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Leanne Stella

Leanne Stella

Licensed Real Estate Salesperson
Harlem Office


Tel: (212) 381-2592
Cell: (917) 273-4405

Leanne Stella epitomizes the true hustle that is the hallmark New York City success. With a long career producing arts and cultural events across the city, she's uniquely qualified to navigate the city's neighborhoods and buildings, always with an eye towards beauty and design.

Leanne produced some of the largest art and antiques fairs on the East Coast in the 90’s and early 2000’s as President of Stella Show Management Company, operator of the Triple Pier Antiques Show. Her passion for art and architecture led her, quite naturally, to a career in real estate, an industry that first piqued her interest at age 19, when she bought, renovated, and flipped a series of restaurants and mixed use buildings. In the decades since, she’s bought and sold a number of properties throughout Manhattan, expanding her already-impressive network of art and antique collectors, architects, designers, and real estate developers.

Leanne lives and works in Harlem and as the founder of Art In FLUX, a Harlem based arts initiative, she is deeply invested in the neighborhood. FLUX creates opportunities for artists by reclaiming underutilized space for art and procuring commissions and projects for artists. The organization is built on the philosophy that by merging artistic, commercial, and community interests, a community in flux can increase accessibility to the arts and maintain artists as stakeholders.

Clients working with Leanne value her experience and commitment. She is the ally with a keen eye that you want guiding you through the process of buying or selling your home.

“Leanne, I just wanted to thank you for all your help in selling my apt at 17 West 64th St. Your follow-up on details and overall diligence were of great significance in getting this done!” - Diane S.
“So grateful to Leanne Stella for all of her hard work to make sure all of our needs were met. We're super happy with our place!” – Liza F.
“Coming from out of town and unfamiliar with the city, I needed to find the right apartment in just a short, three-day trip. I was lucky to connect with Leanne Stella, who couldn't have given me better or more thorough help. She was quick to understand what I was looking for. She had a range of places (both in terms of price and location) lined up for me to see and was good at putting each place we saw into a bigger picture, giving me a handle on what I was looking at. As a result, I felt that even in a short time I got a comprehensive look at possible places and was able to narrow my search confidently to a few really good choices. When it came to actually renting one of them (not a simple matter), Leanne was knowledgeable about the process and attentive to details on my behalf. She anticipated and prevented problems. From start to finish, she was looking out for me and was both tireless and effective.” – Kevin W.
“After relocating from NJ to NY and subletting in Harlem for about a year I fell in love with the neighborhood. When my sublet term was over the last thing I wanted to do was move away from the area. I was desperate to find a nice apartment there that I could afford. To that end I worked with the wonderful Leanne Stella. She tirelessly looked and showed me several apartments throughout Harlem until we found the right fit for me. She was patient, always on time for our appointments, and gave me the full scoop about the places I was interested in. She was proactive and encouraging even when I felt less enthusiastic about the prospect of finding something. She knows the neighborhood like the back of her hand and was able to give me pointers about things like shopping, restaurants, and overall quality of the areas I was looking at. I'm happy to say that I now live in a place that's just right for me and which I plan to stay in for the foreseeable future, all thanks to Leanne!” – Henone G.

Halstead Manhattan, LLC

Current Listings

Past Closings

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


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Monday, January 29, 2018

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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: Leanne Stella, Lic. R.E. Salesperson Tel: (212) 381-2592 - Cell: (917) 273-4405 lstella@halstead.com Karen A. Gastiaburo, Lic. Assoc. R.E. Broker Tel: (212) 381-2507 -...

Leanne Stella Talks Harlem Real Estate And The Arts

Join Leanne Stella, co-founder of Gastiaburo + Stella at Halstead real estate, as she talks about her 4th Quarter Market Report 2017 and arts with host Danny Tisdale, on The Danny Tisdale Show.

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