Halstead Property is pleased to announce that 13 experienced,
well-seasoned agents have joined the Park Avenue office. The firm is
proud to welcome top agents including: Geri Epstein, Leslie Bettison,
Harriet Botwinick, Kim Cowal, Greta Elias, Neil Gallo, Marcia Gershon,
Joe Irving, James Lake, Leslie Penny, Seth Price, Arnie Roitman and
“We are thrilled to welcome these incredibly
knowledgeable and talented agents to the Halstead family,” said John
Wollberg, Executive Director of Sales for Halstead Property, Park
Avenue. “I have had the opportunity to work with a number of these
agents over the years and always admired their expertise and poise. They
are an absolutely fabulous addition to our firm.”
Geri Epstein is a top industry veteran with
over $250 million in sales and rentals under her belt. She now serves as
one of Halstead’s Building Specialists for The Churchill at 300 East
40th Street, The Revere at 400 East 54th Street, and Manhattan Place at
630 First Avenue where she has completed over 185 total transactions.
Epstein is the consummate professional whose counsel is sought out by
others and who has become a leader in the real estate industry.
Leslie Bettison brings a lawyer focus to her real estate practice, having served as an associate at Cravath Swaine & Moore from 2001-2008, prior to entering the real estate industry. She speaks Spanish fluently and her client base includes many Europeans and high profile athletes.
New York resident for over 20 years, Kim Cowal has successfully
leveraged her experience as a fashion executive and business owner into
the field of real estate. She has sold a number of apartments at 152
East 35th Street.
A skilled entrepreneur and negotiator, Greta
Elias is known for her creative problem-solving skills and often works
together with Seth Price. She has a deep knowledge and varied experience
in all of Manhattan's range of housing, from both high-end luxury and
more moderate coops and condos to townhouses. Before joining the New
York real estate industry, Greta was the proprietor for nearly two
decades of her own bridal boutique, so is well practiced at working with
clients making decisions revolving around life changes.
City native Cornelius “Neil” Gallo serves as a Halstead Resident
Building Specialist at Sutton House located at 415 East 52nd Street and
he also serves as a Building Specialist at Sutton Garden on East 55th
Street and The Landmark on East 59th Street. With an extensive marketing
and branding background in the wine and spirits industry for many
years, Gallo is known for his commitment making the buying and selling
of properties as seamless as possible for his clients.
successful career in the fashion industry, Marcia Gershon entered real
estate and is now a seasoned veteran. She is a Building Specialist at
Newport East on East 76th Street. Her degree from the Fashion Institute
of Technology offers her clients a keen eye for interior design and
With 35 years experience in the residential and
hospitality industries, Joe Irving is an expert in customer service. He
serves as a Resident Building Specialist at 50 Sutton Place South. Over
the years, Joe has also designed, renovated and created apartment
spaces, so he is able to lend his expertise to many facets of the real
James Lake joins Halstead Property as a Resident
Building Specialist at Coliseum Park on West 58th/60th Street, where he
has sold more than 20 apartments during his career. He is known as a
specialist on the Upper West Side and Midtown West.
experienced real estate veteran, Harriet Botwinick is a business partner
with Leslie Penny. Harriet is licensed in New York, California and DC
and brings more than 15 years of experience to the partnership. Leslie
has been in the business for nearly 10 years and was formerly in public
relations and talent management. Together, they are the Building
Specialists at 357 West 55th Street and occasionally they partner with
Seth Price and Greta Elias.
With his sharp negotiation skills and
warm personality, Seth Price has built up an extensive list of
satisfied clients. His people skills are equal to his renowned sales
skills. Prior to entering real estate, Seth served as a top salesperson
in the exotic car market.
After representing many major lines and
designers, Arnie Roitman went on to become an image consultant. While
Arnie still styles socialites and celebrities on occasion, he has
successfully parlayed his customer service experience to real estate
Richard Topp is a native New Yorker with a decade of real
estate experience. He is extremely proficient in technology, as Topp
worked previously as a software designer. His background in sales and
consulting has translated into a successful real estate career and many
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