Pace University, City University of New York-Brooklyn College
"My husband and I recently relocated to New York. We were fortunate enough to land in the good hands of Joe Azar, to provide us his excellent service and advice for apartment hunting in Manhattan. Joe assigned one of his team members, "Ed," to accompany us and show us properties. Ed is knowledgeable of his area, very patient and pleasant to walk around with. Joe and Ed took our needs and wants into consideration, and quickly led us to a place which is wonderfully located and appropriate for our needs. We were specifically impressed with the turnaround time when we had questions, or needed to reach out to them. They also followed through in detail until the end of the lease signing process, and even after we had moved in. So, we gladly and truly give Joe and Ed the highest recommendation, with our sincere thanks." - Patricia
"My name is Jake and my fiance, Eliza and I worked with Joe Azar earlier this year to find an apartment. We wanted to take a moment to let you know how happy we were with the experience we had working with Joe and your company. From the very beginning, we knew we were dealing with someone very different than the traditional broker. First and foremost he is an extremely friendly guy. He would quickly respond to emails and was attentive to any questions we had. He took all of our requirements and needs into account and made thoughtful suggestions to help expand our apartment search. Joe was so efficient and organized when we went out to look at apartments, that we found our future home in just one day of searching. He had clearly done his research in advance, and taken into account all of our requests and priorities. None of the apartments he showed us were ones we didn't want to see. However most important to us was the advice he gave. Many times his honest opinions about a building or a neighborhood meant that he would be saving us money. His honesty was extremely refreshing. After we put down an offer he worked tirelessly to get the paperwork approved. Thank you so much for recommending him to us. We are going to be referring both Joe and your company to all of our friends in the future." - Jake & Eliza
"I worked with Joe on several projects including Broadstone Brickell, X Miami, Casa Vera and Motion at Dadeland. His market knowledge is superior and his professional and can-do personality coupled with his knowledge of South Florida and New York makes him the perfect candidate to work with exclusively. When I know I am taking on a difficult property as a brand-new building that we need to lease-up he is the first person I think of that can help me with this situation. If you would like in-depth information regarding my reference and thoughts don’t hesitate to contact me. " - Joyce Rinck – GREYSTAR
"Joe Azar’s brokerage team was essential to leasing up the 464-unit X Miami apartment community and achieving stabilization at the highest rent per foot in the market. His ability to engage the real estate agent community and bring in qualified clients was crucial to our success. Joe is diligent, proactive and easy to work with, especially during stressful situations. He’d be a valuable addition to any multifamily leasing operation. " -Brian Koles,Brand & Marketing Director – PMG - Property Markets Group
"Joe and I have worked together for the past 6 years. He has been professional and dedicated to getting the deal complete.....I continue to call on Joe for his assistance because I know how reliable he is."- Anonymous
30 years of combined real estate experience
$300M in sales transactions over his 15-year career
The Azar Team consists of Principal Joe Azar licensed real estate broker Florida & New York, three Real Estate Advisors in Florida; Richard Fernandez, Alex Novoa and Jose Renteria, as well as an administrative assistant. The team is licensed in the state of Florida and New York. His sister Renee Azar co-runs The Azar Team New York.
Joe D. Azar was born and raised in Brooklyn, New York. He received his Associate of Science degree in Finance from Pace University and then in 2006, he obtained a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration & Finance from Brooklyn College.
Joe was able to establish a thriving real estate practice from the get-go, entering the business in 2006. From his Rookie of the Year award during that first year, to subsequent honors such as the “Outstanding Customer Service Award”, he was consistently recognized as a Top Producer during his tenure as an associate broker at Citi Habitats in New York City. His reputation for excellence has led to a career based almost entirely on referrals, a fact he is most proud of and the main reason he cites for being able to build his business from the ground up.
As a result of his successful sales background, Joe was able to transition to the role of Senior Managing Director for NRT – Realogy Citi Habitats’ East Village office with relative ease. “I recognize that my strength in the field has the ability to inspire and educate both new and experienced agents and I welcome the chance to help them shape successful careers,” says Joe; A position he was proud to hold in years past.
In his former role as Senior Managing Director, one of his strengths was overseeing the many sales transactions in his office. In 2013 and 2014, he oversaw over $150 million dollars of residential sales transactions, varying from multi-family, mixed-used, townhomes, condo new development and investment properties. After two years in that role, he then transitioned back to brokering his own transactions and leading a four-person team, The Azar Team. Joe’s focus is on helping his clients—from buyers to renters, sellers, investors, and landlords—each property deserves a knowledgeable professional who streamlines the process toward completion.
Joe has had vast experience working with a broad array of clients on unique and challenging transactions. Over the years, he has become recognized as an accomplished broker. He has participated in countless sales in some of the city’s most cutting-edge developments, a track record that has provided his clientele with unrivaled access and insight into the latest real estate opportunities and happenings. Experienced with condo board interviews, multi-family properties and all steps involved in the real estate process, Joe places a noticeable emphasis on always being prepared.
He has represented New York City’s top Developers & has had exclusive listings with the likes of Extell Belnord, Highpoint Property Group, Charles Cohen, Redi Management, Larry Gluck’s Stellar Management after recently completing a lease-up of The Willard on the UWS in 2016 & multiple other landlords. In addition to this, he specialized in having corporate relocation accounts with Cartus, Citibank, Davis Polk law firm, Morgan Stanley & many more.
In 2017 Joe put his roots down in South Florida & already has worked with Alliance Residential, Mack Real Estate Group, was the Exclusive in-house Broker for Property Markets Group X Social Communities & currently the Exclusive In house broker for Richman Signature’s blu27 in Edgewater, Miami. Joe calls Miami & New York City home as he is a licensed Broker still in both Florida & New York. He runs a team of two in New York City. Having been licensed in Florida since 2017, Joe has consistently been a top producer and was named Director of leasing for the firm. With over 7 Exclusive Buildings Joe launched The Azar Team Miami, comprised of himself & four innovative associate’s.
In his free time, Joe stays actively involved in a number of volunteer activities, from feeding the homeless, coaching Little League, captain of his softball team and participates in the American Heart Association Heart Walk.
Streamlining the Relocation Process
Miami is one of the most diverse, competitive, and lucrative real estate markets in the world. The Azar Team specializes in the smooth transfer of executives to and from New York, LA, Chicago, Miami, and beyond. They understand that making the transfer to Miami can be an overwhelming experience. To help ease your move, their experienced and dedicated team will effectively recognize and fulfill your relocation needs. They take great pride in treating corporate clients with special care to help facilitate a successful move.
The Azar Team's concierge approach will help at every stage of the relocation process. Moving to Miami and need to sell your current out-of-state home? They will refer you to a real estate expert in your area to sell. They're also here to guide you on the closing of your new home with an understanding of different state and country closing laws. They'll also help assist you with finding movers and new school recommendations. Moving out of Miami? They will curate the best listings in your preferred neighborhood with an expert real estate advisor. You will receive personalized tours of homes (in-person and virtually). These are just some of the many Corporate Relocation services provided. Reach out to The Azar Team for more details on your next corporate relocation.