Fredrik Eklund & John Gomes Host "The Future of the Broker" at SEV

Over one hundred of the city’s top real estate agents kicked off their morning at Steiner East Village, the new 82-unit condominium located at 438 East 12th Street, for a lively, engaging discussion led by powerhouse Elliman brokers Fredrik Eklund and John Gomes, who are leading sales for the project developed by Steiner NYC.  This was the latest event in the Eklund|Gomes Team’s popular “State of the Market” discussion series.

 Fredrik Eklund and John Gomes

Fredrik Eklund and John Gomes

Gomes encouraged agents to feel empowered by changes in the market. “New technology in real estate is exciting,” he said. “It’s great to see investors putting money into the industry because it means there is money to be made.” Eklund advised that in the current market, brokers needed to be more proactive in creating business. “In the future, I see fewer agents in the industry as it continues to get harder to compete,” he said. “Brokers today need to be prepared with a lot more information – consuming everything from news articles, to data, to reports. Knowledge is power.” 

The packed-house event was held in the final remaining penthouse at Steiner East Village – a yet-to-be-listed, four-bedroom, three-and-a-half bath, 2,258-square foot residence, designed by Paris Forino, with soaring 13-foot-plus ceiling heights and walls of glass that frame dramatic views of the city skyline. Brokers enjoyed the warm, early summer sun and views from the residence’s two expansive private terraces, totaling 840 square-feet.

Only a handful of apartments remain at the building, which is now over 90% sold and open for immediate occupancy. Newly completed amenities include a highly-designed 50’ indoor pool, 2,000-square foot fitness center, whimsical children’s playroom and elegant lobby.  The building also offers a sauna; steam room; parking; resident library with fireplace; bike storage; pet spa; and a 4,000 square foot common roof deck with stunning, protected views.

For more information on 438 East 12th Street, please visit www.steinereastvillage.com or call the sales gallery at 212-226-6900.

Photos courtesy of Randy Machare.

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