Jared Ringel is joining One Sotheby’s International Realty’s office in Boca Raton.
Ringel is moving from Compass to join his business partner, Erin Omiatek, at One Sotheby’s and launch the Modern Group, according to a press release. The agents joining their team include Marc Coriaty, Chris Scoppettone, Noah Rosenthal, Joshua Gold, Paola Forero, Abigail Bromberg, Brooke Bogart, Jamie Jaeger, Lisa Valko, Perry Dubinsky, Lina Zelman, Erin Pierce, Paris Davis and Silvia Machado.
Ringel previously led the Atlas team at Compass’ Boca Raton office, which at one point included 60 agents, he said. With that team, Ringel closed more than $1 billion in deals in the past five years, according to the release.
Ringel said he was “always very happy at Compass” and not looking to leave when he struck up a friendship with One Sotheby’s Senior Vice President Chris Anthony.
“We played a little golf, went to a couple concerts,” he said. It turned into lunches to discuss a possible move, and then the decision to move. Ringel liked One Sotheby’s international reach and national network of agents, he said.
“I want to be… the people [Sotheby’s agents] call when they have a deal they want to do in South Florida,” he said.
Daniel de la Vega, president of Coconut Grove-based One Sotheby’s, said the brokerage will continue to recruit in Palm Beach County as it expands its operations there. The firm recently took over sales and marketing from Douglas Elliman of BGI Capital and Blue Road’s planned Alba Palm Beach condominium in West Palm Beach. It marks One Sotheby’s first new development sales project in Palm Beach County.
“The Palm Beach [County] market is very important to us,” de la Vega said.
Ringel anticipates more growth in Palm Beach County, noting a recent “drift north” as prices surge in Miami. One Sotheby’s joins other South Florida brokerages in following buyers in this northward move, adding agents and offices in Broward and Palm Beach counties.
“Everyone wants to be in Florida,” Ringel said. “I think there’s going to be another pop.”