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    Press

    James Spader Buys Our Listing - Luxury Listings NYC, January 25, 2017

    UES Preschool Attempts to Accommodate More Students by Expanding Next Door - Commercial Observer, June 22, 2016

    Roadblocks To Clinching An Apartment Sale (And How To Get Around Them) - Brick Underground, Oct 6 2014

    Buy Curious: This Recent Grad Want To Buy A Pet-Friendly 1-Bedroom In Brownstone Brooklyn Or Lower Manhattan For Less Than 600K - Brick Underground, Dec 12 2013

    Buy Curious: Can Newlyweds Find A Pet-Friendly Condo With Washer-Dryer Near Central Park for $800,000? - Brick Underground, Sept 11 2013

    Park Avenue South Heads In New Direction - Wall Street Journal, Dec 27 2012

    Blending Like The Brady Brunch? Let's Not Go Too Far - New York Times, Nov 17 2010

    They Practically Sell Themselves - New York Magazine, Sept 13 2010

    Large Apartments Are The Rage In New York City - New York Times, June 25 2010

    Sharing A Building With Your Ex–, For The Kids - Brick Underground, Feb 23 2010

    The Turning Points - New York Magazine, Feb 8 2010

    Gotta Move, Gotta Sell - New York Time, July 17 2009

    Insider Trading: Selling Your Apartment To A Neighbor - Brick Underground, July 14 2009

    Don't Even Say The Words - New York Times, April 17 2009

    Apartment Hunting With Children In Mind - New York Times, Oct 4 2008

    Coveting Thy Neighbor's Condo - New York Times, May 4 2008

    Heirs To A Headache - New York Times, Jan 6 2008

    Where'd All These Kids Come From? - New York Magazine, Oct 25 2007

    The Manhattan Real Estate Slump That Wasn't - New York Times, August 19 2007

    Closing The Door On Open Houses - New York Times, March 4 2007

    How Not To Scare Off Buyers - New York Times, Dec 17 2006

    The Toughest Critics Are The Smallest - New York Times, Oct 1 2006

    What's That Smell? - New York Times, August 6 2006

    Search And Destroy - New York Magazine, Nov 14 2005

    Settling For The Upper East Side - New York Times, August 14 2005

    Fear Of Committing? - New York Times, July 31 2005

    About

    We know data beats emotion and you will hire us for our expertise, vision and flawlessly smooth ability to transact multi-million dollar deals, but you should also know what makes our team unique, truly successful and reliable. Our standards are extremely high.

    Creating the right team matters.

    Lewis and Julie are siblings – they share a tight bond and the longest relationship any two real estate partners could ever have. It's a bond of trust and honesty. Even their dogs Mozart, a rescue pet, and Scooby, a Golden-Doodle, are best friends. Lewis joined Julie at Bellmarc Realty in 2000 , and they later founded Julie Friedman Realty which is now part of Compass.

    The two have transacted thousands of deals together, valued at over $650m, and met so many kind and amazing folks along the way. Transactions are intensely personal; Buyers and Sellers often become part of the Friedman Team's closest friendship group, sharing holidays, family celebrations (and sorrows) and milestones. Four buyers and their families recently joined Julie for her son's bar-mitzvah in Rhodes, Greece, infusing the occasion with an even greater joy.

    Daniele Kurzweil began on a temporary basis while Julie was pregnant with her third son. They knew rock-star material, and begged her to stay on the team. Her expertise in technology, and unbridled humor, helps reach new constituents in up and coming neighborhoods. She has an insane knowledge of Manhattan and Brooklyn hotspots, parks, cafes and dog runs. Bruce Wayne, her rescue Chihuahua, knows how to hail a cab, wait patiently at bus-stops and is a frequent Q train rider. Daniele is an Upper East Sider, born and raised, knowing almost every building lining the streets.

    In 2011, Judy Olenick and her family moved into Manhattan from her turn of the century brownstone in Cobble Hill. Julie and Lewis were her brokers. It was an immediate ‎shared vision. The Friedman Team sent Judy off to Real Estate School for her real estate license. Judy is trustworthy, honest, reliable and smart. Having gut renovated several properties, Judy appreciates scale and space, and helps the Team's clients' "see themselves " in various potential apartments. Her integrity is her everything- Judy's opinion reflects her profound level of fiduciary trust and Buyers and Sellers will find her refreshingly honest.

    Jill, our colleague from Bellmarc and Julie Friedman Realty, works super hard on behalf of her clients, ensuring that they are well-schooled in the market and that deals are brought to successful conclusions. She is so committed to buying "the Best Fit" for her clients, that Jill recently spent a day with a client in each of the 5 boroughs to ensure he found "where" he wanted to live. Her commitment to customer service was honed during her successful career in sales at a renowned world-wide beauty corporation and she puts these skills to use daily with us at Compass. Jill, together with her husband, an attorney, two sons and sometimes -Penny- her adorable mini Malti-poo, has extensively travelled all over Europe (ask her about her destinations and travel tips!). She is vibrant, energized and cares deeply about every single client.

    From commercial buildings and leases all across Manhattan and Brooklyn to Magnificent Duplex Central Park West Stunners, we are THE TEAM- The FriedmanTeam. We really live our mantra: Large enough to professionally service, small enough to personally care!

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