Brandon Himmel, Agent in NYC - Compass

Brandon Himmel

Licensed Real Estate Salesperson

About Brandon

Brandon Himmel works closely with associate broker Chris Halliburton, representing high-net-worth clients from all over the world seeking to buy and sell property in New York City’s most competitive markets.

He is methodical in his approach to the real estate business. His commercial clients benefit from his thorough research and market analyses which has been instrumental in identifying highly profitable investments while saving time and money. His residential clients benefit from the expert knowledge of local markets that only a native New Yorker like Brandon can possess.

He is currently raising two daughters in Turtle Bay and is very active in his community. He is Vice President of the Friends of Dag Hammarskjold Plaza and is committed to making his neighborhood the best it can be. Brandon’s commitment to clients and community is a driving force behind his desire to deliver the best possible results to all whom he represents.


75 Montebello Road, Suffern, NY 10901

This is a rare opportunity for an end user or investor to acquire a 33,000 square foot office building mansion on nearly five acres in Suffern, New York.

Subject property is located near Route 202, New York State Thruway 287 / I-87, Good Samaritan Hospital, Suffern Middle School, Montebello Elementary School, Montebello Jewish Center, and Spook Rock Golf Course. There are several hotels and shopping centers located nearby, including the Crowne Plaza, Howard Johnson Inn, Walmart, Walgreens, ShopRite and Monsey Glatt Kosher. Restaurants and banks in the immediate area include Outback Steakhouse, Airmont Diner, Sutter's Mill, Bagel Boys Cafe, Starbucks, Wendy's, McDonald's, Key Bank, TD Bank, Citibank, and Chase Bank.

Distance to:

Greenwich, CT - 32 miles

Grand Central Station - 36 miles

Wall Street - 41 miles

History of Montebello Mansion

The vision for Montebello Mansion was born in 1887 when New York financier Thomas F. Ryan purchased the grand home as his new summer residence. Perched on a hilltop with majestic views of the Ramapo Mountains, the estate was originally built in the 1860’s and called Groesbeck Mansion. Within a few years, the house was torn down and Ryan hired famed American architect Stanford White - one of the era’s most prolific architects and a partner in the influential firm McKim, Mead, & White. His clients were the most prestigious families of the day and he specialized in designing large country estates and high-end residential buildings in Manhattan. White built the elegant 44-room structure that included an electric elevator, 13-fireplaces, a private chapel, greenhouse, and bowling alley. In awe of the grandeur, Ryan changed the name to “Montebello” which in Italian means “beautiful mountain.” Although modified internally over time, the original structure still stands there today, rich with history.

After Mrs. Ryan’s death in 1917, Ryan divided the estate and in 1921 sold the main mansion to Edward Swann, New York City District Attorney. Just a few months later, Swann sold the property to the Archdiocese of New York, which used the mansion as a retreat site for St. Joseph’s College and Seminary. In 1944, Suffern resident Gustav Mayer purchased the mansion. However, his plans to develop the property, possibly as a country club, never materialized, and the vacant mansion fell victim to vandals. Copper mining giant Phelps Dodge Corporation bought the dilapidated mansion and used it as their corporate records headquarters for the next 31 years. Then Gary Goldberg, founder and CEO of Gary Goldberg Financial Services, bought the property and after an extensive renovation, transformed it into his firm’s headquarters and a state-of-the-art office park. Now, after 35 years, this extraordinary residence is available for sale and ready for another corporate entity to call it home and be a part of the story.

Located in Suffern, NY, and surround by the scenic beauty of Tuxedo Park and Harriman State Park, the picturesque Montebello is uniquely situated between Westchester and Rockland Counties, easily accessible from the Palisades Parkway and New Jersey Turnpike.


State: New York

County: Rockland

Town: Suffern-Montebello

Median Income: $116,000

Zip Code: 10901


Square Footage (including usable basement): 44,000

Acres: 4.95

HVAC: 5 years old

Slate Roof

Original windows (maintained)

Oil and Gas CAT 5


Mount Vernon Development Site for Sale or JV

Prime Westchester County development site available for sale or joint venture. Plans are available to develop a nine-story mixed-use, affordable housing, multiple dwelling featuring 5,600 sq. ft. of commercial space and 52 residential units (16 one-bedrooms and 36 two-bedrooms). Plans include sustainable design, materials, components and principles for low environmental impact, low water and energy consumption for faster construction, reduced construction, short and long-term operating costs, enhanced resident well being and marketability. Mount Vernon is in need of affordable rental housing particularly for working households. Subject property is located near CVS, Staples, Best Buy, Target, Michael's, Dave & Busters, Smash Burger, and IHOP. Conveniently located near the border of the Bronx, the #5 train, Metro North, New England Thruway and Hutchinson River Parkway are located close by, for easy access to Manhattan, the Bronx, Brooklyn and Queens. Ownership Requests Proposals

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