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Leading real estate firm Citi Habitats is pleased to welcome Licensed Associate Broker Jennifer Rouse to the team. She will work from the brokerage’s Upper East Side office, led by Senior Managing Director, Brian Ullman.
With over a decade of real estate experience, Jennifer has specific expertise in the Astoria and Long Island City neighborhoods of Western Queens. She is the number one sales agent in the area, and is well-versed in helping both buyers and sellers alike. Jennifer also is skilled in new development marketing. She has successfully sold-out several luxury condominium buildings in Astoria, including The Adriaen (23-37 31st Road) and The Lincoln (23-33 31st Road). At The Lincoln, Jennifer achieved a closed sales price for a residence that averaged over $1,200 per sq ft – a record for the neighborhood.
Prior to joining Citi Habitats, Jennifer was a top-producing agent at Bond New York – where she built an impressive referral-based business. Before embarking on her real estate career, she worked in cosmetics and fragrance marketing – for such top brands as Estee Lauder, Sean John and Tom Ford. While she enjoyed the excitement of the beauty industry, she was drawn to real estate after going through the home-buying process first hand. Her ultimate goal is to help others successfully make the leap to homeownership – and give them the guidance and tools needed to make smart decisions about one of life’s most important investments.
“I decided to join Citi Habitats because the company’s goals and my own are aligned. I feel as though I am valued here - and bring something special to the table,” Jennifer explains. “I look forward to taking my business to the next level – and helping the firm expand their presence in the borough of Queens.”
The Corcoran Group has announced that Patrick W. Smith, a top-producing residential broker, has joined Corcoran. Pamela Liebman, Corcoran President and CEO, made the announcement.
Smith, who will be affiliated with the Corcoran Williamsburg and Madison Avenue offices, has sold more than $100 million of real estate throughout his career. A resident of Long Island City for over 10 years, Smith is a highly respected and noted expert on the Long Island City market. He is widely recognized for his self-published Long Island City market reports.
In addition to his extensive background in real estate research and analysis, Smith spent several years as an Executive Vice President for a leading real estate consultancy specializing in new development marketing and leasing. His experience also includes five years of overseeing new development condominium sales in Long Island City and Manhattan for Brown Harris Stevens Project Marketing. Prior to joining Corcoran, Smith oversaw operations for Stribling & Associates in Long Island City.
According to Pamela Liebman, “We are thrilled to welcome Patrick to Corcoran. He has a remarkable resume as a highly successful broker, and as an expert on new development and the Long Island City market. Patrick is completely in sync with this very dynamic market and provides wonderful insights for his clients, for developers and for the business media who rely upon him as a valuable market resource. We are pleased Patrick has joined Corcoran, where I know he will achieve even greater success with the resources and power of the Corcoran brand behind him.”
Smith remarked on his move, “Corcoran has been an industry leader that I have long admired and I am honored to have the opportunity to join this powerhouse brokerage. I will now have access to the extraordinary support and tools that Corcoran offers, which will help expand my business, allow me to reach an entirely new level of success, and provide my clients with world-class service.”
Tuinstra-Davis Team at Douglas Elliman has officially joined the Eklund|Gomes Team in New York City. The top-producing team will bring over $200 million in active listings and 10 agents, upping the prestigious team’s count to 49 agents total.Read More
Douglas Elliman Real Estate is pleased to announce that Jessica Peters, one of Brooklyn’s most successful residential real estate brokers, has joined The Eklund|Gomes Team. Co-founded by Fredrik Eklund and John Gomes, the prestigious team is among the highest achieving in the country. Peters will be tapped as their Executive Manager of Brooklyn Sales, leading resales and working with many of the new developments that are rapidly enhancing the borough. The Brooklyn power broker brings a wealth of experience and an impressive six, well-seasoned agents with her to The Eklund|Gomes Team including Allison Dubuisson, Justin McMahon, Daniel Fried, Jennyrose Halupka, Monica Breese and Vanessa Rodriguez, who will be serving as Peter’s operations manager.
“Our presence in Brooklyn has grown exponentially over the past few years and during this time, Jessica has made a significant and positive impression on both John and myself,” said Fredrik Eklund. “Her deep level of expertise in the Brooklyn market and her commitment to her work and clients, combined with her successful track-record and staggering sales volume, convinced us that she was the best person for the job.”
In her 12 years with Douglas Elliman Brooklyn, Peters has led sales for 71 new development projects and has achieved approximately $850 million in sales volume. When combined, Peters and The Eklund|Gomes Team are collectively responsible for over $1 billion in closed deals in Brooklyn to date.
“The Eklund|Gomes Team is an absolute powerhouse and this is an incredible opportunity for me,” said Jessica Peters. “Fredrik and John recognize the dynamism of Brooklyn and I’m honored that they have entrusted me to grow their team’s footprint here as we work with some of the most exciting real estate in New York City.”
The Eklund|Gomes Team has secured over $10 billion in closed residential sales and the sell out of over 50 new developments during their successful decade together. They are currently leading the exclusive sales for River Park, one of the largest new development projects in Brooklyn history, consisting of 7 buildings that are being strategically rolled out in three phases.
“We are so thrilled to welcome Jessica to our team and to watch our Brooklyn expansion thrive under her leadership,” said John Gomes. “She is at the top of her game in Brooklyn, with unsurpassed knowledge, experience and instincts. As our business in the borough continues to boom with both resales and new development, we couldn’t think of a stronger person to lead our team.”
With the addition of Peter’s, along with their expansion into Miami and California, The Eklund|Gomes Team brings their total agent count to 35, nearly tripling in size over the course of a year. As they continue to expand their footprint in locations where they see future growth potential, the team is also growing in number at their brand new 10,000sq.ft. flagship office in the Flatiron District, where they are currently recruiting new agents.
Matthew Slosar, a top-performing broker whose business has more than tripled in the last two years, has launched his own business following nearly ten years of success as part of one of the firm’s consistently-ranked top ten teams. Slosar, who was originally based out of the firm’s 575 Madison Avenue headquarters, will now make it’s 1995 Broadway office his new home.
“Matthew brings a deep understanding of New York City’s complex and competitive real estate market, particularly here in Manhattan, and we are thrilled to have him join our Upper West Side Office,” said John Lawrence, Elliman’s Executive Manager of Sales, 1995 Broadway and Harlem. “He meets each client with respect, discretion, and unparalleled service, and I look forward to working more closely with him as he continues his exciting career at Elliman.”
Slosar’s expertise and superior customer service have led him to successfully assist numerous high-net-worth families and A-list celebrities, as well as first-time home buyers in his rapidly-growing client base. Recently, empty-nesters and bi-coastal clients looking for pied-a-terres in Manhattan have also been seeking out his service. A testament to his success, The Real Deal named Matthew 'Broker of the Week' twice in the past year.
“After a great run as part of a successful team, I am excited to take this next step in my career and set out on my own,” said Slosar. “For the past few years my business has been steadily growing, as has my family. It feels like the right time in my life to be launching my own business and steering my own ship. As I continue my journey, I am thrilled to have found a new home at Elliman’s 1995 Broadway office and to work with the talented agents and staff there.”
Richard Phan, has decided to move from Corcoran on to Douglas Elliam where he was an integral member of the Carrie Chiang/Janet Wang Team, and was involved in some of the most prominent sales in all of New York City. Notably, Phan is acclaimed for selling Manhattan's most expensive townhouse in 2017 for $79.5 million. He will be based out of Elliman’s headquarters at 575 Madison Avenue.
“We are thrilled to have Richard join us at Elliman,” said Steven James, Douglas Elliman’s President and CEO, New York City. “His professionalism, attention to detail, absolute discretion and integrity are highly-valued by everyone who knows him. He is well respected among his customers, clients and colleagues and I’m confident that his vast knowledge, focus and drive will serve him well at Elliman.”
To date, Phan has sold over $1.1 billion in property covering all sectors of the condominium, cooperative, new development and townhouse markets. He touts an extensive client list and has experience working with top corporate executives, international investors, artists and professionals from the financial services, real estate and fashion sectors.
“After a very successful decade with my former team, the timing seemed right to take the next step in my career, and I’m so happy to embark on this new chapter at Douglas Elliman,” said Phan. “I’ve always admired Elliman’s dedication to their customers and agents, and how the firm has adapted to new technologies and grown its reach into exciting new markets.”
Originally from Hawaii, Phan also has an intimate understanding of the West Coast market. Previously, he worked at Hawaii’s largest title and escrow firm – giving him a unique perspective into the legal components of real estate. This multi-dimensional experience will make him a strong asset to Douglas Elliman.