New York Daily News: Single Women are Taking the Plunge — Buying Their Own New York City Apartments

17 July, 2014 posted by: CORE


With single women buying homes at twice the rate of their male counterparts, brokers throughout the city are noticing the growing trend of women purchasing pricey Manhattan homes for both investment and lifestyle reasons. This week, Katherine Clarke at the New York Daily News profiled three single NYC women, chronicling their search for the ideal pad. According to the piece, single professional women have been more active as homebuyers than men for almost twenty years, with the gap now growing wider. According to data from the National Association of Realtors, single women make up approximately 16% of homebuyers nationwide, while single men account for just 9%. Banking executive Ana Kostreci, one of the three women profiled in the article, purchased a one-bedroom home near Lincoln Center after beginning her apartment search with CORE’s Deirdre De Risi. When asked about her decision to finally buy a home, Ana said “I was always raised to be independent and realistic, and not wait for the white picket fence.”


Helping Bailey House Provide Home, Hope and Community

17 April, 2014 posted by: Tom Postilio

Tom Postilio and Mickey Conlon Hosting the Bailey House Gala Auc

Mickey and I have always been aware of the great work that Bailey House does in New York City to help those affected by HIV/AIDS, and we certainly understand the importance of helping people to find a suitable and comfortable home – especially when that home is the only refuge from a difficult day of dealing with a debilitating illness. But, when we were approached to host the annual gala event this year at Chelsea Piers, we were especially honored. A new annual award was created this year to honor Jason Sheftell, the beloved New York Daily News real estate reporter who passed away suddenly at the age of 46 last summer. Jason was a beloved and supportive friend and someone we respected and admired for his passion for our industry. When we were invited to host the event, we didn’t pause for a moment before accepting. It was immeasurably rewarding for us to take part in this magical evening. We were delighted to finally meet Jason’s darling mother, Karen Sheftell. We now know exactly where Jason got his passion for life, real estate and all things New York City. Getting to know Karen, who is a real estate broker in Stamford, CT., was the icing on the cake of a very special and rewarding evening for us. We were proud to be hosts of this year’s event and look forward to being a part of the Bailey House family for years to come!


CORE in the News

31 March, 2014 posted by: CORE

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


Dream Homes
New York Post
Jarrod Guy Randolph, Chris Dominiak and Raphael Chejade-Bloom’s listing at 10 West End Avenue is featured as one of this week’s “Dream Homes.”

Video Marketing: CORE’s Maggie Kent Shows How It’s Done
Leverage Global Partners
Maggie Kent is featured in this video marketing piece, which discusses her innovative agent reel and the importance of creative marketing tactics in real estate.

Jason Sheftell, Late Daily News Writer, Honored at Bailey House Gala
New York Daily News
Tom Postilio and Mickey Conlon hosted this year’s Bailey House Auction & Gala, where the late New York Daily News real estate reporter Jason Sheftell was honored.


CORE in the News

03 February, 2014 posted by: CORE

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


Ismael Leyva Snaps Up 57th Street Pad in Building He Designed
The Real Deal
Blu Kokin represented Ismael Leyva in the purchase of a three-bedroom home at 207 East 57th Street. Mr. Leyva is also the architect behind the design of the building.

The Next Park Slope? Unique Windsor Terrace Home Sells for Record $1.98 Million
New York Daily News
Doug Bowen made headlines last week as his Windsor Terrace townhouse listing, located at 107 Terrace Place, sold for a neighborhood record of $1.98 million.

Homes for Sale with Spectacular Bathrooms
Emily and David Beare’s Greenwich Village listing at 23 Downing Street is featured in this showcase piece, highlighted for its sleek bathroom design.


107 Terrace Place Sets a Neighborhood Record

30 January, 2014 posted by: CORE


Known for his in-depth knowledge of all things Brooklyn, Doug Bowen made headlines this week after closing on his exclusive listing at 107 Terrace Place. Located in Brooklyn’s Windsor Terrace neighborhood, the 6-bedroom, 3-bathroom townhouse recently closed for $1.98 million, setting a record in the increasingly popular area.  The New York Daily News was the first to cover the deal, stating that “the previous record in Windsor Terrace was for a traditional limestone townhouse at 18 Sherman Place, which sold for $1.9 million in 2007.”  Known for its suburban feel and local hotspots, Doug anticipates the trend toward Windsor Terrace continuing at a steady rate, especially considering the explosive popularity of Brooklyn. “When a typical brownstone is going for $3 million and even $4 million now, it’s going to push people to Windsor Terrace, and it’s going to push up the prices in Windsor Terrace,” he says.


CORE in the News

21 January, 2014 posted by: CORE

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

45 Walker

Living Large: 45 Walker Street
Emily Beare and Shaun Osher’s TriBeCa listing at 45 Walker Street is featured in this “Living Large” segment.

Money Talker
Fox Business
Jarrod Randolph was featured on Friday’s segment, alongside host Melissa Francis, Certified Career and Life-Purpose Coach Maggie Mistal and Special Projects Director Lea Goldman, discussing tips for boosting your salary. Jarrod is a weekly contributor on the Fox Business network, often appearing on the “Spare Change” segment, also hosted by Melissa Francis.

Condos That Are Close to Arts Institutions Like MoMA, The Met and The New Museum Get a Big Lift
New York Daily News
One Museum Mile is featured in this new development roundup, showcasing properties boosted by nearby museums.


CORE in the News

07 October, 2013 posted by: CORE

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


Fall Real Estate Preview: As He Finishes His Tenure, Mayor Bloomberg is Hailed by Brokers
New York Daily News
Shaun Osher is mentioned in this new development trend piece, discussing the impact of Mayor Bloomberg’s tenure within the New York City real estate industry. “I’m depressed at the thought that someone else will be mayor,” says Shaun. “I wish we could change term limits again.”

Luxury Moves to Mulberry Street
The New York Times
Shaun Osher provides expert commentary on some of the new developments coming to Mulberry Street. With asking prices reflective of the unique Manhattan housing market, he stresses the importance of quality. “It has to be exceptional,” he said, “whereas if you’re on Central Park or in the West Village on the water or in other prime neighborhoods, the location there will demand the price per foot. Here, you need the product to help achieve that number.”

Sales Keep NYC Housing Market Hotter Than Ever
New York Post
Tony Sargent’s recently sold listing at 28 Laight Street is featured in this Manhattan real estate trend piece. Shaun Osher also comments on the city’s booming market.


CORE in the News

30 September, 2013 posted by: CORE

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


EXCLUSIVE: L.I.C. 5-story Rowhouse Sells For Eye-popping $3M
New York Daily News
Doron Zwickel and Brittany Fox’s exclusive listing at 531 51st Avenue is featured, after setting a record in Long Island City for its blockbuster sale. Originally purchased for $400,000 in October 2011, the exquisitely renovated home was recently purchased for $3 million, a record in the area for single-family homes. “It just sets a whole new stage for the neighborhood,” said Doron.

One of Corcoran’s Biggest Teams Leaves for CORE
The Real Deal
CORE welcomes the Patrick Lilly Team, after a successful career at Corcoran. The team was recently ranked number 110 on the list of the top 250 national teams of real estate agents by The Wall Street Journal.

Clinton Hill Townhouse Asks $2.275 Million, Sells for $3.1M
Doug Bowen’s listing at 105 Cambridge Place is featured, after its unprecedented sale in Brooklyn. The Clinton Hill townhouse, initially on the market for $2.275 million, recently closed at $3.1 million, setting a major record for price per square foot in the area for a home of its kind.


Zwickel Smashes LIC Townhouse Records

27 September, 2013 posted by: CORE

It’s been a banner week for CORE.

Just after Brooklyn expert Doug Bowen set new price-per-square-foot records for Clinton Hill, Doron Zwickel smashed townhouse records in Long Island City.


Perfectly positioned to break records, 531 51st Avenue in Long Island City was listed for $3,250,000 and sold for $3 million. New York Daily News got the exclusive scoop on this record-breaking sale:

All the attention in real estate circles has been on the shiny, new apartment towers popping up all over Long Island City.

But the real action is taking place behind the walls of a century-old rowhouse in the Queens waterfront hood.

The five-story, six-bedroom home at 531 51st Ave. just sold for $3 million — smashing neighborhood records for a single-family home.

No property had even broken the $1.5-million threshold, records show.

The 6-bedroom, 6-bathroom, 21 foot brownstone is set up as a 3,100-square foot triplex in addition to a potential 1,030-square foot, income-producing penthouse apartment on the building’s upper floor. Read the entire Daily News article here.<


New York Daily News’ Jason Sheftell: Authentic

17 June, 2013 posted by: Shaun Osher

I am truly saddened and shocked to have learned of the passing of one of our industry’s greatest ambassadors today.

I knew Jason for many years and was always inspired by

From the very first interview we did together years ago when we discussed the founding of CORE, to last week over the phone – and the many hours I spent with him on different occasions – the one thing that always struck me about Jason was that real estate reporting was not a means to an end for him. This was his life, and he loved what he did.

He had a zest for learning and a yearning to discover new things and share them.

Jason and I valued the same principles of transparency, innovation, integrity, ethics, and the industry as a whole, and often spoke for hours about these things.

He was authentic.

And we will miss him.

Shaun Osher is the CEO and Founder of CORE.

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