Top CORE brokers Tom Postilio and Mickey Conlon are heading to Douglas Elliman, The Real Deal has learned.
The duo, known for their appearances on HGTV’s reality show “Selling New York,” informed CORE CEO Shaun Osher of their plans on Monday evening.
Postilio, one of CORE’s founding agents, and Conlon, who joined the firm in 2011, have sold more than $1.5 billion worth of residential real estate to date, Elliman said. They were CORE’s top-producing team in 2013.
In a statement, Douglas Elliman Chairman Howard Lorber called Postilio and Conlon “two of the brightest superstars” in the business. “Internationally recognized as industry trailblazers, their vision of connecting global communities and lifestyles is perfectly aligned with our brand,” he added.
Beyond their own roles on TV, Postilio and Conlon are also known for celebrity clients, including Barry Manilow, Joan Collins, Michael Feinstein, Liza Minnelli, David Sanborn and others. Both got their starts in the arts. Postilio was a professional singer and Conlon was a Broadway producer.
Postilio and Conlon said Elliman’s alliance with Knight Frank was among the reasons for their move. “We are eager to expand our business,” Postilio said in a statement.
Of course, while Postilio and Conlon are jumping to the biggest residential brokerage in the city, CORE’s star is rising.
In October, megadeveloper the Related Companies bought a 50 percent stake in CORE and the firm has been adding agents and snagging more exclusive listings: CORE had 119 agents as of March 29, according to TRD’s annual brokerage ranking, which is based on data from On-Line Residential. CORE also snagged $277.5 million worth of sales exclusives, up year over year from $156.9 million, according to TRD research.
And, the firm ranked No. 8 on TRD’s ranking by closed sales, with $434.6 million of closed sales for the 12 months ended March 31.
“We wish Tom the best in his personal and professional endeavors,” Doug Heddings, CORE’s executive vice president-director of sales, said in a statement.