Michael Rankin & Jonathan Taylor
Co-founders, TTR Sotheby’s International Realty
CEO and Managing Partner, TTR Sotheby’s International Realty
The Washington affiliate of the international company has its fair share of the District’s luxury (and often historic) market with six of its current listings topping $10 million. In 2017 Sotheby’s nabbed “Merrywood,” the Potomac River estate in Virginia with the double distinction of having been Jacqueline Onassis’s childhood home and being owned by philanthropists Steve and Jean Case. Asking price: $49.5 million. The brokerage firm ended 2017 with $3.14 billion in sales, which included the highest on record for the Washington area: the $35 million sale of Dwight Schar’s McLean home. The firm’s banner year also included repping both sides of the $5.2 million McLean sale by Boston Properties co-founder Ray Ritchey and his wife Anne to Washington Capitals star T.J. Oshie. Then, earlier this year, a Georgetown town house where then-Senator John F. Kennedy first met Jacqueline Kennedy in 1951, also listed by Sotheby’s, was snapped up within days. In 2014, Sotheby’s agents were on both sides of the transaction for the historic Patterson Mansion sale in Dupont Circle for $20 million, a record price at the time.