Douglas Elliman President and CEO Dottie Herman and Chairman Howard Lorber hosted the firm’s NYC, South Florida and Westchester agents and employees at its annual awards celebration at Cipriani on February 12th.Lisa Simonsen and the Simonsen Team after winning the Pinnacle Award from the Ellie’s. The Prestigious Pinnacle Award is for Douglas Elliman’s highest grossing agents.Lisa Simonsen

From left to right: Matthew Hakim,  Ilya Chaus-Hyatt, Alyssa Paer, Lisa Simonsen, Gezelle Javaheri, Shashi Anand.

via The Real Deal

Douglas Elliman, New York City’s largest residential brokerage and a growing player across the country, sold $18 billion of real estate nationwide last year, representatives for the firm told The Real Deal.

The year-end sales volume, up from $14 billion in 2013, was¬†disclosed at the brokerage‚Äôs annual awards¬†ceremony ‚Äď dubbed the Ellies ‚Äď that took place Feb. 12 at Cipriani.

Led by Chairman Howard Lorber and CEO Dottie Herman, Elliman, now at 5,500 agents, has expanded into Florida and California over the past few years. Elliman’s Miami office sold $1.21 billion worth of real estate last year. And with more than 1,720 agents in New York City, it was the city’s largest brokerage last year, according to a TRD ranking based on data from Online Residential. Elliman had $3.6 billion in listings, as TRD reported, and more than 50 agents had listings priced at $10 million or more. The Hamptons office sold $136 million in listings over $10 million. Representatives for Elliman said it has added 50 agents and three managers in Brooklyn within the past year.

Meanwhile, Douglas Elliman Development Marketing put $3.9 billion worth of real estate in contract last year, sources said.


Gezelle Javaheri, Alyssa Paer and Lisa Simonsen enjoying dinner after the Ellie Awards at Ralph Lauren’s newest restaurant, The Polo Lounge.

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