Three weeks after former ONE Sotheby’s International Realty executive Eloy Carmenate joined Douglas Elliman, his friend and colleague Mick Duchon followed suit, The Real Deal has learned.
Duchon, formerly a broker liaison at ONE Sotheby’s, will become Elliman’s new senior director of luxury sales.
The move, which becomes official on Friday, was on good terms, Duchon told TRD.
“ONE Sotheby’s was a great company,” Duchon told TRD. “While we were there, we did great. We just felt the platform with Douglas Elliman was more in line with what we’re trying to do.”
His new role entails forging relationships with Elliman’s partners in the northeastern United States, particularly in New York, along with Aspen, Colorado and London. His main project will be working with Carmenate on Eighty Seven Park, a 70-unit condo tower being developed by Terra Group in North Beach, though he will also assist sales in buildings such as the Continuum, St. Regis Bal Harbour, Apogee and the Setai.
The two have been working together since 2008, when he joined Carmenate’s brokerage Il Villaggio Realty. The firm merged with ONE Sotheby’s a year later, and Duchon stayed on assisting Carmenate with multimillion-dollar sales for the next six years.
Several Il Villagio Realty members are still at ONE Sotheby’s. Duchon said he did not ask them if they were interested in moving.
“Mick Duchon is a powerful addition to our Miami Beach office,” Jay Phillip Parker, CEO of Douglas Elliman’s Florida brokerage, said in a statement. “We are confident that his extensive expertise and understanding of the luxury market through non-stop persistence, will strengthen our continued growth across South Florida.”