Douglas Elliman nabs top NYC producer from Compass

Lindsay Barton Barrett said Douglas Elliman's long track record in the new development space was the reason behind the move


NEW YORK December 19, 2018 –


Douglas Elliman Real Estate on Wednesday announced the addition of top producer and former Compass associate broker Lindsay Barton Barrett to its New York City team. Barton Barrett closed more than $200 million in sales in 2017 and was the broker behind the $15.5 million sale of 140 Columbia Heights in 2018 — one of the highest priced townhouses ever sold in Brooklyn.

“Lindsay is highly regarded throughout the industry for her fine-tuned negotiating skills, honed from her background in law, as well as for providing an unparalleled level of service to her clients,” said Douglas Elliman Realty, LLC chairman Howard M. Lorber in a press release. “She easily transitions between our very important Brooklyn and Manhattan markets, which adds to her prowess as an agent.”

Before launching her career in real estate sales, the Cornell University and Columbia Law School grad was a real estate attorney for two New York City firms.

Then, in 2003, she joined The Corcoran Group, a Realogy brand, where she specialized in new residential developments and townhouses. After 12 years with Corcoran, Barton Barrett took her talents to Compass in 2015 — two years after the brokerage’s launch.

“I am exceedingly grateful for the many talented agents and mentors I have been fortunate to work alongside throughout my career,” she said in a prepared statement. “My move to Douglas Elliman – with its deep well of new development expertise and entrepreneurial culture – is the best place for me to service my clients, customers and grow my business with my team.”

In an interview with The Real Deal, Barton Barrett elaborated on her move from Compass to Douglas Elliman and said that the brokerage’s work with new developments, which includes the early-November launch of FOLIO — a sales and digital marketing platform created in conjunction with Knight Frank Residential that aggregates, organizes, and shares new development information with buyers’ agents around the world, was the driving force behind her decision.

“It made sense for me to be somewhere where I could really take advantage of a long track record of new development sales,” she said.

Barton Barrett is currently representing six newly constructed passive house single-family townhouses on 29-35 Carroll Street and will be working with her three-agent team out of Douglas Elliman’s 111 Fifth Avenue location.

“I have long admired Lindsay’s skill and tenacity and I am so pleased to welcome her to Douglas Elliman where I am confident we will prove to be great assets to one another,” said Douglas Elliman president and CEO Steven James.

Article image credited to Douglas Elliman/Lindsay Barton Barrett
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