Tom Cooper

Tom Cooper

Licensed Associate Real Estate Broker
Tom has always believed in New York, his home for over 22 years.  "Quite simply, New York City has something for everyone".

If there is anything constant about real estate, it is that both life and market conditions are ever-changing. Since 2002, when Tom Cooper began his real estate career downtown in the wake of 9/11, through the 2008/2009 financial crisis, during the worst of Covid, and through every sort of naturally-occurring real estate market change since, Tom has expertly navigated ever-evolving economic cycles for his clients — alert to the unique situations and sensitivities that might impact their own specific moves.

From New Yorkers buying or selling apartments, to foreign and out-of-state buyers seeking a New York pied-à-terre or co-primary residence, Tom’s wisdom, instinct, strategic sense of timing and nuance make him the ideal broker for Manhattan and Brooklyn home purchases and sales. He has 19 years of experience guiding his clients through such transactions - with seasoned, conscientious, and focused attention. His expertise has resulted in clients repeatedly seeking his counsel for their next moves, many of them referring their friends and family to him over the years.

Buyers, whether they finance or pay cash, are often unfamiliar with the subtle yet meaningful distinctions and nuances of New York City real estate. As Tom often says, "real estate is done two ways in this country - one in the United States, and the other in New York." Even those experienced in buying and selling rely upon Tom for his knowledge of and enthusiasm for New York, and for his longstanding expertise and respect within the real estate industry.

Sellers equally value Tom, who aims not only for the best price but the most qualified buyer, too. He delivers timely, empathetic, and straightforward counsel.

A native Californian and graduate of UC Berkeley, Tom lives on the Upper East Side. Prior to moving uptown, he had been a Chelsea resident and coop owner since 1999, when he moved to New York from San Francisco. He’s a past member of the Board of Trustees for the Greenwich Village Society for Historic Preservation, and a passionate traveler.

In Contract: 500 W 22nd St, PHB

3 Beds | 4.5 Baths | $12,750,000
Perched at the corner of Tenth Avenue and 22nd Street, across from Clement Clarke Moore Park, Park House Chelsea is a collection of ten meticulously designed park front residences by Annabelle Selldorf, founder of the eponymously named firm—Selldorf Architects. Through its understated, modernist-inspired design, Park House Chelsea has a subtle distinction and intentional longevity built to last—perfect for those wishing to embrace the West Chelsea Lifestyle on the area's most treasured Gallery Row that features Dia and the newly opened Hauser & Wirth Galleries.


In Contract: 35 Prospect Park W, Apt. MAIS

3 Beds | 3 Baths | $2,500,000
Enjoy a private townhouse lifestyle combined with elite co-op amenities in this dazzling three-bedroom, three-bathroom maisonette in Park Slope's premier Emery Roth cooperative. This truly one-of-kind home features a private entry facing Prospect Park and boasts its own dedicated street address No. 34 Prospect Park West. Spanning approximately 3,000 square feet, this exceptional residence presents like a regal center-hall Colonial with a classic double foyer and an elegant entry gallery trimmed with herringbone floors, handsome wainscoting, and double crown moldings, French doors, and gorgeous designer lighting. To the left, the expansive corner living room provides a luxurious footprint for gathering or relaxing alongside a stately decorative fireplace finished with floral urn and dentil motifs and flanked by original sconces. Here, double exposures face south and west with views that stretch from the building's rose gardens to adjacent Prospect Park. Across the hall, the formal dining room invites lavish dinner parties with a dozen of your closest friends surrounded by eastern exposures, wide art walls, and lovely light fixtures. A large coat closet and charming blue-and-white full bathroom with antique brass fittings aid in gracious hosting. Chefs will love the eat-in kitchen, where banquette seating welcomes casual dining alongside park views. Abundant cabinetry and gorgeous tile surround stainless steel appliances, including a Sub-Zero refrigerator, Capital gas range, and dishwasher. The adjacent walk-in pantry is a New York City rarity encompassing stunning original built-in china cabinets, gleaming subway tile, and an oversized footprint providing plenty of room for a home office/command center. From here, one door opens to the dining room, and a secret passage leads directly to your basement storage unit. Private quarters are placed down a private, carpeted hallway for optimal tranquility. In the spacious owner's suite, enjoy a wide reach-in closet, a laundry closet with a stacked Beko washer-dryer, and a massive en suite bathroom with excellent storage, double sinks, and a walk-in shower. Two secondary bedrooms feature large closets, delightful nooks ideal for desk and seating areas, and direct access to the third full bathroom. Original door and cabinet hardware throughout add a whimsical nod to the home's historic origins, and this extraordinary Brooklyn showplace is uniquely accessible thanks to a wonderful single-floor layout and absolutely no steps to the street. Built in 1929 by the revered Emery Roth, 35 Prospect West is a majestic park-facing apartment house built in a simplified Beaux-Arts style. Residents of the white-glove cooperative enjoy 24-hour doorman service, maintenance staff, a bike room, and private basement storage. Positioned directly across from Prospect Park, this home offers front-row access to 526 acres of outdoor splendor. Within the Olmstead and Vaux-designed wonderland, you'll find miles of trails, abundant playgrounds and ball fields, entertainment venues, and two year-round greenmarkets, including the second largest in the city at Grand Army Plaza. Across the park, the glorious Brooklyn Museum, Library, and Botanic Garden await. Park Slope's revered shopping, dining, and nightlife are nearby, and transportation is effortless with 2/3, B/F, G, and R/Q trains, excellent bus service, and CitiBike stations all nearby. Zoned for top-rated P. S. 321 William Penn. On going assessment of $473.33/mo Sorry--No Dogs.


In Contract: 1 Prospect Park West, Apt. 5C

2 Beds | 2.5 Baths | 1,637sf. | $2,700,000
Carefully curated spaces to settle down and nest into for sweet daily homecomings. Each with its own elegant personality, designed to meet the unique needs of their residents. Founded in 1995, The Hudson Company is a FSC certified custom mill specializing in reclaimed wood flooring, paneling and beams. Their dedicated team of craftspeople have partnered with Workstead to deliver beautiful flooring and paneling to One Prospect Park West, hewn straight from 300-year-old trees from New York’s Hudson Valley.

Tom Cooper’s Listings

Listed By Compass
5 BD
3.5 BA
2,904 SF