Dorothy
Somekh
Dorothy Somekh

Licensed Associate Real Estate Broker
Office: 445 Park Avenue
dsomekh@bhsusa.com
o: 212-381-2265
m: 917-299-6670

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About Dorothy

Languages Spoken:      HEBREW, ENGLISH

Over the years Dorothy has embraced and excelled in all of her endeavors thanks to a natural drive to lead and an innate desire to make a difference. Initially trained as a special education teacher, Dorothy realized her passion for people, penchant for service, and savvy for business early on. “In 1972, I traded teaching for a different kind of education that led to my lifelong career in Manhattan real estate,” she says.

Her diverse expertise in the areas of development as well as residential rentals and sales has afforded her not only success in her field, but an invaluable...

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Over the years Dorothy has embraced and excelled in all of her endeavors thanks to a natural drive to lead and an innate desire to make a difference. Initially trained as a special education teacher, Dorothy realized her passion for people, penchant for service, and savvy for business early on. “In 1972, I traded teaching for a different kind of education that led to my lifelong career in Manhattan real estate,” she says.

Her diverse expertise in the areas of development as well as residential rentals and sales has afforded her not only success in her field, but an invaluable knowledge of the management, design, finances, and investment value of some of the city’s most prominent well-run buildings.

Professional Summary

Dorothy began in real estate as manager of a small development firm where she provided on-site oversight of the company's fast-growing portfolio of residential rental properties. On occasion she also consulted with outside architectural firms on the design of new units plus played a role in property acquisition, which laid the foundation for her extensive knowledge base of the investment side of real estate.

In 1980, Dorothy ventured into entrepreneurialism and founded Somek Realty Co., a firm focused on property sales and rentals as well as real estate investments. Later in the 80s, she along with industry leader Clark Halstead, served as a member of the steering committee of the residential division of the Real Estate Board of New York, establishing a place for the residential real estate industry within REBNY.

Another defining moment in her career was her role as a key figure in the marketing of Three Lincoln Center, another building managed by Rose Associates, and recognized as one of the most beautifully designed and highly sought-after residences on the Upper West Side. In 1991 she rented the units for the original sponsor, and from 1993-96 sold more than 50 percent of the building. During this time she received the prestigious Regional Salesperson of the Year Award at the National Sales & Marketing Awards for achieving the highest volume of new construction sales in the entire Northeast region.

Following the completion of Three Lincoln Center, Dorothy resumed her brokerage business operating as an independent broker under Somek Realty Group, Inc. As a full-service broker, she provided management, rental, and sales services primarily for Upper West Side luxury properties and generated a significant volume of repeat business from loyal customers.

Throughout her illustrious career she has possessed a keen eye for development and construction. This inspired her to enter the building and renovation business and apply her vast knowledge to help her developers, who repeatedly called upon her expertise to create a superior product—always a touch above the rest. Challenging herself once again, she joined Brown Harris Stevens (then Halstead) on May 1, 2001 where she continues to specialize in condominium sales.

She has continuously been a member of the Producers Council, the Gold and Platinum Circle, the Sapphire Club, the Emerald Club, and the Diamond Club (Sales of $10,000,000 or more)—all Halstead designations, and has consistently been in the top 5% of her company. She is a graduate of the NYRS (New York Real Estate Specialist) program.

445 Park Avenue
New York, NY 10022

Current Listings

160 WEST 66TH STREET 46A Previous PhotoNext Photo 1 of 8
160 West 66th Street, 46A
$3,595,000
Upper West Side
2 BD  |  2.5 BA  |  4 RM
Dorothy Somekh  (212) 381-2265
805 NINTH AVENUE PH Previous PhotoNext Photo 1 of 9
805 Ninth Avenue, PH
$3,295,000
Midtown West
3 BD  |  2 BA  |  5 RM
Dorothy Somekh  (212) 381-2265
322 WEST 57TH STREET 29B Previous PhotoNext Photo 1 of 8
322 West 57th Street, 29B
$2,499,000
Midtown West
2 BD  |  2 BA  |  4 RM
Dorothy Somekh  (212) 381-2265
805 NINTH AVENUE 3 Previous PhotoNext Photo 1 of 10
805 Ninth Avenue, 3
$2,325,000
Midtown West
3 BD  |  2 BA  |  5 RM
Dorothy Somekh  (212) 381-2265
805 NINTH AVENUE 4 Previous PhotoNext Photo 1 of 9
805 Ninth Avenue, 4
$2,275,000
Midtown West
3 BD  |  2 BA  |  5 RM
Dorothy Somekh  (212) 381-2265
255 MOSES LANE Previous PhotoNext Photo 1 of 37
255 Moses Lane
$2,195,000
Southampton
4 BD  |  6 BA  |  7 RM
Dorothy Somekh  (212) 381-2265
50 UNITED NATIONS PLAZA 7D Previous PhotoNext Photo 1 of 8
50 United Nations Plaza, 7D
$1,750,000
Midtown East
1 BD  |  1.5 BA  |  4 RM
Dorothy Somekh  (212) 381-2265
160 WEST 66TH STREET 28B Previous PhotoNext Photo 1 of 17
160 West 66th Street, 28B
$1,485,000
Upper West Side
1 BD  |  1.5 BA  |  3 RM
Dorothy Somekh  (212) 381-2265
Contract Signed
322 WEST 57TH STREET 26H Previous PhotoNext Photo 1 of 4
322 West 57th Street, 26H
$1,345,000
Midtown West
1 BD  |  1 BA  |  3 RM
Dorothy Somekh  (212) 381-2265
322 WEST 57TH STREET 22S Previous PhotoNext Photo 1 of 16
322 West 57th Street, 22S
$5,450 MO.
Midtown West
2 BD  |  2 BA  |  4 RM
Dorothy Somekh  (212) 381-2265
322 WEST 57TH STREET 31G Previous PhotoNext Photo 1 of 4
322 West 57th Street, 31G
$4,800 MO.
Midtown West
1 BD  |  1 BA  |  3 RM
Dorothy Somekh  (212) 381-2265
322 WEST 57TH STREET 26H Previous PhotoNext Photo 1 of 4
322 West 57th Street, 26H
$4,400 MO.
Midtown West
1 BD  |  1 BA  |  3 RM
Dorothy Somekh  (212) 381-2265
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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
RENTALS

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Current Market Reports

Brown Harris Stevens Market Reports 4th Quarter 2018
Brooklyn Market Report: 4Q 2017
Manhattan Townhouse Market Report: 1st Half 2018
Hamptons 4th Quarter 2018
Palm Beach: 3rd Quarter 2018
Miami: 2nd Quarter 2018

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