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; 2011-2013 Williamsburg Team of the Year; 2012 Wall Street Journal Real Estate Top 200; 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
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
A top-producing, multiple award-winning agent, Lior is a 25-year NYC resident and longtime investor in several properties in North Brooklyn and Lower Manhattan, fueling his vast knowledge and expertise. Key to Lior’s success in helping clients is his thorough, comprehensive knowledge of New York real estate.
Specializing in North Brooklyn and Lower Manhattan, Lior works effectively with individual buyers and sellers as well as developers with whom he’s forged strong relationships, helping all parties make good decisions and sound investments. His diverse experience has included renting and selling hundreds of properties, from new construction sites and condominiums to multi-family houses, brownstones and commercial properties. Working in partnership with Christine Blackburn, the Barak | Blackburn Team has delivered astounding results since its inception in 2006.
Since selling out their first project, Roebling Square, at the highest price per square foot, the Barak | Blackburn Team has worked on an array of Brooklyn’s most prominent new developments. The team sold out 201 N. 11—a spectacularly designed building outfitted by Atelier New York, and the most expensive condo development to date in the Williamsburg waterfront region. Also in Williamsburg, the team jumpstarted sales at 55 Berry Street, a “dead development,” selling out 31 units in a condo conversion in Williamsburg; launched The Jacksonia, 56 townhouse-style condos that sold out in five months in a down market; launched 129 Metropolitan Avenue, a 12-unit new development that sold out in three months; handled 5-15 Roebling St., a 20-unit condo development they moved in a down market, achieving $100 more per square foot than the competitor across the street; and sold out an 8-unit new development, 868 Metropolitan Avenue, in a record seven weeks. The Barak | Blackburn Team also launched 111 Kent, an ambitious ground-up development the team has consulted on from the very beginning. They found the site, its developer, sold the land, and worked with architects and designers on maximizing stability and designing for the market. Elsewhere in Brooklyn, the Barak | Blackburn Team launched Clermont Greene, a 74-unit condo development in Fort Greene, Brooklyn, as well as 228 16th Street, an 8-unit new development in Park Slope.
Prior to entering real estate, Lior spent 12 years in the food business. He is originally from Israel, and has lived in Williamsburg with his family for the past 15 years. Both of his kids attend public schools here, and he loves being an active member of this vibrant neighborhood.
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.