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"Foreign buyers…tend to really appreciate and like the areas that are iconic to them, that they have images of when they're thinking of New York, and Times Square is one of them," says Karina Sagiev, founder of Evans Real Estate Investments .. "And I think the main attraction is proximity to everything."
Russian expat wants to get to know neighbors
Many New York brokers made it into real estate by chance or changing personal fortunes. For Karina Sagiev, it took nothing less than the collapse of an empire. Born in 1973, Sagiev grew up in Soviet Moscow — 8,000 miles and a world apart from the shiny heights of Manhattan real estate. In the capital of fixed prices, (legal) entrepreneurship was an impossibility and brokers about as common as palm trees.
Breaking a stereotype: a neighborhood Real Estate visionary.
In the world of real estate, populated by thousands of young and not-so-young men and women in polished suits with beeping phones and ipads, Karina Sagiev, the founding partner of Evans Real Estate Investments is a pleasant surprise. She exudes an air of a congenial hostess, graceful and unassuming, despite the Ivy-League degree on her wall, and the very impressive multi-million-dollar deals she has been closing internationally and throughout New York. She speaks softly and meets your gaze with inquisitiveness and eagerness. She is not rushing you. Sagiev is studying you to learn more about the person that you are, your needs, and aspirations, all of which is very useful information for realtor to have when one is looking for a new home or an investment property.
Foreign Buyers of New York Real Estate Want These Amenities
"Russians like to negotiate, but in a seller's market in New York City it's almost impossible to negotiate and buyers sometimes have to pay over the asking price," said Karina Sagiev, founder and managing partner of Evans Real Estate Investments . "We sit them down and go over the challenges before they even see properties and inform them that they may face competitive situations."
Sales in The City
New York City is surely a melting pot and atracts buyers from all over the world. This diversity makes it an even hotter commodity. According to Bloomberg, "Wealthy foreigners have bought high-end U.S. properties for their safety and because they're denominated in dollars, the world's reserve currency," said Mitchell Roschelle, real estate advisory leader at Pricewaterhouse Coopers LLP. We interviewed five top NYC real estate experts, each with extensive experience working with aforementioned foreign investors, about the NYC foreign investment market and what it means for NYC sellers.
New-built Times Square real estate is increasingly popular
Listing prices for apartments in new condo buildings in Times Square generally range between $1,500 a square foot and $1,700 a square foot, compared to around $2,200 a square foot for new developments in the West Village, and $1,900 a square foot on the Upper East Side. “There’s really not much of a discount considering the fact that it’s not in a prime [residential] location,” Karina Sagiev, founder of Evans Real Estate Investments , said.
Evans Real Estate Investments holiday party
Evans Real Estate Investments hosts a holiday party this Thursday evening from 6:30 until 9:30 p.m. The event will feature a live jazz performance and an art exhibit. The venue is located at 243 West 60th Street, between West End and Amsterdam avenues.
Evans Real Estate Investments celebrates Grand Opening
Grand Opening Party of Lincoln Square Office
"As true buyer's agents we wanted to introduce Evans Real Estate Investments to the Upper West Side neighborhood with our version of a house-warming party" said Karina Sagiev, managing partner of Evans Real Estate Investments, as she cut the ribbon to officially open the firm's new Lincoln Center office. More than 100 guests explored the facilities, enjoyed food and wine, a permanent art display featuring Yeva Dashevsky's close-up photographs of Manhattan architecture, and entertainment by DJ MAC - an antique phonograph DJ who plays vintage records from early 20th century.
Longtime wannabe UES townhouse-flipper lists mansion for $19.9M, with option to rent
The four-story, 115-year-old townhouse at the corner of Madison Avenue, which currently has a residential tenant in place, will be available as a rental from June, said listing broker Karina Kheifetz-Sagiev of Evans Real Estate , when the tenant moves out.
The Big Apple is The Big Deal? Il Mondo. March 7, 2008.
In the recent months we have seen an exponential increase in the number of Italian nationals purchasing investment properties in Manhattan or Miami, with the intention to rent them out.
City's Brokers Build Relationships in Europe.
With international buyers helping to buy the New York market and isolate it from the nationwide drop in prices, the city's real estate brokerage firms are joining international broker networks, exhibiting properties at property shows abroad, and advertising in publications in other countries to lure even more foreign money.
Karina Kheifetz, one of Evans’s two managing partners:
The unsettled political and investment climate in Russia might decrease future demand for real estate in Moscow somewhat, but there would have to be a drastic change in supply and demand to bring the prices down significantly, Ms. Kheifetz wrote by e-mail from New York, where Evans has just opened an office in SoHo....
The Asian Real Estate Professional Association (AREPA) hosted an event at Law offices of Herrick, Feinstein LLP. Mitchell Meyer, president of TDC Development, spoke about the 1.2 million square feet Flushing Commons Project being co-developed with the Rockefeller Group Development. Pictured l-r: Lou Pelmutter, GCP Capital; Candice Wang, Evans Real Estate; David Chen, Status Partners; David Lee, Milestone Construction; Gary Limjuco; Vivan Martinez, Marks Paneth LLP; Peter Wu, Eastbrook Real Estate Group; Michael Meyer; Tony Huang, The Heights Real Estate Company; Daniel Tang, Situs Partners; Christina Ying, Herrick, Feinstein; Tang Fan, Chase Commercial Real Estate; and Patrick Yu, The Yu law Firm, P.C. For membership information about AREPA visit www.arepainc.org