VESPA Properties Joins Douglas Elliman

Douglas Elliman has announced that it has acquired VESPA Properties Group, which is a highly successful real estate firm located in Cobble Hill, Brooklyn. The founders of VESPA, Pietro Costa and Denver Butson, will be joining Douglas Elliman as The Costa Team. They will continue to focus on Carroll Gardens, Boerum Park, Park Slope, and Cobble Hill.

"Pietro and Denver have deep roots, plus a terrific reputation in the community, where they both live, work and raise their families,” said Jason Fien, Executive Manager of Sales for Douglas Elliman’s Carroll Gardens office.  “With their extensive local knowledge and solid relationships, we know they will be instrumental in strengthening Elliman’s connection to the community and continuing to grow our Brooklyn brand.”

Costa and Butson are both long time residents of Cobble Hill and Carroll Gardens, they founded VESPA Properties Group in 2007. The duo are experts in all aspects of homeownership.

“We have always believed that real estate is a very local experience and that real estate professionals should know their community, root themselves in it, and help to enrich it through their practice,” said Costa. “Douglas Elliman's global intuition and international reach through their partnership with Knight Frank, paired with our experience and expertise in the Brooklyn market, will enable us to provide an even more enhanced experience for our valued clients, while still staying connected to our community.”

By Daniel Rung

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