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Lorenzo Avati

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Lorenzo Avati has represented a broad and illustrious portfolio of real estate in New York City, including Manhattan's prime co-ops, condominiums, new developments, townhouses and luxury rentals.

Raised in Italy and Switzerland (and fluent in Italian and French), he combines an international perspective with a background in financial planning and investment banking, making him especially qualified to identify and execute real estate transactions in today's complex and increasingly globalized marketplace.

Employing a dual role as advisor and project manager, Lorenzo first assists his client's in establishing a targeted strategy based on their specific needs and resources. Combining keen negotiating skills, seamless attention to detail and a comprehensive knowledge of the varied segments of the Manhattan real estate market, he is able to deliver exceptional results to an equally diverse clientele, who value his innate integrity, professionalism and discretion.

Lorenzo has created a multi-faceted collective under the AVATI TEAM, joining forces with Michael Lahm and Rhiannon Kubicka to provide seamless support suited to the needs of each client/customer, from first-time buyers to seasoned investors.

With a broad view of the industry, keen insight to the fluid conditions of each market cycle and deep knowledge of the entire city; we identify opportunities and relative value to empower our clientele to make intelligent and fully informed decisions.

Luxury Collection Specialist

Quest Magazine, "Technology Meets Luxury Real Estate"
The New York Times, "A View Worthy of an Aria, Pavarotti's Central Park South Co-op for Sale"
92Y Real Estate Summit, "All Around the Town: Get the Inside Scoop from Top Brokers on Some of the City's Most-Coveted Neighborhoods"
The Real Deal, "Top Residential Agents of the Week"
Curbed New York, "Buy Pavarotti's Central Park South Pad for $13.7 Million"
Casa 24 Plus, "La Casa di Pavarotti con Vista Mozzafiato su Central Park in Vendita a 10,5 Milioni"
The Mann Report, "Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices New York Properties Continues Expansion With Avati Team"

Past Sales and Rentals


I wanted to express my gratitude for our valued and long lasting business relationship. We started working back in 2006, when I gave you the exclusive listing to sell my investment property at 106 East 71st Street, a 25-foot wide 6-story limestone Neo-Classical townhouse erected in 1877. At the time it was divided into 2 triplex units, which were occupied by tenants. Managing a complex situation with care and professionalism, you handled countless showings and successfully negotiated a final sale price, close to the current asking price we had in 2007. In 2010 you started helping me to look for my new residence. It was an exhaustive search over 2 years, in which we explored together every neighborhood, from Battery Park to the Upper East Side. During this time we entered into several accepted offers, and twice went into contract that failed to materialize for different reasons. In this process, you handled numerous issues and unforeseen circumstances with a high degree of flexibility and professionalism . Finally in 2012 we found my new home at 870 United Nations Plaza, 31/320: a beautiful four-bedroom duplex on the East River with stunning views. Based on my decision to immediately begin a full gut renovation of the property, I needed a temporary home for a year. You were able to quickly find me a lovely 3-bedroom rental, on a high floor at 325 Fifth Avenue. In thanking you for the professional and helpful assistance that you gave me in all these years working together, I also offer my unqualified recommendation for your thoughtful guidance, counsel and representation.

Joumana Rizk
Nov 10 2017 12:00AM

I am pleased to write you these few words in order to thank you for your very efficient job for selling my apartment in the Hampshire House, 150 Central Park South. This apartment of mine has been on sale for two years and in spite of lowering twice the initial price the business never came to a conclusion. Then it is when I decided to change the agent and you entered to take care of the business on an exclusive basis. Luckily so, because you quickly arrived at the good conclusion and at the full asking price. Very pleased with your performance, I wish to thank you for your successful job.

Maria Zerilli-Marimo | NYU Chairman of the Advisory Board
Nov 9 2017 12:00AM

As executor of the estate that owned a penthouse with a garden apartment, at the Millan House, 115 East 67th Street, I want you to know how pleased I am with your results. We first listed the units three years ago and used two other brokers who were unable to close a sale. Finally one year ago, I personally interviewed you and felt confident that with your credentials and proven track record, you could bring us a qualified buyer. Shortly after taking over the listing, you presented us offers from multiple buyers, one of which came in at full asking price. While that deal ultimately failed to materialize you were quickly able to present alternate candidates. In May we went into contract with a highly qualified buyer at nearly full asking price, who was approved by the Board and closed in August. In thanking you for the professional and proactive assistance that you gave the Estate and me during this time working together, I also offer my unqualified recommendation for your thoughtful guidance and diligent representation. Please feel free to use this letter as a recommendation.

Joseph P. Toce, Jr. | Andersen Tax
Nov 8 2017 12:00AM

I wanted to thank you with my wife Cecilia, for the professional and honest work that you and your team did for us in course of the last three years. You first painstakingly showed, advised, and guided us thorough the many listings on the market, until you found us the perfect home at The America that met all our criteria. You also guided us through the process of the Board Package, assembling a meticulous package that was accepted by the Board with no further questioning. After closing on 1803, we undertook a full renovation. We decided a year later to contact you to have the unit appraised, and you told us that you felt that the apartment was worth much more than we invested in the renovation . Based on you r estimate we decided to list it with you at the lowest price you apprai sed. Within a week you brought us multiple bids, which ended in us accepting an offer for 30% percent higher than what we purchased the unit by the end of the following week. Your team's performance on both the buy and sell sides was exemplary. We would not hesitate to recommend you to other first homebuyers or sellers like our selves.

Gabriel Monzon-Cortarelli | Seyfarth Shaw, LLP.
Nov 7 2017 12:00AM