NEW YORK, Jan. 11, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Brown Harris Stevens is pleased to announce our continued expansion in Florida with the asset purchase of Avatar Real Estate Services, a leading residential brokerage with two offices based in Miami, Florida. The firm, now called Brown Harris Stevens Avatar LLC, will continue to be led by Vivian Dimond. In Miami, Brown Harris Stevens is now a top 5 market share firm comprised of 5 offices in prime locations.
Founded in 2002 by Vivian Dimond, and recognized as the #1 luxury brokerage firm in Miami based on units sold, Avatar's 78 licensed agents achieve the highest per agent productivity among the top 10 brokerage firms catering to the luxury market. These multi-lingual licensed agents, recognized for their tenacity, professionalism and unwavering commitment to client care, will continue to provide award-winning service from the firm's two prominent offices: 2665 South Bayshore Drive in Coconut Grove and 7500 Red Road in South Miami.
"The diverse and vibrant South Florida market has proven to be ideal for Brown Harris Stevens and we are delighted that Avatar has joined the firm. With this exciting addition, Brown Harris Stevens agents, recognized as some of the best in the industry, have broadened their reach throughout Miami, including Miami Beach, Downtown Miami, Coral Gables, Coconut Grove, Key Biscayne, South Miami and Pinecrest," stated Arthur Zeckendorf, co-owner of Brown Harris Stevens. "Avatar's agents' incredible success, knowledge of the market, and commitment to excellent service dovetails perfectly with the principles for which Brown Harris Stevens has stood for since 1873."
Avatar defined the luxury real estate market in South Florida by providing clients with the highest level of personalized services delivered by the area's most accomplished, knowledgeable, and respected real estate professionals. With world-class client care as their focus, Avatar's agents deliver service through shared values, high ethical standards, and extensive knowledge of the truly unique South Florida luxury market.
"We are pleased to join Brown Harris Stevens. The firm is internationally respected for its incredible level of customer service and the depth of the agents' industry knowledge," stated Dimond. "We look forward to leveraging the additional expertise of Brown Harris Stevens and to continue to offer an unprecedented real estate experience in the Miami area."
With a strong presence in New York City and the Hamptons and a history of record sales in Palm Beach since 1998, Brown Harris Stevens expanded to the Miami market in the summer of 2015 with acquisition of Zilbert International Realty and soon after opened a second office in Miami Beach. In 2016, Ocean Club Realty joined the firm and a second office will soon open in Key Biscayne.
About Brown Harris Stevens
Brown Harris Stevens, established in 1873, is the premier provider of residential real estate services. The company has offices throughout New York City, The Hamptons, Palm Beach and Miami. Brown Harris Stevens offers more luxury residential exclusives than any other firm and serves as the exclusive affiliate of Christie's International Real Estate, Inc., a subsidiary of Christie's International PLC, the world's oldest fine arts auctioneer in New York City, The Hamptons and Palm Beach. Visit www.BHSusa.com
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