Terra Holdings, the parent company of Brown Harris Stevens, is one of America's largest privately-held real estate services companies. Terra Holdings is the market leader in luxury residential real estate sales, rentals and property management in New York City as well as a leader in commercial property services, appraisals, consulting and insurance. With a total staff of more than 1,000, Terra Holdings is the parent of a group of nine major real estate companies that provide a broad spectrum of services to clients and customers.
Terra Holding's companies include Brown Harris Stevens, which is a residential brokerage company with more than 1,000 brokers throughout New York, Connecticut and New Jersey, and a residential management company serving more than 180 buildings; and the Brown Harris Stevens companies, one of the oldest and largest residential and commercial real estate service providers in New York City, with a staff of over 400 people and over 530 brokers operating in two states. The Terra Holdings co-chairmen are also participants in the Vanderbilt insurance brokerage companies.
The Terra Holdings headquarters is located at 770 Lexington Avenue where the constituent companies are served by a powerful central organization of 200 seasoned, knowledgeable professionals. This team provides expertise and support in a variety of disciplines, including finance, law, accounting, information technology, research, and human resources, and is equipped with a state-of-the-art computer and communications infrastructure that has consistently been the most sophisticated in the industry. The Terra Holdings group is organized to support the agility and focus of its individual operating companies with the strength and reach of the parent. Its members all share their enormous wealth of combined experience, information and data as top companies in their respective fields. Terra Holdings also draws on these resources in authoritative and highly regarded reports and analyses of the residential real estate market, which are issued periodically. Terra Holdings executives are respected leaders in their profession.
The co-chairmen of Terra Holdings include David A. Burris, Kent M. Swig, Arthur W. Zeckendorf and William Lie Zeckendorf, with Allied Partners. All are major figures in their own right as developers, investors and owner/managers of many significant commercial, residential and hotel properties in New York and throughout the United States.