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Date: Oct 13, 2016

(New York, NY) – Howard M. Lorber and Dottie Herman, Chairman and President/CEO, respectively, of Douglas Elliman Real Estate, are pleased to announce that Scott Durkin has been appointed as Chief Operating Officer (COO) of the firm. Durkin, a top-level executive and real estate expert, joined Douglas Elliman in early 2016 as Executive Vice President of Acquisitions and Growth. Douglas Elliman Real Estate is the largest brokerage in the New York Metropolitan area and the fourth largest residential real estate company nationwide.

“Expertise in real estate, integrity, dedication and leadership all make Scott an extraordinary fit for us at Elliman,” said Lorber. “I am confident that these strong qualities will benefit his new role overseeing our company’s operations.”

“Scott’s experience bridges real estate, management and business,” added Herman. “He has truly become an invaluable member of our executive team and we’re thrilled for his continued growth at our firm.”

 “I was first drawn to Elliman by its powerful global brand and immense network of top professionals,” said Durkin.  “It has been an incredible experience to work with Dottie, Howard, the entire management team, and Elliman’s absolutely stellar agents. I am so happy to step into this new position and to continue working with the best in the business.” 

Since beginning his career as a sales agent with the Corcoran Group in 1991, Durkin grew his reputation, becoming a protégé of Barbara Corcoran and working directly alongside her for many years. He was directly involved in many major milestones, including the sale of the company to NRT and the acquisition of brokerages in the Hamptons, Palm Beach and New York. During his tenure at Corcoran, Durkin also held several corporate positions including Chief Operating Officer and Senior Managing Director of the Chelsea Flatiron office, which ranked in the top 10 nationwide of all Realogy companies during the 11 years of his leadership. 

Scott is an amateur dressage rider and has three horses that keep him busy between Stone Ridge, New York and Wellington, Florida.

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