Monday, October 28th, 2013

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

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Innovative Ways to Market Real Estate
Epoch Times
Shaun Osher, Tom Postilio and Tony Sargent discuss the importance of innovative marketing among real estate professionals. “While we can’t create the market and we don’t know absolutely what a property is going to sell for, we can make sure it is perceived by the marketplace as well as it possibly can,” Tom says. Tony’s listing at 444 West 19th Street is featured throughout this piece after undergoing a complete staging transformation, allowing the space to be better presented to potential buyers.

Multi-lingual Brokers on the Rise as Apartment Sales to Foreigners Top $2B
Real Estate Weekly
Limor Nesher is featured in this trend piece, discussing the benefits among brokers who speak a second and third language when relating to clients. “It’s important for them to have someone they can trust,” Limor said. “Sometimes, foreign buyers come with English-speaking brokers and they just don’t understand each other.”

Top Residential Dealmakers Turn Out for 25th Annual REBNY Awards
The Real Deal
Reba Miller, Tom Postilio and Doron Zwickel are featured in this event recap. Held at the Pierre Hotel, REBNY’s annual residential Deal of the Year awards ceremony drew some of the most noted residential firms and brokers in New York City.



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Friday, October 25th, 2013
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Mickey & Tom with Lorna Luft, Liz Callaway (front row), back row: Trevor McQueen, Kelly King, Norm Lewis, Ann Hampton Callaway, Jim Caruso, Marcia Strassman and Nick Adams at Birdland Jazz Club.

In the spirit of October being Breast Cancer Awareness month, Tom Postilio and Mickey Conlon were tickled pink to support their friend, Lorna Luft, at Birdland last Monday night. The stage, film, and television actress, best-selling author, recording artist, and Emmy-nominated producer hosted Lorna’s Pink Party, two sold-out benefit events that raised over $120,000 for The Actors Fund’s Phyllis Newman Women’s Health Initiative and Tower Cancer Research Foundation’s Dr. Philomena McAndrew Fund. Lorna’s special guest star was her sister, Emmy, Grammy, Oscar and Tony-winning legend, Liza Minnelli. It had been 20 years since the two sisters performed together, the last time being their memorable duet for the 1993 Tony Awards.

Pictured above: (Front row) Mickey & Tom with Lorna Luft, Liz Callaway.  (Back row) Trevor McQueen, Kelly King, Norm Lewis, Ann Hampton Callaway, Jim Caruso, Marcia Strassman and Nick Adams.



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Tuesday, October 15th, 2013

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

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Real Estate Agents Let Perspective Buyers Try Out New Homes
ABC “Good Morning America”
CORE agents Limor Nesher, Tom Postilio and Mickey Conlon discuss the recent “Try Before You Buy” trend with correspondent Sara Haines on America’s most watched morning television show. The segment features a prospective buyer who “test drives” Tom and Mickey’s Upper West Side townhouse listing at 135 West 69th Street.

From Warehouses to Penthouses, Tribeca on the Rise
New York Post
Shaun Osher and Emily Beare’s Tribeca listing at 45 Walker Street is featured in this “Luxe Listings” piece. Located in the heart of Tribeca, this full-floor, 4,781-square foot condominium loft features 14 oversized windows, exposed columns, high ceilings and an open floor plan, making this true loft, bright and airy.

Luxe Listings: 143 East 63rd Street
New York Post
Tom Postilio and Mickey Conlon’s Upper East Side townhouse listing at 143 East 63rd Street is featured. Owned by legendary singer and Ambassador for the Great American Songbook Michael Feinstein, this beautiful Upper East Side home has played host to many of our generation’s most well-respected icons in show business, politics and literature.



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Ever wish you could test-drive an apartment before you buy it?

A new trend in real estate is encouraging potential buyers to do just that. They’re getting the opportunity to spend quality time in the home before putting a penny down. It might sound a little odd, but it can also help a buyer make a more informed decision — and possibly save them from buying the wrong house.

This morning, on ABC’s number 1 morning news show, “Good Morning America”, 5.3 million viewers tuned in to watch CORE’s Limor Nesher, Tom Postilio and Mickey Conlon discuss this controversial topic with correspondent Sara Haines as well watch a prospective buyer “test-drive” a beautiful Upper West Side townhouse at 135 West 69th Street.

True to CORE’s vision to innovate and evolve the business of real estate, these brokers think out of the box to sell the unique listing. By allowing a buyer to spend 12 hours in the property without the pressures of having a broker or homeowners there, the potential buyer is truly able to experience “living” in the home and determine whether it’s the right property for him.



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Thursday, October 3rd, 2013

While talk surrounding New York real estate has shifted to towering new development projects and the evolution of neighborhoods on the outskirts of Manhattan, townhouses throughout New York City remain a cornerstone within the market. Known for their exquisite details and pre-war charm, these gorgeous listings are every homebuyer’s dream. Today’s “Three of a Kind” features three townhouse properties currently on the market in three of the city’s most desirable neighborhoods.

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Where: 143 East 63rd Street
Size: 6-bedroom, 8-bathroom
Asking: $17,900,000
Listed by: Tom Postilio and Mickey Conlon

Owned by legendary singer and Ambassador for the Great American Songbook Michael Feinstein, this beautiful Upper East Side home has played host to many of our generation’s most well-respected icons in show business, politics and literature. The finished product of two separate townhouses joined together, 143 East 63rd Street is 25-feet wide on a lot which is more than 100-feet deep. The expansive home has been painstakingly restored to conjure the artful opulence of yesteryear without sacrifice to modern convenience. Some of the many features found throughout this unique, 18-room manse include two kitchens, staff offices, a gorgeous outdoor pagoda, abundant storage and a grand foyer space. (more…)



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L-R Mickey Conlon, CaseyNicholaw, Tom Postilio, Mark Sendroff

Last night, One Museum Mile was the site of the Matthew Shepard Foundation benefit event, hosted by Casey Nicholaw and Josh Marquette. Nicholaw, a longtime supporter of the Foundation, is the Tony Award winning co-director of The Book of Mormon, along with Trey Parker. He was also nominated for Tony Awards for directing and choreographing The Drowsy Chaperone and choreographing Monty Python’s Spamalot. Josh Marquette is a highly acclaimed hair designer, well-regarded throughout the Broadway circuit. Event attendees included Broadway performers and musicians such as Jeff Blumenkrantz, Danny Burstein, Carolee Carmello, Jeanine Tesori and Michael James Scott, as well as CORE’s very own Tom Postilio and Mickey Conlon.

The Matthew Shepard Foundation seeks to replace hate with understanding, compassion and acceptance, in remembrance of slain teen Matthew Shepard. For more information, please visit www.matthewshepard.org.



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Monday, September 16th, 2013

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

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Feinstein’s Home: Isn’t It Romantic?
The New York Times
Acclaimed cabaret legend Michael Feinstein’s Upper East Side home is showcased in this “Exclusive” feature. On the market for $17.9 million, the home, made up of two separate brownstones joined into one, is being listed by Tom Postilio and Mickey Conlon.

Top Residential Agents of the Week
The Real Deal
Emily Beare and Elizabeth Beare are featured in this agent roundup piece. The sale of their listing at 407 East 75th Street was the fifth biggest residential sale of the week, according to the article.

Cabaret Entertainer Feinstein’s Double Brownstone Asks $18M
The Real Deal
Michael Feinstein’s lavish Upper East Side home receives additional press coverage. The expansive 18-room home features twin staircases, seven bathrooms, eight fireplaces and a 25-foot wide backyard.



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Monday, September 9th, 2013

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

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Spare Change: Do Flex-Hour Jobs Really Exist?
FOX Business
Jarrod Guy Randolph is featured in this week’s segment of Spare Change alongside host Melissa Francis, author Imogen Lloyd Webber and small business expert Susan Solovic. This week’s topic of conversation was based on the scarcity of jobs offering flexible hours.

Nate Berkus Buys $5M Penthouse in Greenwich Village
HGTV FrontDoor
Nate Berkus’s recent purchase at 39 Fifth Avenue receives additional coverage, as the popular interior designer buys a new home only moments away from his West 9th Street pad. The 15th floor penthouse was listed by Emily Beare and Tony Sargent.

Gimme Shelter: We Hear…
New York Post
One Museum Mile is mentioned in this celebrity real estate recap as the site of a benefit event on September 17th, hosted by The Book of Mormon co-director Casey Nicholaw and Josh Marquette. Tom Postilio and Mickey Conlon are set to be in attendance.



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Tuesday, September 3rd, 2013

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

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Sudden Burst of Residential Activity in an Overlooked Slice of TriBeCa
The New York Times
Doron Zwickel discusses 93 Worth in this Tribeca new development piece. With only nine units remaining, the 18-story development has experienced high demand from potential buyers. “This is a brand-new Broadway corridor,” said Doron. “Historically, this hasn’t been prime TriBeCa, but it is becoming more desirable.”

Nate Berkus Moves 650 Feet, Buys $5M Village Penthouse
The New York Observer
Interior designer Nate Berkus has purchased a home at 39 Fifth Avenue, a short distance from the West 9th Street apartment he sold last month. CORE’s Emily Beare and Tony Sargent were listing agents of the Greenwich Village property.

Luxe Developments Blur Neighborhood Boundaries
DNA Info
Tom Postilio comments on the new development market in evolving Manhattan neighborhoods. CORE is handling sales at new development One Museum Mile, located at 1280 Fifth Avenue. “There was a time when people didn’t venture beyond 86th Street, then 96th Street,” says Tom. “It keeps evolving.”



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Monday, August 26th, 2013

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

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House of the Day: A Colorful Return to TriBeCa
The Wall Street Journal
Shaun Osher and Emily Beare’s listing at 45 Walker Street is featured as one of last week’s “House of the Day” properties.  The four-bedroom, four-bathroom condo features a key-locked elevator, two home offices, a chef’s kitchen and high ceilings, configured into the home’s gracious 4,781-square-foot layout.

Haute Partners: Perfect Synergy, Good Property & CORE Offer the Best in Manhattan Luxury Real Estate
Haute Living
Emily and David Beare’s listing at 23 Downing Street is featured in this luxury real estate piece.  The team’s Greenwich Village listing marks the first property to be developed with Good Property, with several other properties slated as future projects.

How Fights Over Fixtures Can Derail a Closing
The New York Times
Tom Postilio and Mickey Conlon are featured in this article, discussing a unique aspect of home closings. The duo once negotiated a home’s closing that nearly collapsed because of an eight-foot tall Statue of Liberty replica that the buyer couldn’t bear to part with.



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