Bill Herbst, Agent in NYC - Compass

Bill Herbst

Licensed Associate Real Estate Broker

About Bill

In his long real estate career, Bill has sold everything from multi-million dollar Chelsea lofts to Upper East Side penthouses to Greenwich Village studios. Bill's main goal as a broker has always been to focus on his clients' needs - not just for the sake of the deal, but to build an ongoing, trusting relationship. In turn, they've told him they appreciate his "knowledge and enthusiasm," "honest, heartfelt counsel," and "professionalism and commitment."

Bill is a native New Yorker who's lived in Manhattan for over 35 years, with the last 25 in Greenwich Village. After earning his BA in English from the University of Pennsylvania, he worked for an ad agency (on the "I Love New York" account, appropriately) then earned his MBA in Marketing at Fordham University. Afterwards, the many years he worked in publishing and advertising sales developed his ability to effectively market a product. Personally, Bill has owned, renovated, and sold homes New York, the Hamptons and Fire Island.

When Bill isn't working, he's working out, going to the theater, trying new restaurants, visiting museums, running in the park - generally taking advantage of the many recreational and cultural opportunities in Manhattan that makes him proud to call it home. You'll benefit because of Bill's vast knowledge of New York neighborhoods.

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51 5th Ave, Unit 15BF

Enjoy the gracious lifestyle of another era in this immaculate Greenwich Village Gold Coast Pre-War 2 bed/2.5 bath home with dining room and den. Renovated to the highest standards while maintaining its original charm - wood-burning fireplace, columns, inlaid hardwood floors - this expansive high-floor corner unit has been enhanced with a contemporary touch. With thirteen windows overlooking Lower Fifth Avenue and 12th Street, the western views from the living room and master bedroom feature the the landmark First Presbyterian Church bell tower and continue to the Hudson River and beyond. The sunsets will take your breath away! The large open plan dining room/kitchen can be separated by custom folding doors to create a more formal entertainment environment. A third windowed room currently configured as an enormous walk-in closet can be re-purposed for myriad uses: as a study, den, sleeping area, and more. The suite of top-end appliances include a washer and dryer.Built in 1929, 51 Fifth Avenue was designed by Thomas W. Lamb, perhaps better known as one of the foremost architects of theaters and cinemas in the 20th century. There is a full-time doorman, live-in super, and well-appointed gym. Co-purchasing and pied-a-terres are allowed. Pet-friendly, and parking is available nearby. But in the end - the location, location, location is superb.

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