Newsletters

July 2020 Newsletter

For this months Newsletter, I would like to share an article in which Ken Jacobs – Principle of Ken Jacobs – Christie’s International Real Estate Sydney was quoted. It is a good synopsis of the current market as of June / July 2020…. Read More

June 2020 Newsletter

As the world opens back up for business following the outbreak of the Covid-19 pandemic, as well as the recent racial unrest in many cities around the world, I wanted to share a wonderful story of friendship back in 1950’s Hollywood, Los Angeles…. Read More

May 2020 Newsletter

As restrictions are being eased here in Australia and in other areas of the world, listings will start to gather momentum and buyers are venturing out again to look at properties… Read More

March 2020 Newsletter

I have just accepted a fantastic and unique opportunity to join Ken Jacobs – an affiliate of Christies International Real Estate. The offices are located in Double Bay, which is one of the most affluent areas of Sydney, Australia… Read More

Newsletter No. 23 | Summer 2018 Newsletter

Manhattan market was slower in Second Quarter 2018, there were fewer closed sales, more inventory came onto the market, and prices steadied. If you are a new buyer in the market, there is a lot of quality choice on the market. In the Last quarter there were approximately 3,200 transactions signed in the last 12 months, slightly down on 2017. Inventory expanded 17% year-over-year to approximately 7,500 listings. Signed contracts and sales improved on the last quarter, as buyer demand for Manhattan properties still saw an increase in Second Quarter 2018. Read More

Newsletter No. 22 | April / May 2018 Newsletter

Spring is finally here! According to traditional trends, the Manhattan real estate market picks up as the weather brightens, which is now! While January, February and March saw a scarcity of quality property inventory for re-sale, a more volatile stock market is helping to stir up prospects for real estate investors. Read More

Newsletter No. 21 | February 2018 Newsletter

Spring is around the corner, and according to traditional trends, the Manhattan real estate market will pick up as the weather brightens. While January and February delivered a scarcity of quality property inventory for re-sale, a more volatile stock market is helping to stir up prospects for real estate investors. Read More

Newsletter No. 20 | January 2018 Newsletter

I would like to share with you my new rental listing for next Summer, 6 Gin Lane Southampton Village, New York – an exquisite house on the beach at Southampton, NY. The property is available for July and August 2018. This spectacular Southampton ocean-front home is situated on 1.4 acres, and offers 6 bedrooms, 6 bathrooms and 4.5 bathrooms, with 2 chefs’ kitchens, one of which features a pizza oven. Read More

Newsletter No. 19 | Fall / Autumn

While the warm weather has lingered with us until just this week, Fall or Autumn has now arrived in New York City. With Halloween came a dreadful act of violence in lower Manhattan, and my thoughts are with the victims and their families, but the enduring spirit and resilience of New York is unshaken. Read More

Newsletter No. 18 | August-September 2017

This gracious and magnificent home was built in 1913, designed by the renowned architect, Wilson Eyre (also responsible for CNN’s Anderson Cooper’s house in Rye, NY) and located in Ardsley Park, beside one of America’s oldest and most distinguished private golf clubs, the Ardsley Park Country Club. The history and elegance of the property is evident throughout. Read More

Newsletter No. 17 | August-September 2017

Villa Catarina Estate, 141 5 ½ Mile Road is the epitomy of grandeur, a beautiful house set in a 1000 acres of the rolling hills of Cornwall and Litchfield County. Italian visitors to the property have commented that they felt they were in the hills above Florence and very much at home. The first thing that one feels when drives along the mile long gated driveway is the beauty of the landscape, a mixture of lush pastures, mature woodland and an apple orchard. Read More

Newsletter No. 16 – June-July 2017

In the last week of June I traveled out west to California. I visited Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices offices La Jolla, Monarch Beach, Beverly Hills, Brentwood, Montecilo and Santa Barbara! I met with over 30 Brokers, all of which will be receiving my Newsletter for the first time! I introduced our 6 month old office to my colleagues and we discussed our markets including the way that we transact business, which is different but we all agreed that our clients are similar and many have offices on both the east and west coasts. Many new friendships were forged and I am looking forward working our new referral network Read More

Newsletter No. 15 – Memorial Day Weekend Newsletter 2017

In this Memorial Day Weekend Newsletter I would like to share with you 2 beautiful properties, the first is a new development in Martha’s Vineyard, Massachusetts and the second is in Monaco, South of France. Read More

Newsletter No. 14 – April-May 2017

As Spring arrives for those of us in the north, I traveled recently downunder to Sydney, Australia, on a family visit. There, I met with the owner of McGrath, arguably Australia’s premier and fastest-growing real estate agency network. John McGrath, Founder and Executive Director, was generous with his time and introduced me to a number of his top brokers, including his new General Manager of Strategic Partnerships, Adrian Wilson Read More

Newsletter No. 13 – February-March 2017

It has been a busy couple of months since I joined Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices (BHHS) – New York Properties! I have now met personally with the brokerage teams in 12 BHHS offices within one hour of New York City, and presented an update on the NYC real estate market with Q&A sessions to over 70 brokers. Read More

Newsletter No. 12 – January 2017

I have just accepted a fantastic and unique opportunity to join Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices in its newly established New York City brokerage, and to build an International team to best serve my clients’ real estate needs. Read More

Newsletter No. 11 – October-November 2016

I have found that developers are now offering free rent and paid attorneys’ fees as prices have fallen in the New York City real estate market. While it sounds like a flashback to the dark days of 2009, it’s actually happening today for different reasons in various sections of New York City’s residential markets… Read More

Newsletter No. 10 – September 2016

I wanted to introduce this wonderfully beautiful property owned by a dear old friend of mine. The property is located in rolling hills of Piedmont, Italy. Francavilla Bisio is located in the heart of Gavi wine country, on Lemme’ s torrent. The property is a medieval stately castle surrounded land, vineyards and a golf course…. Read More

Newsletter No. 9 – August 2016

The first part of August I was on vacation with my family in Italy. We began our trip in Lucca and rented the beautiful Villa Giustiniani, pictured below www.villagiustiniani.com…. Read More

Newsletter No. 8 – July 2016

Earlier this month I took a trip to Maine and visited Bar Harbor, which is next to the beautiful Arcadia National Park. Maine seems to becoming the new Montauk! I have a recently read of this article below in ‘The Real Deal’ here in NYC. I would agree, the Mainers are very welcoming and the coastline is fantastically raw and untouched… Read More

Newsletter No. 7 – June 2016

I just got back last month from the Sotheby’s International Realty Global Networking Event in Las Vegas, where I connected with many of the 2,300 agents who either work for or hold their Real Estate licenses with the Sotheby’s International Realty brand.. Read More

Newsletter No. 6 – March 2016

In March I heeded south to Miami and the Rivera Maya, Mexico. In sunny and warm Miami I met up with my colleague Joseph Zichelle at One Sotheby’s International Realty.. Read More

Newsletter No. 5 – February 2016

I have just returned from a wonderful weeks skiing in Aspen Snowmass with my family. During my trip I met some brokers from the Aspen Snowmass Sotheby’s International Realty team… Read More

Newsletter No. 4 – December 2015

In December 2015 I returned to Sydney to spend a wonderful Christmas with my wife’s family in Sydney. During my trip I met with Michael Pallier, owner and CEO of Sydney Sotheby’s International Realty, and his team Mary Lin and Francis Egan… Read More

Newsletter No. 3 – October 2015

I have just returned from a fantastic trip to the Sotheby’s Hong Kong Fall Auctions (2-7 October), where I secured a spot on the Sotheby’s Realty desk. I met with colleagues from all across the globe, both from Sotheby’s Auction and Sotheby’s International Realty.. Read More

Newsletter No. 2 – September 2015

I trust that you have had a wonderful Summer and those friends in Sydney, you have it all to come! As many of you know since joining Sotheby’s International Realty in Manhattan, I have travelled to many of our Sotheby’s Offices all over the Globe. Read More

Newsletter No. 1 : 6 Things You Should Know About a Stock Market Correction – August 2015

Panic has hit Wall Street and Main Street – or at least that’s what the financial headlines would lead you to believe. Read More