NEW YORK, Feb. 14, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- On February 12th, 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.
"Our outstanding agents and teams gave impressive performances this year, solidifying Douglas Elliman's place at the top of the industry," said Herman. "We are very proud of their hard work and contributions to this company, which continue to be vital to the firm's success."
Earning the award for #1 Team by Gross Commission Income (GCI) was The Eklund-Gomes Team, led by Fredrik Eklund and John Gomes and based out of the 26 West 17th St. office. Taking home this year's #1 Individual prize based on GCI was Melanie Lazenby also based out of the 26 West 17th St. office.
Rounding out the awards for Top Teams by GCI were The Leonard Steinberg-Luxuryloft Team (#2), The De Niro Team (#3), The Hoffman-Meier Team (#4), The Ann Cutbill-Lenane Team (#5), The Daniela Kunen Team (#6), The Rubin Team (#7), The Tavivian Sporn Team (#8), The Katzen Team (#9), and The Holly Parker Team (#10).
Other Top Individuals by GCI were Frances Langbecker (#2) Marcos Cohen (#3), Jessica Levine (#4), Jennifer Kalish (#5), Sonia Stock (#6), Marie Bianco (#7), Alex Maroni (#8), Leslie Mason (#9), and Karen Connolly (#10).
The Werde/Ettelson Team, based out of the 156 Montague St. office, was named Brooklyn's Top Producer of the year. Additional Top Producer's from Brooklyn included The Peters-O'Brien Team (#2), Gabrielle Sewtz (#3), and The Scott Klein Sarah Zelermyer Diaz Team tied Alex Maroni (#4) and Christopher Sheller (#5).
The Top Individuals by GCI for South Florida were Chad Carroll (#1), Niki Higgins (#2), Pablo Alfaro (#3), Richard Goiman (#4), and Senada Adzem Bernard (#5).
Taking home the Top Individuals by GCI for Westchester were Sally Slater (#1), Ellen Schwartz (#2), Katherine 'Kitty' Schwartz (#3), Eileen McGrath (#4) , and Linda Schwarz (#5).
The prestigious Pinnacle Club Award winners, for agents and teams who made over $2 million in 2013, include The Andrew Anderson Team, The Ariel Cohen Team, The Jessica Cohen Team, The De Niro Team, The Eklund-Gomes Team, The Toni Haber Team, The Hoffman Meier Team, The Katzen Team, The Kotler Team, The Daniela Kunen Team, Melanie Lazenby, The Ann Cutbill-Lenane Team, The Holly Parker Team, The Rubin Team, The Neal Sroka Team, The Leonard Steinberg-Luxuryloft Team, The Tavivian Sporn Team, The Jacky Teplitzky Team, The Patricia Vance Team and The Walker Team.
The Pinnacle Club Award winners, for agents and teams who made over $1 million in 2013 include, The Alexander Team, The Altschuler Behringer Team, The Vickey Barron Team, The Barbara Cardozo Team, The Chang Team, Marcos Cohen, The Dana Team, The Faith Consolo Retail Team, The Werde/Ettelson Team, The Katherine Gauthier Team, The Sachiko Goodman Team, Tristan Harper, The Jordan Hoch Team, The Debra Kameros Team, Rick Kelly, Frances Langbecker, The Lense Team, Jessica Levine, Dina Lewis, Victoria Lovginsky, The Lubick Geiringer Team, The Margolis Team, The McDonough Hershkowitz Team, The Kathy Murray Team, The Peraino Team, The Peters-O'Brien Team, The Brian Phillips Team, The Leo Piraino Team, The Rosenblum Gansberg Team, The Adam Rothman Team, The Sabrina Saltiel Team, Gabriele Sewtz, The Victoria Shtainer Team, The Sukenik Team, Joan Swift, and The Zweben Team.
The award for Top Individual by number of transactions went to Alex Maroni of the 325 Court Street office and the award for Top Team by transactions went to The Hoffman-Meier Team, led by Mr. Dylan Hoffman and Mr. Brian Meier of the 26 West 17th St. office.
Other Top Individuals ranked by the number of transactions were Robert Nicoletti (#2), Jessica Levine (#3), Carolyn Cedar (#4), Barbara Brown-Allen (#5), David Glick (#6), Armanda Squadrilli(#7), Myrel Glick (#8), Rezwan Sharif (#9), and Diane Johnson (#10).
Additional Top Teams by awards transactions were The Eklund-Gomes Team (#2), The Rubin Team (#3), The Ariel Cohen Team (#4), The Ann Cutbill-Lenane Team (#5), The Tavivian Sporn Team (#6), The Peraino Team (#7), The Katzen Team (#8), The Jessica Cohen Team (#9), and The Brian Phillips Team (#10).
The Top Retail and Commercial Award by Highest GCI and by transactions went to The Dana Team. The award for Most Rental Transactions went to The Michael Kotler Team in Manhattan and Allan Gerovitz won the same distinction for Brooklyn. The DE Developments award for both highest volume and most signed contracts was presented to Kirk Rundhaug, Holly Parker, Trish Riedel and Darren Sukenik for 10 Madison Square West.
Eric Brown won the Rookie of the Year award for Manhattan, while Jonathan Mellon won the same prize for Brooklyn. Linda Rubin was recognized for her career-long contributions to the business with the Lifetime Achievement Award.
The 5th Annual Peter Kelleher Memorial Award, an honor given in memory of a beloved manager at DE who represented a determination to succeed in spite of obstacles with a positive attitude, while giving unto others, was presented to Barbara Cardozo.
Congratulations to all.
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