Douglas Elliman Honors Top Agents in Boston at The Ellies – The Firm’s Annual Awards Show


Brokerage Earns One of the Top 5 Sales in Back Bay in 2019 with 276 Newbury Street

Douglas Elliman 2019 Total Sales Volume Tops $28.7 Billion in Closed Sales

On March 3rd, Douglas Elliman, the second largest independent residential real estate brokerage in the United States by sales volume, celebrated the firm’s world-class agents from around the nation at its annual awards ceremony – The Ellies. Top performers from Boston were among the honorees at this year’s event held at the Mohegan Sun in Uncasville, CT.

Nationwide sales for Douglas Elliman in 2019 totaled $28.7 billion as the company continued its nationwide growth into new markets. The firm was responsible for 44,726 sales and rental transactions, and was ranked the number two brokerage in the nation by sales volume.

“Every year, our skilled and talented agents prove their status and reputation as best in class, and 2019 was no exception. We are thrilled to celebrate the extraordinary results of their hard work at the 2020 Ellies,” said Howard M. Lorber, Executive Chairman, Douglas Elliman Realty, LLC. “As always, Elliman remains committed to providing our agents with the best technological and marketing resources to help them excel, and we know that they will continue this unbridled success in 2020 and beyond.”

The firm earned one of the top five sales in Back Bay for the year, with 276 Newbury Street selling for $25 million, and the number one highest sale in Brookline with 37 Sears Road selling for $11,275,000. The firm had both of the top two sales at Millennium Tower, as well as the third highest single-family home sale in Beacon Hill ($5,750,000) and the third highest condo sale at 50 Liberty ($3,250,000). The Live in Luxury Team, The Sarkis Team and The David Green Group were all listed in the top 100 sales teams for Boston in 2019.

“This has been another great year for Douglas Elliman in the city of Boston, and the outstanding sales numbers and top rankings our agents have achieved speak for themselves,” said Scott Elwell, Regional Vice President of Sales, Westchester and New England for Douglas Elliman. “It is a pleasure to congratulate and thank our teammates for all of their hard work. We look forward to bringing the same high-energy and high-level success as we reach new heights in 2020.”

In Boston, the Top Team based on both Gross Commission Income (GCI) and Transactions was The Sarkis Team. They were followed by the Live in Luxury Team (#2) and The David Green Group (#3) by GCI.

Boston’s Top Individual by GCI was Elaine Dolley. Other top individuals included Myrna Rothman (#2), Lynne Zekis (#3), Mario Massimino (#4) and Ruth Ann Gordon-Bowers (#5).

The Top Individuals by Transactions in Boston were led by Karen Colombosian. She was followed by Ruth Ann Gordon-Bowers (#2), Myrna Rothman (#3), Lynne Zekis (#4), Stephen Kraunelis and DJ Gendreau (tied for #5).

Peter Giannikopoulos received Elliman’s Rookie of the Year award for Boston.

The prestigious Pinnacle Club Award winners, presented to Boston agents and teams who made over $1 million in 2019, included The David Green Group, the Live in Luxury Team and The Sarkis Team.

About Douglas Elliman Real Estate

Established in 1911, Douglas Elliman Real Estate is the largest brokerage in the New York Metropolitan area and the second largest independent residential real estate brokerage in the United States by sales volume. With more than 7,000 agents, the company operates approximately 120 offices in New York City, Long Island, The Hamptons, Westchester, Connecticut, New Jersey, Florida, California, Colorado, Massachusetts and Texas. Moreover, Douglas Elliman has a strategic global alliance with London-based Knight Frank Residential for business in the worldwide luxury markets spanning 60 countries and six continents. The company also controls a portfolio of real estate services including Douglas Elliman Development Marketing, Douglas Elliman Property Management and Douglas Elliman Commercial. For more information on Douglas Elliman as well as expert commentary on emerging trends in the real estate industry, please visit

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