LONDON, Dec. 16, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Douglas Elliman Real Estate received an Americas Highly Commended Real Estate Agency Website from the International Property Awards sponsored by Virgin Atlantic and Yamaha. Douglas Elliman competed against a number of real estate professionals throughout the United States to receive this recognition.
"We are thrilled that our website, Elliman.com, has been recognized among industry leaders across the world as one of the most innovative and dynamic web platforms. The full-service online consumer experience we have created is unparalleled and over the past year, the traffic to our site has grown exponentially," said Dottie Herman, President and CEO of Douglas Elliman Real Estate.
The Americas Property Awards are broken down into four geographical regions: Canada, the Caribbean, the United States, and Central and South America. Awards were given out for each region's most exceptional real estate agencies, lettings agencies, property consultancies, and individual real estate agents. The winners were announced as either a 'Highly Commended' or 'Five Star' winner and presented with special plaques during the awards ceremony.
The Five Star winners were placed under further examination and just one winner per category from each of the four geographical regions was named a regional winner, also known as an international nominee. The regional winners qualified to be evaluated against other regional winners from Asia Pacific, Africa, the Middle East, Europe and the UK to find the 'World's Best' for each category. With the Americas Property Awards hosted in conjunction with the International Property Awards, the Americas international nominees only had to wait until the end of the evening for the highly anticipated announcements of the International Property Awards global winners.
Stuart Shield, president of the International Property Awards, said, "It was an honour to present the Americas real estate winners with their well-deserved awards. These agents are assisting clients in making intelligent property investments, helping homeowners make a move to greener pastures, and even fulfilling many dreams of first-time home ownership."
The Americas Property Awards are part of the long established International Property Awards, the world's richest competition when measured by the value of the projects entered. The award winners' logo is recognised as a symbol of excellence throughout the global industry. The awards rank amongst the most prestigious commendations in the residential and commercial property industries. A high-calibre jury of international experts identifies the most significant building projects as well as the highest quality real estate agencies.
The judging panel consists of approximately 70 professionals in various sectors of the property industry, including Andrew Panting, Director of Operations for the British Property Federation, Peter Bolton King, Global Residential Director of the Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors (RICS); and Christian Morris, Director / Owner of architectural firm Yotomo Ltd.
To see all the 2013 Americas Property Awards winners, visit this link: http://propertyawards.net/americas-2013/
About Douglas Elliman Real Estate
Douglas Elliman Real Estate is New York's largest residential brokerage, with over 70 offices in New York City, Long Island, the Hamptons ,Westchester/Putnam, and South Florida and more than 4,000 real estate agents and a network of national and international affiliates. They are strategic partners with London-based Knight Frank LLP for residential business in all of their New York markets. Douglas Elliman ranked in the top four of all real estate companies in the nation in 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, and 2012. The company also controls a portfolio of real estate and homeowner services, including Manhattan's largest residential property manager, Douglas Elliman Property Management, as well as DE Title and DE Capital Mortgage. For more information on Douglas Elliman as well as expert commentary on emerging trends in the real estate industry, visit the Douglas Elliman site at www.elliman.com
About International Property Awards
The International Property Awards are open to residential and commercial property professionals from around the globe. Since 1994, they have celebrated the highest levels of achievement by companies operating in all sectors of the property and real estate industry. The awards are split into regions covering Africa, Asia Pacific, the Middle East, Canada, Caribbean, Central and South America, Europe, UK and USA. The highest-scoring winners from each region are automatically entered into the overall International Awards, which ultimately determine the world's finest properties and real estate professionals.
SOURCE Douglas Elliman Real Estate