“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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
This AC Lawrence real estate agent has lived the world over including stints in Israel, Los Angeles, Brooklyn, Staten Island and currently in Forest Hills, Queens.
This former hairstylist boasts a penchant for interiors and people. The former got her into real estate, the latter keeps her coming back for more.
Her ability with people is intrinsic and customers genuinely appreciate her interest in them. Maxine is blessed with that little something extra that draws buyers and sellers alike. She believes in being honest to the core. She is always direct in her dealings and strives to build trust easily. Bi-lingual in Hebrew and English, Maxine’s client base is as diverse as the listings she shares.
Count on native New Yorker Angelica Boen to make each and every real estate experience top-drawer. With an approach that creatively blends a passion for the Big Apple, with an equal dose of passion for the world of real estate; she is especially well-suited to the task at hand.
With a background in advertising, Angelica’s customer service skills were routinely put to the test. Today she makes the most of those abilities with renters and buyers alike. Committed to every client’s needs Angelica also offers up in-depth market knowledge that ensures a thorough search for every client’s dream home.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
Eric Facini always knew just what he wanted to do with his life. He entered the business of real estate at the tender age of 19. Ever since then his ambition has kept him on top of the world renting and selling apartments while working toward his Bachelor’s Degree in Business. Today his passion serves him well as a licensed real estate salesperson with Coldwell Banker AC Lawrence.
Eric likes to say he has dedicated his life to New York City real estate. It’s what gets him up in the morning and keeps him up at night. He possesses a strong work ethic, uncanny marketing ability and commitment to quality service. He’s known for a rapid fire response to every client’s needs ensuring the very best apartment find in the quickest period of time.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
With a background that bridges the healthcare of Occupational Therapy with the glamour of acting and modeling, rental agent Andrea Hall subsequently embarked on an exciting career in the world of real estate. She brings with her to Coldwell Banker AC Lawrence an astute interest in the field. Andrea takes great pleasure in finding each and every client’s home sweet home and is extremely well-versed in the art of apartment hunting.
Andrea holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Health Sciences from James Madison University. She was born and raised in Danville, New York and currently calls the Upper East Side home.
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.
When it comes to negotiating Shay Uddin’s skills are beyond compare. With a family history in real estate he has been at it for most of his life. Focusing on luxury rentals and sales Shay makes it his business to ferret out high end apartments for clients searching for top quality. A master negotiator by his own account, Shay is wise to the ins and outs of the market and is able to get the best price for the best apartments New York has to offer.
But there’s more to Shay than the business of real estate. He possesses exceptional people skills coupled with an unusually calm demeanor. With characteristics like these clients remain relaxed and at ease through what can be a stressful situation. Add to these traits a personality that’s just plain fun and you can count on Shay to make for a good time all around!
Shay is a native New Yorker. A confirmed New York addict he is most fond of the City’s ever-changing seasons.
Shayla’s focused energy and intimate knowledge of the market has earned her a successful and thriving career in the industry. Her exceptional ability to accurately read into her clients needs is why her services are so sought after.
Originally a corporate event planner from Dallas, Texas, she has long been in the business of coordinating and helping others to realize their expectations and exceed them. Her undying passion for New York living has been the perfect platform for which Shayla can share the hidden values and best kept secret of each Manhattan neighborhood, while expertly guiding her clients through the often challenging market.
In Shayla’s free time she enjoys volunteering for various different charities and non-profit organizations.
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.
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.
Amy O’Halloran Cutler has a heart as big as Manhattan’s real estate market. With volunteering duties at St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital and Memorial Sloane Kettering she’s at her best when helping others. This same philosophy holds true for her days at Coldwell Banker AC Lawrence. In the case of real estate clients they routinely benefit from her gregarious and giving nature.
Taking a tip from her volunteering work Amy strives to be a pleasure to work with. She makes it her mission to keep the stress level low so that the process is enjoyable for buyers, sellers and renters alike. She takes pride in her innate honesty and is known for the hard work she delivers day in and day out.
Amy attended Bucknell University with a Bachelor’s Degree in both Economics and English. She also holds an Accounting Degree from Fordham University. A lifelong Manhattanite, she was born, raised and lives today in Midtown East.
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.
Whether he’s navigating the rental market for a first-time renter or seeing to it that tried and true New Yorkers discover the home of their dreams, Morris Radoszycki is a real stand-out in the world of real estate. Always up to the minute on the latest listings and ready for however much legwork it takes, clients proclaim that he is a real gem!
As a former CEO of a clothing manufacturing concern, Morris held all responsibility for sales, marketing and operations. Today he utilizes those skills to sell the product he loves most – New York. And all the while a constant flow of repeat and referral customers attest to his integrity and professionalism.
His passion for New York’s many neighborhoods coupled with a fascination of building architecture makes Morris a New Yorker through and through. He was born and bred here and graduated from Brooklyn College with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Accounting.
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.
A longstanding and well-respected member of the New York real estate community, Jay Siller is known for his hardworking, straight-talking and thorough manner, and dynamic but calm, determined style. He has always prided and concerned himself with getting a fair and equitable deal for all parties involved. Because of that, Jay has a large reservoir of happy and grateful clients, and many repeat clients who continually come to him as their needs change. He also enjoys referral business plus has long-term dealings with numerous domestic and international corporate relocation departments.
Jay has been consulted about the real estate market by many sources over the years and quoted in the Time Out real estate issues. He started in Real Estate over 30 years ago for a firm where he was involved with the Greenwich Village renaissance. Jay then joined another firm before taking a hiatus to work on request for international developers of commercial real estate conversions, commercial rentals, and building acquisitions. He moved on to various other brokerages and ultimately developed strong relationships with Marc Lewis and Michael Simon.
During his tenure, Jay has handled many different types of real estate in a multiplicity of market conditions. He has worked out of offices throughout New York from the Upper East Side to Turtle Bay, Murray Hill, Greenwich Village, Midtown East and Gramercy Park, making him intimately knowledgeable of most of Manhattan. Originally from outside Woodstock, NY, Jay knew from a young age he’d one day head to New York City. After an expatriate experience living in Amsterdam, Holland in the early 70s he moved back to Woodstock for a short while then came to New York City. Jay first worked for a recording studio that specialized in Latin Music and ran a dubbing room for films such as the long-delayed Oscar- winning documentary, "When We Were Kings". He then entered the Fashion industry at an Italian clothing company in the nascent field of designer blue jeans.
Jay has traveled extensively throughout Asia over the last 20 years, and his trekking in the Himalayas has been chronicled in Robert Thurman and Tad Wise' “Circling the Sacred Mountain". He is long-time student of Eastern Philosophy and a great fan of Bob Dylan from the beginning in the early 60s, beat poetry, and the post-bop jazz of Miles Davis, John Coltrane and Eric Dolphy. Jay is also a veracious reader and lover of foreign films and serious theatre. He is an avid follower of the teachings of Mohandis Gandhi and Martin Luther King, and has always stood up against injustice and for compassion.
With 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!
When it comes to securing the perfect apartment for a client, Maya Sug Jeong really nails it. As a real estate agent and with experience from running her own business and with a broad cultural competence, she exhibits an exceptional ability to work with people, to understand their goals, and to meet these in a minimal time . She’s a people person throughout and due to her broad cultural backgroung and foreign language experiences she possesses the listening skills and engaging personality that keeps her clients coming back for more. On top of that, her clients know they can count on Maya as a reliable, responsible and loyal individual 100% of the time - she is always there for you.
Her endearing personality is always an asset for both Maya and the clients she works with. She puts that personality to good use when searching for the perfect apartment be it on the Upper West Side, Upper East Side, in Midtown or elsewhere. She is blessed with a truthful streak and character that sees to it that clients are always informed about every possible detail. And when it comes to working hard on a client’s behalf the clients never get a more dedicated support than from Maya.
Originally from South Korea, Maya has spent the past 13 years in New York. Currently residing in Queens, she attended CUNY with a degree in Liberal Arts and Early Childhood Education. She is a practicing Buddhist who meditates to help realize her inner being and take responsibility for her actions.
Leave it to Soo to turn your home sweet home fantasy into market reality. If she can watch and be a key player as client's fall head over heels for a property Soo is in her glory. You can count on her youthful versatility, attention to details, enthusiastic persistence and excellent verbal skills to make for a smooth and rewarding deal.
Soo takes pride in sharing real estate transactions that are exciting, fun and most importantly, worry-free. She has an honest, yet humble, personality that appeals to renters and buyers alike, and when it comes to working with people Soo makes it a point to honor others and appreciate all that they have to offer.
When 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 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
Leave it to Eric Veerapen to intertwine the getting down to business of real estate with the pure fun of it all. Ask what sets him apart from the crowd and he doesn’t skip a beat. He bends over backwards to be a hard worker and people person as well. Trust and knowledge go hand in hand when it comes to renting or buying that home sweet home. Eric boasts a cadre of clients who appreciate his lovable, friendly and outgoing nature -- if he does say so himself!
Eric got his start in Suriname, South America. He grew up in the Bronx under the loving tutelage of a single Mom.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
A born Manhattanite, Carlos Sanchez is thoroughly at home in the City’s greatest borough. His approach to selling real estate is to match the desires of the client with the apartment they deem necessary for their needs. His personal sales philosophy and passion is simple – get the client what they want.
With a military and sales entrepreneur background Carlos is especially well-suited to the task at hand. He is a stand out in the world of real estate with his sharp attentiveness to detail and the sense of urgency that he provides. Whether buying, selling or renting an apartment you can count on Carlos to do the legwork necessary to close the deal for each and every client.
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.
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!
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.
Kristin Zdonek really gets around. Originally from Florida, she has lived in Boston, Chicago, Hawaii, Nantucket and New Jersey. Today she call the Big Apple home. Having moved six times in 15 years she knows full well what her clients are going through. With eight years spent in real estate business, Kristin is no novice when it comes to renting and selling apartments. Today she does just that for ACLawrence.
Kristin prides herself on having integrity and being upfront. She’s known for going above and beyond what’s expected of an agent. She does whatever it takes to get the deal done and keep the client satisfied. She is patient, enthusiastic and decidedly dedicated. Kristin is a proactive advocate for her clients and completely committed to finding the home of their dreams. She knows the market well and when in doubt is not afraid to ask.
This native Floridian attended Florida State University. She currently resides in Astoria, Queens. When asked to name her favorite things about New York she doesn’t hesitate. Real estate, food and Broadway top the list. When she’s not showing apartments Kristen can be found sharing her favorite hobby- baking for friends!
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.
Joon Kwon thrives in the fast-paced world of real estate rentals. As a former equities trader he is solidly in his element when it comes to renting one apartment after another. Joon believes a good agent listens to his clients and really hears what they have to say. Blessed with a keen understanding of the real estate market and its diverse neighborhoods, he does his best to play matchmaker for client and apartment alike.
Joon specializes in, and professes, an in-depth knowledge of apartments dotting Manhattan’s Upper East Side. He is personable and professional as well as highly organized and efficient. On a lighter note, Joon considers himself to be a “professional eater.” With a passion for New York’s eateries, clients look to him as the go-to person for restaurant recommendations from one end of Manhattan Island to another.
Joon was born in Korea and moved to the Big Apple as a child. He attended Hunter College High School, a nationally recognized educational institution, and later attended New York University where he received his Bachelor’s Degree in finance and economics
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!
Angela provides her clients with great customer service, a “can-do” attitude, and a desire to exceed their expectations. A New York native, her knowledge of the city is a great advantage, and her love of New York is apparent from the get-go. Angela currently resides in Jamaica, Queens. Her favorite things about the city are the variety of restaurants and entertainment, as well as the culture.
Angela believes her strong points are her interpersonal skills, organizational skills, and customer service. She strives to provide the best service for the client and is trustworthy and dependable. Clients appreciate her “can-do” attitude, knowledge of New York, and eagerness to go above and beyond to ensure the best for each and every client.
Angela’s professional background includes sales, marketing, and customer service. She chose real estate because she finds the NY real estate market very exciting and interesting. Her sales and customer service skills are a perfect match for real estate, and she is excited to put her training to use finding clients find the perfect homes.
Angela graduated from Spelman College with a B.A. in Political Science. In her spare time, she volunteers with a local shelter in my community and loves the visual arts.
“I like working with people. That’s why I chose real estate as my profession,” says Coldwell Banker Bellmarc agent Kateryna Rudnichenko. It’s just that kind of sentiment that draws clients to her. Kateryna takes her job to heart giving attention to each and every deal. She takes pride in providing the very best customer service making sure that her clients are informed and at ease every step of the way.
Kateryna knows New York’s neighborhoods inside out. As a neighborhood expert she is well-versed when it comes to the specific details of the neighborhood. Upon first meeting Kateryna likes to walk the client carefully through the process. She also makes it her business to share a network of attorneys, mortgage lenders and contractors to help pave the way for a successful transaction.
Originally from Russia, Kateryna has been a resident of the Big Apple for seven years now. Travel is her passion but when she’s here she calls Brooklyn home. She possesses two Bachelor’s Degrees, in Business Administration and Political Science.
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.
For Coldwell Banker AC Lawrence agent Inga Wszolek real estate is all in the family. Hailing from a family of real estate entrepreneurs she know just what it takes to make a deal in the world of Manhattan rentals, condos and coops. She is no stranger to the business having managed her family’s agency in the heart of Brooklyn.
Inga is dedicated to making each client’s dreams a reality. She is hard working, driven and motivated to do her very best for every customer. On a personal level she is congenial and warm and friendly with a great sense of humor. A true people lover with a genuine ability to listen you can count on Inga for an experience that’s pleasurable and straight forward every time.
Inga was a Political Science and Philosophy major who is currently studying to be an attorney. She was born in Manhattan and raised in Greenpoint, Brooklyn.
You might say that for Coldwell Banker AC Lawrence agent Ravin Kaur real estate is always in fashion. With a background that creatively blends fashion with finance she is always on the hunt for the perfect apartment – one that fits a budget and a sense of aesthetics as well.
Her approach to real estate is sincere and honest leaving a host of satisfied customers in her wake. With a long-time love of architecture and real estate, Ravin is consistently in her element. She listens closely, hearing what people say, and delivers results that are sure to please.
Born and raised in Singapore, Ravin currently resides in Forest Hills. She is a graduate of the University of London in collaboration with the London School of Economics
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.
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.
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.”
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.
Coming from a long line of business owners, real estate agent Mackenzie Piccarreto is solidly in her element at AC Lawrence. She is the very first to admit that she’ll do whatever it takes to satisfy her customers quest for the perfect apartment. Highly self-motivated and driven to do her best, she knows just what it takes to successfully match each client with the apartment of their dreams time after time.
Mackenzie strives to provide her client’s with a much-needed peace of mind, something they all appreciate! Her approach begins by listening ever-so-carefully to their wants and needs. She is extremely honest, articulate and hard working. Her top priority? To eliminate stress and make the process as seamless as is humanly possible.
As a resident Manhattanite, Mackenzie resides downtown in the City’s Financial District. Originally from Rochester, New York, she received her Bachelor’s Degree in Marketing from the University of Buffalo. She later went on to complete her MBA in Management at St. John Fisher College.
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.
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.
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.
It all started for Christine Giordano with a four-acre piece of property. As the recipient of this graduation gift she learned early on the value of real estate. Today Christine has parlayed her passion into her profession. When it comes to finding the perfect apartment she leaves no stone unturned. With a thoroughness and unwavering dedication you can count on her to locate the apartment of your dreams.
Customers just plain like Christine. One compliment sums her up to a tee. According to a former customer she is simply “the sweetest agent in the city.” She is kind, personable and ever-so-easy to talk to. She considers her clients to be her friends and she is driven by a genuine affection for people from all walks of life. With a cadre of repeat and referral calls Christine stays busy doing what she does best – finding each clients home sweet home.
Christine hails from Long Island and has a Bachelor’s Degree from SUNY Albany in English and Psychology. She also holds a full teaching license having served as a high school English teacher. Her hobbies run the gamut from summers in the Hamptons to serving as a New York Cares volunteer.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Richard Zwerling originally tested the real estate waters as a property manager on Long Island. Today he enthusiastically serves as a sales agent for AC Lawrence in Manhattan. He approaches clients in much the same way he approaches life. Humble, full of energy and as a really nice, down-to-earth guy!
Richard is the very first to admit that he truly loves people. For him happiness lies in making others happy. In the case of real estate, his pleasure is intimately connected to finding the home of his client’s dreams. He is honest to a tee, highly motivated and always walks that extra mile in search of the perfect apartment.
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.
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.
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