Douglas Elliman Real Estate announced today that Jay Phillip Parker, a prominent Florida attorney and real estate entrepreneur, has been named CEO of Douglas Elliman’s Florida brokerage. With a strong background in lending, financing, and title insurance, Mr. Parker is the founding partner of Clear Title Group LLC, a partner in the Law Firm Beloff Parker Jacobs, PLC, and Managing Partner of Titan Capital, a direct lender with offices in Miami, New York, and Connecticut.
Ms. Grout, who helped to lead Elliman’s foray into South Florida as President & CEO of the Florida Brokerage for more than three years, will continue to be part of the Douglas Elliman family through her new position at the firm’s parent company, New Valley LLC.
With approximately 250 agents and a presence from Miami to Palm Beach, Douglas Elliman’s Florida Brokerage facilitated a number of high-end and record-setting transactions including Miami-Dade’s most expensive single family home sale in history – the $47 Million estate at Indian Creek, the largest condo bulk buy at the prestigious St. Regis Bal Harbour ($26.4M), and a 27-unit bulk buy at Midtown Miami ($11.4M). The brokerage also represents exclusive sales and marketing teams for prominent new developments including Allan Faena’s Faena House, Ian Schrager’s The Residences at the Miami Beach Edition, and the Disney family fund’s Palau Sunset Harbor.
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 and homeowner services, including Manhattan’s largest residential property manager, Douglas Elliman Property Management, as well as DE Title and DE Capital Mortgage.