Sotheby’s Ellie Johnson resigns after decade at firm

Ellie Johnson, the longtime senior vice president and manager of the Upper East Side office of Sotheby’s International Realty, has resigned, according to a spokesperson for the firm. Marissa Ghesquiere, the company’s former corporate counsel, is taking the reins until Sotheby’s can recruit a new senior manger, the spokesperson said. Johnson’s reasons for leaving the […]

Compass taps Sotheby’s John Gicking to co-captain Hamptons ops

John Gicking Take a punch, throw a punch. After losing its top Hamptons executive to Sotheby’s International Realty, Compass has poached a new manager from within Sotheby’s ranks. The firm tapped John Gicking, a former Wall Street executive who managed Sotheby’s East Hampton office, as senior managing director of sales, it said Thursday. Gicking will […]

Compass’ Ed Reale defects to Sotheby’s

From left: Ed Reale and Kathy Korte Ed Reale, who spent five years at Brown Harris Stevens before jumping to Compass in October to lead its nascent Hamptons operation, is on the move again, this time to Sotheby’s International Realty. The sales manager and real estate attorney will lead Sotheby’s offices in Southampton and Bridgehampton, […]