Editor’s note: Broker kings and queens (and those trying to dethrone them)

From the June issue: In a topsy-turvy world, amid technological disruption and a down market, residential brokers are taking very different roads to making a buck.

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Our cover story this month features our annual ranking of the top brokers in Manhattan, who are posting some impressive numbers despite the less forgiving climate for luxury condo deals.

At the top of the list for closed sales was Raphael De Niro, whose team did nearly three-quarters of a billion dollars in a single year — $721.4 million in sell-side deals, to be exact — thanks mostly to new-development condo closings from contracts that were signed before the market softened.