FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla., Dec. 17, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Douglas Elliman Real Estate announces industry veteran Tom Bryan has joined the company as Managing Broker of Elliman's Fort Lauderdale office at 2100 North Ocean Boulevard. With over 25 years of real estate and marketing experience, Mr. Bryan has developed a powerful network of clientele while overseeing marketing operations and facilitating transactions in New York, Washington, DC, and South Florida. Previously, Mr. Bryan managed regional offices for Coldwell Banker NRT and Sotheby's International Realty.
"Tom's outstanding reputation and knowledge of the local markets makes him the ideal candidate to manage our Fort Lauderdale location," said Douglas Elliman Florida Brokerage CEO Jay Parker. "He is a brilliant negotiator, marketer and businessperson, and I am confident his expertise will elevate our level of service not only in South Florida, but across the entire Elliman network."
Mr. Bryan began his real estate career at Sotheby's International Realty in 1979, working in both New York and Washington, DC. He capped his career at the firm as manager of the Mid-Atlantic Operating Division, growing the territory from three states to nine and promoting the division to the second-most profitable nationally.
In 1998, Mr. Bryan moved to Coldwell Banker NRT where he played an integral role in both management and marketing. In 2001, Mr. Bryan ran the merger and acquisition of six companies to create Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage – Mid-Atlantic, overseeing 93 offices and 4,600 agents. He also led the marketing effort, including advertising, public relations, web administration, internet exposure, and luxury home marketing. From 2000-2012, he managed the firm's Georgetown office in Washington, DC, where he tripled the number of agents and more than doubled the number of transactions. Most recently, Mr. Bryan was a broker at Coldwell Banker NRT in Fort Lauderdale.
"Elliman's platform allows me to draw upon my marketing skills and extensive knowledge of the real estate market – both of which I'm passionate about. I am really excited to help shape the Elliman brand on a local, national, and international level," said Mr. Bryan.
Before he began his real estate career, Me. Bryan was with the World Wildlife Fund U.S. in Washington, DC as Director of Corporate Fundraising. He graduated from Georgetown University with a B.S. in Business.
About Douglas Elliman Real Estate
Douglas Elliman Real Estate is New York's largest residential brokerage, with over 70 offices in New York City, Long Island, the Hamptons, Westchester/Putnam, and South Florida and more than 4,000 real estate agents and a network of national and international affiliates. They are strategic partners with London-based Knight Frank LLP for residential business in all of their New York markets. Douglas Elliman ranked in the top four of all real estate companies in the nation in 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, and 2012. The company also controls a portfolio of real estate services, including Manhattan's largest residential property manager, Douglas Elliman Property Management, as well as DE Title and DE Capital Mortgage. For more information on Douglas Elliman as well as expert commentary on emerging trends in the real estate industry, visit the Douglas Elliman site at www.elliman.com
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