Brown Harris Stevens | Established 1837

About Brown Harris Stevens

Company History

Brown Harris Stevens Residential Sales, LLC is the quintessential luxury residential real estate firm, with a history of leadership and a culture of professionalism and discretion dating back to 1873. At every level of Brown Harris Stevens, you will find highly experienced, knowledgeable experts, single-mindedly devoted to your interests and your satisfaction.

With offices in New York City, The Hamptons, Palm Beach, and Miami our brokers are exceptional - leading the field with the quality of their work ethic, their outstanding success rate and the sheer quantity of their transactions.

Grounded in this culture, Brown Harris Stevens brokers:

Brown Harris Stevens store front offices are strategically located on major thoroughfares, in affluent areas. In New York City, we have eight offices including: on Park Avenue, across from Lincoln Center, in prime shopping districts on Madison Avenue, and on one of Tribeca's most sought after streets. Our Park Slope and Brooklyn Heights offices are prominently situated on heavily-trafficked blocks.

Additionally, in The Hamptons we have six offices each located on Main Street in the towns of Amagansett, East Hampton, Bridgehampton, Sag Harbor, Southampton and Westhampton Beach. On the North Fork we have a prime storefront in Greenport.

We have three significant storefronts in Palm Beach on Worth Avenue, Royal Poinciana Way and Sunset Avenue.

In Miami Beach, our offices are ideally located on 5th Street and in the Continuum on Ocean Drive at South Pointe Drive.

Our sister firm Brown Harris Stevens Residential Management, LLC. has been setting the standard in residential management since cooperative apartments were first introduced to New York City. We provide full-service residential management, with highly qualified personnel at every level ready to deliver unrivalled service, with honesty, discretion and integrity. Our management portfolio of more than 150 cooperatives and condominiums, with over 9,000 units, includes many of Manhattan’s most distinguished buildings.

In 1995, Terra Holdings, LLC, one of America's largest privately-held real estate services companies purchased Brown Harris Stevens. Terra Holdings is the market leader in luxury residential real estate sales, rentals and property management as well as a leader in new development marketing, commercial property services, appraisals, consulting and insurance.


Hall F. Willkie Hall F. Willkie President


Bess Freedman Bess Freedman Executive Vice President, Managing Director of Sales and Business Development

New York City Sales Directors and Executives

Richard Ferrari Richard Ferrari Executive Vice-President, Managing Director of Sales, East Side
Caroline E.Y. Guthrie Caroline E.Y. Guthrie President Edward Lee Cave Division
Kevin Kovesci Kevin Kovesci Executive Vice President, Managing Director of Sales, West Side
Stephen Klym Stephen Klym Executive Vice President, Managing Director of Sales, Downtown
Nicholas Palance Camille Logan Executive Vice President, Managing Director of Sales, Park Slope
Peter R. Marra Peter R. Marra Executive Vice President, Managing Director of Sales, Upper East Side
Ruth McCoy Ruth McCoy Executive Vice President, Managing Director of Sales, East Side
Ruth McCoy Sarah Orlinsky-Maitland Executive Vice-President, Managing Director of Sales, Upper East Side
Denine Townsend Denine Townsend Sales Director, Downtown
Chris Thomas Chris Thomas Executive Vice President, Managing Director of Sales, Brooklyn Heights
Michael Bloom Michael Bloom Executive Vice President, Senior Managing Executive Director

Hamptons Sales Directors and Executives

Aspasia G. Comnas Aspasia G. Comnas Executive Managing Director, Hamptons
Robert Nelson Robert Nelson Senior Managing Director, Hamptons

Palm Beach Sales Directors and Executives

Ava Van De Water Ava Van de Water Executive Vice President, Palm Beach
Ann Tierney Ann Tierney Senior Consultant, Palm Beach

Division Heads

James G. Cahill James G. Cahill Executive Vice President, Chief Information and Technology Officer
Judy Caplan Judy Caplan Senior Vice President of Human Resources
Amy Gotzler Amy Gotzler Senior Vice President of Corporate Communications and Brand Strategy
Paul J. Herman Paul J. Herman President, Brown Harris Stevens Residential Management LLC
Gregory J. Heym Gregory J. Heym Executive Vice President, Research & Communications
Al Hughes Al Hughes Controller
Babette Krolik Babette Krolik General Counsel
Gerald M. Makowski Gerald M. Makowski Executive Director of Marketing
Silvana Malpelli Silvana Malpelli, CRP, GMS-T Executive Director, Relocation and Broker Specialist Services
Robert M. Marane Robert M. Marane Vice President, Director of Operations
Alice Palmisano Alice Palmisano Executive Director of Appraisal and Consulting
Jovana Simic Jovana Simic Executive Director of Brown Harris Stevens Healthcare Real Estate, LLC

Directors and Managers

Vincent DAgostino Vincent D'Agostino Senior Vice President, Web Engineering
Matthew J. Leone Matthew J. Leone Senior Vice President, Digital Marketing