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Kyle Haas

Lic. Assoc. R.E. Broker
Office:(212) 521-5728
Mobile:(917) 414-7901

Producers Club Member - Top 5% of agents.
Selected by Wall Street Journal as Top Team

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Manhattan Magazine

Interview With Kyle Haas

Kyle Haas

Halstead Property, village office

831 Broadway, New York, NY 10003

Phone 212-521-5728


Q: How has the NYC market been in the last year?

A: As a Vice President at Halstead, the market really picked up for me in February of 2-12 and it's been consistently busy since then. The high end market is especially stong. Properties that are priced correctly are getting serious and often multiple offers. An example is an apartment I recently sold in Gramercy Park. We priced it aggressively and ended with multiple offers driving the purchase price 10% over the asking price.

Q: Are all areas of the city equally active?

A:This city's neighborhoods are what make it so great. Each has a distinct flavor and offers something for everyone. Downtown, generally speaking, south of 34th street has been the most active and Williamsburg has really gone crazy in the last 6-9 months. I look closely at inventory levels and they are low in many areas, including the Upper West Side, Downtown and much of Brooklyn.

Q: Are all areas of the city equally active?

A: For williamsburg, there was a lot of new construction that was started prior to the downturn. When the buyers returned in earnest early this year, the price point for much of that new product was exceptional. There is the added bonus of long tax abatements in most newer buildings that can really make a difference in the monthly expenses of a buyer. Downtown has been and continues to be a very desirable place to live. Outside of the financial district, there haven't been many new developments or conversions that have added new inventory.

Q: Are there areas to get good deals?

A: The Upper East Side is really interesting to me right now- especially eat of 3rd Avenue. The inventory levels are higher and generally speaking, prices are more competitive than other parts of th ecity. The construction of new 2nd Avenue subway line has disrupted some areas and most press about that has been negative. But ina few short years, the addition of that subway line could have a very positive effect on prices- especially near and east of 2nd avenue.

Q: Why Halstead?

A: It was simply a great fit. Our marketing platform is second to none- I know I can't lose a listing because of that. I'm very involved in every single aspect of my clients selling or purchase process. The resources available to me within my Halstead office allow that.

"This City's neighborhood are what make it so great. Each has a distinct flavor and offers something for everyone."

Q: Where do you live?

A:My wife and i live in Flatiron. We had talked about moving but just can't give up the convenience of where we are now. Both of our offices are an easy walk from our apartment and for me, it's very easy to get just about anywhere in Manhattan or Brooklynn, which is vital for my business.

Q: Whatt do you do when you're not working?

A: I try to get down to Miami Beach as often as i Can. I used to live there and remain licensed with Majestic Properties with an office on Lincoln Road. With two partners at Majestic, most of my work is meeting with buyers and sellers who live in New York and have vacation homes in Miami. My invovement is more limited than my work in NYC but it's also a completely different market. I don't get down as often as i'd like but it's always great- especially in the winter!

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Friday, January 25, 2013