Top 30 Real Estate Agents in New York
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With over 50 neighborhoods in Manhattan alone, New York City is a complex real estate market. Median home prices rose 8% to $970,000 in the past year, with an average annual increase of 6% over the last 5 years. Values are expected to go up 7.1% in the short term. In the past 36 months, 22,000 homes sold with an average time on the market of 76 days. Prices per square foot vary wildly from $243 per sq. ft to $800 per sq ft, depending on location. Fewer than 20% of homes are houses, with the majority being a split of condos and co-ops. Finding the right Realtor is a challenge, so we’ve brought the best of the best to you.
30. Maria & Joanna Pashby, The Maria & Joanna Pashby Team
Maria Pashby has more than 31 years of experience selling luxury homes and has consistently received the most prestigious awards in the industry. She is regarded as a dynamic and knowledgeable broker who goes all out to ensure seamless transactions and surpasses all expectations. Along with her daughter Joanna, she is a founding member of The Maria & Joanna Pashby Team, which was recently ranked as the #8 Small Team by volume in New York City by The Wall Street Journal. Among Maria’s other accomplishments are her recurrent inclusion in Corcoran’s Top 25 Brokers list, as well as her membership in the President’s Council and Multimillion-Dollar Club.
29. Jennifer L. Kalish, Douglas Elliman
Jennifer L. Kalish was named the top agent in Manhattan for 2020 and the fifth-best broker nationwide after closing more than $1 billion in transactions. With over 17 years of experience, she has consistently been among Douglas Elliman’s top 10 agents and the top individual broker on the Upper West Side. As a well-known closer in the real estate industry, Jennifer favors fostering trust. She takes pride in being characterized as sincere, responsible, receptive, and, most of all, relentless. Prior to becoming a Realtor, Jennifer earned her degree from Syracuse University.
28. Bryan Dale, The Gold Team
Bryan Dale is a top-performing real estate agent in New York, serving the Lower Westchester and Bronx neighborhoods. As director of The Gold Team, he consistently ranks among the top producers and has helped set a number of different price records. His group has made a commitment to continuously improve their performance and provide clients with The Gold Standard of Real Estate. Bryan has personally generated over $50 million in sales volume since he started his career in 2013, closing over 100 listings. He has been given the nickname, “The Listing Machine.”
27. Ian Slater, Slater Team
Ian Slater established the Slater Team at Compass after spending more than nine years as a residential real estate advisor. They are currently the 6th-ranked medium-sized team in the tri-state region. Ian and his group members distinguish themselves by upholding a tenacious work ethic and offering their partners and clients an unmatched level of sophistication and service. Ian himself has been named one of The New Millennial Power Brokers by Forbes. His extensive market knowledge, diligent approach and dependability have helped him build a strong network of elite clients. Ian previously studied international relations at Brown University where he was also the captain of the varsity swim team.
26. Jim St. André, St. André Team
One of the most esteemed, creative and successful brokers in New York is Jim St. André. After 19 years in the industry, he continues to hone and reinvent his discreet, considerate and patient approach, which is highly valued by clients. Founder of The St. André Team, Jim employs a scientific and analytical process that has aided clients in closing deals at prices that are just right. In 2022, The Wall Street Journal and RealTrends ranked his group as the #1 Small Team in New York and the #7 Small Team Nationwide. A former professional soccer player, Jim is currently an assistant coach in his daughter’s league.
25. Chris Kann, The Chris Kann Team
In 2021, The Wall Street Journal and RealTrends ranked the Chris Kann Team as a Top 2 Small Team in Manhattan. Founder Chris Kann, a resident of New York since 1995, has years of experience as a respected broker and is known for providing clients with exceptional service. Among his many notable accomplishments is being ranked as one of the Top 1,000 Agents in the entire country. Chris is also dedicated to his neighborhood, organizing the annual Toys Party at Chelsea Piers, in addition to holding an executive trustee position at the American-Scandinavian Foundation.
24. Josh Rubin, The Rubin Team
Since 2008, Josh Rubin has been a top-producing agent at Douglas Elliman who consistently ranks in the top 1% of all brokers nationwide. As founder of The Rubin Team, Josh has taught its members to prioritize helping clients reach their real estate objectives. They work tirelessly to provide accurate information and sage advice, with results that are precisely targeted. Josh credits his outstanding work ethic and quick response times with both sellers and buyers for his success. His hometown is Philadelphia, where he attended the Tyler School of Art and Architecture at Temple University.
23. Deanna Kory, The Deanna Kory Team
With more than 37 years of experience, Deanna Kory has made a name for herself as one of the best agents in Manhattan, consistently ranking among the top 3 brokers at The Corcoran Group. Over the past decade, the Deanna Kory Team has sold more than $2 billion worth of properties in the region. Since 2009, they’ve been ranked as one of the top 10 teams in New York City by The Wall Street Journal and, in 2015, they were honored as the #1 Corcoran Sales Team in Manhattan. Deanna has earned prominence as a dedicated broker with the intelligence to help each client achieve their real estate objectives.
22. Warner Lewis and Ari Harkov, Harkov Lewis Team
One of the highest-producing and most renowned groups across the country is The Harkov Lewis Team at Brown Harris Stevens. Led by influential figures Ari Harkov and Warner Lewis, the team is ranked #2 in New York City and #12 overall by The Wall Street Journal and RealTrends. From first-time homebuyers to professional athletes to celebrities to seasoned investors, The Harkov Lewis Team serves a diverse range of clients. Their skill set, organizational structure, tact and market knowledge all work together to consistently deliver results that go above and beyond expectations.
21. Michael Lorber, The Michael Lorber Team
Since joining Douglas Elliman in 2006, Michael Lorber has continued his upward trend in the real estate business. A top-rated broker, he is the founder of The Michael Lorber Team, which has closed deals with a combined value of over $1 billion. Michael himself starred on the series “Million Dollar Listing New York,” where he demonstrated his comprehensive understanding of the architecture and design of high-end properties. He was chosen to serve on the President’s Advisory Committee on the Arts and is a director of ACRIA and the MGH Cancer Center Leadership Council.
20. Lindsay Barton Barrett, The Lindsay Barton Barrett Team
With nearly 20 years of award-winning experience, a spotless reputation among industry leaders and a brilliant advisory approach, New York City broker Lindsay Barton Barrett is a standout talent. She is the driving force behind The Lindsay Barton Barrett Team, which was ranked as one of the Top 75 Teams Nationwide by The Wall Street Journal in 2018. The same publication has also recognized Lindsay as one of the top agents in the country for the past decade. In 2013, she held the position of the #1 broker at Corcoran in Manhattan. Prior to becoming a Realtor, Lindsay studied at both Cornell University and Columbia Law School.
19. Ethan Assouline, Assouline Team
The Assouline Team, led by power couple Ethan and Ruthie Assouline, is a top-producing real estate group specializing in luxury and collectible properties in New York and Miami. Ranked as the #12 Small Team by The Wall Street Journal, their high-end sales include a Manhattan condominium owned by actress Sarah Jessica Parker. Ethan’s diverse international background and fluency in French, English, Hebrew, and Arabic help him reach clients all across the globe. Known for their professionalism and market expertise, The Assouline Team takes great pride in their ability to expertly broker top-dollar transactions.
18. Jeremy and Robin Stein, The Stein Team
The Stein Team, led by co-founders and principals Jeremy and Robin Stein, consistently sells more than $200 million a year and is ranked among the nation’s top 1% at Sotheby’s International Realty. Jeremy is a native New Yorker who was raised in Manhattan and has a unique understanding of the city’s neighborhoods and structures. Both he and Robin have been featured in major publications such as Avenue Magazine, The New York Times, The Real Deal, and The New York Post. The Stein Team has also repeatedly been named one of the Top 75 Teams in the country by The Wall Street Journal.
17. Eric Brown, Compass
Eric Brown is committed to giving excellent advice, cultivating well-nurtured relationships, and fulfilling all of the needs of his clientele. He is the founder of The EB Team, which The Wall Street Journal ranked as the #1 Compass Team in New York. Eric’s real estate career got off to a fast start, with him being named his firm’s Rookie of the Year and the top new broker in New York City. He takes great pride in his tenacious negotiating abilities, which have helped him gain the respect and confidence of his value-conscious clients.
16. Tamir Shemesh, The Shemesh Team
Since 2003, Tamir Shemesh has been rated among the top 0.1% of agents in the sector. He is the founder of The Shemesh Team, renowned for its flawless marketing strategies which are complemented by first-rate service and client prioritization. They’ve been recognized as the #1 Team in transactions and are annually named one of the Top 10 Teams in sales volume nationwide. In 1998, while still a student at the Stern School of Business at New York University, Tamir launched his real estate career. He earned degrees in finance and information systems with the highest honors.
15. Stan Ponte, Sotheby's International Realty
Over the course of his 21 years as a New York real estate agent, Stan Ponte has earned a reputation for integrity, discretion, and providing clients with exemplary service. In 2020, Stan was recognized by The Wall Street Journal and RealTrends as the #2 broker in Manhattan by sales volume. He attended the Tisch School of the Arts at New York University and has always had a natural appreciation for exquisite architecture and beauty. Stan is also a fervent supporter of the Anti-Violence Project, which bestowed upon him the 2017 Courage Award, its highest honor.
14. Noble Black, The Noble Black Team
Consistently ranked as a Top 10 Manhattan real estate agent, Noble Black has closed more than $3 billion in career sales. He is among the top 1% of all brokers nationwide, while the Noble Black Team has been named a Top 30 group in the country by The Wall Street Journal. Known for his client-first philosophy, Noble offers highly personalized advice and strategies. Prior to becoming a Realtor, he graduated from Millsaps College and the University of Virginia School of Law. Noble is also an active supporter of both the Hetrick-Martin Institute for Human Rights and the Central Park Conservancy.
13. Emily Beare, The Emily Beare Team
With over $4 billion in career sales, Emily Beare is a consistent top producer who is known for providing exemplary service with the utmost professionalism. She oversees The Emily Beare Team and is frequently praised in The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal and The Real Deal for her sales achievements and market insights. As a member of the Lalela Project board, Emily works to empower underprivileged children around the world through the exchange of ideas, art, and music. She is also an active supporter of the New York City Ballet and Mount Sinai Women’s Health Program.
12. Mercedes Berk, Mercedes Berk
The Mercedes Berk Team offers international private real estate services to buyers and sellers of opulent properties in Manhattan and Miami. From 2015 to 2018, Engel & Völkers ranked them as the top-producing team in North America. In 2016, the group handled the third-largest sale in New York City, which was also the tenth-largest residential deal ever registered in the region. For more than 25 years, team leader Elizabeth Mercedes Berk has served as a principal broker and has become a member of the Engel & Völkers Chairman’s Circle, as well as their Private Office.
11. Serena Boardman, Sotheby's International Realty
The Wall Street Journal ranked Serena Boardman as the top broker in the country based on sales volume, and she is currently the highest-producing agent at Sotheby’s International Realty. In 2014, she sold the penthouse at 960 Fifth Avenue for $70 million, setting an all-time high for a cooperative apartment in New York City. Serena is also committed to helping a number of charitable organizations, such as the Boys and Girls Club of New York and New York Presbyterian Hospital. She graduated from Brown University where she majored in art history and political science.
10. Nikki Field, The Field Team
The Field Team consistently ranks as the top New York group at Sotheby’s International Realty, having successfully closed over $3.5 billion in sales. In 2018, founder Nikki Field sold the most expensive re-sale property in the city, valued at $54 million, while representing both the buyer and seller. Since 1998, she has occupied a prominent position as a Senior Global Real Estate Advisor and Associate Broker at Sotheby’s. The Wall Street Journal and RealTrends’ annual report has consistently ranked Nikki as one of America’s Top 250 Real Estate Professionals and one of the Top 20 in New York City.
9. Matthew Lesser and Ravi Kantha, The Lesser Kantha Team
The Lesser Kantha Team, led by Matthew Lesser and Ravi Kantha, is part of Leslie J. Garfield & Co., New York City’s best specialist firm for townhomes and small structures. With over 40 years of experience, they’ve been named a Top Residential Firm by The Real Deal each year since 2009. Matthew and Ravi have personally been ranked as the #6 Brokerage Team in New York State and the #32 Brokerage Team in all of the U.S. They offer straightforward advice and have established themselves as reliable advisors who aid clients in making the wisest property choices possible.
8. Scott Hustis and Mark Jovanovic, The Hustis Jovanovic Team
Since its formation 18 years ago, the Hustis Jovanovic Team has sold more than $2 billion worth of homes in Manhattan and Brooklyn. The group, led by Scott Hustis and Mark Jovanovic, has consistently been ranked in The Wall Street Journal’s top 250 nationwide and top 25 in New York for the past decade. Compass’ founding agents Scott and Mark played a key role in the expansion of the business into a recognized national name. Their team’s strong adherence to confidentiality, substantial transaction history, and in-depth market knowledge has made them the go-to real estate advisors in New York City.
7. Janice Chang, Janice Chang Team
Janice Chang is an experienced high-end broker with the in-depth market knowledge and a keen sense of value. She is the leader of the Janice Chang Team, one of the top-producing groups at Douglas Elliman, outperforming others with three times as many members. In fact, they were named the #1 Small Team in 2021 by gross commission income and sales volume. Janice speaks Mandarin and English fluently and offers clients seamless transactions through her unmatched service, guidance, and expertise. Prior to becoming a Realtor, she earned her Bachelor of Business Administration from National Taiwan University.
6. Cathy Franklin, The Cathy Franklin Team
Cathy Franklin is a senior global real estate advisor for The Corcoran Group. A member of her firm’s President’s Council since 2015, Cathy has placed in the top 0.25% of Realogy’s 47,000 agents nationwide. With 28 years in the industry and over $5 billion in combined real estate sales, Cathy is one of Manhattan’s top brokerage authorities. Her namesake team has been honored as Corcoran’s East Side Sales Team of the Year on multiple occasions. In 2022, Cathy was listed as Manhattan’s #2 broker, while her team has already sold contracts for the year totaling more than $600 million.
5. Carrie Chiang, The Carrie Chiang Team
Carrie Chiang is living proof that one can accomplish anything one sets their mind to with perseverance and hard work. She is New York’s leading power broker with more than $7 billion in real estate sales. With a client list that features many of the world’s elite, including Jim Carrey and Barbra Streisand, Carrie is known by the media as one of “Manhattan’s Mightiest Brokers.” The esteemed industry watchdog RealTrends also ranked her group of devoted agents as the top mid-sized team in New York City based on 2020 sales volume.
4. Holly Parker, The Holly Parker Team
Holly Parker has established records for some of Manhattan’s most expensive properties and has been recognized as a Top 10 Agent for more than a decade. She is the head of The Holly Parker Team which, since 2016, has ranked as one of the top groups in the country. A real estate investor herself, Holly is always one step ahead of the latest trends in the market. She consistently exceeds sales expectations, pleasing both her developers and sellers. Holly is also the author of the well-reviewed book, “Back on the Market: A Realtor’s Guide to Love and Life.”
3. Shaun Osher, Shaun Osher
Last year's sales: $328.7M
Launching his career in 1994, Shaun Osher is now the founder and CEO of CORE Real Estate. A native of Johannesburg, South Africa, he received his Bachelor of Fine Arts from The New School. An expert salesman and negotiator with a strong grasp of the market, Shaun oversaw CORE’s rise to prominence as New York’s top boutique real estate firm. He’s been in charge of more than 50 projects totaling $10 billion in sales while being called one of the most creative minds in the transaction, branding, and marketing of properties.
2. Clayton Orrigo and Stephen Ferrara, The Hudson Advisory Team
In 2017, Stephen Ferrara and his business partner Clayton Orrigo established the tech-based real estate company, The Hudson Advisory Team. They operate as one of the most lucrative agent groups in the nation. Hudson Advisory has sold more than $3 billion worth of properties in Manhattan, Brooklyn, and the Hamptons while being The Wall Street Journal’s top-ranked real estate firm in New York City. The team closed transactions totaling more than $1.3 billion in 2021 alone. Perfect marketing, smooth communication, and unwavering on-the-ground support are the main pillars on which Hudson Advisory is built.
1. Tal and Oren Alexander, Alexander Team
The Alexander Team in New York City is led by Tal Alexander, who holds the record for the most expensive residential sale in the country: $240 million at 220 Central Park South. Tal’s group has generated over $5 billion in total sales and is ranked as the #1 Team in the nation by The Wall Street Journal. The members work together to take advantage of the newest services and trends in the real estate business. Tal’s father is a highly-skilled custom home builder who serves as both an inspiration and a rock. The Alexander Team also has a Miami office headed by Tal’s brother, Oren.