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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 15 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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450 WEST END AVENUE 17A
450 West End Avenue 17A,  Upper West Side,  NYC $2,995,000
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Cooperative
2 beds  /  2.0 baths
Web #: 11141526
New: 6 days ago
OPEN HOUSE
9/21/2014   10:30 - 12:00

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Attended Lobby
Fireplace
Pet Friendly
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Brian Lewis (212) 381-2252
25 CENTRAL PARK WEST 1M
25 Central Park West 1M,  Upper West Side,  NYC $2,690,000
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Condominium
2 beds  /  1.0 bath
Web #: 9714326

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Ruth Yeskel (212) 381-2303
401 WEST END AVENUE 3A
401 West End Avenue 3A,  Upper West Side,  NYC $2,500,000
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Cooperative
3 beds  /  3.0 baths
Web #: 10273218
OPEN HOUSE
9/21/2014   2:30 - 4:00

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Attended Lobby
Pet Friendly
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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
New: 14 days ago

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Attended Lobby
Fireplace
Pet Friendly
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Brian Lewis (212) 381-2252
165 DIAMOND STREET
165 Diamond Street,  Greenpoint,  Brooklyn,  NY $1,850,000
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Townhouse
4 beds  /  3.5 baths
Web #: 10237526

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Tamara Abir (718) 613-2807
151 WEST 74TH STREET 7A
151 West 74th Street 7A,  Upper West Side,  NYC $1,495,000
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Cooperative
2 beds  /  2.0 baths
Web #: 11083737
New: 10 days ago
OPEN HOUSE
9/21/2014   12:30 - 2:00

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Pet Friendly
Storage
Washer/Dryer

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Brian Lewis (212) 381-2252
393 DEAN STREET 4B
393 Dean Street 4B,  Park Slope,  Brooklyn,  NY $1,350,000
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Condominium
2 beds  /  2.0 baths
Web #: 11176920
New: 7 days ago
OPEN HOUSE
9/21/2014   3:15 - 4:45

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Outdoor Space

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Tamara Abir (718) 613-2807
136 WEST 75TH STREET 3C
136 West 75th Street 3C,  Upper West Side,  NYC $949,000
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Cooperative
2 beds  /  1.0 bath
Web #: 11044091
New: 14 days ago

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Storage
Washer/Dryer

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Brian Lewis (212) 381-2252
204 WEST 78TH STREET 2A
204 West 78th Street 2A,  Upper West Side,  NYC $750,000
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Cooperative
2 beds  /  1.0 bath
Web #: 10338564
OPEN HOUSE
9/21/2014   10:30 - 12:00

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Pet Friendly

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Brian Lewis (212) 381-2252
118 WEST 79TH STREET PHC
118 West 79th Street PHC,  Upper West Side,  NYC $3,795,000
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Cooperative
2 beds  /  2.0 baths
Web #: 10250955
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Attended Lobby
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Brian Lewis's Past Closings

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

TOWNHOUSES
COOPERATIVES AND CONDOMINIUMS
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The Real DealPatrick Stewart's UWS Pad Enters Contract

Actor Patrick Stewart, best known for “X-Men” and “Star Trek,” has found a buyer for his two-bedroom Upper West Side co-op. The 1,300-square-foot apartment at 118 West 79th Street attracted multiple bids, according to Halstead Property broker Brian...
The Real Deal - Friday, September 12, 2014

AOL Real EstateSold Patrick Stewart's Manhattan Penthouse Apartment

Cue the deep space music: The Upper West Side penthouse that actor Sir Patrick Stewart bought in 2003 -- it fittingly overlooks Manhattan's Hayden Planetarium -- is in contract, says listing agent Brian Lewis of Halstead Property. ...
AOL Real Estate - Friday, September 12, 2014

AOL Real EstateSold Patrick Stewart's Manhattan Penthouse Apartment

Cue the deep space music: The Upper West Side penthouse that actor Sir Patrick Stewart bought in 2003 -- it fittingly overlooks Manhattan's Hayden Planetarium -- is in contract, says listing agent Brian Lewis of Halstead Property. "It attracted...
AOL Real Estate - Thursday, September 11, 2014

Housing WireWant Patrick Stewart's NYC Penthouse Make It'so

Hopefully it will go to a hardcore Trekker or Marvel Comics fan – but the penthouse of actor Sir Patrick Stewart is officially under contract to a buyer, AOL Real Estate reports. Cue the deep space music:...
Housing Wire - Thursday, September 11, 2014

New York TimesResidential Sales Around The Region

Upper West Side $535,000 2025 Broadway (70th St.) 1 bedroom 1 bathroom 5 weeks on the market 625-sq.-ft. postwar co-op; 24-hr. doormen, river view, dining area, dishwasher, h/w floors; renovated lobby, laundry room and common roof deck; maintenance $1,714,...
New York Times - Friday, August 08, 2014

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151 West 74th Street 7A

Upper West Side, NYC - Web #:11083737 Brian Lewis Lic. Assoc. R.E. Broker Tel: (212) 381-2252 blewis@halstead.com

316 West 79th Street 4E

Upper West Side, NYC - Web #:11066103 Brian Lewis (212) 381-2252 blewis@halstead.com

316 W79 4E Brian Lewis Future

316 W79 4E Brian Lewis

136 West 75th Street 3C

Upper West Side, NYC - Web #:11044091 Brian Lewis (212) 381-2252 blewis@halstead.com

Brian Lewis Is NYrs What Does That Mean To You

Brian is one of the original agents awarded the esteemed status of NY Real Estate Specialist by the Real Estate Board of NY. In this visually compelling segment, Brian joins a few other select NYRS agents to share his thoughts on what his coveted status brings to his clients.

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Brian Lewis Post Holiday Weekend Premiere
Brian Lewis Post Holiday Weekend Premiere

Naturally, the only way to close out the summer is with a premiere of not one, but two property video tours hosted by top broker, Brian Lewis. He shows off the two Upper West Side gems in true Lewis form: engaging, quirky and always informative.
Saturday, September 13, 2014

Hidden Gems of the West Village -Brian Lewis
Hidden Gems Of The West Village-Brian Lewis

My first place in Manhattan was on a sofa in someone’s apartment on Bank Street in the West Village. It was 1991, and I was on a straight-out-of-college budget. Eventually, I found a roommate and moved into an apartment on Horatio Street where my initial portion of rent was only...
Friday, August 22, 2014

Halstead Agents Make Prestigious List
Halstead Agents Make Prestigious List

From the Desk of Our CEO Diane M. Ramirez & President James Gricar Please join us in congratulating the Halstead Agents that were included in the 2014 Wall Street Journal & Real Trends Top 1,000 Agents in the Nation.: Richard Orenstein - SoHo Office Brian Lewis - West Side Office Louise Phillips Forbes Team...
Wednesday, July 09, 2014

Which Video Did He Release This Holiday Wknd?
Which Video Did He Release This Holiday Wknd

Recently named once again to the prestigious list of Top Agents in the US by the Wall Street Journal, Brian Lewis figured he would celebrate the Holiday Weekend by releasing this feature film tour of his newest exclusive penthouse at 118 West 79th Street.
Saturday, July 05, 2014

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