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Date: Mar 15, 2017

DE Closes a Momentous Year of Growth andExpansion; Applauds Top Agents from NYC, Long Island, the Hamptons,Westchester, Connecticut, South Florida, California and Aspen

New York, NY– (March 15,2017) –   On March 9th, Douglas EllimanChairman Howard M. Lorber and President and CEO Dottie Herman hosted the firm’snationwide agents and employees at its glamorous annual awards celebration –The Ellies – held once again at the famed Radio City Music Hall in New YorkCity.  With $24.6 billion in total salesvolume nationwide in 2016, a 10% increase from 2015, the event celebrated thefirm’s growth, expansion and world-class agents from NYC, Long Island, theHamptons, Westchester, Connecticut, South Florida, California and Aspen.

2016 was a banner year for thefirm, which was again named the number one and largest residential brokerage inManhattan, and responsible for eight of the top ten biggest residential salesin New York City and 38,099 rentals and sales transactions this year. Ellimanhas held the number one position for top dollar volume in Manhattan listingssince 2013.

Elliman also dominated rentals as Manhattan’slargest rental brokerage with $6 million in rental listing inventory.Additionally, the firm was named Long Island’s top residential brokerage for totaldollar volume and number of transactions.

Douglas Elliman also made tremendousstrides in its expansion into California in 2016, and opened more offices in Florida,including the key markets of Jupiter and Bay Harbor.

“We’ve enjoyedan incredibly successful year as a firm and it is all due to our wonderfullytalented agents and the tremendous amount of dedication and effort theycontinually put forth,” said Dottie Herman, President and CEO of DouglasElliman Real Estate. “I am so proud of this company and our many achievementsin 2016 and I look forward to continued growth, strength and successes thisyear.”

Earning the award for #1 Team byGross Commission Income (GCI) in New York City was The Eklund/Gomes Team, led byFredrik Eklund and John Gomes of the 26 West 17th St. office. Taking home this year’s #1 Individual prize based on GCI was Lauren Muss of the575 Madison Avenue office. 

Rounding out theawards for Top Teams by GCI were The Holly Parker Team (#2), The De Niro Team(#3), The Darren Sukenik Team (#4), Janice Chang Team (#5), Sabrina Saltiel (#6),The Anderson-Ehrmann Team (#7), The Rubin Team (#8), Ann Cutbill Lenane (#9)and tied at number 10, The Fran Katzen Team and The Jacky Teplitzky Team.

Additional TopIndividuals by GCI were Kirk Rundhaug (#2), Joan Swift (#3), Katherine Gauthier(#4), Ryan Stenta (#5), Gail Sankarsingh (#6), Sule Haskell (#7), Marcos G. Cohen(#8), Shari Scharfer Rollins (#9), and Jessica Levine (#10).

The award forTop Team by transactions also went to The Eklund Gomes Team, and the award forTop Individual by number of transactions went to Kirk Rundhaug.

Additional TopTeams by number of transactions were The Holly Parker Team (#2), The Rubin Team(#3), The Peraino Team (#4), and The De Niro Team (#5).  Other Top Individuals ranked by the number oftransactions were Robert Nicoletti (#2), Joan Swift (#3), Bertrand Buchin (#4)and Jessica Levine (#5).

In Brooklyn, Peters-O’BrienTeam of the 490 Driggs Avenue office in Williamsburg was named Brooklyn’s TopTeam by GCI.  Additional Top Teamsincluded The Maroni Team (#2), The Scott Klein Team (#3), The Carolyn CedarTeam (#4) and The Levitt Team (#5).

Myrel Glick ofthe 156 Montague Street office was named the #1 Top Agent in Brooklyn by GCI.Other Top Individuals by GCI were Bren Salamon (#2), Rita van Straten (#3),Alex Calabretta (#4) and Martha Ellman (#5).

The Top Team inBrooklyn by transactions also went to Peters-O’Brien Team. They were followedby The Maroni Team (#2), The Scott Klein Team (#3), Golovko Team (#4), and TheMazurek Team (#5).

The TopIndividual Agent in Brooklyn by transactions was awarded to Allan Gerovitz ofthe 325 Court Street office. Rounding out the Top 5 were Diana Hermanowksi(#2), Bren Salamon (#3), Klevi Tomcini (#4) and Ruth Kessler (#5).

For Manhattan, TheTop Retail and Commercial Award by Highest GCI was awarded to Esther Paster(#1) followed by Louis Puopolo (#2) and The Dana Commercial Group (#3). The TopRetail and Commercial Award by Transactions went to The Dana Commercial Group(#1) followed by Louis Puopolo (#2) and Faith Hope Consolo (#3).

The Kotler Team,based out of the 575 Madison Avenue, was office in Manhattan, named the firm’sTop Rental Team for Manhattan, and Arthur Fenton, also based out of thatoffice, was named Manhattan’s Top Individual for Rentals. The Golovoko Team wasnamed the Top Rental Team for Brooklyn.

In Westchester& Connecticut, darning first place for Top Teams by GCI was The BerkowitzMarrone Team from the Scarsdale office. Other top teams included The Fieldstone Group (#2), The Stevens Kencel Group(#3), The Strong Oestreich Team (#4) and The Miller Goldenberg Team (#5).

Westchester& Connecticut’s Top Individual by GCI was Ellen Schwartz of the 26 PophamRoad office in Scarsdale. Other top individuals included Glorianne Mattesi(#2), Sally Slater (#3), Margaret Harrington (#4) and Jennifer Leahy (#5).

The Top 5 Teamsby Transactions in Westchester & Connecticut were led by The BerkowitzMarrone Team and also included The Malloy Group (#2), The Fieldstone Group(#3), The Stevens Kencel Group (#4), and The Herman Team (#5).

The Top 5Individuals by Transactions in Westchester & Connecticut were led byGlorianne Mattesi of the 26 Popham Road office in Scarsdale and also includedEllen Schwartz (#2), Margaret Harrington (#3), Eileen McGrath (#4) and SusanJoyce (#5).

In SouthFlorida, the Top Five Teams by GCI were The Carroll Group (#1), Eloy Carmenateand Mick Duchon (#2), Bill and Bryan Team (#3), The Sandberg Nortmann Group(#4) and The Alexander Team (#5).  TheTop Five Individuals by GCI for the region included Maria Mendelsohn (#1),Martha Jolicoeur (#2), Chris Leavitt (#3), Senada Adzem (#4) and Mariana Niro(#5).

In California,the Top Five performers by GCI were The Altman Brothers Team (#1), The JulietteHöhnen Team (#2), Ann Dashiell (#3), The Tracy Tutor Maltas Team (#4), andMarshall Peck (#5).

In Aspen, theTop Five performers by GCI were The Bass Wogan Team (#1), The Rulon Kelly Team(#2), Michael Latousek (#3), Melanie Muss (#4) and Kristin Balko (#5).

Alexandra LolaKoutoudi, based out of the 774 Broadway office, took home Elliman’s Rookie ofthe Year award for Manhattan, and Philip Carrillo of the 664 Fulton Streetoffice won for Brooklyn.

LifetimeAchievement Awards were presented to Gary Dana and Rick Dana of the DanaCommercial Group for their career-long contributions to the business.

The prestigiousPinnacle Club Award winners, presented to agents and teams who made over $1 million in 2016, include Senada Adzem,Abigail Agranat, The Alexander Team, The Altman Brothers Team, The AltschulerBartolucci Team, The Anders-Ekroth Team, The Anderson-Ehrmann Team, TheAvigdor/Peyton Team, The Azaria Team, The Andrew Azoulay Team, The Maria BabaevTeam, The Balzano Team, Vickey Barron, Behringer Raida Team, The BerkowitzMarrone Team, Bill and Bryan Team, The Noble Black Team, The Doug Bowen Team,The Brune Burrows Team, Bertrand Buchin, Eloy Carmenate & Mick Duchon, TheCaroll Group, Janice Chang Team, The Ariel Cohen Team, Marcos G. Cohen, The JessicaCohen Team, Joyce Coletti, The Faith Consolo Team, Ann Cutbill Lenane, The DanaCommercial Group, Ann Dashiell, The De Niro Team, The Didier Team, The DouglasTeam, The Robert Dvorin Team, The Eklund/Gomes Team, The Fieldstone Group, WingFong, The Eileen Foy Team, Katherine Gauthier, Ronnie Gerber, The MichaelGraves Team, Erica Grossman, The Gutermuth Copersino Team, The Hamersley Team,Sule Haskell, The Juliette Hohnen Team, The Julia Jiang & Charles HawkinsTeam, Diane Johnson, Martha Jolicoeur, Jennifer Kalish, The Kang Keogh AgnelloTeam, The Keith Kantrowitz Team, The Katzen Team, Maggie Keats, MichaelaKeszler, The Scott Klein Team, The Kotler Team, The Kramer Team, Daniela KunenTeam, Frances Langbecker, The Patty LaRocco Team, Chris Leavitt, Ronald Lense,Jessica Levine, Lina Lopes Team, The Tracy Tutor Maltas Team, Dennis Mangone,The Margolis/Espinal/Adler Team, The Maroni Team, Maria Mendelsohn, The EnzoMorabito Team, The Kathy Murray Team, Lauren Muss, Nickman/O’Neal Team, TheLuis D. Ortiz and Ronita Kalra Team, The Holly Parker Team, The Penson Team,The Peraino Team, Peters-O’Brien Team, Louise Pitlake Power Team, Tom Postilioand Mickey Conlon, The Reid Price Team, Shari Scharfer Rollins, The Rick RosaTeam, The Rothman Team, Andre Rouach Team, The Rubin Team, Kirk Rundhaug,Sabrina Saltiel Team, The Sandberg Nortmann Group, Gail Sankarsingh, TeamScarito, Seligman Team, Boris Sharapan Fabrikant, The Simonsen Team, TheSonsino McTighe Team, Kym Spiegel, The Sroka Worldwide Team, The Stanton HochTeam, Richard Steinberg Team, Ryan Stenta, The Darren Sukenik Team, Joan Swift,The Tavivian Team, The Jacky Teplitzky Team, The Velazquez/Lorber Team, TheTripodi Team, Tuinstra-Davis Team, The Patricia Vance Team, The WilliamsonTeam, and The Zweben Team.

Captioned event photos can be downloadedhere: https://www.dropbox.com/sh/nohaju5c75wx2o5/AADbrVM26z6dp8IJGc3hCB9fa?dl=0

photo credit: Zach Hilty/BFA.com

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