Real estate in any US city is a big business, but in New York, it is especially big. One of the companies who knows this best is Halstead Property. With offices on Park Ave they are the largest residential real estate firm in the NY metropolitan area.
Halstead Property boasts almost 900 sales and rental agents, and in New York, Connecticut and New Jersey has 18 premier storefront offices. As well, just looking at Manhattan there are six offices and more in Fairfield County, Metro New Jersey, Riverdale, etc.
Another top real estate company in New York is Brown Harris Stevens that actually has a reputation for being a “New York institution older than the City itself.” It was first opened by Charles S. Brown in 1873 in Lower Manhattan. At the time, NYC only comprised one borough. It has definitely grown substantially since then. Today it is known as Brown Harris Stevens, a worldwide leader in NYC’s residential real estate market.