2018 Agents’ Choice Awards—Industry MVP: Jay Phillip Parker, CEO of Douglas Elliman Florida

Jay Phillip Parker
CEO, Douglas Elliman Florida

Real estate industry leader and veteran, Jay Phillip Parker has served as the Chief Executive Officer of Douglas Elliman’s Florida Brokerage since 2013. Responsible for the advancement of a leading provider of luxury real estate services across South Florida, he has successfully grown Douglas Elliman’s presence in markets from Miami to Palm Beach and Jupiter to a total of 18 offices and more than 1,000 agents.

Under Jay’s leadership, Douglas Elliman Florida marked a banner year in 2017 with $3.6 Billion in closed transactions, which was up 34% over the prior year. Jay has been a key figure in the growth of the brand, which is now represented in luxury real estate markets in 60 countries and six continents through its partnership with London-based Knight-Frank Residential.

A graduate of the University of Western Ontario in London, Ontario, Canada, Jay completed the study abroad program in Tel Aviv, Israel while earning his bachelor’s degree. He went in to earn his Juris Doctorate from the University of Miami School of Law in May of 1998. A member of the Florida Bar Association, Jay serves on the Board of Governors for the Miami Beach Chamber of Commerce, as President of the Executive Board of Mt. Sinai Medical Center Foundation and is a member of the Miami Association of Realtors Leadership Board.

Recently, Jay was accepted to the Forbes Real Estate Council, an invitation-only community for real estate executives, where he shares his industry expertise and insights into the dynamic Florida luxury real estate market with readers of nationally recognized Forbes Magazine.

“Agent success is the foundation of my daily motivation and the driver behind my passion for Douglas Elliman. The quality caliber and relentless determination for success that many of our agents possess makes what I do particularly satisfying. As a mentor of mine once told me, if you have a passion for what you do, you will never work a day in your life and I am fortunate enough to say that’s how I feel every day.”

Finalists: Alicia Cervera Sr. (Cervera Real Estate), Iliana Abella (Compass Florida)

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