Our management team
From 1992-2001, Paul Purcell was the President of Douglas Elliman (DE), New York City’s and Tri-State New York’s largest residential real estate brokerage specializing in the sale of co-ops, condos and single family homes. At DE, Mr. Purcell was responsible for over 1,100 independent contractors and employees in 14 offices throughout Metropolitan New York. DE is the market leader in residential re-sales, rentals, new development sales, co-op and condo conversions, international sales and corporate relocation. In 2001, DE achieved sales of $3 Billion, represented by approximately 4,500 sales transactions and over 3,000 rental transactions. Under Mr. Purcell’s direction, DE achieved the most successful revenue and earnings year in its 92 year history. Prior to becoming President, Mr. Purcell served as DE’s Managing Director, Chief Operating Officer. He joined DE in 1996 as Executive Vice President, Director of Relocation Services and Corporate Development, creating that division at DE. Before joining DE, Mr. Purcell was the Director of Relocation and Corporate Development for The Corcoran Group, a leading New York City brokerage. Mr. Purcell began his real estate career in 1984 as a residential sales agent in New York City.
Mr. Purcell received a BA from the University of California at Santa Barbara and attended The Anderson School, UCLA’s Graduate School of Business.
Mr. Purcell has been a “New Yorker” for over 30 years and is an expert on New York residential real estate. He has an unparalleled understanding of the co-op and condo process, as well as an encyclopedic knowledge of buildings throughout Manhattan. He is a member of the Real Estate Board of New York and The National Realty Alliance. He has also been active throughout the years in RELO, the nation’s premier real estate relocation network. Mr. Purcell is also a member of the Manhattan Chamber of Commerce.