Centered on friendly service, high standards and favorable financial results, licensed real estate salesperson Greg Olson provides professionalism and knowledge when assisting his clients. Where property in New York is concerned, he feels finding the best locale is as important as negotiating a fair deal.
Greg has a profound understanding of New York City, and is eager to tend to his clients' needs, wants and interests. Before joining A.C. Lawrence, he worked as an office administration manager for a real estate firm, fostering his interest in helping people find their perfect home. Greg has an extensive background in customer service with considerable attention to detail. He brings these qualities to his real estate career, ensuring that all clients are well served, and that all properties are marketed properly to achieve the best price possible for both buyers and sellers.
Greg is equally focused on, and committed to the relationships he forms with clients that he hopes will last a lifetime.
Greg’s favorite activities outside of real estate include DJing, digital photography, graphic design, and thoroughly enjoying all that New York City has to offer.
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.
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.
Subicca Khan believes it’s a luxury to go to work every day. With a specialty in luxury rentals and sales, she makes it her mission to find each and every client’s home sweet home. Subicca prides herself on her top-notch listening skills and knows just how to provide a plethora of information on neighborhoods, landmarks, schools and much, much more. Her positive, honest and dedicated approach serves her well for sales and rentals alike.
“I love my work – that’s my fun,” she proclaims. It’s precisely this kind of passion that sets her apart from the crowd. Subicca’s 100% commitment to her clients, along with outstanding personal service,
have earned her quality relationships with buyers, sellers and renters alike as well as a loyal following of repeat and referral customers. Most important of all to her is that her client’s receive the kind of superior service they deserve and close the deal with their needs fully met.
Subicca has an international flair. She holds a degree in Economics and speaks fluent Afghanistan, Pakistani, Indian and, of course, English.
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.
As a former corporate sales consultant Bridgette Gibbs is thoroughly in her element in the world of real estate. She knows just what it takes to satisfy a client and makes it her business to do so each and every time. With AC Lawrence as her agency she’s well-suited to finding the best apartments Manhattan has to offer.
Bridgette’s market knowledge is expansive and her neighborhood expertise excellent. She’s used to thinking on her feet, is diligent in all she does, and is a true professional through and through. She is always willing to go the extra mile for a client and is accustomed to thinking out side the box for solutions to any situation. You can count on Bridgette to get the job done – whatever it takes!
Bridgette Gibbs hails from a small resort town in southern Delaware. Her personal interests have included everything from music, dancing, sailing, horseback riding and even equestrian vaulting! During the past five years she has called the Upper East Side and Upper West Side homes. She attended Elon University in North Carolina and the University of Delaware where she garnered a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Marketing.
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.”
With Real Estate Professional Donna-Beth James at the helm, everyone’s flying high. Leave it to this former airline professional to turn an everyday apartment search into a real life adventure. Always on the prowl for something unique and different she knows precisely what it takes to turn a client’s dreams into reality. She understands the value of customer service and bends over backwards to make sure client satisfaction is the order of the day.
Donna-Beth is a superb listener, doesn’t miss even the smallest detail and is at ease with each and every customer. She knows that what matters most is the relationship between agent and client and she takes the time to nurture them all. She is a hard worker, honest to a fault and is always willing to go that extra mile. You can rely on Donna-Beth to leave no stone unturned in the hunt for the perfect home.
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.
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.
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.
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.
While in college Jose Jerez excelled as a jock through and through. He played football, lacrosse and water polo. Today he utilizes that skill and determination in the world of Manhattan real estate. As a rental agent he is adept at finding the apartment of your dreams for the whole family – including the hidden gems that welcome the four-legged variety. He is personable, honest, a great listener and a perhaps most importantly a tireless worker.
With a background in banking and finance, Jose made the switch to real estate for a variety of reasons. He loves meeting new people, has a passion for New York’s diverse architecture and possesses first-hand expertise in the rental and buyer’s market, having moved multiple times himself. He is attentive to his client’s wants and needs and because of his empathetic nature understands what matters most to each and every one.
Jose is a native New Yorker who attended New York University where he earned a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Psychology. He is also a member of Sigma Alpha Mu fraternity.
With a background as a financial advisor, health advisor, sales representative, office manager and cosmetic advisor Jenny Nokeo has been around the block professionally. Today she utilizes her wealth of customer service expertise in the world of real estate. She is committed to working day and night until a lease is signed. Patient, trustworthy, sympathetic and hard working leave it to Jenny to close the deal on the perfect home every time.
Jenny made the switch to real estate because it is always exciting and continually challenging. She’s a stickler for details and makes it her business to fulfill each and every requirement a client has. A team player to the core she is driven to be a people person and her clients consistently appreciate her efforts. If you’re interested in the Upper West Side, Upper East Side, Midtown West or Midtown East, count on Jenny to discover the home of your dreams.
Originally from Houston, Jenny has resided in the Big Apple very nearly a decade. She holds a Degree from (Brooklyn College) in Business Management/Finance and a Minor in Accounting.
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.
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.
Drew’s business has always been about service to his clients no matter what field of work. He has lived in almost every borough over the last ten years, and it is his mantra that if he cannot help you find a new home, you will, at the very least, leave his office a more educated consumer in the most tumultuous and exciting real-estate market in the world.
A Columbia graduate with a dual bachelor's degree, Drew took an intriguing opportunity directing the compliance division of a marketing firm after being voted their Top Intern in 2008. He worked closely with owners, clients, and developers, garnering the experience and relationships that would inspire him to manage his own Foreign Exchange fund when he returned to New York in late 2009. After the Eurozone debt crisis in 2011, Drew set out to make a change, starting his journey in real estate and gaining his license more quickly than any other agent in his incoming class. Drew soon became an efficient, high-producing agent, and became a favorite of the senior agents in his Times Square office. His wide array of educational and workplace experiences within efficacy-based and client-focused industries provide him with the perfect balance of abilities to succeed in the NYC real-estate market. First, he makes sure to completely understand his client’s desires, and then, perhaps most importantly, he efficiently navigates the ever-changing market based on those desires, always ensuring that the comfort and functionality at the heart of his relationship with clients instills the trust he requires to do his job best.
Whether you are coming from out of town, or you're a lifelong New Yorker, Drew will be totally devoted to your search and make absolutely sure you are given the attention you deserve.
Leave it to Jeremy Monosson to provide plenty of hard work and dedication in his quest for the perfect home. As an AC Lawrence rental agent he utilizes exceptional communication and listening skills which consistently result in the apartment of his client’s dreams. Jeremy is a bonafide people person whose friendly demeanor makes him a natural in the world of real estate.
Jeremy perfected his substantial people skills with a solid background in the hospitality industry. Today, those skills come in handy with comments from clients like “he is a pleasure to work with.” It’s fitting that Jeremy spends his days traipsing the streets of New York. After all, it’s the sheer excitement of the greatest city in the world that keeps him on the prowl for the best apartments money can rent.
Originally from Syosset, New York, Jeremy was a business major at the University of Hartford.
With a background in sales, both financial and health, Cathy Gleeson is undoubtedly in her element in the world of real estate. She steadfastly believes in the importance of listening carefully and hearing fully just what a client wants. Forthright and honest in her approach she offers up the kind of support, information and guidance necessary to make the best decisions about the most important purchase of their lives. Add to that commitment character traits of enthusiasm and integrity and you can be sure that Cathy Gleeson always has your best interests at heart!
A born and raised New Yorker, Cathy is involved in an all-out love affair with New York City. Her passion for its neighborhoods and architecture, coupled with a dedicated devotion to her clients, makes for a truly one of a kind real estate broker!
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.
David Cooper believes it’s not about the sale you are making; it’s about the customer relationship you are building – a relationship built on honesty and trust. David’s real estate career was preceded by many years as a business owner and entrepreneur. His endeavors in business sales and management, and consumer retail sales have made him an expert in every aspect of customer relations and service – which is the core of his success as a real estate professional.
A native New Yorker, David completed his education in city schools and colleges, culminating with a Masters of Business Administration with honors. Having lived and raised a family in Manhattan, he has developed a true appreciation for city life. David understands the challenges of the search, and is committed to finding you a residence that satisfies your individual needs, fits your budget and suits your lifestyle.
Though he mostly finds himself immersed in work, David does find time to work out, enjoy photography, ski, and ride his motorcycle through the streets of New York City. Contact David today and let him help you find the home that’s right for you.
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.
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.
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.
Blessed with a rollicking sense of humor and the ability to turn clients into friends at the drop of a hat, Meni Tsoukalas is a real estate agent that makes apartment hunting fun! Add to that the fact that she is determined to ferret out the very best home for the equally best price -- making the seemingly impossible inevitably possible.
Of all her personal characteristics, Meni takes the utmost pride in her honesty. But the key to her success lies in her positive attitude, boundless energy and outgoing personality. She takes the time to know the market well enabling her to be a knowledgeable companion on apartment searches. She is empathetic and understanding and, perhaps most important of all, never ever gives up!
Meni boasts a Greek heritage and was born and raised in Germany. Today she resides on Manhattan’s Upper West Side. With multi-national roots she is multi-lingual and fluent in French, German, Greek and English. She holds a Cum Laude MBA Degree in Marketing and Brand Management and Supply Chain Management from the University of Cologne.
Nekia is a full service licensed RE agent who provides meticulous service. Thorough searches, seamless transactions and strong negotiation skills are what you can expect to facilitate your decision making. She is very knowledgeable, keeping up with to-the-minute market data.
Nekia went to Lehman College and proudly holds a degree in Theatre Arts.
For years, Nekia worked as Head Maitre’ D at a socially elite Member’s Only club. She relates her superior quality of service offered to that prior experience. “It’s that type of training that’s instantly noticeable when I work with someone, and I’m frequently praised.”
Real Estate runs in the family. Nekia’s has a West Indian background whose parents hail from both Trinidad and Tobago. Settling in NY, Nekia was born and raised in Brooklyn and is a proclaimed NY’er for life. “What keeps me in my city is its dynamic culture, fast pace, and endless nightlife!”
Nekia is a not only professional dancer; she has a non-profit dance company which hosts performances. She also volunteers her time as a workshop choreographer and production manager for a community dance school in Brooklyn.
Nekia is an excellent listener and has strong work ethics. This translates to solid, lasting, reciprocal relationships with clients. She is committed, giving 110% to her clients from initial contact to landing their new home and beyond.
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 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.
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!
Gurkan Aydemir is an exceptional communicator who has brought a tremendous amount of experience in people-related industries to his career in real estate. Since relocating to New York City from Istanbul, Turkey many years ago, he has come to know all the best that Manhattan has to offer. He enjoys sharing his exceptionally thorough knowledge of neighborhoods and apartment availabilities with his clients who gain from his expertise.
Gurkan is an energetic and honest advocate for those who engage his service to find a new home. He previously worked in the customer service/hospitality industry and was a salesperson for an export and import company based in New Jersey. His intrigue with real estate began when he bought a “fixer upper” condominium and sold it at a substantial profit.
Since 2005, Gurkan has been a vital link for those looking to rent or buy a home in Manhattan. He understands the complexities of moving to a new city and new country, and happily educates clients on the process to make their transition easier. His referral business has grown substantially thanks to his willingness to be of service, his engaging personality, and the great results he gets for clients.
Gurkan holds a degree in Business Administration at the University of Istanbul, and a Master of Science degree in Hospitality Industries from New York University.
David’s easy going attitude and willingness to go the extra mile make him a favorite among clients, and his passion for real state is immediately apparent. Born in Puerto Rico, David moved to New York at the age of 2, and his immense knowledge of New York is appreciated by all of his clients.
David cites his laid back nature, ability to listen, and genuine concern for his clients as qualities he believes to be important in a real estate professional. He prides himself on listening and addressing any concerns in order to find a home his clients will be happy with for years to come. He is versatile, hard working, and has a great knowledge of the ever-changing market trends.
Before beginning his adventure in real estate, David worked in banking, where he enjoyed working with many different people of all backgrounds. Currently a resident of Sunset Park in Brooklyn, David loves the diversity found throughout the city, and loves that he can essentially “travel the world” without ever leaving the city.
David holds a BBA from Iona, where he was an active member of the Delta Upsilon Fraternity. In his spare time he enjoys poker, salsa, and exploring the city.
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.
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.
Since arriving in New York, I have fallen in love with the city, its culture and its people. I profited from excellent education at CUNY Hunter earning a degree in Human Psychology. I have been blessed to receive world class work experience in sales positions, as well as in “Corporate America” with a prestigious internship program offered by Deutsche Bank. I love to learn new things in high energy places; thus, New York is the only place for me.
I want to welcome you to my adopted home, and I want for you to be Happy! That starts out by finding the perfect living situation for you. Call me, and we can begin the process together immediately.
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.
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.
No one knows better the inner workings of a New York City apartment building than the man who mans the door. Former doorman/concierge Emerson Alvarado is a born and bred New Yorker whose take on Manhattan dwellings takes it from the inside out. Today he puts his excellent knowledge and understanding to good use as a real estate agent for AC Lawrence.
With Emerson at the helm customers can go above and beyond the obvious to learn the nitty gritty as well. Couple that quality with an outrageous sense of humor and you can count on him to entertain and educate all at once. He is bi-lingual, speaking both Spanish and English, and will readily admit an all-out passion for sports cars.
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.
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.
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.
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.
If Thalia Mancheno's clients are happy so is she. This AC Lawrence Real Estate Agent always goes the extra mile when it comes o finding the perfect home. She is well-versed in the art of customer service and makes it her business to consistently find just the right fit. She possesses strong listening skills and believes they are the key to a successful marriage of client and home. She also works hard to successfully resolve complicated situations to everyone's satisfaction.
When it comes to compliments she has received from clients, Thalia has heard them all. "I loved working with you,""I trust you" and "thank God I found you" top the list. She is sharply focused and extremely attentive making sure she gets to the heart of the real estate matter each and every time. She specializes in high end apartments and knows just what it takes to make the very best deal.
Thalia is a native New Yorker who holds a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Psyschology as well as a medical assistant's degree. She is bi-lingual and speaks Spanish as a second language.
AC Lawrence real estate agent Jamal Syed is known for his unique and comprehensive approach to apartment hunting. Never content to only showcase apartments, he makes it his MO to showcase neighborhoods as well. Armed with extensive research, you can count on Jamal to educate clients on places of interest locally. From schools to restaurants, art galleries, parks and more leave it to Jamal to present each neighborhood’s benefits in the very best light.
Blessed with a strong work ethic Jamal routinely goes the extra mile for each and every client. With a long-term approach to client service he treats each customer as a customer for life giving them his all.
Most repay the favor with a series of referrals from family and friends. Perhaps above all else Jamal considers himself to be a “people person.” That fact coupled with a love of the business makes for a truly special agent.
Jamal has resided in New York City for 15 years. He currently lives in Chelsea where he partakes of the dazzling nightlife, fast-paced lifestyle, high diversity and vibrant neighborhood.
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!
Count on real estate agent Billy Briggs to offer up Big Apple know-how to rival his super-friendly Southern hospitality. Originally from Louisville, Kentucky, nowadays Billy makes Manhattan his home sweet home. He brings to the real estate table a plethora of qualifications that run the gamut from sales expertise to a thorough knowledge of all the neighborhoods that comprise New York.
Billy makes New York home because it is the greatest city in the world. He is a great self-motivator and accomplished multi-tasker who provides clients with honest and dedicated service. He takes plenty of pride in his strong visual eye and true love of New York real estate. And perhaps most importantly, he possesses the patience to research, understand and explain all that is available to each and every client at any given moment in the market.
On a personal note, Billy makes it his passion to enjoy tennis, boxing, traveling and meeting new people.
He studied Business Administration at Clark Atlanta University.
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.
“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.
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.
From her days as a real estate attorney to her current post as an Associate Broker Pauline Mistretta is nothing if not well-rounded. Today she expends her formidable energy at Coldwell Banker AC Lawrence where she makes the most of her people-pleasing persona to hunt down the perfect home for renters and buyers alike.
Pauline is the consummate professional and a real pleasure to work with. Clients proclaim that she is super friendly and extremely personable. Count on her tireless work ethic to never give up and keep customers more than satisfied. Throughout her successful career, Pauline has continually worked in a customer service capacity. It is this role that suits her to a tee in real estate.
Pauline attended Queens College, CUNY and Hofstra Law School. She holds a BA in Political Science, Psychology and Philosophy as well as a Doctor of Jurisprudence or JD. She is a born and bred New Yorker who specializes in the Upper East Side, Midtown and the Financial District.
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 AC Lawrence rental agent Hong Yang. Coming from a real estate family in China, she has the passion it takes to do business in the Big Apple. Add to that a finance background and analyst stint and she boasts a strong analytical ability coupled with excellent customer service skills. Hong takes pride in her expertise with numbers, making sure she always finds the best apartment at the most affordable price – all the while her service skills keep customers coming back for more.
When it comes to doing business with Hong the compliments just don’t quit: Energetic, outgoing, easy to talk to and equally easy to get along with. Her perseverance is staggering with an MO that never considers the job finished until that dream home is signed and sealed. She specializes in the Midtown West and Chelsea neighborhoods with a particular emphasis on new architecture that features a plethora of amenities.
Hong hails from Beijing, China. Nowadays she resides in Hell’s Kitchen where she enjoys the diversity of people and cuisines. Hong attended Fairleigh Dickinson University and holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Finance and a Minor in Art. She serves as an active volunteer for New York Cares, believing strongly in service and giving back.
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.
From his days in the corridors of executive search firms to his current time spent searching for the perfect apartment, William Farrell knows what it takes to make a deal. Blessed with an analytical mind and effusive interest in Manhattan’s many neighborhoods, this former attorney turned executive search professional turned real estate agent is at his best exploring the canyons of New York.
William boasts an outgoing personality and a sincere desire to meet and exceed his client’s wants and needs. He listens carefully making sure to hear precisely what they have in mind. And because he is sincerely honest, to boot, he always takes the time to offer up an education on each listings pros and cons.
William was born and raised on the other side of the Hudson in Hoboken and Union City, New Jersey. He currently resides in Long Island City. He holds a BA Degree from Columbia College and a JD from Columbia Law School.
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.
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
After twelve years as a top producer in the Real Estate industry, in rentals and sales in two of New York's largest firms, A.C. Lawrence was delighted that Cheryl Greenberg agreed to bring her illustrious skills as a real estate agent to their firm, and she has consistently been the top producing associate broker here ever since.
Progressing into a Career in Real Estate was quite natural for Cheryl after renovating 3 of her own homes. Cheryl brings with her a great deal of business acumen, after serving as Corporate Secretary/Treasurer of an international Engineering Company for many years. She is a financials person, a great negotiator and a board package perfectionist. Her creative talent is also a wonderful attribute, as she can stand in apartments and determine whether they need to be redesigned, and if so, what should be done. She sold three apartments in her own line at 10 Park Avenue, 2 "sight unseen" by showing her own apartment. She is "hands on" and will oversee the sale from start to finish.
Starting the next chapter in her real estate career, Cheryl has created her own real estate team, Team Greenberg. Creativity, Professionalism, Integrity, Consistency, and Knowledge are the driving forces behind her team. Team Greenberg is the KEY to your next move.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
There’s no doubt about it. Bryan Scarpone is a self-described people person. And it’s this trait that makes him such a stellar rental agent. In addition to his people strengths, Bryan brings to the real estate table an enviable mix of honesty, courtesy and listening skills.Specializing in Upper East Side one bedrooms, Bryan is clearly devoted to helping people make their Manhattan dream apartment a reality.
Leave it to Bryan to ensure that his philanthropic endeavors rival his love of real estate. As a dedicated animal and people lover, Bryan routinely splits his free time with good works for New York’s two-legged and four-legged friends. From volunteering his time at a local homeless shelter to doing what he can to improve the lives of New York’s canines he is committed to giving back.
With roots that date back to Boston, MA, Bryan later attended college at Catholic University in Washington, DC majoring in theater and social work. Prior to entering the world of real estate he had a successful career in retail where he honed his people and sales skills. When asked to name a few of his favorite things about the Big Apple, Bryan is quick to point to the MET, architecture and a never ending opportunity to partake in free entertainment!
With over 17 years of extensive sales, customer service, leadership and project management skills, Tasha Trice has proven to be more than just your average real estate agent. Working for a Blue-Chip Corporation like Verizon afforded her the opportunity to fine tune her listening skills and perfect her attention to quality service, which today makes customers feel comfortable and confident in her capable hands.
Tasha’s hard work and dedication have been recognized with numerous awards for her outstanding sales and service. She is fully committed to providing the highest standards of excellent to every customer, with that special personal touch.
As a native New Yorker, Tasha understands the importance of being flexible and accessible to meet the diverse needs of her busy Manhattan clientele. She goes above and beyond to assist you with listing and selling residential or commercial properties, real estate evaluations, financing and more. No job is too big for Tasha to handle, and no matter what your unique demands, she will walk you through the entire process from beginning to end.
Always anxious to learn, Tasha is currently pursuing her Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration with a concentration in International Business. She is also studying the Spanish and Japanese languages.
Bilel Kaaniche has traveled the world over. With 50 countries under his belt nowadays he’s ready to make the Big Apple home. As an agent at AC Lawrence Bilel he is committed to the job 24/7. He always goes the extra mile and perseveres on behalf of each and every client. For him, real estate is not just a job but rather a real career. And when it comes to client wants and needs he listens and hears every word they have to say.
Former clients are effusive about Bilel’s real estate attributes. “Very professional, very helpful and an all-around great guy” are commonly heard. He works hard to be helpful and courteous to his clients and knowledgeable about the market. He is a pleasure to do business with as he is honest, nice and possesses great energy. Count on Bilel to be available and flexible whenever it’s convenient for you.
Bilel is originally from Tunisia. Today he resides in New York’s Financial District where he feels that he’s in the center of the world! He holds a Bachelor Degree in Law (in French?) and Business Management from the New York Institute of Business Technology.
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.
Who says looking at apartments isn’t therapeutic? Just ask AC Lawrence real estate agent Jai-Yoo Lee and she’ll tell you there’s nothing more fulfilling than being a real estate agent and part of a therapy dog team. When she’s not showing apartments to prospective renters and buyers, Jai regularly volunteers with her dog at hospitals and nursing homes as therapy dog team. One thing is for sure, she’s determined to put a smile on the face of her clients and patients alike!
With a lifelong love of real estate, in everything from architecture to home décor, Jai has made it her professional priority to immerse herself in the industry. Jai is consistently efficient, effective and straightforward with clients. She prides herself on providing honest professional advice minus the sugar coating. She always has her client’s best interests at heart and continually goes the extra mile to deliver much anticipated results.
Jai hails from South Korea and spent her teenage years in New Jersey. Following high school she attended New York University graduating with a B.A. in Economics and another in East Asian Studies. She also minored in Computer Applications. Today she resides on Manhattan’s Upper East Side.
It’s simple. Do the math. Just ask Peter Giurguess. This former mathematician knows how to make the numbers add up. With plenty of analytical know-how he is well-versed when it comes to determining the value of a property. Buyers, sellers and renters routinely reap the rewards of Peter’s prior work experience maintaining a budget for a large business. It’s this same skill set that offers Peter’s clients the best value and a home precisely tailored to their needs.
Teamwork is the name of the game when it comes to finding the perfect home. Peter steadfastly believes that his clients always know exactly what they want. That fact, coupled with his real estate know-how, leads this “team” to work together seamlessly in search of their ideal residence. Peter likes to think that his job is to make his client’s dreams come true with efficiency, ease and plenty of enjoyment.
Peter takes pride in conveying an unyielding work ethic locating the right home at the best value for his clients. He looks for that special combination of factors that make the next home, home sweet home. He specializes in the neighborhoods above the Financial District to the high 30s. Not only an expert in the neighborhoods he serves, Peter’s expertise extends to the differences within the neighborhoods themselves.
Lisa Tisdale has lived on the Upper East Side for twelve years, and does not plan on leaving anytime soon! Originally from South Carolina, she loves that New York City offers so much and seems to be constantly changing. A homeowner herself, Lisa knows the importance of having a home that is all your own, believing that loving your home is very important to a person’s happiness and success.
Personable and hardworking, Lisa will do whatever she can to find the perfect place for her clients. She believes that a good agent is someone who is fun to work with and is committed to seeing a deal through to its completion.
Before immersing herself into the world of real estate, Lisa worked as an independent market research consultant for media, financial service, and technology industries.
When she’s not busy finding her clients their perfect home, Lisa loves to travel the world and explore every corner of New York City.
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