Encore: Physical Fitness and the Real Estate Agent

July 19, 2016
Hosted by Vince Rocco

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Why is it important for an agent or anyone to stay in shape? Will they perform better? Physical fitness seems to be the talk of the day everywhere you go. Let's find out why?

Good Morning New York, Real Estate with Vince Rocco

Tuesday at 6 AM Pacific Time on VoiceAmerica Variety Channel

Our show is about everything Real Estate to every consumer in the New York marketplace and on occasion we also focus on the national market place.

The program will provide you with the most educated approach to a deal including introduction to the most qualified resources in the business of real estate to successfully, buy and close a transaction.

In particular we will focus on the local Manhattan market. We will talk to sellers, buyers, agents, attorneys, and mortgage bankers, stagers and designers, all engaged in the deal to find success and happiness.

We will also look weekly at local and national market conditions at the beginning of every show.

What is the pulse on the market? Find out, by tuning in to Good Morning New York, Real Estate with Vince Rocco, broadcasting live every Tuesday at 6 AM Pacific Time, 9 AM in New York, on the VoiceAmerica Variety Channel.

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Vince Rocco

I became interested in a real estate career in the mid-1990s while buying and selling Manhattan co-ops and condos for my own personal real estate projects (renovating and selling), and found it to be an exciting industry. I decided to make Real Estate a full time profession and I've never looked back.

The ROCCO Group is dedicated to delivering quality service to our buyers and sellers. I get personally involved in every detail of the deal. I am known for my straightforward approach, my integrity and flexibility while working with people. I cultivate strong relationships that last a lifetime.

I have an extensive knowledge of Manhattan and its neighborhoods. I became an expert in New Condo Development sales over the past five years selling in three separate new development projects. I've made appearances on 'Sweat Equity' on the DIY network as one of their pricing experts, and have been featured on 'House Hunters' on HGTV and I'm working on an interactive web/blog portal where I will be hosting a weekly 'over the net' Real Estate program featuring everything New York City. I have been quoted in NY Magazine, NY Post, NY Times, QUEST, The Real Deal, and Broker's Weekly.

I live on the Upper West Side of Manhattan with my dog, Jett. I know Manhattan well and all of its neighborhood's so touring for a new home is always an exciting adventure with me. I make it personal. Your dream of finding the perfect home or selling your home will become a reality.

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July 2016

  • 7/26/2016: Encore: New York Real Estate and Summer Events Listen Now
  • 7/19/2016: Encore: Physical Fitness and the Real Estate Agent Listen Now
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Broker of record and associate manager at Keller Williams Beverly Hills View Guest page

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Rachel Altschuler



Licensed Associated Real Estate Broker – Douglas Elliman Real Estate View Guest page

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Jeff Appel



Jeff Appel is a record-setting sales professional and industry-leading executive who is widely recognized as a singular figure in New York City real estate. Most recently, Jeff brought unparalleled leadership to his role as President and COO of TOWN Residential. Now as an independent industry expert, consultant and spokesperson, Jeff continues to share his knowledge to create strategies for success with the real estate elite of New York. Jeff is frequently quoted as a real estate expert by numerous media outlets and was the co-host of the popular WPIX real estate and lifestyle television show Metro Residential. We will talk to Jeff about what 2015 will look like with the large amount of new development condos coming to market. Has price pressure changed the way people are living in New York City. View Guest page

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Andrew Azoulay



Licensed Real Estate Salesperson at Douglas Elliman View Guest page

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Eric Benaim

Eric Benaim, 36, is the founder, chief executive and president of Modern Spaces, a residential brokerage firm based in Long Island City, Queens. The company has offices in Astoria, Queens, Williamsburg, Brooklyn and in Chelsea in Manhattan. Before starting Modern Spaces in 2008, Mr. Benaim worked at several residential firms in Manhattan. We will discuss the market conditions in Queens and Manhattan and what his sweet spot is and why. View Guest page

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Roberta Benzilio

Roberta brings over two decades of top-caliber real estate experience plus exceptional market knowledge to her position as Executive Vice President of Halstead Property Development Marketing. Roberta facilitates operations, management of new business, client relations, pre-development planning, and sales for all new development projects. View Guest page

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Jason Binn

Parul Brahmbhatt



Licensed Real Estate Sales Person – Compass View Guest page

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George Brescia


George has spent the last 25 years working with top fashion and beauty leaders, including Ralph Lauren, Donna Karan, Tommy Hilfiger and the fashion directors at Bloomingdales, Bergdorf Goodman and Lord & Taylor. He is a top tier stylist and image consultant with clients ranging from A-list celebrities to anyone looking to improve their appearance. He has made many TV appearances and wrote a book on fashion. View Guest page

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Roberto Cabrera


With over 15 years of experience, Roberto has earned the confidence of countless clients who have entrusted him with their varying real estate needs. As a result he has built a thriving business on referrals and repeat clients, each of whom credit his straight-forward and honest approach for their continued loyalty. He has the respect of his industry colleagues and continues to educate himself by getting out there and seeing every property he can. View Guest page

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Maria Callanta

Chad Carroll



On Million Dollar Listing Miami, and Executive Vice President at Douglas Elliman in Miami View Guest page

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Christine Chipurnoi


Christine is a Senior Vice President at Wells Fargo Insurance Services and for more than 25 years she has been instrumental in developing, placing and maintaining insurance programs for regional, national and international clients. She is an active member of Wells Fargo National Real Estate & Construction and Hospitality Practice Groups. View Guest page

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Dennis Codrington

Bruce Cohen



Bruce is a founding partner of Cohen and Frankel, where he represents sellers and purchasers in a wide range of residential and commercial real estate transactions.

Bruce has been instrumental in many large scale, exclusive, and luxury real estate transactions which include the largest co-op sale on record in Manhattan in 2008. He has handled real estate transactions in excess of $5 billion over the course of his career. View Guest page

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Matthew Cohen


New Panel Member Matthew Cohen from CORE Real Estate. Matthew Cohen is a Licensed Real Estate Salesperson at CORE and a member of the Real Estate Board of New York (REBNY), which awarded him runner-up for "Rookie of the Year". Matthew grew up on the Upper West Side of Manhattan and attended high school in the beautiful suburb of Tenafly, New Jersey, a background that gives him in-depth understanding of real estate in any neighborhood. View Guest page

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Justyna Czejaj

Ruben Diaz, Jr.


The Borough President of the Bronx
All Borough Presidents (Queens, Manhattan, Bronx, Staten Island) report to the New York City Mayor deBlasio. View Guest page

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Dawn Doherty

Stuart Elliot



Editor and Chief of The Real Deal View Guest page

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Cort Facteau


John is a life-long Rhode Islander, real estate is in his DNA. His father started buying, renovating, and reselling properties in the late 1960's through the 1980's prior to the term "flipping" being coined.
He started renting residential apartments and commercial spaces for his family business in his late teens, and has subsequently sold every type of property in all areas of Rhode Island – residential, waterfront, condo, farm and commercial over his years in real estate. The level of commitment and customer service that he affords his clients is second to none. View Guest page

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Nikki Field



Nikki Field, Senior Global Real Estate Advisor, has been a dynamic presence with Sotheby's International Realty since 1998, consistently ranking among the global agency's top three producers and accomplishing sales of over one billion dollars. 2013 America’s Top 250 Real Estate Professionals, an annual ranking sponsored by The Wall Street Journal, ranked Nikki in the top 120 Agents in America and in the top 15 in New York City for Sales Volume.

Ms. Field has created one of the most effective teams in the ultra-competitive, luxury segment of the Manhattan residential real estate market. The Field Team Advantage consists of ten experienced professionals, each possessing general market strength as well as a mastery of a specific area. Ms. Field and her team specialize in Manhattan’s luxury co-op, condo and exclusive townhouse markets where she has set numerous industry-wide record-shattering prices. The Field Team provides both buyers and sellers with multi-tiered services and clients benefit from the knowledge and experience of the entire team. Ms. Field is frequently called upon as an industry guest speaker. She is an instructor and graduate of the NY State Real Estate Board Master’s program: New York Real Estate Specialist.

Recently, Ms. Field has been traveling extensively to emerging markets in China, to continue building on the growing global business of Sotheby’s International Realty. She assists international investors in securing prime, luxury-brand, residential real estate. View Guest page

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Louise Phillips Forbes


Louise Phillips Forbes has over 25 years of experience and having sold nearly $2 billion in properties, Louise is a leader and widely respected expert in New York City’s residential real estate market.
For the past few years she has been named in the Wall Street Journal’s Real Estate Top 200 has been named winner of Halstead’s esteemed Broker of the Year award multiple times since 2002 and has been acknowledged as the #1 real estate listing broker company wide.
She is a widely sought-after real estate expert by industry leaders and media outlets.
She is a frequent guest lecturer for the Real Estate Board of New York, has been profiled in Avenue Magazine’s “Influential Women of New York”, and has been quoted in real estate articles for The New York Times, Wall Street Journal, The Real Deal, and many other notable publications. View Guest page

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Neil B Garfinkel

Christopher Gill



Christopher Gill- For the past 6 years, he has been the Sales Director at Bahia Principe Residences and Golf, Riviera Maya. The largest and most exclusive Residential and Golf Resort in Tulum, the Mexican Caribbean, owned by “Grupo Piñero” one of the most influential, private Spanish Corporations. Christopher is an experienced real estate broker with a diverse background. View Guest page

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Michael Graves



-Broker at Douglas Elliman -Brokered on of the largest residential deals in the city—a $53 million full-floor apartment at Extell’s One57 -classical guitarist and composer whose work has been performed at Carnegie Hall and Lincoln Center -NYC's Real Estate Rising Stars class of 2015 View Guest page

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Kash Guha


For the past 10 years, Kash has developed his impeccable reputation in the real estate world. His combination of salesmanship, professionalism, intelligence and quick witted personality have made him a NY success. View Guest page

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Garrison Gunter

Owner - Cook & Craft View Guest page

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Dorothy Herman



Dorothy Herman, Dottie, is the quintessential New York success story. In only two decades, she climbed to the pinnacle of the housing industry - CEO of Douglas Elliman, the #4 ranked real estate company in the United States. Today, under her leadership, Douglas Elliman is New York's largest residential brokerage, with over 4,000 real estate professionals and 675 employees working in more than 70 offices in Manhattan, Brooklyn, Queens, Long Island, the Hamptons and the North Fork, Westchester/Putnam and South Florida. Dottie created a company that serves the customer's every real estate need. In addition to leading New York's largest residential real estate brokerage and rentals, she also controls a portfolio of real estate services, including commercial and retail leasing and sales, relocation and settling in services, new development consulting and also Manhattan's largest residential property manager, Douglas Elliman Property Management, as well as DE Title, and DE Capital Mortgage. View Guest page

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Cathy Hobbs



Cathy Hobbs is an American television host, interior designer and lifestyle expert based in New York City. View Guest page

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Debra Hoffman



Licensed Associated Real Estate Broker – Town Residential Real Estate View Guest page

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Philip Horigan



Founder and CEO of Leasebreak.com View Guest page

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Shama Kabani



Founder and CEO of Marketing Zen Group View Guest page

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Karen Kaplan

Nik Kolidas


Nik is a magazine publisher, multimedia producer and media consultant based out of NYC. He has seventeen years of experience marketing luxury listings and agents in the New York Metropolitan Area. Nik is the only publisher in Manhattan with hands-on experience in both NYC and the many communities that branch off it. View Guest page

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Amir Korangy



Founder of The Real Deal-about real estate and finance news -Produced a PBS documentary, Building Stories architect Costas Kondylis View Guest page

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Zachary Kussin



Zachary Kussin joined the staff of the New York Post as a real estate and travel reporter in November 2014.

He previously worked at The Real Deal Magazine as a reporter. His work has also appeared in The New York Times, Newsweek and on the website of PBS "Need to Know." He graduated from Bard College in 2009 and the CUNY Graduate School of Journalism in 2011. View Guest page

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John Laurie


John is a lifelong Rhode Islander. When he is not showing properties, you can find him at Dave’s Coffee, on the tennis court, reading on the balcony, or exercising at Synrgy Health & Fitness! Having lived in both Providence and New York City, he has been involved with all aspects of real estate including sales, leasing, property management, and underwriting private lending deals. He enjoys working with people, building and cultivating new relationships. View Guest page

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Jeffrey Levine



Chairman and principal of three affiliated companies: Levine Builders, Douglaston Development and Clinton Management View Guest page

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Brian Lewis

-Broker at Halstead Property -Named one of “Manhattan’s Premier Brokers” by NY Living magazine -Lead seminars for fellow agents on how to effectively market homes and work with buyers View Guest page

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Nile Lundgren


Compass View Guest page

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Edie Lutnick



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Jane Lyons


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Jason Meister



Vice President, Avison Young

Jason Meister’s specialty is that of investment sales. Mr. Meister has been featured in the Wall Street Journal, the Financial Times, Bloomberg News, BusinessWeek, the Boston Globe, the New York Times, The New York Post, the New York Daily News, Crains, the Chicago Tribune, The LATimes, Reuters, CNBC, ABC News, CNN Money, the Real Deal, the Commercial Observer and other prestigious publications. He has also appeared on television and radio broadcasts, including interviews on Fox Business Network. View Guest page

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Stephen Meister

Victor Menasce



Canadian real estate investor Victor Menasce has bought and sold many American properties in the past several years, including houses and condos in the Sun Belt, Pennsylvania, Illinois, Florida and Arizona. He even bought a baseball stadium in New Jersey.

He says and I quote:

"We see value in places that Americans don't notice quite so readily," So is Canada becoming a major investor in the States? Let's find out!

Menasce, is author of the book The Great Canadian Takeover. View Guest page

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Bryan Midlam



-Over a decade of experience selling real estate in the Hamptons, Bryan is widely regarded as one of the Hampton’s top brokers -A member of Corcoran President’s Council in 2013, Bryan ranks among the top 5 agents in the Hamptons and top 35 in the entire company. View Guest page

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Frederick Peters

President of Warburg Realty Partners runs a company of 150 brokers in five Manhattan offices. View Guest page

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Karim Rashid



Karim Rashid- industrial designer, and interior architect. His designs include luxury goods, furniture, lighting, surface design, brand identity and packaging View Guest page

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Colin Rath


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Cooper Ray


My guest today is a 23 year old native New Yorker, street smart, an ariel photographer and a bike messenger with a passion and devotion to our cities history. Cooper Ray knows the cities architectural history, why buildings were built as they were and I want him to explain to us from his viewpoint tidbits of some of the more famous top architects of our day but most importantly his perspective on the disappearance of old New York and what our skyscape has become. View Guest page

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Ivy Ray


BLU Realty Group View Guest page

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Ivy Ray

Amala Redd


Amala Redd has 14 years of experience in real estate and that is apparent in the scale of her project portfolio. Her unsurpassed real estate development credentials include acting as a founder of Halstead Property’s Development Marketing Division, as well as executing some of the city's most groundbreaking properties. Amala has overseen the development of over $3 billion worth of sales within the luxury condominium market in New York. Beginning her career in the television environment, Amala has figured out where real estate development and television concept development intersect: they both require imagination and vision. View Guest page

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Ian Reisner

Ian Reisner, Managing Partner of Parkview Developers, LLC. Ian is in the business of developing residential and hotel properties in New York City. His biggest projects over the last several years are 505 West 47th Street Condos.. a 108 unit luxury condominium. And The OUT Hotel in Hells Kitchen. Ian tackles other projects that include land assemblage for new development, combining and gut renovating residential apartments. View Guest page

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Bill Ritter



-Co-Anchor of Eyewitness News -Correspondent for the ABC News program "20/20" - Started at Eyewitness News in the summer of 1998 as a weekend anchor -Bill writes a daily column, Behind the News with Bill Ritter, which previews the 11pm edition of Eyewitness News View Guest page

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Denise Rosner



Sold over $100million in residential properties and Successful agent for Keller Williams Beverly Hills View Guest page

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Jordan Sachs

JP Smith

Dorothy Somekh

-Broker at Halstead Property -Defining moment in her career was her role as a key figure in the marketing of Three Lincoln Center and recognized as one of the most beautifully designed and highly sought-after residences on the Upper West Side. -Throughout her illustrious career she possessed a keen eye for development and construction. View Guest page

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Leonard Steinberg



President of COMPASS specializing in the marketing of high end New York real estate View Guest page

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Craig Stone


CEO of Stanton Wells & Stone LLC View Guest page

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Stephanie Voong



“Social Media Queen” and Founder of SV Consulting View Guest page

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Chuck Wheelock

Owner - Wheelock Maidique View Guest page

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Steve Witkoff



CEO of The Witkoff Group(real estate investment firm) View Guest page

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Jill Zarin



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