The Real Deal New York

Andrea Wohl Lucas goes “home” to Corcoran after Elliman stint

CEO Pam Liebman quotes Joni Mitchell: "Sometimes you don’t know what you’ve got ‘til it’s gone"

January 08, 2015 12:16PM
By E.B. Solomont

From left: Andrea Wohl Lucas, the penthouse at 170 East End Avenue and Pam Liebman

From left: Andrea Wohl Lucas, the penthouse at 170 East End Avenue and Pam Liebman

UPDATED: 12:58 p.m., Jan. 8: The Corcoran Group’s welcome mat is getting good mileage these days.

On the heels of celebrating the return of Bill Cunningham, who spent eight months as president of Trump International Realty, Corcoran announced today that longtime agent Andrea Wohl Lucas is back after a “brief association” with Douglas Elliman.

“When Andrea told us she was leaving to explore opportunities we told her that our door would always be open,” CEO Pam Liebman said in a statement.

Lucas first joined Corcoran in 2004. With husband Bruce Lucas, who’s also rejoining Corcoran from Elliman, her clients include Lenny Kravitz, Martin Scorsese, Kelsey Grammer and others. In May, she sold developer Alexandre Bosoni’s penthouse at 170 East End Avenue for $14.85 million.

In her statement, Liebman channeled singer-songwriter Joni Mitchell: “To paraphrase a popular song,” she said, “sometimes you don’t know what you’ve got ‘til it’s gone.”

Mitchell’s song may be playing on repeat at Corcoran this week.

On Jan. 6Cunningham returned to Corcoran as the brokerage’s general sales manager, assuming leadership responsibilities from Tresa Hall, Corcoran’s longtime director of sales, who is stepping down. In a statement, Cunningham said he felt like he was “coming home” and Liebman welcomed him “back in the Corcoran family.”

Commenting on the Lucases return to Corcoran, Steven James, Elliman’s president of Manhattan brokerage, said in a statement, “We wish them well.” 

Meanwhile, Cunningham and the Lucases’ return to Corcoran follows several high-profile departures from the firm, including Robby Browne, Maria Pashby and Wendy Sarasohn, who decamped to Brown Harris Stevens.

Like Cunningham, Andrea Lucas, too, said she was glad to be back. “It’s true, you can go home again,” she said in a statement. “I’m glad to be home and a part of the Corcoran family.”

  • irobot

    This is really kind of funny because if I recall correctly she came to Elliman many years ago from CG, then went back to CG, back to DE, back to CG, back to DE and now back to CG…..grass is not always greener but guaranteed splits are….just saying

  • Jenn McCready

    Are you joking???

  • Tyrannosaurus Rex

    Why don’t these people go to Rutenberg or ReMax where they keep 100% of their commissions? It’s idiotic to go from one firm to another that’s basically the same.

    • RTS

      Seriously ???? Are you really comparing Elliman or Corcoran to Rutenberg or Remax? WTH???

      • Tyrannosaurus Rex

        It’s the broker that does the deals, not the expensive albatross around their necks.

  • Nycrenews

    Heard that Corc has to guarantee a huge split to get departing agent back into the fold…some say 90% plus and one high profile person might be getting even more.

  • irobot

    For an experienced agent that has a network they can do business anywhere. But why not stay with Corcoran if you can get 90%. its a great brand.

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