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Dorothy “Dottie” Herman

Chief Executive Officer

Douglas Elliman

Herman remains a powerful leader in the industry after selling her 29 percent stake in Douglas Elliman in late 2018 for $40 million. Still officially CEO and spokesperson for the company, she stepped away from day-to-day operations after selling her stake in the company. Douglas Elliman’s over 7,000 agents do over $45 billion in annual sales.

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