Barton Barrett Marshall Team replaces Eklund-Gomes at Olympia Dumbo

Agents say premier building is more than 50% occupied

Eklund Gomes Out, Barton Barrett Marshall In at Olympia Dumbo
From left: Sotheby's Karen Heyman, Douglas Elliman's Lindsay Barton Barrett, Maggie Leigh Marshall, Fredrik Eklund, and John Gomes with Olympia Dumbo (Sotheby's, Douglas Elliman)

A new Douglas Elliman team has taken the helm at Olympia Dumbo.

The Barton Barrett Marshall Team has replaced the Eklund-Gomes Team at what is arguably Brooklyn’s premier building: Fortis Property Group’s sail-shaped condo development at 30 Front Street, which has a shot at becoming Brooklyn’s most expensive

Team leads Lindsay Barton Barrett and Maggie Leigh Marshall will work alongside the Heyman Team, led by Karen and Casey Heyman, from Sotheby’s International Real Estate. Barton Barrett Marshall team member Lena Lerner will also be selling the project.

“We’ve done the lion’s share of the closings,” Heyman said. 

Barrett and a representative for Eklund-Gomes declined to comment.

In a statement, Casey Drake of Fortis recognized Eklund-Gomes’ pre-development and early sales work in the building and said the firm was looking forward to adding a “Brooklyn-based” sales team. 

Heyman said 40 units had closed, putting the building at more than 50 percent sold. Two more units went into contract on Monday, she said. StreetEasy shows eight active listings that aren’t in contract. 

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The 76-unit project has regularly topped the weekly report of Brooklyn’s luxury contracts since sales launched two years ago. The building was on pace last year to become the borough’s most expensive ever in total sales, but the market has since taken a downward turn. 

Barrett joined Elliman in 2018 to focus on new development after a four-year stint with Compass. Her team last year topped Brooklyn in sell-side deals with over $215 million in volume, according to The Real Deal’s rankings of Brooklyn agents. 

The Heyman Team finished 10th in TRD’s Brooklyn rankings with $110 million in volume.

Barrett and Marshall formed their team in April. Prior to partnering up with Barrett, Marshall was director of operations for the De Niro Team at Elliman, which TRD ranked 38th among the top resale brokers in 2022 with $79 million in closed sales across 24 deals.

Strong sales at Olympia Dumbo have helped sustain Fortis through a rough stretch at some of its other development sites. The company’s Seaport tower is tied up in lawsuits; most notably one involving a mistake that caused the building to lean several inches to the north. Work stopped on the 80-unit condo project last year. 

Fortis is also involved in litigation at its Long Island College Hospital site. The firm was sued this summer by SUNY — which sold the campus to Fortis — for allegedly failing to close on the second part of a $240 million deal. Fortis alleges it bought the site under the condition that New York University would lease the property at market rate, but says the institution reneged on its end of the bargain after a sales agreement was signed.

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