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Michael A. Goldenberg

Michael A. Goldenberg

Executive Director of Sales, West Side

Michael A. Goldenberg's twenty five years in the Manhattan Real Estate business has been highlighted by the respect and admiration received from his colleagues and associates. It is that he is most proud of.

As Executive Director of Sales of the Westside office of Halstead since July 1998, he is responsible for the professional growth of over 160 agents. Michael brings a varied background in real estate, business and finance which enlarges his repertoire of tools utilized to champion his brokers/agents businesses.

As a founding partner of a Certified Public Accounting firm where he was active for ten years before selling his interest to his partners, Michael was chiefly responsible for its rapid growth into the real estate industry, having provided both audit and tax counsel to real estate concerns along with involvement in the purchase and conversion of residential properties to cooperative and condominium ownership.

Michael joined Clark Halstead in August 1985 as the firm was about to open its office on Columbus Avenue. Michael was one of the first six agents hired to open what is now the flagship office of Halstead Property at 408 Columbus Avenue. In 1991, Michael founded the REO division of Halstead Property, which, in a short period of time, grew to represent eleven of the major lending institutions in marketing and disposing of their foreclosed inventory. In January 1995, Clark Halstead asked Michael to take the reigns of the SoHo office of Halstead and become its Director of Sales. Michael was at the helm as the Downtown market came into its own and became a truly burgeoning part of Manhattan real estate. It was approximately a year later, when Clark Halstead decided to open The Greenwich Village office that Michael was an integral part in the formation of that office which has now grown to over 100 agents today and is managed by Executive Director of Sales, Richard Grossman. In July 1998 Michael was promoted to Executive Director of Westside sales, an office twice the size of Downtown.

Additionally, Michael had assisted in developing the in-house training program for Halstead Property’s 300 agents. This intensive training program has continued to grow as the company has and is recognized as a leader in the industry for continued development of real estate professionals. This program now responsible for the professional development of over 900 agents at Halstead is now under the leadership of Fritz Frigan, Stephen Klym and Michael Goldenberg.

Michael has also been asked by major law firms, lending institutions and estates to appear as an expert witness in Surrogates Court, Bankruptcy Court and Landlord Tenant Court.

Having been a sponsor in cooperative conversions, an owner of investment units in cooperatives and condominiums and having owned and lived in more than one cooperative and condominium in New York (and served on seven Boards as well) gives Michael a unique and comprehensive understanding of the New York City Real Estate market.

Michael lives in a condominium in Greenwich Village. He also owns a home on Long Island. He is an active member of The Real Estate Board of New York, currently serving as co-chair of the Government Affairs Committee and co-chair of the Westside Committee of REBNY. He previously served on the Education Committee of REBNY and on the Executive Committee of the Downtown Brokers Association.

Michael had served on the Board of Directors of The Neighborhood Coalition for Shelter, and currently serves on the Book Bash Committee of Goddard Riverside and is an active member and supporter of The Brotherhood Synagogue in Gramercy Park.

There is no better place to live, work, grow, enjoy and flourish than New York City.

Michael's Recent Press Mentions

Mann ReportExecutive Moves

Halstead Property Welcomes Perry Roth to Its West Side Office Halstead property is pleased to announce that top producer Perry Roth has joined their West Side Office as a Senior Vice President. A well-known real estate broker specializing in co-op and condominium sales, Perry will be...
Mann Report - Wednesday, December 21, 2011

RealestateramaHalstead Property Welcomes Perry Roth To Its West Side Office

New York, NY – Halstead Property ( www.halstead.com ) is pleased to announce that top producer Perry Roth has joined their West Side Office as a Senior Vice President. A well-known real estate broker specializing in co-op and condominium sales, Perry will be heading up...
Realestaterama - Tuesday, November 15, 2011

The Real DealHudson Yards History

Developer Ben Levine, fashion photographer Ben Baker and host/co-broker on the property Jill Sloane. Danusia Cameron of Morris Forester, Michael Rovner (co-broker on the property) and journalist Peter Hyman. ...
The Real Deal - Monday, August 30, 2010

New York ObserverUws Living The Essential Resource

Ever since Leonard Bernstein and Stephen Sondheim’s depiction of the Upper West Side came to life in the legendary Broadway musical West Side Story the area has flourished into a neighborhood rich with the cultural opportunities and diverse experiences that define living in Manhattan. In fact, the 1957 musical literally...
New York Observer - Thursday, May 20, 2010

Westside IndependentLocal Real Estate Market Heating Up But Will It Last

By Victoria Finkle A surge of sales has transformed the Upper West Side real estate market in recent weeks, as brokers suddenly find open houses packed, buyers willing to make realistic offers, and even, at times, bidding wars. Indeed, the local housing market appears rejuvenated through the...
Westside Independent - Friday, February 05, 2010

Michael's Featured Videos

Top Agents for New York / New Jersey - 2015
Top Agents For New York / New Jersey- 2015

Learn who the Top Agents of 2015 were in New York City and New Jersey in this short piece that played at the 2016 Annual Meeting in Cipriani's 42nd Street on March 3, 2016

2013 Brokers of the Year By Office
2013 Brokers Of The Year By Office

Each Sales Director for the 29 Tri-State Office addresses their top story of the year and their top agent in this piece that appeared during the 2014 Annual Meeting at Ciprianis.

Halstead Property 2013 Annual Meeting Awards
Halstead Property 2013 Annual Meeting Awards

The Halstead Property 2013 Annual Meeting was held on February 4th at Cipriani. This video shows all the awards presented to the top producing agents in distinct areas and company wide for 2012.

Upper West Side
Upper West Side

Halstead Executive Director of Sales Westside, Michael Goldenberg, and Abby Gellert join some of their agents to tell you about this unique neighborhood, which is the only part of Manhattan where you can "live in a pair of parenthesis."

Halstead Property Annual Meeting 2011
Halstead Property Annual Meeting 2011

Halstead Property celebrated a successful 2010 at the Waldorf Astoria Hotel in Midtown Manhattan for their Annual Meeting on February 7th, 2011 attended by the 900+ agents acknowledging the top agents from the past year.

Michael's Featured Blog Posts

Best Steak in the City
Best Steak In The City

If you want a classic New York steak, then you have come to the right place. The New York cut began in 1837 at a little restaurant in Manhattan called Delmonico. The cut of steak was first called the Delmonico steak but was quickly replaced by ‘New York’ when other...
Wednesday, February 15, 2017

7 Halstead Agents Make Top Agents in US List
7 Halstead Agents Make Top Agents In Us List

There are over 1 Million Real Estate Professionals in the US and Halstead Property is proud to say that we have 7 of the Top 250 producing Agents and Teams in the Country for 2016! Congratulations to the following Halstead Agents who made this year’s coveted and prestigious Wall...
Saturday, June 25, 2016

Halstead Listed As One of Top Grossing Firms
Halstead Listed As One Of Top Grossing Firms

HALSTEAD PROPERTY RANKS IN THE REAL DEAL BILLION DOLLAR CLUB Guess who is one of only four firms in NYC to be in the @trdny billion dollar club of closings $1B+ in yearly sales? You guessed correctly, Halstead Property landed the 4th spot on The...
Wednesday, November 04, 2015

Halstead Hosts Job Readiness Workshop
Halstead Hosts Job Readiness Workshop

On Wednesday, July 22nd, Halstead Helping Hands collaborated with NY Cares and hosted a Job Readiness Workshop at its Headquarters, where 15 Halstead Executives and Agents coached unemployed and underemployed adults (from Fedcap) on their path to secure jobs. The workshop involved conducting mock interviews, providing constructive feedback, critiquing résumés,...
Friday, August 14, 2015

Halstead Supports Autism Awareness Month
Halstead Supports Autism Awareness Month

April is Autism Awareness Month and tomorrow is World Autism Awareness Day. Communities around the world are LIGHTING IT UP BLUE, including the pyramid in Egypt, the Empire State Building and our very own NYC sanitation department. Join the Global Autism Community and LIGHT IT UP BLUE by wearing blue...
Thursday, April 02, 2015

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