NEWS ALERT: Douglas Elliman Continues To Expand into Brooklyn

New York’s Largest Residential Brokerage Continues its Expansion with Acquisition of Brooklyn Hearth Realty; Two New Office Locations in Williamsburg and Bedford-Stuyvesant and More than 50 New Agents

Howard Lorber

Howard Lorber

Douglas Elliman continues to expand it's company’s presence in Brooklyn with the acquisition of Brooklyn Hearth Realty, a highly respected firm founded in 2004 with offices in North Slope and Ditmas Park, and the addition of new offices in Williamsburg and Bedford-Stuyvesant later this year. 

With this expansion, Douglas Elliman brings its office count to 90 nationally, adding approximately 20 percent more agents to the firm for a total of more than 300 agents in Brooklyn.

Brooklyn Hearth boasts the skillset, proven track record and marketing creativity that mirrors the work of Douglas Elliman, and we are delighted to officially welcome them to our firm
— Howard M. Lorber, Chairman of Douglas Elliman Realty, LLC

Brooklyn Hearth Realty was instrumental in the growing popularity amongst home buyers, sellers and investors in Ditmas Park, Windsor Terrace and sections of Park Slope over the past decade. All eight employees, including its three founding partners, Rebekah Carver, Jan Rosenberg and DeAnna Lenhart, will join Douglas Elliman and will continue to work from their locations at 207 Cortelyou Road in Ditmas Park and 43 Fifth Avenue in Park Slope, which will now be branded as Douglas Elliman locations.

As part of a continuing growth strategy aimed at representing and serving the needs of clients, the acquisition and expansion will add dynamic new communities to Douglas Elliman’s national network of more than 6,500 professionals across 90 offices nationwide.

Beginning in 2004, Brooklyn Hearth helped ignite the once dormant co-op market in Ditmas Park and attracted new inhabitants by putting urban research about local Brooklyn neighborhoods into action. Rosenberg, a sociologist and former professor at Long Island University in Brooklyn, started the firm after she, along with others in the community, realized the neighborhood needed more vitality and new residents.