New hires for Mirador featured in Mann Report

New hires for Mirador, including Christine DeFrancesco, Rafal Zbrzezny and Kireolos Zakhary, were featured in the June/July issue of the Mann Report. With 15 years of experience in real estate, Christine will be joining us at a leasing manager. Rafal and Kireolos have joined us as leasing agents, with nine and 14 years experience respectively. Read the full article here.

Mirador’s Jessica Milton Featured in DNAInfo on Mass Transit Issues Affecting Real Estate

With the L train shutdown on the horizon, brokers are finding it more difficult to rent apartments in the Brooklyn area. Mirador Real Estate broker Jessica Milton says “A lot of people have been concerned and reluctant to move off of the L train,” To make up for this, landlords have to compensate by giving a free month’s rent or accepting renters with credit issues.

Residents are also looking at alternatives to NYC, In Jessica’s experience. “I have a few artist friends who are giving up and moving out of the city and can’t handle it anymore. They’re going upstate. A lot of people are looking at Kingston because they have artist-subsidized lofts up there,” she says.

Read the full article here.

Mirador Featured in DNAinfo about New York Becoming Dog Friend

Apartment hunting in New York can be difficult for dog owners. Many buildings have restrictions on the number and kind of dogs they’ll allow residents to have, and the facilities are rarely accommodating for pooches. Small elevators and bathrooms often mean renters can’t keep large dogs, or more than one, in their homes.
There’s good news for dog lovers, many  buildings across the city are specifically targeting pet owners by lessening restrictions, lowering fees, and offering more space and facilities. As DNAinfo reports, “With the current rental glut, especially in the high-end of the market where prices are slipping and concessions are rising, dog-friendly policies are the latest incentive to lure tenants, experts say.”
One of the experts featured in the article is Mirador Real Estate’s Managing Partner, Karla Saladino. Karla tells DNAinfo, “It used to be maybe one dog was allowed in, and ‘We’re going to weigh it, interview it and analyze it.’ Even a year ago, it was very hard to find something if you had a 40-pound dog or a Lab retriever. It was like, ‘What three buildings can we visit?’ Now it’s 10 buildings.”
The website also spoke with Anna Sankova, an agent for Mirador Real Estate, who relates an anecdote about finding a home in New York for a couple from Boston and their two mini Australian Labradoodles. “We found them an apartment within one weekend while they were visiting,” Anna says. “More landlords, especially in condos, were willing to take two dogs, which was surprising to me. It was not the case before.”
Read the entire article – and see a picture of those adorable Labradoodles – here.

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Mirador Featured in CityBizList for Hiring New Leasing Manager and Agents

Mirador Real Estate is excited to announce the recent hiring of Christine DeFrancesco Henriquez as the new Leasing Manager for Midtown East. Christine will oversee the Midtown and Upper East Side territory, she comes to Mirador with 15 years of real estate experience.

Additionally, the firm is pleased to announce two new agent hires, Rafal Zbrzezny, an agent with nine years of real estate experience, and Kireolos ‘Kiro’ Zakhary, who, following 14 years of experience in hospitality, joins Mirador from Platinum Properties. Read more about Mirador’s new team members here.

 

Mirador Real Estate Launches Development Marketing Division with Project in Connecticut

Mirador Real Estate has long offered a wide range of marketing services for our clients. To bring these services together under one roof, we recently launched our brand-new Development Marketing Division, which will increase awareness of major developments among their target audiences through national advertising platforms, digital marketing campaigns, and numerous other endeavors. The Division is already hard at work for its first major partner: the Highgrove, a luxury rental development in Stamford, CT.

In its most recent issue, industry magazine Mann Report Residential highlighted our partnership with the Highgrove. The article quotes Kevin Saunders, the Highgrove’s Business Manager, as saying that the goal of the partnership is to enable the property to have “a more global presence and reach an even larger client base.” The article also quotes Mirador Real Estate’s Managing Partner, Karla Saladino:

“We are asked to apply our unique marketing initiatives–we have over 150 of them–to projects all over the world, but Highgrove was the first one that compelled us to prelaunch our marketing division ahead of the originally planned Q2, 2017 schedule to service it,” says Karla Saladino, managing partner. “While we are only about 50 percent done with the implementations I feel the building deserves, we are excited to share this unique project, which is unlike anything we get to see in New York City for the price point.”

The article can be read on page 34 of the magazine’s digital edition.

Mirador’s Dr. Lynn Saladino Featured in Brick Underground on How to Thrive When Making an Unplanned Move in NYC

When most people move apartments they imagine something bigger and better, unfortunately that’s not always the case. Sometimes apartment moves are a result of a split with a partner, career demotion, or some other less-than-ideal reason, that represents a personal setback.

Mirador Real Estate’s Health and Wellness Consultant Dr. Lynn Saladino spoke to the Brick Underground about ways to transition to a new not-so-perfect place. She said, “a lot of times it feels like this new place will represent the lifestyle you’ll have for the rest of your life, but it’s important to remember this is a for a year or two,” says Saladino, “Put a time limit on how long it’s going to be, and realize you can revisit it next year.” To read all of Lynn’s tips, check out the full article here.

 

Mirador’s Dr. Lynn Saladino Featured in Brick Underground on Splitting Expenses When Moving in with a Partner Who Owns Their Own Apartment

Moving in with a partner is often an exciting time, however, when moving in with someone that owns their own apartment, the question often asked is whether or not the partner should pay towards the mortgage like they would pay for rent. While this may seem like a good idea in the beginning, if the relationship goes south, the person moving out may feel like they are entitled to some of part of the equity invested in the apartment. Many couples are looking at alternative ways to make the living expenses equal without having to pay into the other person’s mortgage.

Mirador Real Estate’s Health and Wellness Consultant Dr. Lynn Saladino spoke to the Brick Underground, and gave her professional advice for couples looking to move in together. “….The key is finding a balance that makes sense for both of your budgets, and feels fair to everyone involved,” says, Saladino.  “Don’t assume anything…it’s really important to lay this stuff out clearly in the beginning so that it feels fair. If it bothers you in the beginning it will bother you every month when you’re paying bills.” To read more about what to discuss when moving in with a partner, and hear more from Dr. Saladino, check out the full article here.