“Ruthie and Ethan have gone over and beyond in what they had to do as brokers for us. They are a blessing to us, to put it simply. They look after our interest while being fair to all parties concerned— something which I genuinely appreciate. Both are very hardworking and knowledgeable about the market, properties, issues that may crop up regarding our property. We have greatly benefited from their expertise and knowledge. Thank you, Ruthie and Ethan! “ - Jennifer and Brian.
“Both Ruthie and Ethan are extremely professional and a delight to work with. They are prompt with their replies, work quickly, and deliver on their commitments. I have full trust and confidence in their ability to get the job done, whatever it may be. “ - Vohne
“Ruthie and Ethan Assouline sold our Upper East Side apartment in thirteen days. They were a pleasure to deal with, and I highly recommend their team. “ - Paul and Kathy
Ethan and Ruthie co-founded the Assouline Team as a dynamic duo with very diverse backgrounds, which has enabled them to provide clients with full range of services.
Together, they thrives on being an all-encompassing resource for their clients. They love learning about their objectives, guiding them to ideal properties and handling every facet of the process from A to Z. Known for being capable and thorough, the duo removes stress from their clients' shoulders by being their devoted advocate and fighting for every last dollar as if it were her own.
Ethan brings to the team over a decade of experience advising international wealthy families, institutions and family offices within Europe and the Middle East. Born and raised in Casablanca, Morocco, with extensive overseas travel, Ethan’s diverse international background and fluency in French, English, Hebrew, and Arabic inspired him to develop his wide range of skills and experiences uniquely suited to the New York Real Estate Market.
Prior to real estate, Mr. Assouline held various positions at world class financial institutions such as HSBC, Morgan Stanley and UBS, as well as Gottex Fund Management, a publicly-traded fund-of-fund with over $7 billion in assets under management. He leverages his professional experience in wealth management, investment advisory, and lending to connect clients with real estate opportunities that fits their needs and risk/reward profile.
Ethan’s global banking network, in-depth knowledge of the market and access to capital markets makes him a reliable guide to help client achieve great financial execution on the acquisition and/or disposition of US real estate as well as a suitable partner to secure the ideal financial provider to complete the transaction.
As for Ruthie, she travelled the world extensively while expanding the global presence of her family's international business. Today, she uses the international worldview, entrepreneurial mindset and exclusive network she developed during this period in her real estate work with her diverse international and local clientele.
During her first year in the business, Ruthie sold over $40 million worth of real estate. No stranger to awards and accolades, at Ruthie’s previous firm, she earned the highest status in the company, ranked among the top 10 agents in her office and among the top 1 percent nationwide.
Specializing in the needs of investors, Ruthie and Ethan offers a work ethic that is hard to come by. They put their clients first, love a challenge and never let the ball drop. They are deeply in love with New York City, and their enthusiasm and integrity shows in the excitement and energy infused into every client engagement.
Ethan and Ruthie reside on the Upper East Side.