Michael Graves has been a consistent and respected top producing broker for a decade. He is known for his unwavering commitment to the highest level of ethical standards, discretion, client advocacy and transparent industry practices. Graves and his team have been responsible for more than one billion dollars of real estate transactions in less than 10 years. He has held the distinction of closing the thirteenth highest priced sale nationwide and has been ranked 7th nationwide by the Wall Street Journal for average transaction price. In 2015, he was named the top agent in the Real Deal's Rising Real Estate Stars under 35 and in 2019, he was named the Top Rising Real Estate Star by Crain's NY.
Michael began his career as an agent in 2009, expediently shattering price per-square-foot records while representing buyers and sellers in luxury buildings citywide with remarkable results. He specializes in real-time data-driven expert advisory, client services and the strategic positioning and marketing of luxury new development and resale product. He has broken price per square foot records in Tribeca, West Village, Chelsea, Flatiron, Gramercy Park and beyond. He is equally adept at representing buyers and sellers and has represented some of the world's most notable executives, CEO's, entrepreneurs and celebrities with extraordinary results while maintaining absolute discretion at all times. He has sold Penthouses on Central Park West, Park Avenue and in nearly every sought-after enclave in Manhattan as well as full floor units in key new developments projects such as One57 and One Madison.
Media outlets such as The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, and The Real Deal have featured Michael for his extensive market knowledge and record-breaking transactions. Michael credits his razor-sharp marketing and delicate negotiating skills to a lifetime of experience in academics, hospitality, and the fine arts. (For more, visit The Michael Graves Team)
“It's clear why he has the reputation he has with his clients and within the agent community. I am incredibly excited for Michael to join the Compass family and to build the future of our industry together.” - Robert Reffkin, Compass CEO
“Michael has represented my husband and me not only in the sale and listing of one apartment, but also in the negotiation and purchase of a subsequent apartment in New York. In each instance Michael exhibited superior effort and consummate professionalism. He was innovative in our listing and showings and he provided great counsel and due diligence in negotiation and purchase of our new apartment. Michael is a dedicated professional and exhibits the highest degree of competence, integrity, humility and grace. He has an easy charm, a splendid wit and a casual confidence that separates himself from others in the insensely competitive world of New York City real estate. In summary, Michael was a delight to work with and I am a most enthusiastic referee of Michael Graves for any and all brokerage needs.” - Sharen Turney, CEO of Victoria’s Secret
“When it comes to negotiating a deal he’s beyond comparison. He’s without a doubt the best broker I’ve dealt with ever." - Elliot Joseph, Principal Partner of Property Markets Group & Developer of Walker Tower
“Michael is one of the most productive and accomplished brokers that I know. Michael sold my apartment for sixteen million dollars in an off-market deal for a record price in a period of one week. He represented both sides of the transaction and was part of the process every step of the way. Michael’s calm and professional demeanor was an important resource for all parties and he deserves your full consideration for any residential real estate assignment you might be considering." - Adam Rose, CEO of Rose Associates