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Leanne Stella

Leanne Stella

Licensed Real Estate Salesperson
Harlem Office


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

Gastiaburo + Stella
The Percent for Art Team

Leanne Stella entered her career in real estate through her passion for art and architecture. Having come from an extensive career producing arts and cultural events across New York City, Leanne’s keen eye for beauty and design make her uniquely qualified to support clients in the process of buying or selling a home.

In the 1990s and early 2000s, Leanne managed some of the largest art and antiques fairs on the East Coast as President of Stella Show Management Company. A common thread throughout her career has been her innate ability to bring distinct groups together for a common goal, an asset Leanne brings to negotiations and closings for her clients.

Leanne’s interest in real estate was piqued at age 19 when she bought, renovated, and flipped a series of restaurants and mixed-use buildings. Since then, she has bought and sold a number of properties throughout Manhattan, expanding her already impressive network of architects, designers, and real estate developers.

Having lived in a number of New York City neighborhoods including Greenwich Village and the Upper West Side, Leanne now calls Harlem home. Through her organization Art In FLUX, Leanne initiated public arts exhibitions and programs increasing access to uptown arts by reclaiming underutilized spaces for art. She is guided by the philosophy that by merging artistic, commercial, and community interests, a community in flux can thrive.

Along with Karen Gastiaburo, Leanne is part of Gastiaburo & Stella, The Percent for Art Team.

“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.
“Leanne is truly great, we spent a couple of days chatting via email, one day checking apartments and on the third we closed the lease and signed! We love our place. Apartment hunting in NYC can be a stressful experience and working with a good broker always pays out. Leanne is simply the best in Harlem.” – Ricardo O.
"Leanne was just wonderful from the very beginning of the process all the way to signing the contract and even after. My wife and I relocated from out of the country and looked for an apartment for a long time. Eventually we applied to a HDC program so the process and application were long and especially difficult, even more for us being foreign to it. With all that, Leanne helped us through it step-by-step and was available to our inquires all along the way with patience and high customer service. Highly recommended!" – Abir M.
"My experience with Leanne Stella was phenomenal! I moved to NY from Chicago and all I knew about the process was that it would be complicated. Leanne almost instantly put my mind at ease. She is extremely knowledgeable, understanding, and flexible. I love my place and would recommend her in a heartbeat! Thanks, Leanne!" – Arlener T.
“Leanne was an incredible partner for us and had our home rented in record time with fantastic tenants. She knows her stuff inside and out and makes the entire process seamless. I would use Gastiaburo + Stella again in a heartbeat as an owner and next time we are looking to move.” – Kate
“Leanne is a warm, knowledgeable, and well-qualified realtor. She helped me every step of the way.” – Heidi

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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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