BEVERLY HILLS, Calf., March 1, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- On February 28th, Douglas Elliman Real Estate, the fourth-largest residential real estate company nationwide, hosted the firm's world-class agents in California at its annual awards celebration – The Ellies. One of several Ellies events held around the country, the ceremony honored top performers in Los Angeles, Monterey, Orange, San Diego, and Santa Barbara Counties, as well as the tremendous growth for Douglas Elliman in the state. In 2017, the company's total sales volume in California was $4 billion, up 16 percent year-over-year. Nationwide, Douglas Elliman's total sales volume was $26.1 billion.
Douglas Elliman'sCalifornia footprint expanded in 2017 with the acquisition of Teles Properties. The brokerage also opened an office in Malibu and expanded its new development division. The top three sales of the year were priced between $24 and $25 million.
"Our exciting news in 2017 in our Western Region was the acquisition of Teles Properties, which made Douglas Elliman the second largest non-franchise brokerage firm in California," said Howard M. Lorber, chairman of Douglas Elliman Realty, LLC. "The firm now has 21 offices stretching from Coronado to Carmel. We see the results that these great agents and brokers have contributed, as we have grown tremendously in California. With the Ellies, we commend and congratulate them," added Lorber.
In Beverly Hills / El Camino, The Altman Brothers Team was named the firm's Top Team. They were followed by The Tracy Tutor Maltas Team (#2), The O'Reilly Barnao Gottainer Gershunoff Team (#3), and The Ivan Estrada Team (#4).
The award for Top Individual Agent went to Juliette Hohnen. Other winners in this category included Dena Luciano (#2), Bachir Oueida (#3), Michelle Oliver (#4), Scott Segall (#5), Gina Dickerson (#6), Connie Blankenship (#7), Natalie Elias (#8), Craig White (#9), and Troy Gregory (#10).
From Teles Legacy, The Top Ten Teams were led by The Ernie Carswell Team, and also included The Ruth Pugh Team (#2), The Alison McCormick Team (#3), The Chad Lund Team (#4), The Kristin Halton Team (#5), The Pegi Dirienzo Team (#6), The Heather Roy-Learka Bosnak Team (#7), The Rowe-Tzadik Team (#8), The Stavros Team (#9), and The Dave Werth Team (#10).
The Top Ten Individual Agents from Teles were led by Melissa Alt and also included Scott Lyle (#2), Eli Karon (#3), Andrew Karigan (#4), Marci Baron (#5), Natalie Cadoch (#6), Stacy Blair Young (#7), Elizabeth Puro (#8), Josef Szigeti (#9), and Donna Baker (#10).
Sam Shakerchi, based out of Beverly Hills, was named Top Commercial Agent in California and Cory Charlupski, also based out of Beverly Hills, took home the award for California's Rookie of the Year.
Agents who received the Team Player Award in California included the short list of agents who were the first to work at Teles Properties: Heather Roy, Learka Bosnak, David Mossler, John Iglar, Ernie Carswell, Chris Picket, Stacy Blair Young, Sarah Blanchard, Chaya Van Essen, Chad Lund and Patty Best, Melissa Alt, Ellen Conrad, Alison McCormick, Eli Karon, Karen Nation, and James Simpson.
Other Elliman employees in California who were recognized with team player awards included Farnam Shadmani and Patricia Vanegas. The lifetime achievement award was presented to Jeeb O'Reilly.
"It has been a thrilling to experience our growth in California and the Western Region," said Stephen Kotler, Douglas Elliman's Chief Executive Officer of Brokerage, Western Region. "We are very proud of our agents and teams here who have contributed to the success of our company. It is with thanks that we celebrate their achievements."
Sales volume for Douglas Elliman was $26.1 billion in 2017, an uptick from the $24.6 billion in 2016, an increase of six percent. "We've enjoyed an incredibly successful year as a firm and much is due to our wonderfully talented agents and the tremendous amount of dedication and effort they continually put forth," said Scott Durkin, Douglas Elliman's President and Chief Operating Officer. "Douglas Elliman is poised for a spectacular 2018."
About Douglas Elliman Real Estate Established in 1911, Douglas Elliman Real Estate is the largest brokerage in the New York Metropolitan area and the fourth largest residential real estate company nationwide. With more than 7,000 agents, the company operates approximately 113 offices in Manhattan, Brooklyn, Queens, New Jersey, Long Island, the Hamptons & North Fork, Westchester, Greenwich, South Florida, Boston, Colorado and California. Moreover, Douglas Elliman has a strategic global alliance with London-based Knight Frank Residential for business in the worldwide luxury markets spanning 60 countries and six continents. The company also controls a portfolio of real estate services including Douglas Elliman Development Marketing; Manhattan's largest residential property manager, Douglas Elliman Property Management with over 250 buildings; and DE Commercial. For more information on Douglas Elliman as well as expert commentary on emerging trends in the real estate industry, please visit elliman.com.