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Another Corcoran exit as Wendy Sarasohn jumps to BHS

Agent leaving after 26 years at the firm, $800M in sales

December 22, 2014 03:25PM
By E.B. Solomont

From left: Wendy Sarasohn, BHS' Hall Willkie and Corcoran's Pamela Liebman

From left: Wendy Sarasohn, BHS’ Hall Willkie and Corcoran’s Pamela Liebman

Wendy Sarasohn, a top-ranked agent at the Corcoran Group, joined Brown Harris Stevens today, The Real Deal has learned. Sarasohn, who sold $100 million in real estate in 2012, is bringing daughter Jamie Joseph with her to BHS.

Sarasohn, the latest agent to leave Corcoran in a string of defections, joined the firm in 1988, when she was named Corcoran’s Rookie of the Year.

To date, Sarasohn and Joseph have sold more than $800 million in real estate. Sarasohn was named Corcoran’s top Manhattan agent in 2012. Tania Isacoff, who is moving to BHS with the pair, joined their team four years ago.

Among Sarasohn’s recent deals was the $17.25 million sale of a condo at One Beacon Court in September. She’s also handled multiple listings for boldfaced names, including singer-songwriter Bob Gaudio of Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons, who listed his two-bedroom at the San Remo for $5.95 million this summer. Last year, Sarasohn had a $10.5 million listing for an Upper East Side clapboard house with a backyard tree house. The seller: Cynthia Rivera, the ex-wife of TV personality Geraldo Rivera. Several years ago, Sarasohn was a listing agent for fashion icon Karl Lagerfeld’s co-op at 50 Gramercy Park North.

Sarasohn is joining BHS’ newly-expanded flagship office at 445 Park Avenue.

BHS has been adding agents in recent weeks, even as it lost former top agent Kyle Blackmon to Urban Compass.

In early December, Corcoran’s Robby Browne and Maria Pashby moved to BHS, as did Wendy Richardson, Daniella Schlisser, Ellen Klein and Sungwon Hwang. In October, Robert Doernberg joined BHS from Warburg.

  • Tyrannosaurus Rex

    Is BHS going with the de rigeur 100% commission model?

  • john

    NRT sucks in general. First citi, now corcoran…just watch

  • Nyc re

    Corcoran will apparently penalize departing brokers by keeping hefty chunk of commish’ from unclosed transactions. Such heavy handedness could really backfire.

  • Therealdan McKelvey

    I have zero idea why top producing agents just don’t hang their shingle at ReMax…..All of the bullshit that Corcoran and Elliman puts on , is just not worth it…Fuck the Broker…You make your own deals…You don’t need Corcoran or Elliman…Fuck them.

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