Corcoran awards East End agents

By Lauren Elkies | August 18, 2008 03:34PM

Diane Saatchi was awarded for selling the most units and Gary DePersia earned top honors for the highest sales volume at a mid-year awards ceremony for the Corcoran Group’s top performers on Long Island’s East End.

Nine awards were given to agents from Corcoran’s 15 offices on Shelter Island and the North and South forks. The award ceremony was held at an August 7 breakfast and marketing and advertising expo at the White House, a club and lounge in Hampton Bays.

Saatchi, a senior vice president, has listings for as much as $18.5 million.

DePersia, a senior vice president in East Hampton, was Corcoran’s 2007 East End exclusive listing broker of the year.

Kate DiGregorio, a salesperson in Southold, won top rookie honors. That award goes to a broker who has the highest gross commission income over the year’s first six months and who has been with the firm for about 18 months.

Corcoran, which has 450 agents on the East End, would not release the winners’ sales and rental figures.

Two senior vice presidents in Sag Harbor, Cee Scott Brown and Jack Pearson, won for top team by sales volume and most units rented. The duo has 19 sales listings ranging in price from $595,000 in the South Fork to $18.5 million in East Hampton; and nearly 40 rental listings.

Evan Kulman and Gene Stilwell, senior vice presidents and partners in Bridgehampton, won an award for the No. 2 team. Stilwell was Corcoran’s 2006 Bridgehampton salesperson of the year. 

Susan Breitenbach, a senior vice president in Bridgehampton, won for top exclusive agent by accruing the most new exclusive listings. Breitenbach was named Corcoran’s top sales agent last year in the East End. She has nearly 40 multi-million dollar listings on the market on the East End.

Lee Minetree, a vice president in East Hampton, won the award for top commercial sales agent. In addition to listings for land and commercial properties, Minetree has residential listings for sale and rent.

Nancy Lazar, a senior graphic designer, was awarded top employee honors, the only award given to a non-agent.

Corcoran will award top performers for the whole year at its end of the year holiday party.