By Elizabeth Darwen
With 40 years of success selling Manhattan’s top properties, go-to luxury real estate expert Lisa Maysonet is making waves in the red-hot Hamptons market.
To better serve her longstanding New York clients, Maysonet — the tour-de-force behind Group Maysonet at Sotheby’s International Realty – is now marketing the East End’s most exclusive residences and new developments.
“This expansion into the Hamptons is exciting and very energizing,” says Maysonet, who started her career in the real estate industry at Walters & Samuels when she was just 17 years old. “I love the amazing homes out here. My New York buyers are out here. Now I’m out here and I’m bringing my deep love of real estate and global expertise with me.”
For decades, Maysonet has been a key marketing advisor to the world’s top developers, influencing the layouts of and exclusively marketing over a dozen well-known new developments and conversions, such as Park South Lofts.
In 2015, Lisa, alongside her husband and partner Gary Kabol, successfully negotiated the WeWork deal at 88 University Place for $70 million.
“I’ve worked with real estate professionals, architects and developers in markets like Hong Kong, Russia, Canada and Israel,” she says. “I study the product, the finishes, the layouts, the development, how they do things, and bring that knowledge, expertise and passion to the homes I sell to my clients.”
Her new Hamptons office compliments her established Madison Avenue business, where she has handled more than $1 billion in real estate transactions to date, along the city’s best-known Park and Fifth Avenue addresses.
Maysonet’s outstanding real estate track recorded has earned her coverage in The New York Times, New York Post, People, CNN/Money, Forbes.com, Manhattan Living, NY Observer, The Real Deal, NY Living, Fox 5, Discovery Channel, WB 11 and Germany’s Proseiban.
She is also a member of the Real Estate Board of New York, Long Island Board of Realtors, Associated Builders & Owners Association, Professional Women in Construction, Association of Real Estate Women, Parents League of NY, Covenant House for Homeless Teens, Children’s Aid Society, and Spirituality for Kids. She also volunteers at God’s Love We Deliver.
“I started in this business in 1970s and I’ve never stopped expanding,” she says. “I successfully navigated through a myriad of markets, credit crises, 9/11, and 19.5 percent interest rates. Through it all, I never stopped. It’s because I work hard for my clients. I work hard. Period.”
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