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.

Company News | TOWN Residential Officially Opens West Side Flagship Office

Significantly expanding the firm’s West Side footprint, the more than 14,000 square foot space in the prestigious 888 Seventh Avenue welcomes an esteemed roster of Representatives. 

Top: 888 Seventh Avenue, Image Courtesy Real Estate Weekly; Bottom: Andrew Heiberger, Founder and CEO; Gary Lacy, Managing Director; Adam Taylor; Director of Sales

TOWN Residential, New York’s leading luxury services firm, is proud to announce the opening of its new office on Manhattan’s vibrant West Side at 888 Seventh Avenue. Situated inside the prominent Emery Roth & Sons-designed building, the West Side Flagship welcomes an esteemed roster of Representatives, including the 75 Representatives and Associates previously associated with the 10,000-square-foot TOWN Fifth Avenue inside the widely-recognized and prestigious Crown Building. After hosting TOWN for six years, 730 Fifth Avenue has been slated for conversion to a world-renowned Aman hotel and 23 ultra-luxury residential condominiums. 

888 Seventh Avenue stands at the intersection of Billionaire’s Row and Columbus Circle at the gateway of the West Side. The expansive class-A space features double-height ceilings as well as direct views of the iconic Carnegie Hall and brimming Central Park. Along with a full suite of windowed private offices, the space includes multiple conference rooms, open workspaces and two large kitchen areas. As always, a TOWN Square stands as the office’s most distinctive feature in testament to TOWN’s hallmark culture of collaboration. 

Managing the new office and heralding its continued success are two TOWN veterans, Gary Lacy and Adam Taylor. 

Widely respected, Gary Lacy is known for his energy, innovation and keen market knowledge. The open-door policy he previously employed at TOWN Fifth Avenue yields itself well to the new environment, where he remains a driving force behind the growth of each of his Elite and recognized Representatives and teams. 

Adam Taylor carries over thirty years of luxury sales experience and over a decade of undeniable results in the high-end New York City real estate market. Most previously the Sales Director at TOWN Astor Place, Adam’s managing style can only be characterized by unwavering enthusiasm and steadfast dedication to every Representatives’ initiatives. 

With all the ease and accessibility of Lincoln Center and Columbus Circle, plus unbeatable highlights including The High Line, 57th Street Billionaire’s Row corridor, and a consistent presence of prominent banks and corporate headquarters including Barclays and CBS, the location brings a new meaning to the cultivated TOWN Experience that Representatives and clients alike have come to recognize. In the blocks surrounding 888 Seventh Avenue, residents of and visitors to the neighborhood enjoy popular dining destinations including Red Eye Grill and Brooklyn Diner. Plus, Central Park is always full of opportunity to enjoy leisurely, active, historic or family-oriented activities, no matter the season.  

Opportune in timing, the new office at 888 Seventh Avenue serves as a testament to the tremendous shift of excitement to the West Side now materializing through the Hudson Yards development. TOWN New Development is spearheading Circa Central Park, the Upper West Side’s most stunning and iconic new addition designed by FXFowle; the icon, a distinctive 43-story tower located at 306 West 48th Street designed by Ismael Leyva Architects and featuring luxury rentals; as well as exciting upcoming projects in the vicinity as well, including 520 Fifth Avenue, Cerruzi Properties’s highly anticipated super-tall Midtown luxury tower; and 212 West 93rd Street, a 14-story residential redevelopment of the historic Shaare Zedek synagogue. 

At 888 Seventh Avenue, TOWN joins an office presence that includes Vornado Realty Trust, Pershing Square Capital Management, Lone Star Funds, and respected industry colleagues from The Corcoran Group.

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 strategically located 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.

Prioritizing genuine relationships with best-in-class local experts, TOWN Residential created a powerful network of more than 3,200 professionals within more than 180 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; 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.  

All endeavors are backed by TOWN Infinity, 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 Expands Global Network Through Strategic Alliances With Alpine Homes And Towne Realty Group

The powerful network expands TOWN’s significant international presence into the prestigious markets of Switzerland and New Jersey.

From Left: Andrew Heiberger, Founder and CEO, TOWN; Luciane Serifovic, International Sales, Corporate and Relocation Services Director, TOWN; Samar Hamza, International Sales, Corporate and Relocation Services Manager, TOWN; Larry Levene, Owner, Alpine Homes; Karen Eastman Bigos, Founder, Towne Realty Group

TOWN Residential, New York’s leading luxury real estate services firm, has joined forces with two prestigious real estate firms in a dedicated effort to expand an ever-growing elite global network. We are pleased to welcome Alpine Homes, reigning from the faraway Swiss Alps as the most-sought after destination for ski homes, as well as Towne Realty Group, situated just across the river as the market-leading boutique firm in Millburn-Short Hills, New Jersey. 

Both Alpine Homes and Towne Realty Group align seamlessly with TOWN’s core values, which include an unyielding dedication to customer service and local neighborhood expertise. These incredible synergies among the firms will continue to bolster the alliance’s commitment to remaining the go-to source for every client’s domestic or international real estate needs. 

Founded in 2005, Alpine Homes specializes in the sale of off plan and resale properties in Switzerland, France, Austria and Italy. The firm offers a broad range of property services to developers and property owners alike, including development consultancy, valuation, sales, marketing and rental introductions. Owner Larry Levene and the firm’s qualified, multilingual staff are passionate about ski properties and The Alps, and always strive to offer the highest standard of client care.

TOWN’s association with the firm is focused within its highly acclaimed Switzerland market. The landlocked country at the center of Europe borders no less than five countries – Italy, France, Germany, Austria and Lichenstein. Switzerland contains some of the most scenic landscapes in the world, with rugged peaks, high mountain passes and deep lakes. Offering a warm, Mediterranean climate in the summer and some of the highest snow falls in The Alps during the winter, the locale offers an enormous diversity of activities. 

Based in Millburn, New Jersey, Towne Realty Group is the inside expert for residential homes in North Central, New Jersey, just 18 miles west of Manhattan. Founded in 2006, Broker Karen Eastman Bigos has been a top agent in the community for over 33 years. The firm surpassed $1.5 billion in sales in its first ten years and has grown its social media follower base to over 18,000 fans, tracking over $50 million in sales from Facebook alone. A prominent member of Who’s Who in Luxury Real Estate, Towne Realty Group proudly serves a dedicated clientele in Short Hills, Millburn, Summit, Berkeley Heights, The Chathams, Maplewood & South Orange, Springfield, New Providence and West Orange (all towns along and near the Midtown Direct train line). 

Raised in Millburn-Short Hills, Karen Eastman Bigos is actively involved in a wide array of local civic organizations and holds a true insider’s knowledge of the area, from its housing inventory and neighborhoods, to its schools, recreational programs, shopping opportunities and government functions. Her personal commitment translates into a company firmly rooted within its community, as witnessed by clients through every transaction.

These boutique firms are connected to markets that are undeniably prestigious. The new associations will prove integral toward TOWN’s commitment to providing the highest level of local service to its deserving clientele.

The addition of Alpine Homes and Towne Realty Group further expands TOWN Residential’s dynamic network to more than 3,200 professionals within more than 180 offices across five continents. Prioritizing genuine relationships with best-in-class local experts, Alpine Homes and Towne Realty Group join 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; and AVENUE Residential, the leading Hoboken-based brokerage, serving Hoboken, Jersey City, Weehawken and surrounding areas. 

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 ten prime Manhattan, Brooklyn and Queens 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. Most recently, the division launched a newly imagined website, www.townresidential.com, the online destination for exciting sale and rental listings both within New York City and around the world.