Douglas Elliman honors tristate brokers after a chaotic year

first_img Tags From left: Erica Grossman, Michaela Keszler, Maggie Keats, Margaret Harrington and Maria Babaev (Photos courtesy Douglas Elliman)Award ceremonies may look different this year, but for agents in the tristate area, there was much to celebrate.From the Hamptons to Westchester, homes were flying off the shelves in 2020. And although Douglas Elliman held its annual Ellie Awards without a gala — even a virtual one — it still celebrated agents’ accomplishments. Nationally, the brokerage closed $29.6 billion sales — over 46,303 sales and rental transactions — in 2020.In the Hamptons, Elliman closed $2.9 billion in sales, $1.5 billion more than in the previous year. That included 3,425 sales and rentals, up from 1,992.Read moreNYC’s biggest producers, top sellers in 2020 heralded quietlyBay Street Theater buys Sag Harbor shops for new homeDouglas Elliman reports $14M profit, 50% revenue jump in quarter Full Name* Douglas Ellimanhamptons-weeklylong islandThe Hamptonstristate-weeklywestchester county Message* Share on FacebookShare on TwitterShare on LinkedinShare via Email Share via Shortlink Elliman claimed two of the region’s top five residential sales including the $50 million sale of 187 Dune Road in Bridgehampton by Erica Grossman and the $45 million sale of 26 & 32 Windmill Lane in East Hampton by Paul Brennan and Martha Gundersen. Elliman also closed on the East End’s biggest commercial deal of 2020, with Enzo Morabito and Adam Rothman handling the sale of the Water Street Shops in Sag Harbor.The top individual prize based on gross commission income was awarded to Michaela Keszler from the Southampton office, and the award for top team by GCI went to the Atlantic Team of the East Hampton office, led by Justin Agnello, Hara Kang and James Keogh.Justin Agnello, James Keogh and Hara Kang“Undoubtedly, we navigated uncharted waters in 2020 and experienced a market that we’ve never before seen in the Hamptons,” Todd Bourgard, Douglas Elliman’s senior executive regional manager of sales for the Hamptons, said in a statement.In the broader Long Island region, excluding the Hamptons, the brokerage sold 7,896 units amounting to $5.3 billion in sales.Taking home the top individual prize based on GCI for Long Island was Maggie Keats from the Port Washington office, while the award for top team by GCI went to the Maria Babaev Team from the Roslyn office.In Westchester, the firm was involved in two of the top three residential sales in Bedford, as well as the highest sale in Putnam County in the past five years with 15 Kings Dock Road.Margaret Harrington, who had the 15 Kings Dock Road transaction, was Elliman’s top agent by GCI in Westchester. In Westchester, the top team was the Strong Oestreich Elwell Team, while in Connecticut it was the Jennifer Leahy Team.The Strong Oestreich Elwell TeamThe Katonah office grew 35 percent in sales volume year-over-year while the Armonk office grew 72 percent in sales volume year-over-year. In Connecticut, Douglas Elliman’s Greenwich office closed deals on a record $282 million in real estate in 2020, a 34 percent increase in sales volume from 2019.“I am blown away by the talent we have across Westchester and Connecticut,” Michael Fitzgibbon, executive manager of sales for Douglas Elliman’s Westchester and Connecticut Divisions, said in a statement.Contact Sasha Jones Email Address* Share via Shortlinklast_img read more

Electric Forest Reveals 95+ Lineup Additions

first_imgElectric Forest recently revealed their 2017 lineup, bringing their eclectic blend of live and electronic-based music for two exciting weekends in the summer. Today, the festival has revealed over 95 additions! The Rothbury, Michigan music festival is undoubtedly one of the best in the world, and their complete lineup proves one of the reasons why.Both weekends will feature sets from The Revivalists, Snakehips, Haywyre, EOTO, DJ EZ, StéLouse, Tom Misch (DJ Set) and Bluegrass Generals featuring Chris Pandolfi, Andy Hall, Bill Nershi & Keith Moseley, and more!The first weekend (June 22-25) has added performances from Tycho, Breaking Biscuits (Break Science with members of the Disco Biscuits), Maya Jane Coles, ANDY C, Crizzly, and Kamasi Washington. GA tickets are sold out for weekend 1.The second weekend (June 29-July 4) will see newly-added performances from Conspirator, Nahko and Medicine for the People, Black Tiger Sex Machine, Break Science, Delta Heavy, Dr. Fresch, Oddisee & Good Company, Preservation Hall Jazz Band, and River Tiber. Both GA and VIP options are still available for the Second Weekend!See below for full lineups:last_img read more

AgrAbility Farm

first_imgFarmers with physical disabilities are often a little too self-reliant to ask for help or don’t know where to find it. But help is out there. Soon, they’ll have an entire farm dedicated to equipment and training especially designed to help them farm more comfortably.The groundbreaking for the AgrAbility Farm took place Nov. 18 at the UGA College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences campus in Tifton, Ga.Once complete, it will be open to the public and available for school groups to visit and for health care and rehabilitation professionals to attend trainings targeted to help disabled agricultural workers. The farm will be virtually available for people to see and interact with on-line, too.“The goal for this farm is for it to become a place where farmers with disabilities can come, scheduled or unscheduled, to try equipment or tools that may be of interest to them or that they may not even know about to improve their ability to farm,” said Glen Rains, Georgia’s AgrAbility director.“It will be unlike any other facility of its kind. From a lift that can aid someone in a wheelchair to get in the tractor, to hand controls that can operate an all-terrain vehicle, there will be a wide variety of displays for people to see,” said Becky Brightwell, AgrAbility program manager in Georgia.Farming is a dangerous occupation. According to the Department of Labor, in Georgia, it is estimated that as many as 35,000 individuals living in an agricultural household have a disability.AgrAbility is a national, free program funded by the U.S. Department of Agriculture. It is charged to promote independence for members of the agricultural community who have disabilities. In Georgia, UGA Cooperative Extension and the Institute on Human Development and Disability in the UGA College of Family and Consumer Sciences jointly manage the program.”We’d like for farming to stay a vocation for people as much as possible,” Rains said. “This program is one way of keeping farmers farming who don’t want to be rehabilitated into another job. We want to help them do it.”The program is a service that can link someone in Georgia to a chain of Cooperative Extension educators, disability experts, rural living professionals and volunteers across the state and the country, he said.Anyone who works or wants to work in agriculture and has a physical, cognitive or illness-related disability is eligible. This includes many things like amputations, arthritis, cancer, heart problems, diabetes or mental illness.To learn more about AgrAbility and the farm, visit the Web site www.farmagain.com.last_img read more

Tee off within minutes from this Clontarf home

first_imgThe home at 35 Bradley Rd, Clontarf.This modern house comes with dedicated space for the golf buggy and direct golf course access.Jeannie and Colin Gower have owned the property for about 18 years and built their dream home on the block 10 years ago. “We bulldozed the old worker’s cottage and built the house of our dreams,” Mr Gower said. “We went through three sets of plans before we got it right. We were over the moon with the finished product. The kitchen at 35 Bradley Rd, Clontarf. Picture: supplied“We thought this would be our forever home so we put the best of everything in it.”Mr Gower said he loved the house so much he couldn’t pick a favourite space but he did particularly like that nearly every room had a view of the swimming pool or Redcliffe Golf Course. “We’ve been members of the golf club for over 30 years,” he said. “We absolutely bought the block for its location. It’s in a great spot overlooking a pond, between the third and eighth tee, so we don’t have people teeing off at our back door.”The house is set over two levels with an open-plan living, dining and kitchen area on the ground floor opening to a patio over-looking the golf course. The formal living and dining space opens to the poolside courtyard. More from newsParks and wildlife the new lust-haves post coronavirus11 hours agoNoosa’s best beachfront penthouse is about to hit the market11 hours agoThe pool area at 35 Bradley Rd, Clontarf. Picture: supplied.There is also a laundry, powder room, bathroom and guest room on this level, along with a double-car garage at the front and a golf buggy garage at the back. “I can drive straight out on to the golf course and the club house is a two-minute buggy ride away,” Mr Gower said. Upstairs, the spacious master bedroom has a walk-in wardrobe, ensuite and a private balcony. The two remaining bedrooms have built-in wardrobes and there is a family bathroom. The Gowers are selling to make a sea or tree change.last_img read more

Cricket News Bangladesh Vs Afghanistan: Afghans Thrash Bangladesh To Secure 224 Runs Win

first_img For all the Latest Sports News News, Cricket News News, Download News Nation Android and iOS Mobile Apps. New Delhi: Rashid Khan claimed 6-49 and completed his maiden 10-wicket haul in Test cricket as Afghanistan overcame rain and fading light to crush Bangladesh by 224 runs in the one-off Test in Chittagong on Monday.In only his country’s third Test match, Rashid took three of the last four wickets to finish with a match haul of 11 wickets, helping Afghanistan bowl out Bangladesh for 173 runs in the second innings.With four wickets in hand, the hosts were given 18.3 overs to survive after play resumed in the final session following a rain break but they succumbed with three overs to spare.Brief scores: Afghanistan first innings 342 all out (Rahmat Shah 102, Asghar Afghan 92, Rashid Khan 51; Taijul Islam 4-116) and 260 all out (Ibrahim Zadran 87, Asghar Afgan 50; Shakib Al Hasan 3-58) vs Bangladesh first innings 205 (Mominul Haque 52; Rashid Khan 5-55, Mohammad Nabi 3-56) and 173 in 61.2 overs (Rashid Khan 6-49, Zahir Khan 3-59)(With Inputs From  PTI) last_img read more