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Brian Lewis

Brian Lewis

Licensed Associate Real Estate Broker
Westside Office

blewis@halstead.com
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Tel: (212) 381-2252

Languages Spoken:      FRENCH, ENGLISH

2014: Named by Wall Street Journal as Top 150 Agents in USA
2013: Named by Wall Street Journal as Top 250 Agents in USA
2013, 2012 & 2011: Most Sales Deals Closed for Entire Company
2012 & 2011: Listing Broker of the Year for Entire Company
2013, 2012 & 2011: Westside Broker of the Year

I appreciate my clients and enjoy my work. For 16 years, I’ve been recognized as a top producer – one of NYC’s and America’s preeminent closers who has fun fulfilling the property dreams of my clients. I earn this recognition every day by continually bringing my sales clients the best prices from the best buyers, and by nimbly guiding my buyers to their dream homes. I know how to effectively navigate markets, I love to market homes, I enjoy matching buyers to their new properties, I thrive on negotiation, and I have a great time exceeding the expectations of my clients.

Named one of “Manhattan’s Premier Brokers” by NY Living magazine, I frequently get my sellers extra press for their homes – I do by regularly appearing as a real estate expert on NBC, PBS, CBS, FOX, CNN, CNBC, and in the NY Times, Wall Street Journal, NY Magazine, Financial Times, NY Observer, NY Sun, & NY Post. Frequently promoting my clients’ properties to the press, I cite them as market anecdotes to get my sellers’ homes more notice. NBC’s NY LIVE gave me my own weekly on-camera real estate segment, I’ve served as an on-camera host for HGTV’s National Open House, as a property expert for the BBC, and I regularly feature my clients’ homes on NBC’s Open House NYC. The original property videos that I produce for my sellers’ homes generate much interest and many leads for my clients from around the world.

I lead seminars for my fellow agents on how to effectively market homes and work with buyers, and I’m privileged to serve as a speaker for the Real Estate Board of New York’s Masters Series talks on successfully selling property and properly serving clients. For Habitat for Humanity – an organization to which I donate a portion of every commission – I serve as a Board Member for Brokers Build NY.

I’ve sold condos, co-ops, townhouses, and lofts all over New York: Upper Westside, Upper Eastside, Harlem, Midtown East and West, Chelsea, Nolita, Greenwich Village, Washington Heights, Tribeca, Soho, Inwood, Riverdale, East Village, Lower Eastside, the Flatiron and Financial Districts, all over Brooklyn and in Long Island City. Beyond my work in New York, I’ve built a global property network, and I employ it to link contacts all over the world to agents whom I deem effective for my clients.

My real estate business is built upon a seasoned foundation of listening, on good communication, on anticipating and satisfying the needs of my clients, and on applying my proven, effective, unique sales strategy: Keen pricing, expert negotiation, and working in a stress-free, proven way that keeps my clients well served. Daily, I build my success upon the happiness of and referrals from my clients.

Born in Richmond, VA, I was raised in Atlanta, GA, and Charlotte, NC. I graduated from The College of William and Mary, with a double concentration in Government and Theatre. My studies also took me to Paris, where I developed my conversational fluency in French, and to North Carolina School of the Arts, where I studied acting. I fulfilled a lifelong dream when I moved to New York. While working at the Four Seasons (bellman) and Ritz-Carlton (sales) Hotels, I studied with legendary actress Uta Hagan. I’ve played roles Off-Broadway, on TV, in Films, in numerous TV/Radio commercials, and have voiced several audiobooks. My true joy and success, however, was discovered when I began selling homes. I enjoy my work because I enjoy pleasing my clients. Once my clients are perfectly happy, I like to bike ride along the Hudson, study New York City history, ride (and jump) horses, and travel. I’ve explored many exciting destinations around the USA, Europe, and South America, but my favorite place is still New York City. I’ve lived in this incredible city since 1991 – Downtown, Midtown, and currently in a wonderful Prewar Co-op I own on the Upper Westside where I live with my family, and where I served on my building’s Board of Directors.

I appreciate my clients and customers, and I have a great time fulfilling their property dreams—here in New York, and around the world. (Diamond Circle, Platinum Circle, Gold Circle, Producers Council; NY Residential Specialist – Real Estate Board of New York; Board of Directors: Habitat for Humanity – Brokers Build; Certified Relocation Expert, Global Services Division)

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Considéré comme l’un des meilleurs éléments de Halstead, je me consacre entièrement à mes clients dont je m’engage à satisfaire les attentes. Natif du sud et diplômé du College of William and Mary, je parle couramment français et ai voyagé à travers tous les Etats-Unis et l’Europe. J’habite cette ville incroyable depuis 1991 (au centre ville, en périphérie et dans le quartier du Upper West Side). Je connais Manhattan. Je vends Manhattan. (Je suis membre du Halstead Platinum Circle, du Conseil des Producteurs et du Conseil de l’Immobilier de New York). « Nous tentions de faire des ventes à un moment terrible et sans précédent dans l’histoire de New York : la semaine qui a suivi les évènements du 11 septembre 2001. Brian s’est immédiatement mis au travail, gérant la pression et l’incertitude de ces instants avec finesse et un optimisme déterminé ; sa persévérance a porté ses fruits. Il a rapidement réalisé une belle transaction avec un acquéreur sérieux ». Lee et Caryn Rudy.

« Brian se démarque par ses talents de défenseur enthousiaste, créatif et professionnel pour ses clients. Nous sommes certains que sa crédibilité et son charme ont influencé de manière positive les décisions de nos acheteurs potentiels. Brian nous a tenu à l’écart des tracas de la vente immobilière tout en nous tenant informés à chaque étape du processus ». Meg et Josh Hutson.

« Brian est impressionnant. La qualité de son travail n’a jamais été surpassée et son intelligence en matière de marketing a immédiatement dynamisé mon bien immobilier. Le dévouement de Brian, son expérience, son énergie et son enthousiasme ont joué en ma faveur ». TL Stuart.

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7 EAST 35TH STREET PH16F
7 East 35th Street PH16F,  Midtown East,  NYC $2,995,000
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Cooperative
4 beds  /  3.0 baths
Web #: 11309010

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Attended Lobby
Outdoor Space
Fireplace
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Brian Lewis (212) 381-2252
100 BANK STREET 2A
100 Bank Street 2A,  West Village,  NYC $825,000
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Cooperative
1 bed  /  1.0 bath
Web #: 11982543
New: 3 days ago
OPEN HOUSE TODAY
2/1/2015   11:00 - 12:30

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Brian Lewis (212) 381-2252
52 RIVERSIDE DRIVE 12B
52 Riverside Drive 12B,  Upper West Side,  NYC $479,000
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Cooperative
1 bed  /  1.0 bath
Web #: 11982473
New: 10 days ago

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Attended Lobby
Pet Friendly
Washer/Dryer

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Brian Lewis (212) 381-2252
131 WEST 85TH STREET 2F
131 West 85th Street 2F,  Upper West Side,  NYC $315,000
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Cooperative
Studio  /  1.0 bath
Web #: 11982504
New: 10 days ago

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Brian Lewis (212) 381-2252
316 WEST 79TH STREET 4E
316 West 79th Street 4E,  Upper West Side,  NYC $2,350,000
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Cooperative
3 beds  /  1.5 baths
Web #: 11066103
Contract Signed

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Attended Lobby
Fireplace
Pet Friendly
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Brian Lewis (212) 381-2252
320 WEST 89TH STREET 7A
320 West 89th Street 7A,  Upper West Side,  NYC $1,350,000
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Cooperative
2 beds  /  2.0 baths
Web #: 11395601
Contract Signed

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Pet Friendly
Storage
Washer/Dryer

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Brian Lewis (212) 381-2252
10 MITCHELL PLACE 10C
10 Mitchell Place 10C,  Midtown East,  NYC $799,000
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Cooperative
2 beds  /  1.0 bath
Web #: 11660350
Contract Signed

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Attended Lobby
Fireplace
Pet Friendly
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Brian Lewis (212) 381-2252
316 WEST 82ND STREET 5F
316 West 82nd Street 5F,  Upper West Side,  NYC $649,000
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Cooperative
2 beds  /  1.5 baths
Web #: 11323813
Contract Signed

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Storage

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Brian Lewis (212) 381-2252
301 EAST 22ND STREET 9T
301 East 22nd Street 9T,  Gramercy Park,  NYC $329,000
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Cooperative
Studio  /  1.0 bath
Web #: 11429778
Contract Signed

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Attended Lobby
Garage
Pet Friendly
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Brian Lewis (212) 381-2252

Brian Lewis's Past Closings

The following are selected closed transactions in which Brian Lewis represented the buyer, the seller, or both:

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New York ObserverNobel Laureate Harold Varmus Nabs UWS Co-Op For 2 99 Million

An admiring 2006 profile in Wired of the Nobel laureate, former director of the National Institute of Health and current director of the National Cancer Institute, Harold Varmus, was titled “Free Radical,” a reference to Mr. Varmus’ campaign to do-away...
New York Observer - Monday, January 26, 2015

West Side SpiritPatrick Stewart'sells U W S Penthouse

Sir Patrick Stewart, of the recent X-men and Star Trek series, closed the sale of his Upper West Side penthouse at 118 West 79th Street for $3.82 million. The penthouse had previously been shared between Stewart and his ex-wife Wendy...
West Side Spirit - Friday, December 19, 2014

The Real DealPatrick Stewart'sells UWS Penthouse For 3 8M

Sell your apartment and prosper. Sir Patrick Stewart has officially closed on his Upper West Side penthouse for $3.8 million. The star of the “Star Trek” and “X-Men” franchises sold the pad at 118 West 79th Street, together with...
The Real Deal - Thursday, December 11, 2014

New York PostPatrick Stewart'sells 3 82M UWS Penthouse

Five months after it hit the market, “Star Trek: TNG” star Sir Patrick Stewart and ex-wife Wendy Neuss have closed on the sale of their Upper West Side penthouse at 118 W. 79th St. for $3.82 million, which is above...
New York Post - Wednesday, December 10, 2014

New York TimesOn The Market In New York City

Beekman Co-op $799,000 Manhattan 10 Mitchell Place, #10C A two-bedroom one-bath with a fireplace, seven closets and windows in every room in Stewart Hall, a full service prewar building with a roof deck....
New York Times - Saturday, December 06, 2014

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131 West 85th Street 2F

Upper West Side, NYC - Web #:11982504 Brian Lewis Lic. Assoc. R.E. Broker Tel: (212) 381-2252 blewis@halstead.com

52 Riverside Drive 12B

Upper West Side, NYC - Web #:11982473 Brian Lewis Lic. Assoc. R.E. Broker Tel: (212) 381-2252 blewis@halstead.com

Inside Our Collection With Diane M Ramirez 7 East 35th Street

In this second installment of Inside Our Collection with Diane M. Ramirez, Halstead Property's CEO steps inside a penthouse dream home at 7 East 35th Street. As Diane puts it: "this apartment has it all." There is a large terrace, three wood-burning fireplaces and four bedrooms throughout this multi-level home. Diane also points out the soaring ceilings that let in...

200 West End Avenue

Brian Lewis Licensed Associate Real Estate Broker blewis@halstead.com Tel: (212) 381-2252 Lori Rosenblatt Licensed Real Estate Salesperson lrosenblatt@halstead.com Tel: (212) 381-2633

529 West 42nd Street 5B

Midtown West, NYC - Web #:11709553 Brian Lewis Lic. Assoc. R.E. Broker Tel: (212) 381-2252 blewis@halstead.com

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Our CEO Handpicks from Our Luxury Collection
Our CEO Handpicks From Our Luxury Collection

Halstead Property’s CEO, Diane M. Ramirez, reveals highlights of the Penthouse at 7 East 35th Street as she tours the Midtown dream home in the second installment of Inside Our Collection. Diane provides a look inside this phenomenal exclusive listing selected from Halstead’s Luxury Portfolio Collection:
Monday, December 29, 2014

Brian Lewis Highlighted in Gotham Magazine
Brian Lewis Highlighted In Gotham Magazine

Gotham Magazine takes us out to lunch with Halstead Property’s Brian Lewis and Tony winning director/choreographer Rob Ashford at The Park Hyatt New York’s (One57) newest restaurant The Back Room. The long-time friends toast to the holiday season—a Manhattan for Brian and a Ketel and cranberry for Rob, and dive...
Tuesday, December 02, 2014

Ten Hidden Secrets of Central Park West
Ten Hidden Secrets Of Central Park West

I moved to the Upper West Side in 1998 from the West Village, and I came uptown kicking and screaming. The Upper West Side seemed daunting; however I quickly learned to love Riverside Park and Central Park. Now 16 years later I consider myself a true Upper West Sider. I...
Thursday, November 06, 2014

Brian Lewis Video Tour Premiere - 7 East 35th
Brian Lewis Video Tour Premiere- 7 East 35th

One of Wall Street Journal’s Top Brokers in the US Brian Lewis is at it again with another stellar exclusive and video tour. Brian welcomes you to the “Townhouse in the Sky”—a 4-bedroom, 3-bathroom multi-level penthouse in Murray Hill. Pop a bag of popcorn, kick back and click play as...
Tuesday, October 21, 2014

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