Long time Elliman executive Stephen H. Kotler, who in 2016 was named president of Brokerage Douglas Elliman, Western Region, will expand his role as chief executive officer of Brokerage Douglas Elliman, Western Region, overseeing operations throughout California and Colorado."We are proud to welcome Teles Properties and its fine team of real estate professionals to Douglas Elliman," said Mr. Kotler. "Both brokerages share the same high level commitment to advancements in technology and marketing aimed at delivering exceptional real estate experiences for clients. We are extremely impressed with Teles' innovative marketing and technology platforms and approach to agent training and development. This move greatly strengthens our presence in California and Colorado where Teles' impressive track record in the luxury home market speaks for itself." Since 2007, Teles Properties has been a prominent force in serving sellers and buyers of California and Colorado homes, ranging from oceanfront houses in Orange County to Malibu mansions to cliff side estates in Pebble Beach. With over $15 billion in cumulative sales since 2012 alone, Teles was named by Inc . Magazine as one of the fastest growing companies in America as well one of the best entrepreneurial U.S. companies by Entrepreneur Magazine .
"After a decade of growing this company to nearly 600 licensed professionals and staff, I consider this union with Douglas Elliman to be our best growth initiative yet," said Peter Loewy, who will serve as chief executive officer of brokerage for California. "We are gaining exposure in markets around the world via Elliman's global alliance with Knight Frank and elevating our strategic planning in order to optimize growth as well as agent and customer satisfaction.""There is no other company that could match the national and international reach that our agents and clients will gain from this union," said Sharran Srivatsaa, who will be named president of brokerage, Western Region. "From its new television, print and digital brand campaign, " It's Time for Elliman," to its quarterly magazine, ELLIMAN, to its social media and public relations prowess, operating under the Douglas Elliman banner will help propel our agents to new, untold levels of success."
"We are joining forces to bring the strongest global real estate experience together under one organization," said Scott Durkin, Chief Operating Officer of Douglas Elliman Real Estate. "This is an excellent acquisition for all, because, as part of Douglas Elliman, Teles agents will have more opportunities for exposure while expanding service areas and professional expertise for home buyers and sellers throughout California and Colorado. In addition, the referral opportunity for our agents grows even stronger for their clients in the multiple home market."Teles executive Peter Hernandez will stay on as President of Brokerage for California; as will Evan Ageloff who will serve as Chief Operating Officer of Brokerage, Western Region. About Douglas Elliman Real Estate Established in 1911, Douglas Elliman Real Estate is the largest brokerage in the New York Metropolitan area and the fourth largest residential real estate company nationwide. With more than 7,000 agents, the company operates approximately 110 offices in Manhattan, Brooklyn, Queens, New Jersey, Long Island, the Hamptons & North Fork, Westchester, Greenwich, South Florida, Colorado and California. 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; Manhattan's largest residential property manager, Douglas Elliman Property Management with over 250 buildings; and DE Commercial. For more information on Douglas Elliman as well as expert commentary on emerging trends in the real estate industry, please visit elliman.com.