Real estate industry leader and veteran, Jay Phillip Parker has served as the Chief Executive Officer of Douglas Elliman’s Florida Brokerage since 2013. Responsible for the advancement of a leading provider of luxury real estate services across Florida, he has successfully grown Douglas Elliman’s presence in markets from Miami, Jupiter to Palm Beach and St. Petersburg with a total of 22 offices and more than 1,100 agents.
Under Jay’s leadership, Douglas Elliman Florida marked a banner year in 2018 with $4.7 Billion in total sales volume, which was up 30% over the prior year. Jay has been a key figure in the growth of the brand, which is now represented in luxury real estate markets in 60 countries and six continents through its partnership with London-based Knight-Frank Residential.
A graduate of the University of Western Ontario in London, Ontario, Canada, Jay completed the study abroad program in Tel Aviv, Israel while earning his bachelor’s degree. He went on to earn his Juris Doctorate from the University of Miami School of Law in May of 1998. A member of the Florida Bar Association, Jay serves on the Board of Governors for the Miami Beach Chamber of Commerce, as President of the Executive Board of Mt. Sinai Medical Center Foundation and a member of the Miami Association of Realtors Leadership Board.
Jay is also an active member of the Forbes Real Estate Council, an invitation-only community for real estate executives, sharing industry expertise and insights into the dynamic Florida luxury real estate market with readers of nationally recognized Forbes Magazine.