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    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]

  • Citi Habitats buys

    October 07, 2015 11:06AM
    From left: Gary Malin, David Maundrell and Pamela Liebman

    From left: Gary Malin, David Maundrell and Pamela Liebman

    Citi Habitats, one of the largest residential brokerages in the city, has acquired Brooklyn-based firm

    The deal, announced Wednesday, will give the rental giant a long-sought foothold in Brooklyn, where has developed a deep roster of clients — and acted as a cheerleader for the borough — since 2002. founder David Maundrell will assume the new role of executive vice president and will lead new development deals in Brooklyn and Queens. [more]

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    From left: Pamela Liebman, Robert Reffkin and Gary Malin

    After trading legal barbs for much of the past year, Compass buried the hatchet with rival firms the Corcoran Group and Citi Habitats, The Real Deal has learned.

    The parties reached a confidential settlement agreement and will dismiss their pending lawsuits, the firms said in a joint statement Monday morning. [more]

  • Douglas Elliman's February rental market report

    Douglas Elliman’s February rental market report

    Median rents in Manhattan were up in February for the 12th straight month, while Brooklyn saw a slight decrease that doesn’t appear to be the start of a downward trend, according to Douglas Elliman’s latest rental market report. [more]

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    From left: Andrew Heiberger and Antonio del Rosario

    A longtime Citi Habitats team led by Antonio del Rosario and Jack Elliot Heard decamped to Town Residential.

    The J + A Equities team, which includes del Rosario, Heard and five others, is joining Town’s Greenwich Village office under sales and leasing manager Julia Miller. [more]

  • Citi Habitats' Gary Malin

    Citi Habitats’ Gary Malin

    Residential brokerage Citi Habitats inked a lease for a new corporate headquarters at TF Cornerstone’s 387 Park Avenue South.

    The firm is taking up roughly 19,000 square feet on the fourth floor of the building between East 27th and East 28th streets, which is a few blocks north from its current offices, according to the New York Observer. Citi Habitats is also leasing a 500-square-foot storage space in the basement. [more]

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    Median Manhattan rents by neighborhood (credit: Citi Habitats)

    Both Manhattan and Brooklyn saw rental price indicators rise overall in January, pushed upward by continuously rising employment in the city and still-tight lending practices, according to Douglas Elliman’s January rental market report. [more]

  • Jaime Castano

    Jaime Castano

    Talk about burning bridges. A former Citi Habitats agent, 20-year-old Jaime Castano, was arrested Monday for allegedly setting fire to a classmate in his dorm room and then posting the grisly video on Snapchat. All while singing.

    Castano, who was a New York University student at the time but was expelled in September after the Aug. 23 attack, admitted to police that he used his cell phone to record a video of the sleeping female student engulfed in flames and her subsequent panicked attempts to put them out. [more]

  • From left: A Murray Hill apartment at 245 East 40th Street rending for $3,225 and a DoBro apartment at 309 Gold Street renting for $2,860

    From left: A Murray Hill apartment at 245 East 40th Street renting for $3,225 and a Downtown Brooklyn apartment at 309 Gold Street renting for $2,860

    In both Manhattan and Brooklyn, median rents continued to climb while average rents fell, according to Douglas Elliman’s December rental report. [more]

  • Small pads see biggest rent increases 

    December 11, 2014 08:30AM
    From left: a $2,500-a-month studio at 401 East 74th Street and a one-bedroom at 383 Grand Street asking $3,300 a month

    From left: a $2,500-a-month studio at 401 East 74th Street and a one-bedroom at 383 Grand Street, asking $3,300 a month

    Small apartments, big appetites. Studio and one-bedroom pads saw the biggest price gains in comparison to other unit types last month, according to Douglas Elliman’s monthly rental report. [more]

  • A one-bedroom unit at 888 Fulton Street in Clinton Hill that's asking $2,850

    A one-bedroom unit at 888 Fulton Street in Clinton Hill that’s asking $2,850

    A surge of renters signed new leases in Brooklyn last month – a sign that rising prices citywide are pushing people farther into the outer boroughs. [more]

  • From left: 130 East 38th Street and Jessica Chastain

    From left: 130 East 38th Street in Midtown and Jessica Chastain

    Actress Jessica Chastain is shopping for a townhouse. [more]

  • Eugene Litvak and Robert Reffkin

    Eugene Litvak and Robert Reffkin

    Citi Habitats’ top-producing broker team has decamped to Urban Compass.

    The 10-person Litvak Team, led by Eugene Litvak, will help spearhead the opening of a Brooklyn office for Urban Compass within the next six months, CEO Robert Reffkin told The Real Deal. “We plan to invest a lot in growing Brooklyn,” he said. Of Litvak, he added, “We’ll start growing Brooklyn around him and other agents.” [more]

  • From left: Carol Nemeroff, Elaine Mayers, Talia Schor and Joe Snyder

    From left: Carol Nemeroff, Elaine Mayers, Talia Schor and Joe Snyder

    Veteran broker Elaine Mayers will be joining Town Residential, she announced on Thursday.

    Mayers, who has been with Citi Habitats for the past eight years, will bring team members Carol Nemeroff, Talia Schor and Joe Snyder with her to her new position.

    After eight years at Citi Habitats, Mayers said, “it’s time to make a change.” [more]


    From left: Citi Habitats' Gary Malin and Urban Compass' Robert Reffkin and Ori Allon

    From left: Citi Habitats’ Gary Malin and Urban Compass’ Robert Reffkin and Ori Allon

    This story was initially published yesterday at 8:15 p.m. It has been updated with the court’s ruling on the order below.

    Following a lawsuit filed by real estate brokerage Citi Habitats, which accused rival Urban Compass of hacking into its proprietary listings database, a judge has granted a restraining order against the tech startup, preventing it from accessing the database. But the court did not grant Citi Habitats’ request that the court halt Urban Compass’ own software development — which Citi Habitats argued may improperly utilize data gleaned from its system.

    The ruling, by Judge Jeffrey Oing, came on the same day that Citi Habitats sued Urban Compass — the second time Urban Compass was hit with a lawsuit in two months accusing the startup of stealing trade secrets. [more]

  • From left: Richard Smith and Realogy headquarters in Madison, N.J.

    From left: Richard Smith and Realogy headquarters in Madison, N.J.

    Realogy Holdings — the public real estate conglomerate whose brands include the Corcoran Group, Citi Habitats and Sotheby’s International Realty — is buying technology company ZipRealty for $166 million. [more]

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    Citi Habitats’ office at 665 Broadway

    Two years into Citi Habitats’ rebranding effort, the brokerage is launching a new listings database in conjunction with the Corcoran Group. [more]

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    Median rents in Manhattan and Brooklyn in April

    Manhattan rents in April hit their highest median price since 2009, according to Douglas Elliman’s monthly rental market report. Rents in the borough also registered a second consecutive month of increases following six straight months of decline. [more]

  • From left: Rendering of a kitchen at 737 Park Avenue, formal dining room at 155 East 79th Street and kitchen at 69 East 86th Street

    From left: Kitchen at 737 Park Avenue, dining room at 155 East 79th Street and kitchen at 69 East 86th Street

    Open kitchens and dining areas have lately featured prominently among New York City’s poshest apartments. But that is changing as an increasing number of home seekers look for separate kitchens and formal dining rooms, prewar design concepts that are newly en vogue. [more]

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    From left: Citi Habitat’s Peter j. Sobeck, Eugene Litvak, Gary Malin, Candace Medina and Roy Silber; Sofia Corradini, Allan Gewurtz and Adelya Terranova

    Citi Habitats’ Litvak team, led by broker Eugene Litvak, took home top honors at the brokerage’s annual awards ceremony, which was held at Espace in Midtown. [more]