From left: Marc Lewis, Denise Salizzoni, Tiffany Stilwell, Marc Windheuser and the former Century 21 NY Metro office at 228 East 45th Street
With Century 21 NY Metro now closed, boutique brokerage A.C. Lawrence has taken over the firm’s 45th Street office space and hired several of its top managers, including former CEO Marc Lewis as chairman.
Former Century 21 NY Metro managers Denise Salizzoni and Tiffany Stilwell are also joining A.C. Lawrence’s management. Salizzoni will serve as rental director and Stilwell as listings manager. Former Century 21 NY Metro Sales Director Marc Windheuser has returned to Prudential Douglas Elliman.
Other former Century 21 agents are “free to decide” whether they want to join A.C. Lawrence or not, said A.C. Lawrence spokesperson Charlotte Kullen, formerly the spokesperson for Century 21 NY Metro. A.C. Lawrence, which has around 35 agents, said it is launching an “aggressive recruitment campaign,” however.
A.C. Lawrence’s new office is located at 228 East 45th Street, the 13,000-square-foot space where Century 21 NY Metro moved in March. A.C. Lawrence will close its current office at 60 Madison Avenue.
The former Century 21 NY Metro website now redirects to A.C. Lawrence’s site.
In recent weeks, The Real Deal reported that struggling Century 21 NY Metro was on the verge of closure, and that agents were told the firm would be absorbed into AC Lawrence.
Kullen said that A.C. Lawrence did not technically absorb Century 21 NY Metro; rather, Century 21 NY Metro, the entity, was closed, leaving AC Lawrence free to take over its space and taking on many of its personnel.