Licensed Associate Real Estate Broker
West Side Office
Tel: (212) 381-2252
Cell: (646) 228-7241
Languages Spoken: FRENCH
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)
Halstead Property, LLC
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.
Halstead Property, LLC
The following are selected closed transactions in which Brian Lewis represented the buyer, the seller, or both:
Upper West Side $4,950,000 27 W. 72nd St. A two-bedroom 2.5 bathroom penthouse condo in the Olcott pre-war condo with private terrace sporting fireplace and grilling station, Central Park and city views, custom cabinetry, windowed cook's kitchen with Miele...
New York Post - Thursday, February 11, 2016
Harlem $2.75 million 312 West 119th Street, Brownstone Lane 3 bedroom 2 bathroom 1 half bathroom 8 weeks on the market 2,125-sq.-ft. 12-year-old penthouse condo; 24-hr. doormen, roof terrace, kitchen window, commercial-grade appliances, washer/dryer; common charge $1,923;...
New York Times - Friday, February 05, 2016
Actor Chris Meloni has finally unloaded his long-listed apartment overlooking Central Park for $8.1 million, according to public records. Back in 2012, Meloni was asking an ambitious $12 million for the sprawling pad at the Park Imperial on 56th Street....
The Real Deal - Saturday, January 23, 2016
It looks like Michael Bloomberg’s ex might be taking a cue from her onetime husband—at least in terms of investing in some uptown real estate.
Former downtown denizen Susan Brown Bloomberg has purchased a very proper prewar...
New York Observer - Tuesday, January 12, 2016
On the heels of selling her swanky condo at 41 Bond Street, the ex-wife of renowned soda-hater Michael Bloomberg has bought a two-bedroom spread on the Upper West Side.
Susan Brown, who was married to the former...
The Real Deal - Tuesday, January 12, 2016
CT Market REport 3rd QUARTER2015
421 West 54th Street 3E - Midtown West, NYC - Web #:14987540 Brian Lewis, Lic. Assoc. R.E. Broker Tel: (212) 381-2252 - Cell: (646) 228-7241 email@example.com
150 Central Park South 506 - Midtown West, NYC - Web #:14979933 Brian Lewis, Lic. Assoc. R.E. Broker Tel: (212) 381-2252 - Cell: (646) 228-7241 firstname.lastname@example.org
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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
There are over 1 Million Real Estate Professionals in the US and Halstead Property is proud to say that we have 7 of the Top 250 producing Agents and Teams in the Country for 2016! Congratulations to the following Halstead Agents who made this year’s coveted and prestigious Wall...
Saturday, June 25, 2016
A New York City real estate agent, an audio book voice artist, and Russell Crowe’s “A Beautiful Mind” stand-in walk into a room. No, this isn’t the start of a bad joke. This is the life of Brian Lewis ’91.
Wednesday, June 08, 2016
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 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
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