Douglas Elliman Honors Top East End Agents at The Ellies

Hamptons Team Winners, left to right: Justin Agnello, Hara Kang, James Keogh, Enzo Morabito, Carl Benincasa, Janette Goodstein, Bonny Aarons, Howard M. Lorber, Bradlee Phillips, Jeff Ulysse, Dottie Herman, Aleksandrina Penkova and Raphael Avigdor.

Earlier this month, Douglas Elliman Real Estate celebrated the firm’s top-performing agents from around the nation at its annual awards ceremony, The Ellies — and the East End had a strong showing.

Agents from Bridgehampton, East Hampton, Hampton Bays, Montauk, Quogue, Sag Harbor, Sagaponack, Southampton and Westhampton Beach were among the honorees at this year’s event, held at Mohegan Sun in Uncasville, Connecticut.

“Our wonderfully talented agents across the nation gave a very impressive performance this year, backed by a tremendous amount of dedication and passion for their work,” Howard M. Lorber, chairman of Douglas Elliman Realty, said in a press release. “We remain committed to providing all of our agents with the best in class technology, marketing and public relations to help them reach even greater heights in 2019, and we look forward to another triumphant year.”

Nationwide sales for Douglas Elliman in 2018 totaled $28.1 billion — an 8-percent increase from 2017 — as the company continued its nationwide growth into new markets. The firm was responsible for 44,131 sales and rental transactions, and was ranked the number-three brokerage in the nation by sales volume.

“Congratulations to these agents, whose hard work has earned them this incredible distinction,” Carl Benincasa, regional vice president of Hamptons sales, said in a press release. “I’m so proud of our entire team on the East End, which continues to grow and succeed, thanks to Douglas Elliman’s deep commitment to its people. Elliman’s superior level of thought leadership and outstanding commitment to agent, administrative and organizational support has helped us to gain market share and finish another stellar year here in the Hamptons.”

In the Hamptons, the Top Individual prize based on Gross Commission Income was awarded to Erica Grossman from the Southampton office. Rounding out the top 10, in order, were David Donohue, Terry Thompson, Dawn Neway, Steven Rosmarin, Michaela Keszler, Christopher Stewart, Carol Nobbs, Priscilla Garston and Lori Barbaria.

For the ninth consecutive year, the Hamptons award for Top Team by GCI went to The Enzo Morabito Team, followed by The Atlantic Team, The Avigdor/Penkova Team, The Nigro Team and The Aarons/Goodstein Team.

The Atlantic Team, based in the East Hampton office, was named the Top Performing Team by number of transactions for the Hamptons, followed by The Enzo Morabito Team, The Avigdor/PenkovaTeam, The Porto Team and The Rima & Ryan Team. And the Top Individual prize based on transactions went to Angelica Cocha from the Hampton Bays office. Other winners included Terry Thompson, Steven Rosmarin, Dawn Neway, and Christopher Stewart and Erica Grossman, tied at fifth place.

Anne Marie Francavilla of the Hampton Bays office received the Lifetime Achievement Award for her career-long contribution to the business, and the Pinnacle Club Award winners — presented to agents and teams who made over $1 million in 2018 — included David Donohue, The Avigdor/Penkova Team, Erica Grossman, The Enzo Morabito Team and The Atlantic Team.

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