A native New Yorker and son of a real estate investor, Neal brings a passion for and knowledge of real estate that is second to none. An investor and homeowner, he has personally been on both sides of the transaction giving him a keen understanding of the process and assuring his clients that they are in the best of hands. Also a commercial specialist, Neal represents both tenants and landlords in office and retail sales/leasing. His outgoing personality combined with his ability to listen and deliver continue to earn him a very loyal client base while his professionalism and integrity allow him to enjoy an excellent working relationship within the real estate community. Neal understands that it takes many people to conduct a real estate transaction and he brings with him reliable contacts that make sure that his clients’ needs are always met; before, during and after the closing.
Prior to real estate, Neal worked in Fixed Income Investment Banking for Lehman Brothers, Salomon Smith Barney, and HSBC Securities in London, Sydney, Hong Kong and New York. He attributes the work ethic and relationship skills that he developed during this time as the key to his success in Real Estate. His prior experience in banking has also proved useful in evaluating the real estate market for his clients as well as in discussing their financing needs. Neal understands that buying and selling real estate can be the most important life decision anyone makes and he treats this very seriously. He believes a focused, no pressure approach creates the best working relationship. In addition, no two clients are the same and he goes to great lengths to accommodate everyone he works with.
Neal has lived all over New York City and currently resides in Gramercy. A patron of the arts, he is a contributing member of the Lincoln Center Film Society, The Museum of Modern Art and The Whitney Museum. Active in the community, Neal volunteers with New York Cares and is on the board of the Emily Snodgrass Foundation, a non profit organization focused on preserving park land in New York City. In his free time he enjoys reading and live music.
“I was impressed with Neal’s knowledge of the market and his ability to explain to me what my apartment was really worth with comparables and detailed analysis. He did an excellent job marketing and selling my apartment and was a pleasure to work with.” - Dr. Anil Gupta, Saint Francis Hospital
“I was a first time buyer and had been in the city less then one month when I started working with Neal. I really appreciated the time he took to get me comfortable with prices and the neighborhoods that were right for me. Early in my search I found the perfect place in Clinton and after consulting with Neal’s I decided to go for it. The apartment has worked out wonderfully!” - Jennifer Chung, Phd Candidate at Columbia University “
My wife and I changed our budget and criteria multiple times over the year we worked with Neal. He asked the right questions and was really able to get a sense of what we were looking for. After looking at numerous apartments, we finally found a space that worked for us but it needed a lot of renovation. Neal quickly got the right people in and due to his knowledge of the market and excellent negotiating skills we were able to get a great deal. He continues to work with us on the renovation and our dealings with the board.” - Jeffrey Proctor, Managing Director for Merrill Lynch Securities
“Neal maintains an excellent pulse on the market and is a great source of information for me. His analytical skills combined with his ability to connect with people make him the ideal broker to use in any situation.” - Jonathan Weinstein, Real Estate Investor (MEHR)