Top-producing Fairfield County agent brings strong track record in sales and deep local market expertise to new management position
Southport, Conn. – September 15, 2016 – William Pitt Sotheby’s International Realty today announced that Brian A. Clarke, Jr. has been named Brokerage Manager for the firm’s office in Southport, Conn. Clarke has been a top-producing sales agent for 12 years, most recently based out of the firm’s brokerage in Wilton, Conn., where for the first six months of 2016 he ranked no. 1 in closed units and no. 2 in closed dollar volume.
A lifelong resident of Fairfield County, Clarke brings a significant list of accomplishments to his new position as manager. In addition to his sales performance, Clarke was listed this year among Fairfield County’s “40 Under 40” by Fairfield County Business Journal, a recognition the prestigious publication grants annually to the top 40 business professionals under the age of 40 in a variety of industries across the county, including banking, finance, insurance, real estate, technology, non-profits and more. Clarke is also the recipient of several Five-Star Realtor Awards by both Connecticut Magazine and Westchester Magazine, and was featured in the May Connecticut issue of Top Agent Magazine.
Prior manager Brad Kimmelman will now serve as brokerage manager for the same company’s office in Scarsdale, N.Y., which does business as Julia B. Fee Sotheby’s International Realty. Kimmelman became the manager for the Southport brokerage in 2011, and quickly grew his sales team’s profits to ultimately achieve a #2 market share position, a dramatic increase from when he first assumed leadership.
“I am so excited and honored to transition into a management role with William Pitt Sotheby’s International Realty,” said Clarke. “I am confident that in my new position I can continue to provide the Southport sales team with the high level of support to which they are accustomed, both from Brad and from our globally renowned brand. At the same time, my goal is to bolster their productivity by drawing upon my own sales experience and knowledge of our local housing markets.”
Prior to entering the real estate industry, Clarke gained skills in business and negotiation by managing two large veterinary practices in Fairfield County. Today, he maintains a heavy level of community involvement including with local chambers of commerce and the Lymphoma and Leukemia Society, as well as with coaching baseball.
“Brian has demonstrated a tremendous passion and enthusiasm for real estate throughout his career as an agent,” said Paul Breunich, President and CEO of William Pitt and Julia B. Fee Sotheby’s International Realty. “I believe his local expertise and incredible track record in production will prove a great asset to our Southport agents. I look forward to seeing him bring his considerable talents to our leadership team.”
About William Pitt and Julia B. Fee Sotheby’s International Realty
Founded in 1949, William Pitt and Julia B. Fee Sotheby’s International Realty manages a $3.9-billion portfolio with more than 1,000 sales associates in 28 brokerages spanning Connecticut, Massachusetts, and Westchester County, New York. William Pitt and Julia B. Fee Sotheby’s International Realty is the largest Sotheby’s International Realty(R) affiliate globally and the 28th-largest real estate company by sales volume in the United States. A full-service real estate firm headquartered in Stamford, Connecticut, William Pitt and Julia B. Fee Sotheby’s International Realty provides ancillary services including commercial services through its affiliation with Building and Land Technology, a second-generation development company based in Stamford, Connecticut; William Pitt Insurance Services; and an award-winning global relocation division. For more information, visit the website at williampitt.com.
Sotheby’s International Realty’s worldwide network includes approximately 19,000 sales associates located in approximately 850 offices throughout 65 countries and territories.
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