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Dorothy Somekh

Dorothy Somekh

Licensed Associate Real Estate Broker
Park Avenue Office

dsomekh@halstead.com

Tel: (212) 381-2265
Cell: (917) 299-6670

Languages Spoken:      HEBREW, ENGLISH

Over the years Dorothy has embraced and excelled in all of her endeavors thanks to a natural drive to lead and an innate desire to make a difference. Initially trained as a special education teacher, Dorothy realized her passion for people, penchant for service and savvy for business early on. “In 1972, I traded teaching for a different kind of education that led to my lifelong career in Manhattan real estate.” Her diverse expertise in the areas of development as well as residential rentals and sales has afforded her not only success in her field, but an invaluable knowledge of the management, design, finances and investment value of some of the city’s most prominent well-run buildings.

Professional Summary

Dorothy began in real estate as manager of a small development firm where she provided on-site oversight of the company's fast-growing portfolio of residential rental properties. On occasion she also consulted with outside architectural firms on the design of new units plus played a role in property acquisition, which laid the foundation for her extensive knowledge base of the investment side of real estate.

In 1980 Dorothy ventured into entrepreneurialism and founded Somek Realty Co., a firm focused on property sales and rentals as well as real estate investments. Later in the 80s, she along with industry leader Clark Halstead, served as a member of the steering committee of the residential division of the Real Estate Board of New York, establishing a place for the residential real estate industry within REBNY.

Another defining moment in her career was her role as a key figure in the marketing of Three Lincoln Center, another building managed by Rose Associates, and recognized as one of the most beautifully designed and highly sought-after residences on the Upper West Side. In 1991 she rented the units for the original sponsor, and from 1993-96 sold more than 50 percent of the building. During this time she received the prestigious Regional Salesperson of the Year Award at the National Sales & Marketing Awards for achieving the highest volume of new construction sales in the entire Northeast region.

Following the completion of Three Lincoln Center, Dorothy resumed her brokerage business operating as an independent broker under Somek Realty Group, Inc. As a full-service broker, she provided management, rental and sales services primarily for Upper West Side luxury properties and generated a significant volume of repeat business from loyal customers.

Throughout her illustrious career she possessed a keen eye for development and construction. This inspired her to enter the building and renovation business and apply her vast knowledge to help her developers, who repeatedly called upon her expertise to create a superior product – always a touch above the rest. Challenging herself once again, she joined Halstead Property, LLC on May 1, 2001 where she continues to specialize in condominium sales.

At Halstead, she has continuously been a member of the Producers Council, the Gold and Platinum Circle, the Sapphire Club, The Emerald Club and the Diamond Club (Sales of $10,000,000 or more) and has consistently been in the top 5% of her company. She is a graduate of the NYRS (New York Real Estate Specialist) program.

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My verbal Hebrew is more fluent that my reading. In order not to miss anything, please write your correspondence in English, thank you.

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מועדון התפוקה

חוג הפלטינה

סוכנת שותפה

דורותי סומך למדה להיות מורה בחינוך מיוחד ומהווה גורם פעיל בשוק הנדל"ן למגורים במנהטן כבר יותר מ-27 שנים.

היא הצטרפה למקצוע הנדל"ן בראשית שנות השבעים כמנהלת של חברת פיתוח קטנה. עם צמיחת החברה צמחו גם תפקידיה של דורותי. היא סיפקה ניהול באתר של נכסי הנדל"ן למגורים – להשכרה – ולעיתים ייעצה לחברות ארכיטקטורה חיצוניות בנוגע לעיצוב יחידות דיור חדשות. היא שיחקה תפקיד גם ברכישת נכסים ובכך החלה לבנות מערך ידע נרחב לגבי צד ההשקעות של הנדל"ן.

דורותי עזבה את החברה בשנת 1980 כדי להקים את חברת Somekh Realty Co., שהתמקדה במכירה והשכרה, כמו גם בהשקעות בתחום הנדל"ן. עם קלארק האלסטד היא שימשה כחברה בוועדת ההיגוי של מועצת הנדל"ן של ניו יורק (REBNY) בסוף שנות השמונים. מאמציה סייעו לסלילת דרכה של תעשיית הנדל"ן למגורים במסגרת ה-REBNY.

בעת שגידלה את ילדיה היתה דורותי דמות מפתח בשיווק בניין Three Lincoln Center, שזכה להוקרה כאחד הבניינים המעוצבים והנחשקים ביותר באפר איסט אנד. בשנת 1991 היא השכירה יחידות דיור עבור נותן-החסות המקורי, ומשנת 1993 ועד 1994 מכרה יותר מחמישים אחוז מהבניין. בשנים 1995-1996 היא זכתה בפרס היוקרתי כאשת השנה במכירות נדל"ן באזור בטקס הענקת הפרסים הלאומי למכירות ושיווק, משום שהגיעה לנפח המכירות הגדול ביותר של בנייה חדשה באזור הצפון-מזרחי.

לאחר השלמת בניין Three Lincoln Center חזרה דורותי לעסקי הסוכנות שלה ופעלה כסוכנת עצמאית במסגרת קבוצת Somekh Realty Group, Inc.. במסגרת סוכנות הנדל"ן שהציעה את טווח השירותים המלא היא הציע שירותי ניהול, שכירות ומכירות, במיוחד עבור נכסים יוקרתיים באפר איסט אנד. לקוחותיה המרוצים חזרו אליה שוב ושוב והניבו נפח עסקאות משמעותי.

דורותי החליטה לאתגר את עצמה שוב והצטרפה לחברת האלסטד ב-1 במאי 2001. היא ממשיכה להתמחות במכירת דירות קונדומיניום ובחוזי שכירות יוקרתיים באפר איסט אנד, כפי שהיא עושה מאז ראשית שנות התשעים. מאז שהצטרפה לחברת האלסטד היא נהנית מעמדתה ב-20% העליונים של החברה, בעת שהיא מצמיחה את עסקיה בה.

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Current Listings

Past Closings

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

TOWNHOUSES
COOPERATIVES AND CONDOMINIUMS
RENTALS

Recent Press

Residential Architecture Trends

The Cooperator - Tuesday, May 01, 2018

Choosing Between A Condo And A Co-op

The Cooperator - Thursday, February 15, 2018

NYc’S Ultra Luxury Rentals Are Dropping In Price

Jewish Voice - Wednesday, June 14, 2017

The Ultraluxury Rental Market Falls To Earth

The Real Deal - Thursday, June 01, 2017

Determining The Value Of Your Apartment Before Selling It

The Cooperator - Thursday, June 01, 2017

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The Cooperator - Thursday, May 04, 2017

The Best – And Worst – Of New York

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The Cooperator - Thursday, October 13, 2016

New York’S Second Avenue Waits For Building Plans To Jell

Wall Street Journal - Thursday, December 18, 2014

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New York Times - Thursday, September 12, 2013

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Sneak Peek Inside 322 West 57th Street 17s - Midtown West,  NYc

This property is now closed or no longer available. Take a sneak peek at this property and if you are interested in something comparable, please reach out to: Dorothy Somekh, Lic. Assoc. R.E. Broker Tel: (212) 381-2265 - Cell: (917) 299-6670 dsomekh@halstead.com

Sneak Peek Inside 322 West 57th Street 53s - Midtown West,  NYc

This property is now closed or no longer available. Take a sneak peek at this property and if you are interested in something comparable, please reach out to: Dorothy Somekh, Lic. Assoc. R.E. Broker Tel: (212) 381-2265 - Cell: (917) 299-6670 dsomekh@halstead.com

Sneak Peek Inside 322 West 57th Street 53s - Midtown West,  NYc

This property is now closed or no longer available. Take a sneak peek at this property and if you are interested in something comparable, please reach out to: Dorothy Somekh, Lic. Assoc. R.E. Broker Tel: (212) 381-2265 - Cell: (917) 299-6670 dsomekh@halstead.com

Sneak Peek Inside 322 West 57th Street 50s - Midtown West,  NYc

This property is now closed or no longer available. Take a sneak peek at this property and if you are interested in something comparable, please reach out to: Dorothy Somekh, Lic. Assoc. R.E. Broker Tel: (212) 381-2265 - Cell: (917) 299-6670 dsomekh@halstead.com

Sneak Peek Inside A View Over Time: 322 West 57th Street Ph57k

This property is now closed or no longer available. Take a sneak peek at this property and if you are interested in something comparable, please reach out to: Dorothy Somekh, Lic. Assoc. R.E. Broker Tel: (212) 381-2265 - Cell: (917) 299-6670 dsomekh@halstead.com

Sneak Peek Inside 322 West 57th Street Ph57k

This property is now closed or no longer available. Take a sneak peek at this property and if you are interested in something comparable, please reach out to: Dorothy Somekh Lic. Assoc. R.E. Broker Tel: (212) 381-2265 Cell: (917) 299-6670 dsomekh@halstead.com

Sneak Peek Inside View From Above: 265 Moses Lane

This property is now closed or no longer available. Take a sneak peek at this property and if you are interested in something comparable, please reach out to: Dorothy Somekh Owner/Broker Tel: (212) 381-2265 Cell: (917) 299-6670 dsomekh@halstead.com Maritza Jimenez Tel: 631.702.7515 Cell: 631.525.2926 maritzajimenez@halstead.com

Sneak Peek Inside View From Above: 255 Moses Lane - Southampton, NY

This property is now closed or no longer available. Take a sneak peek at this property and if you are interested in something comparable, please reach out to: Dorothy Somekh Owner/Broker Tel: (212) 381-2265 Cell: (917) 299-6670 dsomekh@halstead.com Maritza Jimenez Tel: 631.702.7515 Cell: 631.525.2926 maritzajimenez@halstead.com

Sneak Peek Inside 322 West 57th Street 30k

This property is now closed or no longer available. Take a sneak peek at this property and if you are interested in something comparable, please reach out to: Dorothy Somekh Lic. Assoc. R.E. Broker Tel: (212) 381-2265 Cell: (917) 299-6670 dsomekh@halstead.com

Sneak Peek Inside 215 East 80th Street 2d

This property is now closed or no longer available. Take a sneak peek at this property and if you are interested in something comparable, please reach out to: Dorothy Somekh Lic. Assoc. R.E. Broker Tel: (212) 381-2265 Cell: (917) 299-6670 dsomekh@halstead.com

Dorothy Somekh And Brian Lewis Featured On Voiceamerica 03.17.15

Dorothy Somekh and Brian Lewis two of the top agents at Halstead Property and in NYC for that matter, speak to Vince Rocco on VoiceAmerica on March 18th on how top brokers run their businesses, what makes them successful, and share any tips for new agents entering the field.

Sneak Peek Inside 200 East 74th Street 21cd

This property is now closed or no longer available. Take a sneak peek at this property and if you are interested in something comparable, please reach out to: Dorothy Somekh Lic. Assoc. R.E. Broker Tel: (212) 381-2265 Cell: (917) 299-6670 dsomekh@halstead.com

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