I see myself as a savvy businessman with seasoned sales, marketing and service skills, and a keen understanding of my real estate clients’ needs. An international background that fuels my deep appreciation of different lifestyles complements my diverse professional history, and makes me a dedicated partner for anyone looking to purchase or sell property in NYC.
Born in South Africa, schooled at Millfield School in Somerset, England. I went on to attend London and Cape Town Universities, with studies in Law and Business. I began my career in the family retail business in South Africa, and joined my father’s law practice. After emigrating to the U.S. and obtaining my Series 7 and 63 licenses from NASD, I worked for Integrated Resources NYC, then for Paine Webber as a stockbroker. My intrigue with the markets led me toward the path of real estate. I initially served clients as a mortgage broker and owner of Greentree Capital Inc. in Greenwich, CT. Prior to this shift to residential sales to impart my financial expertise to buyers and sellers, I founded and ran Spectrum Worldwide Ltd., an IATA travel agency and concierge service focused on the needs of companies (Deutche Bank, Gleacher Natwest and Ziff Davis Media to name a few) as well as discerning individuals who required private aircraft usage and other travel-related services. This venture stemmed from my passion for flying airplanes and world travel, and further broadened my global exposure. As an FAA licensed commercial jet and helicopter pilot and captain, my many hours of flying added value to my clients’ quest for the perfect aircraft.
I am equally knowledgeable and results driven as a real estate advisor and property consultant. All my clients have genuinely appreciated my keen attention to detail and consistency in providing a superior level of personalized service. “My goal has always been to serve my clients’ best interests, streamlining their transactions with integrity and discretion.”
Thanks to my worldly travels and background, I have acquired an understanding of the French, German and Arabic languages, and enjoyed exploring other cultures. As for Manhattan, I can say with emphasis, “This city has an electricity of its own and a pulse like no other place in the world. It excites me to just walk its cavernous streets or relax in Central Park.” I also partake in NYC’s cultural offerings of libraries and galleries, as well as its vibrant theater scene in his free time.