Douglas Elliman Real Estate may have found the right duo to make their Great Neck office even greater.
Anthony Piscopio, the executive sales manager of the Roslyn office, will be co-managing the Great Neck branch with Lisa Strobing, the sales manager for their Williston Park office. While the two bring different experiences, both expressed a strong desire to grow the office and the company’s strength on the peninsula.
“It needs leaders,” Piscopio said of the Great Neck office in an interview, “and that’s exactly what it got.”
Their hiring comes as Douglas Elliman has begun to push more into the area and increase their market share.
Piscopio and Strobing described the Great Neck office as one brimming with potential, having around 80 agents, proximity to the city and a vibrant housing market.
“That’s why Great Neck is so promising,” Piscopio said. “You have a great agent base, great marketplace, and I’m going to have Lisa as well. We’re going to grow that office.”
Strobing brings 26 years in real estate, mostly in New York City.
In that capacity she also brings experience in selling co-operatives and condominiums, which are growing in Great Neck. Prior to that she worked as a financial consultant and stockbroker on Wall Street.
Piscopio, meanwhile, has worked in Long Island real estate for nearly two decades.
He said he oversaw development of the Roslyn branch from having a handful of agents to having over 90 staffers, but credited much of its success to the support staff, its administrator, agents and desk employees.
Piscopio also described Strobing as a “phenomenal manager,” saying her people skills, dedication and intelligence will be a tremendous asset in helping grow the office.
“Tony [Piscopio] and I both bring different strengths,” Strobing said in a separate interview.
Strobing said that they plan to upgrade the office, get new computer systems, and add more classes and workshops to “get agents up to speed.” She also noted they plan to push harder with advertising, promotion and community outreach.
“We’re trying to prioritize and take care of big ticket items first,” Strobing said.
Ultimately, Strobing said that working at the Williston Park office “has been a dream” and making the decision to transition over to the Great Neck office was a difficult one. But she said she intends to bring the same “invigorating environment” to her new office and looks forward to the experience.
“My head is completely spinning beyond belief, but in a good way,” Strobing said.