Elliman brokers Tom Postilio and Mickey Conlon join Compass

Former “Selling New York” stars and CORE top producers launch team, market expansion

Tom Postilio And Mickey Conlon Jump To Compass
Tom Postilio and Mickey Conlon (Andrew Werner)

Tom Postilio and Mickey Conlon will be selling in New York and beyond with Compass from here on out.

The agents, who rose to prominence in New York with a celebrity client roster, have left Douglas Elliman for Compass. In addition to the $60 million in listings they’re bringing to their new firm, the brokers are launching a team with plans to expand into markets outside of New York.

They aim to build a new team of 10 to 12 agents at Compass in the next six to 12 weeks, part of the team’s planned expansion into markets outside of New York.

The targeted markets include Nashville, Austin and Aspen — all areas that have welcomed new residential brokerage rivals in recent years. The team also plans on expanding its footprint in markets where Compass has claimed the top spot among firms, including South Florida (nearly $3 billion in closed sales in Miami-Dade County in the year before April 2023) and Los Angeles (more than $18 billion in the year before March 2023.)

Postilio said the expansions are about “organically growing our team in other places throughout the country where we have clients that are making moves.” 

Postilio and Conlon first joined forces at CORE, where Postilio was a founding member. The pair were the brokerage’s top-producing team in 2013 and garnered a celebrity client roster including Joan Collins, Barry Manilow, Liza Minnelli and David Sanborn.

They moved to Elliman in 2015, counting $1.5 billion in self-reported sales. They now claim that total has risen to $3 billion in lifetime sales. RealTrends ranked the team 35th in volume in New York City last year with $64 million in volume. 

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The team is trading one of New York City’s top firms for another. TRD’s 2023 ranking of the Big Apple’s residential brokerages deemed Douglas Elliman in second place, with $6.45 billion in sales. Compass rounded out the top three with $6.1 billion in sales.

They’re the second well-known team to leave Elliman recently, after Corcoran announced this week it pulled over the Espinal Adler Team. 

The brokers, who appeared in some episodes of HGTV’s “Selling New York” between 2010 and 2012, said they were eyeing a possible lead to get back into television. 

“We have a new agent in L.A. who is shopping an idea, we’ll see if it comes to fruition,” said Postilio. 

Former team members Stuart Sussman, Clara Chung, Eric Gabbard and team administrator Sarah Orenstein aren’t joining the new team at Compass.

An Elliman spokesperson said in a statement the firm “wishes Tom and Mickey the best of luck.”

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