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2021 Top residential brokers by closed sale

1) The Eklund | Gomes Team


Eklund has closed over five billion dollars in residential real estate.He became Managing Director at the New York City real estate firm CORE Group Marketing and in 2010, alongside his business partner John Gomes, Managing Director at Prudential Douglas Elliman, the largest real estate brokerage on the East Coast. Eklund also started the top-selling team at Elliman. Eklund is the founder of Eklund Stockholm New York,Scandinavia’s most high-end residential real estate brokerage with 50 employees and $1 billion in closed sales in 2014. He is an active member of the Real Estate Board of New York.


Listed at $63,815,000

Comprising the entire 76th and 77th floors for an astonishing total of 7,973 square feet, Penthouse 76 stands out as a truly palatial residence atop Jean Nouvel’s iconic crystalline tower, offering four bedrooms, three-and-a-half bathrooms, dedicated service entrance, private interior elevator, and north-, south-, east-, and west-facing exposures that span across Central Park, the Hudson River, East River, City skyline, and beyond. Gracious proportions, magnificent details, and ceilings that range up to approximately 21’8″ set the awe-inspiring stage for world-renowned designer Thierry Despont’s masterfully conceived interiors. Bespoke detailing typically reserved for privately commissioned homes abounds, while a rich yet soft palette of museum-quality finishes imbues each space with both modern glamour and timeless elegance.

On the lower level, a dramatic double-height great room with fireplace spans 38’10” x 19’8″, wrapped in three walls of floor-to-ceiling windows that artfully frame panoramic Central Park views. An airy gallery leads to the corner formal dining room, also with stunning Park views, adjoining the windowed custom kitchen by Thierry Despont for Molteni, where polished statuary marble countertops and a back-lit statuary backsplash complement back-painted glass cabinetry with polished nickel detailing and Dornbracht fixtures. The extensive suite of appliances by Miele and Sub-Zero includes a fully integrated refrigerator and freezer, five-burner cooktop with fully vented hood, integrated dishwasher, double wall oven, speed oven, under-counter wine refrigerator, and integrated coffee maker. Two generous bedrooms share access to a windowed bathroom clad in high-honed Verona limestone with polished nickel Dornbracht fixtures. A beautifully appointed powder room and discreet utility closet with washer and vented dryer complete this level.

Accessible either via the dramatic interior staircase or the private interior elevator, the 77th floor is extraordinary. The primary suite offers panoramic views spanning north, south, and east; a large walk-in closet; and an oversized en suite bath with radiant heated floors and south- and east-facing exposures. Elegantly appointed in polished Noir St. Laurent marble, high-honed Verona limestone, and polished Persian golden travertine with polished nickel Dornbracht fixtures throughout, the primary bathroom features two separate custom carved vanities, a cast iron Lefroy Brooks soaking tub, freestanding steam shower, private water closet with commode and bidet, and a linen closet. An additional bedroom on this level offers south- and west-facing views and a windowed en-suite bath clad in high-honed Verona limestone with polished nickel Dornbracht fixtures. No detail has been overlooked, from the custom interior lighting design by Thierry Despont in collaboration with Schwinghammer, to the motorized Lutron solar shades throughout with additional blackout shades in each bedroom, to the supply of humidified and filtered fresh air throughout the home.

2) Danielle Engelbardt


Danielle Englebardt started as a Salesperson at Prudential Douglas Elliman in February 2006. She then climbed up as Associate Broker at Sotheby’s International Realty in February 2012 and in January 2019 went back to Douglas Elliman Real Estate to continue her passion as a successful Associate Broker.


Listed at $26,495,000

Introducing Beckford Tower Penthouse 29, an extraordinary, 6,522 square-foot six-bedroom, seven-and-a-half-bathroom home with an expansive, west-facing 193 square-foot private terrace and 13-foot ceilings throughout. This remarkable full-floor home seamlessly balances grand scale and proportions and truly embodies Studio Sofield’s exquisite design with a harmonious mix of classic and contemporary sensibilities.

A private elevator landing opens to a gracious entry foyer featuring striking herringbone flooring with an adjoining extensive windowed gallery that guides you past a large library lounge and into the primary sleeping quarters. The foyer leads into a breathtaking corner living room showcasing a spectacular fireplace, grand windows with prime south and west views for optimal light and air, and direct access to an expansive east-facing terrace that links the living room and primary bedroom. The living room connects to a separate formal dining room and a windowed eat-in kitchen designed by Christopher Peacock. The richly appointed kitchen is highlighted by a spacious breakfast room, Statuary marble countertop and backsplash, sophisticated all-purpose appliance suite including individual Sub-Zero refrigerator, freezer, wine refrigerator, Wolf six-burner gas range and griddle with a fully vented hood, built-in wall oven, microwave oven, and two Miele dishwashers. A Franke sink is equipped with Dornbracht polished chrome fittings and an Insinkerator garbage disposal.

3) The Alexander Team

575 Madison Ave, 3rd Floor
New York, NY 10022

Alexander (born 5 July 1986) and Oren Alexander are United States real estate agents focusing on the New York and Miami markets.They founded the Alexander Team at Douglas Elliman Real Estate in 2012.In 2019, the brothers co-represented the buyer in the most expensive residential home transaction ever in the United States. Oren Alexander’s first major deal was the sale of an $8.2 million penthouse in Manhattan in 2009.In 2019, the brothers co-represented the buyer in the United States’ most expensive residential home transaction, when a 24,000 square foot penthouse sold for $238 million in 2019.

15 Cpw, 15 CENTRAL PARK W, 27A, Lincoln Square, NY 10023

Listed at $25,000,000

This residence at Fifteen Central Park West, a building that has redefined luxury in New York, features commanding views over Central Park from one of its highest floors. The three-bedroom, three-and-a-half-bath apartment, spanning an impressive 3,100 square feet, offers an interior by designer Thad Hayes. The exquisite bar, which was crafted by Mr. Hayes and occupies its own room with wood floors in a chevron pattern and iridescent walls, is perfect for a drink before the theater at nearby Lincoln Center, or a nightcap to finish off an extraordinary evening in the city that never sleeps. The stately living and formal dining rooms are perfect for grand entertaining, and a chef’s kitchen effortlessly and elegantly accommodates a party of any scale, with upgraded granite countertops to boot. The master bedroom, which offers two humongous windows overlooking the park, retains its wood floors underneath rich wall-to-wall carpeting and offers a luxuriant master bath with book-matched marble and heated floors. 27A comes with a deeded storage unit within the building.

4) The Hudson Advisory Team

90 5th Avenue, 3rd Floor, New York, NY 10011

Clayton Orrigo founded The Hudson Advisory Team, a tech-based real estate firm, in 2017. Alongside his business partner, Stephen Ferrara, Clayton leads one of the highest grossing agent teams in the country, providing strategic real estate advice and marketing solutions based on a data-driven and high-touch service approach. The Hudson Advisory Team has executed some of the largest transactions in New York City history for a diverse set of accomplished clients. Prior to real estate, Clayton ran Business Development at Identified, a Silicon Valley venture-backed startup that was acquired by Workday (WDAY). He graduated with honors from Villanova University, with a dual concentration in finance and entrepreneurship. Clayton’s primary residence is in the West Village, and he is a proud Board Member of The River Fund, while Stephen worked in the hospitality industry where he managed client experience in a first-class atmosphere.

456 West 19th Street, Unit PHH Chelsea, Manhattan, NY 10011

Listing at $8,350,000

Bask in sun-filled splendor and iconic views in this three-bedroom, three-and-a-half bath penthouse duplex with 1,200 square feet of private outdoor space in a full-service West Chelsea condominium. Wrapped in windows and terraces, this expansive 2,829-square-foot residence is bathed in sunlight and gorgeous views. Enjoy glimpses of the Hudson River and The High Line in the stunning double-height living room flanked by 20-foot-tall shelving, a gas fireplace and massive casement windows that open to the first of two wraparound terraces. The open chef’s kitchen is beautifully equipped with custom birch cabinetry, Corian countertops and an army of Miele and Sub-Zero appliances. There’s space for dining at the wide breakfast bar/island or in the adjacent dining area, and the wide terrace and gas grill just outside make al fresco dining and entertaining irresistible. A powder room, two large closets and a bedroom suite complete the first level.

Upstairs, the serene master suite oasis is encircled by its own terrace with views that sweep from the river to Hudson Yards. Rows of closets and a dressing room accommodate wardrobe, while the en suite spa-like bathroom is filled with a freestanding soaking tub, dual rain shower heads aromatherapy steam shower, and a marble double vanity. A laundry closet with a Miele washer and dryer leads the way to the home’s third complete bedroom suite. Sustainably sourced wide-plank white oak paves the floors while multi-zoned central air and a full-home automation system with climate, music, fireplace, blinds and light controls add effortless comfort and ease to this special West Chelsea penthouse.

5) Serhant – Tamir Shemesh

New York City

Tamir Shemesh, of The Shemesh Team at Serhant. LLC , has been ranked in the top 0.1% of agents in the industry since 2003. Tamir and The Shemesh Team are recognized as the Number One Team in Transactions, Number Two Agent in Highest Gross Commissions and Number Three Agent overall in NYC consecutively. During his real estate career, Tamir Shemesh and his Team have Sold, Marketed, and represented over 70 New Development projects and have closed more than 6,000 transactions totaling over $7.5 billion in sales.

181 E 101st St New York, NY 10029, USA

Listed at $869,200

Come live at this beautifully appointed 1-bedroom plus home office, 1-bathroom home and enjoy a contemporary lifestyle at East Harlem’s newest residential gem. Features of this 726 sq. ft. apartment include HIGH-END IMPORTED ITALIAN FINISHES, lovely wide plank oak floors, high ceilings, custom built-in wardrobe cabinets from Santalucia Mobili, and a convenient washer/dryer hookup.

A welcoming foyer adorned with a custom wardrobe flows into an open-concept living room, dining room, and kitchen saturated with natural light. The kitchen is equipped with a sleek Italian Marmi Scala terrazzo countertop, chic Newform fixture, custom Alta Cucine cabinets, a Falmec Virgola recirculating hood, and a suite of high-end Bertazzoni and Blomberg appliances. Both bedrooms are quiet and private thanks to a thoughtful split-wing layout. The primary bedroom has a custom Santalucia Mobili wardrobe and an immaculate en-suite bathroom with terrazzo walls, radiant heated floors, custom iStone cabinetry and integrated sink, Newform fixtures, and a walk-in Newform rain shower. The second bedroom also has a custom Santalucia Mobili wardrobe, and the second bathroom has elegant fixtures and finishes. Huxley is a brand new boutique condominium designed by New York City-based firms Workshop DA and Wonder Works. Residents of Huxley enjoy several convenient lifestyle amenities including an attended lobby, package and mail rooms, bicycle storage, and access to HUXLEY FITNESS AND LOUNGE, HUXLEY GARDEN with an outdoor fireplace, and HUXLEY ROOFTOP TERRACE with a BBQ and incredible open views. The building is moments from a variety of restaurants, cafes, bars, and shops. Nearby subway lines include the Q and 6. Additional neighborhood highlights include the Museum of the City of New York, El Museo, the Conservatory Garden, and the Harlem Meer.

6) Ryan Serhant

New York City

In 2008 Serhant ventured into the New York real estate market. During his first year in real estate, he earned just $9,000.After a year-long pursuit, he closed his first major sale of $8.5 million. By 2012, The Real Deal ranked Serhant #15 out of the 100 most successful agents in New York. Hired at Nest Seekers International in 2008, Serhant became executive vice president and managing director. In 2012, he launched his bi-coastal brokerage team, the Serhant Team, which consists of over 60 people in New York City, New Jersey, Los Angeles, Miami, and the Hamptons.

77 Greenwich Street

Listed  at  a Price Range of $1,500,000 – $10,794,995

Horizon Harbor Views and Exclusive Amenities. Sunrise to Sunset. Welcome to Jolie, a luxury-defining LEED-certified condominium overlooking the New York City harbor and the Hudson River. Beneath a shimmering pleated glass façade, Jolie rises 42 stories and contains 90 elegant 1- to 4-bedroom homes designed by leading architecture firms, FXCollaborative and Deborah Berke Partners. Along with its pristine homes and prime Downtown location, residents can luxuriate in the exclusive Cloud Club 77—a collection of incredible lifestyle amenities crowned by a fireplace lounge, a double-height fitness center, and a rooftop observation deck with lush planters, an outdoor kitchen, grilling stations, and decadent vistas of the Upper Bay, the Statue of Liberty, and the city skyline. Each home within Jolie is an aperture for natural light and enchanting harbor views. Sublime finishes combine to form a serene palette that complements multiple design styles and enhances the modern lifestyle. Features include beautiful wide plank white oak floors, airy ceilings nearly 11-ft in height, Miele washers/dryers, powder rooms in every home, elegant marble bathrooms with custom vanities, and stunning Poliform kitchens equipped with custom cabinets, honed Blue de Savoie marble countertops and backsplashes, Grohe faucets, and fully-integrated high-end appliances from Wolf, Sub-Zero, and Miele. Jolie is located in the heart of Downtown Manhattan. It is moments from The Battery, South Cove Park, Brookfield Place, One World Trade Center, South Street Seaport, and Battery Park City, and it is surrounded by a wide range of trendy restaurants, bars, cafes, and shops. Nearby subway lines include the 2/3/4/5/R/W/J/Z. Pets are welcome.

7) Modlin group

152 West 57 Street New York NY, 10019

Adam D. Modlin started Modlin Group in 1999. Without any experience working for a residential brokerage company, he was determined and motivated to create his own path in the industry. Before being able to afford an office, he got dressed every day with a suit and tie and walked down Madison Avenue to meet people. His office was the lobby of the Four Seasons Hotel on 57th street. With a passion for life, enthusiasm, gratitude and love for New York City, he climbed the ladder of success in the industry the old fashion way…hard work. Today, twenty years later Modlin Group is recognized as the leading bespoke boutique real estate agency in New York City.

163 East 82nd Street – Upper East Side  Lexington Ave., Third Ave. Manhattan NY 10017

Listing at $18,500,000

Blending state-of-the-art luxury with unrivaled design and detail, this 6-story, 7,000 sq.ft. Steven Harris-designed townhouse represents the pinnacle of form and function. No expense was spared and no detail overlooked in the thoughtful planning and meticulous execution of this elegant, 19 ft. wide, sun-filled stunner. With approximately 2,000 square feet of gorgeous outdoor space, including a private garden, a French-style bedroom terrace and a spectacularly landscaped roof deck with outdoor kitchen, al fresco opportunities abound. Entering the home through a discreet garden-level courtyard, you are welcomed into a spacious, zen-like foyer with plentiful storage and ushered up to the formal floors by either the custom-designed, sky-lit staircase with wrought-iron railings with Rosewood banisters, or the elevator that services all six floors. The second floor features 10.5 foot ceilings and houses an elegantly bright living room which includes a fireplace, a north-facing deck overlooking thegarden, and a graceful formal dining area with custom-built cabinetry. Thanks to a wall of south-facing windows, natural light floods the custom-designed chef’s kitchen, which boasts top-of-the-line professional appliances including a Sub Zero refrigerator, Wolf 60” six-burner range and grill, a double oven with vented hood, two Bosch dishwashers, Sub Zero freezer drawers and Sub Zero dual temperature wine refrigerator. Custom cabinetry, Calacatta Gold marble counters and backsplash, Dornbracht fittings and two sinks with garbage disposals round out the fixtures in this jaw-dropping, eat-in kitchen.

8) Deborah Kern

590 Madison Avenue New York, NY 10022

Deborah Kern is NOT a Real Estate Agent. She is Personal Agent for high net worth individuals looking for a home and an ensuing lifestyle commensurate with their “global citizenship.” By way of reputation she is the undisputed leader in New York City Real Estate with a confidential resume of clients and premiere properties that are second to none. Deborah’s seasoned knowledge and intuitiveness, coupled with her impeccable service and taste, have resulted in a discerning, ever-expanding client list, built completely by referrals from her existing clients.

944 Fifth Avenue, 3FL Fifth-944 Corporation, Upper East Side, Manhattan, NY 10021

Listing at $34,995,000

944 Fifth Avenue?s 3rd Floor Residence is thoughtfully designed by Leroy Street Studios, and is an exceptional full-floor home located in one of Manhattan?s most recognized addresses. A private elevator foyer, enclosed by glass and metal double doors, provides entry to the home which features over 70 feet of Central Park frontage. The oversized Living Room and Library, seamlessly separated by a custom built-in receive an abundance of beautiful natural light through five Central Park facing picture windows. There is also a wood-burning fireplace providing warmth and elegance to the home. Adjacent is the master bedroom, also park-facing, featuring a second fireplace and an ensuite bath with double-sink vanity, soaking tub and enclosed shower. The white-oak clad dressing room and walk-in closet may be accessed through the bedroom or through a discreet pocket door just off the hall, with a private powder room. To the east of the master bedroom are three additional bedrooms, with custom built-ins and ample closet space. At the end of the hall there is a versatile Media Room and Den, and desks set up for office use, as well as a staff room with private bath, and separate laundry room.

The north-facing windowed eat-in chef?s kitchen features top-of-the-line appliances, a large island with additional seating, custom cabinetry by Bulthaup and terrazzo countertops and floor. There is a serving pantry adjoining the kitchen to the formal windowed dining space, which can be opened or closed to the living room for comfortable entertaining.

9) Sabrina Saltiel

575 Madison Avenue New York, 10022

Sabrina Saltiel has sold almost $4 billion of real estate since joining Douglas Elliman in 2002, and has ranked in the top 10 out of over 2,000 agents at the firm for the past 10 years. She ranked in the top 25 in Manhattan for 2020 and in the top 10 in Manhattan on The Real Deal’s top 75 broker rankings for the prior 3 years. Sabrina has been recognized by The Wall Street Journal Real Trends ranking as one of the top 100 agents in the nation year after year and consistently delivers results, regardless of market conditions. Sabrina specializes in the sale of high-end cooperatives, condominiums, lofts and townhouses throughout Manhattan. Sabrina is fluent in Greek and Hebrew and proficient in French and Spanish. A graduate of Barnard College with a major in economics, Sabrina is a native New Yorker who has raised 3 children in the city, making her intimately familiar with the decisions many families face when choosing a neighborhood and a home.


Listing at $28,000,000

Behold panoramic Park and city views from the perfect vantage point in Rafael Vinoly’s iconic building, 432 Park Avenue. Accessed through a private vestibule, this stunning home is over 4,000 square feet and features 3 bedrooms, library/dining room, 4 full baths and a powder room. Grandly proportioned, with 12’6′ ceilings and 10’x10′ windows featuring open exposures to the north, west and south, the residence is filled with light all day, and offers breathtaking skyline, Park and River views. A gracious foyer leads to a grand 29′ x 29′ corner living room. The dining room/library faces west offering magical sunsets. The windowed eat-in kitchen includes a breakfast bar overlooking Central Park with custom white lacquer and natural oak cabinetry, Blue de Savoie marble countertops, a 96′ x 51′ Bianco Scintillante marble center island, Miele stainless steel appliances and Dornbracht polished chrome fixtures.

The corner primary bedroom suite features light filled open Southern and Western views and includes spacious closets and a separate dressing area. Two windowed primary bathrooms allow for complete privacy and include radiant heated marble floors and walls of book-matched slabs of Italian Statuario marble. One of the bathrooms features a freestanding soaking tub with endless views, as well as a separate shower.

10) The Katzen Team

575 Madison Avenue New York, 10022

Led by Frances Katzen, the Katzen Team has made Douglas Elliman’s prestigious “Top 10 List” of most productive agents in New York City for almost a decade running. The team has successfully closed over $2.5 billion in total sales and has consistently exceeded $250 million in annual sales volume. Negotiating the best price and finding properties that perfectly meet the needs of our clients has been the staple of our success. However, Frances also has the highest commitment to openness,integrity, and honesty, which is shared by every member of her Team. It is not enough to simply produce at a high level; every broker on the Katzen Team must be committed to the highest level of professionalism and ethical standards. 


Listing at $15,250,000

Balancing grand scale living with the intimate feeling of home, Residence 48A at 53 West 53 comprises 3,809 square feet, offering four bedrooms and a windowed study, four-and-a-half bathrooms, and north- and east-facing exposures. Gracious proportions and ceilings ranging up to approximately 11 feet set the awe-inspiring stage for world-renowned designer Thierry Despont’s masterfully conceived interiors. Bespoke detailing typically reserved for privately commissioned homes abounds, while a rich yet soft palette of museum-quality finishes imbues each space with both modern glamour and timeless elegance.

The proper entry gallery gives way to the generous corner living room, with floor-to-ceiling windows that artfully frame open north- and east-facing views. The adjoining open custom kitchen by Thierry Despont for Molteni offers polished statuary marble countertops and a back-lit statuary backsplash that complement back-painted glass cabinetry with polished nickel detailing and Dornbracht fixtures. The extensive suite of appliances by Miele and Sub-Zero includes a fully integrated refrigerator and freezer, five-burner cooktop with fully vented hood, integrated dishwasher, wall oven, steam oven, speed oven, under-counter wine refrigerator, and integrated coffee maker.

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