Brown Harris Stevens | Established 1837

About Brown Harris Stevens

Company History

Brown Harris Stevens 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 and Palm Beach, 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. Every client and customer relationship with a Brown Harris Stevens broker is forged in trust and founded in privacy.

Grounded in this culture, Brown Harris Stevens brokers:

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

We have two significant storefronts In Palm Beach, Florida on Worth Avenue and on Royal Poinciana Way.

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 of Long Island we have a prime storefront in Greenport.

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
Patrick E. Reale Patrick E. Reale 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