Licensed Associate Real Estate Broker
Park Avenue Office
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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The following are selected closed transactions in which Louise Phillips Forbes represented the buyer, the seller, or both:
1. Increased Interest Rates will be a Game Changer: While interest rates are still some of the lowest they’ve been in years, they are increasing and will be a motivating factor for buyers early in...
Four Hundred Magazine - Friday, January 27, 2017
Award-winning education nonprofit Change for Kids held its fourth annual "Super Chefs" benefit at The Lighthouse at Chelsea Piers. The event featured 10 nationally celebrated master chefs cooking to support the nonprofit, which invests in public elementary school education in...
Mann Report - Thursday, January 12, 2017
The new year is upon us and with it comes new factors which can and will affect real estate throughout the year. Here, New York Power Broker Louise Phillips Forbes of Halstead Property makes her predictions for what real estate...
RIS Media - Friday, January 06, 2017
With career sales close to $3 billion, Louise Phillips Forbes is an industry leader in the New York City real estate market. One of Manhattan’s elite Power Brokers, she is a multi-time winner of Halstead Property’s esteemed Broker of the...
Resident Publications - Thursday, January 05, 2017
1. Increased Interest Rates will be a Game Changer: While interest rates are still some of the lowest they’ve been in years, they are increasing and will be a motivating factor for buyers early in the first quarter, especially since...
Resident Publications - Thursday, January 05, 2017
Louise talks to the Top Agents Playbook about the current real estate scene in New York City and beyond.
Louise speaks with Joan Hamburg about the current NYC real estate scene.
Louise is interviewed on the Money Matters Financial Network, and talks about her experiences in the world of real estate
Louise speaks about the current real estate scene in NYC on The Frankie Boyer Show.
The owner of a luxurious Upper East Side townhouse takes us on a tour of her home, a palatial 1910 gem that has been beautifully reimagined to combine the old with the new. Elite Manhattan broker Louise Phillips Forbes has the listing.
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 2017? Louise shares 7 predictions with PR Web:
Tuesday, January 17, 2017
On November 3rd, Halstead’s Louise Phillips Forbes co-chaired Change for Kids’s fourth annual Super Chefs Benefit at Chelsea Piers. This year’s benefit featured gourmet tastings from ten celebrity chefs and raised over $625,000 to support the organization’s ten partner public schools in low-income areas throughout NYC. Every dollar raised will...
Tuesday, November 15, 2016
Need to know real estate information from an expert - Q&A with Louise Phillips Forbes.
Monday, November 14, 2016
There are over 1 Million Real Estate Professionals in the US and Halstead Property is proud to say that we have 7 of the Top 250 producing Agents and Teams in the Country for 2016! Congratulations to the following Halstead Agents who made this year’s coveted and prestigious Wall...
Saturday, June 25, 2016
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