The Barak/Blackburn Team closed over $140M in closed sales in 2017
The Barak/Blackburn Team has sold in excess of 1B since 2006.
2013 President`s Council; 2012 Wall Street Journal Real Estate Top 200; 2013 Williamsburg Team of the Year; 2013 NRT Top 100 Teams.
Recognized by The Wall Street Journal as one of the 250 Top Agent Teams in the Nation in 2017.
In East Williamsburg, an Architect Updates the Streets of His Youth
Landmarked Park Slope home with modest revamp asks $4M, Curbed; Sunny Cobble Hill Townhouse with Renewed Facade Asking $2.25M, Curbed; The dirtiest word in Brooklyn real estate, The Real Deal; $2.4 Million Bed-Stuy Townhouse, Curbed; Cute Two-Bedroom Condo in Prime Williamsburg, 6sqft; Get Your Exposed Brick Fix in a Former Williamsburg Factory, Brick Underground; Classic Clinton Hill Brownstone, Curbed; 3 Unusual Apartments to See This Weekend, DNA Info; Compass to open first Brooklyn office, The Real Deal; Barak and Blackburn hop to Compass from Corcoran, The Real Deal; Team tally hits $88 million, Real Estate Weekly; South Williamsburg Candy Factory Makes Sweet Switch to Rentals, Curbed; In Williamsburg, upping fees to match expectations, The Real Deal; Barak/Blackburn Group plans rental expansion after Corcoran move, The Real Deal; Williamsburg warehouse set to become apartments, The Real Deal; Dunham Place reaches 50% leased mark, The Real Deal; Brazilian ragdoll artist Maria Lynch buying $2.8M B-burg pad, The New York Post; Williamsburg's 'Charred Wood' Condos Get New Renders, Name Curbed; These condos stink on purpose NY Post; Sleek Williamsburg Townhouse With Gas Fireplace, Modern Updates Asks $3.15 Million, Brownstoner; A view-toting ‘Skyhouse’ in the erstwhile Williamsberry wants $3.5M, Curbed; Unusually Well-Preserved ‘Burg House With Details, Working Fireplaces Asks $2.995 Million, Brownstoner; Tiny house perched atop Williamsburg’s Mill Building seeks $2.85MCurbed
B.F.A in Photography from New York University.
Fort Greene Association Board Member.
No other broker is better qualified to fulfill the needs of buyers, sellers, and renters looking to optimize their real estate experience and their investments than Christine. Skilled at working with both individuals and developers throughout north Brooklyn and downtown Manhattan, her knowledge, experience, and thorough hands-on service are unmatched. A multiple award winner at the top of her game, Christine began her real estate career as Rookie of the Year, then went on to be a consistent Broker of the Month and top producer in the New York City market. Teaming with Lior Barak, the Barak/Blackburn Team has been consistently ranked as the top sales team in North Brooklyn since its inception in 2006.
An experienced landlord and investor, Christine also owns and manages a number of multi-family and mixed-use properties in North Brooklyn. Her experience owning, building, and renovating properties allows her to bring a keen, discerning eye to her development projects. With their best interests in mind, she carefully considers every investment her clients make as though they were her own. Her knowledge of interior design, layouts, and finishes give her clients a distinct advantage, enabling them to design an ideal product for the market, whether it's a 70-unit development or a luxury Townhouse renovation.
Upon moving to NYC, Christine was an early pioneer in Williamsburg, residing and investing in the neighborhood since 2000. Since then, she has spent 13 years in the neighborhood, and sold more than 500 properties in WIlliamsburg and Greenpoint alone, including land sales, warehouse conversions, condos, and new developments. Branching into other markets, Christine has also sold numerous properties in the Lower East Side, East Village, Park Slope, Fort Greene, Gowanus, Carroll Gardens, Prospect Heights and the surrounding areas.
Christine currently lives with her husband Rafael and their two young children in Fort Greene, Brooklyn.
Italian Villa in Val D’Orcia
Historic Villa in the most iconic part of Tuscany - Val D’Orcia, UNESCO World heritage sight due to its beautiful landscape and values of the cultural heritage. Wether you dream of a quiet enjoyment under the Tuscan sun or your own Bed & Breakfast, this is your dream come true. Enjoy the view of Tuscan Hillside from one of many view points of your manor, with terraces, entertainment areas, garden, and olive grove surrounding it. The working fireplace is there to welcome you and your guests. The property is divided into a main building (the villa), a chapel, two ancillary buildings, a garden and the surrounding land. The main villa is approx. 460 mq (4,951 sqft) and features panoramic views, open terraces and a cypress alley. The terrain measures approximately 12 hectares (29 acres!) and includes a large garden and agricultural land with olive grove. Wether you dream of a quiet enjoyment under the Tuscan sun or your own Bed & Breakfast, this is your dream come true. Contact us for more details.
Grand Villa in Chianti, Tuscany 9 Bed | 11 Bath | $3,292,000
This grand villa is located in one of the most beautiful areas of Tuscany, the famous Chianti region, characterized by mild climate, picturesque small villages and rolling hills carefully cultivated with vines and olive trees.Enjoy this stunning property offering more than just a home. Situated on 6.2 acres of land, it consists of two private villas (10,796 soft total) - the main house and the guest house - both featuring great light, endless bedrooms, family rooms and entertainment areas. Centrally located to the manor is the large swimming pool overlooking the rolling hills, where you and your guests can immerse yourself and enjoy the breathtaking Tuscan views. Additionally the territory includes a meticulously landscaped grounds with a flower garden, cypress trees, a small vegetable garden and a magnificent olive tree grove.
Castle La Poderina near Siena, Tuscany 7 BED | 11 BATH | $6,300,000
Magnificent Castle La Poderina is located in the middle of Tuscan Hills near the charming city of Siena. Spanning over 36,091 SQFT and designed by Giovanni Giusti in 1869, it is built in neo-Gothic style with an inside courtyard, 7 spacious bedrooms, 11 bathrooms, a little chapel, and breathtaking views overlooking 73 acres (!) of beautifully groomed gardens and fields. Fairytale-like property can be your family estate for many generations to come. Close proximity to Siena allows for an easy commute, cultural outings, or an exquisite food scene. The Tuscan castle is surrounded by the large park with tall trees and boxwood hedges that add more privacy to the perfectly located swimming pool built in the eighteenth-century basin encircled by slender cypress trees.