With more than three decades of real estate experience in New York City, Richard Grossman is well-known as an innovative, effective, and strategic leader in both the residential and commercial fields.
Under his careful and thoughtful direction, a solid network of loyal and top-producing agents has been created in the Downtown offices of Brown Harris Stevens. Combined with his strong leadership skills, Richard is able to provide his agents and their clients with an invaluable knowledge of the ins and outs of the real estate industry. His familiarity with the inner workings and requirements of cooperatives and condominiums provides agents and clients with valuable insight in successfully dealing with complex transactions. In addition, Richard is known for his calm and patient demeanor and is always able to address concerns and solve problems in a composed and logical manner.
Agents under his leadership have won numerous first, second, and third-place awards in the prestigious Real Estate Board of New York Deal of the Year awards ceremony. Richard is most proud to have mentored the Real Estate Board of New York's designation of the 2008, 2011, 2012, 2013, and 2017 Rookies of the Year. During the course of his career, Richard has been involved with the conversion of more than 30 rental buildings to cooperative or condominium ownership. He has been directly involved in each step of the process including initial analysis of the viability of conversion, preparation, and certification of schedules A & B for the offering plan; handling the sales and marketing of vacant units; as well as the negotiations with existing tenants.
Prior to joining Brown Harris Stevens, Richard was the Senior Vice President and Director of Sales for Heron Properties, where he was responsible for the creation of the sales division of one of New York's most prestigious management firms and which quickly grew to 25 sales agents under his direction. While at Heron, he also served as a commercial mortgage broker, specializing in underlying mortgages for cooperative buildings. In addition, Richard brokered numerous retail and commercial transactions including the leasing of a midtown office building, several garage leases, the sale of income-producing properties, as well as art galleries on 57th Street and the Chelsea art districts. Before Heron, Richard was the Director of Sales for Hahn & Mann Realty, Inc. and started his career at J.H. Taylor Real Estate, two venerable firms.
In his personal time, Richard is an avid traveler, fitness enthusiast, and collector of contemporary and modern art. He is the past President of the Brevoort East, a luxury 330-unit cooperative building in Greenwich Village. As a committee member, he and another shareholder were responsible for a $3,600,000 tax refund to the building. In addition, Richard was the driving force behind a lawsuit that led to the curtailment of the building's master lease that will result in over $88,000,000 dollars of additional income to the building. Richard is also a Board Member and was involved in fundraising for the NYC AIDS Memorial located in the West Village. He is a graduate of Syracuse University and received a diploma in Real Estate Analysis from New York University.