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Louise Phillips Forbes

Louise Phillips Forbes

Licensed Associate Real Estate Broker
Park Avenue Office

lphillips@halstead.com

Tel: (212) 381-3329
Cell: (917) 846-8640

For close to three decades, Louise Phillips Forbes has been an industry leader in New York City’s residential real estate market. With career sales exceeding $3.2 billion, she is considered one of the elite Power Brokers in Manhattan. A multi-time winner of Halstead Real Estate’s esteemed Broker-of-the-Year award, Louise has also been acknowledged many times as the #1 listing broker companywide and currently leads the firm’s #1 sales team. She has developed a significant following among developers, buyers, 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 ranging from $700k to tens of millions of dollars. 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.

Most recently, REAL Trends named Louise as one of “America’s Best Real Estate Agents,” their greatly esteemed ranking report, and they consistently list her among their annual “Real Estate Top 250,” which recognizes top real estate brokers and teams throughout the country. Louise has also been featured in Avenue Magazine’s annual “Influential Women of New York” and had cover-story honors for House New York and Mann Report Residential magazines. Additionally, she 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, Real Estate Top 100 Mastermind Summit, and the annual Inman News Conference in New York. Likewise, she is a regular contributor to Halstead Real Estate’s Empowerment Programs and Vince Rocco’s “Good Morning New York”, America’s No. 1 online real estate radio show.

A resident of the Upper West Side, Louise first came to New York in 1987 from her hometown of Nashville, TN 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 elementary schools, enriching children’s 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 is not racing around the congested streets of Manhattan negotiating deals, you will 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.

Halstead Property, LLC

Current Listings

Past Closings

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

TOWNHOUSES
COOPERATIVES AND CONDOMINIUMS
RENTALS

Recent Press

Halstead Announces 2017 Award Recipients

RIS Media - Sunday, April 22, 2018

NYc Real Estate Expo - April 18th

New York Real Estate Journal - Tuesday, April 03, 2018

Daily Dream Home: Park Avenue Penthouse

Pursuitist - Thursday, March 22, 2018

A Dream Apartment In The Upper East Side Seeks $4M

Cottages and Gardens - Monday, March 12, 2018

How To Get The Most Out Of Your Social Network

Real Estate Weekly - Sunday, March 11, 2018

Top Of The Big Apple Tree

International Property & Travel - Sunday, February 25, 2018

Top Of The Big Apple Tree

International Property & Travel - Thursday, February 15, 2018

Wish List

New York Times - Wednesday, December 13, 2017

Change For Kids’ 5th Annual Benefit

Resident Publications - Friday, November 10, 2017

Helping Women Over 50 Face Their Financial Fears

New York Times - Friday, September 01, 2017

Featured Blog Posts

A Grand & Elegant 6-Story Townhome
A Grand & Elegant 6-Story Townhome

Elegant townhouse or grand ballroom? See for yourself in this refreshing music video at 63 East 82nd Street. Each room in this astonishing Upper East Side grandeur opens to a whole new world, and a whole new style of dance. With 16 rooms, this 6-story beauty sports a whole lot of...
Monday, March 05, 2018

Louise Phillips Forbes 2018 Predictions
Louise Phillips Forbes 2018 Predictions

Tax reform and the bold move to remove tax benefits from homeowners and homebuyers will have an impact on our housing market nationally. However, unlike the stock market, where news creates a fairly immediate and volatile response, determining how these changes will actually translate into market leaders like Los Angeles,...
Tuesday, January 16, 2018

Louise Phillips Forbes & Change For Kids
Louise Phillips Forbes & Change For Kids

On November 2nd, Halstead’s Louise Phillips Forbes co-chaired Change for Kids’ 5th Annual “Super Chefs” Benefit at Chelsea Piers. This year’s benefit featured gourmet tastings from 11 nationally-celebrated master chefs ten and raised over $700,000 to support the organization’s ten partner public schools in low-income areas throughout NYC. Every dollar...
Monday, November 20, 2017

Montauks Best Beach House
Montauks Best Beach House

It’s hard to imagine high-powered NYC real estate broker Louise Phillips Forbes falling for a vacation retreat in a trailer park. But Louise, her husband Christopher and their two kids — all avid surfers — are currently reveling in their fourth summer at mobile-home oasis Montauk Shores.
Monday, July 31, 2017

Halstead Named Crowned Heads of Real Estate
Halstead Named Crowned Heads Of Real Estate

Halstead Real Estate was one of the only brokerage firms in NYC featured in a two-page spread in Avenue Magazine’s April 2017 Real Estate issue, “The Crowned Heads of Real Estate.” The magazine’s editorial staff handpicked top agents and executives that “hold the keys to the kingdom” in New York...
Friday, April 07, 2017

Louise Phillips Forbes 2017 Predictions
Louise Phillips Forbes 2017 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 2017? Louise shares 7 predictions with PR Web:
Tuesday, January 17, 2017

Louise Phillips Forbes & Change For Kids
Louise Phillips Forbes & Change For Kids

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

Inmag.com features Louise Phillips Forbes
Inmag.Com Features Louise Phillips Forbes

Need to know real estate information from an expert - Q&A with Louise Phillips Forbes.
Monday, November 14, 2016

7 Halstead Agents Make Top Agents in US List
7 Halstead Agents Make Top Agents In Us List

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

Jetset Magazine Interview w/ Louise Phillips
Jetset Magazine Interview W/ Louise Phillips

LOUISE PHILLIPS FORBES PROFILED BY JETSET MAGAZINE Earlier this week Jetset Magazine published a story on Louise Phillips Forbes , the lead broker of Halstead’s 2015 Top Team of the Year .  As Jetset points out, her career sales have exceeded $2.5 billion over the...
Monday, June 20, 2016

Sneak Peek Inside 63 East 82nd Street - Upper East Side,  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: Louise Phillips Forbes, Lic. Assoc. R.E. Broker Tel: (212) 381-3329 - Cell: (917) 846-8640 lphillips@halstead.com Samantha Kirson, Lic. R.E. Salesperson Tel: (212) 381-3332 - ...

Louise Phillips Forbes Featured On

Rosanna Scotto of FOX5’s “Living It Up with Rosanna Scotto” interviews Louise Phillips Forbes at her beach house in Montauk. (Labor Day Weekend, 2017)

1215 Fifth Avenue 8cd - Upper East Side,  NYc

1215 Fifth Avenue 8CD - Upper East Side,  NYC - Web #:16546963 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....

Sneak Peek Inside View From Above: 116 Premium Point

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: Louise Phillips Forbes, Lic. Assoc. R.E. Broker Tel: (212) 381-3329 - Cell: (917) 846-8640 lphillips@halstead.com

Louise Phillips Forbes Featured On “Top Agents Playbook” - 02.15

Louise talks to the Top Agents Playbook about the current real estate scene in New York City and beyond.

Louise Phillips Forbes Featured On “The Joan Hamburg Show” Wabc Radio

Louise speaks with Joan Hamburg about the current NYC real estate scene.

Louise Phillips Forbes Featured On “Money Matters” - 02.17

Louise is interviewed on the Money Matters Financial Network, and talks about her experiences in the world of real estate

Louise Phillips Forbes Featured On “The Frankie Boyer Show” - 01.17

Louise speaks about the current real estate scene in NYC on The Frankie Boyer Show.

63 East 82nd Street Featured On Open House NYc - 2.5.17

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.

Sneak Peek Inside 63 East 82nd Street

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: 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 ...

Louise Phillips Forbes Featured On New York Spaces

Louise participates in a panel discussion with Women in Real Estate for New York Spaces Magazine.

Louise Phillips Forbes Featured On Fox 5 News 10/17

Ernie Anastos interviews Louise Phillips Forbes about Change for Kids and her commitment to improving literacy in NYC’s low-income public elementary schools.

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