The Real Deal Miami

Movers & Shakers: Palm Beach luxury team leaves Corcoran for Douglas Elliman…and more

Hires at FirstBank, BHS, Fuse Funding, Brodson Construction and Golden Sands

Randy Ely and Nicholas Malinosky

Top Palm Beach County luxury agents Randy Ely and Nicholas Malinosky left the Corcoran Group and joined Douglas Elliman.

Also known as the Randy and Nick team, the Delray Beach-based duo have closed more than a $1 billion in sales in markets like Delray Beach, Gulf Stream and Manalapan, according to a press release. So far this year, Ely and Malinosky closed more than $75 million in sales. Ely, a former Boston real estate developer sold his brokerage to Corcoran.

The team’s recent deals include the $18.5 million sale of the waterfront Gulf Stream estate at 3333 North Ocean Boulevard.

Elliman Florida has been expanding in Palm Beach County, and opened its 19th office in Delray Beach earlier this year. The firm said it has nearly 1,000 agents in South Florida.

FirstBank hired Matthew Kobasa as vice president and commercial banking officer. He was previously a commercial lending officer at Apollo Bank.

Jay Jacob joined Fuse Funding as a principal. He has worked for a number of community banks in South Florida, most recently as a senior vice president with Stonegate Bank specializing in commercial lending.

Brown Harris Stevens Avatar hired a new broker associate, Richard Merrill Kahn, in its South Miami office. He has more than 35 years of industry experience.

Brodson Construction hired Marco Lorenzo as a senior estimator, where he’ll manage the preconstruction of the South Seas Hotel historic renovation and other Brodson commercial projects.

Golden Sands General Contractors brought Scott Burgess on as the company’s marketing manager. He previously worked for Coldwell Banker Commercial Advisors and Regency Centers Corporation.