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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
42 EAST 20TH STREET PHA
42 East 20th Street PHA,  Flatiron,  NYC $9,395,000
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Condominium
5 beds  /  4.5 baths
Web #: 13817822
OPEN HOUSE
2/14/2016   11:00 - 12:30

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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 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
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

Amenities

Attended Lobby
Storage
Washer/Dryer

Contact
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

Contact
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

Amenities

Attended Lobby
Storage
Washer/Dryer

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Louise Phillips Forbes (917) 846-8640
Jonathan D. Schulz (917) 293-7927
112 WEST 87TH STREET
112 West 87th Street,  Upper West Side,  NYC $6,995,000
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Townhouse
Web #: 12737514
Contract Signed

Amenities

Outdoor Space

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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
OPEN HOUSE
2/14/2016   1:00 - 2:00

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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
498 WEST END AVENUE 10B
498 West End Avenue 10B,  Upper West Side,  NYC $4,250,000
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Condominium
3 beds  /  3.0 baths
Web #: 11802736
Contract Signed

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Attended Lobby
Storage
Washer/Dryer

Contact
Louise Phillips Forbes (917) 846-8640
Jonathan D. Schulz (917) 293-7927
498 WEST END AVENUE 2B
498 West End Avenue 2B,  Upper West Side,  NYC $3,850,000
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Condominium
3 beds  /  3.0 baths
Web #: 11737685
Contract Signed

Amenities

Attended Lobby
Storage
Washer/Dryer

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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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

Real Estate WeeklyHow To Make The Best Of Outdoor Spaces In Winter

New Yorkers know better than anyone how coveted outdoor living spaces are in the Big Apple – and while terraces and rooftop patios are perfect for summer barbecues and star-gazing, they can also get big use in the dead of...
Real Estate Weekly - Monday, December 14, 2015

CrainsTrump Is Untouchable

New Yorkers have condemned Donald Trump for proposing to bar Muslims from the U.S., making anti-Semitic jokes, and calling Mexicans rapists and murderers. But that doesn’t mean his incendiary campaign for the presidency has hurt his business here, where the...
Crains - Sunday, December 13, 2015

New York TimesOn The Market In New York City

Hell’s Kitchen Penthouse Co-op • $2,195,000 • MANHATTAN • 325 West 52nd Street, #PHC A two-bedroom two-and-a-half-bath triplex with a floating staircase, two fireplaces and a 400-square-foot terrace in a prewar elevator non-doorman building. Louise Phillips...
New York Times - Friday, December 04, 2015

The Epoch TimesChinese Investors Eye New York As Safe Haven

NEW YORK—With China’s economy slowing and its stock market behaving like a roller coaster, more Chinese investors are looking into safe investments, like the U.S. real estate market. New York in particular has become a favorite place for Chinese...
The Epoch Times - Monday, November 09, 2015

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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)...

Louise Phillips Forbes Featured On Power Your Life- 8 19 15

Louise Phillips Forbes and Colin Smith discuss Change for Kids and empowering young scholars in underfunded public schools in NYC with Dr. Jo Anne White on Power Your Life Radio.

Sneak Peek Inside 111 West 82nd Street 2A

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 - Cell: (917) 293-7927 jschulz@halstead.com Jason Miller, Lic. R.E. Salesperson Tel: (212)...

Louise Phillips Forbes Appears On Power Your Life- June 2015

Louise discusses 2015 Real Estate Trends and the art of Real Estate Matchmaking on Dr. Jo Anne White’s TV show Power Your Life in the Philadelphia, PA market.

Louise Phillips Forbes Far Beyond A Broker

A native Tennessean from Nashville, Louise came to New York in 1987 and knew she had found “home.” For more than 25 years, Louise Phillips Forbes has been a leader in New York City’s residential real estate market with a significant following among homebuyers and sellers, as well as developers, throughout Manhattan. From the Upper West Side and Upper East...

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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

Louise Phillips Forbes Hosts Ride For Kids
Louise Phillips Forbes Hosts Ride For Kids

HALSTEAD’S LOUISE PHILLIPS FORBES TO HOST RIDE FOR KIDS 2015 AT SOULCYCLE BRIDGEHAMPTON This Friday, July 31st, Halstead’s  Louise Phillips Forbes will be hosting  Ride for Kids 2015 , a  Change for Kids Fundraiser at SoulCycle Bridgehampton . Take part in the class...
Tuesday, August 11, 2015

Halstead Agents Top Real Trends List
Halstead Agents Top Real Trends List

We are so proud of all of our agents acknowledged in this year’s Wall Street Journal/Real Trends Top Agents List! See below for the full list of agents and teams represented in this prestigious ranking:
Tuesday, July 14, 2015

Wall Street Journal House of the Day
Wall Street Journal House Of The Day

112 West 87th Street on the Upper West Side was chosen from a pool of millions of homes across the U.S. as the Wall Street Journal’s “House of the Day” yesterday. This sun-filled, 5-story townhouse with a private garden is currently on the market for $6.995M and is exclusively represented...
Monday, June 29, 2015

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