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Louise Phillips Forbes

Louise Phillips Forbes

Licensed Associate Real Estate Broker
Park Avenue Office

lphillips@halstead.com
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Tel: (212) 381-3329
Cell: (917) 846-8640



For more than 27 years, Louise Phillips Forbes has been an industry leader in the New York City real estate market. With career sales in excess of $2.5 billion, she is considered one of the elite Power Brokers in Manhattan. A four-time winner of Halstead Property’s esteemed Broker of the Year award in the Park Avenue office, Louise has also been acknowledged as the #1 listing broker companywide. She has developed a significant following among developers, homebuyers, and sellers throughout Manhattan. From the Upper West Side and Upper East Side to the West Village, Tribeca and Wall Street, she proudly serves prominent New Yorkers.

Louise’s experience in both luxury residential sales and in development projects – over 30 to date – has equipped her with the unique ability to fully understand clients’ needs, navigate fluctuations in the market, and negotiate complicated deals. Recognized as a highly-dependable advocate for her clients, Louise has built strong relationships and is known for her market insight, careful guidance, passion, and professionalism. She considers herself more of an “educator” than a salesperson.

For the past several years, Louise has been named in the Real Trends/Wall Street Journal’s “Real Estate Top 250,” which recognizes top real estate brokers and teams from throughout the country, and she has been featured in Avenue Magazine’s annual “Influential Women of New York” and had cover-story honors for House New York and Mann Report magazines. Additionally, Louise is frequently quoted in real estate articles for The New York Times, The Real Deal, Real Estate Weekly, and many other notable publications and blogs. She has also appeared on regional TV shows nationwide to comment on local real estate issues while representing the national real estate perspective.

Louise is a guest lecturer for the Real Estate Board of New York (REBNY) and has been a panelist for the Asian American Real Estate Association’s East Meets West Luxury Real Estate conference and the annual Inman News Conference in New York, as well as a consistent contributor to Halstead Property’s Empowerment Programs.

A resident of the Upper West Side, Louise is a native of Nashville, Tennessee, and first came to New York in 1987 to pursue a career in dance. She knew she had found home and is now balancing work and family as a wife and busy mother-of-two sons, both of whom play hockey.

An enthusiastic supporter of the arts, Louise is an active board member for Change for Kids, a non-profit that provides cultural arts programs for inner-city school children enriching their educational experience and path to success. Her years of passionate service captured the attention of Melanie Grayce West, who featured Louise in her prestigious WSJ column, Donor of the Day. Furthermore, she is honored to sit on the advisory board for the Bronx Museum of the Arts, as well as Art in General’s Commissioner’s Circle, which provides in-depth support to emerging artists for production of new works. In the past, Louise served on the advisory committee for Habitat for Humanity.

When she’s not racing around the congested streets of Manhattan negotiating deals, you’ll find Louise spinning at her local SoulCycle, where she gets her groove on to the beats of celebrity instructors (and friends) like Stacey Griffith, or surfing in Montauk with her family.

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498 WEST END AVENUE 11A
498 West End Avenue 11A,  Upper West Side,  NYC $9,475,000
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Condominium
5 beds  /  4.5 baths
Web #: 11802735
Contract Signed

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Attended Lobby
Storage
Washer/Dryer

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Louise Phillips Forbes (917) 846-8640
Jonathan D. Schulz (917) 293-7927
498 WEST END AVENUE 9A
498 West End Avenue 9A,  Upper West Side,  NYC $9,075,000
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Condominium
5 beds  /  4.5 baths
Web #: 11802734
Contract Signed

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Attended Lobby
Storage
Washer/Dryer

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Louise Phillips Forbes (917) 846-8640
Jonathan D. Schulz (917) 293-7927
58 WEST 85TH STREET
58 West 85th Street,  Upper West Side,  NYC $8,995,000
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Townhouse
8 beds  /  5.5 baths
Web #: 14772193

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Outdoor Space
Fireplace

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Louise Phillips Forbes (917) 846-8640
Jonathan D. Schulz (917) 293-7927
498 WEST END AVENUE 2A
498 West End Avenue 2A,  Upper West Side,  NYC $8,325,000
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Condominium
5 beds  /  4.5 baths
Web #: 14395337
Contract Signed

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Attended Lobby
Storage
Washer/Dryer

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Louise Phillips Forbes (917) 846-8640
Jonathan D. Schulz (917) 293-7927
498 WEST END AVENUE 5A
498 West End Avenue 5A,  Upper West Side,  NYC $7,795,000
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Condominium
4 beds  /  4.5 baths
Web #: 11802731
Contract Signed

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Attended Lobby
Storage
Washer/Dryer

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Louise Phillips Forbes (917) 846-8640
Jonathan D. Schulz (917) 293-7927
498 WEST END AVENUE 7A
498 West End Avenue 7A,  Upper West Side,  NYC $7,700,000
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Condominium
4 beds  /  4.5 baths
Web #: 11802733
Contract Signed

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Attended Lobby
Storage
Washer/Dryer

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Louise Phillips Forbes (917) 846-8640
Jonathan D. Schulz (917) 293-7927
498 WEST END AVENUE 6A
498 West End Avenue 6A,  Upper West Side,  NYC $7,550,000
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Condominium
4 beds  /  4.5 baths
Web #: 11802732
Contract Signed

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Attended Lobby
Storage
Washer/Dryer

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Louise Phillips Forbes (917) 846-8640
Jonathan D. Schulz (917) 293-7927
50 MADISON AVENUE 9
50 Madison Avenue 9,  Flatiron,  NYC $6,295,000
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Condominium
3 beds  /  3.5 baths
Web #: 14375483
OPEN HOUSE
6/1/2016   5:30 - 6:30

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Attended Lobby
Pet Friendly
Storage
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Louise Phillips Forbes (917) 846-8640
Jonathan D. Schulz (917) 293-7927
50 MADISON AVENUE 2
50 Madison Avenue 2,  Flatiron,  NYC $5,995,000
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Condominium
3 beds  /  3.5 baths
Web #: 14159671

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Attended Lobby
Pet Friendly
Storage
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Louise Phillips Forbes (917) 846-8640
Jonathan D. Schulz (917) 293-7927
617 WEST END AVENUE 12AB
617 West End Avenue 12Ab,  Upper West Side,  NYC $5,395,000
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Cooperative
5 beds  /  3.0 baths
Web #: 14805149
New: 16 days ago
OPEN HOUSE
5/31/2016   5:30 - 6:30

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Attended Lobby
Pet Friendly
Storage
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Contact
Louise Phillips Forbes (917) 846-8640
Jonathan D. Schulz (917) 293-7927

Louise Phillips Forbes's Past Closings

The following are selected closed transactions in which Louise Phillips Forbes represented the buyer, the seller, or both:

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Villae International MagazinePenthouse Living

Gramercy Park, NY Set in a prime location on 42 East 20th Street, this sumptuous penthouse exudes refinement personified. The made-to-measure home offers the very best in style and luxury within a peaceful, private domain of 415m2 with elegant tall...
Villae International Magazine - Wednesday, April 27, 2016

Money WeekLuxury Penthouses On The Market

From an apartment in the dome of Newcastle’s Grade II-listed Central Exchange Building to a flat on the top two floors of Phoenix Wharf in London. 42 East 20th Street, Flatiron, New York...
Money Week - Friday, April 08, 2016

Inman NewsTop Brokers Secrets To Working With The Elite And Famous

What should agents make of the buzz surrounding the New York City luxury housing cooldown? At Global Connect, Louise Phillips Forbes, a broker at Halstead Property, described the slowed market pace as more of a “healthy pause.”...
Inman News - Thursday, April 07, 2016

Inman NewsLuxury Cash Buyer Rules Start Today In Miami And NYC

Key Takeaways •From today, March 1 until August 27, title insurance companies in Manhattan and Miami and will have to identify the individuals behind LLCs buying real estate for cash. •The ruling is just for Manhattan and...
Inman News - Tuesday, March 01, 2016

New York ObserverPaper Trail New LLC Regulations Add Uncertainty To An Already Shaky Luxury Market

Amid the swoons on Wall Street and whispers of a real estate market top, the Treasury Department’s plan to begin identifying anonymous all-cash buyers behind shell companies did not go unnoticed. The regulations, which go into effect for...
New York Observer - Thursday, January 28, 2016

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Top Agents For New York / New Jersey- 2015

Learn who the Top Agents of 2015 were in New York City and New Jersey in this short piece that played at the 2016 Annual Meeting in Cipriani's 42nd Street on March 3, 2016

Behind The Numbers New York 1st Quarter 2016

Join our Chief Economist Greg Heym as he breaks down the 1st Quarter 2016 Residential Real Estate Market. Filmed on location at 50 Madison Avenue, represented by Louise Phillips Forbes, who also co-hosts the episode.

50 Madison Avenue 9

Flatiron,  NYC - Web #:14375483 Louise Phillips Forbes, Lic. Assoc. R.E. Broker Tel: (212) 381-3329 - Cell: (917) 846-8640 lphillips@halstead.com Jonathan D. Schulz, Lic. R.E. Salesperson Tel: (212) 381-3317 - Cell: (917) 293-7927 jschulz@halstead.com Jason Miller, Lic. R.E. Salesperson Tel: (212) 381-3324 - Cell: (917) 428-5865 jmiller@halstead.com Claire Ingrassia, Lic. R.E. Salesperson Tel: (212) 381-3281 - Cell: (914)...

Louise Phillips Forbes Featured On Money Matters June 2016

Gary Goldberg interviews Louise about NYC real estate covering a variety of topics including prices, interest rates, neighborhoods, investments, and foreign buyers.

42 East 20th Street PHA

42 East 20th Street PHA - Flatiron,  NYC Web #:13817822 Louise Phillips Forbes, Lic. Assoc. R.E. Broker Tel: (212) 381-3329 - Cell: (917) 846-8640 lphillips@halstead.com Jonathan D. Schulz , Lic. R.E. Salesperson Tel: (212) 381-3317 - Cell: (917) 293-7927 jschulz@halstead.com Jason Miller, Lic. R.E. Salesperson Tel: (212) 381-3324 - Cell: (917) 428-5865 jmiller@halstead.com Claire Ingrassia, Lic. R.E. Salesperson Tel: (212)...

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Halstead's Top Agents from 1st Quarter 2016
Halstead's Top Agents From 1st Quarter 2016

HALSTEAD’S TOP 1% AGENTS & TEAMS FOR FIRST QUARTER 2016  At Halstead, we win for our clients and for our team, and we love to share our successes! Enjoy below the Top 1% of Individual Agents and Teams who posted the highest gross production in the First Quarter...
Thursday, May 05, 2016

Our Top 1% Grossing Agents & Teams in 2015
Our Top 1 Grossing Agents Teams In 2015

PRESENTING HALSTEAD’S TOP 1% GROSSING AGENTS AND TEAMS FROM 2015 Halstead Property was very excited to post its best year ever in number of deals and gross commissions in 2015. Our year was over 12% better than the previous record breaking year of 2014. We also had the...
Monday, April 18, 2016

Louise Phillips Forbes = Cover Girl
Louise Phillips Forbes Cover Girl

There is no stopping Louise Phillips Forbes. Coming off the heels of being named Halstead’s 2015 top team of the year, she is now the cover star of the Mann Report’s March issue where she shares her real estate 101. Here are 5 takeaways from her feature story:
Monday, March 21, 2016

A Top Broker's Real Estate Market Predictions
A Top Broker's Real Estate Market Predictions

Consistently recognized as a top broker by Real Trends/Wall Street Journal, Louise Phillips Forbes is undoubtedly a real estate market expert. How will the market perform in 2016? Louise shares 7 predictions with Business Wire:
Wednesday, January 06, 2016

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