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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 Manhattan, 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

Alter Ego: Louise Phillips Forbes

The Purist - Tuesday, August 20, 2019

Georgina Bloomberg Buys Another co-op At 101 Cpw

The Real Deal - Wednesday, July 24, 2019

Cleanup Brokers

The Real Deal - Monday, July 1, 2019

Ditch The Hamptons For These Outdoorsy NYC Homes

New York Post - Wednesday, May 8, 2019

Halstead Recognizes Top Agents At The Apollo Theater

Broker Pulse - Wednesday, May 1, 2019

Halstead Agents Honored With Companywide Awards

Mann Report - Wednesday, April 24, 2019

In Pictures: Inman Connect New York Day 3

Inman News - Wednesday, January 30, 2019

Manhattan Apartment Sales In 2018 Sink To Low Hit After Financial Crisis

Wall Street Journal - Saturday, December 29, 2018

Featured Blog Posts

2019 REAL Trends America’s Best R.E. Agents
2019 Real Trends America’S Best R.E. Agents

We are thrilled to announce that 37 Halstead agents were named to the 2019 REAL Trends America’s Best Real Estate Professionals list, a prestigious awards ranking produced by REAL Trends and Tom Ferry International. The list ranks the most productive agents by state based on closed transaction sides and closed...
Thursday, August 15, 2019

My 3,000sqft LPF Shows UWS Home
My 3,000sqft Lpf Shows Uws Home

Louise Phillips Forbes moved to NYC from Nashville to further her dance career on Broadway when she was in her 20s. When an injury forced her to change her plans, she fell into real estate, quickly realizing that not only had she found her home in New York, but also...
Tuesday, June 11, 2019

R.E. Mogul And SoulCycle Joining Forces
R.E. Mogul And Soulcycle Joining Forces

SoulCycle Founding Senior Master Instructor Stacey Griffith and Real Estate Industry Leader Louise Phillips Forbes are joining forces for the seventh annual Ride for Kids at SoulCycle Bridgehampton on Thursday, August 23 at 5:45 p.m. More than 70 athletes, fans, and friends will congregate to raise funds for NYC education...
Wednesday, September 26, 2018

Halstead Agents Named to Real Trends 2018
Halstead Agents Named To Real Trends 2018

Halstead, a leading residential real estate brokerage firm in the New York metropolitan area, today announced that six of its agents were named to REAL Trends 2018 “The Thousand,” an annual national award ranking of America’s top 1,000 real estate sales professionals and teams sponsored by REAL Trends and advertised...
Tuesday, September 25, 2018

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 5, 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 7, 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 Power Player Segment The American Dream, NYC, E

Louise Phillips Forbes appears in another episode of "The American Dream, NYC"

Louise Phillips Forbes On World News Now

Watch Louise Phillips Forbes give a tour of 116 Premium Point to ABC News World News Now's Kendis Gibson

View Over Time: 498 West End Avenue #Ph - Upper West Side, NYC

498 West End Avenue #PH - Upper West Side, NYC - Web #: 19162124 Louise Phillips Forbes, Lic. Assoc. R.E. Broker Tel: (212) 381-3329 - Cell: (917) 846-8640 lphillips@halstead.com Darryl Nipps, Lic. R.E. Salesperson Tel: (212) 381-3317 - Cell: (917) 991-9130 dnipps@halstead.com Samantha Kirson, Lic. R.E. Salesperson...

Lp Forbes On The American Dream, NYC Ep#71

Louise Phillips Forbes Power Player Segment- on The American Dream, New York City Ep.#71

Lp Forbes On The American Dream, NYC Ep#75

Louise Phillips Forbes - Power Player Segment- on The American Dream, New York City Ep. #75

333 East 57th Street #8A - Midtown East, NYC

333 East 57th Street #8A - Midtown East, NYC  - Web #: 19210120 Louise Phillips Forbes, Lic. Assoc. R.E. Broker Tel: (212) 381-3329 - Cell: (917) 846-8640 lphillips@halstead.com Darryl Nipps, Lic. R.E. Salesperson Tel: (212) 381-3317 - Cell: (917) 991-9130 dnipps@halstead.com Samantha Kirson, Lic. R.E. Salesperson Tel: (212)...

Sneak Peek Inside 116 Premium Point - New Rochelle,  New York

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

Sneak Peek Inside 80 East End Avenue #15F - 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

Sneak Peek Inside 15 Hubert Street #Phc - Tribeca, 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 - ...

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)

Sneak Peek Inside 1215 Fifth Avenue 8cd - 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 Jonathan D. Schulz, Lic. R.E. Salesperson Tel: (212) 381-3317 ...

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