Jo-Ann Forster was the top agent of ONE Sotheby’s International Realty last year

Jo-Ann Forster was the top agent of ONE Sotheby’s International Realty last year

The brokerage firm also honored Mirce Curkoski and Albert Justo with The Waterfront Team as its top-producing team in 2018

March 30, 2019 03:00PM

Andreina Zambrano, Jorge Uribe, Manny Chamizo, Elena Bluntzer and Michael Martinez

ONE Sotheby’s International Realty honored Coral Gables-based Jo-Ann Forster as its top-producing agent in 2018.

Michael Martinez ranked second among the brokerage firm’s top-producing agents last year, followed by Dennis Carvajal (third), Jorge Uribe (fourth) and Susan Ridley (fifth).

The rest of ONE Sotheby’s top 10 agents in 2018 were Rafael Arias (sixth), Mauricio Bara (seventh), Sandra Tagliamonte (eighth), Lana Bell (ninth) and Saddy Delgado (tenth).

Mirce Curkoski and Albert Justo with The Waterfront Team ranked as ONE Sotheby’s top-producing team in 2018 with more than $100 million of sales volume. Among other deals, The Waterfront Team closed a $16.75 million sale of 6840 Allison Road and a $6.4 million sale of 1833 West 24 Street on Sunset Island III in Miami Beach.

The Alex & Joe Team ranked second, followed by Denise Long & Lynda Smith (third), Allan Kleer & Fabian Garcia Diaz (fourth), and DND Associates (fifth).

The rest of the top 10 teams in 2018 included Viola Kruszelnicki & Adam Kruszelnicki (sixth), V. Fisher & J. Aluma Team (seventh), The Coto Group (eighth), The Jim & Joe Group (ninth) and The Lewis Estate Team (tenth).

ONE Sotheby’s Susan Gale Group was the top producer of commercial sales last year, followed by Manny Chamizo III. The brokerage firm’s top producer in the development division last year was Anna Sherrill, and its top-producing new recruit was the I Adore Miami Team.

One Sotheby’s reported that its sales totaled $1.36 billion last year, a $441 million increase from 2017, and that is share of the luxury market in South Florida increased to 9.02 percent from 7.1 percent in 2017.– Mike Seemuth

Five agents leave Elliman for ONE Sotheby’s, including one boomerang hire

Joelle Oiknine, Oliver Ruiz, Betsy Lee Turner, Avidan Edelsberg and Sandra Osorio
Competitors Douglas Elliman and ONE Sotheby’s International Realty have been hiring each other’s agents and executives for months, with the latest round leaving Elliman.
ONE Sotheby’s brought back Joelle Oiknine as a global real estate adviser and agent. Oiknine told The Real Deal she left the Miami-based firm after about five years for Elliman in January, only to return last week. Betsy Lee Turner, Sandra Osorio, Avidan Edelsberg and Oliver Ruiz also joined ONE Sotheby’s.
Oiknine declined to disclose why she left Elliman, but said it wasn’t the right fit for her. “I felt comfortable [at ONE Sotheby’s]. I’d been a top 10 agent with them and they treated me like a top 10 agent,” she said.
Turnover is common in the industry, where about two weeks ago Elliman announced it hired seven former ONE Sotheby’s agents to join the company’s new Coconut Grove office. Those agents told TRD that Douglas Elliman will provide them with the support to grow.
ONE Sotheby’s President Daniel de la Vega said that the recent hires are a net gain for the company based on sales production. While ONE Sotheby’s brought on fewer hires in recent months than Elliman, those agents have a higher sales production, he said.
Avidan Edelsberg was brought on to expand the firm’s commercial division. He was a commercial adviser at Douglas Elliman and is now a senior commercial adviser at the Miami-based firm. Edelsberg told TRD he felt stagnant in his previous role, where he completed $80 million worth of transactions in 2015. At ONE Sotheby’s, he is focusing on creating momentum within the commercial division, especially with the multifamily and office sectors of the market.
Sandra Osorio was a producer at Elliman, where she closed about $10 million in sales last year. She is now a sales associate at ONE Sotheby’s, according to a company bio.
Oliver Ruiz, now a senior global real estate adviser at ONE Sotheby’s, was a managing broker at Elliman, and opened the firm’s Brickell, Fort Lauderdale and Boca Raton offices. He has also worked at Fortune International Realty and Engel & Voelkers, where he expanded both brokerages.

Source: The Real Deal Miami