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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 SOUTH END AVENUE 408-409
21 South End Avenue 408-409,  Battery Park City,  NYC $4,500,000
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Condominium
3 beds  /  2.5 baths
Web #: 15966369
New: 11 days ago

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Attended Lobby
Outdoor Space
Pet Friendly
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Brian Lewis (212) 381-2252
39 NORTH MOORE STREET 2A2
39 North Moore Street 2A2,  Tribeca,  NYC $2,995,000
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Condominium
2 beds  /  2.0 baths
Web #: 15482186
Contract Signed

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Fireplace
Pet Friendly
Storage
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Brian Lewis (212) 381-2252
244 WEST 23RD STREET 5C
244 West 23rd Street 5C,  Chelsea,  NYC $2,290,000
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Cooperative
2 beds  /  2.0 baths
Web #: 15325869

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Fireplace
Pet Friendly
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Brian Lewis (212) 381-2252
444 CENTRAL PARK WEST PH17B
444 Central Park West PH17b,  Upper West Side,  NYC $1,995,000
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Cooperative
1 bed  /  1.5 baths
Web #: 15775009
Contract Signed

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Attended Lobby
Fireplace
Pet Friendly
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Brian Lewis (212) 381-2252
260 WEST END AVENUE 14C/D
260 West End Avenue 14C/D,  Upper West Side,  NYC $1,850,000
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Cooperative
4 beds  /  3.0 baths
Web #: 15677758

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Attended Lobby
Pet Friendly
Washer/Dryer

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Brian Lewis (212) 381-2252
51 WEST 81ST STREET 3G
51 West 81st Street 3G,  Upper West Side,  NYC $1,769,500
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Cooperative
2 beds  /  2.0 baths
Web #: 15358470

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Attended Lobby
Fireplace
Pet Friendly
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Brian Lewis (212) 381-2252
150 CENTRAL PARK SOUTH 506
150 Central Park South 506,  Midtown West,  NYC $1,500,000
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Cooperative
2 beds  /  3.0 baths
Web #: 14979933
Contract Signed

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Attended Lobby
Health Club
Pet Friendly
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Brian Lewis (212) 381-2252
110 WEST 71ST STREET 1AB
110 West 71st Street 1Ab,  Upper West Side,  NYC $1,325,000
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Cooperative
2 beds  /  1.0 bath
Web #: 15878079
Contract Signed

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Pet Friendly
Storage

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Brian Lewis (212) 381-2252
180 WEST 58TH STREET 8F
180 West 58th Street 8F,  Midtown West,  NYC $1,250,000
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Cooperative
1 bed  /  1.0 bath
Web #: 14761792

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Attended Lobby
Pet Friendly
Storage
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Brian Lewis (212) 381-2252
Cheryl Daly (212) 381-2310
180 WEST 58TH STREET 5F
180 West 58th Street 5F,  Midtown West,  NYC $1,195,000
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Cooperative
1 bed  /  1.0 bath
Web #: 15877950

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Attended Lobby
Pet Friendly
Storage
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Brian Lewis (212) 381-2252

Brian Lewis's Past Closings

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

TOWNHOUSES
COOPERATIVES AND CONDOMINIUMS
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The Real DealCelebrity Real Estate

Louis C.K. gets serious about NYC real estate Louis C.K. Louis C.K. is walking, joke-cracking proof that the $3 million-and-below price point is the residential market’s sweet spot. Rather than blowing his comedy gold on one big New York...
The Real Deal - Sunday, January 01, 2017

New York TimesHomes For Sale In Brooklyn And Manhattan

Upper West Side Co-op • $1,325,000 • MANHATTAN • 110 West 71st Street, #1AB A two-bedroom, one-bath with central air-conditioning and a washer-dryer on the parlor floor of a townhouse. Brian Lewis, Halstead Property, 646-228-7241; halstead.com ...
New York Times - Friday, December 09, 2016

Brokers WeeklyDone Deals

MANHATTAN Upper East Side 245 East 87th St. #18A $1,965,000 Flexible 1,900 s/f three bedroom residence. Living and dining rooms form open-plan great room with wall of West-facing windows and open city views. Designer book cases, built-in speakers, custom moldings....
Brokers Weekly - Wednesday, November 16, 2016

Brick UndergroundAn Architect Shares His Vision For A Reasonably Priced Carnegie Hill Maisonette Makeover

According to Halstead broker Brian Lewis, the best thing about this $499,000 Carnegie Hill fixer-upper at 4 East 95th Street is also the worst thing about it: “You have the ability to create your own dream...
Brick Underground - Tuesday, November 01, 2016

Brick UndergroundGet This Upper West Side Two-Bedroom For 200 000 Off

We were wondering if this meticulously decorated two-bedroom co-op was owned (and updated) by someone with a flair for design, and the listing confirms that the current owner is, in fact, a designer. Of course,...
Brick Underground - Monday, October 10, 2016

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21 South End Avenue 408-409 - Battery Park City NYC

21 South End Avenue 408-409 - Battery Park City,  NYC - Web #:15966369 Brian Lewis, Lic. Assoc. R.E. Broker Tel: (212) 381-2252 - Cell: (646) 228-7241 blewis@halstead.com

View Over Time 21 South End Avenue 408-409 - Battery Park City

21 South End Avenue 408-409 - Battery Park City,  NYC - Web #:15966369 Brian Lewis, Lic. Assoc. R.E. Broker Tel: (212) 381-2252 - Cell: (646) 228-7241 blewis@halstead.com

180 West 58th Street 5F

180 West 58th Street 5F - Web #:15877950 Brian Lewis, Lic. Assoc. R.E. Broker Tel: (212) 381-2252 - Cell: (646) 228-7241 blewis@halstead.com

110 West 71st Street 1Ab

110 West 71st Street 1AB - Upper West Side,  NYC - Web #:15878079 Brian Lewis, Lic. Assoc. R.E. Broker Tel: (212) 381-2252 - Cell: (646) 228-7241 blewis@halstead.com

444 Central Park West PH17b

444 Central Park West PH17b - Upper West Side,  NYC - Web #:15775009 Brian Lewis, Lic. Assoc. R.E. Broker Tel: (212) 381-2252 - Cell: (646) 228-7241 blewis@halstead.com

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A View Over Time - 444 Central Park West 17B
A View Over Time- 444 Central Park West 17B

High above the bustle of Manhattan rests a sanctuary - a peaceful, Pre-War home - a magical residence swimming in sunshine and graced by heavenly breezes courtesy of the tree-scape of Central Park. From this rare “Penthouse” residence’s private, supremely scaled, irrigated, gardened wrap-around terrace, your jaw will drop and...
Thursday, December 01, 2016

Brian Lewis Premiere Friday
Brian Lewis Premiere Friday

Presenting a film tour of 244 West 23rd Street, Residence 5C Join Brian Lewis on a film tour of a Chelsea duplex set inside a former industrial building. The tour begins in the living room where Brian sizes up the high ceilings and points out the original arches on the...
Tuesday, November 01, 2016

Brian Lewis Friday Video Premiere 51 W. 81st
Brian Lewis Friday Video Premiere 51 W 81st

BRIAN LEWIS PREMIERE FRIDAY Presenting a film tour of a residence at The Galaxy (51 West 81st Street) Join Brian Lewis and Kelly Giesen of Kelly G Design on a film tour of a pristine pied-à-terre at The...
Friday, August 26, 2016

Olympic Home Series: Bolt to the Hampshire
Olympic Home Series Bolt To The Hampshire

Regarded as the fastest man in the world, Usain Bolt’s incredible speed has led him to the Rio Olympics and it has been amazing to watch the Jamaican sprinter win gold. Ever wonder what kind of pad an Olympic sprinter would want to call home? We decided a luxury pad...
Wednesday, August 24, 2016

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