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The Partnership of Peter and Mark

March 12, 2020

How a shared belief in timeless business values turned into an award-winning success story

Peter Barkin and Mark Gilman wearing suits and standing together in front of a well stocked bar.

What turns good business ventures into great ones? As Peter Barkin and Mark Gilman know, it’s finding the right partner who will go the distance with you. Their successful business together, the Barkin-Gilman Group, is now in its 18th year and still going strong. Their story is remarkable and yet not at all surprising, given the way they’ve shared the same vision, business values, and compatible skills from the very beginning.

Peter and Mark met in 2002 when they both worked independently. They grew to respect each other’s accomplishments and discovered that they had the same work ethic, goals, and business values. Both were always the first in the office and the last to leave. A handshake wasn’t just a gesture, honesty in everything they did, and good communication was paramount to success.

They formed the Barkin-Gilman Group in 2002 and made it into the highly respected and successful brand within the South Florida real estate community that it is today.

A brand built on customer focus

The success of the Barkin-Gilman partnership comes down to a consistent focus on the needs of clients. Peter and Mark recently summed up the brand this way:

  • Staying humble and never letting success define who we are.
  • Never take for granted what we have or how we started.
  • Constantly working on maintaining a stellar reputation that is recognized and respected in our industry.
  • Giving our clients more than they expect so each transaction exceeds their expectations.
  • Staying in front of the public via our marketing and staying consistent in our message.

Milestone moments of sales success

The 18-year partnership is one of the most successful in South Florida’s real estate history. Barkin-Gilman Group was in the top 3 Compass Florida teams for 2019 and was the number 1 Compass Florida team in 2018. They’ve achieved record-breaking sales, recording over $154 million in closed sales for 2018, and over $100 million as a team in each of the prior six years. They are a three-time awardee of the Society of Excellence and Florida 100 and recipients of the South Florida Business & Wealth (SFBW) 2019 Apogee Award.

The longevity of their successful partnership can also be attributed to Peter and Mark’s ability to evolve with the times, curate an extensive international database, and leverage the privileges of their real estate association memberships. We explore this history in our next blog.

Peter and Mark believe real estate is more than a business; it’s their passion. A proven track record, longevity in listing and selling of luxury estates in the greater East Fort Lauderdale area, and the ability to recreate themselves in a constantly evolving South Florida real estate market set the Barkin-Gilman Group apart.

They look forward to putting their partnership to work for you.

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