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Brian Lewis

Brian Lewis

Licensed Associate Real Estate Broker
Westside Office

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

Languages Spoken:      FRENCH, ENGLISH



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
2014, 2013, 2012 & 2011: Westside Broker of the Year

I appreciate my clients and enjoy my work. For 16 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 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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230 WEST 56TH STREET 60A
230 West 56th Street 60A,  Midtown West,  NYC $8,950,000
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Condominium
4 beds  /  4.5 baths
Web #: 12857793

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Attended Lobby
Garage
Pet Friendly

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Brian Lewis (212) 381-2252
440 RIVERSIDE DRIVE DUPLEX1
440 Riverside Drive Duplex1,  Upper Manhattan,  NYC $3,750,000
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Cooperative
5 beds  /  3.0 baths
Web #: 12962583

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Attended Lobby
Pet Friendly
Storage

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Brian Lewis (212) 381-2252
540 WEST 49TH STREET PH6N
540 West 49th Street PH6N,  Midtown West,  NYC $3,100,000
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Condominium
2 beds  /  2.0 baths
Web #: 9280154

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Attended Lobby
Outdoor Space
Health Club
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Brian Lewis (212) 381-2252
Stephen McArdle (212) 521-5788
540 WEST 49TH STREET
540 West 49th Street,  Midtown West,  NYC $3,030,000
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Condominium
2 beds  /  2.0 baths
Web #: 9280147

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Attended Lobby
Outdoor Space
Health Club
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Brian Lewis (212) 381-2252
Stephen McArdle (212) 521-5788
312 WEST 119TH STREET PH5P
312 West 119th Street PH5P,  Upper Manhattan,  NYC $2,800,000
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Condominium
3 beds  /  2.5 baths
Web #: 12914514

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Attended Lobby
Outdoor Space
Garage
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Brian Lewis (212) 381-2252
MODERNIST MASTERPIECE
Modernist Masterpiece,  Ghent,  New York $1,950,000
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House
3 beds  /  2.0 baths
Web #: 12314175

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Outdoor Space
Fireplace
Garage

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Brian Lewis (212) 381-2252
DeWayne A. Powell (212) 381-2337
782 WEST END AVENUE PH1
782 West End Avenue PH1,  Upper West Side,  NYC $799,000
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Cooperative
1 bed  /  1.0 bath
Web #: 13035541

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Pet Friendly
Storage
Washer/Dryer

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Brian Lewis (212) 381-2252
5 EAST 17TH STREET
5 East 17th Street,  Union Square,  NYC $25,000 monthly
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Rental
4 beds  /  4.0 baths
Web #: 13029742

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Furnished
Pet Friendly
Washer/Dryer

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Brian Lewis (212) 381-2252
5 EAST 17TH STREET 4TH FLOOR
5 East 17th Street 4th Floor,  Union Square,  NYC $25,000 monthly
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Rental
4 beds  /  4.0 baths
Web #: 12631164

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Pet Friendly
Washer/Dryer

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Brian Lewis (212) 381-2252
442 UNION STREET
442 Union Street,  Carroll Gardens,  Brooklyn,  NY $4,250,000
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Townhouse
5 beds  /  5.5 baths
Web #: 12386605
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Amenities

Outdoor Space

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Brian Lewis (212) 381-2252
Tamara Abir (718) 613-2807

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
RENTALS

All Recent Press

CBC News NetworkCanadian Wind Dampers Hold Sway Over World's Tallest Condos

New York real-estate brokers often talk about a living space's "vibe." But not like this. "I've never felt the building move," Halstead Property's Brian Lewis mused last week from the airy 60th-floor condo he's selling for $8.95 million...
CBC News Network - Monday, August 24, 2015

New York TimesHome Sales Around The New York Region

Gramercy Park Area $315,000 301 East 22nd Street, Gramercy East 1 bathroom 21 weeks on the market 450-sq.-ft. postwar studio co-op; 24-hr. doormen, dining area, seperate kitchen, h/w floors; elevator, laundry room, storage and common roof deck; maintenance $860, 45%...
New York Times - Friday, August 14, 2015

New York TimesKeeping Skyscrapers From Blowing In The Wind

Fueled by a scarcity of land and by demand from multimillionaires willing to pay record prices for helicopter views of Central Park and beyond, Manhattan developers are building ever taller, ever thinner apartment buildings on ever tinier lots. Clustered mostly...
New York Times - Friday, August 07, 2015

The New York Daily NewsMeet Sharon Baum The 75-Year-Old Park Ave Power Broker Who S Been Cozying Up To Taylor Swift And Jennifer Lawrence

Jennifer Lawrence and Taylor Swift’s new bestie is 75 and thinks social media is when Sy Newhouse throws a private cocktail party. Meet Sharon Baum, the no-nonsense, Park Ave. real estate broker who has become the unlikely agent for...
The New York Daily News - Tuesday, July 14, 2015

Wall Street JournalLaw Order Svu Actor Christopher Meloni Lists New York Condo

Christopher Meloni clearly remembers the first time he walked into his 60th floor Manhattan apartment overlooking Central Park. “I will never forget that moment as long as I live,” recalls the actor, who at the time was in the...
Wall Street Journal - Thursday, June 25, 2015

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State And Bond Street Townhouses

Tamara Abir Lic. R.E. Salesperson Tel: (718) 613-2807 tabir@halstead.com Brian Lewis Lic. Assoc. R.E. Broker Tel: (212) 381-2252 Cell: (646) 228-7241 blewis@halstead.com

782 West End Avenue - Upper West Side NYC

Upper West Side, NYC - Web #:13035541 Brian Lewis, Lic. Assoc. R.E. Broker Tel: (212) 381-2252 - Cell: (646) 228-7241 blewis@halstead.com

Behind The Numbers New York 2nd Quarter 2015

Halstead Chief Economist Greg Heym takes us behind the numbers on the state of Manhattan’s residential market in the 2nd quarter of 2015. Greg is joined by top producing broker, Brian Lewis, who exclusively represents 230 West 56th Street Apartment 60A. Greg and Brian discuss market data as they take us through this incredible home that is perched high above...

2025 Broadway 24F

Upper West Side, NYC - Web #:12875733 Brian Lewis Lic. Assoc. R.E. Broker Tel: (212) 381-2252 Cell: (646) 228-7241 blewis@halstead.com

440 Riverside Drive Duplex1

Upper Manhattan, NYC - Web #:12962583 Brian Lewis Lic. Assoc. R.E. Broker Tel: (212) 381-2252 Cell: (646) 228-7241 blewis@halstead.com

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Halstead Has Most Agents on Inman List in US
Halstead Has Most Agents On Inman List In Us

Halstead Property recently topped Inman’s 2015 Most Innovative Agent/Broker list twice as part of its annual Innovator Awards! Mike Akerly of the Aguayo Team at Halstead Property Development Marketing was chosen for his unique approach to marketing new developments and resale listings in Brooklyn. A former real estate attorney,...
Monday, July 20, 2015

Halstead Agents Top Real Trends List
Halstead Agents Top Real Trends List

We are so proud of all of our agents acknowledged in this year’s Wall Street Journal/Real Trends Top Agents List! See below for the full list of agents and teams represented in this prestigious ranking:
Tuesday, July 14, 2015

Brian Lewis Property Film Premiere
Brian Lewis Property Film Premiere

BRIAN LEWIS PROPERTY FILM PREMIERE  Presenting a video tour of 230 West 56th Street, 60A You won’t want to miss Brian Lewis’s latest Halstead ProperTV production: a property film of a stunning Midtown West condo with “dead-on” views of Central Park....
Monday, July 06, 2015

Chelsea Duplex Tour with Brian Lewis
Chelsea Duplex Tour With Brian Lewis

Considered one of the top brokers in the U.S. by the Wall Street Journal, Brian Lewis takes us on an exciting tour of a Chelsea duplex. As usual, Brian shows off the home with humor, but this time he pumps up the charm by narrating in a suave voice. Plus,...
Monday, June 29, 2015

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