As a former athlete and successful wine sales professional, Sharif thrives in competitive environments. His sales savvy and extensive hospitality background served as perfect building blocks on his road to real estate, where he works alongside top-producer Jennifer Breu providing stellar service to their clients.
Sharif is involved in all aspects of real estate deals, from client contact and showings to gathering information, marketing, and hands-on support for his buyers and sellers. His seasoned skills and proven service expertise are the ideal complement for Jennifer’s 16+ years of experience helping clients throughout Manhattan, Brooklyn, Queens and the Bronx.
Originally from Greensboro, North Carolina, Sharif is the only southerner in his family, as his parents and siblings were all born in New York; yet he has the drive and tenacity of a true native. He learned the important values of hard work and humility at a young age, going from washing cars to waiting tables, to getting certified as a Sommelier. Sharif helped run some of the most successful beverage programs in NYC. He was Assistant Beverage Director of The Polo Bar when it opened, and at Chef Mario Carbone’s acclaimed Carbone restaurant.
“Every interaction has been a new opportunity to hone my service skills, understand my clients’ needs, and build lasting relationships. Having empathy for others, and the ability to honestly deliver quality results to your clients, are paramount in the work I continue to do.”
Sharif studied Finance at Morehouse College in Atlanta, Georgia. He lives in Inwood, NY with his girlfriend, and is an active member of the community. Living in Harlem and Riverdale previously has given him personal insight on different neighborhoods. Outside of real estate, Sharif enjoys live music, sports, wine, and great food. He likes to stay in shape by working out daily, and playing soccer and flag football in the Riverside League.