Now that spring seems to be settling in quite well, we’ve got the urge to take our lunch meetings outside. With that in mind, our focus today is on homes that are best for enjoying a taste of the outdoors.
This Upper East Side corner apartment has a perfectly cozy balcony perched up on the 21st floor, with a spectacular vista of the New York skyline. A morning coffee break would definitely take on new meaning from a space such as this. In addition, The Bayard House is a renowned full-service co-op building located in the heart of the neighborhood.
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Welcome to Ten, CORE founder and CEO Shaun Osher’s rapid-fire interview series with prominent CORE figures. Read on to find out how this week’s subject deals with being on the hot seat.
David Beare has been with CORE for six years. He has built a solid reputation as a top young agent who is trustworthy, hard working, and always eager to learn and grow his business in the residential and commercial field. It was time we chatted for Ten.
1) How did you get into the business?
I got into the business in 2006, when I graduated from college. My mother Emily had gone into real estate a few years earlier. I was very intrigued with the business. It was the summer, she suggested that I try it out, so I got my license and the rest is history.
2) Who is your mentor?
My mentors are all members of my family. My grandfather Eric, who turned 83, is still at the helm of his business, and he taught me the 4 C’s that lead to success in business: communication, cooperation, coordination and collaboration. My father Brian also is a great mentor to me. He came to this country as a foreigner and started his own business from nothing. My mother Emily has an incredible work ethic – workaholic is more like it – and she is proof that success doesn’t just come to you, you have to want it and work for it.
3) You’ve become very successful in a short time. What do you attribute this success to?
Success for me really boils down to hard work, determination, developing/maintaining relationships, and following through (cliché I know, but it’s the truth). Having a good personality, being able to converse, and having a sense of humor are also very important – that is another thing I learned from my mentors.
Open spaces, clean lines, high ceilings, original details harkening back to an earlier era — these are some of the details that make “real” TriBeCa apartments special. This loft condominium on Greenwich Street hits all those notes, and adds great features like direct entry from a key-lock elevator, thoughtful interior design including an open kitchen, and beautiful dark hardwood floors. And with 2,010 square feet, this 3-bedroom home is a relative bargain on a per-foot basis in this surging downtown neighborhood. Another favorite feature? The exposed brick detailing, which helps the apartment achieve the perfect balance of old and new TriBeCa. Have a look for yourself.
A sampling of last week’s press coverage of CORE and CORE properties.
New York Post
The Post’s resident real estate gossip, Jennifer Gould Keil, reports on Serafina Group restaurateur Vittorio Assaf listing his huge apartment in the Leonori building on the Upper East Side for $35,000 a month. The four-bedroom, 5 1/2-bathroom home (above) has a 40-foot-long living room, 12-foot ceilings and elaborate Venetian-plastered walls, among other luxurious touches.
“Sarah Jessica Parker and Matthew Broderick to buy townhomes in Brooklyn Heights”
New York Daily News
CORE’s Doug Bowen commented on the appeal of the Brooklyn Heights neighborhood, where Sarah Jessica Parker and Matthew Broderick are reportedly buying two neighboring houses. Said Bowen: “The price difference between the West Village and Brooklyn Heights is sometimes two, three, four times the amount. That’s why even big names are deciding to live here.”
“Celebrity House Hunting”
The Biography channel’s “Celebrity House Hunting” followed ’80s pop queen Debbie Gibson’s search for a new New York home in a recent episode. Watch the full episode online to see her get blown away by Stuart Sussman’s Yves penthouse listing in Chelsea.