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.
Jay Rojas has been involved in business management, sales and marketing for over a decade. With a focus on elegant townhouses, cooperative apartments, and condominiums, Mr. Rojas provides each seller with an exceptionally rich level of service and a tailored marketing strategy fulfilling the client's needs. Mr. Rojas' business shows great momentum due to the great deal of referrals of investment buyers and sellers that turn to him for his service in Coldwell Banker.
Jay Rojas has established a genuine reputation with his clients as a creative thinker and a very good listener; able to provide value that extends well beyond his Real Estate expertise. Solving problems proactively with professionalism has made him a valuable asset to his clients and has helped him develop a broad network of expert bankers, designers, architects, and other seasoned professionals.
Jay's approach to advising buyers is rooted in his extensive market knowledge and research.
The fast-moving, real-time nature of his previous career in the retail industry, where he held managing positions in which has prepared him to be a top Real Estate professional in New York City. Jay represents both buyers and sellers in top buildings across Manhattan. In addition, he advises on the purchase of investment properties for clients, including the sourcing of qualified rental tenants for these units. Jay closely collaborates with top brokers and developers to create brand identities for extraordinary properties featuring world-class architecture and design.
Jay was born in the Dominican Republic and raised in New York City with his two sisters.
He resides with his wife and son in the Bronx and acknowledges that he is a father, husband, brother and a friend before anything. He is a dedicated individual, "thinking different" to unlock the possibilities of New York City.
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.
No matter which language he says it in Tanveer Khan is a dyed in the wool real estate agent. With five languages under his belt he is most at home with English and his native Punjabi. Add to that Hindi, Urdu and Saraiki and you have an agent who does business with an international flair.
Tanveer’s family involvement in real estate served as the catalyst for his joining Coldwell Banker AC Lawrence. As an agent he’s proud to offer his commitment and passion to the search. His honesty and caring continually shine through along with astute listening skills that clear the way for the hunt.
Tanveer was born in Punjab and currently resides on New York’s Long Island. He holds a Master of Laws Degree in U.S. Legal Studies.
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.
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
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.
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.
Sharline Andeliz takes pride in doing everything well. This self-described “perfectionist” professes a true love for the business of real estate coupled with a dedication to her client’s dreams. Genuine and hard working, each day at AC Lawrence offers her yet another chance to turn her passion for apartment hunting into a home sweet home reality.
Sharline’s strong suit is her ability to work with all kinds of people. With a background in banking and human resources she is readily adept at providing exceptional customer service. She truly cares for her clients and makes it her business to fulfill their every want and need. Blessed with uncanny determination, Sharline knows just how to make her customer’s dreams come true.
Sharline originally hails from the Dominican Republic and was raised in Park Slope, Brooklyn. Today she lives in Williamsburg.
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.
One might say that Andrea “Annie” Hall is a truly model agent. This TV commercial actress and model made the transition to the world of real estate and Coldwell Banker AC Lawrence with great ease. Today she is totally in her element making each deal smooth and effortless for clients and customers alike.
Annie strives to make everyone feel comfortable through the entire real estate process. She is a hard worker who always goes the extra mile with everything she does. Clients appreciate the fact that she values honesty above all else. And on a purely personal level Annie is extremely empathetic and compassionate putting herself in her client’s shoes deal after deal.
Annie holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Health Sciences --- Occupational Therapy from James Madison University in Virginia. She’s made her way around the City residing in neighborhoods as diverse as the Upper West Side, Upper East Side and Midtown West.
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.
When it comes to the world of real estate Maysa Prince takes a multi-lingual approach. Fluent in English, Portuguese, Spanish, French and Italian, she knows just how to accentuate the positive for renters and buyer’s alike. As an agent for Coldwell Banker AC Lawrence she is professional, responsible, flexible and absolutely attentive.
When it comes to dealing with customers one thing’s for sure – Maysa is undoubtedly a bonafide people person. She takes pride in her ability to listen closely and understand her client’s needs. When it comes to real estate decision-making leave it to Maysa to make sure that each customer has the benefit of her good counsel.
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.
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 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.
You might say that multi-tasking is in his blood. As a real estate agent for Coldwell Banker AC Lawrence and a Rutgers student in hot pursuit of his degree in finance, Jonathan Colón’s ambition says it all. Young, energetic and easy going, you can count on him to do whatever it takes to find the home of your dreams.
Jonathan is personable and genuinely loves working with people. His commitment to excellence and strong communication skills make him a standout in the world of real estate. He is diligent and determined to get the job done all the while dedicated to success in achieving each client’s goals.
Jonathan is currently working toward his Bachelor’s Degree at Rutgers Business School in Newark, NJ. While New Jersey is where he hangs his hat, New York City is where his heart is. He has plans in place to make the move across the Hudson to the Big Apple anytime now.
Lillian Donnelly is a self-motivated and dedicated salesperson who is filled with energy and driven by a commitment to satisfy her clients. First and foremost, her mission is to establish and preserve long-lasting relationships with every buyer, seller and renter, to ensure them the personal attention and quality service they deserve - both in the present and down the line as their needs change.
She earned an Associates of Arts degree from Bergen County College in Paramus, NJ and enjoyed a wealth of diverse work experience as an auditor, Vice President of Sales for the American Institute of Classical Design, a freelance artist and founder of her own start-up company Beaux-Arts, Through the years she has not only honed her communication and interpersonal skills to the highest level, but has perfected the art of offering "over-the-top" service to every single client.
Lillian respects the importance and stress involved in making a major purchase like a home, place of business or investment property. Her goal is to streamline the process with knowledge, efficiency and thorough care from beginning to end. She specializes in sales and rentals as well as relocation and commercial leasing and sales throughout Manhattan. "Tell me what you want, and together we will find it."
Deborah is a Harvard graduate with over a decade of NYC experience, an eye for detail and a track record of delivering on high expectations. As part of her commitment to extend personalized service, Deborah excels in not only finding her clients their dream home, but also pairing clients to neighborhood that match their needs and individuality. She enjoys sharing her knowledge and introducing her clients to the vast variations between neighborhoods such as Gramercy, TriBeCa, the UES,and NoMad (just to name a few). Deborah stays on the cutting edge of technology and market intelligence to help her guide and clearly communicate to her clients as they take on the exciting process of renting, buying and selling their homes.
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
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.
When it comes to knowing the ins and outs of the Big Apple, no one understands the real estate market better than AC Lawrence real estate agent Russell Dinstein. Born and raised in New York City and having lived in such diverse areas as Midtown West, Greenwich Village, Dumbo and the Upper East Side he knows first-hand the housing nuances of each neighborhood. Russell’s license as a real estate salesperson combines his business acumen with his passion for city living.
Russell is committed to helping his clients achieve their objectives by finding the ideal property that best suits their needs and price range. He understands that a good agent listens carefully to his clients, provides up-to-date listing information and ultimately ensures their satisfaction. Russell owns and manages real property and has the experience to negotiate vigorously and astutely on his client's behalf only for the deal that he would accept for himself.
Previously, Russell was a finance manager at supply chain logistics firm. His role as an account manager included creating rental pricing and development of contracts with Fortune 500 companies. Besides supporting the firm’s sales team, he worked closely with its executive team, general counsel and its tax and insurance advisors. Russell’s experience in pricing, sales, risk and inventory management, manufacturing, transportation as well as his abilities to prioritize and multitask, enable him to address the varied needs of his clients.
Russell holds a Bachelor’s of Business Administration from Baruch College with a concentration in finance and investments and a minor in music. He devotes some of his spare time to his position as director of the Stanford M. Dinstein Memorial Scholarship Fund at Baruch College. Russell’s outside interests include music, participating in sports and film making. He especially takes pleasure in spending time with his family.
WINNER: Best Customer Service 2013 - Coldwell Banker Broadway Office
Chris Clark brings energy, enthusiasm and a deep love for the city to his career in real estate. He is a people person with a passion for finding clients exactly what they're looking for in a home. With a strong visual eye and love of the city's history, he knows that listening truly makes a good agent.
Having closed deals all over Manhattan, from Wall Street to the Upper West Side and beyond, he makes the apartment hunt simple, often finding the 'dream home' in less than one day. Past clients have described Chris as "kind, patient, and willing to listen." "Amazing, passionate about helping find the right place." And "absolutely the best broker we met."
Chris believes that New York is the most magical place on earth and appreciates all of its cultural opportunities, especially the theater, galleries, restaurants and parks. He has lived in New York for the past 13 years and owns a home on the Upper East Side.
Before beginning a career in real estate Chris worked in the Arts, both on-screen and off. He has spent time in casting, at a talent agency, as script supervisor for a Tony nominated play, in sales for the nation's largest not-for-profit theater company, as well as an actor in television and film.
Originally from Arkansas, Chris moved to New York at 18. He is a graduate of New York University.
The words friendly and personable just begin to describe AC Lawrence agent Matthew Jamele. Matthew prides himself on being a people person who puts clients at ease right from the start. Whether they’re looking in the Financial District or on the Upper West Side, apartment hunting with Matthew is always an adventure. Armed with plenty of knowledge and a people-pleasing manner, Matthew is a real estate pro who knows how to get the job done – and has fun doing it!
Former clients routinely testify to Matthew’s excellent work ethic. He’s always willing to go the extra mile to find just the right apartment for each and every person. Self-described as a very hard worker Matthew doesn’t stop until the job is done. Leave it to his satisfied clients to praise his knack for finding precisely what they are searching for. His MO? Always meeting the client’s needs.
Previously employed in property management, Matthew’s real estate know-how suits him to a tee. He has called New York home for the past two years. Currently residing in the Lincoln Center area this is one agent who covets Manhattan’s fast pace and prolific greenery of its beautiful parks.Favorite past times feature sports and food. He is originally from New Haven, Connecticut, and in his limited free time studies Political Science at Pace University.
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.
Derek Ng prides himself on always being direct with his clients. He gets straight to the pointand makes sure each and every person understands their options along with the pros and cons in every search he undertakes. Derek cites determination, motivation, time management and the ability to comprehend each and every client’s needs as reasons why he is so adept in the world of real estate. By keeping the conversation flowing, Derek knows full-well that everyone benefits.
Derek attributes some capabilities that work well in real estate to hisformer career as an electrical engineer. Foremost among them is his ability to see the big picture while keeping in mind the finer details. Whether as a lighting engineer or as an AC Lawrence rental agent on the Upper East Side and Midtown East, Derek makes it his mantra to be thorough and to cover all bases.
Derek has spent his entire life in New York City. Having grown up on Manhattan’s Lower East Side he currently makes Upper Manhattan home residing in East Harlem.
A life long New Yorker, Margot has lived on the Upper East Side for the past 25 years and has grown to love and appreciate all that the City offers. Specifically, she loves the restaurants, the Met, Central Park, the wonderful markets and the ease of access to everything.
Margot is readily available to help her clients in finding the perfect apartment. She perseveres until she meets her client’s needs and exceeds their expectations. Margot has a unique sense of vision which allows her to help her clients see the full potential in a property.
Aside from her real estate business, Margot owns a company for the past 17 years that provides promotional products to corporations, schools and non profits. Initially a professional negotiator in radio and television from the buying and sales perspective, she is used to working with budgets and time frames. Margot chose real estate because she is a self proclaimed real estate junkie and loves helping people get settled in their new homes.
When not searching for the perfect apartment for her clients, Margot volunteers at the M.S. Society, NY Cares, Habitat for Humanity, Ft. Tryon nursing home, and The Dalton School where her 3 children attend. She is also a disability and animal rights advocate. In her free time Margot enjoys traveling, playing tennis, and photography.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
No matter what she does you can count on Karolina Kozminska to be second to none. When it comes to real estate she always tries her best to be number one. As a Coldwell Banker AC Lawrence agent she practices just what she preaches selling, buying and renting the best apartments in the best city in the world. She is professional, self-motivated and patient to the hilt. Clients benefit from her approach with their dream home consistently in reach.
No high pressure sales tactics for Karolina. In its place she offers up a gentle, relaxed atmosphere that woos customers and clients alike. Easy and fun to be with Karolina brings together the business of real estate with the joy of home hunting. Blessed with a personality that is both friendly and outgoing Karolina treats one and all with the utmost care.
Karolina was born and raised in Poland and currently resides in Brooklyn. She holds a Master’s Degree in Pedagogy and another Degree in Management for the University in Poland.
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.
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.
Happy, honest and patient with a genuine concern for others, real estate agent Violeta Beqiri knows just what it takes to satisfy the needs of customers and clients alike. She takes pride in her professionalism and garners respect for her abilities to locate the home of her buyer’s dreams.
Violeta holds a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Economics from Kosovo and an Associate Degree in Banking and Finance from Mercy College. Born in Kosovo today she resides in Manhattan’s Lower East Side. Violeta is multi-lingual speaking English, Albanian and Serb-Croatian.
If you had to name one thing that really defines Kathy Romero it’s simply got to be her positive, can-do attitude. A go-getter to the core she never, ever lets the grass grow under her feet. In the world of real estate at Coldwell Banker AC Lawrence she always finds herself rising to the occasion. And faced with one challenge after another you can count on her to never give up.
Kathy is a professional through and through. She is driven to get the job done to each client’s satisfaction. Honest and charming she consistently offers an excellent buying or renting experience. Detail-minded to the max, Kathy never skips a beat when it comes to researching apartment listings and finding the home of your dreams.
Kathy got her start in Sunnyside, Queens and continues to live there to this day.
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.
For Bridget Foster the world of real estate was a case of love at first sight. Today her romance with real estate continues unabated as an agent for AC Lawrence. And it’s that fascination with the industry that keeps Bridget’s clients coming back for more.
Bridget is a city girl at heart always ready to take New York by storm with her wit, charm and of course, hard work. She handles every situation with respect, knowledge, thoroughness and an eternally upbeat, positive attitude. Clients can count on Bridget to always go above and beyond in pursuit of their perfect home.
Born and raised in Brooklyn, New York, Bridget resides there to this day. She is currently attending college in pursuit of her Bachelor’s Degree in Finance
You can bet that real estate pro Jennifer Chicheportiche has all the right moves. Leave it to this professional dancer to never, ever dance around an apartment search. Blessed with an outgoing personality and a dedicated devotion to the task at hand she knows how to get to the heart of the matter as easy as one, two, three.
Life is an adventure for Jennifer. Whether traveling the world as a ballerina or hunting down the perfect apartment for her clients, she is always open to new adventures. She is determined, driven and ambitious with loads of energy and a much-appreciated sense of humor. She does her homework, knows the market and quite simply loves what she does.
Jennifer trained at the International Ballet Academy in Paris and Rosella Hightower in Cannes. Her dancing career took her the world over with time spent in Brazil, Chile, Israel, Russia, France, Italy, England and Scotland. Today she is fluent in three languages: French, Italian and English and maintains her passion for traveling.
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.
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.
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.
The move into real estate was a natural one for Stephanie Papadopoulos. From her involvement in the family construction firm to studying architecture at City College she knows the world of real estate inside out.
Stephanie’s motivation at Coldwell Banker AC Lawrence is, simply put, helping people. She always tries her best to be a good listener ensuring positive results for clients and customers alike. Add to that her uncanny ability to build trust and this is one agent worth knowing.
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.
Sagirah Abraham really knows how to pick an exciting career -- first as an assistant to producers and location managers in film and now as a real estate agent for Coldwell Banker AC Lawrence. One thing’s for sure he is consistently in his element in the Big Apple.
Sagirah takes pride in being a great communicator and is vastly knowledgeable about the real estate market. He boasts good rapport and trust with every client and customer that comes his way. He is always available 24/7 to address any questions and concerns that customers may have.
Sagirah’s higher education takes the form of computerized accounting. Nowadays he resides in Coney Island, Brooklyn.
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.
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.
Mary Joy works hard at getting to know her clients so that she can provide them with the best deals on top quality apartments that will work with their budget. Originally from the Philippines, she has lived in the City for 12 years. She has resided in Midtown East, Midtown West, and Greenwich Village. She is an NYC enthusiast, and loves everything about it, especially Central Park and the museums.
Mary Joy has excellent people skills, is a great communicator, and is incredibly passionate about her work and life. She is intuitive, very attentive to her client’s needs, has great energy, and is kind and friendly. Customer service and product knowledge are very important to her, and she prides herself on staying up to date with current inventory and market trends.
As a property owner, she understands the importance of staying up to date with market knowledge and effectively communicating that knowledge to clients. She specializes in the Upper East and West sides, along with Midtown East and West, with prices starting at $2000.
She previously worked in the fashion industry in the Philippines for many years, and also has a decade’s worth of experience in the restaurant and hospitality industries. She enjoys tennis and supporting NY sports teams as well as volunteering at UNICEF and A City Harvest. She is a member of the Metropolitan Museum, is a foodie, humanitarian and loves films.
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.
Marcel Gonzalez brings a thorough knowledge of all properties to his clients. Some of his favorite things about New York City are its high energy level, the architecture and that it is multicultural.
Marcel’s clients will appreciate that he is responsible, reliable and will work hard with his clients to find or sell there homes. He listens to the client’s wants and needs and puts product knowledge first. Prepare a detailed marketing plan, specific to each seller, in order to achieve the highest sales price. Assist buyers preparing every board package with the thoroughness, developing a financial profile suitable to obtaining coop board approval. He is determined to find you a great investment, sales, rental or commercial property.
Languages spoken: English, Spanish, German
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.”
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.
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.
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.
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.
Whether he’s working for IBM, for himself or in real estate, Paul Bifani is a professional through and through. An expert in New York City real estate matters he takes pride in delivering a level of service his clients at Coldwell Banker AC Lawrence have come to expect. A trusted advisor Paul does his very best for customers and clients alike.
You can count on Paul when it comes to developing -- and equally important – maintaining relationships for those who seek his counsel. Blessed with a strong determination to succeed, a dedicated work ethic and high standards of performance he is one agent that’s worth getting to know. Add to those qualities a heart-felt sincerity and good old-fashioned honesty and you’ve got an agent who, time after time, knows what it takes to find your home sweet home.
Paul holds a Bachelor of Engineering Degree from Stevens Institute of Technology and an MBA in Business Administration from New York University. He was born and raised just over the river in New Jersey. He currently resides on Manhattan’s Upper West Side.
Asantewa Patterson sees things through an Optometrist’s eyes. As a candidate for Doctor of Optometry she makes it a point to visualize each client’s dream home from first sight to lease signing. Count on her for an approach to real estate that blends information and efficiency with enjoyment. Her goal is to make everyone feel like a winner.
Asantewa’s interpersonal skills are top-notch. She boasts the ability to easily connect with people and, in the process, makes one and all feel comfortable. If you need to describe her you would have to say Asantewa is cheerful and pleasant. Customers routinely appreciate her warm and welcoming manner.
Asantewa was born and raised in Brooklyn, New York. She currently resides in Prospect Heights. She is a proud graduate of Brooklyn Tech and holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Biology and Optometric Science as well as a Master’s Degree in Biology.
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.
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.
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.
Desiree was a practicing licensed optician for many years. Her parent’s passion for Real Estate paired with her love for her native New York led Desiree to embark her 17 year long career path – Real Estate.
For over 8 years Desiree supervised leasing offices for long-established NY real estate families. This included a portfolio of over 550 units in a management/rental capacity, housing thousands of tenants over that time. Responsibilities entailed property mgmt. for foreign investors, privately owners and sponsor units. She procured tenants and oversaw both short-term and long-term furnished, unfurnished and corporate condominium units, she also oversaw maintenance of physical aspects of the properties.
Needing to learn more, Desiree moved onto sales. Working for The Sunshine Group and Corcoran Sunshine Marketing as a Senior Sales Associate, Desiree opened and sold new development Condominium buildings, having sold over $127 million dollars in 6 years. With 17+ years of knowledge and expertise in both leasing and sales and personal experience with ownership both locally, nationally and internationally, Desiree understands residential Real Estate.
She has comprehensive firsthand experience with rentals, purchases and investments. She loves working with the first time home buyer and the international investor. Professional, organized and decisive your will find your experience to be smooth, informative and successful.
Hobbies : Animal Rescuer and rights advocate, travel, yoga, horseback riding, sea kayaking, dining,reading, music and dance
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.
Lily specializes in New York City commercial real estate including office and retail leasing in Mid and Downtown Manhattan as well as the purchase and sale of investment properties throughout New York.
Lily specialty is catering to U.S., overseas and Asian investors whom she has a natural affinity with. Whether you are looking to buy, sell, rent or invest in property in New York, with Lily’s expertise she can provide clients real estate which can best meet their needs, goals and affordability.
Lily’s passion for and knowledge of New York commercial real estate has enabled her to gain trust and confidence with her clients, as has her pleasing personality.
Lily’s goal is for every client is to experience “excellence" when dealing with her, as excellence for Lily is an attitude, showing that she cares about her clients, and an unrelenting commitment to get the real estate that best meets their needs. Lily meets every challenge with a positive attitude combined with reliability, honesty, integrity and dedication in order to efficiently and effectively executes all dealings and contracts. “I have applied my concept of excellence in every aspect of my life,” says Lily, “from achieving my Bachelor of Arts, MBA; and most importantly to learning all about New York commercial real-estate in order to best serve my clients needs.
Prior to working in commercial real estate, Lily worked as a stock broker on the Hang Seng Exchange and also in the successful launch of a start-up online business in London and New York.
Lily Lin earned a Bachelor degree in Accounting at the University of Hangzhou in Shanghai, China and an MBA in marketing from the University Of London, England. She is fluent in English and Chinese.
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.
“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.
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.
Kayla Geiser is a native Brooklynite and grew up in the neighborhood of Bay Ridge. After graduating from Fort Hamilton High School, she attended The Institute of Culinary Education and got her degree in Pastry Arts. She then became a pastry chef and the retail manager of a high-end patisserie in Tribeca for six years where she honed her customer service skills.
She is now excited to be perfecting her skills as a New York City real estate agent. Whether you need to find the perfect apartment within walking distance of a park or the home you always dreamed of in a great school district, Kayla is eager to take on any challenge and deliver results. She understands that like decorating a cake, it's the attention to fine details that will make or break the relationship between client and agent. She takes the time to learn what is really most important in your search and looks forward to helping you find the next place you'll want to call home.
She currently still resides in Brooklyn with her loving family and fiancé.
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.
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