David Dubin, right-hand man to top Corcoran Group broker Deborah Grubman, has departed for Elliman after 12 years with the company.
Dubin, who has done deals with the likes of David Geffen, Kent Swig and Judge Judy, will join Elliman’s Alexander team, headed by brothers Tal and Oren Alexander. He will be based out of the firm’s office at 485 Madison Avenue.
His jump to Elliman sprung from a desire to do both resales and new development sales, he said — at Elliman, brokers are encouraged to do both, while Corcoran’s new development business is typically handled by Corcoran Sunshine through full-time on-site brokers.
A spokesperson for Corcoran was not immediately available for comment.
A former jewelry designer, Dubin got a taste of the new development business when he and Grubman were tapped to help with sales at the Baccarat Hotel & Residences in Midtown.
“I loved it. It was a totally different dimension to my business,” he said.
It’s still up in the air which new developments Dubin will work on for Elliman, but the Alexander team has represented projects such as Faena House and Eighty Seven Park in Miami Beach.
“David is extremely knowledgeable and experienced in the market share that our team covers, as he has worked on some of the most prestigious deals in New York City,” the Alexander brothers said in a statement.
Dubin’s most notable deals include the $54 million sale of the penthouse at 785 Fifth Avenue to Geffen in 2012 and the sale of Judge Judy’s pied-à-terre co-op at the Sherry-Netherland hotel for $8.5 million in 2013.