With a professional history in customer service, Karen Ongkiko is right at home in the world of real estate. Her background runs that gamut from retail to the medical field and bartending. Today her days are spent locating that perfect apartment from one client to the next. She is hard working and known for putting each customer’s needs about all else.
Karen offers her clients the benefits of truthfulness and loyalty. You can count on her to be honest to a fault and to never give up on the hunt for the perfect home. Her searches take her to the crème-de-la-crème of apartments in Chelsea, Gramercy and the Flatiron districts.
Karen is originally from the Philippines. She currently lives in Queens and appreciates the convenience and diversity of all things Big Apple. She attended college in New York and Nevada.
Richard Beda really gets around. Whether on two wheels as an avid cyclist or on two feet as a real estate rental agent. Either way, he makes sure he accomplishes what he sets out to do. Previously employed in both a restaurant and athletic facility, Richard segued into real estate to stay on the move and avoid a sedentary desk job. And as a native New Yorker, Richard loves the City and really knows the many ins and outs of its diverse neighborhoods.
Richard prides himself on being a truly nice and caring person, traits that shine through in his real estate work on a daily basis. He is honest and understanding and puts his heart and soul into everything he does. He works extra hard to make a perfect match between apartment and client fulfilling their needs within their budget. Richard specializes in the entire City. He is more than happy to take clients from one end of New York to the other in the hunt for the perfect home.
Richard has resided in Brooklyn all his life. He is a devoted fan of music dating from the 1960s to the present. When not listening to music he can be found riding his bicycle throughout the five boroughs and New York suburbs.
One thing’s for sure, Smaro Salaoutis is decidedly in her own element with Greek roots and New York City know-how.
Prior to becoming a real estate agent, she was employed at NYU Medical Center in research. Today, she utilizes her fine attention to detail when researching apartments for sale or rent.
Smaro is a big believer in meaningful communication between agent and client. She listens carefully to a customer’s wants and needs and responds in kind. She is always courteous creating a process that is enjoyed by buyers and sellers alike. She does her very best to understand her client’s problems and resolve them to everyone’s satisfaction.
Originally from Greece, Smaro is a graduate of City College majoring in Humanities. Nowadays she resides in Gramercy Park. She is also a member of the Greek Chamber of Commerce.
Andi Muskaj is a bonafide workaholic. With a background in retail he knows the ins and outs of great customer service oh-so-well. Today, he uses those skills in the world of real estate to pave the way for a smooth process that ensures each client’s dreams becomes reality. In addition to his ability as a people person, Andi is right at home with skills that range from great communication to plenty of persuasiveness and advanced technology know-how.
Andi likes to provide a litany of real estate services for his clients. His services may start with the search for a great home but he also helps client’s adjust to their new surroundings, is the go-to person whenever they have a question about real estate, before and after the lease is signed, and makes the transaction utterly smooth and effortless. But there’s significantly more to Andi than meets the eye. He’s enthusiastic, honest, hard-working, easy to talk to and downright knowledgeable!
Andi is originally from Albania and is a graduate of the Zicklin School of Business at Baruch College. He holds a Bachelor of Business Administration Degree with a major in finance and a double minor in economics and psychology. He resides in Astoria, Queens. When not pounding the pavement of Manhattan’s many neighborhoods, he can be found playing tennis, working out and discovering exciting new places to spend his leisure time.
Deborah Abraham is a rare resource: she is a native New Yorker who uses her diverse background to help people from around the world find new homes, investment properties or commercial locations for their businesses.
Deborah’s attention to detail and professional skills were honed in her early career at New York University producing events (for as many as 14,000 attendees), developing and managing programs including the Clive Davis Program for Recorded Music at Tisch School of the Arts, and working on numerous fundraising initiatives. During those 15 years at NYU, Deborah also devoted time to community outreach, earned her BA in International Studies and pursued her Masters for Public Administration.
While looking for a new home, Deborah discovered a new passion that ignited a new career: Real Estate! Deborah’s diplomacy, ability to listen to others and her ability to bring about the meeting of minds all comes from her years as a producer and fundraiser. Having 8 years now in Real Estate, Deborah is a seasoned Rentals, Sales and Commercial professional. “My goal is to develop long-term relationships with clients so that I may service all of their real estate needs, throughout their lives.”
Away from the office, Deborah enjoys cooking for family and friends, volunteering, traveling to exotic beach locations, dancing to current and old-school beats and exploring the City. "When out with clients, I often find myself pointing out landmarks as well as the best places to hear live music and dine. Not to mention, the best places to shop!"
Deborah, an agent with a "Yes, I can!" attitude, welcomes the opportunity to provide consistent, exceptional, personalized and confidential service to every Rental, Sales or Commercial customer.
Leave it to real estate agent Ken Schiff to unlock the doors to the City’s deepest secrets. As a native New Yorker, Ken knows just where to find its many nooks and crannies, historic homes and magical neighborhood s. With an emphasis on Downtown, Ken is certainly most at ease with Manhattan’s secrets below 34th Street. Come along for the ride and become privy tothe City’s little known facts and fantasies.
Ken believes whole-heartedly in an agent’s ability to listen, and really hear, a client’s wants and desires.
He takes pride in being diligent, hard-working, friendly and respectful. His real estate expertise is well rounded. In addition to being a broker for more than two decades Ken is a landlord and owns several commercial buildings. Today he is exceptually well-versed in the art and science of Manhattan real estate.
Born and bred in the Big Apple, Ken chose a change of venue at 20 when he moved across the pond to London. After a decade spent as a photojournalist in Europe he returned here and entered the world of real estate. He attended both the School of Visual Arts and Queensboro College.
Joon Kwon thrives in the fast-paced world of real estate rentals. As a former equities trader he is solidly in his element when it comes to renting one apartment after another. Joon believes a good agent listens to his clients and really hears what they have to say. Blessed with a keen understanding of the real estate market and its diverse neighborhoods, he does his best to play matchmaker for client and apartment alike.
Joon specializes in, and professes, an in-depth knowledge of apartments dotting Manhattan’s Upper East Side. He is personable and professional as well as highly organized and efficient. On a lighter note, Joon considers himself to be a “professional eater.” With a passion for New York’s eateries, clients look to him as the go-to person for restaurant recommendations from one end of Manhattan Island to another.
Joon was born in Korea and moved to the Big Apple as a child. He attended Hunter College High School, a nationally recognized educational institution, and later attended New York University where he received his Bachelor’s Degree in finance and economics
Shayla’s focused energy and intimate knowledge of the market has earned her a successful and thriving career in the industry. Her exceptional ability to accurately read into her clients needs is why her services are so sought after.
Originally a corporate event planner from Dallas, Texas, she has long been in the business of coordinating and helping others to realize their expectations and exceed them. Her undying passion for New York living has been the perfect platform for which Shayla can share the hidden values and best kept secret of each Manhattan neighborhood, while expertly guiding her clients through the often challenging market.
In Shayla’s free time she enjoys volunteering for various different charities and non-profit organizations.
Eric Facini always knew just what he wanted to do with his life. He entered the business of real estate at the tender age of 19. Ever since then his ambition has kept him on top of the world renting and selling apartments while working toward his Bachelor’s Degree in Business. Today his passion serves him well as a licensed real estate salesperson with Coldwell Banker AC Lawrence.
Eric likes to say he has dedicated his life to New York City real estate. It’s what gets him up in the morning and keeps him up at night. He possesses a strong work ethic, uncanny marketing ability and commitment to quality service. He’s known for a rapid fire response to every client’s needs ensuring the very best apartment find in the quickest period of time.
“I specialize in whatever my client wants,” says AC Lawrence real estate agent Tempestt Smith. And if that means honesty and a high degree of customer service you can count on her to deliver both. With a diverse background in law, and wedding and event planning, she knows just how to blend the business of real estate with its emotional counterpart. Light-hearted, yet professional to the core, Tempestt steadfastly gets the job done to every client’s delight.
Dedicated, persistent and empathetic, Tempestt knows what it takes to be a good agent. From first meeting to lease signing, she perseveres until the perfect home is found. She fully understands that finding the home of your dreams is one of life’s most fulfilling endeavors. With that knowledge in hand, this is one agent who balances the seriousness of apartment hunting with an experience that puts a smile on everyone’s face.
Tempestt got her start in New York and has resided in a half dozen states since that time. Today she’s back home having attended Kingsborough Community College in Brooklyn and graduating from Saint John’s University in Queens with a degree in marketing.
Anna’s hard work and efficiency are apparent from the start, as she works diligently to obtain top results for her clients. Having moved to New York just two years ago, she is no stranger to the process of finding the perfect home. Originally from Moscow, where she worked as an attorney, Anna brings to her clients a refreshing attitude and eagerness to succeed in finding the best deals available in the current market.
Anna’s best assests as a real estate professional include her understanding of the market, work ethic, and social skills. In addition to being a self described “people person”, Anna has a great ability to bring the most up-to date market information to her clients quickly and efficiently. Clients who have worked with Anna are impressed with her professionalism, friendliness, and determined attitude.
Previously Anna worked as a legal attorney in her home city of Moscow, where she honed her skills in problem solving and negotiation. As a current resident of the SoHo neighborhood, Anna enjoys the energy and diversity throughout the city.
For Katarzyna Mierzejewska it’s all in the family. And there’s nothing like a family affair when it comes to the world of real estate. Born into the business of apartment rentals nowadays Katarzyna spends her days renting Manhattan’s prime properties to a willing crowd at Coldwell Banker AC Lawrence.
Katarzyna takes pride in putting others before herself. Prospective clients are always number one for this agent who always gives it her all. She describes herself as being energetic and hard working with a well-developed funny bone. On a personal note you can count on Katarzyna to be understanding and caring – traits that endear her to customers and landlords alike.
Katarzyna originally hails from Poland and grew up in New York. She is a recent college graduate who holds a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Economics. She is fluent in Polish, is a confirmed dog lover and music aficionado.
When people first meet Amer Kaplan they really get a charge out him. Could it be his background in Electrical Engineering and Business Management? Chances are it’s the excitement he feels for his chosen field of real estate!
Amer’s approach to real estate is simple. He believes in being honest and straight forward making sure each client is treated with respect. He particularly appreciates the people contact this position requires and looks forward to meeting and greeting new clients on a daily basis.
Amer was born and raised in Amman, Jordan. Prior to moving to New York he called London, England home. He attended the University of London where he secured his Degree.
When it comes to Chanthan Montenegro’s approach to real estate one things for sure, it’s always in style. This former fashion pro spent her prior years as a sales, marketing and customer relations associate for a high-end women’s contemporary fashion house. Nowadays, she makes the most of her expertise at AC Lawrence in the world of real estate.
Chanthan’s interest in real estate runs deep. Even before making the transition she could be found on weekends trekking from one open house to the next – in her glory! She boasts a strong track record of client loyalty, accountability and confidentiality. She is responsible, reliable, honest and enthusiastic. Simply put, she is a pleasure to do business with.
Chanthan is bi-lingual in English and Spanish. She originally hails from the West Coast. Today she resides in Bedford Stuyvesant, Brooklyn. She holds an AA in General Studies as well as a Certificate in Product Development from the Fashion Institute of Technology.
Born in China, raised in New York’s Lower East Side, Lin Tang is a Manhattanite who brings a multi-cultural perspective to the Big Apple’s real estate market. While the majority of brokers specialize in more conventional neighborhoods, she makes it her business to ferret out the best Lower Manhattan, has to offer. With a background in the food management industry, Lin has extensive experience in sales and customer service that serve her well in the world of real estate.
Lin loves socializing, traveling and meeting new people, skills that prove beneficial when showing apartments and dealing with clients. She is organized, dedicated and has excellent communication skills. Clients routinely comment that when working with Lin she expects even more of herself than they expect of her. Goal-driven and detail-oriented, Lin leaves no stone unturned in the hunt for a home.
This native New Yorker studied Business Management at Queens College. She is anaficionado of all things Manhattan from the fact that it truly is a city that never sleeps to the fine dining that’s available from dawn to dusk.
With a background in the military Shahid Amin really knows how to get things done. Add that fact to his current enrollment in the NYPD auxiliary division and you can rest assured he’s a bona fide professional. Having mastered the technique of self discipline Shahid offers clients the relentless pursuit of perfect apartment rentals. He never dances around an issue. As a matter of fact, you can count on him for a straight answer and an honest approach to apartment hunting.
But there’s more to Shahid as a rental agent than his military and police ethos. During the course of his real estate career he has consistently been complimented on his strong work ethic, high moral standards and ambition that leaves no stone unturned in the search for a home. And as a relatively recent immigrant to New York, he professes a wholehearted appreciation for its diversity and convenience.
Shahid is originally from Bangladesh and has lived in New York for the past decade. During that period he has spent time in various neighborhoods in Brooklyn. He is currently a student at DeVry College studying Business Administration.
With ten years under her belt Itzel Machado knows the world of real estate inside out. Today she practices her expertise at Coldwell Banker AC Lawrence. A big believer in achieving the American Dream, leave it to Itzel to turn every client’s home fantasy into brick and mortar reality.
As a devoted people person Itzel knows precisely what it takes to make the process pleasurable for each and everyone. She is friendly and caring with a knack for really getting to know each client’s needs. She’s proud to provide great service with an approach to real estate that’s proactive and performance-driven.
Itzel was born and raised in Panama City, Panama. She currently resides in New Jersey. She graduated as a Paralegal from ECC in New Jersey. Her favorite hobby is writing and she boasts seven books published to date. She is fluent in Portuguese and Spanish.
David Rosen’s prior experience as a businessman with several stores in the New York area makes him an invaluable advisor in helping companies identify their real estate needs, and finding the most suitable retail and office space in Manhattan.
A commercial real estate specialist for over six years, David enjoys working with clients of all kinds and interacting with everyone from employees to CEOs. His previous 25 years as the owner of a successful dry cleaning operation fueled his experience in all facets of operating a small business, from production to retail, bookkeeping and customer service, plus honed his eye for real estate value having a plant in Stuyvesant Town as well as stores in several other locations.
David is very thorough in providing clients with prime locations as well as all the necessary information relevant to their requirements. From there, once the ideal site is found, he will negotiate expertly on your behalf to ensure the very best deal. Pleasant, perseverant, honest and professional are all compliments David continually hears from his satisfied clients.
Born in the Bronx, David went to City College where he obtained his Business degree. He has resided in Murray Hill since 1978. In spare time, he enjoys restaurants, the theatre and sports, particularly racquetball and tennis. He is also a longtime student at the Kabbalah Center where he does a great deal of volunteer work, charity and community service.
For agent Darren Marc Levene real estate is music to his ears. With an accompanying career as a music publisher and professional singer/songwriter he happily sings the praises of New York City’s many apartment rentals. Hard work defines Darren. He always goes that extra mile to satisfy his client’s dreams. He is a market expert and utilizes that knowledge to each client’s best advantage.
Honesty is always Darren’s best policy. Add to that the fact that he is personable and easy going and you have an agent who is easy to get along with. Always professional through and through Darren is one agent clients rave about. And when it comes to the communication process no one does it better than Darren. He spends substantial time and energy understanding just what a client wants and then delivers the goods.
A native New Yorker, today Darren resides in Chelsea. He attended the University of Miami where he majored in music and marketing. In addition to his passion for music, Darren professes a genuine interest in theater and film.
Carla C. de Schneider has always had a passion for business and the arts. Finding a synergy of these two passions has always been a career aspiration. To achieve this goal, Carla started her own pet clothing/accessory line last year. In addition, this AC Lawrence real estate agent is a licensed hair stylist whose creativity takes the form of chic cuts on New York’s best coiffed heads. Blessed with superlative people skills Carla knows just how to leverage in-depth product knowledge with dedicated discipline and drive in search of the perfect apartment.
Carla is responsible, trustworthy, hard working and takes pleasure in helping others. Furthermore she is extremely patient in dealing with clients and knows how to provide great customer service from first meeting to lease signing. She always makes it a point to be knowledgeable about apartments on the market facilitating time spent finding the right one. And she takes her relationships with clients very seriously, not just for this apartment, but for all their future real estate endeavors as well.
Carla was born and raised in Lima, Peru. She attended college in Germany studying Economic Language Correspondence and holds a New York State cosmetology license. She is multi-lingual and fluent in Spanish, English, German and Italian.
It’s all in the family for Holly Slayton. An East Village (EV) resident for over 20 years, Holly is a quintessential downtown New York entrepreneur. Holly is a NYC mom and a member of a local EV garden. Also a Milliner, Holly designs custom hats and luxury Bridal head wear for over 11 years. Holly is a member of Etsy NY. She mentors new members and organizes team night outs. Holly also teaches head wear design and sewing in her showroom.
It was a natural for Holly to make her move to Real Estate, with both parents firmly established in RE in Virginia, where she was raised. Her design aesthetic and her love of Real Estate are equal. Although
she has worked in all vicinities in Manhattan, she specializes in Gramercy, Flatiron, Union Square and her very own East Village. A good listener, she also loves to prepare the next person with the information they need to know to affect a smooth rental or sale transaction.
Naturally, success in one area carries over. You can count on her to never let success go to her head, having had her designs featured in over 100+ magazines, runway collections and classified with Elite Couture designers. Holly studied Millinery and Fashion at the FIT. In her spare time Holly goes to yoga and visits NY’s many museums with her daughter. She also takes the time to commune with nature by growing her own herbs and vegetables in an East Village community garden.
Holly is friendly and outgoing and a bon-a-fide people person offering excellent personal customer service. No matter where her she is employing her expertise, she listens and understands ultimately translating the information into their new home. Beyond those qualities she always is professional, honest and easy going.
You can count on rental agent Judy Forbin for a healthy dose of Manhattan real estate. This former healthcare professional brings with her to AC Lawrence a slew of qualities that make her a standout in the field. She makes it her business to research and share with client’s expert information on the New York City rental market and boasts an up-to-date knowledge of inventory on the Upper East Side, Flatiron, Gramercy and Murray Hill neighborhoods.
With client compliments that run the gamut from friendly to dedicated and ever-so-easy to get along with, Judy knows what it takes to be a successful real estate pro. She is adept at building rapport and trust and when it comes to possessing excellent interpersonal skills she is in her element. Self-motivated in the extreme, you know that you can trust Judy to track down the apartment of your dreams.
Judy is originally from New York where she attended Stony Brook University and NYU. She holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology and Biology as well as a Master’s Degree in Health Services Administration and Policy. And when she’s not renting apartments chances are you can find her in the kitchen baking up a storm in her small but thriving cupcake business.
When you first meet Samantha “Gracia” Lopez-Edwards, you will notice one thing. She leans toward to listen, really listen. She is a people person who gives you 100% of her attention, time and sincere effort to help you find the property you are looking for in New York City.
It’s not surprising to see this graciousness from her. After all, you don’t become a TV-host/ dancer, TV/film actress and restaurant manager in one of the premier Italian restaurants without some personality. The minute you talk to Samantha or “Gracia”, as she is fondly called sometimes for her generosity of spirit, you know she will take care of you.
Having lived in Murray Hill in New York City for more than a decade, Samantha imbibes the energy and diversity of the city. She guides clients about the lifestyle, educational system and over-all environmental benefit of their choices or preference by location or area.
So whether you feel you want to be closer to the Broadway shows (a personal favorite), the best restaurants (she loves to cook and eat), or the park (Central Park where she and husband spend leisure time with their two wirehaired English fox terriers), she can show you around, too.
Samantha knows how to strike a balance--when she needs to keep her distance and when to guide the client to make the best decision, and even when to really push herself to find you that elusive property you have in mind. She has the heart of a champion. She has won a golf tourney with the Filipino American Golfers Association (FAGA), where she sits as board member. She is also an active member of (EWGA-NY Chapter) Executive Women’s Golf Association.
People will like to know that Samantha also has a high referral rate and great listings of the hottest properties in New York, thanks to the solid relationships she has built through the years in the city and her dedication to the job she has grown to love so much. She is always up for a challenge to make your life easier. She is all about being truthful and honest to her new calling.
Caleb Smilgin began his real estate career in retail commercial and inked his second deal with none other than Donald Trump. Nowadays he’s closing the deal on residential rentals at AC Lawrence with an outlook that’s bright for sales as well. Former clients are generous in their praise with comments running the gamut from “great to work with, not your typical broker and very knowledgeable.”
Caleb provides an open and unbiased view of the available market tailored to the client’s needs and expectations. He is unabashedly easy going with a quick wit and sense of humor that consistently create a comfortable rapport. Add to those qualities tenacity and dedication to the search and you have customers coming back for more. He is trustworthy to a fault and believes in building trust with each client for best results time after time.
Caleb was born and raised in Yorkville on the Upper East Side. Today he resides in Spanish Harlem. He holds a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Communications Arts/Theater from Allegheny College. He partakes of much of the culture the City has to offer, enjoys outdoor sports and has a genuine interest in New York history.
Angela provides her clients with great customer service, a “can-do” attitude, and a desire to exceed their expectations. A New York native, her knowledge of the city is a great advantage, and her love of New York is apparent from the get-go. Angela currently resides in Jamaica, Queens. Her favorite things about the city are the variety of restaurants and entertainment, as well as the culture.
Angela believes her strong points are her interpersonal skills, organizational skills, and customer service. She strives to provide the best service for the client and is trustworthy and dependable. Clients appreciate her “can-do” attitude, knowledge of New York, and eagerness to go above and beyond to ensure the best for each and every client.
Angela’s professional background includes sales, marketing, and customer service. She chose real estate because she finds the NY real estate market very exciting and interesting. Her sales and customer service skills are a perfect match for real estate, and she is excited to put her training to use finding clients find the perfect homes.
Angela graduated from Spelman College with a B.A. in Political Science. In her spare time, she volunteers with a local shelter in my community and loves the visual arts.
As a recent transplant from the South, Chris Joffrion is totally enamored of the Big Apple. This former college professor has studied the ins and outs of New York real estate and has become a tried and true aficionado of the rental market. He is extremely personable, very easy to talk to and makes sure clients feel comfortable and at ease in his presence.
Chris considers himself to be more of a real estate coach than a salesperson, working closely with clients to find the home of their dreams. He has a keen ear and really listens when his clients speak. He values integrity above all else and they appreciate that fact. Chris genuinely puts client’s interests above all else and the results pay off with most returning time after time.
Originally from Baton Rouge, Louisiana, Chris received his BA in Communication Studies from Louisiana College and his Masters in Communication Studies from Texas Tech. Despite his southern roots Chris is totally at home in New York and enjoys all the City has to offer.
Amy O’Halloran Cutler has a heart as big as Manhattan’s real estate market. With volunteering duties at St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital and Memorial Sloane Kettering she’s at her best when helping others. This same philosophy holds true for her days at Coldwell Banker AC Lawrence. In the case of real estate clients they routinely benefit from her gregarious and giving nature.
Taking a tip from her volunteering work Amy strives to be a pleasure to work with. She makes it her mission to keep the stress level low so that the process is enjoyable for buyers, sellers and renters alike. She takes pride in her innate honesty and is known for the hard work she delivers day in and day out.
Amy attended Bucknell University with a Bachelor’s Degree in both Economics and English. She also holds an Accounting Degree from Fordham University. A lifelong Manhattanite, she was born, raised and lives today in Midtown East.
Coming from a long line of business owners, real estate agent Mackenzie Piccarreto is solidly in her element at AC Lawrence. She is the very first to admit that she’ll do whatever it takes to satisfy her customers quest for the perfect apartment. Highly self-motivated and driven to do her best, she knows just what it takes to successfully match each client with the apartment of their dreams time after time.
Mackenzie strives to provide her client’s with a much-needed peace of mind, something they all appreciate! Her approach begins by listening ever-so-carefully to their wants and needs. She is extremely honest, articulate and hard working. Her top priority? To eliminate stress and make the process as seamless as is humanly possible.
As a resident Manhattanite, Mackenzie resides downtown in the City’s Financial District. Originally from Rochester, New York, she received her Bachelor’s Degree in Marketing from the University of Buffalo. She later went on to complete her MBA in Management at St. John Fisher College.
Faye Samim understands the importance of having a place one can be proud to call a home. She has lived in and around some of the most beautiful real estate in and out of the United States and, after starting her own family, found that the greatest moment for her was when they found their own home. That’s why, for her, real estate is more than just numbers on paper; it’s about people, no matter who it is, and family, no matter how big or small.
Faye originally hails from Dubai, one of the most beautiful emirates within the UAE, where magnificent real estate is a given. After having moved to the US in 2006, she lived in New York City and loved being surrounded by the concrete beauty before moving to the suburbs.
After earning her Bachelors degree from Excelsior College, she went on to earning two Certificates from Fashion Institute of Technology and New York University, respectively. Having worked in the financial world in Dubai for over 5 years and the fashion industry in the US for 3 years, Faye has accumulated various experiences in working with diverse clients, which promises excellent outcomes for her real estate clients.
Antony Bitar strikes just the right chord with his customers. With a previous career as a singer/songwriter, this AC Lawrence rental agent says nowadaysthe world of real estate is music to his ears. Always in search of the perfect place to call home, he strives to hit a high note with satisfied customers up and down the island of Manhattan. Whether you’re in the market for uptown and upscale, or downtown and trendy, Antony’s your man.
Antony’s extensive expertise with the people and places of New York makes him a rental agent who’s really in the know. He feels his strongest personal trait is his ability to connect with customers on a meaningful level right from the very start. Antony likes to combine an honest, straightforward, no-nonsense approach while making for a decidedly enjoyable search. Simply put, fun is always on the menu for Antony’s customers!
Antony hails from Little Falls, NJ. Today, he soaks up the Manhattan ambience by spending days on end on the Lower East Side, East Village, Chelsea and Meatpacking districts. He studiedMusic at Montclair State University where he earned a Bachelors of Music Degree (Magna Cum Laude). He also studied extensively at the New York Real Estate Institute. When it comes to a well-rounded personal life count on Antony to share his love of food and restaurants – he’s a self-proclaimed foodie! – Concerts, operas, Broadway shows and art exhibits.
Helena provides her clients with the best possible experience and is always ready to go the extra mile. By making their needs her top priority, the client is assured that everything will run smoothly from start to close. Originally from Croatia, Helena has lived in the city for 7 years, currently residing in Astoria. She loves that New York City is a cosmopolitan city with endless opportunities.
Helena prides herself on being a self-motivator and a great multi-tasker that provides honest and dedicated service. Although she thinks that being a real estate agent is hard work, she also thinks that as long as you are dedicated and have a plan, you will be successful.
Before real estate, Helena studied business at the University of Split in Croatia and took classes at the New York School of Interior Design. She also worked with management at a fine dining restaurant in the Financial District. Working with high-end clientele in this area, made her an expert on the happenings in the neighborhood. This knowledge effortlessly transferred over into her real estate career.
When Helena is not absorbed in the real estate world, she enjoys the creative pursuits of interior design and drawing. She also likes to stay healthy by running, swimming, and playing tennis.
With a Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science and Bachelor of Science in Psychology, Stan Dzhurayev's diverse background is a big part of what makes him a successful Realtor. A focus on the details of his clients wants and needs, attributes to a pleasant and efficient experience. Above all else, he knows the Manhattan Real Estate Market and what it takes to smooth the transition of finding, renting and moving into a new home. Stan is the first to admit that his keen interest in real estate translates to a successful finish, time and again.
Foremost among his strengths are a likeable charismatic personality, the ability to build trust and confidence and a genuine knack for putting people at ease. He thoroughly enjoys the interaction that comes with meeting new people and considers himself to be first and foremost a real “people person.” Add to those qualities a generous dose of honesty and integrity and Stan is a real standout.
On his off time, Stan is a lifelong martial artist, having trained and competed in Muay Thai Kickboxing, Boxing and Brazilian Jiu Jitsu. Between his career in Real Estate and his hobby as a martial artist, little time is left for leisure, which he spends with family as well as exploring some of the more charming eateries throughout the city.
Consistently a top producer in the field of Sales and Marketing for the past seven years, Marco Richardson recently joined Coldwell Banker AC Lawrence, located in one of New York City’s most iconic and vibrant neighborhoods, known as The Flatiron District. Specializing in luxury residential sales and rentals, Richardson combines his passion for delivering exceptional customer service with a trustworthy knowledge of the downtown luxury rental market.
Standing firm on a purpose driven philosophy for success, Richardson brings a winner’s can do approach to life and his profession. “I treat every client’s apartment search as if it were my own, guiding individuals and families through the daunting task of New York City apartment hunting, working diligently to create an enjoyable experience by removing the mystique; making the process transparent.”
Earning a Baccalaureate in Corporate Communications from one of NYC’s top business schools, Baruch College, Richardson possesses an outstanding ability to listen and effectively communicate with clients to uncover their needs.
Unwavering in his approach to find the elusive “dream home” for his clients, Richardson brings an unmatched professionalism, respect and attention to detail to every task, meeting each challenge head on. It’s in his DNA as a native New Yorker. You won’t go wrong with Marco Richardson on your side!
Not everyone can boast they’ve sold everything from t-shirts to helicopters, but Tony Branin’s sales expertise is beyond compare. Today he utilizes that ability at AC Lawrence to seek out and find the perfect apartments for his clients. Besides strong sales and negotiating skills Tony prides himself on
being hard working and dedicated to his craft.
Prior to entering the field of real estate Tony was self-employed in a variety of industries. Today he relies on that ability to get things done for his clients at AC Lawrence. He is passionate about being successful and sets, and then meets, high goals for himself. In the world of real estate that means the ideal apartment for each and every client.
Tony was born in Belarius and speaks Russian as well as English. He attended State Economic University where he majored in Management. You can forget about the usual hobbies. For Tony his one and only hobby is hard work!
Leave it to Yassine Elias Iliasse to declare his love of real estate. For as many years as he’s been in the Big Apple he’s been a fan of the industry. Today, his passion is overwhelmingly evident in his work as a real estate salesperson for AC Lawrence. Yassine gives it his all in the search for the one place client’s can really call home.
Yassine focuses his real estate efforts on delivering quality service, integrity and trust time after time. He prides himself on superior attention to detail and a dedicated drive for successful results. Whether it’s the crème de la crème of luxury apartments or classic brownstones, he is always determined to locate a dream home for each and every client.
As a graduate student originally from Morocco, Yassine has perfected his service experience via the hotel industry in Manhattan. With eight years under his belt, he knows just how to cater to people from diverse cultural backgrounds. It’s this expertise that serves him well
Gaspar Marino has worn many hats. Prior to joining AC Lawrence/Bellmarc he was employed in a host of professions from acting to insurance, travel, retail, makeup artistry, the hotel industry and as a court stenographer. Today he relies on his many experiences to make it in the world of real estate. He knows just how to make the most of his highly professional customer service skills after 20-plus years serving the client.
Gaspar works diligently for his clients and boasts a calm, friendly and supportive manner. As a testament to his impressive people skills, he has garnered many repeat customers throughout the years. In addition to extensive knowledge about the real estate market Gaspar always sees to it that his clients are the recipients of superior service. He maintains an upbeat manner at all times and keeps his “cool” when the heat is on.
Gaspar is a born New Yorker who currently resides in Park Slope, Brooklyn. He is a graduate of Brooklyn College with a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Speech and Theater and minors in Psychology and Sociology. He has a passion for the arts and volunteers for many programs through NY Cares and Broadway Cares Equity Fights AIDS.
A native New Yorker through and through, Eric Holland also boasts more than his share of international travel. With visits to 30 countries he has seen the world over. Today back at home he does his traveling from one end of Manhattan to the other in search of the perfect apartment for a litany of satisfied clients. He chose real estate as his profession as it offers an ever-changing work day with new challenges and creative solutions.
Professionalism and excellent customer service are the earmarks of Eric’s real estate style. He pays close attention to what’s in the market and gives his undivided attention to his rental clients. His superior listening skills enable customers to hone in on just what they want in the way of an apartment. Furthermore, because he is trustworthy and a great communicator the agent/client relationship is always productive and enjoyable.
When it comes to favorite hobbies and interests count on Eric to profess a passion for meeting new and interesting people. He attended Howard University in Washington, DC where he received a Bachelor of Business Administration Degree (BBA) in Marketing. He currently resides in the city of Yonkers and regularly partakes of “the city that never sleeps.”
Richard Zwerling originally tested the real estate waters as a property manager on Long Island. Today he enthusiastically serves as a sales agent for AC Lawrence in Manhattan. He approaches clients in much the same way he approaches life. Humble, full of energy and as a really nice, down-to-earth guy!
Richard is the very first to admit that he truly loves people. For him happiness lies in making others happy. In the case of real estate, his pleasure is intimately connected to finding the home of his client’s dreams. He is honest to a tee, highly motivated and always walks that extra mile in search of the perfect apartment.
Whether he’s navigating the rental market for a first-time renter or seeing to it that tried and true New Yorkers discover the home of their dreams, Morris Radoszycki is a real stand-out in the world of real estate. Always up to the minute on the latest listings and ready for however much legwork it takes, clients proclaim that he is a real gem!
As a former CEO of a clothing manufacturing concern, Morris held all responsibility for sales, marketing and operations. Today he utilizes those skills to sell the product he loves most – New York. And all the while a constant flow of repeat and referral customers attest to his integrity and professionalism.
His passion for New York’s many neighborhoods coupled with a fascination of building architecture makes Morris a New Yorker through and through. He was born and bred here and graduated from Brooklyn College with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Accounting.
Annamaria Fattori has always been a fan of interiors. Prior to entering the world of real estate nearly 10 years ago she was employed as an interior designer. Today as an accomplished agent at AC Lawrence Annamaria successfully blends her real estate expertise with a love of interior design. As a result clients get the very best of both worlds!
Annamaria is especially well-equipped to help clients see a property through her design eyes. She shares its potential with buyers and assists sellers in presenting their home in the best possible light.
For Annamaria real estate has always been a natural extension of her design background. To be able to envision a space complete with all its possibilities is a gift she happily shares with her clients.
Annamaria was born and raised in Rome, Italy. She possesses a degree in Art History and Medieval Studies from the University of Rome La Sapienza as well as design training from Parsons School of Design.
As a former aspiring actress Turkish-born Sevil Nixon knows what it takes to make your dreams come true. Today she turns those fantasies into realty for apartment hunters from one end of Manhattan to the other. She is well-versed in what’s available on the market, provides excellent customer service and an eternally upbeat, friendly demeanor.
Sevil simply doesn’t settle. Quite to the contrary she always strives to be the best at whatever she does. Real estate is no exception. Loyal, caring and diligent, Sevil puts her client’s needs first each and every time. Add to that a bonafide pride in her work and you have an individual who knows what it takes to be a great agent.
Nowadays Sevil resides in Astoria, Queens. She possesses an Associate’s Degree in Computer Science from Manhattan Community College and is currently pursuing her Bachelor’s Degree at Hunter College
Raquel Ruiz may have gotten her start in sunny California but today it’s the canyons of New York that she calls home. With a decade’s worth of real estate know-how under her belt she’s the first to admit a true love of the business. Her experience is diverse having both managed and owned property while in on the West Coast. Raquel is well-versed in all Manhattan neighborhoods but considers her Downtown expertise in Soho and the Village to be above par.
Raquel is an honest, straight forward agent. With plenty of integrity and dedication, she always places her clients needs above all else. She has a passion for the world of real estate and that passion sets her apart from the rest. In addition to plenty of salesmanship experience, Raquel is well-informed about the industry as a whole. Having served as a listing manager, office manager, leasing manager and trainer for new recruits she really knows the biz inside out.
Raquel is a California native who has resided in the Big Apple for a dozen years now. She is a graduate of Cal State Hayward with a Bachelors Degree in B.A.
David Berman is a born and bred New Yorker with a passion for classical guitar and meeting new people. There’s no doubt about it when it comes to customer service David is tops in his class. His high energy, yet laid back, style combined with a truly wicked sense of humor keeps clients coming back for more time after time.
You can count on David to bring enthusiasm to the real estate process, a relentless work ethic and plenty of integrity. With previous professions that entailed work out of doors, he is thoroughly at home showing apartments throughout the canyons of Manhattan. He listens ever-so-carefully to his client’s needs and happily offers his expertise and knowledge on rental apartments on the Upper West Side, Upper East Side, Midtown and Chelsea.
David attended the Peabody Conservatory in Baltimore where he received his degree in classical guitar performance. His hobbies include the pure physicality of rock climbing and sheer serenity of yoga.
From an early age Paul Nesmith was taught the importance of integrity and ethical behavior. It’s these values that define him today. His approach to real estate doesn’t waiver – hard work and customer satisfaction are the order of the day.
Paul learned the real estate ropes early on getting his start as a licensed property manager and moving on to become an AC Lawrence rental agent. He is committed to providing excellent customer service and in the hunt for the perfect apartment prides himself on a job well done.
Paul graduated from Virginia Commonwealth University with a Degree in Real Estate and Urban Development. Today he continues to expand his horizons with a never ending series of seminars and on-the-job training. In his down time he enjoys playing the tourist, visiting the City’s many attractions, with a certain sense of wonder.
Mariana Bekerman entered the world of Real Estate shortly after realizing that her main life goal is to assist people. Fueled by drive, dedication and a spitfire personality, she always aims to please. Passionate about her work and clients, Mariana treats each person with the utmost respect and importance. Using her knowledge of the inventory and market in New York, she will take your needs and living requirements into close consideration and guide you to find your ideal living space.
“I promise to present you with only the top options - YOUR top options,” says Mariana, who takes a personalized approach and uses time efficiently by doing thorough research. “And I will make certain that with my expertise and product knowledge, each client receives nothing but the best, regardless of their budget. In the end, my hopes of becoming your lifelong realtor will become a reality!” That’s been the case with many of her clients, including one who moved five times in five years and found Mariana to be “the most effective, thorough broker I've worked with yet. We highly recommend her.”
Fluent in English, Russian and Spanish, Mariana is a graduate of the prestigious LaGuardia High School of Music & Arts and the Performing Arts, and earned her BFA in 1996 from NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts. When not in the office or out with clients, she spends time as a dance artist who creates for and runs her 10-member modern dance company, The Mariana Bekerman Dance Company (www.mbdancecompany.com). Mariana is also the Festival Production Director for a non-profit organization, Dance Parade Inc., and curates their annual dance festival held in New York City’s Tompkins Square Park each May.
Originally from the Ukraine, Mariana came to the New York in 1979 and has lived here ever since (with the exception of one year living in Mexico). “You can have anything and everything here, no matter what time of day it is. IT REALLY IS THE CENTER OF THE WORLD!” Relying on her personable approach and well-honed organizational skills, Mariana hopes to make your New York real estate search both a pleasant experience and a practical, convenient one.
Jamal James’ ambitions run high. As the first person in his family to attend college he leads by example and always strives for excellence in accomplishing his goals. When it comes to the world of real estate Jamal boasts a long-term interest in Manhattan rental apartments and always makes it his business to find the perfect home for each and every customer he serves. He specializes in rentals in the $2000 to $3500 range on Manhattan’s Upper East Side.
Jamal pries himself on being a hardworking agent. He is trustworthy and knows how to use a customer’s valuable time to produce great results within that time-frame. He takes to heart the belief that with hard work you can aspire to anything. Before entering real estate he was employed as a restaurant manager. Nowadays, he utilizes those people skills to build top-notch relationships and rapport with his customers.
Jamal is in his glory when it comes to banging away on the drums for his church chorus. He also loves playing sports with his niece and nephew and routinely donates to animal charities. His family hails from St. Vincent in the Caribbean and he currently resides in Queens. He attends Queensboro College and is in the process of completing his Associates Degree in Liberal Arts.
Perhaps there’s nothing marathoner and triathlete Sean Devine likes better than a strenuous workout. Nothing, that is, except pounding the Manhattan pavement in search of the perfect apartment. This former attorney is totally at home in his chosen world. Whether it’s practicing law or doing a deal, Sean is in his element. Regardless of the profession he’s chosen, one thing’s for sure, he really likes a challenge!
A confirmed people person, Sean boasts a thorough knowledge of the market and of the Big Apple’s greatest neighborhoods. What else makes Sean such a good agent? First and foremost his listening skills. He pays close attention to what his clients tell him and makes it a point to understand their every want and need. He possesses a strong work ethic, personable demeanor, and enjoys the “hunt” almost as much as his client’s do.
Sean is originally from Staten Island and later resided in Brooklyn Heights, Carroll Gardens, and the Upper East Side. He holds a Bachelor of Arts Degree from Villanova University and attended Brooklyn Law School for his Juris Doctorate Degree.
Rafael Barbosa grew up in the East Village of Manhattan and is a lifelong NYC resident. After attending SUNY Farmingdale, he embarked on a varied service-related career path that encompassed marketing, event promotions, management, mortgages and real estate investing. As a loan officer and real estate investor, Rafael gained valuable experience on the ins and outs of the market. His seasoned insight and broad knowledge allow him to expertly guide clients to the right home and investment based on their lifestyle needs, and each property’s unique value proposition.
Smart, creative and tenacious, Rafael knows how to make deals happen. His ingenuity and business savvy are complemented by his natural ability to cultivate relationships built on respect, honesty and trust. “I understand my clients from a personal point of view,” he says. “A real estate decision is both an emotional and financial one, and I try to step into my client’s shoes so their needs become my own.”
Fluent in Spanish and English, Rafael provides honest hands-on service in any language. He is extremely hard working, but does find time to enjoy diverse interests in leisure time that include sports, running, paintball, museums and travel. Rafael also runs the Child ID program, and is an animal lover who’s involved in PAWS. Most importantly, he is dad to two wonderful daughters, his first priority.
Shiri (rhymes with “cheery”) Herbet understands that finding an apartment is one of the most challenging aspects of living in New York. In addition to her expert knowledge of all the city has to offer, Shiri’s clients value how she infuses the process with humor and lightheartedness, bringing a sense of calm, efficiency and even fun to what could otherwise be a very stressful time.
Shiri loves getting to know what makes her clients tick, and finding the perfect place for each of them to call home. Her passion for the Big Apple began as a teenager when she would visit from her native Israel. She’s delighted to call the Upper West Side home, and could draw each crack in the sidewalk there from memory, having made it her business to become an expert on the unique charm of her hood.
Most apartment-hunters know, it’s not always possible to dedicate only the day-time hours to searching for your new home. For those clients who often burn midnight oil, Shiri can be especially helpful, since she is a night owl who prides herself on her quick response times even after hours.
Personality-wise, Shiri is best known as an adventurer. She has visited 35 countries, and loves sharing travel tales with like-minded friends and clients. She spends her free time taking advantage of the unique offerings of the best city in the world, enjoying everything from the great food and beautiful parks to the latest Broadway show, art house movie theater or music venue.
Shiri is fluent in Hebrew and English
Leave it to Soo to turn your home sweet home fantasy into market reality. If she can watch and be a key player as client's fall head over heels for a property Soo is in her glory. You can count on her youthful versatility, attention to details, enthusiastic persistence and excellent verbal skills to make for a smooth and rewarding deal.
Soo takes pride in sharing real estate transactions that are exciting, fun and most importantly, worry-free. She has an honest, yet humble, personality that appeals to renters and buyers alike, and when it comes to working with people Soo makes it a point to honor others and appreciate all that they have to offer.
When it comes to the topic of interior design, most renters have to wait until they’ve moved in to decorate. But for the lucky few working with rental agent Dany Moyal, interior design tips are the order of the day. With a degree in interior design and an unerring flair for utilizing space this is one agent who offers customers a real estate bonus!
Prior to making the move to real estate, Dany ran a successful olive oil import business from Morocco. Her appreciation for architecture and design led her down the real estate path early on. Well-known for her strong work ethic and trustworthy nature, Dany is the embodiment of an outgoing personality and dry wit. With an honest and straightforward approach, she is consistently committed to finding the ideal apartment for each and every client’s needs.
Dany boasts an exotic history. Born in Morocco and raised in France, she has an international perspective on the world. Her multi-cultural persona serves her well when working with customers around the globe. As a 25-year Upper East Side resident, Dany specializes in the neighborhood’s prolific rental buildings and is well-versed in the area’s schools, parks and various institutions.
There’s no question that Larry Kleinstein’s motto is “the show must go on.” Formerly in the theater business, Larry spent a good number of years backstage on Broadway dressing actors. Prior to his stint in the entertainment world, he made a success for himself in the fashion industrysuccessfully selling T-shirts. Nowadays, Larry’s creativity and determination serve him well as a real estate agent at AC Lawrence. As an agent he utilizes much of what he learned in the past especially his desire to meet and exceed a client’s expectations.
Larry is well-suited to the world of real estate. He is personable and people-oriented, easy to get along with and, perhaps most importantly, loves and knows New York City inside out. When it comes to the neighborhoods he specializes in you can find him showing apartments from Midtown West to Hell’s Kitchen and the Upper West Side. He is patient, determined and hardworking with a comfort level that is apparent with everyone from college students to CEO’s.
This New Yorker professes many hobbies and interests. Foremost among them is a love of music from pop to classical, working out and yoga. But perhaps nothing puts a smile on his face as much as his love of animals. Currently the owner of a cat that he rescued from the streets, Larry takes great pleasure in transforming his poor little kitten into a lovingly, spoiled feline!
With a background that bridges the healthcare of Occupational Therapy with the glamour of acting and modeling, rental agent Andrea Hall subsequently embarked on an exciting career in the world of real estate. She brings with her to Coldwell Banker AC Lawrence an astute interest in the field. Andrea takes great pleasure in finding each and every client’s home sweet home and is extremely well-versed in the art of apartment hunting.
Andrea holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Health Sciences from James Madison University. She was born and raised in Danville, New York and currently calls the Upper East Side home.
“I like working with people. That’s why I chose real estate as my profession,” says Coldwell Banker Bellmarc agent Kateryna Rudnichenko. It’s just that kind of sentiment that draws clients to her. Kateryna takes her job to heart giving attention to each and every deal. She takes pride in providing the very best customer service making sure that her clients are informed and at ease every step of the way.
Kateryna knows New York’s neighborhoods inside out. As a neighborhood expert she is well-versed when it comes to the specific details of the neighborhood. Upon first meeting Kateryna likes to walk the client carefully through the process. She also makes it her business to share a network of attorneys, mortgage lenders and contractors to help pave the way for a successful transaction.
Originally from Russia, Kateryna has been a resident of the Big Apple for seven years now. Travel is her passion but when she’s here she calls Brooklyn home. She possesses two Bachelor’s Degrees, in Business Administration and Political Science.
With more than a decade of real estate sales and rentals under his belt, Julian Suazo is an old pro when it comes to finding the home of his client’s dreams. He is proud of the fact that customers regularly compliment his abilities with referrals to family and friends and praise his dedication and hard work.
Julian’s strength lies in his ability to go above and beyond what’s required to achieve his client’s goals. By always going the extra mile he makes the most of his experience in the field to provide the kind of service his customer’s have come to expect. One thing’s for sure. Julian prides himself on being the very best AC Lawrence has to offer.
Julian hails from Honduras and currently resides in Queens. He attended New York University and achieved a Certificate in Computer Programming.
A born Manhattanite, Carlos Sanchez is thoroughly at home in the City’s greatest borough. His approach to selling real estate is to match the desires of the client with the apartment they deem necessary for their needs. His personal sales philosophy and passion is simple – get the client what they want.
With a military and sales entrepreneur background Carlos is especially well-suited to the task at hand. He is a stand out in the world of real estate with his sharp attentiveness to detail and the sense of urgency that he provides. Whether buying, selling or renting an apartment you can count on Carlos to do the legwork necessary to close the deal for each and every client.
A longstanding and well-respected member of the New York real estate community, Jay Siller is known for his hardworking, straight-talking and thorough manner, and dynamic but calm, determined style. He has always prided and concerned himself with getting a fair and equitable deal for all parties involved. Because of that, Jay has a large reservoir of happy and grateful clients, and many repeat clients who continually come to him as their needs change. He also enjoys referral business plus has long-term dealings with numerous domestic and international corporate relocation departments.
Jay has been consulted about the real estate market by many sources over the years and quoted in the Time Out real estate issues. He started in Real Estate over 30 years ago for a firm where he was involved with the Greenwich Village renaissance. Jay then joined another firm before taking a hiatus to work on request for international developers of commercial real estate conversions, commercial rentals, and building acquisitions. He moved on to various other brokerages and ultimately developed strong relationships with Marc Lewis and Michael Simon.
During his tenure, Jay has handled many different types of real estate in a multiplicity of market conditions. He has worked out of offices throughout New York from the Upper East Side to Turtle Bay, Murray Hill, Greenwich Village, Midtown East and Gramercy Park, making him intimately knowledgeable of most of Manhattan. Originally from outside Woodstock, NY, Jay knew from a young age he’d one day head to New York City. After an expatriate experience living in Amsterdam, Holland in the early 70s he moved back to Woodstock for a short while then came to New York City. Jay first worked for a recording studio that specialized in Latin Music and ran a dubbing room for films such as the long-delayed Oscar- winning documentary, "When We Were Kings". He then entered the Fashion industry at an Italian clothing company in the nascent field of designer blue jeans.
Jay has traveled extensively throughout Asia over the last 20 years, and his trekking in the Himalayas has been chronicled in Robert Thurman and Tad Wise' “Circling the Sacred Mountain". He is long-time student of Eastern Philosophy and a great fan of Bob Dylan from the beginning in the early 60s, beat poetry, and the post-bop jazz of Miles Davis, John Coltrane and Eric Dolphy. Jay is also a veracious reader and lover of foreign films and serious theatre. He is an avid follower of the teachings of Mohandis Gandhi and Martin Luther King, and has always stood up against injustice and for compassion.
With top-notch expertise in dealing with the public Joseph Gimiano is in his element in the world of real estate. A former manager in the high-end retail field he thrives on interaction with renters and buyers alike. He opted for the switch to real estate in order to make the utmost of his retail skills in a more rewarding environment. Joseph prides himself on providing a strong service ethic and a dedication that finds each client their perfect home time and again.
Joseph believes that a really good agent goes to all possible lengths to satisfy a client. And because he does just that former clients and referral business are the order of his day. Joseph is completely focused on his client’s wants and needs and customizes each search to meet the very precise standards each of them requires. He is warm, friendly, empathetic, scrupulously honest and fully able to bring each transaction to a successful close.
Joseph was born in the Big Apple and grew up in nearby Danbury, CT. He knows Manhattan well having resided on the Upper East Side, Upper West Side and Midtown West throughout his career. He is a graduate of Catholic University of America with a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Drama.
Deborah Lewis may be a hands-on leader in the world of finance and banking but it’s her exceptional relationship building skills that really set her apart in the world of real estate. She is extremely open and approachable and completely trustworthy.
Deborah is a proven leader and consummate professional to the core. She always goes above and beyond the call of duty to get the job done. Happy clients appreciate her dedication and reward her efforts with repeat business and referrals.
Deborah attended Syracuse University majoring in Finance and Marketing. She was born in Queens, New York, and currently resides in Crown Heights, Brooklyn.
Eva Adam has always loved helping people. It’s a natural calling, which is why she decided to put her energy to the best use of all – helping people find a home. Careful listening, plentiful patience and attentive service are what Eva offers throughout the often stressful real estate process, making clients confident that their outcome will be successful.
She’s been an Upper East Side resident for 2 decades and have a great knowledge of the city and buildings. She studied business at Baruch college. Eva enjoys working all over the city with clients seeking the home that suits them best. She will stick with you every step of the way in the search no matter how many showings it takes, all the while reading your needs and guiding you with her knowledge to ensure the very best match possible.
Prior to entering real estate, Eva honed her interpersonal and managerial skills in finance working for an established financial consulting firm. Her own understanding of the moving process and desire to make it easier for others is what inspired her to work as a Real Estate Agent.
With Eva, honesty and integrity are a given in her work. You can rest assured that she will protect your best interests and follow through to the end. When not busy with her clients, Eva just as much loves exploring the city in her own personal time.
If you ask Farbod Ghollami Yarahmadi what best describes him chances are good he’ll say he is a “people person.” It’s this affinity for people that makes him a real standout in real estate. As a top agent at AC Lawrence, Farbod combines his charismatic personality with strong market know-how for exceptional results every time.
Nothing puts a smile on Farbod’s face faster than a happy customer. That’s because he does his very best to really connect with his clients. Whether he’s helping them to understand New York City’s ever-changing and complex real estate market or offering advice on up-and-coming neighborhoods, Farbod is always at the top of his game.
Farbod grew up in Iran and currently resides in Brooklyn, New York. He is a graduate of the New Jersey Institute of Technology with a major in Biomedical Engineering and speaks
Sean Ridley’s architectural education ignited in the historic brownstones of Harlem and the elaborate Victorian Houses in Rockland County. Today homes and their location continue to play a role for Sean from Manhattan’s lower tip to its uppermost environs. As an AC Lawrence rental and sales agent he spends his days appreciating and sharing New York’s many apartments finding the perfect home for a cadre of clients.
As an aficionado of the Big Apple’s diverse architecture Sean knew his passion early on. Today he takes pride in being direct and honest in all his dealings earning him the nickname The Gentle Giant of Real Estate. Blessed with a warm and friendly demeanor Sean offers clients the opportunity to find the home of their dreams in an atmosphere as welcoming as he is.
Sean was born in Harlem and spent his formative years in Nyack, New York. He attended the New York Institute of Technology majoring in Architectural Designing and 3D Modeling before joining Coldwell Banker AC Lawrence.
Many years ago Vadim Epstein made it from Russia with love to the Big Apple. With a real estate track record that includes residences from the West Village to the Upper East Side he’s proud to call New York home. While Vadim serves all the people of Manhattan he has carved out a niche for himself with out-of-towners that are relocating here. He is especially proficient when it comes to choosing desirable neighborhoods and submitting the right paperwork for a speedy approval process.
Vadim makes it his MO to listen and understand precisely what a client needs. He is an asset to any real estate firm as he works particularly well with people. Moreover he is easy going and well-versed in what’s on the market at any given time. He does his homework so he’s confident that he can find exactly what each client is looking for. The combination of understanding his client’s wants and knowing the market inside out pretty much assures a positive outcome each and every time.
Originally from Belarus nowadays Vadim remains bi-lingual in Russian and English.
Alexandru Galiceanu treats each person he works with as if they were the only person in the room. From the moment he meets a client he taps into his extensive knowledge of the real estate market and makes it his goal to meet their expectations with absolute professionalism.
An effective multi-tasker and a "out-of-the box" thinker, he always finds a way to creatively make deals happen He uses the analytic skills, he developed as an IT consultant, to "problem-solve" and find ways to get the best deal for those who engage his service.
His patience and his easy-going attitude immediately puts people at ease, and helps them to feel comfortable sharing the details of their situation and expressing what is most important to them. Whether they’re looking to rent, buy or sell a home or simply looking for advice, he makes himself available and shares his intimate knowledge of the most current industry trends.
There's only one thing AC Lawrence Real Estate agent Elisha Rosado likes better than showing apartments and that's wooing the crowds with her Sporty Novice ways! Leave it to this novice sportsanista to spend evenings exercising, entertaining and days searching for the best apartments Manhattan has to offer. On the real estate front Elisha takes pride in providing clients with loyalty, respect and her undivided attention to their needs.
Efficient, reliable, patient and understanding, four steadfast characteristics that firmly describe Elisha. She makes it a point to take her time with clients and not to rush the process. It always comes down to finding the picture-perfect apartment for each and everyone. She knows the real estate market inside out and shares her vast knowledge of Manhattan apartments time and time again.
Elisha believes in staying active and living a healthy lifestyle. Her family hails from Puerto Rico and she is a born and raised New Yorker. She attended Mercy College where she majored in Computer Information Systems.
Thomas Exner believes in being the best at whatever he does. From his early days as an athlete to his current position as a real estate agent, he always strives to succeed at whatever endeavor he undertakes. As a result, clients consistently benefit with the very best apartments at the very best prices in precisely the neighborhood they desire. He is knowledgeable about the market and is determined to always meet his client’s needs.
Thomas is a people person who prides himself on being friendly and easy to get along with. He is hard working and makes it a point to find the perfect apartment for each and every client. He routinely pushes himself to go above and beyond what’s called for to ensure satisfied clients every time. With a true understanding of what it takes to find a new home you can count on Thomas to create a comfortable experience for all involved.
Originally from Syosset, New York, Thomas attended Hofstra University and Florida International University in Miami. He is currently seeking a degree in Business Management at (school name). His passion for people extends to his spare time as well. He has volunteered at Saint Frances Hospital in (location) where his efforts help to put back a smile on patient’s faces.
When it comes to securing the perfect apartment for a client, Maya Sug Jeong really nails it. As a real estate agent and with experience from running her own business and with a broad cultural competence, she exhibits an exceptional ability to work with people, to understand their goals, and to meet these in a minimal time . She’s a people person throughout and due to her broad cultural backgroung and foreign language experiences she possesses the listening skills and engaging personality that keeps her clients coming back for more. On top of that, her clients know they can count on Maya as a reliable, responsible and loyal individual 100% of the time - she is always there for you.
Her endearing personality is always an asset for both Maya and the clients she works with. She puts that personality to good use when searching for the perfect apartment be it on the Upper West Side, Upper East Side, in Midtown or elsewhere. She is blessed with a truthful streak and character that sees to it that clients are always informed about every possible detail. And when it comes to working hard on a client’s behalf the clients never get a more dedicated support than from Maya.
Originally from South Korea, Maya has spent the past 13 years in New York. Currently residing in Queens, she attended CUNY with a degree in Liberal Arts and Early Childhood Education. She is a practicing Buddhist who meditates to help realize her inner being and take responsibility for her actions.
Armed with a vast knowledge of Manhattan’s most interesting neighborhoods, Gerald Magpily has spent his entire life getting to know them. With a special affinity for Harlem and Morningside Heights he is a stalwart proponent of everything the Big Apple has to offer. He is dedicated to finding his customers the apartment of their dreams and spares no effort in matching their desires with reality.
Formerly an investor in thereal estateindustry, Gerald seamlessly made the transition to real estate agent.As part and parcel of his investor days, he had to be a clear communicator and instinctively know which questions to ask. Today he prides himself on pulling out all the stops to ensure that each and every customer benefits from those skills.
Gerald currently owns two investment condos in New Jersey. He is well-acquainted with what it takes to be a landlord since both units serve as rental income. He is a New York University graduate who holds a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Economics. An avid New York sports fan, Gerald spends his free time following the Mets, Knicks and Jets to victory.
Christopher Bruggers is a full-service real estate professional with extensive experience representing buyers and tenants as well as sellers and landlords. Prompt, responsive and committed to his clients’ needs, he is always upfront and honest about the pros and cons of buying or renting in New York, as well as the costs involved.
Christopher also prides himself on his superior communications skills. “Open communication and transparency are key factors in helping my clients make the best, most informed decisions possible.” This approach, coupled with his hard work and effective results, has earned him many referrals from satisfied clients - his greatest compliment of all.
Working in all neighborhoods in Manhattan, Christopher enjoys shepherding clients through the market and the real estate process, narrowing their search until they find the right area and home for both their lifestyle and budget. He is also a good manager of personal finance and investments so can steer clients well when it comes to making numbers work and keeping value top of mind.
Prior to entering real estate, Christopher developed his skills in the world of financial public relations, helped create an internet business, and worked in sales in the health and fitness industry. He holds a BS degree in Political Science from the University of Wisconsin, Madison. Christopher was born and raised in Huntington, Long Island, and currently resides on Manhattan’s Upper East Side. What he loves most about living in the city is sitting on Cedar Hill in Central Park on any nice day. He is also a ferocious consumer of history with a keen interest in learning provenance historical trivia.
Clients can count on Dolores O’Gara to go that extra mile. Blessed with outstanding perseverance and exceptional research skills, she knows just how to find the apartment of your dreams. She leaves no stone unturned in the search for the perfect home. Dolores genuinely cares about her clients wants and desires and makes it her mission to uncover everything available in the right price point and neighborhood.
Specializing in apartment rentals on Manhattan’s Upper West Side, Dolores is a fearless cold-caller. Nothing deters her when it comes to obtaining the most recent apartment listings. Whether putting an apartment on the market or finding your home-sweet-home, she gets to the heart of the matter time after time.
Originally from Philadelphia, Delores has lived in Rego Park, Riverdale and on the Upper West Side and now resides in Washington Heights. She is a graduate of BMCC with a degree in Business Administration. When not searching for the perfect home, Dolores volunteers her time for a multitude of causes from New York Cares to One Brick, GMHC and the 9/11 Widow’s Donation Fund for Engine 16, Ladder 7 NYC.
Karen Smith is a determined, intelligent and trustworthy real estate agent who believes that customer satisfaction is of the utmost importance. She knows finding the right home can be challenging and sometimes emotional process. She is able to carefully listen and understands what each customer wants and succeeds in matching her customers with what they are looking for based on her clients' finances and their personal preferences.
Finding a home that her customers both love and can afford is a personal goal of Karen. She achieves this goal while having a positive, upbeat attitude towards selling. She focuses on getting her buyers and sellers the right homes and is tireless in her efforts to ensure a smooth and timely process.
Prior to working in real estate, Karen was in the education field as an administrator working mainly as an advocate for children with special needs to get them the services they required. Through this field, she developed excellent skills in negotiation, enhanced her communication abilities and honed her problem-solving expertise.
Karen studied business administration and public administration at Baruch College in New York, NY as well as school building leadership at St. Johns University in Queens, NY. She has a Masters degree in Public Administration as well as one in Education. Among her many activities, she enjoys tending to her many pet fish, exploring the various array of parks in New York City and spending time with family and friends.
Brian P. Hourigan is an integral member of the A.C. Lawrence team and has been practicing real estate for over 4 years, in which time he's developed a keen perspective on the unique dynamic that factors such as building type, neighborhood, amenities, value, and market trends play in choosing a new home. He also understands that there are as many diverse reasons for wanting to buy or rent property here as there are opportunities in our great city, and is passionate about using his extensive knowledge of the complicated, highly-competitive New York City real estate landscape to locate and secure the ideal home for his clients.
His commitment goes beyond the closing, though, as he often serves as a liaison and adviser to his clients while they settle into their new community, ensuring a smooth transition for them in all aspects even long after his official duties have ended. Indeed, many of Brian's clients have become friends and rely exclusively on him when they're ready to move again, which is a testament to his professionalism, passion for client advocacy, attention to detail, and helpful, friendly nature.
Brian attended New York University, where he double-majored in History and Politics. In his spare time, he enjoys taking advantage of the vast cultural outlets that NYC has to offer, and loves running and cycling in Central Park. While each neighborhood is exciting and unique, Brian has a special fondness for Greenwich Village, which he calls home.
There’s no doubt about it. Meeting and greeting new people is Sacha Connolly’s passion. With a resume in retail she relishes working with clients on the hunt for the perfect home. But there’s more to Sacha’s love of real estate. She’s followed family members into the business making real estate a career choice that’s definitely all in the family. She knew from an early age that it was what her future held and she has embraced it enthusiastically.
Friendly and outgoing, with a substantial background in customer service, Sacha ensures that her clients enjoy the search just as much as she does. Having lived throughout the City, she is well-versed in the character of all its neighborhoods. Sacha takes pride in the fact that she’s a good listener when it comes to understanding a client’s wants and desires. She also possesses plenty of patience and is just plain nice!
Growing up on the outskirts of New York City, Sacha spent most weekends exploring the Big Apple. She possesses an Associates Degree in Advertising and Marketing Communications and is close to completing her Bachelors in that major. Today, this avowed lover of all-things-canine is a newlywed as well.
Gus Waite has earned a consistent spot in the Top 1% of New York residential rental brokers. He is an active member of REBNY’s Rental Committee, a thought leader on bringing transparency to the rental market in Manhattan, and a sought-after speaker and advocate of using social media, video and blogging to better serve New Yorkers looking to rent an apartment.
Gus’ passion for streamlining the rental process means that most of his clients go from interview to application in 24 hours. He has managed some of Manhattan’s largest brokerage offices and is the author of www.yournyagent.com, New York's leading real estate rental blog.
According to Gus, “Every building has some secret that the landlord does not want you to know, and the good news for you is - I know what it is! You have to be in these buildings day after day, year after year to really understand where the deals are. There is always something about any property that you can only learn by being on the ground. I don’t care how much research you do online. Unless you have walked the hallways, talked to the super and bought coffee for the doorman, you can’t know the inside scoop.”
Gus is as passionate about property as he is about his clients. He is also a popular trainer who has passed his knowledge on to a whole new generation of real estate professionals through his enlightening training seminars.
A New York resident since 1979, Gus has seen over 10,000 NY apartments since starting in the real estate business. “My obsession is seeing property and matching clients to their perfect place. I am too busy to waste my time or yours, so I do all the work before you even call me. When I began in real estate, I made a commitment to see at least 10 properties a day, and I have. With a previous life as a stand-up comic, actor, director, serious foodie and movie buff, the tour you get is sure to include a couple of laughs and recommendations you won’t get even from Mr. Zagat himself.”
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