Real Estate Veterans and Neighborhood Natives Tapped to Lead TOWN Residential’s New Brooklyn Heights, Williamsburg and Astoria Locations

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Recognized for their strong community ties, deep experience and stellar reputations, Jennifer Regen, Agostina Muro and Charles Badalamenti will manage the sales and leasing activities of the firm’s three new locations

“When choosing leaders for our three new locations, we felt it was important to look within our organization and have selected three highly regarded long-term TOWN Representatives who possess strong community ties and all-encompassing industry expertise.”

TOWN Residential has announced Jennifer Regen, Agostina Muro and Charles Badalamenti as the managers overseeing the sales and leasing activities of the firm’s new prime Brooklyn Heights, Williamsburg and historic Kaufman Astoria Studios locations. Set to open January 2017, each of the three new locations – 195 Montague Street and 240 Bedford Avenue in Brooklyn, and 3537 36th Street in Astoria – will initially accommodate up to twenty best-in-class local experts handpicked from both within the firm and the industry.

“When choosing leaders for our three new locations, we felt it was important to look within our organization and have selected three highly regarded long-term TOWN Representatives who possess strong community ties and all-encompassing industry expertise,” said Andrew Heiberger, founder and CEO of TOWN Residential. “Jennifer Regen, Agostina Muro, and Charles Badalamenti are all poised to leverage the WeWork network and make an immediate impact with their contributions towards the growth of the TOWN brand.”

Jennifer Regen, Manager of TOWN Brooklyn Heights, has over 14 years of experience as a real estate broker in New York City and over $200,000,000 in sales to her credit. Experienced in complex financial transactions and brokerage, her deep understanding of the entire process, from matching buyers and sellers to closings will prove to be a tremendous asset in her role as a Manager.

Born in Brooklyn Heights and currently a resident of the West Village, Jennifer has worked extensively in Brooklyn over the last several years as many of her peers and clients have focused their attention on the charismatic area.

Jennifer studied Diplomacy and International Relations at the John C. Whitehead School of Diplomacy and International Relations at Seton Hall University, and holds a Bachelor’s degree from Boston University. She has previously served as Executive Director for the non-profit foundation The Common Good.

“I look forward to working closely with Andrew to open the Brooklyn Height’s location where my team will have the best of all worlds - the strength and relevance of TOWN's brand and resources coupled with WeWork's customer network," said Regen. “We are immediately primed to deliver incredible results for our clients and customers.”

Agostina Muro, Manager of TOWN Williamsburg, capitalizes on more than 8 years of real estate experience and marketing expertise to deliver premium results. Among her many accomplishments, Agostina formerly served as a leasing manager at Two Trees and leasing director for the successful lease up of the new development at 20 Exchange Place as well as two other prestigious downtown properties for the owner.

A natural educator and motivator, Agostina also served as Leasing Coordinator for Town's 88 Greenwich Street office, where she assisted Town Marketing and Leasing developer clients throughout Manhattan and Brooklyn with creating innovative marketing and leasing programs. Prior to becoming a manager, Agostina excelled at helping individual clients purchase, sell and rent fine Manhattan properties.

"I am thrilled to be a part of TOWN’s expansion into Brooklyn,” said Muro. “Utilizing TOWN’s innovative platform, I look forward to working with a talented team of local experts and helping them build their business in this dynamic and exciting market.”

Throughout her business career, Agostina has been an expert in customer service and sales and marketing. She maintains strong relationships with a broad array of NYC landlords, developers, clients and peers, ensuring the finest representation possible for her properties.

Charles Badalamenti, Manager of TOWN Astoria/LIC, was born in, raised in and has always called Astoria home. Charles was drawn to real estate at an early age after watching his parents invest in and manage properties in Astoria, and throughout the course of his career has been responsible for more than 50 successful transactions within the neighborhood alone. His many accolades include the recent sale of a one condominium that was among the neighborhood’s first transactions to cross the $1000 per square foot threshold; and 3502 21st Avenue, which ranked among the area’s most expensive rentals on a price per square foot basis. Charles is also currently listing 21-88 47th Street, a three-bedroom, two-bathroom meticulously renovated brick home that is the most expensive townhouse currently on the market within the neighborhood.

Charles’s experience also extends to the downtown Manhattan market, with an emphasis on the Financial District.

"A lifetime neighborhood resident, I am proud of how the area has grown and transformed without compromise to the vibrant spirit. I am excited to continue to be a part of this growth and integrate the relationships that I have forged over the years with local property owners and fellow agents with WeWork’s dynamic network. There are incredible synergies and opportunities," said Badalamenti.

“To have a fully-equipped and managed TOWN Residential office within these neighborhoods' best locations will be a tremendous resource to our core Manhattan-centric luxury platform and brand,” added Heiberger. “This expansion further fortifies our commitment to being NEW YORK CITY’s leading full service brokerage firm.”

TOWN Residential has had a strong Brooklyn presence as exemplified by more than 700 sales transactions valued in excess of $930,000,000 and 1,245 leasing transactions. Among the sales transactions are more than 75 prime townhouses including 305 Degraw Street, 223 Warren Street, 359 Henry Street; and twenty prime properties priced over $5,000,000. The firm has also enjoyed success in Queens/Long Island City with more than 170 sales and leasing transactions valued in excess of $40,000,000.

TOWN New Development is expertly leading the sales and marketing efforts for the newly launched 159 Thompkins and recently completed the successful sell-out 280 Saint Marks Avenue, a 32-unit, locally-inspired condominium building located between Vanderbilt and Underhill Avenues at the epicenter of Brooklyn’s thriving Prospect Heights neighborhood. Among others, the team’s upcoming projects will include a large prewar conversion project in a most coveted location in Brooklyn.

With matched success, Town Marketing & Leasing achieved a complete lease-up of 172 Montague, the first ground-up new development rental high rise to come to market in Brooklyn Heights since 1999. Leasing began on August 1, 2016, and the remarkable 100% milestone has been achieved in just 90 days. TOWN Commercial has been active in the borough as well with three significant transactions, each in excess of $15,000,000, among their credits.

The Brooklyn and Queens locations will complement the firm’s seven strategically located Manhattan neighborhood offices: TOWN Flatiron, located at 110 Fifth Avenue and 16th Street; TOWN SoHo, an 1886 landmarked corner storefront at 337 West Broadway; TOWN 79th Street, a corner storefront at 239 East 79th Street on the Upper East Side; TOWN Astor Place, a block-storefront space overlooking historic Astor Place in the Gwathmey Siegel-designed Sculpture for Living at 26 Astor Place; TOWN Fifth Avenue, located in the prestigious Crown Building at 730 Fifth Avenue at 57th Street; TOWN Greenwich Street, nestled in the heart of the Financial District at 88 Greenwich Street; and TOWN Gramercy Park at historic 33 Irving Place.

Through the end of the third quarter, the firm successfully transacted more than $1.69 billion in total sales and leasing volume. This total is comprised of 820 sales transaction sides and 2,639 leasing transaction sides, representing a 4.8% increase in the total number of closed transactions over the same period last year.

About TOWN Residential, http://www.townresidential.com
Founded in 2010, TOWN Residential has cemented its position as New York’s foremost luxury real estate services firm with an exhilarating foundation and seamless execution of best-in-class customer service by an unparalleled team of more than 500 Representatives and professionals strategically located in ten prime Manhattan, Brooklyn and Queens locations. TOWN Residential specializes in luxury residential sales; leasing; the marketing, sales and leasing of property developments; commercial and retail.

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