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Robert Whalen

Robert Whalen

Director of Sales, Long Island City

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.

Robert's Recent Press Mentions

Real Estate WeeklyNew Listings

Queens Long Island City 10-18 47th Ave. PH $2,550,000 Three bedroom, 3.5-bath triplex penthouse offer 2,050 s/f of interior space in a newly-developed 2-unit residence. The Griffin Townhouse homes have high ceilings, solid oak floors and double-glazed windows. This penthouse has an...
Real Estate Weekly - Wednesday, October 18, 2017

Wall Street JournalLong Island City Building Boom Sparks Price Hikes

First the renters came. Now the buyers are showing up. A building boom that created a forest of rental towers in Long Island City is helping stoke demand for condominiums there, driving prices to new heights, brokers said. A study by Halstead Real Estate of...
Wall Street Journal - Wednesday, September 13, 2017

Wall Street JournalLong Island City Condo Sales Are Hot

Condominium development in Long Island City has seen its downs and ups. Mark Gold is proud of the Industry LIC, a seven-story industrial-style apartment building with large windows that he and his partners built at 21-45 44th Drive in the Queens neighborhood in 2008. Construction began just...
Wall Street Journal - Wednesday, September 13, 2017

Mann ReportNYC Spaces

Want to take a peek into some of NYC's hottest buildings and apartments? Each month NYC Spaces highlights a different room or amenity space from a variety of luxury buildings. Enter living, dining or family rooms; kitchens, bedrooms and baths. Or step into indoor and outdoor spaces where residents can...
Mann Report - Thursday, June 01, 2017

Mann ReportAscent Development Griffin Townhouses

The first of five large townhouse-style luxury condos under construction in prime Long Island City have hit the market, according to Tien Vominh, principal of New york-based Ascent Development, the sponsor of the Griffin Townhouse project. "Griffin Townhouse homes will combine the luxury and convenience of modern condo...
Mann Report - Thursday, June 01, 2017

Robert'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

Robert's Featured Blog Posts

Ten Hidden Secrets of Long Island City
Ten Hidden Secrets Of Long Island City

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

Take a Neighborhood Tour of Long Island City
Take A Neighborhood Tour Of Long Island City

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

Halstead Sponsors Long Island City Lighting
Halstead Sponsors Long Island City Lighting

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 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

Slideshow - Long Island City Ribbon Cutting
Slideshow- Long Island City Ribbon Cutting

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

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