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DOUGLAS ELLIMAN
DEVELOPMENT MARKETING

Douglas Elliman Development Marketing, a division of Douglas Elliman Real Estate, offers unmatched expertise in sales, leasing, and marketing for new developments throughout New York City, Long Island, The Hamptons, Westchester, New Jersey, South Florida, California, Massachusetts, and Texas, as well as throughout the United States and internationally. The firm ranks amongst New York City’s most prominent sales and marketing firms with over 100 in-house development professionals and an over $87 billion global new development portfolio. Our hybrid platform of matching experienced new development experts with our skilled brokerage professionals provides unparalleled expertise and real time market intelligence to our clients.

Drawing upon decades of experience and market-specific knowledge, Douglas Elliman Development Marketing offers a multidisciplinary approach that includes comprehensive in-house research, planning and design, marketing, and sales. Through a strategic global alliance with Knight Frank Residential, the world’s largest privately-owned property consultancy, the company markets properties to audiences in 60 countries.

 

Philip Freedman

Director of Sales


Since the onset of his career, Philip has been making waves. He served as the Senior Vice President, Sales and Marketing for The World of ResidenSea, which featured 110 onboard residences. During this venture, he traveled around the world to bring the ship to market opening sales offices and recruiting sales agents in London, Beverly Hills, New York, Monte Carlo, and Miami.

His passion for real estate developments has led him to oversee more than $4 billion worth of inventory. He has held previous positions as sales director, and was Regional Director of Sales for Premier Sales Group overseeing projects from Palm Beach, Boca Raton, Fort Lauderdale to Miami and Director of Sales of the Brazilian Court Hotel and Condominium from 2003 to 2006 where he achieved record prices of $1,600 per square foot on Palm Beach Island. He also served as Vice President of Sales and Marketing behind a push to bring W Hotels to Las Vegas where his team contributed over $750 million in sales. In addition, Philip has proven himself in the fractional ownership model selling 20 percent of a proposed project in Miami known as Island Gardens featuring the first mega yacht marina in Miami to accommodate yachts in excess of 400 feet. More recently, Philip served as the Director of Sales for $400 million sellout of the iconic structure of the Bjarke Ingels designed Grove at Grand Bay.

Darin Tansey


Darin Tansey is a highly respected top producer for over 9 years, selling over a quarter billion to date and currently runs more than $200m in active listings. He offers every client a highly unique and the most dedicated an cutting-edge service in the industry. He focuses on an exclusive inventory of luxury waterfront properties specifically in Miami Beach and its surrounding areas.

 

Sonia Gerald


From selling estates in Hollywood Hills to waterfront properties in Miami Beach, Sonia Gerald has garnered luxury real estate expertise in the world’s finest markets. As a Miami native, Sonia has an innate understanding of the city she calls home and has sold some of Miami’s most exclusive new development projects. With a charismatic approach and an eye for detail, Sonia brings invaluable insight and clear guidance much needed in this ever-evolving landscape. Before selling real estate, Sonia was in the field of advertising and marketing, and was publisher and president of a local magazine. This diverse, marketing-driven background has further contributed to Sonia’s success in the field of new development sales.

 

Carol Cassis


Carol Cassis has more than 13 years’ experience and an astounding track record of success selling multimillion-dollar hotels, commercial properties and the area’s most impressive luxury residential real estate. As the co-founder and co-leader of The Cassis Burke Collection, Carol and her business partner Stephan Burke are widely recognized as pioneers in cryptocurrency and hold the distinction of selling the first property purchased with Bitcoin in the U.S. With their second Bitcoin sale, at $6,050,000, Carol and her team made history for the highest priced property sale in Bitcoin worldwide, which has still been unsurpassed today.

Recognized as an industry thought leader, she is a sought-after speaker, influencer and educator who has been featured in publications and industry resources including Curbed, The Real Deal, VICE, South Florida Sun Sentinel, Miami Agent and Realtor.com. Carol’s professional dedication and contributions to the industry have led to recognition as one of Miami’s “Who’s Who of Residential Real Estate” and as an award recipient for “Most Innovative Method of Marketing”. She is also a member of the Master Broker’s Forum, an invitation-only real estate organization for elite professionals.

 

Stephan Burke


Stephan Burke is a well-known industry expert and cryptocurrency pioneer with more than 24 years of experience in South Florida real estate. With an unprecedented way of doing business, he empowers his clients to sell to a wider spectrum of buyers through Bitcoin. In 2017, Stephan and his business partner, Carol Cassis, made history with their first wallet-to-wallet real estate transaction. Since then, his team holds the record of highest-priced property sale in Bitcoin — for $6,050,000 in Miami.

Throughout his career, Stephan has garnered recognition from the “Who’s Who of Residential Real Estate” in 2018 and 2015, and also as a proud member of the prestigious Master Brokers Forum (MBF), an elite group of South Florida’s top residential real estate brokers. As co-founder and co-leader of Cassis Burke Collection, he has won the Better Beach Real Estate Awards’ “Most Innovative Method of Marketing” by the Miami Beach Chamber of Commerce. An industry thought leader, Stephan has been featured in Curbed, The Real Deal, VICE, South Florida Sun-Sentinel, Miami Agent, and Realtor.com.

 

Jennifer Markovich


With a lifelong passion for real estate, Jennifer Markovich has dedicated her career to helping others fulfill their real estate dreams with significant experience partnering with clients to buy and sell properties. As a South Florida native, she offers a unique perspective into this increasingly popular piece of paradise and its continued growth. Jennifer’s deep understanding of the Florida market along with her extensive experience in sales has allowed her to use a creative approach to ensuring clients’ success.

Jennifer has close to 20 years of experience in real estate from in-house developer sales and general real estate in Las Vegas and in her home area of South Florida. Her professional drive for success at all levels is backed by a solution-oriented approach and her experience as an in-house luxury sales executive has given her impeccable negotiation skills and a strong follow-through with potential buyers and sellers alike.