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.
One thing’s for sure,when it comes to real estate renting apartments is never Greek to Smaro Salaoutis. As a matter of fact, she’s decidedly in her own element with Greek roots and New York City know-how.
Prior to becoming a real estate agent, she was employed in the medical field. Today, she utilizes her fine attention to detail when researching apartments for sale or rent.
Smaro is a big believer in meaningful communication between agent and client. She listens carefully to a customer’s wants and needs and responds in kind. She is always courteous creating a process that is enjoyed by buyers and sellers alike. She does her very best to understand her client’s problems and resolve them to everyone’s satisfaction.
Originally from Greece, Smaro is a graduate of City College. She resides in Gramercy Park and is a member of the Greek Chamber of Commerce.
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.
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.
Helena provides her clients with the best possible experience and is always ready to go the extra mile. By making their needs her top priority, the client is assured that everything will run smoothly from start to close. Originally from Croatia, Helena has lived in the city for 7 years, currently residing in Astoria. She loves that New York City is a cosmopolitan city with endless opportunities.
Helena prides herself on being a self-motivator and a great multi-tasker that provides honest and dedicated service. Although she thinks that being a real estate agent is hard work, she also thinks that as long as you are dedicated and have a plan, you will be successful.
Before real estate, Helena studied business at the University of Split in Croatia and took classes at the New York School of Interior Design. She also worked with management at a fine dining restaurant in the Financial District. Working with high-end clientele in this area, made her an expert on the happenings in the neighborhood. This knowledge effortlessly transferred over into her real estate career.
When Helena is not absorbed in the real estate world, she enjoys the creative pursuits of interior design and drawing. She also likes to stay healthy by running, swimming, and playing tennis.
Blessed with a rollicking sense of humor and the ability to turn clients into friends at the drop of a hat, Meni Tsoukalas is a real estate agent that makes apartment hunting fun! Add to that the fact that she is determined to ferret out the very best home for the equally best price -- making the seemingly impossible inevitably possible.
Of all her personal characteristics, Meni takes the utmost pride in her honesty. But the key to her success lies in her positive attitude, boundless energy and outgoing personality. She takes the time to know the market well enabling her to be a knowledgeable companion on apartment searches. She is empathetic and understanding and, perhaps most important of all, never ever gives up!
Meni boasts a Greek heritage and was born and raised in Germany. Today she resides on Manhattan’s Upper West Side. With multi-national roots she is multi-lingual and fluent in French, German, Greek and English. She holds a Cum Laude MBA Degree in Marketing and Brand Management and Supply Chain Management from the University of Cologne.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
From her days as a wall streeter to her current post as an Associate Broker Pauline Mistretta is nothing if not well-rounded. Today she expends her formidable energy at Coldwell Banker AC Lawrence where she makes the most of her people-pleasing persona to hunt down the perfect home for renters and buyers alike.
Pauline is the consummate professional and a real pleasure to work with. Clients proclaim that she is super friendly and extremely personable. Count on her tireless work ethic to never give up and keep customers more than satisfied. Throughout her successful career, Pauline has continually worked in a customer service capacity. It is this role that suits her to a tee in real estate.
Pauline attended Queens College, CUNY and Hofstra Law School. She holds a BA in Political Science, Psychology and Philosophy as well as a Doctor of Jurisprudence or JD. She is a born and bred New Yorker who specializes in the Upper East Side, Midtown and the Financial District.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Meza Eythel has enjoyed a long career in sales and earned the loyalty of clients thanks to his attentive service, great communication skills and ability to relate well to people of all backgrounds. Bilingual and well traveled, Meza brings a unique vision and multicultural perspective to the real estate process in the large melting pot of Manhattan. No matter where you’re from or what you need, he will listen carefully and deliver the best results possible.
Specializing in sales and rentals throughout the city, Meza is a full-service realtor with a “yes I can” attitude. He is ever positive and helpful during a time that can be emotional and stressful – that is, finding the right home. As a credit consultant, Meza is expert at navigating clients through the rental application process, assessing property values for sellers and securing good deals for buyers. He is also a property owner who understands that time is of the essence when it comes to opportunity.
When dealing with his clients, honesty and professionalism are his top priority, which makes Meza is so well liked and respected. He has lived in New York for over 15 years, first upstate then in the city, and holds a Business degree from college in Rochester, NY.
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.
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!
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.
With a background in the military Shahid Amin really knows how to get things done. Add that fact to his current enrollment in the NYPD auxiliary division and you can rest assured he’s a bona fide professional. Having mastered the technique of self discipline Shahid offers clients the relentless pursuit of perfect apartment rentals. He never dances around an issue. As a matter of fact, you can count on him for a straight answer and an honest approach to apartment hunting.
But there’s more to Shahid as a rental agent than his military and police ethos. During the course of his real estate career he has consistently been complimented on his strong work ethic, high moral standards and ambition that leaves no stone unturned in the search for a home. And as a relatively recent immigrant to New York, he professes a wholehearted appreciation for its diversity and convenience.
Shahid is originally from Bangladesh and has lived in New York for the past decade. During that period he has spent time in various neighborhoods in Brooklyn. He is currently a student at DeVry College studying Business Administration.
With 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!
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
Michael Kirschner is a proud father and husband. His motivation to succeed to provide for his family through his core principals, which are : Family, Respect, Loyalty and, Compassion. He is a New Yorker, born in Brooklyn and raised in Staten Island.
Michael Moved to Florida in 1990 to attend Palm Beach College and then University of Florida where he studied biology and business.
He moved back to NYC in 2000 where he began his career in Real Estate. Over the last 13 years Michael has become one of the most sought out producers in residential real estate. He is an expert in the Manhattan Market. He has developed relations with land lords and developers. Having those relations makes his transactions seamless.
Michael is part of a team within Coldwell Banker which was just rewarded for an excellence in Customer Service. Their team Motto is Aim to Please.
Besides Selling and renting residential properties, Michael loves t spend time with his family. He has Unique hobbies , which are Magic and Martial Arts. Michael has been published in Magic trade magazines and holds 2 black belts.
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.
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.
Rafael Barbosa grew up in the East Village of Manhattan and is a lifelong NYC resident. After attending SUNY Farmingdale, he embarked on a varied service-related career path that encompassed marketing, event promotions, management, mortgages and real estate investing. As a loan officer and real estate investor, Rafael gained valuable experience on the ins and outs of the market. His seasoned insight and broad knowledge allow him to expertly guide clients to the right home and investment based on their lifestyle needs, and each property’s unique value proposition.
Smart, creative and tenacious, Rafael knows how to make deals happen. His ingenuity and business savvy are complemented by his natural ability to cultivate relationships built on respect, honesty and trust. “I understand my clients from a personal point of view,” he says. “A real estate decision is both an emotional and financial one, and I try to step into my client’s shoes so their needs become my own.”
Fluent in Spanish and English, Rafael provides honest hands-on service in any language. He is extremely hard working, but does find time to enjoy diverse interests in leisure time that include sports, running, paintball, museums and travel. Rafael also runs the Child ID program, and is an animal lover who’s involved in PAWS. Most importantly, he is dad to two wonderful daughters, his first priority.
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.
Since arriving in New York, I have fallen in love with the city, its culture and its people. I profited from excellent education at CUNY Hunter earning a degree in Human Psychology. I have been blessed to receive world class work experience in sales positions, as well as in “Corporate America” with a prestigious internship program offered by Deutsche Bank. I love to learn new things in high energy places; thus, New York is the only place for me.
I want to welcome you to my adopted home, and I want for you to be Happy! That starts out by finding the perfect living situation for you. Call me, and we can begin the process together immediately.
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
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.
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.
Take one look at Candace Canola’s resume and its diversity is readily apparent. Getting her start with buying and merchandising, moving on to accounting and finally landing in the world of real estate, she’s one agent who knows what she wants and knows how to get it. It’s precisely that kind of perseverance that keeps her at the top of her game at Coldwell Banker AC Lawrence.
As a native New Yorker, Candace believes in being totally honest with a direct approach that client’s undoubtedly appreciate. She works hard at being the eternal optimist. Blessed with a bubbly personality, Candace is always adept at seeing the bright side of things. Communication is key in her quest to develop a great rapport with each and every client. And keeping the customer content is her MO.
Candace was born in Hell’s Kitchen and in a return engagement has found herself back there for the last decade. She holds a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Buying and Merchandising from the Fashion Institute of Technology as well as a Bachelor of Science Degree in Accounting from San Francisco State. In addition to English she is fluent in Italian and Spanish.
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.
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.
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.
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.
David’s easy going attitude and willingness to go the extra mile make him a favorite among clients, and his passion for real state is immediately apparent. Born in Puerto Rico, David moved to New York at the age of 2, and his immense knowledge of New York is appreciated by all of his clients.
David cites his laid back nature, ability to listen, and genuine concern for his clients as qualities he believes to be important in a real estate professional. He prides himself on listening and addressing any concerns in order to find a home his clients will be happy with for years to come. He is versatile, hard working, and has a great knowledge of the ever-changing market trends.
Before beginning his adventure in real estate, David worked in banking, where he enjoyed working with many different people of all backgrounds. Currently a resident of Sunset Park in Brooklyn, David loves the diversity found throughout the city, and loves that he can essentially “travel the world” without ever leaving the city.
David holds a BBA from Iona, where he was an active member of the Delta Upsilon Fraternity. In his spare time he enjoys poker, salsa, and exploring the city.
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.
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.
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.
David Cooper believes it’s not about the sale you are making; it’s about the customer relationship you are building – a relationship built on honesty and trust. David’s real estate career was preceded by many years as a business owner and entrepreneur. His endeavors in business sales and management, and consumer retail sales have made him an expert in every aspect of customer relations and service – which is the core of his success as a real estate professional.
A native New Yorker, David completed his education in city schools and colleges, culminating with a Masters of Business Administration with honors. Having lived and raised a family in Manhattan, he has developed a true appreciation for city life. David understands the challenges of the search, and is committed to finding you a residence that satisfies your individual needs, fits your budget and suits your lifestyle.
Though he mostly finds himself immersed in work, David does find time to work out, enjoy photography, ski, and ride his motorcycle through the streets of New York City. Contact David today and let him help you find the home that’s right for you.
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.
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.
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.
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.
“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.
Riad B. Yahya (Rio) brings with him to AC Lawrence an especially broad perspective on the Manhattan real estate market. Prior to entering the world of residential real estate he was employed in the commercial aspect of the industry. Today he is a studied professional who takes a very personal approach toward meeting his client’s real estate goals. He professes a true love affair with real estate and genuinely cares about the people he serves.
Rio is multi-lingual speaking four different languages, French, Arabic, Spanish and English, serving an International clientele. His previous work as a customer service representative for a bank makes for an agent that knows the ins and outs of real estate customer service as well. He is also adept at multi-tasking and addresses client’s questions and concerns with speed and accuracy.
Originally from Tunisia, Rio is a long-time resident of Manhattan’s Upper West Side. He attended Borough of Manhattan Community College and Baruch College-City University of New York and holds a degree in Business Administration.
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.
It’s all in the family for Holly Slayton. An East Village (EV) resident for over 20 years, Holly is a quintessential downtown New York entrepreneur. Holly is a NYC mom and a member of a local EV garden. Also a Milliner, Holly designs custom hats and luxury Bridal head wear for over 11 years. Holly is a member of Etsy NY. She mentors new members and organizes team night outs. Holly also teaches head wear design and sewing in her showroom.
It was a natural for Holly to make her move to Real Estate, with both parents firmly established in RE in Virginia, where she was raised. Her design aesthetic and her love of Real Estate are equal. Although
she has worked in all vicinities in Manhattan, she specializes in Gramercy, Flatiron, Union Square and her very own East Village. A good listener, she also loves to prepare the next person with the information they need to know to affect a smooth rental or sale transaction.
Naturally, success in one area carries over. You can count on her to never let success go to her head, having had her designs featured in over 100+ magazines, runway collections and classified with Elite Couture designers. Holly studied Millinery and Fashion at the FIT. In her spare time Holly goes to yoga and visits NY’s many museums with her daughter. She also takes the time to commune with nature by growing her own herbs and vegetables in an East Village community garden.
Holly is friendly and outgoing and a bon-a-fide people person offering excellent personal customer service. No matter where her she is employing her expertise, she listens and understands ultimately translating the information into their new home. Beyond those qualities she always is professional, honest and easy going.
When you first meet Samantha “Gracia” Lopez-Edwards, you will notice one thing. She leans toward to listen, really listen. She is a people person who gives you 100% of her attention, time and sincere effort to help you find the property you are looking for in New York City.
It’s not surprising to see this graciousness from her. After all, you don’t become a TV-host/ dancer, TV/film actress and restaurant manager in one of the premier Italian restaurants without some personality. The minute you talk to Samantha or “Gracia”, as she is fondly called sometimes for her generosity of spirit, you know she will take care of you.
Having lived in Murray Hill in New York City for more than a decade, Samantha imbibes the energy and diversity of the city. She guides clients about the lifestyle, educational system and over-all environmental benefit of their choices or preference by location or area.
So whether you feel you want to be closer to the Broadway shows (a personal favorite), the best restaurants (she loves to cook and eat), or the park (Central Park where she and husband spend leisure time with their two wirehaired English fox terriers), she can show you around, too.
Samantha knows how to strike a balance--when she needs to keep her distance and when to guide the client to make the best decision, and even when to really push herself to find you that elusive property you have in mind. She has the heart of a champion. She has won a golf tourney with the Filipino American Golfers Association (FAGA), where she sits as board member. She is also an active member of (EWGA-NY Chapter) Executive Women’s Golf Association.
People will like to know that Samantha also has a high referral rate and great listings of the hottest properties in New York, thanks to the solid relationships she has built through the years in the city and her dedication to the job she has grown to love so much. She is always up for a challenge to make your life easier. She is all about being truthful and honest to her new calling.
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.
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
Tertius has an excellent knowledge of NYC, including landmarks and fun facts about monuments, neighborhoods, and events throughout New York City. Tertius has a strong knowledge of market trends, inventory, rates in various neighborhoods, along with the advantages of each neighborhood. He is an excellent listener and responds well to adversity. He has lived in the city all of his life, and currently resides in Brooklyn, but has also lived in the Bronx and Manhattan. He says he “loves everything about my city: “the good, the bad, and the ugly”.
Tertius believes his strong points are his unique problem solving skills, his ability to ease the tension in a stressful situation and his great people skills.
Before real estate, Tertius started out in sales at the age of sixteen doing telemarketing then moved to Independent Distribution/Warehouse Sales at eighteen. By nineteen he was working in the stock markets. Tertius also held a sales position at Nissan motors where he held Regional Sales Records. He is eager to put his extensive experience to use helping clients find their dream homes.
With ten years under her belt Itzel Machado knows the world of real estate inside out. Today she practices her expertise at Coldwell Banker AC Lawrence. A big believer in achieving the American Dream, leave it to Itzel to turn every client’s home fantasy into brick and mortar reality.
As a devoted people person Itzel knows precisely what it takes to make the process pleasurable for each and everyone. She is friendly and caring with a knack for really getting to know each client’s needs. She’s proud to provide great service with an approach to real estate that’s proactive and performance-driven.
Her favorite hobby is writing and she boasts seven books published to date. She is fluent in Portuguese and Spanish.
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.
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
Not everyone can boast they’ve sold everything from t-shirts to helicopters, but Tony Branin’s sales expertise is beyond compare. Today he utilizes that ability at AC Lawrence to seek out and find the perfect apartments for his clients. Besides strong sales and negotiating skills Tony prides himself on
being hard working and dedicated to his craft.
Prior to entering the field of real estate Tony was self-employed in a variety of industries. Today he relies on that ability to get things done for his clients at AC Lawrence. He is passionate about being successful and sets, and then meets, high goals for himself. In the world of real estate that means the ideal apartment for each and every client.
Tony was born in Belarius and speaks Russian as well as English. He attended State Economic University where he majored in Management. You can forget about the usual hobbies. For Tony his one and only hobby is hard work!
Marilyn Newton was born and raised on Long Island, New York, where her parents managed many of the top fine dining establishments. Being exposed to the hospitality industry from an early age has given her excellent customer service skills, and the ability to always treat people with honesty, respect, and integrity. Marilyn then went to Ithaca College to obtain her Bachelor of Science degree in Health Education. After college, she worked in sales for a European design company, as well as a project manager for a construction company, which is where she developed an interest in real estate.
Over the years, Marilyn has worked at some of the top Title Insurance Companies and has handled thousands of national closing transactions flawlessly. This has given her extensive knowledge of the ins and outs of purchasing and selling homes nationwide. Marilyn knows what it takes to prep her sales and rental clients in this rapid changing real estate market, and provides a sense of calm and relaxation throughout the entire process. She also has sharp eyes for interior design and home decorations – often helping her clients to stage their homes. Marilyn always goes the extra mile to create a win win situation and make deals happen.
While she takes a break from her work, Marilyn uses her passion of music to make custom music playlists that set the atmosphere for different venues. She also enjoys watching movies, going to concerts, enjoying good food, networking, and staying fit and healthy.
I have been dealing with the public for several decades in diverse capacities in the contracting, and service industries. I have accumulated great business experience, understands what it's like to work hard, and knows when to take risks to achieve the best result.. I am always available for My clients, and constantly scouring the market for new opportunities. A true NYC real estate sales and rental professional, I bring personal experience to the table having built and renovated homes, purchased and sold commercial and residential land and properties. Though My expertise and knowledge comes success for my clients seeking optimal service and value. My personality, professionalism and honest approach also set me apart as a class-act real estate partner.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
With an extensive history in customer service Viktoriya Uzinsky is the first to admit she really likes working with people. It’s this fondness for humanity that makes her a standout in the field of real estate. She is hard working, easy going and extremely friendly but it’s helping others that really puts a smile on her face. For Viktoriya it’s all about building trust and remembering that honesty is truly her best policy.
She holds a Masters Degree in Linguistics and in Teaching Foreign Languages from her native Russia. She is fluent in Russian and English and is currently adding Spanish to her skills. Viktoriya has lived in Brooklyn and Queens but aspires to make Manhattan her home base anytime now.
With a background as a financial advisor, health advisor, sales representative, office manager and cosmetic advisor Jenny Nokeo has been around the block professionally. Today she utilizes her wealth of customer service expertise in the world of real estate. She is committed to working day and night until a lease is signed. Patient, trustworthy, sympathetic and hard working leave it to Jenny to close the deal on the perfect home every time.
Jenny made the switch to real estate because it is always exciting and continually challenging. She’s a stickler for details and makes it her business to fulfill each and every requirement a client has. A team player to the core she is driven to be a people person and her clients consistently appreciate her efforts. If you’re interested in the Upper West Side, Upper East Side, Midtown West or Midtown East, count on Jenny to discover the home of your dreams.
Originally from Houston, Jenny has resided in the Big Apple very nearly a decade. She holds a Degree from (Brooklyn College) in Business Management/Finance and a Minor in Accounting.
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.
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.
Leave it to Geri Means to never run around an issue. This bonafide health advocate does her jogging on her own time. When it comes to real estate she’s direct and to the point with extensive product know-how and a keen ear for listening to the needs of clients. She knows just how to blend New York professionalism with Southern charm. As a testament to these qualities just watch Geri’s clients come back for more again and again.
Geri possesses a strong set of values. She is honest to a tee, believes in great customer service and knows just how to communicate with every client to make each result successful time aftertime. When it comes to catering to each client’s needs, Geri counts on her strong Southern roots for a welcoming experience. She is sincere and takes a genuine interest in her clients wants and desires.
Today Geri resides in Harlem where she appreciates it diversity, history and culture. She was born and raised in Union Springs, Alabama and is Southern through and through. She is a graduate of Alabama State University with a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Political Science.
A native New Yorker through and through, Eric Holland also boasts more than his share of international travel. With visits to 30 countries he has seen the world over. Today back at home he does his traveling from one end of Manhattan to the other in search of the perfect apartment for a litany of satisfied clients. He chose real estate as his profession as it offers an ever-changing work day with new challenges and creative solutions.
Professionalism and excellent customer service are the earmarks of Eric’s real estate style. He pays close attention to what’s in the market and gives his undivided attention to his rental clients. His superior listening skills enable customers to hone in on just what they want in the way of an apartment. Furthermore, because he is trustworthy and a great communicator the agent/client relationship is always productive and enjoyable.
When it comes to favorite hobbies and interests count on Eric to profess a passion for meeting new and interesting people. He attended Howard University in Washington, DC where he received a Bachelor of Business Administration Degree (BBA) in Marketing. He currently resides in the city of Yonkers and regularly partakes of “the city that never sleeps.”
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