Each Friday, Robbie Briggs, president and CEO of Briggs Freeman Sotheby’s International Realty, writes about luxury, trends, business and more in the advertising pages of the Mansion section of The Wall Street Journal. Below is his letter of February 19, 2021.
FROM MY PERSPECTIVE
As the saying goes: The best never rest.
That absolutely applies to the agents and staff of Briggs Freeman Sotheby’s International Realty. In one of the wildest markets in our brokerage’s six-decade history, they continue to zig, zag, adapt and excel — and raise that bar. The pandemic has thrown them every curve in the book, but it hasn’t thrown one of them off-course.
In fact, for 2020, our agents set a new record for our total transaction volume. In 60 years and counting, we’ve never sold, found, leased and facilitated more properties or deals for so many happy clients. Among our 400+ experts across North Texas, I’d like to shine a little light on the ones who had a year they will never forget.
Companywide, our top team is the Faisal Halum Group, with Faisal Halum, Bill Churchill and Jeanne Milligan. And, our top individuals, companywide, are Ann Shaw and Caroline Summers. All of these folks — who are also the top team and individuals at our Dallas office in Turtle Creek — had a 2020 for the history books.
In our Fort Worth office: Top team: The Spann Group (Jeremy Spann, Laura Spann, Michelle Stum, Carol Van Hook). Top individual: Ashley Mooring.
For our Lakewood office: Top team: Elizabeth Mast Team (Elizabeth Mast, Leslie Thornton). Top individual: Becky Oliver.
At our North office, in Plano: Top team: The Gina Lester Team (Gina Lester, Dawn Capitel). Top individual: Linda Baker.
For our Southlake office: Top team: The Newton Kell Team (Marilyn Newton, Theresa Kell). Top individual: Carrie Smith.
In our Ranch and Land division: Top team: Burgher Ray Ranch Group (David Burgher, Harlan Ray, Clay Bebee, Barbara Kurilecz). Top individual: James Sammons III.
And, in our Commercial division: Top individual: Jim Eagle.
We also give — each year — awards for agents and staffers who demonstrate selflessness, philanthropy, mentorship and more. Come see the names of all of our winners at briggsfreeman.com/top.
And, believe me, behind these superstars are assistants, staffers, executives and fellow agents who couldn’t be more proud. Thank you, everyone — and to every client, now and before.
I bet the best is yet to come.
President and CEO