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Richard Orenstein

Richard Orenstein

Licensed Associate Real Estate Broker
SoHo Office


Tel: (212) 381-4248

When you live and breathe your work like Richard Orenstein does, success ultimately follows. For Richard, a 30-year real estate veteran, success comes naturally, not just because he works extremely hard to please his clients; but because he genuinely loves his job! A constant Top Producer in Halstead's Downtown office and frequent Top Broker for the entire company, this native New York super-broker has grossed over $500 million in sales over the last several years at the firm.

Richard is possibly the most customer-oriented, work-intensive broker in the business. He possesses unmatched dedication and market knowledge throughout Manhattan, with a particular focus on Downtown. Buyers enjoy his personable, humorous style, and appreciate his honest practical opinions. Richard's vast knowledge of the database of available listings allows him to cut to the chase & find their exact match in the most efficient, timesaving manner. Sellers too benefit from round-the-clock availability, and feel confident in his ability to analyze market changes and trends, then capably advise on pricing, marketing and negotiation strategies. When handling an exclusive, Richard goes the distance... and beyond.

Having grown up in Manhattan, scouring the streets with curiosity, Richard has a deep appreciation of the city and its architectural diversity. He's continually preoccupied with his work, and has gained particular recognition for his successful handling of exclusives, ranging from spacious high-end lofts to townhouses, pre-war apartments, even luxury hotel suites! Constant referrals and repeat business are his reward for always going above the call of duty to fulfill his clientele's needs. Contact Richard Orenstein today to discuss your particular real estate dream!

Halstead Property, LLC

Current Listings

Past Closings

The following are selected closed transactions in which Richard Orenstein represented the buyer, the seller, or both:


Recent Press

Daily Dream Home: NY Loft

Pursuitist - Tuesday, April 24, 2018

Halstead Announces 2017 Award Recipients

RIS Media - Sunday, April 22, 2018

Daily Dream Home: Chelsea Loft

Pursuitist - Friday, April 13, 2018

The Hottest New Condo Trend Is Reusing Old Buildings

New York Post - Wednesday, November 08, 2017

Fall Preview

New York Times - Monday, September 25, 2017

Cozy Tribecca Loft

RDuJour - Friday, May 12, 2017

Six Homes Anchored By Stylish And Stunning Columns

Brick Underground - Friday, March 03, 2017

Kitchens That Will Encourage You To Cook In The New Year

Gotham Magazine - Monday, January 02, 2017

Penthouse Living

Villae International Magazine - Wednesday, April 27, 2016

Perfect Penthouses

Winq - Friday, March 18, 2016

Featured Blog Posts

Kitchen of the Week: 140 Franklin Street
Kitchen Of The Week: 140 Franklin Street

Located in Tribeca’s most important landmark building, this majestic apartment is virtually a mansion-in-the-sky. The 82-foot-wide expanse is unlike anything you’ve seen and it only gets better in the striking, state-of-the-art chef’s kitchen.
Thursday, February 01, 2018

Kitchen of the Week - 6 Cortlandt Alley
Kitchen Of The Week - 6 Cortlandt Alley

This week’s ‘Kitchen of the Week’ in Tribeca brings contemporary detail and modern luxury to a historic, prewar condo. What makes this kitchen special is the blend of materials in the design and style.
Monday, January 22, 2018

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

Arch Digest Gives Halstead Listing Top Honors
Arch Digest Gives Halstead Listing Top Honors

Architectural Digest recently named this spectacular triplex penthouse as one of eight Unbelievable Penthouses For Sale Around the World. Listed by Halstead Associate Broker, Richard Orenstein, the dramatic 3 bedroom, 2.5 bathroom loft is located at the top of a prewar TriBeCa building featuring superb luxury finishes and three distinct...
Tuesday, November 10, 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

Halstead Agents Make Prestigious List
Halstead Agents Make Prestigious List

From the Desk of Our CEO Diane M. Ramirez & President James Gricar Please join us in congratulating the Halstead Agents that were included in the 2014 Wall Street Journal & Real Trends Top 1,000 Agents in the Nation.: Richard Orenstein - SoHo Office Brian Lewis - West Side Office Louise Phillips Forbes Team...
Wednesday, July 09, 2014

Vote For Halstead in HGTV Doory Awards
Vote For Halstead In Hgtv Doory Awards

Did you know Halstead Property has been nominated for three prestigious 2014 HGTV Doory Awards! We will cover each award for the next few days, lets start with the first one, Urban Home of The Year! Click here to vote for the stunning light filled loft pictured above and show HGTV...
Thursday, May 15, 2014

"The Game Changers In NY Real Estate" -Avenue

Did you happen to see the feature story in this month’s Avenue Magazine presenting Halstead Property as the lead in their feature on the firms and agents on the top of New York City Real Estate.
Monday, April 14, 2014

10 Takeaways from the Halstead Annual Meeting
10 Takeaways From The Halstead Annual Meeting

TEN TAKEAWAYS FROM THE HALSTEAD PROPERTY ANNUAL MEETING There were so many highlights to this year’s Annual Meeting that was held this past Thursday at Cipriani’s 42 nd Street but we thought you would enjoy the 10 Biggest Takeaways from the corporate gathering. Enjoy!  1....
Thursday, March 06, 2014

6 Cortlandt Alley 5thfl - Tribeca,  NYc

6 Cortlandt Alley 5THFL - Tribeca,  NYC - Web #:16428210 Web #:16428216 Richard Orenstein, Lic. Assoc. R.E. Broker Tel: (212) 381-4248 rorenstein@halstead.com Julie Leedes Bienstock, Lic. R.E. Salesperson Tel: (212) 521-5785 jbienstock@halstead.com

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

308 East 30th St On NBC&'s Open House 10.27.13

Richard Orenstein&'s latest Midtown East townhouse listing at 308 East 30th Street featured as the location site for host Sara Gore on the October 27th 2013 episode of NBC&'s Open House.

2013 Brokers Of The Year By Office

Each Sales Director for the 29 Tri-State Office addresses their top story of the year and their top agent in this piece that appeared during the 2014 Annual Meeting at Ciprianis.

Double Corner Tribeca Loft Featured On Cbs Living Large

Richard Orenstein and Jonathan Wolfe walk CBS News through this very unique 4,120 square foot high floor double-corner loft in Tribeca to show every inch of this grand listing on the market. Aired September 2013.Courtesy CBS News.

Halstead Property 2013 Annual Meeting Awards

The Halstead Property 2013 Annual Meeting was held on February 4th at Cipriani. This video shows all the awards presented to the top producing agents in distinct areas and company wide for 2012.

Halstead Property In One Word

Enjoy this compilation of interviews from our recent Halstead Property Annual Meeting that asks our agents/executives what Halstead means to them in one word. We received some great answers that truly touches on who we are.

Brian Lewis Featured On Lx Tv 6-30-10

Brian K Lewis discusses Halstead Property&'s proposal to Lebron James, entitled Every King Needs a Castle, with LX TV. Brian then highlights several properties that may interest King James.

Behind The Numbers - 4th Quarter 2008

Halstead Property is proud to present our second installment of Behind the Numbers for 4th Quarter 2008 hosted by our chief economist, Greg Heym. The first show was a resounding informative success garnering over 30,000 viewers.

16 Jay Street Featured On Open House NYc 05-10-09

Richard Orenstein represents this Value Factor &'Townhouse in the Sky" that was featured as the shoot location for the May 10th Issue of Open House NYC. Footage courtesy of WNBC.

Richard Orenstein And 304 Spring Street Featured On Open House NYc 03-09

Open House NYC gives us an exclusive tour of this fabulous Penthouse in the March 2009 episode located dowtown at 304 Spring. The Penthouse will be sold through a Sealed Auction with the starting bid at $4.995M. Footage courtesy of WNBC.

129 Grand St Featured On Open House NYc 11-15-09

Richard Orenstein&'s exclusive at 129 Grand St was the chosen location site for the Nov 15th edition of Open House NYC. This 3250SF full floor condo loft is located in the heart of SoHo. Footage courtesy of WNBC.

Market Reports