Spike in Palm Beach activity spurs new broker hires

By Luis F. Perez | December 16, 2009 06:43PM

alternate textFrom left, new Brown Harris Stevens hires: Charlotte Curan, Elaine Edwards, Gregory Weadock, Mahnaz Whelton and Carla Coser

From the South Florida Web site:
As the real estate market swings up in Palm Beach, leading brokerage firms are looking for and landing top talent.

Brown Harris Stevens of Palm Beach, one of the oldest and largest luxury residential real estate brokerages on the tony island, announced Monday the hiring of five associates. Linda A. Gary Real Estate is looking to hire new agents, and the Corcoran Group, which has brought on a number of agents over the last year, expects to hire agents as the market starts to look up.

At BHS of Palm Beach, Elaine Edwards came on board as a broker associate and Mahnaz Whelton, Gregory Weadock, Carla Coser and Charlotte Curran as sales associates.

“Individually, they’ve been very, very successful,” said Ava Van de Water, executive vice president and broker of BHS of Palm Beach. “Now, we’re pooling their talent together.”