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    From left: Carlos Angelucci and Anthony Lolli

    With its tiny offices and assembly-line approach to rentals, Rapid Realty took the rental business by storm in recent years. The firm inspired such loyalty among agents that some went out and got tattoos with its logo.

    Now, it’s jumping headfirst into the sales market. [more]

  • From left: Anthony Lolli and Rapid Realty's Cobble Hill office

    From left: Anthony Lolli and Rapid Realty’s Cobble Hill office

    At 150 square feet, Rapid Realty’s Cobble Hill office is one of the city’s tiniest real estate offices – if not the smallest outright.

    The year-old office, at 88 Bergen Street, is smaller than the firm’s Prospect Heights location by about 25 square feet, making it a really, really small office — even by the company’s own Lilliputian standards. “It’s a cute little office,” said COO Carlos Angelucci. [more]

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    From left: Peggy Aguayo of Halstead Property, the $13 million listing at 105 Eighth Avenue and Anthony Lolli of Rapid Realty

    From the August issue: With the Brooklyn brand now slapped on everything from Dubai diners to French clothing — and with a Park Slope resident in City Hall — Kings County has, perhaps, never seen its star shine brighter. [more]

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    From left: Anthony Lolli and Eric Adams

    Rapid Realty CEO Anthony Lolli will be serving as an adviser to incoming Brooklyn Borough President Eric Adams as his term begins next month.

    Lolli is a member of the Brooklyn Chamber of Commerce, though relatively new to politics. Adams, a Democratic state senator who will replace the borough’s former president Marty Markowitz, had picked Lolli as part of his transition team as well. [more]

  • From left: Craig Newmark, David Schlamm and Anthony Lolli

    From left: Craig Newmark, David Schlamm and Anthony Lolli

    Online classifieds platform Craigslist recently made a change to the way it lets brokers add photos and links in the listings they post on the site. And while the adjustment may seem technical, it could prove to be another chink in the armor of the one-time apartment search powerhouse, sources said. [more]

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    One of Anthony Lolli’s many “Lollisms”

    Rapid Realty CEO Anthony Lolli, a rental market guru known for convincing his brokers — about 60 at last count — to get company logo tattoos, is no stranger to getting creative to motivate the troops. But his most constant effort on that front, it turns out, involves a series of pictures and slogans that he calls “Lollisms.” Click here to see a few of our favorites.

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    Anthony Lolli

    Rapid Realty’s Anthony Lolli has become the first real estate executive to win the Golden Bridge Awards’ Entrepreneur of the Year award, an accolade that has traditionally gone to leaders in the tech world. Past recipients of the award include Facebook’s head honcho Mark Zuckerberg and LinkedIn’s chief executive officer Jeff Weiner. [more]

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    From the August issue: In this month’s “In their words” feature, we hear an analogy from Anthony Lolli on the mass market appeal of Rapid Realty. The Real Deal also shares words from the will of late actor James Gandolfini, who left his Greenwich Village apartment to his 13-year-old son. Read these quotes and more after the jump. [more]

  • From left: Neil Garfinkel, Hal Wilkie, Eddie Shapiro, Pam Liebman and Anthony Lolli

    From left: Neil Garfinkel, Hall Wilkie, Eddie Shapiro, Pam Liebman and Anthony Lolli

    Some 33 New York City residential brokers from firms including the Corcoran Group, Nest Seekers International and Rapid Realty faced sanctions in the last year from state licensing regulators, a review of public records show. [more]

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    Brian Fuller, former agent for Rapid Realty

    In the wake of news that a Rapid Realty agent allegedly swindled clients out of more than $5,000, the brokerage is undertaking an extensive review of his books to determine whether he cheated more victims, DNAinfo reported.

    Brian Fuller — who worked out of the Park Slope North office, at 177 Fourth Avenue, of the massive rental franchise — was charged last week with four counts of grand larceny and five counts of petit larceny. On Wednesday, Rapid Realty released a statement saying the company has “zero tolerance” for agents who violate the law or take advantage of clients. [more]

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    Brian Fuller

    UPDATED, July 17, 3:19 p.m.: A Rapid Realty agent was arrested last week for allegedly bilking clients out of more than $5,000, DNAinfo reported.

    Brian Fuller — who worked out of the Park Slope North office, at 177 Fourth Avenue, of the massive rental franchise — was charged with four counts of grand larceny and five counts of petit larceny. A criminal complaint filed by the Brooklyn District Attorney’s office alleged that the 25-year-old licensed salesperson took advantage of his clients’ naiveté. [more]

  • Rapid Realty agents show off their tattoos

    From the May issue: All real estate firms hope to establish brand loyalty. But a growing number of Rapid Realty brokers have taken that literally, getting permanently branded with the company logo. No less than 37 Rapid Realty agents and managers now have tattoos featuring the logo of the Brooklyn-based franchise firm, which has about 1,100 salespeople across the New York area. [more]

  • The casting call for Rapid Realty’s new show

    Rapid Realty, the massive Brooklyn-based franchise rental brokerage, is aiming to get into the reality television game, with a series about real estate for “the 99 percent” and the agents who work with them. [more]

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    This year will be the year of the real estate boom, according to Rapid Realty CEO Anthony Lolli, who appeared on Fox Business today. When should buyers make a move? “It’s now or never,” he said. And why? “There’s more houses on the market that are legitimately on the market,” he explained, adding that there is greater consumer confidence than in the past, and banks are more forthcoming with regards to lending. See the video after the jump. … [more]

  • At the desk of: Anthony Lolli

    December 17, 2012 05:30PM

    From the December issue

  • The rise of Rapid Realty

    February 07, 2012 10:30AM
    From left: Rapid Realty's Anthony Lolli, Adrian Cardona, Gabriela Falquez and Carlos Angelucci

    From left: Rapid Realty's Anthony Lolli, Adrian Cardona, Gabriela Falquez and Carlos Angelucci

    From the February issue: Rapid Realty’s Brooklyn headquarters was buzzing on a Thursday afternoon last month, as agents jostled for space at computers lining the exposed-brick wall. For an office housing 30 agents, the sleekly designed space is tiny — only around 500 square feet.

    But that’s the point, explained Rapid founder Anthony Lolli; the young rental brokerage prides itself on being efficient. The black-and-metal bar stools that serve as the only seating, for example, are “not supposed to be comfortable,” he said, since agents are encouraged to be out doing deals rather than sitting in them. [more]

  • Rapid Realty expands in New Jersey

    January 18, 2012 03:30PM

    A ribbon-cutting in Jersey City

    From the January issue: Over the past three years, Rapid Realty has undergone an expansion befitting its name. Founder Anthony Lolli started franchising his Brooklyn-based rental brokerage in 2009, and the company has since mushroomed to several dozen franchise locations throughout New York City. Now, he’s plotting a national takeover, starting with an expansion into New Jersey.

    The first Rapid Realty outside the city opened this fall at 479 Palisades Avenue in Jersey City. The owner of that franchise, Nina Morrow, is opening another Jersey City location this month at 183 Montgomery Street. [more]

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  • Rapid Realty picks up speed

    June 26, 2009 06:26PM

    Brooklyn-based Rapid Realty is living up to its name. The
    rental brokerage is expanding quickly and will open at least two new
    offices in the next several months, according to Carlos Angelucci, the
    company’s COO, who said the firm is also in the process of franchising
    its business. The company, which currently has offices in Crown
    Heights and Park Slope, is opening small branches in Bay Ridge and on
    Northern Boulevard in Queens. The company is also planning to open a
    Williamsburg office, he said. In addition, the company, founded in
    1998 by CEO Anthony Lolli, is working on franchising, Angelucci said,
    noting that some of the new locations may become franchisees. … [more]