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David Wagenheim

David Wagenheim

Licensed Real Estate Salesperson
East Side Office

dwagenheim@halstead.com

Tel: (212) 317-7880
Cell: (212) 920-9217

Languages Spoken:      SPANISH, ENGLISH

2015, 2017 Broker of the Year - East Side Office
Producers Council - Top 5% of the company
Diamond Club Member - ($10M+)

It is often said, ‘find what you love to do, and you will never work a day in your life’. I feel blessed and grateful that my passion in life is something that allows me to fulfill other people’s dreams by finding them their perfect home. The icing on the cake is that I get to do it in one of the most exciting cities in the world, New York City.

I have continually been recognized as a top producer in my office, was once again named the number one agent for gross commissions, am a member of the prestigious Producer’s Council placing me in the top 5% company-wide, as well as Halstead's Diamond Club which is for agents that have sold properties of $10M or more.

With over 15 years of experience I have worked with first time home buyers as well as seasoned buyers. I have helped my clients sell and purchase condos, co-ops, and lofts throughout Manhattan, Brooklyn and the Bronx. What sets me apart is that I treat each and every transaction as if it was my own money. Furthermore, when you hire me, you are getting me and not an assistant. I am present and available to you each and every step of the way seven days a week.

I am also adept at working with foreign clients having been the exclusive real estate agent for over a decade for several relocation companies working with such prestigious firms as L’Oreal, BNP Paribas Bank, Fortis Bank, JWT Advertising, KPMG, and Anheuser Busch, to name a few.

Additionally, I have represented landlords as the exclusive agent for numerous rental buildings, as well as individual investors.What I love most about what I do, is that no day is ever the same. I have gotten to meet and work with fun and interesting people from all over the world. From students, to families, to CEO’s, to celebrities there is no greater joy for me than to walk around this great city looking at some of the most amazing properties anywhere until we find you the right one. In addition to getting you the best deal, my goal is to make the process fun and stress free. I mean come on we’re looking at real estate in New York City! How fun is that!!

Born in San Juan, Puerto Rico, I was raised in Buffalo, New York and then Maplewood, New Jersey from the time I was 8 years old. I graduated Rutgers University with a Liberal Arts degree. Though I have always been drawn to sales, I took a detour when I moved to Miami, Florida and pursued both acting and producing in film and television in the Hispanic market. Being fluent in Spanish I worked in commercials, soap operas, a sitcom, as well as produced a Spanish language cooking show with Latin celebrities and personalities. That experience led me back to New York City where I became a freelance entertainment reporter for the Spanish language network Univision, where I interviewed actors, producers, and directors in both Spanish and English.

Eventually my true calling came beckoning and I found myself answering an ad for an assistant to a top producer at a real estate firm. I have never looked back. When I am not working, I love to read, watch films, and travel. I am a bit of a beach junkie, so any destination with sun, ocean and sand makes me happy. I have been in New York City since 2002, and though I have helped my clients sell and purchase their homes in almost every neighborhood, my family and I reside and call the Upper West Side home.

I am proud to say that all of my business has been referral based. I look forward to working with you.

“I met David about 10 years ago through work, where he assisted our employees, who were transferred to New York City, in their housing search. From the beginning I was impressed by David’s professionalism, his great knowledge of the New York City real estate market, his ability to explain its specificities to our employees who were relocating from abroad, as well as his incredible patience and organizational skills. It was only logical that I would turn to David when I decided to sell my apartment and buy a new one. David was amazing throughout the entire process. He was a constant source of encouragement and support, and was incredible in his dealings with all the parties involved.” Christine D. – Transferee liaison, Seller, Buyer
“We are a family of 5, and having moved more than 8 times across the globe in the last 20 years, we are very familiar with the nuances of finding a new place to live. David’s command and understanding of the real estate market, the needs of his customers, and his emotional intelligence, are critical skills that made our lives much easier during the search. I would recommend him to any of my colleagues blindly.” Frank and Monica A. – Buyers, Sellers
“Thank you very much for your collaboration. I truly found in you someone who is very professional and trustworthy, where I received much more than is expected from a business relationship.” Marcelo L. – Seller
“My wife and I were moving from Belgium to NYC and were looking to buy our first apartment. Since the beginning he showed his real great character. Always open to our feedback, he was really helpful and patient, and was always prompt with replies which we found amazing. At all times he was sensitive to our needs and preferences, and absolutely trustworthy, accurate, and reliable. Given we were foreigners buying our first property in a new city, he helped us understand the buying process in the U.S. We always felt he had our best interests in mind.” Roberto and Camila S. – Buyers
“David and I met when I was considering relocating from Portland, Oregon to New York to take a new job. After several months and trips to NYC I found my perfect condo-op. His professionalism is outstanding! He remained in contact whether I was on the road, in Portland, or in NYC, always available to discuss my concerns and questions. My purchase was somewhat challenging because my real estate attorney was not as client oriented as David. Nevertheless, rather than join me in my frustration, David continued to provide excellent advice and counsel, well after the Purchase Agreement was signed. I am extremely grateful and thankful to have met and worked with David. He’s a star in his industry.” Sonja H. – Buyer

Halstead Property, LLC

Se dice, ‘si encuentras lo que amas hacer, nunca trabajaras un dia en tu vida’. Me siento bendecido y agradecido que mi pasion es algo que me permite satisfacer los suenos de otros en encontrarles su hogar perfecto. Aun mejor es que logro hacerlo en una de las ciudades mas facinantes del mundo, Nueva York.

Continuamente he sido reconocido como un agente superior en mi oficina, nuevamente fui nombrado como el agente numero uno en comisiones brutas, formo parte del prestigioso grupo Producer’s Council que me pone entre el 5% mas exitosos de la compania entera, y tambien el Diamond Club de Halstead que es para agentes que han vendido propiedades de $10M o mas.

Con mas de 15 anos de experiencia he trabajado con compradores novatos al igual veteranos. He vendido y comprado condos, co-ops, y lofts por todo Manhattan, Brooklyn, y el Bronx. Lo que me distingue es que trato cada transaccion como si fuera mi propio dinero. Ademas, cuando me contratas a mi, me consigues a mi y no un asistente. Estoy presente y a tu disposicion en cada paso de la transaccion siete dias a la semana.

Tambien soy adepto a trabajar con clientes del extranjero ya que fui el agente exclusivo por mas de una decada para varias companias de reubicacion trabajando con empresas de prestigio como L’Oreal, BNP Paribas Bank, Fortis Bank, JWT Advertising, KPMG, y Anheuser Busch, entre otras.

Adicionalmente, he representado varios propietarios como el agente exclusivo de sus edificios de alquiler, al igual a inversionistas individuales.Lo que mas amo de mi trabajo, es que no hay dia igual. He conseguido conocer y trabajar con gente divertida e interesante de muchas partes del mundo. Desde estudiantes, a familias, a ejecutivos, y celebridades , para mi no hay mayor alegria que poder caminar por esta gran ciudad viendo propiedades extraordinarias hasta que encontremos la mejor para ti. Ademas de consequirte el mejor acuerdo, mi meta es crear un atmosfera divertida y sin estres. Digo vamos, estamos viendo propiedades en Nueva York! Que divertido es, no?!!

Nacido en San Juan, Puerto Rico, fui criado en Buffalo, New York, y luego Maplewood, New Jersey desde que tenia 8 anos de edad. Me gradue de la Universdad de Rutgers con una licenciatura en artes liberales. Aunque siempre me han atraido las ventas, publicidad y hoteles, tome un desvio cuando me mude a Miami, Florida y segui una carrera en actuacion y produccion en peliculas y television en el mercado hispano. Siendo fluente en espanol, trabaje en comerciales, telenovelas, comedias, asi como produje un programa de cocina con celebridades y personalidades del mundo Latino. La experiencia me llevo de regreso a Nueva York donde trabaje como reportero de entretenimiento independiente entrevistando actores, productores, y directores, en ingles y espanol, para la cadena hispana Univision. Eventualmente mi verdara vocacion me fue llamando y me encontre contestando una advertencia para ser un asistente de unagente superior en una empresa de bienes raices. Nunca he mirado atras. Cuando no estoy trabajando, me encanta leer, ver peliculas, y viajar. Soy adicto a la playa, asi que cualquier destino con sol, mar y arena me hace feliz. He vivido en Nueva York desde el 2002, y aunque he ayudado a mis clientes vender y comprar sus hogares en casi cada barrio, donde mi familia y yo residimos y llamamos casa es el Upper West Side.

Me enorgullese decir que todo mi negocio ha sido a base de referencias. Espero con interes trabjar con usted.

Halstead Property, LLC

Past Closings

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

TOWNHOUSES
COOPERATIVES AND CONDOMINIUMS
RENTALS

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