Photo of the Week: Eastside Expansion

14 June, 2013 posted by: CORE

Mixed Use For Sale

This week’s “Photo of the Week” features a snapshot of one of CORE’s newly-acquired properties. Displaying a CORE “For Sale” sign, this exquisite multi-family, four-story building is located on 27 East 61st Street, centrally-housed between Madison and Park Avenues. CORE Madison Avenue’s Director of Sales Reba Miller captured the photo this week, and is also the listing broker for the building.    This breathtaking building is in a highly-desirable location, located only moments away from many of New York’s most prestigious shops and restaurants and only seconds away from CORE’s Madison Avenue location.


Core Madison Avenue Hosts Open House

13 June, 2013 posted by: CORE

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On Wednesday night, CORE’s Madison Avenue office hosted an open house reception.  In an effort to extend itself to the uptown brokerage community, CORE invited members of neighboring real estate firms to attend the first event held at the office following the location’s grand opening. Since opening its doors in April, CORE’s Madison Avenue office has allowed for the firm to increase its uptown presence and expand upon its recent distinction as the #1 Manhattan mid-size firm. As Director of Sales at the newly-opened office, Reba Miller continues to share in the excitement of the firm’s new location and its expansive reach within the New York City brokerage community. “The enthusiasm from my colleagues in the industry, as well as the curiosity amongst our peers is continuous, as the prominent corner office bears the CORE signature in neon lights and draws interest in the area,” said Miller.

Brokers and guests in attendance celebrated CORE’s new office in style, enjoying food and “CORE-Tinis,” while also touring the 3,500-square-foot office for the first time. “We are thrilled by the new agents who have come to experience and celebrate CORE’s expansion,” said Miller. “Being a part of this growing company has been truly rewarding and has resulted in many wonderful and meaningful relationships within the CORE family and beyond.”


What’s New: Ravishing on Riverside

11 June, 2013 posted by: CORE


Where: 725 Riverside Drive, 7A
Size: 3-bedrooms, 2.5-bathrooms
Asking: $1,090,000
Listed by: John Harrison and Ryan Fitzpatrick

As if having a fifteen-window corner unit weren’t enough, this palatial property boasts gorgeous natural light and stunning views of the Hudson River and George Washington Bridge. The renovated chef’s kitchen offers top-of-the-line appliances and the sweeping living/dining space features a fireplace, hardwood floors and charming pre-war details including beautiful moldings. With the ideal layout, this residence also has abundant closet space, a washer/dryer in unit and a bonus room which would make for an ideal office.

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CORE In The News

10 June, 2013 posted by: CORE

A sampling of last week’s press coverage of CORE and CORE properties.

Susan Rubell, Tom Postilio, Mickey Conlon, Tony Sargent, Ryan Fitzpatrick, Adrian Noriega, AJ Cirignano

Real Estate Heavyweights Turn Out for CORE Fête
The Real Deal
The launch of 241 Fifth is covered in this post-event recap.  Last Wednesday, CORE celebrated the launch of the new development with an exclusive preview of the 15th Floor penthouse, with industry guests, media influencers and members of the CORE team in attendance.

Manhattan’s Top Listing Agents
The Real Deal
Doron Zwickel is recognized as one of New York City’s top agents.  Doron received recognition among the industry’s top brokers for his successful sales and marketing campaign at 93 Worth.

Dream Homes: 26 E 63rd Street, 10AB
New York Post
Reba Miller’s exquisite 63rd Street condo loft listing is highlighted in this week’s “Dream Homes” feature.


Photo of The Week: A CORE Affair

07 June, 2013 posted by: CORE


On Tuesday night, Emily Beare hosted a “chic summer rooftop cocktail party” at her and Elizabeth Beare’s luxurious penthouse listing at The Emory. This photo, taken by Kristina Helb, was captured during the rooftop gathering at 27 West 19th Street and highlights all the breathtaking views the apartment has to offer.  Spanning two full floors, the Colin Cowie-designed apartment was the perfect location to celebrate a beautiful summer night with friends and colleagues, offering approximately 900 square-feet of outdoor entertaining space and expansive views of Manhattan, including the Empire State Building. Featured in this photo are (from left) Adrian Noriega, David Beare, Winchester Brown, Keren Ringler, Michael Rubin, Jessica Silver, Patrick Mills, Emily Beare, Doron Zwickel, Romina Frecha, Christian Rogers, Oliver Brown, and Michael Maniawski.


5 Things You Didn’t See on This Week’s ‘Selling New York’

07 June, 2013 posted by: CORE

HGTV’s “Selling New York” follows CORE agents as they navigate the country’s most competitive – and compelling – real estate market. Here’s our exclusive, behind-the-scenes look of this week’s episode, “The Pressure’s On,” which first aired on June 7th. For more SNY recaps, click here.


In this week’s episode of Selling New York, veteran brokers Tom Postilio and Mickey Conlon are presented with a unique challenge, as they are faced with selling the home of one of television and film’s most legendary actresses, Joan Collins.  As the fourth (yes, fourth) brokers to hold the listing within one year, viewers were certainly in for a treat as Tom and Mickey work to close a deal on the icon’s East Side apartment.

As the listing accumulates more time on the market, Tom and Mickey feel the pressure of not only selling the home, but revamping the decor of the 2,200-square-foot, 3-bedroom apartment, located in The Dorchster at 57th Street and Park Avenue.  While determined to keep the signature style of the Hollywood starlet intact, the two develop creative tactics to attract potential buyers to the home.

Enlisting the help of John Lyle, Mickey relies on the expertise of the high-profile designer to provide an elegant and sophisticated redesign of the home for an upcoming open house.  When asked by Mickey what words come to mind when he thinks of Joan Collins, John responds, “Glamour. Drama. Sexy.” To complete the bold decor concept, Mr. Lyle also calls in a favor from Connie Lee, Director at Doris Leslie Blau, a New York City gallery featuring exquisite antique rugs.  With almost $500,000 worth of textiles donated by the company, the team works to make the apartment showroom-ready.  Next, Tom connects with friend and noted musician Hilary Kole to provide on-site entertainment at the open house event.  The two meet at Steinway Hall, where a representative offers to loan a gorgeous Steinway & Sons piano for Hilary to play during her solo performance.

As Tom and Mickey regroup at Joan’s newly decorated home, they are greeted by the actress herself as she invites the duo in, offering each of them a glass of champagne.  As the three make their way into the apartment, Joan is thrilled with the pieces added to the home and anxious to see the fruits of Tom and Mickey’s hard work come to pass.  As the team finalizes the A-list invite list for the open house, both Tom and Mickey prepare to welcome some of the area’s top brokers and guests to the unveiling of the property.

The day of the open house arrives, as brokers and members of the media file into the apartment for a tour of the newly-appointed home. Wowed by the sophistication and drama of the bold new interior, guests are found mingling, conversing over the home’s features and enjoying the sounds of Hilary Kole.  Overall, the open house proves to be a success,  a truly fitting ode to Mrs. Collins.

Read below to find out what happened when the cameras stopped rolling and what didn’t make it into today’s episode of Selling New York! Read the rest of this entry »


241 Fifth Event and Penthouse Reveal

06 June, 2013 posted by: CORE

Eran Chen, Ran Korolik, Moshe Shuster, Doron ZwickelLast night, CORE celebrated 241 Fifth with an exclusive preview of the 15th Floor Penthouse.  Guests enjoyed music and summer-inspired cocktails set against stunning views of New York City’s skyline from the penthouse’s private terrace.  The evening featured furnishings provided by BDDW to compliment the modern design and neutral palette that can be seen throughout the residences.

CORE CEO Shaun Osher and Director of Sales Doron Zwickel mingled with guests and shared candid insight into the project, which has the unique distinction of being the only ground-up construction residential project in Manhattan’s trendy NoMad neighborhood.  Sales officially launched in late-April and the project has been tremendously successful, as noted by The New York Times.

Developed by Victor Homes and designed by Eran Chen of ODA-Architecture, 241 Fifth boasts 46 sophisticated and contemporary condominium units offering a mix of one, two and three-bedroom residences, along with two penthouses.

Please visit the CORE Facebook page for a full gallery of photos from last night’s event and thanks to all who attended!   Read the rest of this entry »


Three of a Kind: Decadent Details

05 June, 2013 posted by: CORE

In today’s low inventory market, it’s a challenge to find a suitable apartment in the City, much less one that exceeds buyers’ wildest expectations. Because of this, homes with luxuries such as wine cellars, breathtaking master closets and private gardens stand out.  Below are three spectacular properties that have some of the most exquisite “extras” New York City has to offer.

17 West 17th Street 5FLR 04

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A Cheat Sheet For Foreign Buyers Purchasing in NYC

04 June, 2013 posted by: Jarrod Randolph


Dear Foreign Buyer,

As a broker who often works with foreign buyers and investors, I am more than familiar with the difficulty of navigating through the wacky world of New York City Real Estate.  With the right team in place, the process can be an educational and exhilarating experience.

To begin the process it’s essential to understand the financial snapshot of a NYC purchase before you begin shopping. This would include guidance and support from an attorney, accountant, and tax advisor.  Once you fine-tune the purchase, a property manager may be an additional team member you should have in place to deal with landlord matters.

With the help of an experienced real estate broker, you can count on these experts to help you manage your purchase in New York City.

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Join The Conversation: “Selling New York” Season 7 Premiere

03 June, 2013 posted by: CORE


The wait is over! This Friday, June 7th fans will be able to enjoy the season 7 premiere of the popular HGTV series “Selling New York“. Set to air in a new time slot at 11:00 AM EST, this week’s episode will feature CORE agents Tom Postilio and Mickey Conlon as they sell the home of a celebrated actress. Have you ever wanted your questions about the show answered? Here’s your chance! During Friday’s premiere, join our live Twitter session with Tom and Mickey as they tweet in real time with “Selling New York” viewers right as the episode airs.  Follow Tom at @TomPostilio and Mickey at @mickeyconlon to join the conversation, and of course us at @CORE_RealEstate.  Stay tuned!

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