Hot Topic: Custom Style in Chelsea

05 July, 2017 posted by: CORE

Last week, Adrian Noriega, Brett Caspi and Zach Boren‘s unique duplex listing at 368 West 23rd Street, 5R was featured on Curbed. The Chelsea co-op was highlighted for its expansive private terrace, new hardwood floors and custom built-ins. Click the link to see more of these sleek downtown digs!

Click here to read the full article: Stylish Chelsea duplex with expansive private terrace asks $1.6M


Best Apartment I Ever Sold: Adrian Noriega

24 January, 2017 posted by: CORE

15 West 20th Street 9-B 01

Best Apartment I Ever Sold invites our agents to share the unique story of their best selling experience to date. This week, learn why Adrian Noriega‘s sale at 15 West 20th Street, 9B is his best one yet.

I think every property has an interesting story behind it or something that really stands out, but one of the “best apartments I ever sold” has to be 15 West 20th Street, 9B at Altair 20.  The moment I stepped into the residence, I knew it was special. The sellers’ design aesthetic was inspired by their affinity for Asian culture, resulting in a colorful and inviting space that reflected that region of the world. While it was exquisitely decorated, it was very specific to the sellers’ taste so I immediately knew that selling the property was going to have its challenges.

The bright colors throughout the home were so distinct, I predicted it would be a distraction for potential buyers as they walked through the space. For the most part, buyers would step off the elevator that entered directly into the residence and instantly comment on the bold colors. After several showings, I panicked on how I was going to approach my client who had just spent a significant amount of money decorating her “dream” apartment and ask her to undo it all. Thankfully, I didn’t have to.

After a few weeks on the market, we were presented with two strong cash offers and ultimately the buyer that won the property ended up buying most of the furniture because they, too, loved the design aesthetic. Our buyer appreciated the quality and craftsmanship of the fixtures, finishes and the inspiration behind the space. They said the ambiance of the apartment made them feel at home.

In short, I chose this as the “best apartment I ever sold” because I learned to not always be quick to react or adjust things. There are always a number of factors to consider when listing your client’s home. Each client should be approached uniquely because in the real estate industry, it is not a one-size-fits-all type of market.


House Call: 4 West 21st Street, 10C

20 January, 2017 posted by: CORE


4 West 21st Street, 10C

Brett Caspi
Lic. Real Estate Salesperson

Adrian Noriega
Lic. Assoc. Real Estate Broker
Licensed as Adrian S Noriega

Nicole Fasciglione
Lic. Real Estate Salesperson

Offered at $1,595,000, this oversized, beautifully designed 1-bedroom is located in the heart of Flatiron. The home offers an open layout and large windows throughout, providing for  sun-drenched living. Stop in this Sunday for an open house tour of this lovely property!

Sun, Jan 22, 2:00 – 4:00


Hot Topic: Soho’s New Star

21 December, 2016 posted by: CORE


It’s no secret that the Annabelle Selldorf-designed building at 42 Crosby is redefining the meaning of luxury in Soho. The outstanding new development was exclusively featured on Observer last week, revealing photos of the condominium’s model apartment. Take a look at this sneak peek as you will certainly not be disappointed!

Click here to read the full article: The First Look at 42 Crosby’s Model Apartment


Hot Topic: The Craze in Condos

28 September, 2016 posted by: CORE


Looking to find the latest and greatest in NYC real estate? Last week, New York Post featured 42 Crosby and 87 Leonard, MAISB as two of the hottest new developments to debut this season. Shaun Osher and Adrian Noreiga‘s listing at 42 Crosby features a car-elevator that feeds into a private parking garage. Emily Beare and Shaun Osher‘s listing at 87 Leonard MAISB offers vast recreational and entertainment space. Check out these gorgeous properties, they definitely won’t disappoint!

Click here to read the full article: Everything You Need to Know About NYC’s Best New Buildings


24 Hours with Adrian Noriega

26 January, 2016 posted by: CORE

Me and Bentley

’24 Hours With’ takes a look at a day in the life of CORE’s agents. Adrian Noriega talks about a jam packed day and the benefits of staying connected.

As a New York City Real Estate Broker, every day is different from the one before and there is definitely no consistency with my work days; which is one of the reasons I LOVE my job! Despite what any given day has in store, 6:30 a.m. is the sound of the first alarm when my partner, Daniel, gets up. Bentley, our miniature schnauzer, and I stay in bed watching the local morning news while attempting to multi-task and reading emails on my iPhone. Then, it’s the sound of either Charlie Rose, Gayle King, or Norah O’Donnell at 7:00 a.m. saying “Your World in 90 Seconds,” that gets me up. Daniel and I pause and watch the highlights for the show together, and then he’s off to teach Art in the South Bronx. At this point, Bentley slowly gets out of bed stretching his little legs and gives me “the look” that it’s time to go…

After our walk around Columbus Circle, it’s time to officially start the work day with my daily morning call with my team to discuss strategies, deals, etc. If the morning is clear of appointments or showings, then I tend to work out of my home office. During the morning hours, it’s the regular work of reviewing newly updated listings for my buyers, reading and scheduling my social media articles for the day, making necessary calls to clients and studying comps for sellers. While this is the most convenient morning routine, it doesn’t always work out that way. It’s common to have showings start as early as 8:00 a.m., and while I consider myself a morning person, that is VERY early.

I love days where my appointments are spread out and not so hectic with back to back meetings and/or showings because it allows me to really take the city in, socialize with clients and attend broker previews. This enables me to stay connected with happenings throughout the city and on top of current inventory. In fact, this past year I successfully brokered a deal in large part because I attended a “broker open house” that I was invited to by a colleague. I called my buyer and said, “I know this is not the area you’ve been focusing on, but you MUST see this property.” Long story short, she was thrilled and VERY happy with her new home!

In my business, it’s very common and normal to work weekends, so I try my very best to be home no later than 8:00 p.m. on weekdays so that Daniel and I have time to catch up and have dinner together. When it works out for us, we enjoy taking Bentley out for his last walk together before settling in for the night, which means catching up on CNN news and cleaning up after dinner.  While we both have very busy work and social schedules, it’s always nice to end the day this way… lights out by midnight!


My Favorite Room: Adrian Noriega

02 June, 2015 posted by: CORE

Adrian custom portrait

‘My Favorite Room’ takes a look at our favorite peoples’ most cherished places and spaces. Featuring a mixture of hotspots and hidden gems, we hope to remind just how special one room can really be.

As a Manhattan resident for over 16 years, Adrian Noriega has learned the difference between a good room and a great room. Having worked in real estate for almost as long, it’s no wonder that his favorite room is light and bright.

What is your favorite room? My living room.

Why is it your favorite room? The living room opens up to the kitchen where my partner, Daniel, enjoys cooking. After a long day of work, it’s a great place to come play with Bentley, my miniature schnauzer, while catching up with Daniel.

What do you like to do most in this room? On weekend mornings, we often spread out the morning paper and leisurely drink our coffee with light jazz playing in the background. It’s the perfect retreat from the fast pace of the city and our hectic jobs.

What is one unique or distinctive feature from this room? The expansive windows overlooking West 57th Street.  We have North/East exposure that fills the room with natural light throughout the day.  The shades in the living room are rarely ever down–the light and views are just incredible.

In one word, how would you describe this room? Home.


Photo of the Week: #COREtravels Goes to Vieques

01 August, 2014 posted by: CORE


For this week’s Photo of the Week, Adrian Noriega takes us to the beaches of Vieques. The glowing sunset was a stop during a recent trip to Puerto Rico, where he also visited the historical town of Old San Juan. While visiting the W Retreat & Spa, wild horses roamed the beach and added to the picturesque backdrop.

Don’t miss our #COREtravels tour around the world on Instagram at @CORE_RealEstate.


NYC. London. Hong Kong—Real Estate Capitals of the World, but Which Offers the Best Investment?

18 June, 2014 posted by: Adrian Noriega


A recent article in the Financial Times revealed what may or may not be an inadvertent bias on the part of the London-based publication comparing premium real estate values between London, New York and Hong Kong. The article suggests that London is probably the best value for the high net worth real estate investor dollar, given a broad range of considerations from tax burden to price and a host of others. Citing an exclusive report viewed by the FT, their assessment finds despite the high prices of London properties, Hong Kong is even pricier; and while NYC’s prices may be lower, they’re offset by the city’s higher tax burden.

Speaking with clients who have (or have had) properties in these three cities, I found that the consensus was all were pretty comparable in terms of key amenities and requirements sought after by real estate investors. Close proximity to world trade and banking centers? New York, London and Hong Kong all get a check mark. World-class nightlife, cultural outlets and accessibility? Check! Marquis properties with global cachet? Each burgh has it in spades. So what it all really comes down to, as is the case with nearly all types of investments, is the potential for change in valuations in the future.

At the risk of appearing biased, I contend that New York City offers the best premium real estate investment opportunity now and in the foreseeable future. Here’s why: Read the rest of this entry »


Manhattan’s West Village Still Sits Pretty

01 April, 2014 posted by: Adrian Noriega

West Village

With all the media attention around up-and-coming neighborhoods such as NoMad, West Chelsea/High Line and Billionaire’s Row, one may easily forget or overlook some of Manhattan’s older and established neighborhoods. One in particular, the West Village, continues to thrive in the market because of its unique charm and its properties’ high demand among locals and foreign buyers alike.

The West Village offers a true neighborhood feel that embodies the romance and allure often associated with New York City. Known for its tree-lined, cobblestone streets and old brownstones that beautifully show off Manhattan’s rich history, it is one of few neighborhoods where one truly feels removed from the fast pace of New York. The West Village is where foodies go for some of the best culinary delights and serious shoppers immerse themselves in a mix of high-end and unique boutiques for some good old-fashion retail therapy. Read the rest of this entry »

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