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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; #2 in 2016
2015: People Magazine says Brian’s video marketing is “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
2016, 2014, 2013, 2012 & 2011: Most sales Deals Closed for Entire Company
2014 Highest # of Listings Closed for Entire Company
2014, 2012 & 2011: Listing Broker of the Year for Entire Company
2016, 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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435 EAST 52ND STREET 7A1
435 East 52nd Street 7A1,  Midtown East,  NYC $6,995,000
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Cooperative
3 beds  /  3.5 baths
Web #: 16244890

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Attended Lobby
Fireplace
Garage
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Brian Lewis (212) 381-2252
Emily R. Fuller (212) 381-4242
450 EAST 52ND STREET 5TH
450 East 52nd Street 5th,  Midtown East,  NYC $5,950,000
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Cooperative
3 beds  /  3.0 baths
Web #: 16229683
New: 7 days ago

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Attended Lobby
Pet Friendly
Washer/Dryer

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Brian Lewis (212) 381-2252
William Kerr (212) 317-7841
50 CENTRAL PARK WEST 7C
50 Central Park West 7C,  Upper West Side,  NYC $4,995,000
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Cooperative
3 beds  /  3.0 baths
Web #: 16135509

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Attended Lobby
Pet Friendly
Storage
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Brian Lewis (212) 381-2252
21 SOUTH END AVENUE 408409
21 South End Avenue 408409,  Battery Park City,  NYC $4,195,000
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Condominium
3 beds  /  2.5 baths
Web #: 15966369

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Attended Lobby
Outdoor Space
Pet Friendly
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Brian Lewis (212) 381-2252
145 PARK PLACE PH8A
145 Park Place PH8A,  Park Slope,  Brooklyn,  NY $2,399,000
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Condominium
2 beds  /  2.0 baths
Web #: 16390439
New: 7 days ago

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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
Contract Signed

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Fireplace
Pet Friendly
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Brian Lewis (212) 381-2252
350 WEST 42ND STREET 32B
350 West 42nd Street 32B,  Midtown West,  NYC $2,050,000
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Condominium
2 beds  /  2.0 baths
Web #: 16256101
New: 16 days ago

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Brian Lewis (212) 381-2252
Michael Villani (212) 381-2677
905 WEST END AVENUE 74
905 West End Avenue 74,  Upper West Side,  NYC $1,995,000
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Condominium
2 beds  /  2.0 baths
Web #: 16347967
New: 12 days ago

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Attended Lobby
Pet Friendly
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Brian Lewis (212) 381-2252
600 WEST 111TH STREET 14G
600 West 111th Street 14G,  Upper Manhattan,  NYC $1,735,000
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Cooperative
2 beds  /  2.0 baths
Web #: 16146521

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Attended Lobby
Pet Friendly
Storage

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Brian Lewis (212) 381-2252
51 WEST 81ST STREET 3G
51 West 81st Street 3G,  Upper West Side,  NYC $1,695,000
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Cooperative
2 beds  /  2.0 baths
Web #: 15358470
Contract Signed

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Attended Lobby
Fireplace
Pet Friendly
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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:

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Luxury Listings NYCGreta Garbo S East Side Co-Op Hits The Market

The seven-room East Side co-op where legendary actress Greta Garbo hid away from her adorning fans and the media has hit the market. The reclusive actress lived at the Campanile, at 450 East 52nd Street,...
Luxury Listings NYC - Monday, March 27, 2017

New York ObserverGreta Garbo's Waterfront Retreat Is The Ultimate Collectable

Greta Garbo’s longtime apartment is on the market for the first time since the Swedish star bought it in 1953. The notoriously reclusive actress resided in the full-floor co-op at 450 East 52nd Street from 1954 until her death...
New York Observer - Monday, March 27, 2017

Realtor.comFor 6M You Can Be Alone In Greta Garbo's NYC Apartment

Actress Greta Garbo’s longtime refuge in New York City, a full-floor co-op on Manhattan’s East Side, is now on the market for a smidge under $6 million. The three-bedroom, three-bath apartment, which claims East River views from every room,...
Realtor.com - Monday, March 27, 2017

GothamistGreta Garbo's Apartment Is On The Market But It Won't Include All Of Her Chairs

I have one chair in my apartment. It's at my desk and it doubles as a place to hang a few bulky sweaters—some of which I grab frequently, others buried under those that I will likely never...
Gothamist - Monday, March 27, 2017

Brick UndergroundYou Too Can Be Left Alone In Greta Garbo's Former Co-Op For Nearly 6 Million

This is not your average co-op: The three-bedroom, three-bathroom apartment on East End Avenue, overlooking the East River, once belonged to Hollywood legend Greta Garbo. In fact, Garbo lived in the apartment, which now comes with a...
Brick Underground - Monday, March 27, 2017

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View Over Time 450 East 52nd Street 5th

450 East 52nd Street 5TH - Midtown East,  NYC - Web #:16229683 William Kerr, Lic. R.E. Salesperson Tel: (212) 317-7841 - Cell: (646) 361-0845 wkerr@halstead.com The Kerr Team, Lic. R.E. Salesperson Tel: (212) 317-7853 wakerr@halstead.com Brian Lewis, Lic. Assoc. R.E. Broker Tel: (212) 381-2252 - Cell: (646) 228-7241 blewis@halstead.com William A. Kerr, Lic. R.E. Salesperson Tel: (212) 317-7853 -...

450 East 52nd Street 5th

450 East 52nd Street 5TH - Midtown East,  NYC - Web #:16229683 William Kerr, Lic. R.E. Salesperson Tel: (212) 317-7841 - Cell: (646) 361-0845 wkerr@halstead.com The Kerr Team, Lic. R.E. Salesperson Tel: (212) 317-7853 wakerr@halstead.com Brian Lewis, Lic. Assoc. R.E. Broker Tel: (212) 381-2252 - Cell: (646) 228-7241 blewis@halstead.com William A. Kerr, Lic. R.E. Salesperson Tel: (212) 317-7853 -...

435 East 52nd Street 7A1

435 East 52nd Street 7A1 - Midtown East,  NYC - Web #:16244890 Emily R. Fuller, Lic. Assoc. R.E. Broker Tel: (212) 381-4242 - Cell: (917) 841-3652 efuller@halstead.com Brian Lewis, Lic. Assoc. R.E. Broker Tel: (212) 381-2252 - Cell: (646) 228-7241 blewis@halstead.com

50 Central Park West 7C

50 Central Park West 7C - Upper West Side,  NYC - Web #:16135509 Brian Lewis, Lic. Assoc. R.E. Broker Tel: (212) 381-2252 - Cell: (646) 228-7241 blewis@halstead.com

1040 Park Avenue 4G1

1040 Park Avenue 4G1 - Upper East Side,  NYC - Web #:16141287 Brian Lewis, Lic. Assoc. R.E. Broker Tel: (212) 381-2252 - Cell: (646) 228-7241 blewis@halstead.com

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Greta Garbo's Midtown Apartment Hits Market
Greta Garbo's Midtown Apartment Hits Market

GARBO. Hollywood legend, timeless beauty, elegant, sensuous, mysterious, iconic. Halstead is proud to present the former East Side Co-op of Greta Garbo, located in the exclusive Campanile at 450 East 52nd Street. This was her home for nearly 40 years, a resplendent refuge with the grace and sophistication one would...
Tuesday, March 28, 2017

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

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