acquisition of Teles Properties, a move which expanded Elliman’s footprint overnight from a boutique operation in Beverly Hills into a sprawling brokerage that stretches from Carmel to Coronado comprised of 700 agents and 21 offices.

A native of New Jersey, Mr. Kotler studied at Ithaca College before joining J.I. Sopher and Company – Manhattan’s largest rental business – in 1985, where he eventually became general manager. In 1991, he joined Douglas Elliman and formed The Kotler Group, one of the first agent teams to operate out of a New York brokerage. The team consistently ranked among the firm’s Top Ten producers and went on to become the first rental-focused agent groups to earn $1 million in gross commissions. When tapped for management roles, Mr. Kotler led the company’s office at 485 Madison Avenue and ultimately served the firm as Chief Operating Officer before making the move to the West Coast.

Among his notable achievements at the firm have been his work to expand corporate relocation services to key clients like Goldman Sachs, JP Morgan, American Express, Pfizer and ING; the sale in 2005 of 40 East 66th Street to Vornado for $158 million; and the 2014 Global Alliance between Douglas Elliman and Knight Frank Residential – a business deal that established Elliman within a network of 520-plus offices and 21,500 agents worldwide, and which served to make Elliman the unparalleled go-to resource for luxury homeowners in the United States.

 

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