Originally posted on March 4, 2021 on City Biz by Gary Pohrer
On March 4th, Douglas Elliman, one of the largest independent residential real estate brokerages in the United States, announced the winners of the 2021 Ellie Awards, which honor the firm’s top performing agents throughout the nation for 2020. Top performers from Florida, including the markets of Boca Raton, Fort Lauderdale, Miami, Miami Beach, Palm Beach, Bay Harbor Island, Jupiter, Wellington, Delray Beach, Manalapan, St. Petersburg and Coral Gables, were among the honorees this year.
Nationwide sales for Douglas Elliman in 2020 totaled $29.6 billion as the company continued its nationwide growth into new markets. The firm was responsible for 46,303 sales and rental transactions.
“While this past year was extremely challenging, our talented agents persevered. Through their hard work and dedication, our brokerage was able to surpass its 2019 sales volume despite a global pandemic,” said Howard M. Lorber, Executive Chairman, Douglas Elliman Realty, LLC. “Even though we cannot celebrate together in person as in years past, it is important for us to honor our incredibly skilled agents and present well-deserved awards for their extraordinary success.”
Douglas Elliman Florida marked a banner year in 2020, expanding into new markets including Jacksonville’s Ponte Vedra Beach, closed on numerous record breaking sales, launched several new developments and welcomed multiple top agents into the firm. Furthermore, the Florida brokerage closed just shy of $7 billion in total sales for 2020, up 32% from last year.
“Our agents showed a tremendous amount of resilience, creativity, determination, sensitivity and perseverance, triumphing over adversity which resulted in Douglas Elliman’s continued legacy of achieving record breaking deals,” said Jay Phillip Parker, CEO of Douglas Elliman Florida. “They have exceeded our expectations during such an unprecedented year and we are extremely proud and honored to be a part of their success,” added Gus Rubio, COO of Douglas Elliman Florida.
The inaugural Elliman Icon Award was presented to Fredrik Eklund, John Gomes and Julia Spillman of the Eklund | Gomes Team in honor of their 10 extraordinary years at Douglas Elliman.
The Top 10 Teams for Florida by Gross Commission Income (GCI) were led by the Alexander Team, followed by the Leavitt McIntosh Team (#2), Carmenate / Duchon (#3), The Senada Adzem Team (#4), David Siddons Group (#5), Bill and Bryan Team (#6), The Randy & Nick Team (#7), DMK Group (#8), Pablo Alfaro Group (#9) and The Bretzlaff Group (#10).
The Top 10 Agents for Florida by GCI were led by Gary Pohrer, based out of Palm Beach. He was followed by Dina Goldentayer (#2), Samantha Curry (#3), Martha Jolicoeur (#4), Maria Mendelsohn (#5), Matthias Fretz (#6), Diana Garchitorena (#7), Cyril Matz (#8), Miltiadis Kastanis (#9) and Leeor Bar-Haim (#10).
Oliver Lloyd, based out of Miami, received Florida’s Rookie of the Year award.
Dan Colangelo, based in Palm Beach, received the Lifetime Achievement award.
The prestigious Pinnacle Club Award winners, presented to Florida agents and teams who made over $1 million in 2020, included the Alexander Team, The Senada Adzem Team, Pablo Alfaro Group, The APT Team, Leeor Bar-Haim, Bill and Bryan Team, The Bretzlaff Group, Carmenate / Duchon, The Cotilla, Beresh, Gerow Luxury Team, Samantha Curry, Ann Cusa, DMK Group, Matthias Fretz, Diana Garchitorena, The Goihman Group, Dina Goldentayer, The Scott Gordon Team, Brett Harris, Niki Higgins, Martha W. Jolicoeur, Miltiadis Kastanis, Devin Kay, Leavitt McIntosh Team, Rochelle LeCavalier, Oliver Lloyd, Cyril Matz, Cara Coniglio McClure, Maria Mendelsohn, Burt Minkoff, Alison Newton, Gary Pohrer, The Randy & Nick Team, RMI Team, David Siddons Group, The Sigurdsson Team, Darin Tansey and Lisa Wilkinson.
About Douglas Elliman Real Estate
Established in 1911, Douglas Elliman Real Estate is the largest brokerage in the New York Metropolitan area and one of the largest independent residential real estate brokerages in the United States. With more than 7,000 agents, the company operates approximately 105 offices in New York City, Long Island, The Hamptons, Westchester, Connecticut, New Jersey, Florida, California, Colorado, Massachusetts and Texas. Moreover, Douglas Elliman has a strategic global alliance with London-based Knight Frank Residential for business in the worldwide luxury markets spanning 61 countries and six continents. The company also controls a portfolio of real estate services including Douglas Elliman Development Marketing, Douglas Elliman Property Management and Douglas Elliman Commercial. For more information on Douglas Elliman as well as expert commentary on emerging trends in the real estate industry, please visit elliman.com.