Douglas Elliman Florida COO Gus Rubio Honored with the 2017 Apogee Award


Gus Rubio

South Florida Business & Wealth Magazine Recognizes Rubio as Leading Chief Operating Officer in Miami-Dade

Douglas Elliman Florida is pleased to announce that Gus Rubio, Chief Operating Officer (COO), has been named the top COO for Miami-Dade County in the 2017 Apogee Awards by South Florida Business & Wealth (SFBW)magazine.

SFBW is the leading provider and trusted resource for business and economic information affecting the region. The publication’s Apogee Awards, presented by StevenDouglas, recognize and honor distinguished leaders who hold positions in the C-Suite of companies. With one honoree per category from Miami-Dade, Broward and Palm Beach, the awards reflect talent throughout South Florida.

“I am honored to be recognized by South Florida Business and Wealth magazine with the Apogee Award,” said Rubio. “It is humbling to have been nominated for this award among such an esteemed group of professionals.”

With more than 25 years of national and international experience leading global services for some of the world’s largestreal estate brands, Rubio possesses a deep understanding of the global audience and uses his expertise to further the growth and success of Douglas Elliman Florida.Known as a forward-thinking professional with a stellar reputation, his executive leadership focuses on driving the company’s record growth by recognizing new opportunities in an industry that provides seemingly unlimited avenues for creating wealth and value.

Prior to joining Douglas Elliman, Rubio served as Chief Operating Officer for ONE Sotheby’s International Realty where he oversaw nine offices, numerous development marketing projects, more than 360 sales associates and 45 staff employees. The driving force behind the organization’s strategic initiatives and company culture, he helped to set new company records and played a key role in growing one of the world’s leading real estate brands with sales over $95 billion in 2016.

On his way to Chief Operating Officer, Rubio also held positions including Executive Vice President for Realogy’s Global Services Division, where he was responsible for developing Sotheby’s International Realty as well as the company’s five other real estate brands including Better Homes & Gardens, Century 21, Coldwell Banker, Coldwell Banker Commercial and ERA. Earlier in his career, Rubio worked at AOL Latin America, StarMedia Networks and United Airlines.

“I can’t think of anyone more deserving of this prestigious award,” said Jay Phillip Parker, CEO of Douglas Elliman’s Florida Brokerage. “It is an honor to work with Gus whose leadership qualities are nothing short of inspirational.He always has a pat on the back and word of positive advice for our team. He is an integral asset to Douglas Elliman and we are proud to have him represent our firm.”

Douglas Elliman Florida remains the number one brokerage in Miami Beach and Wellington and is ranked among the top four brokerages nationwide. Within the past year alone the Florida brokerage welcomed more new agents than any other firm in South Florida, growing to more than 1,000 agents across its continued expansion. The firm is the forefront of emerging trends, new development and stands as an industry leader throughout the South Florida market and beyond.

About Douglas Elliman Real Estate

Established in 1911, Douglas Elliman Real Estate is the largest brokerage in the New York Metropolitan area and the fourth largest residential real estate company nationwide. With more than 7,000 agents, the company operates approximately 110 offices in Manhattan, Brooklyn, Queens, New Jersey, Long Island, the Hamptons & North Fork, Westchester, Greenwich, South Florida, Colorado and California. Moreover, Douglas Elliman has a strategic global alliance with London-based Knight Frank Residential for business in the worldwide luxury markets spanning 60 countries and six continents. The company also controls a portfolio of real estate services including Douglas Elliman Development Marketing; Manhattan’s largest residential property manager, Douglas Elliman Property Management with over 250 buildings; and DE Commercial. For more information on Douglas Elliman as well as expert commentary on emerging trends in the real estate industry, please visit

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