Closed over $400 million dollars in real estate.
Ranked in the top 1% of the NRT from 2004-2014.
Howard is a building specialist and an expert in new construction, including properties at 160 West 12th Street (Greenwich Lane), 25 Columbus Circle (Time Warner Building), 310 East 53rd Street, Morgan Lofts, 56 Leonard Street, 310 East 46th Street, The Aldyn, The Rushmore and The Avery. Townhouse sales include 35 Charlton, 451 West 54th Street and 129 East 61st Street.
B.S. in Business from the University of Buffalo.
Howard joins Compass with fourteen years of experience in New York City real estate, during which time he founded The Spiegelman-Rothman Team. As founder and lead of The Spiegelman-Rothman Team, Howard hand-selected a core group of top-tier brokers whose client-centered approach focuses on accessibility and mobility. Together with his partner, Tim Rothman, the duo has sold over $400 million dollars in condos, co-op, Townhomes and new development. Honest, resolute, and knowledgeable, Howard’s focus on customer service and up-to-the-minute market tracking have earned him a sterling reputation as one of the industry’s finest.
A lifelong New York resident, Howard grew up in Brooklyn and hails from a construction family. Due to his great-grandfather’s business, Howard learned to operate a jackhammer at the early age of 14. He has been in sales since 1986.
Howard entered real estate with a desire to merge his hometown pride with a passion for creative deal-making. Equipped with a fleet of Vespas, there’s not a single square inch of New York City that he and his team cannot cover, even taking clients to see apartments on their lunch break. The team’s unique method of transportation is what allows them to handle their significant number of exclusive listings.
A Manhattan resident of 25 years, Howard moved to the Upper West Side in 1990, where he lives with his wife and children, ages 4 and 2.
2 El Retiro, Irvington, New York
An oasis only 19 miles from New York City, 2 El Retiro is one of Westchester's premier Mediterranean estates. Totaling over 2 acres, this former residence of the famed NYC developer, Michael E. Paterno, has been restored to its original glory and updated with all modern luxuries. The main mansion features 7 bedrooms, 9 bathrooms (7 full, 2 half), boasts soaring ceilings, original stained glass windows and doors, a terra-cotta roof and multiple Juliette balconies, terraces and stone patios. The living and dining rooms are ideal for formal large gatherings. The open floor design offers an elegant custom kitchen and a great room that flows seamlessly out to sweeping lawns and gardens, creating a unique space to accommodate any lifestyle. The spacious Master Suite features 2 fireplaces, a luxurious bathroom and sitting room. State-of-the-art geothermal technology assures energy efficiency throughout the ~11,357 sq.ft. main home.
In addition to the main home, there is a detached 3,000 sq.ft. Guesthouse that includes 3 bedrooms, 4 baths, its own 2 car garage and an additional 2,000 sq.ft. pool house with an indoor heated pool, sauna, private deck, to create a spa-like retreat. The total sq. ft. for the estate is ~16,857.
The grounds at El Retiro have been landscaped to evoke comfort and privacy. The "Quad" shaped lawn is surrounded by multiple seating areas including an outdoor fireplace providing endless days and nights of relaxation and enjoyment; perfect for intimate gatherings or events.
Located in picturesque Irvington, NY only 19 miles outside Manhattan. Enjoy easy access to the Hudson River, Parks, Ball fields, Schools, Restaurants and the Metro North Railroad Station. A quick 35 minute ride to Grand Central Station.
2 El Retiro is a true gem.
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This is a co-exclusive with William Raveis Legends Realty Group.
1419 Salt Point Turnpike
Dutchess County country home just an hour and a half from New York City. Set back off the road, 1419 Salt Point Turnpike, which totals over 47 acres of land, offers an unmatched sense of tranquility. Drive up the extended driveway past the guest house and horse stable to arrive at your ideal country home. The current configuration includes the primary home, a detached guest house and a horse stable.
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