Hal D. Gavzie is a seasoned real estate professional with more than twenty years of proven Leasing, Sales, and Relocation experience. As Executive Vice President of Residential Leasing at Douglas Elliman, Hal is responsible for overseeing all aspects of the growing leasing sector for the Manhattan, Brooklyn, and Queens markets, including the growth of Douglas Elliman’s New Development Leasing Division in New York and south Florida, as well as the overall expansion of the company’s leasing division.
Having overseen more than 10,000 successful transactions throughout his career, Hal has developed close relationships with landlords and management companies throughout the city.
Hal’s extensive knowledge of the rental marketplace and keen ability to avoid pitfalls have always resulted in confident, comfortable interactions between brokers, clients and landlords. Whether it's facilitating the search for the right apartment and neighborhood, negotiating rents, or evaluating and pricing new properties, Hal takes pride in accurately assessing the needs of his agents and customers alike. Leveraging his extensive market knowledge and longstanding relationships with landlords and property management entities, he can seamlessly assist his agents with the toughest of real estate transactions.
Before moving into management, he was a successful sales and rental broker, ultimately named a top producer for one of Manhattan's largest real estate firms.
Hal is an active member of the Real Estate Board of New York Rental Committee.