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Corcoran Toasts Top Achievers

Published: 2/22/2012Source: Real Estate Weekly

The Corcoran Group, New York’s largest residential real estate firm, hosted its annual awards ceremony Tuesday, February 7, 2012.

More than 800 Corcoran agents and employees attended the ceremony which was followed by a festive cocktail reception held at 230 Fifth Avenue.

Prior to announcing the award winners, Corcoran president and CEO, Pamela Liebman, thanked the Corcoran agents and employees for another great year, citing multiple successes in 2011, including “the most exclusives and highest sales volume in Manhattan; the most exclusives priced over $4M; twice the number of exclusives of any other firm in Brooklyn; #1 real estate website in New York and for the fourth year in a row, the most agents in The Wall Street Journal’s ‘Top 1000’ rankings.”

Joining Liebman in presenting the awards was executive vice president and director of sales, Tresa Hall.

Carrie Chiang/Janet Wang were named 2011 Top Grossing Agents of the Year for sales in excess of $300,000,000.

Leighton Candler won Manhattan Sales Person of the Year and Corcoran’s Deal of the Year. Deborah Rieders won Brooklyn Sales Person of the Year, and Frank Castelluccio and Aaron Lemma were named Brooklyn Team of the Year. Jing Chen was named Manhattan Rookie of the Year, and Paul Murphy was named Brooklyn Rookie of the Year.

Total list of Corcoran 2011 Awards:

Corcoran Deal of the Year: Leighton Candler

Top Grossing Agents of the Year: Carrie Chiang/Janet Wang

Manhattan Salesperson of the Year: Leighton Candler

Manhattan Rookie of the Year: Jing Chen

Manhattan Rental Person of the Year: Dennis Hughes

Brooklyn Team of the Year: Frank Castelluccio and Aaron Lemma

Sales Team of the Year: The Rushmore Team


Carnegie Hill Salesperson of the Year: Beth Benalloul

Chelsea Salesperson of the Year: Matthew Mackay

Chelsea Team of the Year: The Noble Black Team

Eastside Salesperson of the Year: Betsy Messerschmitt

Eastside Team of the Year: The Robby Browne Team

Gallery Salesperson of the Year: Gregory Kammerer

Gallery Team of the Year: The Lawrence Schier Team

Soho Team of the Year: LaChance + Associates

Soho Salesperson of the Year: Darren Kearns

Union Square Salesperson of the Year: Sara Gelbard

Village Salesperson of the Year: Gabriella Winter

Village Team of the Year: Meris and Kenny Blumstein and The Blumstein Team

West Side Salesperson of the Year: Scott Stewart

West Side Team of the Year: Hustis/Jovanovic Team

Employee of the Year: Leo Terry

Brooklyn Salesperson of the Year: Deborah Rieders

Brooklyn Rookie of the Year: Paul Murphy

Brooklyn Rental Person of the Year: Vicki Negron

Brooklyn Heights Salesperson of the Year: Cheryl Nielsen-Saaf

Brooklyn Heights Team of the Year: Jim Cornell and Leslie Marshall

Fort Greene Salesperson of the Year: Toni Martin

Park Slope Salesperson of the Year: Jessica Buchman

Park Slope Team of the Year: The Talbott Group

Williamsburg Salesperson of the Year: Tom Le

Williamsburg Team of the Year: The Barak/Blackburn Group