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2017 | Halstead's Top 1% Company Wide
2016 | Ranked by REAL Trends as one of America’s Best Real Estate Agents
2015 | Ranked Among Halstead's Top 5 New York Agents

Entrepreneur, Deal Maker, Marketer, Certified Negotiation Expert, Family Man, Triathlete

Barak Dunayer joined Halstead Property after more than 12 years in the real estate business with a company he started out of his tiny Upper West Side studio apartment. He built his successful agency- BARAK Realty- into two Manhattan offices with over 40 sales associates. And over the last 7 years, Barak has facilitated over 400 transactions per year and nearly $500,000,000 in volume.

Barak’s commitment to customer service, knowledge, and integrity has created meaningful long-term relationships with clients, whom provide an endless stream of referrals and continue to generate repeat business. "They have become my friends and always appreciate the knowledge and experience I gladly share with them,” Barak says. “I cherish my growing number of sellers, buyers, property owners and renters who place their trust in my services for all their diverse real estate needs”

Barak was born and raised in Israel where he grew up pursuing his first lifelong goal of becoming a world-class trumpet player. As a young musician, Barak won numerous musical competitions, played principal trumpet in some of Israel’s prominent youth orchestras and has appeared several times as a soloist with both the Haifa Symphony and the Israeli Philharmonic. After graduating high school and serving in the Israeli Army (Lead Trumpet at the Israeli Army Band) he received a full scholarship to study at The Juilliard School and landed in New York.

In addition to his daily sales, marketing and customer service accomplishments, Barak is a frequent speaker at various high-profile venues. He has presented at the New York Real Estate Institute, Ivy Real Estate School, Baruch College Newman Institute, Jewish Community Center of Manhattan, National Realty Club, the Real Estate Academy and various REBNY panels. He finds his speaking engagements enriching and inspiring to the students and himself as well as a way to give back to the real estate community. Barak's comments and expertise are frequently quoted in the NY Times, NY Post, The Real Deal, Real Estate Weekly, The Mann Report and NY Magazine. He’s an active member of the real estate board of New York where he served most recently as co-chair of the education committee and the as a member of the board of governors.

Barak lives on the Upper West Side with his wife, Yael, and three daughters, Maya, Noa and Shira. In his spare time, he enjoys taking family trips to the family’s beach condo in Myrtle Beach, SC and weekend getaways to their lake home at the Pocono Mountains. Barak and his wife Yael are active members of Fifth Avenue Synagogue, and proudly support The Metropolitan Opera, American Friends of the Israel Philharmonic Orchestra, and The UJA Federation. An avid runner and triathlete, Barak successfully completed 6 Ironman 70.3 races, 3 Olympic distance triathlons, and 2 marathons.

Customer Testimonials:

“Brilliant negotiator. It was a difficult market and Barak still found the way to get it done” AD seller
“Barak’s knowledge and experience have guided us through the buying process every step of the way, I can’t imagine getting through this without his guidance” SG buyer
“Barak was relentless and totally focused on achieving my goals. I was glad to have him on my side” PG seller

Halstead Property, LLC

Current Listings

Past Closings

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

TOWNHOUSES
COOPERATIVES AND CONDOMINIUMS
COMMERCIAL
RENTALS

Recent Press

On The Market

New York Times - Friday, May 19, 2017

Homes That Sold For Around $1 Million

New York Times - Sunday, January 15, 2017

Done Deals

Brokers Weekly - Wednesday, November 16, 2016

Is The Market For New York Apartments Softening?

New York Times - Saturday, October 15, 2016

Homes Sales Around The New York Region

New York Times - Sunday, November 08, 2015

Dr. Drew Checks Into Uws Pad

The Real Deal - Tuesday, March 26, 2013

Broker Exchange

The Real Deal - Sunday, July 01, 2012

Featured Blog Posts

Halstead's Top Agents from 1st Quarter 2016
Halstead's Top Agents From 1st Quarter 2016

HALSTEAD’S TOP 1% AGENTS & TEAMS FOR FIRST QUARTER 2016  At Halstead, we win for our clients and for our team, and we love to share our successes! Enjoy below the Top 1% of Individual Agents and Teams who posted the highest gross production in the First Quarter...
Thursday, May 05, 2016

Our Top 1% Grossing Agents & Teams in 2015
Our Top 1% Grossing Agents & Teams In 2015

PRESENTING HALSTEAD’S TOP 1% GROSSING AGENTS AND TEAMS FROM 2015 Halstead Property was very excited to post its best year ever in number of deals and gross commissions in 2015. Our year was over 12% better than the previous record breaking year of 2014. We also had the...
Monday, April 18, 2016

#ExploreYourHood Photo of the Month - October
#Exploreyourhood Photo Of The Month - October

#EXPLOREYOURHOOD PHOTO OF THE MONTH - OCTOBER 2015 Congratulations to Michael Correia of the Westside office! He is the fourth winner in Halstead Property’s #ExploreYourHood Photo of the Month Contest. Michael took this beautiful snapshot of Central Park with iconic CPW buildings in the background.  ...
Thursday, November 05, 2015

Our #ExploreYourHood Photo of the Week
Our #Exploreyourhood Photo Of The Week

#EXPLOREYOURHOOD PHOTO OF THE WEEK CONTEST - WEEK 2  Congratulations to the Barak Dunayer Team of our West Side office! His team is the second winner in Halstead Property’s #ExploreYourHood Photo of the Week Contest. Team member Michael Correia captured this stunning...
Monday, March 30, 2015

Barak's Thoughts on Coop Boards - Part 2
Barak's Thoughts On Coop Boards - Part 2

We’re back with another installment of our regular Halstead Blog series from Halstead Property’s Barak Dunayer. We bring you Webisode 7, Season 2 “Coop Boards – Part 2.” First-time co-op buyers take note: Barak provides advice for mastering your very first board interview. 1) Put the buying process...
Friday, November 21, 2014

Barak's Thoughts on Coop Boards - Part 3
Barak's Thoughts On Coop Boards - Part 3

Did you know that 70 percent of NYC’s home inventory is made up of co-ops? Barak also shares that co-ops are 25 percent cheaper than condos, and therefore co-ops usually stack up at the top of most buyers’ agendas. Keep in mind that every co-op building has a board of...
Friday, November 21, 2014

Barak's Thoughts on Co-Op Boards - Part I
Barak's Thoughts On Co-Op Boards - Part I

We’re back with another installment of our regular Halstead Blog series from Halstead Property’s Barak Dunayer. We bring you Webisode 6, Season 2 “Coop Boards – Part 1.” Barak shares four tips on how to ace your co-op board interview. 1) dress to impress like you’re dressing for a...
Thursday, November 06, 2014

Barak's Thoughts on Picking the Right Broker
Barak's Thoughts On Picking The Right Broker

BARAK’S THOUGHTS ON PICKING YOUR BROKER We’re back with another installment of our regular Halstead Blog series from Halstead Property’s Barak Dunayer . We bring you Webisode 3, Season 2  “Picking Your Broker.” Barak starts...
Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Barak's Thoughts on
Barak's Thoughts On "Thinking Like A Buyer"

BARAK’S THOUGHTS ON A PICTURE’S WORTH A THOUSAND WORDS  In the 7 th installment of regular Halstead Blog series from Halstead Property’s Barak Dunayer , we bring you Webisode 7  “Pricing to Win...
Monday, August 25, 2014

Watch Barak's Thoughts on Pricing to Win
Watch Barak's Thoughts On Pricing To Win

BARAK’S THOUGHTS ON PRICING TO WIN In the 3 rd  installment of regular  Halstead Blog series  from Halstead Property’s  Barak Dunayer , we bring you Webisode 3 “ Pricing to Win – How Buyers Behave in This Market  ” Barak shares tips on how sellers can...
Wednesday, July 23, 2014

201 West 72nd Street - Upper West Side, NYc

201 West 72nd Street - Upper West Side, NYC - Web #: 18307264 Barak Dunayer, Lic. Assoc. R.E. Broker Tel: (212) 381-2248 barak@halstead.com

View Over Time: 400 Fifth Avenue 39fgh - Midtown East,  NYc

400 Fifth Avenue 39FGH - Midtown East,  NYC - Web #:18031836 Barak Dunayer, Lic. Assoc. R.E. Broker Tel: (212) 381-2248 barak@halstead.com Alison Draper, Lic. R.E. Salesperson Tel: (212) 381-2331 adraper@halstead.com

120 Central Park South 4f - Midtown West,  NYc

120 Central Park South 4F - Midtown West,  NYC - Web #:17935924 Barak Dunayer, Lic. Assoc. R.E. Broker Tel: (212) 381-2248 barak@halstead.com Feargal Gleeson, Lic. R.E. Salesperson Tel: (212) 381-2352 - Cell: (347) 922-1590 fgleeson@halstead.com

Sneak Peek Inside 305 West 52nd Street - Midtown West,  NYc

This property is now closed or no longer available. Take a sneak peek at this property and if you are interested in something comparable, please reach out to: Barak Dunayer, Lic. Assoc. R.E. Broker Tel: (212) 381-2248 barak@halstead.com Feargal Gleeson, Lic. R.E. Salesperson Tel: (212) 381-2352 - Cell: (347) 922-1590 fgleeson@halstead.com

340 East 93rd Street 26a - Upper East Side,  NYc

340 East 93rd Street 26A - Upper East Side,  NYC - Web #:17686377 Barak Dunayer, Lic. Assoc. R.E. Broker Tel: (212) 381-2248 barak@halstead.com Feargal Gleeson, Lic. R.E. Salesperson Tel: (212) 381-2352 - Cell: (347) 922-1590 fgleeson@halstead.com

Sneak Peek Inside 447 West 18th Street Gd1 - Chelsea,  NYc

This property is now closed or no longer available. Take a sneak peek at this property and if you are interested in something comparable, please reach out to: Barak Dunayer, Lic. Assoc. R.E. Broker Tel: (212) 381-2248 barak@halstead.com Feargal Gleeson, Lic. R.E. Salesperson Tel: (212) 381-2352 - Cell: (347) 922-1590 fgleeson@halstead.com

60 Riverside Boulevard 3401 - Upper West Side,  NYc

60 Riverside Boulevard 3401 - Upper West Side,  NYC - Web #:16707779 Dean R. Feldman, Lic. Assoc. R.E. Broker Tel: (212) 381-2213 dfeldman@halstead.com Barak Dunayer, Lic. Assoc. R.E. Broker Tel: (212) 381-2248 barak@halstead.com

Sneak Peek Inside 201 West 89th Street 6cd

This property is now closed or no longer available. Take a sneak peek at this property and if you are interested in something comparable, please reach out to Barak Dunayer, Lic. Assoc. R.E. Broker Tel: (212) 381-2248 barak@halstead.com

Sneak Peek Inside 515 West End Avenue 3b - Upper West Side,  NYc

This property is now closed or no longer available. Take a sneak peek at this property and if you are interested in something comparable, please reach out to: Barak Dunayer, Lic. Assoc. R.E. Broker Tel: (212) 381-2248 barak@halstead.com

Sneak Peek Inside 15 Union Square West 6d

This property is now closed or no longer available. Take a sneak peek at this property and if you are interested in something comparable, please reach out to: Barak Dunayer, Lic. Assoc. R.E. Broker Tel: (212) 381-2248 barak@halstead.com

Sneak Peek Inside 200 West End Avenue 22b

This property is now closed or no longer available. Take a sneak peek at this property and if you are interested in something comparable, please reach out to: Barak Dunayer, Lic. Assoc. R.E. Broker Tel: (212) 381-2248 barak@halstead.com

Sneak Peek Inside 100 Riverside Boulevard 20f

This property is now closed or no longer available. Take a sneak peek at this property and if you are interested in something comparable, please reach out to: Barak Dunayer, Lic. Assoc. R.E. Broker Tel: (212) 381-2248 barak@halstead.com

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