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Douglas Elliman celebrates $24B year with annual Ellies celebration

Douglas Elliman Chairman Howard M. Lorber and President and CEO Dottie Herman hosted the firm’s nationwide agents and employees at its glamorous annual awards celebration – The Ellies – held  at the  Radio City Music Hall in New York City.

With $24.6 billion in total sales volume nationwide in 2016, a 10 percentincrease from 2015, the event celebrated the firm’s growth, expansion and agents from NYC, Long Island, the Hamptons, Westchester, Connecticut, South Florida, California and Aspen.

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

Caption: Lauren Muss, winner of this year’s #1 Individual prize based on GCI.
Caption: Lauren Muss, winner of this year’s #1 Individual prize based on GCI.

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

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

“We’ve enjoyed an incredibly successful year as a firm and it is all due to our wonderfully talented agents and the tremendous amount of dedication and effort they continually put forth,” said Dottie Herman, President and CEO of Douglas Elliman Real Estate. “I am so proud of this company and our many achievements in 2016 and I look forward to continued growth, strength and successes this year.”

Dottie Herman, Howard Lorber
Dottie Herman, Howard Lorber

Earning the award for #1 Team by Gross Commission Income (GCI) in New York City was The Eklund/Gomes Team, led by Fredrik 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 the 575 Madison Avenue office.

Rounding out the awards 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 Top Individuals 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 for Top Team by transactions also went to The Eklund Gomes Team, and the award for Top Individual by number of transactions went to Kirk Rundhaug.

Additional Top Teams 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 of transactions were Robert Nicoletti (#2), Joan Swift (#3), Bertrand Buchin (#4) and Jessica Levine (#5).

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

Myrel Glick of the 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 in Brooklyn by transactions also went to Peters-O’Brien Team. They were followed by The Maroni Team (#2), The Scott Klein Team (#3), Golovko Team (#4), and The Mazurek Team (#5).

The Top Individual Agent in Brooklyn by transactions was awarded to Allan Gerovitz of the 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, The Top 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 Top Retail and Commercial Award by Transactions went to The Dana Commercial Group (#1) followed by Louis Puopolo (#2) and Faith Hope Consolo (#3).

Michael Latousek, Melanie Muss, Raifie Bass, Wendy Wogan, Stacey Kelly, Greg Rulon, Kristin Balko
Michael Latousek, Melanie Muss, Raifie Bass, Wendy Wogan, Stacey Kelly, Greg Rulon, Kristin Balko

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

In Westchester & Connecticut, darning first place for Top Teams by GCI was The Berkowitz Marrone 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 Popham Road office in Scarsdale. Other top individuals included Glorianne Mattesi (#2), Sally Slater (#3), Margaret Harrington (#4) and Jennifer Leahy (#5).

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

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

In South Florida, the Top Five Teams by GCI were The Carroll Group (#1), Eloy Carmenate and Mick Duchon (#2), Bill and Bryan Team (#3), The Sandberg Nortmann Group (#4) and The Alexander Team (#5).  The Top 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 Juliette Höhnen Team (#2), Ann Dashiell (#3), The Tracy Tutor Maltas Team (#4), and Marshall Peck (#5).

In Aspen, the Top 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 Lola Koutoudi, based out of the 774 Broadway office, took home Elliman’s Rookie of the Year award for Manhattan, and Philip Carrillo of the 664 Fulton Street office won for Brooklyn.

Lifetime Achievement Awards were presented to Gary Dana and Rick Dana of the Dana Commercial Group for their career-long contributions to the business.

The 2017 Douglas Elliman: Ellie AwardsThe prestigious Pinnacle 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 Altschuler Bartolucci Team, The Anders-Ekroth Team, The Anderson-Ehrmann Team, The Avigdor/Peyton Team, The Azaria Team, The Andrew Azoulay Team, The Maria Babaev Team, The Balzano Team, Vickey Barron, Behringer Raida Team, The Berkowitz Marrone Team, Bill and Bryan Team, The Noble Black Team, The Doug Bowen Team, The Brune Burrows Team, Bertrand Buchin, Eloy Carmenate & Mick Duchon, The Caroll Group, Janice Chang Team, The Ariel Cohen Team, Marcos G. Cohen, The Jessica Cohen Team, Joyce Coletti, The Faith Consolo Team, Ann Cutbill Lenane, The Dana Commercial Group, Ann Dashiell, The De Niro Team, The Didier Team, The Douglas Team, The Robert Dvorin Team, The Eklund/Gomes Team, The Fieldstone Group, Wing Fong, The Eileen Foy Team, Katherine Gauthier, Ronnie Gerber, The Michael Graves Team, Erica Grossman, The Gutermuth Copersino Team, The Hamersley Team, Sule Haskell, The Juliette Hohnen Team, The Julia Jiang & Charles Hawkins Team, Diane Johnson, Martha Jolicoeur, Jennifer Kalish, The Kang Keogh Agnello Team, The Keith Kantrowitz Team, The Katzen Team, Maggie Keats, Michaela Keszler, The Scott Klein Team, The Kotler Team, The Kramer Team, Daniela Kunen Team, 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 Enzo Morabito Team, The Kathy Murray Team, Lauren Muss, Nickman/O’Neal Team, The Luis 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 Postilio and Mickey Conlon, The Reid Price Team, Shari Scharfer Rollins, The Rick Rosa Team, The Rothman Team, Andre Rouach Team, The Rubin Team, Kirk Rundhaug, Sabrina Saltiel Team, The Sandberg Nortmann Group, Gail Sankarsingh, Team Scarito, Seligman Team, Boris Sharapan Fabrikant, The Simonsen Team, The Sonsino McTighe Team, Kym Spiegel, The Sroka Worldwide Team, The Stanton Hoch Team, Richard Steinberg Team, Ryan Stenta, The Darren Sukenik Team, Joan Swift, The Tavivian Team, The Jacky Teplitzky Team, The Velazquez/Lorber Team, The Tripodi Team, Tuinstra-Davis Team, The Patricia Vance Team, The Williamson Team, and The Zweben Team.


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Susan de Franca, Leslie Wilson
Patty Vance and Paul Bologna
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Michael Latousek, Melanie Muss, Raifie Bass, Wendy Wogan, Stacey Kelly, Greg Rulon, Kristin Balko
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Lauren Muss_Kirk Rundhaug
John Gomes_Oren Alexander_Fredrik Eklund
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Dottie Herman and Howard Lorber
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