As Managing Director of Halstead Property Development Marketing (HPDM), Brendan oversees the development process from inception to completion. He is consistently ahead of the curve on market trends and sought out for maximizing value in all areas of new development. Brendan has successfully worked on over 200 projects throughout the New York metropolitan area, encompassing over 2,200 units with a gross valuation of roughly $2 billion. With this wealth of experience, he brings enormous insight to the development process which in turn guides him in each client interaction. He understands both the complexities and risks with each site and believes that consulting and development are both an art and a science.
Brendan also leads The Aguayo Team at HPDM. The team utilizes their deep knowledge of the marketplace - current and forthcoming - to provide their clients with unparalleled service, exceptional marketing, and invaluable market insight.
Born and raised in Brooklyn, Brendan has not only experienced the renaissance in the borough but has been integral in creating new markets, especially evident in Prospect Heights, Crown Heights, and the previously undeveloped area of the 4th Avenue corridor in Park Slope. A graduate of the NYU Schack Institute of Real Estate and a licensed broker, he headed the real estate development division of Aguayo Realty Group, one of the most successful boutique real estate firms in Brooklyn, before being recruited by Halstead in 2013. Brendan is committed to sustainable design and responsible development through both advanced building sciences and sound construction methods on his personal real estate projects. One of his own developments, Haus 96, was the first multi-family Passivhaus project in the United States, which uses 70 percent less energy and 90 percent less heat than a typical building.
Brendan is an active member of the community and serves on the board of the Gowanus Canal Conservancy, advocating for the cleanup, public access and responsible redevelopment of the Gowanus Canal and upland areas. He has assisted in building affordable housing for families in Suffolk County as a volunteer for Habitat for Humanity.
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Featured Blog Posts
Brownstoner recently announced the recipients of its annual RADD Awards honoring Brooklyn’s top leaders in the fields of real estate, architecture, design, and development. Among the 50 leaders recognized this year are Ban Leow and Brendan Aguayo.
Thursday, June 6, 2019
Brooklyn is booming, and top agent Brendan Aguayo doesn’t think the boom will slow down anytime soon.
When Brendan Aguayo was growing up in Park Slope, his mother’s friends viewed Fifth Avenue as the neighborhood’s Mason-Dixon line. Things are different now.
Wednesday, September 26, 2018
Halstead, a leading residential real estate brokerage firm in the New York metropolitan area, today announced that six of its agents were named to REAL Trends 2018 “The Thousand,” an annual national award ranking of America’s top 1,000 real estate sales professionals and teams sponsored by REAL Trends and advertised...
Tuesday, September 25, 2018
Halstead Property Development Marketing has been featured in Biznow’s recently published article that lists “Manhattan’s Top 10 Best Selling Condo Projects so far in 2015.? Two of the ten projects on the list of competitively priced Manhattan condos are represented by HPDM including The Adeline and 540 West.
Thursday, January 7, 2016
AN EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW WITH MICHAEL AKERLY - RECOGNIZED BY INMAN AS AN INDUSTRY INNOVATOR Michael Akerly of the Aguayo Team at Halstead Property Development Marketing was recently recognized by Inman as one of the Most Innovative Agents in the U.S. ...
Saturday, August 1, 2015