After being the victim of a cruel prank by Harlem teenagers—dropping a shopping cart off of a shopping center—Marion Hedges will be returning to her real estate post at Prudential Douglas Elliman after recovery. A co-worker at Douglas Elliman, Margarita Barrera, told the Real Deal that she will back to work as soon as her injuries permit. Read More
After hearing that real estate brokers have been suffering in the recession, we decided to call John Burger, recently named America’s top broker, to see his take on the recession’s lingering effects on the industry. Read More
Yesterday, august real estate brokerage Prudential Douglas Elliman celebrated its 100th birthday. By order of the mayor, yesterday was declared Douglas Elliman day, in honor of the broker who founded the firm at 412 Madison Avenue and is often credited with making uptown chic. Firm owners Dottie Herman, Howard Lorber, even the ghost of Elliman Read More
Philanthropist and Prudential Elliman real estate broker Marion Hedges is in critical condition after a vicious prank by two Harlem teens, the Post reports. Ms. Hedges was buying Halloween candy at Target when the pair pushed a shopping cart off a four story ledge, knocking Ms. Hedges to the ground as her young son screamed.
A doctor who happened to be passing by gave Ms. Hedges CPR for a full minute before she became responsive. Rushed to the hospital, Ms. Hedges is currently in a medically induced coma. Read More
Who’s the best broker in the land? Brown Harris Stevens’ John Burger, according to the Wall Street Journal‘s annual list of the nation’s top real estate agents. The New York based broker is a heavy hitter in the industry, selling $279,841,487 in New York property last year. Figuring that 3% commission, Mr. Burger did well for himself last year, pocketing approximately $8,395,244 before Uncle Sam.
According to his personal website, Mr. Burger splits his time between his homes on the Upper East Side and in Watermill (naturally), and is fluent in Spanish and German. And English, we presume. Read More
In a profile two years ago, The Observer wrote that Prudential Douglas Elliman agente di tutti agenti Dolly Lenz would win the firm’s top broker award in perpetuity. “Just as it’s been since Dottie Herman and Howard Lorber bought the company in 2003, and as it will be until the day onyx bathrooms and Read More
What is Frederik Eklund’s secret to landing all the bold-face clients, the Justin Timberlakes, Daniel Craigs and Jessica Albas?
The Times says it’s personality and skill:
Perhaps because of his upbringing in Sweden’s ruling class, he moves easily among other public figures. He runs with a glamorous set of Swedes, like Princess Madeleine, Read More
The Apthorp just can’t catch a break. First there was this week’s story in The Observer about the deteriorating conditions at the hulking Upper West Side rental-to-condo-to-total-mess conversion that took place over the past few years. Maybe that had something to do with today’s news that the Elliman sales team has walked out Read More