Douglas Elliman goes to Washington |

First real estate firm Ruth Boyer O’Dea and Evan Lacopo open first washington d.c.-regional offices later this year

NEW YORK, November 17, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — Douglas Elliman Realty, one of the largest independent residential real estate agencies in United Statesannounced its intention to open three sites in washington d.c., Arlington, Virginia and Bethesda, Maryland. The company has used leading brokers Ruth Boyer O’Dea and Evan Lacopo lead a team of customer service agents in the nation’s capital, Virginia and Maryland. Boyer O’Dea and Lacopo will both be co-chairs.

“We are extremely proud to plant our flag in washington d.c.,” said Howard M. Lorberexecutive chairman of Douglas Elliman. “Establishing this new home in our nation’s capital is both symbolic and strategic to our mission to be a truly international brokerage.”

by Douglas Elliman imminent arrival in Washington is the latest in a series of significant steps taken by the brokerage firm to expand its national footprint by entering new markets and strengthening its presence in existing strongholds. During the first three quarters of 2022, the firm opened new offices in Las Vegas, Nevada; Nantucket, MA; New Canaan, Connecticut; Houston, TX; Orange County, California and Basalt, Colorado.

In addition to expanding by Douglas Elliman in the United States, Metro DC’s new locations will provide key hubs for international real estate sales, purchases and investments, allowing clients and agents to take advantage of the brokerage’s global network through its partnership with the London-based Knight Frank Residential.

“Our long-standing relationship with Knight Frank ensures Douglas Elliman the largest private global real estate network, giving us in-depth insight into the properties, investments and ultra-high net worth individuals driving the market,” said Scott Durkin, CEO of Douglas Elliman Realty. “Our arrival at Washington will enable us to leverage this partnership and help connect customers and agents from around the world to our nation’s capital. »

Join Douglas Elliman of TTR Sotheby’s International Realty, Boyer O’Dea and Lacopo will together bring four decades of experience as real estate professionals to the region.

“Few brokers know and understand the DC metro area like Ruth and Evan,” said Rick MoeserBusiness Development CEO, Douglas Elliman. “We are delighted to welcome them to the Elliman family and hope they will lead us to do great things here.”

After arriving in washington d.c. in 1984 to attend Georgetown Universitywhere she obtained an undergraduate degree and a master’s degree in public policy (environmental regulation), Boyer O’Dea began her career in real estate at Arlington in 2003.

“Even as a national brokerage with international reach, Douglas Elliman understands how to operate at the local level,” said Boyer O’Dea. “The business is poised to make a significant impact in our local market, and I look forward to starting this exciting new chapter in my career with Douglas Elliman.”

Raised in VirginiaLacopo worked as a realtor in DC, Virginia and Maryland since 2003.

“As a Washington native, I’m thrilled to be able to help Douglas Elliman put down roots in my hometown,” Lacopo said. “Our shared vision will raise the bar for how real estate is handled in the DC market.”

Prior to his real estate career, Boyer O’Dea served as Registrar for Georgetown University Law School and National Sales Manager for ExamSoft Worldwide, Inc. before working for Mickey Simpson Builders, Ltd, Griffin Head Renovation & Design and Sheridan & Associates. It has earned the EcoBroker designation for its commitment to environmental sustainability. Longtime resident of Lyon Village in the Clarendon neighborhood ArlingtonBoyer O’Dea currently sits on the board of Bridle Paths, a therapeutic riding program for people with physical, cognitive, psychological and emotional challenges.

A seasoned residential real estate professional, Lacopo co-founded and sold a successful national mortgage company and developed and managed teams of real estate agents producing over half a billion sales annually. He has served on several non-profit boards and is active in the community. Lacopo lives Arlington with his wife, Adela, and their daughter. He currently serves on the Professional Standards Committee of the Northern Virginia Association of Realtors and is a graduate of the Leadership Center for Excellence. He was recently named Vice Chairman of the Professional Standards Committee of the Northern Virginia Association of Realtors and is a graduate of the Leadership Center for Excellence.

About Douglas Elliman Inc.

Douglas Elliman Inc. (NYSE: DOUG, “Douglas Elliman“) owns Douglas Elliman Realty, LLC, which is one of the largest residential brokerage firms in United States with operations in New York, Florida, California, Texas, Colorado, Nevada, Massachusetts, Connecticut, Maryland, Virginia and washington d.c. In addition, Douglas Elliman researches, utilizes and invests in disruptive real estate technology (“PropTech”) solutions and ventures and provides other real estate services, including development marketing, property management, and settlement and escrow services in certain markets . Additional information about Douglas Elliman Realty is available on its website,

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