Astrid
Pillay
Astrid Pillay

Licensed Associate Real Estate Broker
Office: 770 Lexington Avenue
apillay@bhsusa.com
o: 212-381-2262

About Astrid

Languages Spoken:      ARABIC, FRENCH, HEBREW, ITALIAN, ENGLISH

#1 Top Agent in 2020, BHS East Side Office
Ranked as one of 2019 America’s Best Real Estate Agents by Real Trends
Licensed Associate Real Estate Broker
Member, Real Estate Board of New York
Certified Negotiation Expert
Senior Certified Relocation Agent

Markets: New York City and The Hamptons
Languages Spoken: Arabic, Armenian, English, Hebrew, French, Italian
Top Producing Broker, East Side Office: 2013-2015, 2018-2020 (Halstead Real Estate)
Member: Diamond Circle, Platinum Circle, Producers' Council (Halstead Real Estate)

Featured by the Wall Street Journal and REAL Trends as "Top Real Estate Agent in New York"With over 20 years in the business of...

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#1 Top Agent in 2020, BHS East Side Office
Ranked as one of 2019 America’s Best Real Estate Agents by Real Trends
Licensed Associate Real Estate Broker
Member, Real Estate Board of New York
Certified Negotiation Expert
Senior Certified Relocation Agent

Markets: New York City and The Hamptons
Languages Spoken: Arabic, Armenian, English, Hebrew, French, Italian
Top Producing Broker, East Side Office: 2013-2015, 2018-2020 (Halstead Real Estate)
Member: Diamond Circle, Platinum Circle, Producers' Council (Halstead Real Estate)

Featured by the Wall Street Journal and REAL Trends as "Top Real Estate Agent in New York"With over 20 years in the business of real estate, Astrid is one of Brown Harris Stevens’ highest grossing brokers with well over $500 million in sales. Astrid also has an extensive record of very high-end rentals.

Astrid works with private clients either buying or selling homes for their personal use or for investment as well as with corporate investors who buy and renovate or develop properties for sale or rental. The latter seek her out because of her knowledge of the market and for her professional advice and sales acumen. Her long experience in the business enables her to provide sound advice to her clients equipping them to navigate the complexities of New York's co-op boards. The bulk of her business is based on long-term relationships of trust with her clients who know that she is looking out for their best interests. She estimates that 90 percent of her business is due to repeat clients and referrals. Her sales and rentals have ranged from condo and co-op apartments, through brownstones and townhouses, to lofts and multi-unit buildings purchased primarily for investment.

In addition to New York City, Astrid covers high-end sales and rentals in the Hamptons where she has a home. She has advised clients on the purchase, rental, renovation, construction, and sale of homes.

Astrid works with a small team of associates to ensure that her clients' needs are tended to 24/7—a factor that is very important for her large number of international clients, most of whom reside in Europe, the Middle East, and Asia. She says: "My clients demand, and have the right to demand, service and support at all times—through the weekend and late in the evenings. I ensure that I provide my clients reliable, timely service with unparalleled attention to detail.”

Astrid is known for her encyclopedic knowledge of buildings in Manhattan's dynamic and constantly changing market. Drawing on Brown Harris Stevens’ extensive information systems, she provides her clients with sound advice on pricing. She says that “determining the correct price is of crucial importance when either buying or selling a property. Failure to be realistic often leads to disappointment. Sound analysis of comparators that have traded based on real information is always of crucial importance to achieving our goals.”

Astrid understands the importance of effective marketing:

“Brown Harris Stevens has the best marketing team in the business and I customize a marketing strategy for each property based on its characteristics, focusing mainly on print and web-based publications that have wide readerships, professional photography, attractive and professional videos for high-end properties, and an assortment of print advertising including brochures. I am also a believer in virtual staging to provide clients with a better sense of the potential of properties." She monitors the performance of each form of marketing to ascertain whether it is reaching the correct clientele and adjusts her approach accordingly.

Before coming to the real estate business, Astrid was a partner in a successful international consulting firm and had served as the Country Director of Save the Children, Norway (Redd Barna) in Cambodia. She has a Master's Degree in Public Health (MPH) from Columbia University in New York specializing in maternal and child health, and has worked for various international organizations in China, Thailand, Sudan, and the U.S.

Verulam Farm

770 Lexington Avenue
New York, NY 10065

Current Listings

165 WEST 91ST STREET 11E Previous PhotoNext Photo 1 of 11
165 West 91st Street, 11E
$4,350,000
Upper West Side
4 BD  |  3.5 BA  |  7 RM
Astrid Pillay  (212) 381-2262
53 WEST 53RD STREET 24F Previous PhotoNext Photo 1 of 9
53 West 53rd Street, 24F
$3,250,000
Midtown West
1 BD  |  1.5 BA  |  3.5 RM
Astrid Pillay  (212) 381-2262
Contract Signed
845 UNITED NATIONS PLAZA 5A Previous PhotoNext Photo 1 of 14
845 United Nations Plaza, 5A
$2,950,000
Midtown East
3 BD  |  3 BA  |  5 RM
Astrid Pillay  (212) 381-2262
Dordina " Nina " Celebic  (212) 317-7848
Contract Signed
117 WEST 82ND STREET 7 Previous PhotoNext Photo 1 of 8
117 West 82nd Street, 7
$1,495,000
Upper West Side
1 BD  |  1.5 BA  |  4 RM
Astrid Pillay  (212) 381-2262
53 WEST 53RD STREET 24F Previous PhotoNext Photo 1 of 9
53 West 53rd Street, 24F
$7,750 MO.
Midtown West
1 BD  |  1.5 BA  |  3.5 RM
Astrid Pillay  (212) 381-2262
117 WEST 82ND STREET 4 Previous PhotoNext Photo 1 of 8
117 West 82nd Street, 4
$6,000 MO.
Upper West Side
2 BD  |  1.5 BA  |  3 RM
Astrid Pillay  (212) 381-2262

Past Closings

The following is a list of selected sold properties in which the agent has represented the seller, the buyer, or both:

TOWNHOUSES
COOPERATIVES AND CONDOMINIUMS
COMMERCIAL
RENTALS

Recent Press

Current Market Reports

Manhattan Market Report
Manhattan Market Report
Brooklyn Market Report
Queens Report
Hamptons Report
Connecticut Market Report:
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Palm Beach: 3rd Quarter 2018
Miami: 2nd Quarter 2018
Last Week In Review
Miami: 2nd Quarter 2018

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