Music & Theater | A New Season on Broadway

Another new year means another busy season on Broadway! Catch both newcomers on the scene as well as renditions of timeless classics at New York City’s most renowned theaters during the upcoming months. Below is a list of the top five shows we are most excited for this winter and spring, starring rising stars and Tony-winners alike!

1. The Minutes

Previews begin February 6th
Opens March 8th
Theater: TBD

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The Steppenwolf Theatre Company’s production is coming to Broadway! Anna D. Shapiro directs Tracy Letts’ play, which follows the trials and tribulations of a town council meeting. According to the playbill, the show will delve into “a town’s proud history, the legend of a local hero, the coveted privilege of reserved parking” and more!

2. Escape to Margaritaville

Performances begin February 16th
Opens March 15th
Marquis Theater, 1535 Broadway

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This new musical features the legendary music of Jimmy Buffet and is based on the original story by Greg Garcia and Mike O’Malley. Tony-nominated Christopher Ashley will direct the show, following a part-time bartender and singer as he is confronted with doubts about his overly relaxed lifestyle.

3. Carousel 

Previews February 28th
Opens April 12th
Imperial Theatre, 249 West 45th Street

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Carousel, lauded by The New York Times as “one of the most hallowed works of the American stage,” returns to Broadway now for the first time in over 20 years. Starring Tony Award-nominee Joshua Henry, Tony-winner Jessie Mueller and Renée Fleming, the production depicts the tragic romance between a troubled carnival barker his love. Don’t miss this new rendition of the timeless tale of passion, loss and redemption!

4. My Fair Lady

Performances begin March 15th
Opens April 19th
Vivian Beaumont Theater, 50 Lincoln Center Plaza

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Now for the first time in 25 years, Lerner & Loewe’s My Fair Lady returns to Broadway for another run as “one of the best musicals of the century” (as hailed by the The New York Times). With classic songs including “The Rain in Spain” and “Wouldn’t It Be Loverly,” this rendition explores the timeless and charming tale of a young woman with a strong Cockney accent and the phonetics professor who attempts to teach her how to speak like a proper lady.

5. Harry Potter and the Cursed Child

Opens April 22nd
Lyric Theater, 213 West 42nd Street

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This two-part play is based on the original story by J.K. Rowling, Jack Thorne and John Tiffany, picking up with the famous Harry Potter six years after the seventh and final book in the series left him. Don’t miss this magical rendition of the novel, featuring all of your old favorite characters!

Neighborhood Spotlight | Dumbo

With or without the Brooklyn Flea, Dumbo is abuzz with exciting and exclusive opportunities every season. Rumor has it that those artists who gave the borough its “uncool” nickname in the 1970s did so in an anti-marketing effort to protect it from development and gentrification. Go figure!

Serving as the borough’s unofficial welcoming post for Manhattanites crossing over into Brooklyn, Dumbo tempts them to go no further. The first of many reasons to stay is the ambiance. With cobblestone streets and old train tracks that recall the neighborhood’s 18th century industrial past, Dumbo offers some of the greatest views of Manhattan of all time, especially when the sun sets.

When in Dumbo, there are more than a few must-sees and must-dos. Check out our top picks below!

Must-Visit

Jane’s Carousel

Old Dock Street

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Open Thursdays through Sundays throughout the winter season, Jane’s Carousel is a Brooklyn Bridge Park stronghold. With 48 exquisitely carved horses and two superb chariots, the beautiful structure was created in 1922 and has charmed its riders ever since. Come for the afternoon, or plan a photoshoot on the horses!

powerHouse Arena

28 Adams Street

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Visit powerHouse Arena, home to the world-renowned art book publisher powerHouse Books. The Arena stands as a gallery, boutique, bookstore and performative events space all in one. In the words of the owners, powerHouse Arena “showcases a series of landmark exhibitions, performances, and controlled mayhem fusing the worlds of art, photography, design, fashion, pop culture, advertising, music, dance, film, and television into a glorious whirlwind of captivating spectacle.” With soaring 24-foot ceilings and a 5,000-square-foot ground floor featuring glass frontage, the space is airy and makes for a delightful viewing or browsing experience!

Must-Eat

Jacques Torres Chocolate

66 Water Street

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Though during the warmer months the Dumbo food scene is championed by the Brooklyn Flea, in the winter many choose to warm up with hot chocolate and handmade treats at Jacques Torres Chocolate. The Willy Wonka-esque emporium offers everything from truffles and cookies to bonbons and gluten-free treats. What’s more, the Dumbo location reigns as the world-famous Mr. Chocolate’s (Jacques Torres) very first chocolate factory.

Juliana’s

19 Old Fulton Street

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Founded by the same mogul behind Grimaldi’s Pizza, Juliana’s is just a few steps away from the original New York City stronghold. Named for pizza proprietor Patsy Grimaldi’s mother Juliana, the old-school pies are delicious with their thin crusts and the finest housemade, locally and internationally-sourced toppings.

Must-See

The McMahan Photo Art Gallery and Archive

145 Front Street, Suite K
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Through its art gallery and online collection, the McMahan Photo Art Gallery and Archive includes over 25,000 photos for sale, for use as fine art photo prints, posters and greeting cards. Founded by award-winning New York City-based urban landscape and documentary photographer Robert McMahan in 2001, the gallery has since grown into an art collection of worldwide acclaim with historical, unique and iconic photographs of museum quality.

Washington Street

between Front and Water Streets

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Top your Dumbo experience off by witnessing one of the borough’s best views. Here on Washington Street between Front and Water Streets, the Empire State Building is visible behind the Manhattan Bridge. The charm of Dumbo’s cobblestone streets in the forefront makes the image more than capture-worthy! 

Philanthropy News | January Charity Events

To honor those of your New Year’s resolutions oriented toward giving back to the New York City community and beyond, we’ve compiled a list of five worthy charities to donate your time, energy or money to this January. Plus, many offer the ability to do so while enjoying a night you’ll never forget! Here are some of our favorite philanthropy events, galas, luncheons and dinners to attend throughout the month.

1. 81st Annual Fashion Scholarship Fund Awards Dinner

January 9th, 6:00-8:00pm
Marriott Marquis, 1535 Broadway

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Join the YMA Fashion Scholarship Fund at its 81st Annual Awards Dinner. The non-profit organization is dedicated to promoting education for the fashion arts and business, and hosts this event to toast the significant achievements of acclaimed industry veterans. Scholarships will be awarded to over 200 students who represent the future of the industry. Sponsorship opportunities range between $20,000 and $100,000.

2. 2018 MDA Muscle Team Gala Stadium of Strength

January 9th, 6:00-10:00pm
Pier 60, Chelsea Piers

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Join MDA’s Muscle Team at their high-profile sports dinner where professional athletes come together to sponsor children living with muscle diseases, with all benefits going toward finding treatments and cures. The Muscular Dystrophy Association leads the fight to assist individuals and families living with muscular dystrophy, ALS and related muscle-debilitating diseases. The organization focuses on funding research, providing care and empowering families with services and support across America. Sponsorship opportunities at the event range from printed journal ads to premier tables with celebrity guests.

3. The Winter Antiques Show 

January 19th through 28th
Park Avenue Armory, 67th Street and Park Avenue

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Reigning as America’s leading art, antiques and design fair, The Winter Antiques Show features 70 of the world’s top experts in the fine and decorative arts. All proceeds benefit East Side House Settlement, a nationally recognized community-based organization working with schools and community centers to bring quality education and resources to residents of the South Bronx and Northern Manhattan. Tickets for the event begin at $25.

4. Empowering Voices 2018

January 21st,  5:00-9:00pm
Old Bermuda Inn, 301 Veterans Road West, Staten Island

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Join IlluminArt for an evening of food, music, raffles and fun! IlluminArt is an organization dedicated to empowering students through theater, encouraging them to use it as a tool to write and perform plays that illuminate critical social issues, create conversation and instill positive change. IlluminArt’s talented Touring Company, community volunteers and high school students will present a Broadway review at the event intended to benefit the organization’s youth programs.

5. Big Brothers Big Sisters of New York City Tournament of Champions Pong 

January 25th
Grand Central Terminal’s Vanderbilt Hall

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Join Big Brothers Big Sisters of New York City at their Tournament of Champions Pong Event, now in its 10th year. 32 teams from within the financial community will compete in the double-elimination tournament, with a cocktail reception to follow the finals. Show off your table-tennis skills and help raise awareness and money for BBBS of New York City! The entrance fee for a doubles team is $3,500.

Food News | The Best Pancakes in New York City

January is the dawn of a new year, and what better way to celebrate the start of something new than with pancakes? While sometimes there’s nothing better than a simple homemade stack of pancakes, we’ve rounded up a list of the city’s top five locations serving up everybody’s favorite breakfast food. Be sure to venture out and sample some of these all-star pancakes, many of which offer a fresh twist on a classic recipe! (Note: we are well aware that some of you are very loyal to your favorite pancake establishment, which may or may not be included on our list. Comment your favorite venue and flavor, and we will be sure to give it a try!)

1. Bubby’s 

120 Hudson Street, Tribeca
73 Gansevoort Street, Highline

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Many have tasted, and the consensus is in: Bubby’s has some of the best Banana Nut Pancakes this city has ever seen! With many other toppings to choose from, the pancake flavors include James Beard and Sourdough. And if the morning allows, be sure to sample their Fried Chicken Pancake combo as well!

2. Clinton St. Baking Company

4 Clinton Street, Lower East Side

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Neil Kleinberg’s Blueberry Pancakes have been voted best in the city by New York Magazine, two times over! This Lower East Side stronghold serves pancakes all day long, and the rest of the menu has been lauded as “anything but ordinary” by the New York Observer. Come down and try a bite, or two, or three!

3. Win Son

159 Graham Avenue, East Williamsburg

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Open for brunch on the weekends, Win Son in East Williamsburg is the perfect place to go to try pancakes with a twist! With a casual atmosphere, this venue serves up tasty Taiwanese-American fare, like these Scallion Pancakes with black vinegar dipping sauce. Be sure to try them out!

4. Serafina

Various Manhattan Locations, Including: 7 Ninth Avenue, Meatpacking

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Served daily beginning at 7AM, these Lemon Ricotta Pancakes will redefine the way you think about the staple breakfast food. The treat has been described as a “puffy-like zesty lemon cake” and comes served with fresh raspberries and candied lemon. Top it off with maple syrup for a tasty breakfast any day!

5. Queens Comfort

40-09 30th Avenue, Astoria

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Give these Red Velvet Pancakes a whirl at Queens Comfort, Astoria’s favorite comfort food dining destination! Their brunch menu is very extensive, so be sure to come in numbers in order to sample more than one dish.

Seasonal Guides | The Winter Guide 2017-2018

Let our newly designed TOWN Guide introduce you to the winter season!

As the magic of the holiday season winds down, the remainder of winter in New York City remains an exciting and enchanting time. After the iconic Times Square Ball Drop welcomes in the new year with song and celebration, there are plenty of opportunities to enjoy the season, from ice skating and sledding in the parks to warming up with a bowl of soup at renowned restaurants throughout the city.

Curated with the perks of the season in mind, TOWN shares this guide to the city’s best events and destinations, including glamorous philanthropy galas, upbeat jazz festivals and exciting ballet performances. We have included short links to easily reference the details about each event. Enjoy everything the city has to offer this winter, and please let us know if you have any questions about the New York City real estate market, or how TOWN Attaché, our concierge service, can assist you.

To share and download the guide, please visit:
 http://townre.nyc/winterguide18

Company News | TOWN Residential’s Series of Holiday and Seventh Anniversary Celebrations Continues with TOWN Astor Place

Ian Schrager’s PUBLIC hotel served as the perfect location for toasts of gratitude and success with its iconic views of New York City’s storied skyline.

TOWN Residential, New York’s leading luxury services firm, continued its series of holiday and seventh year anniversary celebrations with TOWN Astor Place’s intimate and elegant event Thursday evening. PUBLIC, Ian Schrager’s buzzing and exclusive Downtown hotel, served as the perfect backdrop for TOWN Astor Place to celebrate its many successes of the past year and to look towards more to come in 2018.

Recognizing their many achievements with unrivaled appreciation, TOWN Residential founder and CEO Andrew Heiberger welcomed the office’s Representatives and associates, firm executive leadership, and VIP guests including Jamie Heiberger, Heiberger & Associates; Steven Merdinger, KRM LLP; Bonnie Desimone,Melissa Sinsi and Frank Micali, Citibank; and Benjamin Seiter andRon Reimer, Citizens Bank, throughout the evening. While enjoying the nearly 360-degree inspiring views of the city, all toasted their contributions towards the firm’s successes; including the introduction of the newly imagined townresidential.com, the significant expansion of the firm’s West Side footprint through the opening of 888 Seventh Avenue, and the further extension of the firm’s dynamic network to more than 3,600 professionals within more than 185 offices across five continents.

Reigning as one of Manhattan’s most exclusive destinations, PUBLIC is known for its lounge and rooftop areas with prime photogenic views of the city skyline. Offering such inspiring vistas of the many memorable properties and new developments that TOWN’s Representatives successfully sold this past year, the location seamlessly allowed for an evening of toasts to more success to come.

The third in a series of six intimate gatherings, this event followed TOWN Upper East Side’s celebration at the iconic St. Regis, the 18-story French Beaux-Arts building that has well-earned its status as a world-class destination for luxury and service; as well as TOWN Flatiron’s celebration at Norwood, one of Manhattan’s most elite and influential private clubs housed inside its hallmark historic 14th Street brick brownstone.

These celebrations will continue in the new year, as TOWN New Development, TOWN Marketing and Leasing, TOWN Corporate, TOWN West Side, TOWN Financial District and TOWN Brooklyn each enjoy gatherings to ring in 2018.

A complete photo gallery can be viewed through: Event Photos.

About TOWN Residential, townresidential.com 
Founded by Andrew Heiberger in 2010, TOWN Residential has cemented its position as New York’s foremost luxury real estate services firm with seamless execution of best-in-class customer service by more than 500 local experts within strategic Manhattan and Brooklyn office locations. Completing more than 21,550 transactions totaling over $12.4 billion since inception, the firm celebrates success in luxury residential sales; leasing; the marketing, sales and leasing of property developments; commercial and retail. 

Prioritizing genuine relationships with best-in-class local experts, TOWN Residential created a powerful network of more than 3,600 professionals within more than 185 offices spanning five continents. Clients and customers benefit from seamless interaction with Fortune International Group, South Florida’s pre-eminent fully integrated real estate firm with a reach that extends into Latin America; Chestertons, one of the premier real estate firms in London and the Middle East; Gilmar, Spain’s largest real estate network headquartered in Madrid; Forest Hill Real Estate, Inc., Toronto’s leading real estate firm specializing in the sale of luxury homes and commercial properties; The Fite Group Luxury Homes, the market leading independent luxury real estate firm in Palm Beach, Florida; AVENUE Residential, the leading Hoboken-based brokerage serving Hoboken, Jersey City, Weehawken and surrounding areas; Alpine Homes, the most sought after firm specializing in destination homes in Switzerland with a reach that extends into France, Austria and Italy; Towne Realty Group, the inside expert for residential homes in North Central, New Jersey; and Dream Town, the leader in online Chicago real estate and an expert within the marketplace. TOWN Residential is also a proud member of Who’s Who in Luxury Real Estate, the world’s most prestigious network of brokerages who transact within the top 10% of their market.

The firm’s endeavors are backed by TOWN Connect, a fully integrated real estate technology platform that exemplifies the firm’s commitment to providing its representatives, clients and customers with the most innovative and comprehensive applications to exceed all technology, listing and marketing needs.

Company News | TOWN Residential’s Series of Holiday and Seventh Anniversary Celebrations Continues with TOWN Flatiron

Norwood’s prominent 14th Street brick brownstone served as the perfect backdrop for an elegant evening of toasts of gratitude and success.

TOWN Residential, New York’s leading luxury services firm, continued its series of holiday and seventh year anniversary celebrations with TOWN Flatiron’s intimate and elegant event Monday evening. Norwood, one of Manhattan’s most elite and influential private clubs housed inside its hallmark historic 14th Street brick brownstone, served as the perfect backdrop for TOWN Flatiron as it celebrated its many successes of 2017 and looked towards an exciting new year. 

Mirroring the unrivaled atmosphere of gratitude that preceded the event at the TOWN Upper East Side celebration at the St. Regis last week, TOWN Residential founder and CEO Andrew Heiberger welcomed the office’s Representatives and associates, firm executive leadership, and VIP guests including Jamie Heiberger, Heiberger & Associates; Steven Merdinger, KRM; Ron Riemer and Ben Seiter, Citizens Bank; and Bonnie Desimone, Melissa Sinsi and Frank Micali, Citibank, throughout the evening. While enjoying the evening and accompanying jazz band, all toasted their contributions towards the firm’s successes; including the introduction of the newly imagined townresidential.com, the significant expansion of the firm’s West Side footprint through the opening of 888 Seventh Avenue, and the further extension of the firm’s dynamic network to more than 3,600 professionals within more than 185 offices across five continents.

Reigning as one of Manhattan’s most exclusive clubs, Norwood is known to cultivate its prominent New York City members’ commitment to the arts and collaborative energy, two sentiments deeply rooted within TOWN’s founding ethos. With such an alignment of core values, the location served as a seamless continuation of the firm’s ongoing toasts to its seventh anniversary and the new year to come.

The holiday celebrations will continue this week with TOWN Astor Place at Ian Schrager’s Public Hotel, a buzzing Downtown destination known for its exclusive lounge and rooftop areas with prime photogenic views of the city skyline; with TOWN New Development, TOWN Marketing and Leasing, TOWN Corporate, TOWN West Side, TOWN Financial District and TOWN Brooklyn’s celebrations scheduled to ring in the new year.  

A complete photo gallery can be viewed through: TOWN Flatiron Holiday Celebration

About TOWN Residential, townresidential.com
Founded by Andrew Heiberger in 2010, TOWN Residential has cemented its position as New York’s foremost luxury real estate services firm with seamless execution of best-in-class customer service by more than 500 local experts within strategic Manhattan and Brooklyn office locations. Completing more than 21,550 transactions totaling over $12.4 billion since inception, the firm celebrates success in luxury residential sales; leasing; the marketing, sales and leasing of property developments; commercial and retail.

Prioritizing genuine relationships with best-in-class local experts, TOWN Residential created a powerful network of more than 3,600 professionals within more than 185 offices spanning five continents. Clients and customers benefit from seamless interaction with Fortune International Group, South Florida’s pre-eminent fully integrated real estate firm with a reach that extends into Latin America; Chestertons, one of the premier real estate firms in London and the Middle East; Gilmar, Spain’s largest real estate network headquartered in Madrid; Forest Hill Real Estate, Inc., Toronto’s leading real estate firm specializing in the sale of luxury homes and commercial properties; The Fite Group Luxury Homes, the market leading independent luxury real estate firm in Palm Beach, Florida; AVENUE Residential, the leading Hoboken-based brokerage serving Hoboken, Jersey City, Weehawken and surrounding areas; Alpine Homes, the most sought after firm specializing in destination homes in Switzerland with a reach that extends into France, Austria and Italy; Towne Realty Group, the inside expert for residential homes in North Central, New Jersey; and Dream Town, the leader in online Chicago real estate and an expert within the marketplace. TOWN Residential is also a proud member of Who’s Who in Luxury Real Estate, the world’s most prestigious network of brokerages who transact within the top 10% of their market.

The firm’s endeavors are backed by TOWN Connect, a fully integrated real estate technology platform that exemplifies the firm’s commitment to providing its representatives, clients and customers with the most innovative and comprehensive applications to exceed all technology, listing and marketing needs.

Company News | A Look Inside TOWN Upper East Side’s Holiday and Seventh Year Anniversary Celebration

The historic St. Regis Hotel was the perfect backdrop for an elegant evening of toasts of gratitude and success.

TOWN Residential, New York’s leading luxury services firm, kicked off the holiday season and the firm’s seventh year by hosting the first of a series of intimate and elegant celebrations for TOWN Upper East Side. The timeless glamour of the iconic St. Regis Hotel served as the perfect backdrop for TOWN Upper East Side to celebrate its many accomplishments and look towards an exciting future.

With an unrivaled atmosphere of gratitude, TOWN Residential founder and CEO Andrew Heiberger welcomed the office’s Representatives and associates, firm executive leadership, and VIP guests including Steven Merdinger, KRM Certified Public Accountants and Advisors, Ron Riemer and Ben Seiter, Citizens Bank, and Francis Cossey, Heiberger & Associates throughout the evening. Together, all toasted their contributions towards the firm’s successes; including the introduction of the newly imagined townresidential.com, the significant expansion of the firm’s West Side footprint through the opening of 888 Seventh Avenue, and the further extension of the firm’s dynamic network to more than 3,600 professionals within more than 185 offices across five continents.

Built in 1904 by John Jacob Astor IV, the iconic 18-story French Beaux-Arts building has well-earned its status as a world-class destination for luxury and service. At the time of its inception, the St. Regis was the tallest building in the city, and situated at the most exclusive intersection of the city, no less. With steadfast grace, this five-star hotel has ingrained itself within the rich history of New York City, much in the same way as TOWN has cemented itself into the landscape of its real ever-evolving real estate market.

This week will bring the holiday celebration with TOWN Flatiron at Norwood, one of Manhattan’s most elite and influential private clubs housed inside its hallmark historic 14th Street brick brownstone; and TOWN Astor Place at Ian Schrager’s Public Hotel, a buzzing Downtown destination known for its exclusive lounge and rooftop areas with prime photogenic views of the city skyline; with TOWN New Development, TOWN Marketing and Leasing, TOWN Corporate, TOWN Financial District and TOWN Brooklyn’s celebrations ringing in the new year.

A complete photo gallery can be viewed through: TOWN Upper Side Holiday Celebration 

About TOWN Residential, townresidential.com
Founded by Andrew Heiberger in 2010, TOWN Residential has cemented its position as New York’s foremost luxury real estate services firm with seamless execution of best-in-class customer service by more than 500 local experts within strategic Manhattan and Brooklyn office locations. Completing more than 21,550 transactions totaling over $12.4 billion since inception, the firm celebrates success in luxury residential sales; leasing; the marketing, sales and leasing of property developments; commercial and retail.

Prioritizing genuine relationships with best-in-class local experts, TOWN Residential created a powerful network of more than 3,600 professionals within more than 185 offices spanning five continents. Clients and customers benefit from seamless interaction with Fortune International Group, South Florida’s pre-eminent fully integrated real estate firm with a reach that extends into Latin America; Chestertons, one of the premier real estate firms in London and the Middle East; Gilmar, Spain’s largest real estate network headquartered in Madrid; Forest Hill Real Estate, Inc., Toronto’s leading real estate firm specializing in the sale of luxury homes and commercial properties; The Fite Group Luxury Homes, the market leading independent luxury real estate firm in Palm Beach, Florida; AVENUE Residential, the leading Hoboken-based brokerage serving Hoboken, Jersey City, Weehawken and surrounding areas; Alpine Homes, the most sought after firm specializing in destination homes in Switzerland with a reach that extends into France, Austria and Italy; Towne Realty Group, the inside expert for residential homes in North Central, New Jersey; and Dream Town, the leader in online Chicago real estate and an expert within the marketplace. TOWN Residential is also a proud member of Who’s Who in Luxury Real Estate, the world’s most prestigious network of brokerages who transact within the top 10% of their market.

The firm’s endeavors are backed by TOWN Connect, a fully integrated real estate technology platform that exemplifies the firm’s commitment to providing its representatives, clients and customers with the most innovative and comprehensive applications to exceed all technology, listing and marketing needs.

Company News | TOWN Residential Continues Expansion Into Thriving Chicago Market Through Strategic Alliance With Dream Town

This powerful alliance marks the tenth relationship TOWN has forged with leading domestic and international real estate firms this year alone.

From Left: Andrew Heiberger, Founder and CEO, TOWN Residential; Luciane Serifovic, International Sales, Corporate and Relocation Services Director, TOWN Residential; Yuval Degani, Founder and President, Dream Town

In an exciting collaboration, TOWN Residential, New York’s leading luxury real estate services firm, has forged a strategic alliance with Dream Town, the leader in online Chicago real estate focusing on buying, selling and relocation. This association will serve to unite the respective industries of two of our nation’s most culturally rich and historically significant cities, both respected on a global scale for their robust real estate markets.

TOWN Residential and Dream Town boast leading marketing platforms and are known to focus on constant technological innovation within their markets, while maintaining a business model centered around collaboration and best-in-class luxury service. Rooted in these corresponding core values, this alliance will serve to benefit the two firms’ clients and customers on both a national and global scale.

Founded by Yuval Degani in 1998 with a mission to revitalize Chicago real estate sales by integrating the new internet frontier, Dream Town quickly built the most robust property listings search engine on the web, developing proprietary software that gave brokers and their clients an edge in locating the best deals to match their needs. Along with its mission to remain at the forefront of technology, the firm created a unique culture of collaboration and growth, centered around service, integrity and creativity.

Today, Dream Town maintains a well-earned reputation within the Chicago area for both its impressive sales volume and its dedication to personal, attentive service, and has grown to include over 400 brokers within five full-service offices. Selecting only the top 15% of those residential consultants who apply to be a part of the Dream Town team, the firm maintains an expert status within the marketplace; its consultants close twice as many transactions per year on average compared to other Chicago real estate agents.

The addition of Dream Town further expands TOWN Residential’s dynamic network to include more than 3,600 professionals within more than 185 offices across five continents. Prioritizing genuine relationships with best-in-class local experts, Dream Town joins Fortune International Group, South Florida’s pre-eminent fully integrated real estate firm with a reach that extends into Latin America; Chestertons, one of the premier real estate firms in London and the Middle East ; Gilmar, Spain’s largest real estate network headquartered in Madrid; The Fite Group Luxury Homes, the market leading independent luxury real estate firm in Palm Beach, Florida; AVENUE Residential, the leading Hoboken-based brokerage, serving Hoboken, Jersey City, Weehawken and surrounding areas; Alpine Homes, the most sought after firm specializing in destination homes in Switzerland with a reach that extends into France, Austria and Italy; and Towne Realty Group, the inside expert for residential homes in North Central, New Jersey. TOWN Residential is also a proud member of Who’s Who in Luxury Real Estate, the world’s most prestigious network of brokerages who transact within the top 10% of their market.

TOWN Residential has cemented its position as New York’s foremost luxury real estate services firm with seamless execution of best-in-class customer service by more than 500 local experts within prime Manhattan and Brooklyn locations. Completing more than 21,550 transactions totaling over $12.4 billion since inception, the firm celebrates success in luxury residential sales; leasing; the marketing, sales and leasing of property developments; commercial and retail.

The firm’s endeavors are backed by TOWN Connect, a fully integrated real estate technology platform that exemplifies the firm’s commitment to providing its representatives, clients and customers with the most innovative and comprehensive applications to exceed all technology, listing and marketing needs.