Platinum List 2015: Realtors




The luxury coastal real estate market has been dominated in 2015 by The Jills

Photo courtesy of The Jills

Fans of Bravo’s Million Dollar Listing may marvel at the mansions and estates being sold by the show’s three sharp-suited stars, but that’s merely the junior league of luxury waterfront real estate. The real power brokers of this rarified world aren’t on any TV network or vying for the spotlight, but are working diligently – and passionately – for their super wealthy and high-profile clientele, turning million-dollar listings into billion-dollar sales.

The judging panel for Ocean Home’s Platinum List 2015 didn’t have to look far to make its final selections, with four outstanding luxury coastal Realtors breaking records in Miami, Malibu and the Hamptons.

South Florida and Miami Beach experts The Jills were recently named Coldwell Banker’s top sales team world- wide for the fourth consecutive year, among other major honors, and have closed more than a billion dollars in sales in the past two years alone.

A five-member family team, headed up by Jill Hertzberg and Jill Eber, the company was involved in 10 transactions over $10 million and two over $20 million in 2014, and last December closed more than $55 million in property sales, including actor Matt Damon’s North Bay Road estate.

“Reaching a half-billion in sales volume even once is a tremendous accomplishment, but I’m not surprised that The Jills have done it two years in a row,” says Clark W. Toole, president of Coldwell Banker Residential Real Estate in Florida. “Their passion, dedication, work ethic and connections are unmatched.” thejills.com

As Coldwell Banker’s leading real estate agent in Malibu, Calif., for the past decade, and a member of the company’s elite “Top 1%” team of Realtors nationwide, Chris Cortazzo is at the peak of his game.

With almost $2 billion in closings since 2000, Cortazzo’s West Coast clientele includes some of the biggest names in the entertainment industry as well as high-flying corporate executives.

“Each day in this business is challenging, fun and inspiring,” he says. “The secret is to work hard and have integrity, and I’m proof that you can reach the top without sacrificing your values.” chriscortazzo.com

Hamptons real estate power broker – and lifelong resident – Tim Davis has achieved sales of more than $2.5 billion in an exemplary 34-year career, listing some of the finest properties on the East End.

One of The Corcoran Group’s top agents, and ranked number four nationally in volume of sales by the Wall Street Journal / REAL Trends 2014, Davis notched up sales – ranging from oceanfront estates to bayside homes and cottages – of more than $422 million in the Hamptons last year alone. timdavishamptons.com

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