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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
Contract Signed

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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

Amenities

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
New: 18 days ago
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 $3,995,000
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Cooperative
3 beds  /  2.0 baths
Web #: 14392644
OPEN HOUSE
5/1/2016   1:00 - 2:30

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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 29ABC
2025 Broadway 29Abc,  Upper West Side,  NYC $2,595,000
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Cooperative
4 beds  /  3.0 baths
Web #: 14503626
OPEN HOUSE
5/1/2016   1:00 - 2:30

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Attended Lobby
Pet Friendly
Storage
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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
OPEN HOUSE
5/1/2016   10:30 - 12:00

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Attended Lobby
Pet Friendly
Storage
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Brian Lewis (212) 381-2252
245 EAST 87TH STREET 18A
245 East 87th Street 18A,  Upper East Side,  NYC $2,295,000
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Cooperative
3 beds  /  2.0 baths
Web #: 14504679
OPEN HOUSE
5/1/2016   12:00 - 1:00

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Attended Lobby
Garage
Pet Friendly
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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

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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 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

ELLE DecorOne 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 role in...
ELLE Decor - Friday, March 25, 2016

New York TimesHome Sales Around The New York Region

Upper West Side $825,000 2025 Broadway (70th St.) 1 bedroom 1 bathroom 3 weeks on the market 700-sq.-ft. co-op at The Nevada; 24-hr. doormen, park view, stone counters, upgraded appliances, marble bath, washer/dryer, new h/w floors, mainenance $1,610, 74%...
New York Times - Friday, March 25, 2016

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45 Christopher Street 5E

West Village,  NYC - Web #:14315295 Brian Lewis, Lic. Assoc. R.E. Broker Tel: (212) 381-2252 - Cell: (646) 228-7241 blewis@halstead.com

12 West 17th Street 9th Floor

Flatiron,  NYC - Web #:14392644 Brian Lewis, Lic. Assoc. R.E. Broker Tel: (212) 381-2252 - Cell: (646) 228-7241 blewis@halstead.com

2025 Broadway 29Abc

Upper West Side,  NYC - Web #:14503626 Brian Lewis, Lic. Assoc. R.E. Broker Tel: (212) 381-2252 - Cell: (646) 228-7241 blewis@halstead.com

54 Riverside Drive 2B

Upper West Side,  NYC - Web #:14430532 Brian Lewis, Lic. Assoc. R.E. Broker Tel: (212) 381-2252 - Cell: (646) 228-7241 blewis@halstead.com

245 East 87th Street 18A

Upper East Side,  NYC - Web #:14504679 Brian Lewis, Lic. Assoc. R.E. Broker Tel: (212) 381-2252 - Cell: (646) 228-7241 blewis@halstead.com

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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

Behind the Scenes of A Camera Ready Loft
Behind The Scenes Of A Camera Ready Loft

It has starred in Hollywood films and television series, but mostly it’s an extraordinary living space. Residence 4B at 150 Thompson Street is a sophisticated downtown loft with expansive open space and luminous southwest exposures. If you’ve seen “Black Swan” or CBS’s “Elementary” or PBS’s “Finding Your Roots,” then you’ve...
Friday, April 08, 2016

More on the
More On The Black Swan Loft On The Market

The New York Post published a story today on a SoHo loft with an impressive Hollywood resume. 150 Thompson Street, 4B appeared in the 2010 movie, “Black Swan,” in which Natalie Portman won an Oscar for her leading role.
Tuesday, March 29, 2016

Brian Lewis Property Film Weekend Premiere
Brian Lewis Property Film Weekend Premiere

BRIAN LEWIS PREMIERE FRIDAY  Presenting a film tour of 347 West 57th Street, 38C “I like loyalty and[I like] quality.” Brian Lewis starts off the film tour with a story on his connection to Apartment 38C at The Colonnade. Brian got a call...
Friday, January 22, 2016

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