Spire co-founder Kevin Kurland heads to Citi Habitats

Veteran real estate pro sold his stake in brokerage last year

TRD New York /
May.May 07, 2018 04:30 PM
Kevin Kurland and Gary Malin

Kevin Kurland and Gary Malin

Kevin Kurland is returning to brokerage.

Kurland, who sold his stake in 100 percent commission firm Spire Group last year, has joined Citi Habitats as senior managing director of the Greenwich Village office.

In his new role, Kurland will be responsible for boosting agents’ production and recruiting. He will lead the office alongside Anthony Palmieri.

“I decided to start the next chapter of my professional life back at Citi Habitats because I believe in their vision for the future of the firm,” Kurland said in a statement Monday.

Citi Habitats, which has a reputation as specializing in rentals, placed 15th in The Real Deal’s recent ranking of Manhattan residential brokerages by closed sales. The firm, founded by Town Residential’s Andrew Heiberger and sold to Realogy’s NRT division in 2004 for $50 million, closed $142.5 million in sales volume last year.

Kurland sold his stake in Spire in March 2017 for an undisclosed amount and said he’d be a full-time agent for at least a year, focused on luxury real estate. He worked at Citi Habitats as an agent in 1996.


Related Articles

arrow_forward_ios
Keeping lawns freshly cut and outdoor spaces in tip-top shape could result in greater rewards for sellers. (Credit: iStock, IMDB)

Curb your enthusiasm: Homes with spruced-up outsides sell at premium

Elsa Segura (left) was arrested in connection to realtor Monique Baugh's (right) murder (Credit: iStock)

Second suspect charged in real estate agent’s abduction, murder

Clockwise from top left: John Gomes, Ronita Kalra, Eric Beniam and McKenzie Ryan (Credit: Getty Images, iStock, Wikipedia)

“We’re putting ourselves in situations where anything is possible”: Real estate agent’s killing rattles industry

As the years go by_A look back at 17 years of real estate history

A look back at 17 years of real estate history

157 West 57th Street (Credit: iStock)

One57 condo with reduced ask tops a slow week of luxury contracts

Clockwise from top left: 730 Fifth Avenue, Unit #PH21; 730 Fifth Avenue, Unit #18A; The Pierre, Unit #3101; and The Park Imperial, Unit #64

Priciest homes listed last week include $60M pad at Crown Building

250th Issue

The Real Deal celebrates 250 issues

From left: Publisher and founder Amir Korangy, Editor-in-chief Stuart Elliott and VP of Corporate Development Yoav Barilan

TRD’s founders share war stories from over the years

arrow_forward_ios
Loading...