By Hillary Latos
As experts in their field, becoming a successful real estate broker requires finesse, diplomacy, well-rounded world experience and most importantly a passion for their work. Navigating your way around the complex world of Manhattan real estate these well seasoned brokers are among the top in their field of finding the perfect Manhattan property for their clients while negotiating the best deal and navigating through the entire transaction process. As owners of property in New York they understand that real estate is as much of an emotional purchase or sale as it is an investment, and just as there are no cookie cutter apartments in NYC, there is equally a vast array of clients with different needs and goals. Not only do they know the city like the back of their hand, they are also instrumental in giving back and improving the communities they promote and sell.
A graduate of the International Institute of Graduate Studies (IUHEI) in Geneva, Switzerland, Danielle selected diplomacy as her first career, causing her to relocate frequently and understand the special needs of newcomers to a city. Once she settled to raise her family, real estate seemed like the most appropriate career to use her multilingual and negotiating skills. Over the years, she listed and sold properties, managed offices, established her own real estate brokerage firm and, in 2007, joined Brown Harris Stevens, whose exclusive affiliation with CHRISTIE’S International Real Estate seemed the perfect match for her clientele.
Catering mostly to international and American business people, Danielle speaks English, French, German and Spanish and enjoys taking care of all the real estate needs of her customers, whether residential or commercial. She specializes in Manhattan luxury condominiums, as well as in mixed-use and office buildings.
For years, Danielle has been a leader in FIABCI, the International Real Estate Federation, which has chapters in 65 countries and members from all disciplines involved in the business. The largest national chapter is the American Chapter, FIABCI-USA, of which Danielle was the 2011-2012 President. She also serves as President of the Professional Division of FIABCI since 2009 and will be World President of FIABCI in 2015-2016.
Member of the Real Estate Board of New York (REBNY), Danielle is also proud of her affiliation with the NY Metro CCIM (Certified Commercial Investment Member) Chapter and AREAA (Asian Real Estate Association of America)
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Marie-Claire Gladstone was born in the Netherlands and grew up in Amsterdam. Fluent in Dutch, German, English, Italian and French, she moved to Manhattan in 2005 after living in Monaco. Since joining Corcoran in 2010, Marie-Claire has successfully negotiated and closed many impressive sales and high-end rentals in Manhattan’s most prominent neighborhoods encompassing condos, coops and Town Houses and achieved membership of Corcoran’s prestigious Multi Million Dollar Club in only her first twelve months. In 2012 she was twice recognized as a Manhattan Top Rental Agent (May & June), and again in 2013 (April & May), and additionally in November 2013 as a Top Sales agent. She has successfully sold out prestigious development projects including Chelsea Modern and 57 Irving Place. Marie-Claire is currently sales director at 10 Sullivan, a high end SoHo residential project.
Marie-Claire’s personal and professional qualities combine to make her a successful real estate broker. Her sincerity and warmth allows her to connect with customers and help achieve their goal of either selling or acquiring their home. In addition she is well versed with meeting the needs of international high net worth customers and celebrities.
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A property owner herself, Linette Semino thrives at providing exceptional real estate services to all of her clients. She offers many years of real estate experience – three of those years as a new construction sales agent with the prestigious Corcoran Sunshine Marketing Group.
During her career, Linette has also sold numerous elite co-ops throughout Manhattan. As a Real Estate Board of New York Board Certified New York Residential Specialist (NYRS), Linette is skilled with advanced negotiation techniques and strives to attain the highest sale prices and best values for her clients. By combining her broad expertise in the Manhattan market with genuine people skills, Linette efficiently guides her sellers and buyers through every facet of the transaction and aims to create the best possible experience for them. Linette’s commitment to service excellence began at the prestigious Ritz-Carlton Hotel where she learned the company’s highly regarded Gold Standards of Customer Service.
Prior to joining Corcoran, Linette spent four years with a well-respected real estate firm which in 2009 presented her with its Rookie of the Year Award. Linette stays abreast of new market trends and her insight has been featured in The New York Times, The New York Post and The Real Deal. Linette has also appeared as a real estate expert on PIX 11 News, FOX 5 News, and HGTV’s Selling New York; and as herself on MTV’s The City and Lifetime’s Million Dollar Shoppers.
Linette is a long-time resident of Lower Fifth Avenue in Greenwich Village. She and her husband, a corporate attorney; enjoy vacationing at their family’s beach front cottage in Kittery Point, Maine and visiting Linette’s native country of Dominican Republic. Linette believes strongly in giving back and is involved with several organizations that help children affected by emotional or physical abuse. Linette loves attending performances at The New York City Ballet and New York City Center.
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Stephen P. Wald
A Manhattan resident for most of his life, Stephen P. Wald is a recognized expert in real estate with more than 28 years experience. Since entering the real estate brokerage community in 1985, Stephen has succeeded in building one of the most successful, full-service boutique real estate firms in New York. Wald Real Estate specializes in the sales and rentals of luxury New York properties including condominiums, cooperative apartments and townhouses as well retail and commercial leasing. By creating and maintaining long-term relationships with buyers and sellers as well as industry colleagues, Stephen has earned and continues to earn the respect of everyone with whom he works.
Former member of the Residential Board of Directors of the Real Estate Board of New York (REBNY) and Co-Chairman of both the Eastside and Westside Committees of the Board, Stephen P. Wald has his finger placed firmly on the pulse of the Manhattan real estate market. As a member of the Ethics Committee of REBNY and an advocate of ethical brokerage, he is credited with changing the way business is transacted within the local real estate industry. Most importantly, he understands his clients’ needs and provides each one with the highest level of service, expertise, and attention. Stephen resides with his family on the Upper West Side and maintains a home in North Haven, New York.
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