As a senior executive who has served over 25 years in the luxury retail arena, Doug has worked with such international brands as Giorgio Armani and Gucci. Bringing this experience and knowledge to the real estate profession, Doug will leave no stone unturned in finding or selling luxury real estate for his clients—whether it's a co-op, condo, townhouse, villa in the South of France or even a castle in Italy. Doug's global understanding of the residential real estate market helps provide his clients with the best service possible.
Born and raised in Jackson, Mississippi, I studied at Belhaven University and hold a BS in finance / accounting. By 1980, I relocated to New York to pursue a career in the luxury retail arena. And, my first retail job was with Giorgio Armani serving in various positions in the 15 years of experience and departing the company as SVP of Retail responsible for the overall GA and Emporio North America business.
In 2011, I joined the prestigious firm of Tom Ford International as Regional Director of Retail that allows me to continue to continue to develop my forte in the Luxury Retail Arena. I also, served as the VP of retail when Mr. Ford was creative director for Gucci Group. I divide my time between New York City and East Hampton: live with my four-legged friend Kalos, an Italian hound. I have a passion for interior, architect design, luxury retail, real estate and I am an avid reader.
What do you do best?
Listen to my clients and understand their needs and able to meet their expectations in a real estate transaction and an in advisory role.
What makes you the best?
My Global business understanding and trying to stay on top in the ever-changing real estate arena constant study and real estate knowledge – making sure that your provide the ultimate service for your client and, in many cases I also, act as the property manager for many of my clients real-estate investments. Be it a 1031 exchange or an owner’s property being leased. I am a full service broker.
How will you stay the best?
My evolving with technology and having a global international perspective of the real estate business, as well as art, design, and in general a modern understanding of the consumer: A Renaissance approach to my business and clients.
I feel the transformation from a Luxury Retail Executive to a Real Estate Executive after spending three decades with brands as: Giorgio Armani, Gucci, and Tom Ford. I am taking the same high level of execution to my Real Estate Business.
What are your aspirations?
Personal: Treating all people with honesty and integrity. And, getting more involved in Animal-Rights – “The global Cruelty to Animals has to stop.”
Business: To be one of the Top Brokers in New York City – providing service and knowledge of the industry that is unparallel – This is the same question Ms. Elizabeth Stribing, asked me when I first interview with her – and the same answer, perhaps, not there yet but confident I am on the way… and, as a client be assured you will receive unparallel service should you decide to liaison with me in your real estate future.
Most challenging moment?
I find challenges opportunities to reevaluate and find solutions. If there is an obstacle I solve the problem – and I am very accountable in business.
What fascinates you?
Morning walks at 5:30 AM with my pet Kalos in Central Park before Manhattan awakes – and, thinking about my first visit to the city in 1983 – “If you can make here you can make it anywhere as the song says.” It is truly a fantastic opportunity to be part of the greatest city in the Word! New York…. And, it’s every evolving Real Estate industry.
The mind is everything. What you think you become. –Buddha
My copy of War and Piece, My Vintage Patek Philippe Watch, and yes, my I phone: as in my real estate business I am always available for my clients: Domestic or International.
A Great Book
My pet Kalos: