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Date: Jan 11, 2016

(Westchester,NY) – Douglas Elliman Real Estate is pleased to announce thatLouise Colonna and Paul Tollefson have joined the firm as Executive Managers ofSales in Westchester. Colonna will lead the Scarsdale office, and Tollefsonwill head up the firm’s Chappaqua, Armonk andPleasantville offices.

“We’rethrilled to have established such a strong leadership team in Westchester, andfor Louise and Paul to be joining us,” said Dottie Herman, President & CEOof Douglas Elliman. “Their expertise and leadership skills will be vital as wecontinue to expand our business and reach in the region.”

“It is withgreat pleasure that I welcome Louise and Paul to our management team,” said RobertoVannucchi, Executive Vice President, Connecticut. “They each bring over 30years of valuable industry experience, and are well-respected and provenleaders.  We are proud to have managersof their caliber on our team.”

In her roleas Executive Manager of Sales of the Scarsdale office, Colonna will oversee theoffice’s 40-plus agents and day to day operations. Withover 30 years of real estate experience, including 15 years in management, Colonnapreviously served as a Branch Manager for Coldwell Banker in White Plains.

“I am so happy to take on the challenges of this excitingnew role at Douglas Elliman and to work with some of the best agents in theindustry,” said Colonna.

Tollefson will serve as the Executive Manager of Sales of theChappaqua, Armonk and Pleasantville offices and will oversee approximately 80agents. Tollefson relocated to Northern Westchester last year from SanFrancisco, where he owned and operated a luxury boutique real estate agencywhich he later sold to Coldwell Banker -- an agency which maintained thehighest sales volume per agent in San Francisco. Most recently, Mr. Tollefsonwas a sales associate at Ginnel Real Estate in Bedford.

“I am looking forward to joining the hard-working andpassionate individuals at Douglas Elliman,” said Tollefson. “Elliman is such apowerful brand and I’m happy to be a part of it.”

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