April 9, 2018 – Douglas Elliman Real Estate, now the third ranked brokerage for sales volume in the United States, is pleased to announce that top producing Palm Beach real estate associate Burt Minkoff has joined the firm. With a passion for art, design and philanthropy and a notable background in marketing and real estate, he has been an expert in the Palm Beach market for close to two decades. Mr. Minkoff will work out of Elliman’s Palm Beach Office at 340 Royal Poinciana Way, managed by Don Langdon. Mr. Minkoff brings a very impressive $25 million worth of properties for sale to Elliman.
“I am very excited to join the team at Douglas Elliman,” said Mr. Minkoff. “I have watched the firm’s expansion in Florida and around the country and have been extremely impressed by their dedication to providing both their agents and their clients with the very best in global exposure, technology and marketing. I am certain that this new affiliation will greatly enhance the important relationships I hold dear with my clients and customers.”
Mr. Minkoff’s career began in New York, where he spent 20 years as a high-profile strategic marketer, working with clients including Tiffany, Polo, The Guggenheim Museum, The Museum of Modern Art, NeXT, and Roche and Amgen, among others. Since entering the Palm Beach real estate market in 2002, he has sold some of the most exclusive properties in the area, including 1221 North Lake Way in Palm Beach, an historic modernist home designed by Belford Shoumate; 5 North Beach Road in Hobe Sound on Jupiter Island, an oceanfront estate built in 1933; and a record-setting sale at 2433 North Flagler Drive in West Palm Beach. After an extensive vetting process, Mr. Minkoff also holds the distinction of having been selected by the US Marshall Service to serve as the co-listing broker for the onetime estate of Bernie Madoff.
“We could not be happier to have Burt join Douglas Elliman. His well-deserved reputation as a thorough and trusted Palm Beach real estate advisor make him an incredible addition to our firm,” said Don Langdon, Douglas Elliman’s managing broker for Palm Beach, Jupiter and Wellington. “The strength of Douglas Elliman’s national brand recognition and our deep presence in Florida will only enhance his record of success.”
Added Jay Parker, Elliman’s Chief Executive Officer, Florida Brokerage, “It is an absolute honor to welcome a broker of Burt Minkoff’s stature to the Elliman family. I look forward to a long and storied relationship together.”
With a keen visual eye, Minkoff has gut-renovated, redesigned, and developed properties that have been featured in House & Garden, Elle Décor, and Palm Beach Cottages & Gardens. An avid collector of contemporary art and vintage furniture, he is a Bennefactor of the Norton Musuem, a Founding Member of Men In Pink, a member of the Preservation Foundation of Palm Beach, and Compass Community Center.
“As our firm expands to new regions around the country, and as we work to strengthen our presence in markets where we already work, it is a pleasure to welcome Palm Beach real estate legend Burt Minkoff,” said Douglas Elliman President and COO Scott Durkin. “I have known Burt for over 15 years and I welcome the opportunity to be working together again at Douglas Elliman.”
Minkoff holds a BBA from Emory University and began his career in marketing, co-founding Mediaworks, Inc., a full-service marketing firm in New York City where he remained the CEO for 17 years.