Stephanie Garbarini Named Vice President of Marketing at Douglas Elliman

Stephanie Garbarini

Stephanie Garbarini

Douglas Elliman, has announced that Stephanie Garbarini, a marketing leader and branding specialist, has been named the firm’s new Vice President of Marketing. In this role, she will b eresponsible for the strategic leadership of Elliman’s fully-integrated national marketing program, and will be the force behind brand creation, brand management and market positioning.

“We are tremendously impressed with Stephanie’s extraordinary talents and her commitment to delivering best-in-class client service,”said Scott Durkin, president and COO of the firm. “She is a powerful marketer and branding expert and her work includes the creation and implementation of many successful campaigns.  We know she will be a tremendous leader and asset to our agents.”

Garbarini’s passion for customer centricity and branded experiences began during her tenure at Chicago’s Regent property, where she was focused on reinventing sales enablement and building  brand loyalty. Her career path led her back to New York City and into the world of retail where she quickly established herself as a digital expert who embraced the power of analytics to help drive decision making across strategy and media. Her New York City tenure includes notable contributions to J. Crew, Liz Claiborne, Barneys, and most recently, the Ascena Retail Group.

“Stephanie’s focus throughout her career has been at the crossroads of fashion, real estate and hospitality,” said Howard M. Lorber, executive chairman of Douglas Elliman Realty, LLC. “This background brings a unique and strategic vision to our brand. We are very happy to have her on board at Elliman.”

“I’m so excited to be a part of the Douglas Elliman family and for the opportunity to work with this powerful global brand,” said Garbarini. “I have always had a passion for real estate, and I look forward to bringing my strengths, knowledge and relationships to the firm. There is so much creative talent here in the marketing division, and I couldn’t not be happier to take on this new challenge.”

Garbarini is an avid runner who also enjoys traveling with her family. She lives in Bronxville and the North Fork of Long Island with her husband and two sons.

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Jennifer Rouse Joins Citi Habitats

Jennifer Rouse

Jennifer Rouse

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.”

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Patrick W. Smith Joins Corcoran

Patrick W. Smith

Patrick W. Smith

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.”

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Jessica Peters Joins The Eklund|Gomes Team as Brooklyn Lead

Fredrik Eklund, Jessica Peters, and John Gomes

Fredrik Eklund, Jessica Peters, and John Gomes

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. 

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