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Julie Leedes Bienstock

Julie Leedes Bienstock

Licensed Real Estate Salesperson
Village Office

jBienstock@halstead.com

Tel: (212) 521-5785

2018 STRATEGY STAR AWARD RECIPIENT
2018, 2015 SAPPHIRE CLUB
2015 MOST VIEWED VIDEO AWARD - 98,742 views

Julie Leedes Bienstock is committed to providing incomparable customer service for all of your real estate needs. Having had many of her own New York City real estate transactions, she appreciates that finding or selling a home is one of life’s most important decisions and takes great pride in being able to understand her clients’ needs and successfully execute on their goals.

Julie has lived and worked in New York City for more than 20 years. Prior to real estate, her years of stage acting and her experience as a theatre professional led her to a career as a teaching artist for the prestigious Manhattan Theatre Club and the Tony Award-winning education department of Theatre Development Fund. As a teaching artist, she created and led theatre workshops in preparation for bringing NYC students to Broadway and Off-Broadway plays; helped students create their own theatre in after-school programs; and moderated post-show discussions between the audiences, performers, and creative teams for Broadway plays.

A career in real estate was a logical and exciting transition for this former educator and stage and screen actor, dynamic people person, and someone whose former career had her using her Metrocard up to seven times a day. In her 20+ years as a New Yorker, Julie has lived in numerous neighborhoods and knows this city inside and out. But she never tires of learning more and sharing her knowledge of all this great city has to offer.

After 20 years in Manhattan, Julie moved into a new development condo in DUMBO seven years ago. She recently sold that apartment (in a week!) to purchase a larger apartment just three blocks away in one of DUMBO's iconic prewar buildings. Julie definitely enjoys sharing her real estate expertise with her clients all over Manhattan and Brooklyn, but really shines as a DUMBO ambassador. She has become well-known and trusted by many as the DUMBO neighborhood specialist.

Julie is always happy to take your call, and looks forward to being a part of the milestone that is your real estate transaction.

"Julie handled the recent sale of our DUMBO condo with flawless professionalism. Selling your home can be a stressful process, but Julie was a calm and guiding force throughout, which meant everything to us. She took the time and care to transform our apartment into a beautiful place that highlighted all its best features, and the difference was profound. We trusted her expertise and it paid off better than we could've imagined; she sold our apartment to the first people who walked in the door and at full ask. Julie has a true appreciation of the emotional component of selling your home, an eye for detail and the business savvy of the market to make any real estate transaction a success. We're looking to purchase our next apartment now, knowing that Julie is someone we wholeheartedly trust to guide us in the right direction." - Katie K.
"My husband and I contacted Julie to rent, and later, to sell our DUMBO loft. We loved working with Julie on both transactions and recommend her professionalism, enthusiasm and market savvy to anyone considering the sale or rental of their apartment." - Stephanie B.
"Working with Julie on selling our home was a dream. She was knowledgeable, personable, patient, efficient, and effective. She delivered in every stage of the process and we could not have been more thrilled with her performance or the results." - Maamoun J.
"Julie was fabulous to work with. She marketed our Brooklyn coop with her unique brand of professional enthusiasm, and provided sound and immensely helpful advice every step of the way. Her skill in effectively and ethically negotiating multiple offers secured us a strong deal that was not only well over ask, but had no trouble getting through a stringent board approval process." - Zach V. and Amy F.
“I cannot recommend Julie highly enough. She is both knowledgeable and well connected, and was able to not only show me many apartments that met my requirements, but also offer advice and information regarding types of buildings and locations. She was never pushy and only ever had my best interests in mind. Her patience during my search was unparalleled and I was thrilled with the final results!” – Natalie D.
“Jeff and I are certain that this move would not have been possible without your expertise. We had exhausted our options and were very downtrodden about the moving process when Travis put us in contact. You knew exactly which neighborhood would be suitable for our budget and our desired lifestyle and found us an apartment in less than a week! More importantly, you were our quarterback throughout the entire process and worked tirelessly to make sure that we got the apartment we wanted. You made it easy! For that, we are ever grateful! Thanks again.” - Camille C.
“Julie’s help in navigating the NYC marketplace was invaluable to my wife and I as we were planning our relocation. Her constant attention to every detail made our move almost frictionless.” – Jim N.
“Julie Leedes is that rare individual who understands the importance of long-term relationship-building. While most people in a sales capacity can't help but "always be closing," to quote David Mamet in Glengarry Glen Ross, Julie takes an entirely refreshing approach to real estate. She actually takes the time to listen and get to know her clients individually, which allows her to get a firm grasp on what her clients are actually looking for. She has no agenda but figuring out what a prospect wants and then working creatively, tirelessly and aggressively to fulfill that person's objective. She does it with warmth, grace, humor and good cheer. She is a delight to partner with and I'm happy and relieved to know that whenever I need to wade back into the NYC real estate market, I'll have Julie Leedes at my side.” - Hank H. K.

Halstead Manhattan, LLC

Current Listings

Past Closings

The following are selected closed transactions in which Julie Leedes Bienstock represented the buyer, the seller, or both:

TOWNHOUSES
COOPERATIVES AND CONDOMINIUMS
RENTALS

Recent Press

What $1.5M Buys In NYC Right Now

Curbed - Friday, March 1, 2019

Manhattan Co-op And Condo Market 2018 Wrap-Up

The Cooperator - Thursday, January 17, 2019

Living In: Dumbo, Brooklyn: Preserved In Amber. Sort Of.

New York Times - Wednesday, January 16, 2019

The Hottest New Condo Trend Is Reusing Old Buildings

New York Post - Wednesday, November 8, 2017

How To Elevate Your Client Profile

Real Estate Weekly - Friday, September 16, 2016

Have You Heard: Equity Writer Amy Fox Draws Power Crowd To Chick Flick

Real Estate Weekly - Thursday, September 1, 2016

On The Market In New York City

New York Times - Sunday, November 22, 2015

Featured Blog Posts

The LUXURY Market That You Haven’t Heard
The Luxury Market That You Haven’T Heard

There is a new way to define luxury in the NYC Real Estate Market these days, and even if your listing isn’t what you have read is at a “luxury price point,” you might actually be a “luxury listing!”
Wednesday, October 17, 2018

Celebrate TriBeCa, It Has It All...
Celebrate Tribeca, It Has It All...

TriBeCa has it all; shopping, architecture and, of course, location. In fact, TriBeCa IS the location, if you ask our own Julie Leedes Bienstock. Join her on a video tour of this incredible neighborhood and find out for yourself!
Wednesday, October 12, 2016

Julie Leedes on Importance of Video Marketing
Julie Leedes On Importance Of Video Marketing

Real estate listings with video are up to 13 times more engaged upon than listings without video. According to Halstead.com data, this figure is based on the length of time a website visitor spends on a listing page. One such Halstead agent that is best in class when it comes...
Tuesday, August 9, 2016

Julie Leedes on How to Win An Apartment...
Julie Leedes On How To Win An Apartment...

By now you have read my posts on “being prepared” and the “do’s and don’ts of shopping” – and if you haven’t (or need a refresher) just click the hyper links provided!
Monday, March 21, 2016

Watch Our Latest NYC Market Report Webshow
Watch Our Latest NYC Market Report Webshow

Join Halstead Property Chief Economist Greg Heym as he breaks down the 4th Quarter 2015 Manhattan real estate market. Our latest New York Behind the Numbers was filmed on location at 250 West Street in Tribeca at a 2-bedroom, 3.5-bath condo represented by Clara Fronda and Joseph Truglio. Greg is...
Wednesday, February 10, 2016

How to Win An Apartment with Tight Inventory
How To Win An Apartment With Tight Inventory

Do you like to win? I do. I really like it! A lot. I also really like to share. When I discovered the best hair colorist in the city, I told everyone. When people tell me I look youthful, I tell them the wonders of Botox and ask if they’d...
Tuesday, November 24, 2015

Winning Apartments in Tight Inventory Markets
Winning Apartments In Tight Inventory Markets

If you read part one; BE PREPARED of this blog post on HOW TO WIN AN APRTMENT IN A TIGHT INVENTORY MARKET, then you are ready to win your dream apartment. Good for you! You’ve done your homework. You have made it to part 2! This is the FUN part! Now...
Tuesday, October 20, 2015

Tour DUMBO Brooklyn w/ Julie Leedes Bienstock
Tour Dumbo Brooklyn W/ Julie Leedes Bienstock

Join Halstead Property agent Julie Leedes Bienstock on an exciting tour of Dumbo, Brooklyn in this Halstead ProperTV production. Julie takes viewers around Dumbo to show off all that the neighborhood has to offer in street art, food, scenery and architecture. The first stop are two walls outside the F...
Monday, July 6, 2015

Julie Leedes on New Development in DUMBO
Julie Leedes On New Development In Dumbo

As a broker that lives in DUMBO, and focuses a large majority of my business in the neighborhood I am often asked questions about new developments coming to the area, thus, it seemed appropriate that I dedicate a LEEDES THROUGH THE NEIGHBORHOOD blog post to this! The information below primarily...
Friday, March 7, 2014

Leedes Through Neighborhood - Mon Petit DUMBO
Leedes Through Neighborhood - Mon Petit Dumbo

Do you take advantage of all of the cultural happenings that New York City has to offer? If you live in NYC, there is a lot of stuff going on! I take great pride in being a New Yorker. In large part it’s because of the creative experience opportunities that...
Friday, February 7, 2014

1 John Street #11F - Dumbo, Brooklyn, NY

1 John Street #11F - Dumbo, Brooklyn, NY - Web #: 19385350 Julie Leedes Bienstock, Lic. R.E. Salesperson Tel: (212) 521-5785 jbienstock@halstead.com

Sneak Peek Inside 237 Lafayette Street - Soho, 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: Richard Orenstein, Lic. Assoc. R.E. Broker Tel: (212) 381-4248 rorenstein@halstead.com Julie Leedes Bienstock, Lic. R.E. Salesperson Tel: (212) 521-5785 jbienstock@halstead.com

Sneak Peek Inside 51 Jay Street #Th - Dumbo, Brooklyn, 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: Julie Leedes Bienstock, Lic. R.E. Salesperson Tel: (212) 521-5785 jbienstock@halstead.com Richard Orenstein, Lic. Assoc. R.E. Broker Tel: (212) 381-4248 rorenstein@halstead.com

Sneak Peek Inside 6 Cortlandt Alley 5thfl - Tribeca,  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: Richard Orenstein, Lic. Assoc. R.E. Broker Tel: (212) 381-4248 rorenstein@halstead.com Julie Leedes Bienstock, Lic. R.E. Salesperson Tel: (212) 521-5785 jbienstock@halstead.com

Sneak Peek Inside 42 Main Street 8d - Dumbo,  Brooklyn, 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: Renee Fishman, Lic. Assoc. R.E. Broker Tel: (212) 381-2392 rfishman@halstead.com Julie Leedes Bienstock, Lic. R.E. Salesperson Tel: (212) 521-5785 jbienstock@halstead.com

Lower East Side Tour With Julie Leedes Bienstock And Anna Shagalov

Go on a fun and informative tour of the Lower East Side with Julie Leedes Bienstock and Anna Shagalov.

Tribeca According To Julie Leedes Bienstock

TriBeCa has it all; shopping, architecture and, of course, location. In fact, TriBeCa IS the location, if you ask our own Julie Leedes Bienstock.

Meet Julie Leedes Bienstock

Julie Leedes Bienstock is committed to providing incomparable customer service for all of your real estate needs. Having had many of her own New York City real estate transactions, she appreciates that finding or selling a home is one of life’s most important decisions and takes great pride in being able to understand her clients’ needs and successfully execute on...

Sneak Peek Inside 346 Bond Street 2b

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: Kris Sylvester, Lic. Assoc. R.E. Broker Tel: (212) 381-6557 - Cell: (646) 456-5217 ksylvester@halstead.com Julie Leedes Bienstock, Lic. R.E. Salesperson Tel: (212) 521-5785 jbienstock@halstead.com

Sneak Peek Inside View Over Time: 364 St Marks Avenue Ph6b

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: Kris Sylvester, Lic. Assoc. R.E. Broker Tel: (212) 381-6557 - Cell: (646) 456-5217 ksylvester@halstead.com Julie Leedes Bienstock, Lic. R.E. Salesperson Tel: (212) 521-5785 jbienstock@halstead.com ...

Sneak Peek Inside 364 St Marks Avenue Ph6b

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: Kris Sylvester, Lic. Assoc. R.E. Broker Tel: (212) 381-6557 - Cell: (646) 456-5217 ksylvester@halstead.com Julie Leedes Bienstock, Lic. R.E. Salesperson Tel: (212) 521-5785 jbienstock@halstead.com

2016 Halstead Property Annual Meeting Highlights

Take in the Sights and Sounds from the 2016 Halstead Property Annual Meeting that took place on March 3, 2016 at Cipriani's 42nd Street. It was a celebration of our "Best Year Ever" intertwined with a reminder of just how far we have come!

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