Dorothy Herman, Dottie, is the quintessential New York success story. In only two decades, she climbed to the pinnacle of the housing industry – CEO of Douglas Elliman Real Estate, the #4 ranked real estate company in the United States.
Today, under her leadership, Douglas Elliman is New York’s largest residential brokerage, with over 3,800 real estate professionals and 675 employees working in more than 60 offices in Manhattan, Brooklyn, Queens, Long Island, the Hamptons and the North Fork, Westchester and Riverdale.
Dottie created a company that serves the customer’s every real estate need. In addition to leading New York’s largest residential real estate brokerage and rentals, she also controls a portfolio of real estate services, including commercial and retail leasing and sales, relocation and settling in services, new development consulting and also Manhattan’s largest residential property manager, Douglas Elliman Property Management, as well as DE Title, and DE Capital Mortgage.
Jonathan Miller, President and CEO of Miller Samuel, a leading real estate appraisal and consulting firm he co-founded in 1986. His firm provides appraisal services on roughly $5 billion worth of property per year in Manhattan, Brooklyn, Queens, Long Island, The Hamptons/North Fork, Westchester County, NY and Fairfield County, CT. He is also the co-founder of Miller Cicero, LLC, a commercial real estate advisory service covering the New York City metropolitan area. Jonathan is a state certified real estate appraiser in New York and Connecticut and he performs court testimony as an expert witness in local, state and federal courts.
Susan De França
As President and Chief Executive Officer of Douglas Elliman Development Marketing and a senior member of Douglas Elliman’s management team, Susan leads the team, advising on development planning, design, marketing strategy and sales management to deliver maximum value to some of the country’s most exceptional residential properties. With more than 25 years experience in the high end real estate market, Susan offers an unparalleled amount of perspective to creating a timeless residential property.
Jerry M. Feeney
Jerry M. Feeney, is a New York City attorney whose practice is focused on representing buyers and sellers of cooperative apartments, condominiums, and townhouses. He has offices in Manhattan, Brooklyn and Staten Island. Mr. Feeney graduated cum laude from Fordham University School of Law in 1995, where he was inducted into the Order of the Coif for his high academic achievements in the study of law. After graduating, he worked in the Division of Enforcement in the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, prosecuting violators of the federal securities laws, and thereafter was an associate with the firm of Simpson Thacher & Bartlett, practicing in the field of complex commercial and securities litigation. Subsequent to that, Mr. Feeney practiced commercial litigation and real estate law with the firm of Ingram Yuzek Carroll & Bertolotti, LLP, before leaving to start his own practice in 2003. Mr. Feeney has been quoted in such prominent publications as The New York Times, Details, New York Magazine, and The New York Law Journal.
Jan manages DE Capital mortgage in New York. DE capital is a joint venture between the largest US mortgage lender, Wells Fargo and the tri-state’s largest real estate broker Douglas Elliman.
Jan has originated over two billion dollars in residential mortgages since 1984. His focus on personal attention, detail and integrity has helped him grow and maintain valuable relationships throughout the New York and tri-state residential real estate community.
Jan earned a bachelor of science in finance and tax from The University of Florida in 1982. In 1983 he joined Chemical Bank’s management development program and completed their commercial credit training in 1984.
He spent 20 years between 2 prestigious national mortgage lenders here in New York focused on mortgage lending to high net worth borrowers.
Tracy Becker is the President and CEO of North Shore Advisory, Inc., a leading Credit Restoration Company and Elite Credit Services, which specializes in credit monitoring and education. Tracy has published two books, most recently “Credit Score Power” to help consumers navigate the confusing credit score maze. She has been improving both consumer and business credit as well as educating professionals for over two decades. Her services help position her clients to have the most opportunity and savings great credit can offer. By working with thousands of banking and real estate professionals’, studying tens of thousands of credit profiles, and increasing credit scores dramatically she has become a highly respected expert in her field. Tracy has in depth knowledge of the credit scoring systems, how to build healthy credit, and the details of what diminishes credit scores. Tracy is the author of many credit articles published in Accounting Today, American Banker, and CPA Journal, to name a few. She has been featured in Investment News.