FirstService Realty NYC Announces New Team Hire

May 17, 2016 | By firstservice | Filed in: Press Release.

Carla Kupiec aviv headshot | May 4, 2016

–The five-person sales team headed by Associate Broker Carla Kupiec is formerly of Citi-Habitats–

FirstService Realty, a residential rentals and sales agency and  the brokerage subsidiary of FirstService Residential New York is based in midtown Manhattan and headed by founder Aviv Zumin. The firm has just announced a group of new agents, all formerly of Citi-Habitats, have joined the firm.

In its continuing commitment to recruiting top-notch agents to its 20-agent outpost, FirstService Realty announces that Carla Kupiec, a Senior Associate Broker, will be the five-person Team Leader. She comes to the firm with over 20 years of experience in real estate, including 14 years as an Associate Broker at Citi-Habitats, with such notable successes as being a top producer and winning the Million Dollar Club and Platinum Awards for consecutive years.

In addition, four other Licensed Real Estate Sales Agents formerly of Citi-Habitats who will work alongside Kupiec have joined the firm: Jennifer Segalla, with three years of experience, Randy Lee, a leasing and relocation assistant with five years of experience, Lindsay Wirt with five years of experience, and Joseph Somerstein, with a year of experience.

“I am excited about joining FirstService Realty NYC and becoming a part of a company reputed for its caliber of service to clients, and its depth of market knowledge. It’s a very exciting collaboration,” explains Kupiec.  “I enjoy the access to the luxury property portfolio the firm has to offer and the trust that the condo and co-op owners have placed in me.”

“Carla brings with her a substantial track record of successful deals, along with her keen insight as a veteran in this business,” explains Aviv Zumin, principal, FirstService Realty. “We believe that her creative marketing methodologies, solid experience in both sales and rentals, and her integrity as a professional are invaluable to the overall success of this team.”

FirstService Realty is the brokerage subsidiary of FirstService Residential New York, offering a full range of tailored real estate services. In addition to lease negotiation and increasing rent rolls and decreasing vacancies for management firms, it offers a full range of new development marketing services for both rental and sales new developments, including pre-development consulting, repositioning existing rental assets and developing a marketing and leasing platform for properties.

The firm was founded by Aviv Zumin, a 20-year real estate industry veteran in 2014.

FirstService Realty currently handles a large portfolio of multi-family homes in rental buildings, converts non-performing portfolios into profit-generating enterprises by decreasing vacancies and increasing rent rolls.

Over the last two years the firm has most notably secured the exclusive brokerage of over 200 rental buildings throughout Manhattan, Brooklyn, and Queens. It has tapped into FirstService Residential’s vast profile of condo/co-op buildings under management, as well, to become the go-to brokerage service for investors, shareholders, and tenants.

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