Douglas Elliman has announced that it has expanded its presence with acquisition of two branches of Space Marketing Shop, a boutique real estate firm specializing in high-end residential properties. Space Marketing was co-founded in 2011 by business partners, Edward Cho and Aran Scott. The partners have since grown the firm to over 30 agents to date, and over $500 million in sales.
The Long Island City branch located at 47-36 Vernon Blvd, and led by Cho, will be joining Elliman as The Cho Team, and will include 18 agents and one administrator. The Brooklyn branch located at 190 5th Avenue in Park Slope, and led by Scott and Anthony Robles, will be joining Elliman as the Scott / Robles Team, and will include nine agents and one administrator. Both teams will continue to work out of their existing office spaces.
“We’re thrilled that these dynamic teams from Space Marketing Shop are joining us in Brooklyn and Long Island City,” said Max Dobens, Elliman’s Senior Regional Executive Manager of Sales in Brooklyn. “Their local knowledge of these markets and strong relationships within their communities are great assets to us. Not to mention, Edward, Aran and Anthony each have wonderful reputations for their work ethic, expertise, leadership skills and drive.”
“We see our new partnership with Douglas Elliman as a testament to the principles that have been the cornerstone of our client-centric practice,” said Cho. “Our steadfast commitment to truly customized service in an ever-complex real estate environment will, no doubt, be complemented and enhanced by this esteemed company.”
"Our business has, at its foundation, a seasoned team of professionals who are reminded each day that despite statistics and financial models, this is a business of people,” said Scott. “The opportunity to collaborate with Howard Lorber and the Elliman team gives us an unprecedented breadth of resources to serve our clients and to grow our business,” added Robles. “We couldn’t be more thrilled to be part of this world class organization."