As Halstead's Director of Sales for Long Island City, Robert Whalen draws upon a wealth of experience, talent, and skill to deliver exceptional results for the firm. He is responsible for the strategic growth and direction for Halstead in LIC and many other neighborhoods throughout Queens.
Robert's management skills were honed during his early career in journalism, where he led news bureaus in Atlanta and New York before assuming the post of Executive Editor responsible for daily operations of a national business daily. Fueled by coffee and a drive to excel, Robert worked his way through law school at New York Law, graduating and passing the New York State Bar in 2006. In early 2007, Robert was recruited by the New York State Comptroller to serve as his press secretary in NYC and to assist with various policies and initiatives. In 2010, Robert was assigned to work directly under the Chief Investment Officer of the New York State Common Retirement Fund where he helped manage investment operations, negotiated contracts, and managed key relationships.
With an enduring love for all things New York, Robert inevitably found himself drawn to the inescapable excitement of New York City's real estate market.
Robert is often described as knowledgeable, trustworthy, and dependable. As a proud member of the New York State Bar Association and the Real Estate Board of New York, Robert is held to and adheres to the highest standards of honesty and integrity.
In his free time, Robert is a creative sort who enjoys reading, writing, listening to or playing music - he plays guitar, cello, and is making progress on piano. Robert is an avid sports fan and will root for any New York team as long as they're not playing the Giants, Mets, Knicks, or Rangers! Above all, he enjoys spending time with his beautiful wife and two lovely children.
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As a Queens native, and LIC resident since 2007, I promise you the quality of life here is nothing short of fantastic. Long Island City has gotten some well-deserved attention over the past few years as one of New York’s fastest-growing, most convenient neighborhoods in New York City. You may...
Tuesday, July 26, 2016
Halstead’s Director of Sales for Long Island City, Robert Whalen, takes viewers on a tour the waterfront Queens neighborhood. As a resident for 8 years, Robert shares expert knowledge on all that LIC has to offer, including insight on what to expect in the coming years. He introduces Vernon Boulevard–the...
Monday, January 11, 2016
Join Halstead Property at the Long Island City Holiday Lighting taking place tonight, December 10th! Festivities will begin at 5pm at the LIC Bar located at 45-58 Vernon Boulevard. There will be story telling, live music, beverages, and caroling!
Tuesday, December 15, 2015
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 4, 2015
Flagship is now official! Tuesday, Halstead Property proudly unveiled our new Long Island City office at 47-12 Vernon Boulevard with a grand opening ribbon cutting ceremony to celebrate the new location.
Thursday, October 29, 2015