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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 $750 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 Manhattan, LLC

Current Listings

Past Closings

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


Recent Press

Have You Heard? Busch Mansion On The Market

Real Estate Weekly - Friday, November 22, 2019

The Top Events You Missed This Week In New York City

Off The Mrkt - Friday, November 15, 2019

Manhattan's Top Listers

The Real Deal - Saturday, June 1, 2019

Halstead Agents Honored With Companywide Awards

Mann Report - Wednesday, April 24, 2019

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 8, 2017

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

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

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 1, 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 5, 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 9, 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

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