Understanding the Metro Baltimore Real Estate Market

January 31, 2017
Hosted by Vince Rocco

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In metro Baltimore and DC existing home sales closed out 2016 as the best year in a decade, even as sales declined in December as the result of ongoing affordability tensions and historically low supply levels, according to the National Association of Realtors®. A local agent, Marci Yankelov will guest with us and explain this exciting market that has become a great place to invest for investors.

Good Morning New York, Real Estate with Vince Rocco

Good Morning New York, Real Estate with Vince Rocco

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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.

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Vince Rocco

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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Steven Aaron



Broker of record and associate manager at Keller Williams Beverly Hills View Guest page

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Peter Von Der Ahe


Peter is a top-producing multi-family agent there and he is consistently ranked the ‘Top 10’ most active brokers in New York City for multi-family properties.
Peter and his team has set various records and has facilitated property transactions in all neighborhoods.
In 2010, Peter published his first book, “Family Secrets: Secret Strategies to New York Multi-family Investing”. This book conveys several first-hand experiences detailing how to successfully invest in the NYC multi-family marketplace. 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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Luis 'Berto' Antunano


Luis began his career as a real estate broker and loan officer in his native Boston. After achieving Rookie of the Year, Diamond Club Member status, and being ranked in the Top 10 out of 75,000 executives nationwide, Luis was tapped to open and manage three offices for his company in the Boston area. Following his dream to move to New York City, Luis pivoted to the title insurance end of the real estate business where he quickly found success working closely with his broker, lender and attorney clients and connections. Luis works for MiT which is a national title agency with offices at One Penn Plaza in Manhattan. They represent some of the nation's leading underwriters and are licensed to do business in all 50 states.
MiT was designed around two very simple goals--deliver the finest quality title services and do everything to make the client experience as easy and user friendly as possible.
Their diverse team of veteran title professionals is committed to meeting those goals. 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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Julian Berkley


Julian Berkeley is the Managing Director of Sales, East Side for Compass.
Julian joined Compass from Corcoran where he worked as an agent on The Carrie Chiang Team, widely considered the #1 agent in Manhattan.
Prior to Corcoran he was associated with Douglas Elliman.
Julian is also a licensed attorney. View Guest page

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Jason Binn

Mark Bloom


Mark Bloom is a nationally recognized real estate expert. He is a Co-Founder & Owner of NetWorth Realty, named one of the nation’s top mid-size companies to work in 2017. His firm helps everyday investors add residential real estate to their portfolios. He is a firm believer that all investors should be in the residential real estate game.
NetWorth Realty owns brokerage offices in 14 cities around the U.S. Mark has helped hundreds of clients buy, sell, and hold successful real estate investments.
He has been featured on ABC's Nightline, Fox News Radio and dozens of NBC, CBS, and Fox affiliate stations across the country. Fox News Business, the Dallas Business Journal and Personal Real Estate Investor are only a few of the prestigious publications that Mark has appeared in. At one time, Mark was the host of the nation’s only nationally syndicated talk radio show solely dedicated to real estate.
Mark holds a Degree in Law and a Masters of Finance specializing in investments. View Guest page

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Fabrizio Umberti Bona


Having been in the United States for 16 years, Fabrizio quickly realized his calling and pursued a career in residential real estate. A former seasoned and well-rounded agent with expertise in various facets of the business, he continually demonstrates exceptional market knowledge, innovative marketing skills and sharp negotiating as evidenced by the outstanding results he achieves.
After a few years into his career, he transitioned into an on-site sales position where he represented many of Manhattan's first class properties before quickly becoming one of NYC’s top sales agents. He went on to serve as sales manager for MNS before being recruited by Citi Habitats as a Senior Managing Director.
Now managing the newest Citi Habitats’ office on 59th Street, and several offices in Brooklyn, he has the opportunity to lead some of today's best sales and rental agents. He’s proud of his hands-on trainings and innovative marketing strategies.
Fluent in Italian, French and English. View Guest page

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Zach Boren


A Licensed Real Estate Salesperson with CORE, Zach Boren is passionate and caring about his clients’ needs. In only three years, Zach has sold over $30M in sales and has been a part of more than 75 real estate transactions. Zach’s ability to analyze market conditions and his keen understanding of how to facilitate real estate transactions has brought early success to his career. Zach believes customer service and efficiency along with a personable approach are keys to customer satisfaction. Zach’s kind personality can relate to all, which has led to many referrals and repeat business.
Born and raised in the suburbs of New York, Zach has been around New York City his entire life. He is passionate about his friends, family, English bulldogs and sports team, especially his beloved New York Knickerbockers. Zach graduated from Indiana University with a bachelor’s degree in Financial Management. View Guest page

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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


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’s primary goal is finding his clients the perfect residence. He puts all his energy, precision, and ability to communicate into every client as if they were family – one of the reasons he is so renowned and respected in the real estate community.
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, A graduate of Muhlenberg College (Pennsylvania) and Maastricht University (Netherlands), he later worked in investment banking prior to entering the real estate industry, his true passion. Matthew loves to play golf, tennis, ski, and spend time with his family and friends. He is an active member within the New York LGBT community. View Guest page

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Spencer Correnti

Tim Crowley


Tim Crowley is Managing Director - Innovation and Design with CORE, where he oversees project management, research and sales teams.
From pre-development to sellout, his team provides developers with market expertise and strategic direction on design and sales to maximize investment of each project.
In this role, he also manages the incoming new development pipeline for CORE.
Having worked at several top brokerages in NYC in new residential development, Tim brings over 13 years of industry experience to CORE.
He attended the University of South Carolina where he studied History and Real Estate Finance. View Guest page

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Tim Crowley


Tim Crowley is Managing Director - Innovation and Design with CORE, where he oversees project management, research and sales teams.
From pre-development to sellout, his team provides developers with market expertise and strategic direction on design and sales to maximize investment of each project.
In this role, he also manages the incoming new development pipeline for CORE.
Having worked at several top brokerages in NYC in new residential development, Tim brings over 13 years of industry experience to CORE.
He attended the University of South Carolina where he studied History and Real Estate Finance. 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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Joy DiNapoli


Joy, an attorney by trade, brings a unique perspective to Meryl Santopietro Interiors. Upon graduating from Suffolk Law School, Joy practiced corporate law in New York, focusing primarily on matters in the financial industry.
After several years of working as an attorney, she yearned for a more creative role to express her passion for design and love for all things glamorous. The role of Director of Business Affairs allows Joy the opportunity to utilize her legal background while pursuing the more creative role she desired, and has the added bonus of working alongside her mother and sister. 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 has been a dynamic presence with Sotheby's International Realty since 1998, consistently ranking among the global agency's top two producers and accomplishing over two billion in sales. 2015 America’s Top 250 Real Estate Professionals, by The Wall Street Journal, ranked Nikki in the top 44 Agents in America, the top 10 in New York City and number 2 at Sotheby’s International Realty for Sales Volume.
Nikki has been traveling extensively to emerging markets in China to continue building on the growing global business of Sotheby’s International and we will talk about that and more. 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

Ryan Garson

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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Richard Grossman


With more than three decades of real estate experience in New York City, Richard is well known as an innovative, effective and strategic leader in both the residential and commercial fields. As President of Halstead Property, he handles the day-to-day operations of running the Halstead company plus the Village and SoHo offices.
Under his careful and thoughtful direction, a solid network of loyal and top producing agents has been created in the Downtown Offices of Halstead. View Guest page

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Richard Grossman


With more than three decades of real estate experience in New York City, Richard Grossman is well-known as an innovative, effective and strategic leader in both the residential and commercial fields.
As President of Halstead Property, Richard works closely together with the Chief Executive Officer Diane Ramirez to form the Executive Committee of Halstead Property. In addition, he also handles the day to day operations of running Halstead's Village and Soho offices.
Under his careful and thoughtful direction, a solid network of loyal and top producing agents has been created in the Downtown Offices of Halstead. Combined with his strong leadership skills, Richard is able to provide his agents and their clients with an invaluable knowledge of the ins and outs of the real estate industry.
In his personal time, Richard is an avid traveler, fitness enthusiast and collector of contemporary and modern art. He is the past President of the Brevoort East, a luxury 330-unit cooperative build. 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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Doug Heddings


Doug is Executive Vice President – Sales, responsible for overseeing and growing sales and business development for CORE’s resale division. Doug’s roles include recruiting, agent support, as well as meeting company sales goals and projections. A 23-year veteran and a top producer at one of Manhattan’s largest firms, Doug was most recently the founder of The Heddings Property Group. As a real estate expert, Doug is a certified Department of State instructor and he sits on the Board of Directors of the Real Estate Board of New York (REBNY). 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


The finest real estate agents in New York City often have unique backgrounds unrelated to real estate. Philip Horigan fits the mold. Phil is founder of Leasebreak.com
Before conquering real estate, Phil added to his resume by conquering such careers as management consulting, buy-side equity research, industrial engineering, teaching high school calculus, acting, and tutoring. It's also worth mentioning that he is an avid soccer player and a two-on-two beach volleyball player. And if that weren't enough, he's also a die-hard opera enthusiast.
While his pre-real estate background is certainly not lacking in diversity and depth, one only has to look at his sales and rentals figures to realize that Philip is an outstanding real estate professional. After being the top rental agent during his very first year in real estate, he has been producing similar results ever since as a sales agent. 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

Noah Kaplan


Noah’s focus is on Townhouse and New Development Sales and Leasing in Brooklyn - especifically in Bedford-Stuyvesant and Bushwick. As a member of The Serhant Team, he has access to the largest inventory of townhouses of any real estate brokerage in the area.
For those who haven’t put this together the Serhant team is headed by Million Dollar Listing New York star – Ryan Serhant.
Noah was asked to join The Serhant Team in May 2016 after Ryan caught wind of "Thousand Dollar Listing," a TV Show pilot that he executive produced. View Guest page

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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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Elizabeth Kosich


Elizabeth Kosich is CORE's Chief Marketing Officer where she serves as the company’s brand guardian. Responsible for CORE’s visual identity, messaging, marketing and PR strategies, Elizabeth ensures brand alignment across all channels. She oversees digital strategy as well, where she advances CORE’s mission to engage and disrupt online. Elizabeth also works closely with agents to build their personal brands and individualize their listings. View Guest page

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Adie Kriegstein


With ten years in the real estate business and an impressive track record of service and success, Adie Kriegstein is one of the most promising, hardworking agents in Manhattan. Adie hit the ground running in real estate straight out of college, and has not lost steam since. Originally from outside of Boston, this Colgate University graduate came to New York as a transplant. She is now a contented, connected, experienced City girl who has carved both a niche and name for herself. A homeowner in Chelsea/Flatiron and board member of her building, Adie has also cultivated a strong knowledge of the Manhattan market upon which she draws to help buyers, sellers and renters excel in their transactions. Adie’s honest, very hands-on style combines with great focus, tenacity and competitiveness instilled from her years of playing sports. She will settle for nothing less than perfection when it comes to satisfying her clients’ needs. This unique skill set serves her well in putting people at ease. 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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Patrick Lilly


Patrick Lilly holds a coveted position in the world of New York real estate as not only a top-tier producer, but a sought-after expert who has been spotlighted in books, the media and seminars. A mainstay in the industry for over 25 years, Patrick has excelled to great heights in his field thanks to his exceptional market knowledge, proven flair for successful deals and strong relationships with clients and peers alike.
Strong sales success has led Patrick to win multiple awards including, most recently, Keller Williams' “Pinnacle Award”, bestowed to the top 20 agents nationally. In addition, Patrick has consistently led his team to be named to The Wall Street Journal’s list of top 250 national teams of real estate agents over the past several years, where they were ranked #110 in 2012. View Guest page

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Raymond G. Lord III


Raymond Lord III found his niche in the Hamptons Real estate market, following college graduation.
Energized by his first sale of a 3-million-dollar home, Raymond has since formed a highly successful team whose sales growth, market leadership, and trendsetting innovations consistently rank among the highest in Douglas Elliman on the East End.
Between his aggressiveness and people skills, like his times on the football field, Ray treats real estate as a contact sport. He has a knack for details and ability to offer full white-glove service to his customers and clients. Whether one is searching for a great investment, dream property, or wishing to sell, his competitive mentality will serve them well.
As a member of the National Association of Gay & Lesbian Real Estate Professionals he advocates for equality and inclusion.
Beyond life in real estate, he is an active entrepreneur, mentor, advocate and philanthropist. View Guest page

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Richard Lorenzen


Richard Lorenzen is an American entrepreneur, investor and speaker. He is the founder and CEO of the New York public relations firm Fifth Avenue Brands. The firm focuses on media relations serving the tech, finance and policy spaces. He is regularly cited as one of the most influential millennial entrepreneurs in America. View Guest page

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Nile Lundgren


Nile Lundgren joined Compass after serving as the President of a boutique residential real estate firm based in the Flatiron District. Over the course of two years, Nile led the company from one agent to over 20 agents strong with over 200 closed deals. While acting as the President of this firm, he spearheaded the new development marketing of fifty apartments in the East Village. View Guest page

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Nile Lundgren


With nearly a decade of New York City real estate experience, Nile has closed over $62 million in career sales. Since joining Compass, he's closed north of $25 million in transactions and recently became the exclusive broker for Williamsburg's hottest New Development - The Lewis Steel Building. Prior to Compass, Nile was the President of a boutique residential real estate firm where led the company of over 20 agents and closed 250+ deals.
Nile's approach to real estate is tech-forward and efficient because he understands that his client's time is the most valuable commodity they have and he uses it wisely. Awarded REBNY's coveted Certified Negotiation Expert (CNE®) designation, Nile is well versed in representing and negotiating on behalf of buyers, sellers, and Developers alike.
Considered an expert in the New York City market, he features as a weekly panelist on 'Good Morning New York' on Voice America. View Guest page

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Edie Lutnick



Co-founder and executive director of the Cantor Fitzgerald Relief Fund View Guest page

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Jane Lyons


Jane is a Managing Partner at Rhodes Associates. During her more than 25 year career in executive search and organizational consulting, she has completed more than 700 search and consulting assignments specializing in the real estate industry globally. Jane has assisted many of the world’s leading real estate companies including banking, commercial lending, investment and private and public owner/developers in recruiting their most successful executives. View Guest page

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Sean McPeak


Sean McPeak prides himself on the ability to help buyers and sellers navigate the NYC real estate market with an emphasis on transparency, honesty and professionalism. Sean’s six year career in sales and rentals include career highlights of a $125,000 West Village townhouse rental, and several record breaking sales in TriBeCa, Midtown and the Upper East Side. Sean has a deep knowledge of the ultra-luxury market, including new development marketing, cooperatives, and investment properties.
Sean is a well-rounded sales professional with a marketing degree from Siena College. He has prior work experience in the technology sector and has spent four years working on top producing real estate teams throughout New York City. Since joining Compass in 2014, Sean has built a team of professionals with extraordinary skill sets, including real estate law, architectural photography, staging expertise and a full-time real estate administrator. This all-encompassing team can handle most aspects of marketing and transactional law internally, which differentiates them from most other groups in the industry. These unique strengths allow clients to save time and money by using in-house services and expert advice for no additional cost. View Guest page

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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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Shaun Osher

Robert Passal


A Robert Passal interior is never defined by any one era, style or approach. Rather, it evokes personal comfort and sophistication. Timeless, collected, composed, and curated are words often used to describe his aesthetic. Drawing from his own experiences, travels and keen insight, Robert continually hones his skill as a designer. When working with clients, he selects fabrics, furnishings, art and antiques that represent each person’s individuality—whether contemporary or traditional. The finished product is a comfortable, enduring, yet richly layered space that breaks from the mundane to become the extraordinary. He believes in Making It Personal for each of his clients. Clients currently range from professional athletes to celebrities, financiers, real estate developers, corporate leaders and homemakers around the country. 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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Randy Plevi


Randi Plevy is General Counsel to Kingsland Murphy which specializes in the representation of investors and developers in the acquisition and disposition of multi-family and commercial properties in the greater New York area and beyond. In the past few years, the business has evolved to include the representation of purchasers and sellers of single family homes, condos, and coops. In a past life, Randi worked as a broadcast journalist in Texas and South Dakota, before returning to New York to attend Brooklyn Law School. A veteran of the New York City Corporation Counsel's office, Randi's prior work also included tax appeals and bankruptcy work in New Jersey.
Her current focus is on value-add property management and acquisitions of distressed properties in New York City. When not at work, her favorite place in New York is the Film Forum on Houston Street. 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


Colin Rath is a successful entrepreneur, Manhattan real estate developer, and author. He grew up in Connecticut and started his first business—a house painting and refurbishing company—while still in college. As he says in his recently self-published book “It Is What It Is: A True Manhattan Real Estate Nightmare with a Silver Lining,” Quote, “One goes through many rites of passage when becoming a New Yorker…” You ain’t a real New Yorker if you don’t have the obligatory “it was such a disaster” real estate-related story to wield. View Guest page

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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


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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


After conquering the cutthroat world of New York City real estate by selling over $100 million in Manhattan residential properties, Denise brings her outstanding skills back to Los Angeles. As the song goes: "If you can make it there, you'll make it anywhere." And what makes Denise – a Los Angeles native - so effective is the unique combination of her tremendous success in NY with her thorough understanding of the L.A. real estate landscape. She is currently working in both cities. View Guest page

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Jordan Sachs

Meryl Santopietro


Meryl Santopietro Interiors is a multifaceted family design business which spans from New York to South Beach and across the pond to London.
Meryl has a tremendous following because she listens to her clients and delivers a unique design suited to their life style.
Her educational background reflects her commitment to art as a fine arts major, advance studies in art history at the University of California at Berkeley, certificate work at Rhode Island School of Design, and A.S.I.D. membership. Meryl's portfolio ranges, from classical and traditional to modern and contemporary. Her flexibility in styles enables her to satisfy a diverse, high profile clientele with the most discriminating tastes.
Above all, Meryl is passionate about her design work and committed to her loyal clients. View Guest page

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Tony Sargent


Recognized domestically and internationally as an industry leader, Tony Sargent has sold over $300 million in Manhattan property, many at record prices. He has been ranked in the top 1% - 3% as a broker in Manhattan and the U.S. since 2003, and was recognized as “The Best Broker Seen on HGTV’s Selling New York by Curbed in 2013.
As a luxury marketing specialist, Tony is also known as an expert in staging and design.
He is very involved in bi coastal deals and he is here to talk about that today. View Guest page

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Chris Schembra


Chris' main passion is turning complete strangers into close friends. He is Founder + Curator of the 747 Club, an organization that connects people at the intersection of Food + Community through Authenticity, Empathy, Vulnerability and Safety. 56 Dinners and 976 people have been served since July 15th, 2015. View Guest page

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Adam Sheffer


Adam is president of The Art Dealers Association of America (ADAA). He is also a partner at Cheim & Read gallery.
Adam has a long history with the ADAA: he has served as its vice-president since 2013 and as the chairperson of the Art Show, the organization’s annual art fair, since 2009. “Adam’s service to the ADAA and his leadership in the field has been exemplary,” says the organization’s executive director.
Adam, who has more than 25 years’ experience in the art world, oversees the 180 members of the non-profit organization. View Guest page

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Roland Shnayder


As a loan officer at Citizen’s Bank you can count on Rolan Shnayder to listen to your needs before recommending mortgage solutions for your home purchase or refinance.
He takes great pride in assisting his clients and helping them navigate through the loan process. With over 13 years in the home lending business and a long-time resident of the Metro NY area, Rolan has a thorough understanding of the intricacies of this market and is well-known in the real estate community.
Rolan has been repeatedly ranked in mortgage industry publications as a top mortgage originator in America, recognized for closing over $1 billion in home loans throughout my career.
In 2015, he was ranked by Citizens Bank as the number one loan originator in dollar volume within the Metro NY area. View Guest page

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JP Smith

Ryan Sollinger


Ryan Sollinger was a real estate professional with nearly ten years of experience transacting over $100 million dollars in sales of townhouses, co-ops and condominium projects here in NYC. From the start, Ryan earned a reputation as a market savvy professional, with an instinctual knowledge of what’s needed to get a deal closed. Ryan educated his clients through his experience and insight as well as utilizing the latest technologies for an innovative, client friendly approach.
Today Ryan has taken this insight and experience and helped found the company XSPOR Life Sciences, a service that protects families and pets from air quality threats.
He is here to tell us about this latest and greatest mold and odor control solutions for your home. View Guest page

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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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Andy Stewart


Andy Stewart is principal stylist/owner of Red Cap Productions. He is a (real estate) stylist and not a traditional stager or "interior decorator". His background is in photo styling, set design, lifestyle development and he is also a bride and groom’s keeper. Andrew works with real estate professionals to help create the perfect product to sell. View Guest page

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Craig Stone


CEO of Stanton Wells & Stone LLC View Guest page

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Jacky Teplitzky


A real estate broker who has sold a billion dollars in Manhattan & Miami real estate A loving mother A former sergeant in the Israeli army. A board member of the UJA Federation of New York Jacky is all of the above, she is also much more. Born in Santiago, Chile and raised in Israel, where she served as a sergeant in the Israeli army, Jacky emerged from humble beginnings but rose through the ranks to become the strong, talented and determined woman she is today. Jacky worked at an international travel and tourism company as a managing director and for a multinational firm based out of Spain as a senior level executive before finding her true passion: residential real estate. View Guest page

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Joanne Tombrakos


A Storyteller, Business Development and Digital Marketing Consultant, Personal Brand Advisor and Coach and NYU Adjunct. Considered a SME in content marketing, social media and personal branding,
Joanne's consulting services include personal brand advisement and coaching, digital business development and strategy planning, content strategy and creation and social media strategy and management. She also offers training in all of the above areas and invite invitations to speak on any of said topics.
Joanne's signature product, YOUR DIGITAL YOU, an introductory course in personal branding is offered online and on-demand, in small workshops and may also be customized to bring in-house for your group or organization.
Above all she is a writer, the author of two books, and the publisher of a weekly newsletter, One Woman’s Eye, a curation of tips, tools, and inspiration to help you thrive. 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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Marci Yankelov


Marci Yankelov,with 17 years’ experience is a native of the Metro Baltimore/Greater Baltimore Area. She works diligently as full service Realtor specializing in foreclosures and bank owned properties, first-time and experienced buyers, rentals and listing homes for resale. Marci lives in Mount Vernon. View Guest page

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Jill Zarin



Reality star of The Real Hosuewives of NYC View Guest page

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