Executive Vice President
Senior Managing Director
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 Executive Vice President, Managing Director for Halstead Property, Richard handles the day to day operations of running Halstead's Village and Soho offices, overseeing the directors of the firm and together with the Chief Executive Officer and President, form the Executive Committee of Halstead Property.
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. His familiarity with the inner workings and requirements of cooperatives and condominiums provides agents and clients with valuable insight in successfully dealing with complex transactions. In addition, Richard is known for his calm and patient demeanor and is always able to address concerns and solve problems in a composed and logical manner.
Agents under his leadership have won numerous first, second and third place awards in the prestigious Real Estate Board of New York Deal of the Year awards ceremony. Richard is most proud to have mentored the Real Estate Board of New York's designation of the 2008, 2011, 2012, and 2013 Rookies of The Year.
During the course of his career, Richard has been involved with the conversion of more than 30 rental buildings to cooperative or condominium ownership. He has been directly involved in each step of the process including initial analysis of the viability of conversion, preparation and certification of schedules A & B for the offering plan, handling the sales and marketing of vacant units as well as the negotiations with existing tenants.
Prior to joining Halstead Property, Richard was the Senior Vice President and Director of Sales for Heron Properties, where he was responsible for the creation of the sales division of one of New York's most prestigious management firms and which quickly grew to 25 sales agents under his direction. While at Heron, he also served as a commercial mortgage broker, specializing in underlying mortgages for cooperative buildings. In addition, Richard brokered numerous retail and commercial transactions including the leasing of a midtown office building, several garage leases, the sale of income producing properties, as well as art galleries on 57th Street and the Chelsea art districts. Before Heron, Richard was the Director of Sales for Hahn & Mann Realty, Inc. and started his career at J.H. Taylor Real Estate, two venerable firms.
In his personal time, Richard is an avid traveler, fitness enthusiast and collector of contemporary and modern art. Richard is the past President of the Brevoort East, a luxury 330-unit cooperative building in Greenwich Village. As a committee member, he and another shareholder were responsible for a $3,600,000 tax refund to the building. In addition, Richard was the driving force behind a lawsuit that lead to in the curtailment of the building's master lease that will result in millions of dollars of additional income to the building. He is a graduate of Syracuse University and he received a Diploma in Real Estate Analysis from New York University.
Buyers & Sellers Richard J. Grossman on the power of co-brokering: "A good broker will maintain relationships with co-brokers in order to introduce new properties and reach out when necessary. The best way for a seller to optimize the sale of their property for best price lend to the...
Metropolitan Magazine - Thursday, December 10, 2015
Richard Grossman Executive vice president and senior managing director, Halstead Property What book did you recently finish? I recently finished “The Three Laws of Performance” by Steve Zaffron and Dave Logan. What spurred you to read that book? I am thinking about the future for myself...
The Real Deal - Thursday, November 05, 2015
The city's housing authority has $17 billion in unmet capital construction needs, something the de Blasio administration says it's committed to fixing. The latest proposal to build market rate housing on housing authority property has been done before. Local officials and residents are already expressing some skepticism. So how will...
NY1 - Tuesday, September 15, 2015
The Real Estate Board of New York’s (REBNY) Annual Downtown Breakfast Round Robin on Friday, hosted by the Downtown Committee, featured lively discussions led by seven industry experts who offered residential brokers new insight on how to effectively navigate New York City’s hot residential market, and bolster and build their...
citybizlist - Monday, June 08, 2015
Like Russian oligarchs or Duane Reades, construction scaffolds are omnipresent features of the modern New York cityscape. Unattractive but inoffensive enough in their spare, skeletal way—and who among us hasn’t scampered gratefully beneath one to wait out a sudden rainstorm?—they’re so commonplace as to be scarcely noticeable. Unless,...
New York Observer - Monday, March 30, 2015