Joan Brothers, president of Manhattan Boutique Real Estate speaks on how her company goes above and beyond to serve their clients. Joan’s experience includes brokering commercial office space, retail leasing, building sales, real estate consultation and raising capital both in equity and debt from institutional investors such as Goldman Sachs, Citibank and Oppenheimer for developments.
Q: Joan, can you give me a brief history prior to your career in real estate? What lead you into the industry?
A: I received my BA from Boston College, and an MBA from UHBS- Paris, France and University of Hartford, Hartford, CT. Out of business school, I traded steel for the trading giant Mitsui. My Understanding in the international nature of business lead me to a real estate career.
I founded MBRE as a boutique firm by choice with a tagline “We keep our roster small so we can give our clients the attention they deserve.”
I love the process from the first hello to the art of negotiation to handing keys over for each apartment. There is nothing more exciting than connecting fascinating people to spectacular homes and investments in our great city!