Town Residential, the Manhattan-based residential real estate services firm, announced today that multiple industry leaders from various companies have joined the firm.
At the firm’s Town Flatiron office, Ari LeFauve and Lyon Porter have brought their four person team of representatives with them from MNS, where LeFauve had been the company’s #1 ranked sales agent for five of the last six years.
David Grossman and Veronica Matto, previously with Core, have joined Town West Village, as has Jill Camac, previously of The Corcoran Group.
“These top brokers add to the growing number of representatives that have joined us from all corners of the industry,” said Wendy Maitland, Managing Director of both Town Flatiron and Town West Village.
“Not only does this further strengthen our formidable team, it also demonstrates yet again that industry leaders believe in the transformational approach Town has taken to redefining real estate services in Manhattan.”
Prior to joining Town Flatiron, LeFauve was recently honored as MNS’s #1 ranked sales agent for 2011, an award he also received for 2010, 2008, 2007 and 2006. In 2009, the only of the previous six years that LeFauve was not ranked #1 in the company, that honor went to Porter. “Ari and Lyon are true rising stars in our industry,” said Maitland.
“Like many others, they have taken notice of what we’ve accomplished at Town and believe that partnering with us can help take their business to a whole new level.”
“Town is led by true industry leaders committed to providing clients with exceptional service and dynamic resources,” added LeFauve. “The firm has raised the bar in our industry and has already begun to redefine what New Yorkers expect from real estate professionals.”
Located in a federal-style row house on Horatio Street, Town West Village opened in December and is led by Maitland and Leasing Director Eric McCarthy.
“I am thrilled to be back together with both Wendy and Eric,” said Camac, who along with Maitland entered real estate in 2002 and began working in an office managed by McCarthy. “The positive energy and innovative services are evident at Town and made this an easy decision for me.”
As a Vice President at The Corcoran Group, Camac had previously been ranked in the top 2% of all NRT agents nationwide and regularly been named a member of the company’s Multi-Million Dollar Club.
Also joining Town West Village are Grossman and Matto, who both previously worked nearby in Core’s Chelsea office. “The business philosophy at Town is completely relationship and service oriented,” said Grossman.
“Though this represents a back to the basics approach in many ways, it is a game changer for New York City real estate when combined with the company’s cutting-edge services and resources.”
Grossman’s sales experience includes extensive transactions at 56 East 13th Street, where he successfully sold five of seven units in the new development. He also has become recognized as a building specialist and leading broker at Soho’s 303 Mercer Street where he has broken multiple records for transactions at the property. Matto is also a leading sales representative who has sold such residences as the Penthouse at 305 West 16th Street.
On Friday, Town announced that its sixth office is opening this week on East 79th Street. Known as Town Upper East Side, the ground floor storefront will cover approximately 6,000 square feet on the northwest corner of East 79th and Second Avenue. The company also announced on the same day that it had surpassed $500 million in exclusive sales listings.
Since launching in December 2010, Town has opened five other offices while assembling a team of over 300 licensed professionals and staff. Town Upper East Side is the company’s second uptown office, joining Town Fifth Avenue at the corner of 57th and Fifth. Located in the prestigious Crown Building, that office opened last June and houses Town’s executive offices, in addition to approximately 50 representatives.
Town West Village’s December launch followed the June opening of Town Astor Place, a block-front space overlooking historic Astor Place in the Gwathmey Siegel designed Sculpture to Living. These offices joined the company’s first two offices, Town Flatiron at 110 Fifth Avenue and Town Financial District, located at the corner of Greenwich and Rector Streets, both of which opened in December 2010 when the company launched.