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Where did you grow up?
I grew up in Turtle Bay in a building called 100 UN Plaza. My family sold their apartment when I was 12 and we moved to 80th and York on the Upper East Side.
Where do you currently live?
I currently live in a condo in Beekman Place. I recently moved from Chelsea.
How did you find your apartment?
I asked my current doorman five questions and listened to his response:
1. "Who do you know who just got Married the building?"
- Doorman: "No One"
2. "Who do you know who just got Divorced in the building?"
- Doorman: "No One"
3. "Is anyone in the building relocating work?"
- Doorman: "Not that I know"
4. "Is anyone having a baby or pregnant?"
- Doorman: "No"
5. "Did anyone just pass?"
- Doorman: "Yes. PH-A just passed".
I wrote 3 letters to PHA knowing they needed to sell the apartment. I got a call from the heir to the apartment who asked me to look at the home to give them a . I offered to buy it on the spot.
Tell us a little about your family…
I come from a real estate family. My father is a jeweler a landlord, and my mother is a homemaker that built our family’s house in the city. My dad grew up Israel my mom grew up Iran. They moved here the early 70s when the Shah fell from power. I have one brother who works for a large commercial real estate developer. I'm also married with one daughter who I adore.
How did you get into real estate?
When I was in high school I made a call to Joseph Moinian, the CEO of the Moinian Group - one of the city's biggest developers. I asked him agreed to give me a position in the leasing office of one of his downtown buildings called 1 West Street, The Ocean. I worked with them three out of my four summers in college and it was an incredible experience. In my final summer of college, I became a real estate agent.
Why did you choose Compass?
They are the most forward-thinking brokerage that my team met with. We felt right at home when we got here.
Do you do any work outside of real estate?
When I have downtime I design products and pitch companies to license the designs from me. I recently licensed a squirt water bottle to a company in California that can mist your face when you turn it upside down.
What do you do for fun?
I spend 80% of my downtime with my family and daughter. I am also constantly reading.
845 United Nations Plz, Unit 39E
Meticulously renovated 1,493 square foot convertible two-bedroom, two-bathroom home (currently configured as a one bedroom with a dining room) at the remarkable 845 United Nations Plaza. This stunning corner residence with dual exposures atop the 39th floor boasts floor-to-ceiling windows and offers breathtaking views of several New York City landmarks and the East River. Each bedroom is king-sized and the master bedroom features several custom closets and an exceptionally large, en-suite bathroom with a deep-soaking tub, shower stall, as well as dual sinks.
The massive, 23 foot long, sun-soaked living room is perfect for all uses and also has a marble fire feature and dining area. Complimenting this incredible home is the impressively remodeled kitchen with stainless steel appliances including a dishwasher and built-in Miele coffee maker, an abundance of storage and cabinet space, as well as a wine cooler.
340 E 64th St, Unit 33A
As you enter into the newly renovated lobby of The St. Tropez, Manhattan's first condominium, you're greeted by a full service staff, including a doorman and concierge. Take the elevator up to the 33rd floor, where there are only four units per floor, and you'll find residence 33A, a large renovated corner three bedroom, three bathroom with Southern and Eastern exposures.
You're greeted by an elegant entry foyer with expansive storage. From there you can’t help but gravitate towards the living room's oversized windows, which get amazing light and have stunning views of the East River. The living room is expansive and is thoughtfully adjacent to a large dining area that leads you to an open and windowed South facing kitchen, with sweeping views of the city skyline.
57 Reade St, Unit 17C
This stunning 1,034 sf 1 Bed / 1.5 Bath at Reade57, located at an unsurpassed TriBeCa location, offers expansive open views. There are floor to ceiling windows that look out to western and southern exposures which offer fantastic natural light and views that span to the Hudson River.
As you enter 17C, you're greeted by a massive foyer that functions perfectly as a bonus office space. You're then lead to a corner living / dining room with floor to ceiling windows. There is an open gourmet kitchen that is well appointed with a Liebherr refrigerator, fully integrated Bosch stainless cook-top/oven, microwave, and dishwasher. There is also a breakfast bar, double sink/garbage disposal, caesar stone countertops and high end custom cabinetry.