Brendan Aguayo

Senior Vice President, Managing Director

Brendan Aguayo

Brendan Aguayo's exceptional reputation has been built over a 20 year career of extensive real estate development, preplanning, investment, design, and marketing experience. Brendan oversees the development process from inception to completion. He is consistently ahead of the curve on market trends and sought out for maximizing value in all areas of new development.

Brendan has successfully worked on over 300 projects throughout the New York metropolitan area, encompassing over 4,500 units with a gross valuation of roughly $4 billion. With this wealth of experience, he brings enormous insight to the development process which in turn guides him in each client transaction. He understands both the complexities and risks with each site and believes that consulting and development are both an art and a science.

In 2018, The Aguayo Team at BHSDM, led by Brendan, was named by The Real Deal as the #1 team in Brooklyn, closing 172 deals and nearly $300M in sales. The WSJ Real Trends named The Aguayo Team one of the top five teams in New York State. In 2018, The Aguayo Team also set a Carroll Gardens neighborhood record for its townhome sale at 181 President Street for $9.15M, beating the neighborhoods previous record of $6M.

Born and raised in Brooklyn, Brendan has not only experienced the renaissance in the borough but has been integral in creating new markets, especially evident in Prospect Heights, Crown Heights, and the previously undeveloped area of the 4th Avenue corridor in Park Slope. A graduate of the NYU Schack Institute of Real Estate and a licensed broker, he headed the real estate development division of Aguayo Realty Group, one of the most successful boutique real estate firms in Brooklyn, before being recruited in 2013. Brendan is committed to sustainable design and responsible development through both advanced building sciences and sound construction methods on his personal real estate projects. One of his own developments, Haus 96, was the first multi-family Passive haus project in the United States, which uses 70 percent less energy and 90 percent less heat than a typical building.

Brendan is an active member of the community and currently serves on the board of Arts Gowanus, a not-for profit organization working to support, promote, and advocate for local artists and sustainable arts community in Brooklyn. Brendan previously served on the board of the Gowanus Canal Conservancy for five years, advocating for the cleanup, public access and responsible redevelopment of the Gowanus Canal and upland areas. He has assisted in building affordable housing for families in Suffolk County as a volunteer for Habitat for Humanity.