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  • From left: Glenn Rufrano, John Powers and Sabrina Kleier-Morgenstern

    From left: Glenn Rufrano, John Powers and Sabrina Kleier-Morgenstern

    From the December issue: In this month’s Movers and Shakers feature, TRD zooms in on former Cushman & Wakefield CEO Glenn Rufrano, who has returned to O’Connor Capital Partners as chairman and CEO. John Powers, CBRE’s chairman of the New York tri-state region, joined Boston Properties. And we have news on Sabrina Kleier-Morgenstern and husband Rob, who welcomed their second child in October. [more]

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    Sabrina Kleier Morgenstern, Michele Kleier and Samantha Kleier Forbes

    From the May issue: Samantha Kleier Forbes and Sabrina Kleier Morgenstern share more than just their sisterly genes. Thry also share an office at Kleier Residential, the boutique residential firm co-founded by their mother, Michele, as Gumley Haft Kleier in the 1990s. Today the brokerage is one of the city’s top boutique firms, and the three Kleier women have sold some $130 million worth of real estate in the past year. [more]


  • From left: Sabrina Kleier Morgenstern, Samantha Kleier Forbes, Michele Kleier and JP Forbes

    Veteran Upper East Side brokers, including the Kleier family and Fox Residential chief Barbara Fox, gathered last night for the official opening of Brodsky Development’s 135 East 79th Street. While the event took place at an ad hoc sales center at 654 Madison Avenue built to resemble the building’s interiors, and not at the property itself, guests were suitably impressed by the detailed finishes on display and kept busy munching on tiny macaroni and cheese dishes and steak and arugula mini salads. See photos after the jump .


  • From left: Shelley O’Keefe of the Corcoran Group, Soho Mews at 311 West Broadway, Corcoran Sunshine’s Joanie Achumacher and Kirk Henckels of Stribling & Associates

    Two years ago the holiday season was a dark time for New York City’s residential real estate brokers. This holiday season is quite a departure. Appointments are up, housing supply is down and brokers are planning to work through the holidays, making sure to be available for international buyers who will be in town and may just want to pick up a multi-million dollar Manhattan apartment as part of a holiday shopping spree.

    The bleak days of 2009 have not yet fully faded from memory. “Nothing compares to that,” said Shelley O’Keefe, a senior vice president at the Corcoran Group and head of on-site sales for Soho Mews condominium, at 311 West Broadway, of the 2009 holiday season, shortly after Soho Mews premiered. But things are more than looking up this year.


  • The Kleier klan dropped in on “Live with Regis and Kelly” this morning to teach departing host Regis Philbin the tricks of the real estate trade. Where to start? Your typical New York City apartment, of course: Michele Kleier’s $27.5 million listing on the 16th floor of the former Stanhope hotel. Watch the clip above as the matriarch of the self-described “First Family of Real Estate” shows him the ropes of New York City showings. Among her tips: don’t say “entryway,” say “gallery;” “den” is a dirty word — it’s a library here; and we never, ever say “his and hers” anymore (this is New York, after all). Regis flubbed the “his and hers” bit on his first-ever showing, but Kleier said she thinks he’s “trainable” — good news in case he ever needs any cash post-retirement.


  • The penthouse triplex at 1 Main Street in Dumbo

    David Walentas’ famous Clock Tower triplex in Dumbo has been pulled from the rental market less than a week after making headlines as the priciest apartment up for lease in Brooklyn.

    The 7,000-square-foot spread, which is still listed for sale for $23.5 million, had been asking $50,000 per month. The Post reported yesterday that listing broker and “Selling New York” star Michele Kleier, of Gumley Haft Kleier, was seeking a renter to sign a two-year lease with an option to buy, but she confirmed to The Real Deal this morning that time has already run out for that opportunity. She declined to comment further on her reasoning, but once again, if you want views of the New York Harbor and Brooklyn Bridge through those 14-foot glass-faced clocks, you’re going to have to buy them. … [more]

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    The Clocktower triplex at 1 Main Street in Dumbo

    After a nine-month hiatus from the market, David Walentas’ Clocktower building triplex in Dumbo is coming back online with a slashed asking price and a new set of brokers. According to the Post, Walentas has tapped the Kleier klan, of “Selling New York” fame, to market the 7,000-square-foot pad for $23.5 million. Sabrina Kleier Morgenstern, one-third of the Gumley Haft Kleier trio that also includes her mother, Michele Kleier, and sister, Samantha Kleier Forbes, confirmed to the The Real Deal that her family is putting the listing on the market later today and plans to hold a launch party next month to spread the word. The 1 Main Street condominium, which originally hit the market for $25 million in 2009, is still potentially Brooklyn’s priciest ever by a landslide, even after the price chop. … [more]


  • In the video above about the country’s richest celebrities, HLN Showbiz Tonight looked at one of the places those bigwigs spend their money — New York City real estate. Sabrina Kleier Morgenstern, an executive vice president at Gumley Haft Kleier, said there are at least three celebs who are interested in New York City real estate — Nicole Kidman (who recently bought a fourth-floor unit at 200 11th Avenue for $9.6M), newly-hitched Kelsey Grammer (who along with his new wife, Kayte Walsh, checked out a $9.9 million Plaza condo) and Jennifer Aniston (who is close to a deal on a West Village penthouse).

  • The Real Deal on the town…

    March 08, 2011 06:33PM
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    The Real Deal dropped by the London NYC Hotel’s penthouse last night for a soiree thrown in honor of Boca Raton’s One Thousand Ocean condominium, the ultra-luxe 52-unit property that debuted last year to an uncharacteristic flurry of sales activity.

    After years of uncertainty due to ownership change-ups and battles with neighbors, and in spite of South Florida’s weak condo sales market, developer LXR Luxury Resort & Hotels saw more than $45 million in closings within three weeks of the oceanfront building’s February 2010 launch. Now, with 18 units left to market for between $2.6 million and $15 million apiece, the developer has turned to New York City’s Gumley Haft Kleier for help reaching the crowd up north.

    It’s the first official foray into South Florida for the Kleier clan, executive vice president Sabrina Kleier Morgenstern told us at last night’s event, which she hosted with her mother, president Michele Kleier, and sister, executive vice president Samantha Kleier Forbes, and which was filmed for HGTV’s “Selling New York.” It also comes at a time when the boutique firm is making an effort to branch out into the new development arena. … [more]

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    From left: Dean Spanos and Trump Park Avenue

    Dean Spanos — president of the San Diego Chargers football team and son of Greek-born real estate developer Alexander Spanos — has sold his two-bedroom condominium unit at the Trump Park Avenue for $5.3 million, the Observer reported. The 1,813-square-foot unit, located on the 18th floor of the tower at 502 Park Avenue, sold for just under its $5.5 million asking price posted in April, close to $1 million more than Spanos paid for the unit in 2007. … [more]


  • From left: 995 Fifth Avenue, Beth Fisher of Corcoran Sunshine, Raizy Haas of Extell Development, and Michele Kleier of Gumley Haft Kleier (building photo source: PropertyShark)

    [UPDATE, 5:15 p.m.] Even more “Selling NY” spoilers (involving Bryant Park and Annie Liebovitz) and pictures from last night’s event after the jump. For a slideshow, click here.

    There’s drama brewing on the 16th floor of Extell Development’s 995 Fifth Avenue, the former Stanhope Hotel and one of the buildings featured in the new HGTV series “Selling NY,” which kicks off March 18. At least, there will be in front of the cameras, The Real Deal has learned: the show is planning to highlight Extell’s decision to bring in Gumley Haft Kleier to help Corcoran Sunshine Marketing Group sell the full-floor apartment in at least one episode this season. Earlier this year, Gumley Haft Kleier’s Michele Kleier and her real estate agent daughters, Samantha and Sabrina, landed the co-exclusive for the 8,360-square-foot unit — Fifth Avenue’s largest and now the only one remaining in the 17-story, 26-unit, gut-renovated building. It is listed for $28.5 million with Corcoran Sunshine Marketing Group and will be the site of at least part of the new realty reality show’s season finale, which was filmed last night with a full house of brokers and the press. … [more]