Douglas Elliman, has announce that members of The David Montville Team, currently based out of the firm’s 774 Broadway office, will soon be joining the Riverdale office, as the team looks to grow its services in both the NYC and upstate New York markets.
David M. Montville, Bart Platow, and DeWayne A. Powell will be dual-licensed with the two brokerage offices, and Montville and Platow will soon join Powell as members of the Hudson Gateway MLS, the Mid-Hudson MLS and the Columbia Greene Northern Dutchess MLS.
“As a team, we focus on first-time homebuyers and the HDFC market in NYC, and by joining the Riverdale office, we will be expanding our practice to include servicing the second- and weekend-home market in Northern Dutchess County, Columbia County, Ulster County, Greene County, and other points north,” said Montville. “These regions are quickly evolving, and we’re excited to take this next step in pursuing business in beautiful upstate New York.”
Powell, who owns a ca. 1850 center hall colonial farmhouse set on 50 acres in Ghent, New York, that provides hay, wheat, barley, and cattle grazing for nearby Hawthorne Valley Farm, added, “You can’t pick up a newspaper today without reading a mention of the Hudson Valley’s being a top destination. Buyers we are seeing include millennials who are continuing to rent in New York City and making their first real estate purchase upstate, buyers looking for affordability paired with great culture, food and experiences, and buyers seeking out land at higher ground due to climate change.”
David M. Montville, a 15-year veteran of the industry, pivoted to real estate after a successful career in finance and banking, from which he gained his vast network of connections in the New York business community and leveraged his much-respected analytical savvy.
Bart Platow, a former mortgage banker, is known for his unparalleled customer service, his cutting-edge market insights, and his expert knowledge of NYC’s most desirable neighborhoods. A strategic advisor and powerful negotiator, Platow holds many longstanding and strong relationships with lenders, attorneys, appraisers, inspectors, title companies, and all of the other professionals that are essential to a transaction.
DeWayne A. Powell has over 25 years of experience in real estate, law, and the financial services industry. In addition to his block-by-block knowledge of New York City, particularly the Upper West Side, he is especially skilled at working with non-U.S. residents seeking property investments in the New York area and in advising city residents looking to invest in the Hudson Valley.