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William Pitt Sotheby's Names New Manager In Southport, Consolidates Offices

Brian Clarke will be the new manager of the William Pitt International Realty office in Southport.
Brian Clarke will be the new manager of the William Pitt International Realty office in Southport. Photo Credit: Contributed

FAIRFIELD, Conn. -- Brian A. Clarke, Jr. has been named Brokerage Manager for the William Pitt Sotheby's International Realty office in Southport.

Clarke has been a top-producing sales agent for 12 years, most recently based out of the firm’s brokerage in Wilton, where for the first six months of 2016 he ranked no. 1 in closed units and no. 2 in closed dollar volume.

William Pitt Sotheby's also announced it has just completed a renovation of its Southport on the Harbor brokerage, located at 251 Main Street. It will consolidate its local operations in town to conduct business out of the newly remodeled space, closing its second Southport location at 250 Pequot Ave.

A lifelong resident of Fairfield County, Clarke brings a significant list of accomplishments to his new position as manager. In addition to his sales performance, Clarke was listed this year among Fairfield County’s “40 Under 40” by Fairfield County Business Journal, a recognition the prestigious publication grants annually to the top 40 business professionals under the age of 40 in a variety of industries across the county, including banking, finance, insurance, real estate, technology, non-profits and more. Clarke is also the recipient of several Five-Star Realtor Awards by both Connecticut Magazine and Westchester Magazine, and was featured in the May Connecticut issue of Top Agent Magazine.

Prior manager Brad Kimmelman will now serve as brokerage manager for the same company’s office in Scarsdale, N.Y., which does business as Julia B. Fee Sotheby’s International Realty. Kimmelman became the manager for the Southport brokerage in 2011, and quickly grew his sales team’s profits to ultimately achieve a No. 2 market share position, a dramatic increase from when he first assumed leadership.

“I am so excited and honored to transition into a management role with William Pitt Sotheby’s International Realty,” said Clarke. “I am confident that in my new position I can continue to provide the Southport sales team with the high level of support to which they are accustomed, both from Brad and from our globally renowned brand. At the same time, my goal is to bolster their productivity by drawing upon my own sales experience and knowledge of our local housing markets.”

Prior to entering the real estate industry, Clarke gained skills in business and negotiation by managing two large veterinary practices in Fairfield County. Today, he maintains a heavy level of community involvement including with local chambers of commerce and the Lymphoma and Leukemia Society, as well as with coaching baseball.

William Pitt Sotheby’s International Realty began operating from the 251 Main St. location in August 2015, when it acquired the assets of the reputable firm Nicholas H. Fingelly Real Estate. Now the company will combine its full local sales force in the harbor-front office to work together under one roof.

“Merging our two Southport locations helps us not only to achieve greater efficiency in leadership and operations, but also provides our agents with a strong team environment that allows for more opportunity to collaborate and draw upon one another’s strengths,” said Paul Breunich, President and Chief Executive Officer of William Pitt Sotheby’s International Realty. “In addition, we have been running our two Southport offices as one, so we feel this consolidation makes perfect business sense.”

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