Douglas Elliman Announces Appointment of Two Executive Managers of Sales

Real Estate In-Depth | January 2016

Louise Colonna

Douglas Elliman Real Estate announced recently that that Louise Colonna and Paul Tollefson have joined the firm as executive managers of sales in Westchester. Colonna will lead the Scarsdale office, and Tollefson will head up the firm’s Chappaqua, Armonk and Pleasantville offices.

“We’re thrilled to have established such a strong leadership team in Westchester, and for Louise and Paul to be joining us,” said Dottie Herman, President & CEO of Douglas Elliman. “Their expertise and leadership skills will be vital as we continue to expand our business and reach in the region.”

In her role as executive manager of sales of the Scarsdale office, Colonna will oversee the office’s 40-plus agents and day to day operations. With over 30 years of real estate experience, including 15 years in management, Colonna previously served as a Branch Manager for Coldwell Banker in White Plains.

Paul Tollefson
Paul Tollefson

Tollefson as the executive manager of sales of the Chappaqua, Armonk and Pleasantville offices and will oversee approximately 80 agents. Tollefson relocated to Northern Westchester last year from San Francisco, where he owned and operated a luxury boutique real estate agency which he later sold to Coldwell Banker—an agency which maintained the highest sales volume per agent in San Francisco. Most recently, Tollefson was a sales associate at Ginnel Real Estate in Bedford.