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Brian Lewis

Brian Lewis

Licensed Associate Real Estate Broker
West Side Office

blewis@halstead.com
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Tel: (212) 381-2252
Cell: (646) 228-7241

Languages Spoken:      FRENCH, ENGLISH



2015: Halstead’s Top Agent Of The Year For All of New York
2015: People Magazine Named Brian’s video marketing as “the most inventive the real estate world has ever seen”
2015: Named Top 10 Most Innovative Agents in USA by Inman
2014: Named by Wall Street Journal as Top 150 Agents in USA
2013: Named by Wall Street Journal as Top 250 Agents in USA
2014, 2013, 2012 & 2011: Most sales Deals Closed for Entire Company
2014 Highest # of Listings Closed for Entire Company
2012 & 2011: Listing Broker of the Year for Entire Company
2015, 2014, 2013, 2012 & 2011: Westside Broker of the Year

I appreciate my clients and enjoy my work. For 17 years, I’ve been recognized as a top producer – one of NYC’s and America’s preeminent closers who has fun fulfilling the property dreams of my clients. I earn this recognition every day by continually bringing my sales clients the best prices from the best buyers, and by nimbly guiding my buyers to their dream homes. I know how to effectively navigate markets, I love to market homes, I enjoy matching buyers to their new properties, I thrive on negotiation, and I have a great time exceeding the expectations of my clients.

Named one of “Manhattan’s Premier Brokers” by NY Living magazine, I frequently get my sellers extra press for their homes – I do this by regularly appearing as a real estate expert on NBC, PBS, CBS, FOX, CNN, CNBC, and in the NY Times, Wall Street Journal, NY Magazine, Financial Times, NY Observer, NY Sun, & NY Post. Frequently promoting my clients’ properties to the press, I cite them as market anecdotes to get my sellers’ homes more notice. NBC’s NY LIVE gave me my own weekly on-camera real estate segment, I’ve served as an on-camera host for HGTV’s National Open House, as a property expert for the BBC, and I regularly feature my clients’ homes on NBC’s Open House NYC. The original property videos that I produce for my sellers’ homes generate much interest and many leads for my clients from around the world.

I lead seminars for my fellow agents on how to effectively market homes and work with buyers, and I’m privileged to serve as a speaker for the Real Estate Board of New York’s Masters Series talks on successfully selling property and properly serving clients. For Habitat for Humanity – an organization to which I donate a portion of every commission – I serve as a Board Member for Brokers Build NY.

I’ve sold condos, co-ops, townhouses, and lofts all over New York: Upper Westside, Upper Eastside, Harlem, Midtown East and West, Chelsea, Nolita, Greenwich Village, Washington Heights, Tribeca, Soho, Inwood, Riverdale, East Village, Lower Eastside, the Flatiron and Financial Districts, all over Brooklyn and in Long Island City. Beyond my work in New York, I’ve built a global property network, and I employ it to link contacts all over the world to agents whom I deem effective for my clients. My real estate business is built upon a seasoned foundation of listening, on good communication, on anticipating and satisfying the needs of my clients, and on applying my proven, effective, unique sales strategy: Keen pricing, expert negotiation, and working in a stress-free, proven way that keeps my clients well served. Daily, I build my success upon the happiness of and referrals from my clients.

Born in Richmond, VA, I was raised in Atlanta, GA, and Charlotte, NC. I graduated from The College of William and Mary, with a double concentration in Government and Theatre. My studies also took me to Paris, where I developed my conversational fluency in French, and to North Carolina School of the Arts, where I studied acting. I fulfilled a lifelong dream when I moved to New York. While working at the Four Seasons (bellman) and Ritz-Carlton (sales) Hotels, I studied with legendary actress Uta Hagan. I’ve played roles Off-Broadway, on TV, in Films, in numerous TV/Radio commercials, and have voiced several audiobooks. My true joy and success, however, was discovered when I began selling homes. I enjoy my work because I enjoy pleasing my clients. Once my clients are perfectly happy, I like to bike ride along the Hudson, study New York City history, ride (and jump) horses, and travel. I’ve explored many exciting destinations around the USA, Europe, and South America, but my favorite place is still New York City. I’ve lived in this incredible city since 1991 – Downtown, Midtown, and currently in a wonderful Prewar Co-op I own on the Upper Westside where I live with my family, and where I served on my building’s Board of Directors.

I appreciate my clients and customers, and I have a great time fulfilling their property dreams—here in New York, and around the world. (Diamond Circle-single transactions of $10M+, Platinum Circle, Gold Circle, Producers Council - company-wide, top 5% of Halstead Property for gross commission production, Sapphire-single transaction from $3-$6M; NY Residential Specialist – Real Estate Board of New York; Board of Directors: Habitat for Humanity – Brokers Build; Certified Relocation Expert, Global Services Division)

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Considéré comme l’un des meilleurs éléments de Halstead, je me consacre entièrement à mes clients dont je m’engage à satisfaire les attentes. Natif du sud et diplômé du College of William and Mary, je parle couramment français et ai voyagé à travers tous les Etats-Unis et l’Europe. J’habite cette ville incroyable depuis 1991 (au centre ville, en périphérie et dans le quartier du Upper West Side). Je connais Manhattan. Je vends Manhattan. (Je suis membre du Halstead Platinum Circle, du Conseil des Producteurs et du Conseil de l’Immobilier de New York). « Nous tentions de faire des ventes à un moment terrible et sans précédent dans l’histoire de New York : la semaine qui a suivi les évènements du 11 septembre 2001. Brian s’est immédiatement mis au travail, gérant la pression et l’incertitude de ces instants avec finesse et un optimisme déterminé ; sa persévérance a porté ses fruits. Il a rapidement réalisé une belle transaction avec un acquéreur sérieux ». Lee et Caryn Rudy.

« Brian se démarque par ses talents de défenseur enthousiaste, créatif et professionnel pour ses clients. Nous sommes certains que sa crédibilité et son charme ont influencé de manière positive les décisions de nos acheteurs potentiels. Brian nous a tenu à l’écart des tracas de la vente immobilière tout en nous tenant informés à chaque étape du processus ». Meg et Josh Hutson.

« Brian est impressionnant. La qualité de son travail n’a jamais été surpassée et son intelligence en matière de marketing a immédiatement dynamisé mon bien immobilier. Le dévouement de Brian, son expérience, son énergie et son enthousiasme ont joué en ma faveur ». TL Stuart.

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21 WEST 95TH STREET
21 West 95th Street,  Upper West Side,  NYC $11,600,000
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House
4 beds  /  5.0 baths
Web #: 13948261
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Outdoor Space

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Brian Lewis (212) 381-2252
Tamara Abir (718) 613-2807
75 BOND STREET TH75
75 Bond Street Th75,  Boerum Hill,  Brooklyn,  NY $4,850,000
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Condominium
4 beds  /  3.0 baths
Web #: 13197254
Contract Signed

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Outdoor Space
Garage
Pet Friendly

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Brian Lewis (212) 381-2252
Tamara Abir (718) 613-2807
75 BOND STREET TH79
75 Bond Street Th79,  Boerum Hill,  Brooklyn,  NY $4,490,000
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Condominium
3 beds  /  3.0 baths
Web #: 13196654
Contract Signed

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Outdoor Space
Garage
Pet Friendly

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Brian Lewis (212) 381-2252
Tamara Abir (718) 613-2807
180 RIVERSIDE DRIVE 7A
180 Riverside Drive 7A,  Upper West Side,  NYC $4,250,000
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Cooperative
3 beds  /  3.0 baths
Web #: 14657961
Contract Signed

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Attended Lobby
Pet Friendly
Storage
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Brian Lewis (212) 381-2252
12 WEST 17TH STREET 9TH FLOOR
12 West 17th Street 9th Floor,  Flatiron,  NYC $3,895,000
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Cooperative
3 beds  /  2.0 baths
Web #: 14392644

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Pet Friendly
Storage

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Brian Lewis (212) 381-2252
45 CHRISTOPHER STREET 5E
45 Christopher Street 5E,  West Village,  NYC $2,995,000
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Condominium
2 beds  /  2.0 baths
Web #: 14315295
Contract Signed

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Attended Lobby
Fireplace
Pet Friendly
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Brian Lewis (212) 381-2252
2025 BROADWAY 29C
2025 Broadway 29C,  Upper West Side,  NYC $2,450,000
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Cooperative
4 beds  /  3.0 baths
Web #: 14840028
New: 16 days ago

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Attended Lobby
Pet Friendly
Storage
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Brian Lewis (212) 381-2252
322 WEST 57TH STREET 53K
322 West 57th Street 53K,  Midtown West,  NYC $2,350,000
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Condominium
2 beds  /  2.0 baths
Web #: 14765350

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Attended Lobby
Garage
Health Club
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Brian Lewis (212) 381-2252
54 RIVERSIDE DRIVE 2B
54 Riverside Drive 2B,  Upper West Side,  NYC $2,300,000
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Cooperative
2 beds  /  2.5 baths
Web #: 14430532

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Attended Lobby
Pet Friendly
Storage
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Brian Lewis (212) 381-2252
350 WEST 42ND STREET 46B
350 West 42nd Street 46B,  Midtown West,  NYC $2,150,000
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Condominium
2 beds  /  2.0 baths
Web #: 14282217
Contract Signed

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Attended Lobby
Garage
Pet Friendly
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Brian Lewis (212) 381-2252
Michael Villani (212) 381-2677

Brian Lewis's Past Closings

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

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New York ObserverLet Me Upgrade You Lavish Amenities Now Include Private Jets And Hammams

There was a time in the not so distant past when such extravagances as pet spas or perhaps a rooftop pool were sufficiently alluring to luxury buyers. But such amenities are so 2014. A frothy high-end market...
New York Observer - Wednesday, May 25, 2016

Gale BlogReal Estate Innovator

Brian Lewis ’91 (left) with his husband, Matt, and their two daughters. Photo courtesy of Brian Lewis ’91 A New York City real estate agent, an audio book voice artist, and Russell Crowe’s “A Beautiful Mind”...
Gale Blog - Thursday, May 19, 2016

New York TimesHome Sales Around The New York Region

Upper West Side $4.95 million 27 West 72nd Street, The Olcott 2 bedroom 2 bathroom 1 half bathroom 5 weeks on the market 1,750-sq. -ft. penthouse condo; eat-in kitchen, vaulted ceiling and 2 walls of oversize windows in living...
New York Times - Friday, April 01, 2016

New York ObserverA Space Odyssey Brokers Debate Adding Cubic Measurements To Listings

What would you pay for a square foot of orange juice? How many square meters of gas does it take to fill your tank? Do you want the 20-square-inch coffee or the 30? The point being, volume is...
New York Observer - Wednesday, March 30, 2016

Town & Country MagazineOne Of Hollywood's Favorite NYC Apartments Is For Sale

You may not recognize it right away, but 150 Thompson Street has been featured in films like Breakable You and television series like Elementary. It's perhaps most famous though for its starring...
Town & Country Magazine - Tuesday, March 29, 2016

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425 West 50th Street 14E

Midtown West,  NYC - Web #:14765500 Brian Lewis, Lic. Assoc. R.E. Broker Tel: (212) 381-2252 - Cell: (646) 228-7241 blewis@halstead.com

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

2016 Halstead Property Annual Meeting Highlights

Take in the Sights and Sounds from the 2016 Halstead Property Annual Meeting that took place on March 3, 2016 at Cipriani's 42nd Street. It was a celebration of our "Best Year Ever" intertwined with a reminder of just how far we have come!

322 West 57th Street 53K

Midtown West,  NYC - Web #:14765350 Brian Lewis, Lic. Assoc. R.E. Broker Tel: (212) 381-2252 - Cell: (646) 228-7241 blewis@halstead.com

204 West 78th Street 3A

Upper West Side,  NYC - Web #:14765357 Brian Lewis, Lic. Assoc. R.E. Broker Tel: (212) 381-2252 - Cell: (646) 228-7241 blewis@halstead.com

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Exclusive Interview w/ Top Agent Brian Lewis
Exclusive Interview W/ Top Agent Brian Lewis

As part of our “Ten From the Top” Series, the Halstead Social Team will travel around interviewing some of our Top 1% Producers at our firm asking them ten questions on a wide variety of topics. We start with our Top Individual Agent Companywide for 2015 as well as 1st...
Thursday, May 26, 2016

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

Kitchen of the Week - 300 Riverside Drive
Kitchen Of The Week- 300 Riverside Drive

KITCHEN OF THE WEEK: 300 RIVERSIDE DRIVE  300 Riverside Drive , a spectacular residence on the Upper West Side that has been chosen as Halstead Property Kitchen of the Week.  Step one foot inside and prepare to be amazed by the spacious floorplan, attention to detail, and...
Monday, May 02, 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

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