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Leighton Candler takes top honors at Corcoran’s annual ceremony

February 14, 2012 12:00PM

The Corcoran Group’s Leighton Candler won the company’s top honors at its annual awards ceremony last week, Corcoran said today.

At the event, held at 230 Fifth Avenue, Candler was awarded the Manhattan Individual Sales Person of the Year award for 2011, the company said, as well as Corcoran’s Deal of the Year award. A company spokesperson was not immediately available to comment on which deal Candler was being honored for, but Candler last year sold hedge-fund manager Scott Bommer’s full-floor apartment on the 29th floor at the Ritz, at 50 Central Park South, for $30 million.

Meanwhile, Deborah Rieders won Brooklyn Individual Sales Person of the Year. Jing Chen was named Manhattan Rookie of the Year, and Paul Murphy was awarded Brooklyn Rookie of the Year. (See list below for full list of winners.)

During the ceremony, Corcoran president and CEO Pamela Liebman noted the company’s successes in 2011, saying it had “the most exclusives and highest sales volume in Manhattan, the most exclusives priced over $4 million, and twice the number of exclusives of any other firm in Brooklyn.”

Other Winners:

Manhattan Team of the Year: Carrie Chiang/Janet Wang
Manhattan Rental Person of the Year: Dennis Hughes
Brooklyn Team of the Year: Frank Castelluccio and Aaron Lemma
Sales Team of the Year: The Rushmore Team
Brooklyn Rental Person of the Year: Vicki Negron

Katherine Clarke