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Douglas Elliman real estate relocates its Greenwich office to a historic building – Westport News

GREENWICH — A historic building in central Greenwich is getting a new tenant.

The John Lockhart House at 75 Arch St. will be the new home of Douglas Elliman, a leading real estate firm that is relocating to the historic site from a nearby office. The office is the main headquarters for Douglas Elliman in Connecticut.

Built in about 1867 in the Second Empire style, the building is notable for its mansard roof. It has functioned as an office building for a number of years, serving as the office of David Ogilvy, a longtime Greenwich real estate broker who died in 2020. It was landmarked by the Greenwich Historical Society in 2013. Ogilvy oversaw the renovations of the building when he moved his business there in 1987.

Douglas Elliman doesn’t have far to go, as its current office is close by.

“While we have enjoyed our time at 88 Field Point Road in Greenwich, it is time we trade up to a larger space for the betterment of our successful agents and their clients,” said Scott Durkin, president and CEO of Douglas Elliman. “We are incredibly proud to call the John Lockhart House home and look forward to conducting best-in-class real estate service from our new stomping ground.”

The new site will house 70 agents and what the company calls a growing real estate business. The four-story building includes 6,000 square feet of space. Douglas Elliman said proximity to the nearby Metro-North train station was a plus. An executive with the company, Michael Fitzgibbon, noted that the staff at the office would be “active, engaged members of the surrounding community.”

The real-estate firm has been reporting significant sales this year. The Greenwich office closed a record $281,958,000 in real estate sales in 2020, a 34 percent increase in sales volume from 2019. In January of this year, a company agent brought a buyer to Tommy Hilfiger’s estate at 30 John St. for $45 million, the highest sale in Greenwich so far this year.

Founded in 1911, Douglas Elliman bills itself as the largest brokerage in the New York metro area.



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