House Call: 129 North 3rd Street, 133

14 April, 2017 posted by: CORE


Lic. Associate Real Estate Broker

Laura Hirsch Chilton

Lic. Real Estate Salesperson

Offered at $2,650,000, this 3-bedroom, 2.5-bathroom condominium townhouse spans four floors and is located in Williamsburg. Featuring bright light and immaculate finishes, this condo additionally offers ceiling heights ranging from 9 to 11 feet and a 400-square-foot private garden with built-in barbecue. Don’t miss the chance for an open house tour of this Brooklyn home on Sunday!

Sunday, April 16, 2:00– 3:00pm


House Call: 311 West Broadway, 6E

24 March, 2017 posted by: CORE


311 West Broadway, 6E

Todd Lewin
Lic. Associate Real Estate Broker

Offered at $5,450,000, this oversized 3-bedroom, 3-bathroom condo at the Soho Mews, designed by American Architecture Award recipient Gwathmey Siegel & Associates, features a unique triple exposure which allows for natural light and open views of Soho.  Stop in this Sunday for an open house tour of this impressive property!

Sunday, March 26, 11:30am – 1:30pm (By appointment only)


Hot Topic: Loft conversion in SoHo

08 March, 2017 posted by: CORE


Did you catch Todd Lewin and Michael Rubin‘s listing at 284 Lafayette Street, 4D on The Wall Street Journal last week? This stunning Soho loft, originally built in 1892, features a captivating 65-foot-long wall of windows. Check out the link below to read about the top to bottom renovation at this 3,000-square foot home!

Click here to read the full article: A ‘Blank Space’ in Soho Becomes a Family Home


House Call: 284 Lafayette Street, 4D

10 February, 2017 posted by: CORE


284 Lafayette Street, 4D

Todd M Lewin
Lic. Assoc. Real Estate Broker

Michael Rubin
Lic. Assoc. Real Estate Broker

Offered at $5,850,000, this 3-bedroom, 3.5-bath loft is truly one-of-a-kind! The extravagant home recently underwent top to bottom renovation. It’s meticulously designed with soaring ceilings and 65 feet of west facing views through ten large windows overlooking one of Soho‘s best streets. If you are downtown this weekend, come check out this unforgettable home. You won’t want to miss it!

Sun, Feb 12, 1:00 – 2:30


CORE 10: Todd Lewin

11 October, 2016 posted by: CORE


Welcome to CORE 10, an off-the-cuff interview series with prominent CORE figures. Read on to learn more about this week’s guest, broker Todd Lewin!

  1. Who is the living person you most admire? My wife.
  2. Who is the most interesting New Yorker you know? Amy Sillman, a recognized artist and client of mine.
  3. What is your earliest New York memory? Early 90’s. Walking up and down Canal Street with my older cousin looking for used jeans.
  4. What is the best advice you’ve ever received? Fake it till you make it.
  5. What do you consider your greatest achievement so far? My success in real estate.
  6. What are your three most treasured possessions? My dog Alabama, my new apartment in South Williamsburg and a new painting by my friend, the artist Austyn Weiner, that I just purchased.
  7. Name a movie, book or work of art that changed your life. The Informers by Bret Easton Ellis.
  8. Name one thing you always splurge on. Gummi Bears.
  9. What’s your secret talent? Show me a small detail of any building south of 14th Street and I can tell you the address.
  10. Which words or phrases do you most overuse? “I hope all is well.”


House Call: 53 Crosby Street, PH

09 September, 2016 posted by: CORE


53 Crosby Street, PH

Todd M Lewin
Lic. Assoc. Real Estate Broker

Emily Beare
Lic. Assoc. Real Estate Broker

Listed at $6,895,000, this one-of-a-kind SoHo penthouse is available for the first time in twenty years. The avant-garde home has been recently renovated into an incredibly unique triplex with 2,100 square feet of stunning outdoor space. Be sure to make an appointment to see this remarkable dream home!

Sun, Sept 11, 1:00 – 2:00 (By appointment only)


My Favorite Room: Todd Lewin

16 February, 2016 posted by: CORE


‘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.

Moving to a bigger space always affords us the option to have more rooms to love. With his new-found ability to move as he pleases, it should come as no surprise that Todd Lewin‘s favorite room is always on the go.

What is your favorite room? My car.

Why is it your favorite room? After 8 years of living in SoHo, I moved to Williamsburg and immediately got a car. I didn’t think I’d end up spending so much time in the car, but being able to drive to the grocery store, pick up coffee or even a friend is something that I enjoy a lot. I feel like I’m in the suburbs which brings me some comfort. I also love driving around and making or taking calls on my Bluetooth. It’s become my mobile office.

What do you like to do most in this room? I’m a better listener on speakerphone so I try and schedule calls with clients when I know I’ll be in my car.

What is one unique or distinctive feature from this room? It’s constantly moving.

In one word, how would you describe this room? Game-changing.


24 Hours With Todd Lewin

29 May, 2015 posted by: CORE

Todd Lewin

‘24 Hours With’ takes a look at a day in the life of CORE’s agents. Todd Lewin talks about living in a park, the familiarity of SoHo, and his key to success in business.

The morning is my favorite time of day. I wake up at 7:15, get a coffee to go from Urban Rustic or Swallow and take my dog Alabama–a black lab mix–for a walk around McCarren Park in Williamsburg. I actually live right on the park, so it feels like I have a giant backyard ready and waiting for us at all times. It’s pretty neat.

Once Alabama has taken care of business, we head home and I spend the next 30 minutes or so checking my listing alerts to see what new properties are newly available for each of my buyers. In the mix of somewhat studying StreetEasy’s Hotsheets and reading the daily headlines for The Real Deal and BISNOW, I’ll start responding to emails I didn’t get to the night before. But that’s pretty rare because I’m a bit OCD about responding to emails the same day I receive them.

After a quick shower, I’ll either head into the Chelsea office to start preparing for the day ahead or I’ll go straight to my morning showings. I try to schedule one face-to-face every day so that I’m always out and about seeing both active and inactive clients. I try and get together with people in the neighborhoods I transact in most–SoHo, NoHo, & Nolita. I lived in SoHo for 8 years so a lot of my business comes from being in the neighborhood for so long. It’s a very rewarding relationship both personally and professionally.

I try and spend an hour or two on marketing; something so important to growing our business yet it’s easily overlooked. CORE is a great place to spread your marketing wings; they are very supportive and we have a fantastic team in place to help expand our personal and company brands.

Lunch is usually quick, if it happens at all. West Side Market or West Side Market. Call me a creature of habit, but it’s right by the office and it’s easy.

After lunch it’s more showings and some paperwork, which I oddly enjoy almost as much as showings. Maybe for the sense of accomplishment? I spend an hour or less each day drafting, reviewing and preparing any documents on my desk. It could be a listing agreement or a contract, or a long email catching up with a client who I have not spoken to in a while. I tend to send my clients new properties and opportunities constantly. My philosophy with everything I do in business is “keep going until someone says no,” and fortunately, I rarely hear no’s.

And then it’s time for more coffee–my second and last cup of the day. By this time I’m texting my fiancé Michelle, asking what we are doing for dinner and that I’m really hungry because I’ve been on showings for the last 3 hours and I likely forgot to eat something.

If I’m not attending a networking event or showing during the evening–some clients work during the day too – I’ll head home and run a few miles at the McCarren Park track. A group of us at CORE are currently training for Urban Mudder in July, so I need to be in great shape sooner than I’d like to admit.

Dinner time in Williamsburg is always different; there are so many good options. I’m usually texting with active clients through dinner and into the night. Luckily I have an amazing fiancé, so she doesn’t get too mad. So at around 9 PM, I put my phone down for the night and turn on the TV to tune into a new documentary. The more obscure, the better. I watch a lot of them and now so does my fiancé. It’s become a nightly ritual for us. And after a good night’s sleep, I can start all over again.


Ten: From The Big Apple to Upstate with Todd Lewin

11 September, 2014 posted by: Shaun Osher

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.

Originally from The Sunshine State, Todd Lewin has quickly made a name for himself right here in The Big Apple. As a Licensed Associate Real Estate Broker, he finds inspiration in the city’s iconic landscape, but prefers the scenic route when it comes to downtime. Here are Todd’s answers to Ten questions:

1. What did you do before you found this career? Todd Lewin TEN 2
I moved to New York from Miami to pursue a career as a writer. I always knew I’d end up in New York and the rest, I left up to fate. No one thought I would get into real estate, but no one was surprised once I became successful at it.

2. What has been the highlight of your career?
Selling 4 million dollars worth of real estate during my first six months in the business has definitely been one of the major highlights in my career so far. I had no expectations and for the first time, I connected with New York City on a professional level. It’s hard to describe the stimulation and high I felt from establishing myself professionally, especially in a town like this.

3. What is your greatest daily challenge?
Separating business from emotion. I’m a pretty articulate guy, so saying what I think has always come naturally to me. In real estate, I’m constantly having to edit my words or be diplomatic. It could be the most micro situation but you must choose your words carefully. The impressions we make dictate our success so significantly. Sometimes, I step back and pat myself on the back for effectively navigating through a conversation with a client or another broker. It’s super challenging, but I wouldn’t have it any other way.

4. Where do you see yourself in 10 years?
Hopefully living near mountains, forests and lakes. Maybe CORE will expand to upstate New York?

5. Where do you find inspiration?
Everywhere. New York is naturally filled with it – a strangers face, a brick wall, a song, a building facade. Manhattan real estate defines this town in so many ways. We live, eat, breathe and feel this city constantly and that in and of itself is inspiration. Showing a penthouse overlooking hundreds of century year old buildings is a pretty spectacular moment. I try not to take it for granted. Read the rest of this entry »


Three of a Kind: Neutral Interiors

11 May, 2014 posted by: CORE

A popular interior design aesthetic, neutral color palettes enhance the natural light and space of a home. White and neutral design provides a subtle yet sophisticated place to relax. Below is a carefully curated selection of CORE listings which provide three examples of neutral interiors done right. The three properties are located in NYC’s popular Greenpoint, Upper East Side and SoHo neighborhoods.


Where: 190 West Street, 8
Size: 1 bedroom, 1 bathroom
Asking: $1,825,000
Listed by: Win Brown and Ivana Nikolic

This superb 1,364-square-foot, one-bedroom Greenpoint loft, with 40 feet of frontage facing West Street, has soaring 16-foot ceilings, eight-foot-tall windows, a large skylight and unobstructed views of the Manhattan skyline. Details include exposed wood beams throughout, steel support columns and nine-inch solid oak plank flooring. The 42-foot long living space currently features a dining area and a separate chef’s kitchen with stainless steel appliances, custom hand-made wood cabinetry, reclaimed beech wood shelving and stone flooring. This loft’s open plan layout can easily be converted into a two-bedroom apartment. The bedroom features Empire State Building views, and the large bathroom includes ceramic tile, deep soaking tub and a wall-mounted porcelain sink. Amenities include central air, utility closet with washer/dryer hookups, common roof deck, a private deeded parking space that comes with the apartment and storage available in the basement. West Greenpoint Lofts is a boutique loft conversion on the Greenpoint waterfront with just 15 apartments, a J51 tax abatement and low common charges. Read the rest of this entry »

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