The Real Deal New York

What the deal means for Citi Habitats

With purchase of brokerage, the rental giant gets a presence in Brooklyn, albeit a belated one

November 05, 2015 09:30AM
By E.B. Solomont


From left: Gary Malin and David Maundrell

From the November issue: They flirted for two years before heading to the altar.

That’s how Gary Malin, the president of rental firm Citi Habitats, describes his courtship of David Maundrell, the Brooklyn evangelist who founded the brokerage more than a decade ago from an industrial stretch of Williamsburg.

Finally last month, the two announced that Citi Habitats would buy the smaller firm. [more]