The Real Deal Miami

Elliman Southampton manager gets the boot

July 09, 2010 10:00AM

Jay Flagg

Jay Flagg, Prudential Douglas Elliman’s longtime Southampton manager, has been given the boot from that role after a dispute with chairman Howard Lorber, but will stay on as a broker for now, the Post reported. Sources said Lorber took issue with a magazine advertisement that featured Flagg far more prominently than the Elliman brand. When contacted by The Real Deal, a spokesperson for Elliman said in a statement that the company “has made it clear to its agents that all advertisements should be within company branding standards; the advertisement run by Jay Flagg did not conform to those standards.” Still, some unnamed Elliman agents told the Post that a personality clash between Lorber and Flagg had been brewing for years and that CEO Dottie Herman had approved the ad herself before it ran. The Elliman spokesperson said “there were no personality issues involved” in Flagg’s ousting. [Post]