My name is David. I am husband to an amazing wife, father to a precocious child, and real estate broker to the leaders of business and their communities. As a real estate broker I provide five star service at all times. Reviews from wife and child are not available at this time, but generally favorable.
Raised in Brooklyn, not far from where I own an apartment myself, I know the markets I serve in Manhattan and Brooklyn quite deeply. I know the lunch spots, boutiques, and pizzerias in addition to the schools, and transportation. My insightful memory and outside the box experiences have helped me negotiate unbelievable deals for my clients.
I have worked on behalf of C-level executives for corporations such as Google, Union Square Hospitality Group, and many others. I have helped the President of the American Association of Psychologists, the “Most-Sought After Piano Teacher,” according to Steinway and Sons, and the former Secretary of Defense for Germany all with their NYC housing needs. From the founder of Waze to models, celebrity actors, and quite a few people in finance, software engineers, but also City employees, retirees, and even students. As I say to my team - we don’t choose who comes into ‘the restaurant,’ but we give them all a five-star experience. Our abundant deal flow was that my small team was recognized as being in the Top 10 at Douglas Elliman for transactions, and over 17 years in the business, I am well known for being knowledgeable about all things in my field.
A big turning point in my life was in May of 2020. In addition to the pandemic, my girlfriend thought there were uninvited small furry creatures living in my home. I was renting an apartment in Greenpoint at the time. That is debatable, but it can be said that once we hired an exterminator, the unwelcome guests departed. There was a strong desire to move. I found some rental options, and I figured since it was Covid, I was going to have good luck. It turns out I was right, but not in the way I hoped. Despite a very successful career and an excellent financial profile, I was rejected in favor of someone else applying to a different rental. This made me annoyed. It was illegal to go outside of our homes, but we looked all over the web and found a good condo. I negotiated 10% off the price, did a deal with 15% down, and bought it.
While we were in contract, we discovered we were expecting a child. We didn’t know if our new two-bed was going to work long-term, so we moved in, made it lovely, but kept our eyes open. Then, our new condo had a leak. This annoyed us, but we also were troubled by other items in the home and the make-up of the building’s board. Everyone was nice, but there were multiple investors and low reserves, and the home just wasn’t big enough for three.
We moved out so a leak could be fixed, and found a dream apartment while looking in our number one neighborhood - Brooklyn Heights. We made a full-price offer, and it was accepted. We then did a gut renovation, adding laundry and central air. I mention all of this because it's a special experience, renovating a cooperative apt, and having done it, I advise others on it frequently. Before all of that, we sold the covid condo we had bought, and made a good profit - we paid $900,000 with only 15% down and exited at $1,187,500 after 2 years. It was not the only real estate I transacted on my own in the past few years.
If you have taken the time to read this much, I can also share that I am an alumnus of the Rhode Island School of Design, and have always leaned into my education to a competitive advantage. After school, and in my first job in the industry, I became an expert in real estate finance and construction.
I like to say we work with the smartest customers. Maybe you are a little bit like me, and if you are, let’s connect and discuss your goals. My team has the experience and skills that deliver in good and bad market conditions.
2022 #6 Team at Douglas Elliman for Transactions
2016 - Present: Real Trends and Tom Ferry Top 100 Team in NYC, Top 5 Team TriBeCa Office, Top 25 Team Douglas Elliman Real Estate for sales and rentals many times
Over 1,000 transactions and $1B sold
Member of Tom Ferry TEAM+ Coaching, in touch with 6,000 top brokers in the US and internationally.
Extensive Resale, New Development, and Investment Sales Experience
Alumni of the Rhode Island School of Design