The Real Deal New York

After a year at Town, Swezey returns to Corcoran

By Katherine Clarke | July 11, 2012 05:30PM

Ric Swezey moved to Town Residential from the Corcoran Group last year, when the former was still a relatively new endeavor by Citi Habitats founder Andrew Heiberger. But Swezey, once Corcoran’s fourth-ranked Manhattan agent, didn’t stay long. The broker announced yesterday that he had returned to Corcoran, where he previously spent nine years, after just 16 months at Town.

Swezey will be rejoining the firm’s Soho office, where he will report to Gene Martinez, a Corcoran senior managing director. The move is effective as of today, according to a Corcoran statement.

In an email to clients and colleagues, Swezey, a former competitive gymnast, cited Corcoran’s top ranking in number of listings and dollar volume of those listings on the The Real Deal’s recent brokerage rankings. “Corcoran’s resources, technology and brand are unparalleled in the market and I realize it truly provides the best place for me to meet and exceed my clients’ expectations,” he told The Real Deal.

Corcoran President Pam Liebman released a statement welcoming back Swezey. “As the song says, sometimes you don’t know what you’ve got till it’s gone,” she said.

Meanwhile, Wendy Maitland, managing director of Town, said Swezey had been an “extremely professional representative” during his time at the company.

She cited his representation, alongside Dennis Cusack, of a $23.55 million duplex at 101 Central Park West. He also collaborated with Ed Freiberg, repping a 65 West 13th Street property that resulted in a transaction exceeding $4.6 million, Maitland said.

“Ric will be an asset to Corcoran’s lower Broadway office,” she said. “He will be missed and always welcome back.”