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  • BK & Queens October

    From left: 32 Livingston Street in Brooklyn Heights and in 24505 Rushmore Avenue in Douglaston

    It’s been 55 years since this Brooklyn Heights brownstone was last available, and at a listing price of $10 million, it made its mark as the priciest single-family home to hit the market in Brooklyn last month, according to listing service Point2 Homes. [more]

  • From left: Ed Petrie, Wainscott estate askign $95 million and Robert Reffkin

    From left: Ed Petrie, Wainscott estate asking $95 million and Robert Reffkin

    No deeds are yet trading hands, but new-kid-on-the-Hamptons-block Compass is buying up other assets: the top brokers at rival firms.

    The startup’s latest hire, Ed Petrie — the No. 2 agent at the Sotheby’s International Realty office — comes two days after Compass nabbed Ed Reale, a top manager in the Hamptons for Brown Harris Stevens. [more]

  • brooklyn-queens

    From left: Unit S101 at Pierhouse at Brooklyn Bridge Park at 130 Furman Street in Brooklyn asking $6 million; and 184-15 Hovendon Road in Queens asking $3.4 million.

    In August, a four-bedroom condominium at Pierhouse at Brooklyn Bridge Park in Brooklyn Heights was the most expensive listing to hit the market in Brooklyn, according to information provided by listings service Point2 Homes. For a story and slideshow, click here

  • Brokerages’ drones invade luxury market

    December 24, 2013 03:28PM

    Drone and Halstead’s Matthew Leone

    Douglas Elliman, Sotheby’s International Realty and sister brokerages Halstead Property and Brown Harris Stevens are the among the brokerages deploying drones to capture angles of high-end real estate that few can otherwise access.

    In the past three years, Halstead has used customized drones in more than 200 luxury properties in New York as well as New Jersey and Connecticut. Brown Harris Stevens and Elliman have largely operated the machines in the Hamptons market. [more]

  • From left: Vince Rocco, Mithlesh Kush and Shane Shimon, all of Blu Realty; the interior of 41 West 74th Street

    From left: Vince Rocco, Mithlesh Kush and Shane Shimon, all of BLU Realty; the interior of 41 West 74th Street

    The owner of a refurbished Upper West Side townhouse that has lingered on the market for the past year has switched listing agents, ditching top broker Roger Erickson of Sotheby’s International and hiring a team of agents from BLU Realty Group. [more]

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  • The estate in Southhampton

    A 4.3-acre Southampton estate that was the first oceanfront property to hit the market following Hurricane Sandy has found a buyer within three months, Curbed reported. The five-bedroom home had been listed for $30 million with Harald Grant of Sotheby’s International Realty. The quick turnaround is even more surprising, considering the damage that Sandy wreaked on the Hamptons waterfront, and that oceanfront homes made up so few of the priciest deals on the East End last year. … [more]

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  • From left: John de Neufville and the interior of 81 Horatio Street

    A High Line-adjacent townhome belonging to a financial services executive has sold for $17.6 million to William Randolph Hearst’s grandson, a television producer, the Wall Street Journal reported. The five-story pad, at 81 Horatio Street, belonged to John de Neufville, managing director of G2 Investment Group, an investment management advisory. The 7,174-square-foot home — which dates to the 1870s — has six bedrooms, five bathrooms, a roof deck with hot tub, a gym, a wine-tasting room and six wood-burning fireplaces. [more]

  • From left: 12 East 82nd Street and Janna Bullock

    If you’ve ever wanted to own a life-sized dollhouse, you may have missed your chance. Property flipper Janna Bullock has found a buyer willing to pay close to her $19 million asking price for a gutted Upper East Side townhouse missing its rear wall, the New York Observer reported. Nikki Field and Patricia Wheatley, both of Sotheby’s International Realty, listed the home, at 12 East 82nd Street. The property was first listed for $15 million in November, but the asking price was increased, amidst a reported overwhelming interest in it. [more]

  • The exterior of 740 Park and shots of the unit

    Jonathan Sobel, an investor and former partner at Goldman Sachs, has purchased a home inside the exclusive white-glove co-op at 740 Park Avenue. The combined unit, #4/5C sold for $19.25 million, though the New York Times, which first reported the sale, said it traded for a higher price. [more]

  • Roger Erickson

    The state is investigating claims that Sotheby’s International Realty star broker Roger Erickson acted as an undisclosed dual agent in the sale of an apartment at 812 Fifth Avenue, sources told The Real Deal.

    Erickson, consistently one of Sotheby’s top-ranking brokers during his career at the firm, is alleged to have misled his client Harvey Schuyler into believing he was acting as Schuyler’s exclusive representative in the 2009 sale of the Fifth Avenue residence, when in fact he was also working with a prospective purchaser, Turkish businesswoman Demet Sabanci Cetindogan. Schuyler filed suit against Erickson and Sotheby’s in Supreme Court earlier this year. A decision on the case is still pending. [more]

  • LeFrak scion joins Elliman

    September 13, 2012 03:30PM

    Juliette Janssens and Allison Koffman

    Broker and real estate heiress Allison Bandier Koffman has moved to Prudential Douglas Elliman from Sotheby’s International Realty with her business partner, Juliette Janssens.

    Koffman is the granddaughter of late developer Samuel LeFrak and the daughter of author and longtime Sotheby’s broker Denise LeFrak. In 2009, her mother penned the book “High Rise Low Down: Who’s Who and What’s What in New York’s Most Coveted Apartment Houses,” which gave an inside look at some of New York’s most historic real estate transactions, including the battle over who would successfully win the bid for Laurence Rockefeller’s three-story penthouse at 834 Fifth Avenue. [more]

  • Nikki Field

    As Asiatic wealth and influence grows throughout New York’s real estate industry, brokers are increasingly mastering Mandarin, according to the New York Times. Nikki Field and Kevin Brown of Sotheby’s International Realty now travel to mainland China four times a year in order to court rich investors looking to store millions in New York properties.

    Chinese buyers are spending large sums of money on exclusive properties like Time Warner Center, 15 Central Park West and One57. [more]

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  • Images of Belden Island on the left, and Jepson Island on the right

    A woman who owns about a dozen private islands in Long Island Sound off the Branford, Conn. coast has put two of them on the market for a combined $6 million, the Associated Press reported. Christine Svennigsen, the widow of “party-goods magnate” John Svenningsen, is asking $3.95 million for Belden Island, which is more than an acre large and has a 2,100-square-foot colonial house, and $2 million for Jepson Island, which is about one-quarter of an acre and has a 1,100-square-foot house. [more]

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  • From left: Serena Boardman, the exterior and interior of 26 East 73rd Street and Meredyth Smith (both of Sotheby’s)

    An Upper East Side townhouse owned by a noted Dutch writer has sold for $21 million, after being listed last at $23 million, city records and show. The five-bedroom, five-bathroom mansion at 26 East 73rd Street hit the market about two years ago, and was at one pointed being scoped by none other than Jerry Seinfeld, according to previous reporting from

    Kees van Beijnum, the seller, is a Dutch novelist whose books have been made into films in the Netherlands. He bought the apartment for $18 million in 2007, according to city records. The buyer was identified only as East 73rd Street LLC. [more]

  • The Closing with Harald Grant

    August 24, 2012 10:30AM

    Harald Grant

    From the August issue: Top Hamptons broker Harald Grant joined the Southampton office of Sotheby’s International Realty in 1987. Since then, Grant has sold more than $1 billion in real estate, working with cultural and business titans such as Pink Floyd’s Roger Waters and Blackstone Group cofounder Peter Peterson.

    Last year, Grant was the No. 1 Hamptons broker and the No. 4 broker in the country, according to a Wall Street Journal and Real Trends ranking based on closed transaction volume. He currently has almost $338 million in sales listings, including a $32 million oceanfront beach house in Southampton. [more]

  • Debra Reece and Judi Desiderio; inset: Sotheby's Sag Harbor office

    For some, summertime in the Hamptons is all about relaxation. Not so for two of the East End’s biggest residential real estate brokerages. Town & Country Real Estate and Sotheby’s International Realty are in the process of expanding their office spaces.

    Town & Country recently moved into a new 1,600-square-foot space in East Hampton that is connected to its current office at 52 Main Street, founder Judi Desiderio told The Real Deal. [more]

  • Donny Deutsch and his 6 East 78th Street home

    Advertising guru and television personality Donny Deutsch is facing a barrage of claims that he stiffed the contractors and architects who helped design his Upper East Side townhouse. Frederic Schwartz, the architect tapped by Deutsch to transform his 6 East 78th Street townhouse into a contemporary palace in 2010, claims he was never paid the $1.79 million he’s owed for the work. Schwartz this week filed to extend a mechanic’s lien against the property first granted by the Supreme Court of New York last year. [more]

  • Sotheby's International Realty President Philip White, Warren Lewis President Aroza Sanjana and Warren Lewis' Park Slope office

    Brooklyn-based Warren Lewis Realty has joined the Sotheby’s International Realty affiliate network, Sotheby’s announced today, and will operate as Warren Lewis Sotheby’s International Realty. The 25-year-old, previously independently owned firm has two offices: one at 123A Seventh Avenue in Park Slope and another it opened earlier this year at 299 Bedford Avenue in Williamsburg. [more]

  • From left: Lisa Maysonet and Gary Kabol, now of Sotheby's International Realty

    Real estate veteran Lisa Maysonet and her husband and partner Gary Kabol have departed Prudential Douglas Elliman for Sotheby’s International Realty, according to a statement today from Sotheby’s. Maysonet spilled the beans on Twitter yesterday before quickly deleting the tweet. It began: “After 20-plus years I decided to leave Douglas Elliman and have now officially joined Sotheby’s International.” [more]

  • From top left: Stuart Epstein of Halstead Property, John Gicking of Sotheby's East Hampton and a for sale sign in the Hamptons

    East Hampton wants to shrink the size of real estate signs, and surprisingly, many local brokers are on board.

    Patch reported that the village board heard arguments from supporters and opponents of a bill that would restrict the size of real estate signs to 1.5 square feet from 7 square feet. [more]