Doulgas Elliman agent Yair Tavivian was interested in real estate long before he became an agent, but it wasn’t until he saw the impressiveness of the Manhattan skyline that he entered the profession in full force. Elliman Insider sat down to find out everything from what Yair’s biggest challenge is to why it’s important to be ahead of the curve in a business that’s always changing.
Elliman Insider: When did you know that real estate was your calling?
Yair Tavivian: I was always fascinated by real estate, but when I landed in New York City, after serving in the Israeli Army, and saw the magnitude of the New York’s skyline—that was when I really felt inspired to get into the business.
EI: What is your biggest challenge as an agent?
YT: Find the right balance between personal and professional time. The works is so demanding that you can get confused. Make sure to balance.
EI: Do you live by a personal mantra or favorite saying?
YT: Don’t worry, be happy.
EI: Why did you choose Elliman?
YT: There is no other firm that provides you with the entrepreneurial freedom like Douglas Elliman.
EI: How has Elliman upped your real estate game?
YT: I was always able to discuss ideas and come up with a solution with upper management. The attention, support and commitment is always there when you bring strong ideas.
EI: Any advice for new agents?
YT: Always provide value to your clients, constantly analyze and translate data so you can easily communicate it, come up with a differentiating factor, be ahead of the curve since this industry is always changing.
EI: Where can we find you when you are not working?
YT: With my wife Dar, and our kids Rafael and Libi. Or, in our kitchen or outdoors—either hiking or on a road trip.
See Yair Tavivian’s Listings Below:
45 East 7th Street, PH | $8,300,000
Introducing 45 East 7th Street, a truly extraordinary, landmarked new development building by one of NYC’s leading architects and featuring an exclusive collection of 21 luxurious residences located at the center of Astor Place, the Village and Bowery as well as Soho and Noho. Inspired by historical elements and punctuated by sophisticated concepts, Morris Adjmi has crafted a boutique building with a striking appearance through ground-breaking contemporary design, elegance, and charm. Every one of these residences features an extraordinary amount of natural light and an efficient and spacious layout which is felt in every aspect of the home. Large and unique private outdoor spaces are also available. Amenities include a state of the art fitness center, landscaped garden terrace, a breathtaking roof deck with full, panoramic city views, and storage rooms for purchase.
Model units are ready for on-site tours today. Occupancy Q4 2020
The Penthouse at 45 East 7th Street is a jaw-dropping trophy home spanning over 2,500 SF and providing the highest level of comfort and indoor-outdoor living with a private corner terrace extending 2,100+ SF with its widest area measuring over 100′ long and over 50′ wide! Three beautifully-appointed bedrooms all feature abundant closet space.
Enter through the gallery measuring nearly 40′ long toward the home’s massive open concept living area and kitchen all with airy 10′ ceilings throughout. The bright, expansive living room opens directly out to the 2,100+ square-foot south-facing corner terrace. This rare single-floor penthouse terrace runs the length of the building, acting as a verdant outdoor respite and stunning scene-setter for each room within the unit. A private bathroom adjoins each bedroom, including the master bath graced by a custom vanity with blackened metal frame, charcoal slate floors, and a freestanding soaking tub bathed in natural light.
Features include gorgeous 9? wide, custom-stained white oak hardwood floors and the chef’s kitchen which features two-toned matte-finish cabinetry by Adjmi, combined with a super white marble slab countertops and backsplash. A premier Miele appliance package includes a 30? oven and range with vented exhaust, integrated dishwasher and refrigerator with icemaker, and microwave.
Each residence also provides high-efficiency central VRF heat and A/C, closeted Bosch washer/dryer, a garbage disposal, and pre-wiring for smart home features (including shades, lights, surround sound, and intercom).
Incomparable views and luxury is yours, at the lowest price per sq ft for a 3-bedroom condo above the 20th floor in Nomad! 28B is also a rare find because it’s the largest 3 bedroom AND one of the few available for sale higher than the 20th floor. This triple-mint 3 bed 3.5 bath gem in one of Manhattan’s premier luxury condominiums features 4 exposures, walls of floor-to-ceiling windows, incredible natural light, and iconic views of the East River, Empire State Building, Hudson Yards, and New York Skyline!A hardly-ever seen windowed foyer welcomes you into grandly-proportioned, loft-like open living space graced by high ceilings, refined finishes, stunning rift-cut white oak floors. The modern chef’s kitchen is equipped with Miele appliances, quartzite countertops, and Pedini glass-faced cabinetry. Each bedroom suite enjoys amazing views and ample closet space. Spa-like en-suite bathrooms exude beauty with marble countertops, custom vanities, and radiant heat limestone floors. Other highlights of this expansive, elegant home include individual climate controls, and remote-controlled motorized window coverings.
Designed by Pritzker Prize-winning architect Christian de Portzamparc, LEED-certified 400 Park Avenue South offers one of the most impressive amenities packages in NYC with a swimming pool, sauna, steam room, fitness center, virtual golf, spinning studio, yoga room, screening room, private storage, lounge, and landscaped 27th floor terrace. The building is perfectly located in the prime NoMad neighborhood, with the 6 train directly outside the door and the N/R/W trains just a few blocks away.
Chelsea House, 130 West 19th Street | $4,250,000
Introducing 130 West 19th Street #THC ? an impeccably finished and renovated, luxurious 3 bedroom 2.5 bath duplex townhouse including a beautiful 150 square foot private outdoor space. Easily convertible to 4-beds and located at the full-service Chelsea House condominium ? a true work of art, custom designed throughout. Boasting 2 stories of exquisite living space and the generous outdoor terrace, here awaits a pristine jewel right in the heart of Chelsea.
A gracious foyer with closets and powder room welcomes you into an ambience of modern elegance. A stunning chef’s kitchen sits to the left, appointed with high-end Poliform cabinetry, Stormy Grey Travertine slab floors, custom 2.5′ thick black quartz countertops & breakfast bar, premium Miele & Sub-Zero appliances, and a wine cooler for your favorite vintages. Beyond is an open dining room for easy serving and expansive living room enriched by Tabu wood wall paneling, distinctive tray ceilings, sleek custom lighting, plus gorgeous custom white oak strip flooring and built-ins.
Floor-to-ceiling windows invite in a shower of light and present tranquil garden views, met by airy 11′ ceilings, Venetian plaster walls, and a loft-like open layout that is perfect for entertaining. The large master bedroom retreat with its own window wall, 2 big custom closets, and en-suite spa bath with stone floor, double-sink vanity, heated towel warmer, and huge walk-in shower completes the sophisticated main level.
A glass rail and staircase descends to the lower floor housing a 2nd bedroom, 3rd bedroom, now a den, built-in home office, beautiful full bath with soaking tub/shower, laundry with vented washer/dryer, and plentiful closets. Both bedrooms access the lovely landscaped terrace spanning 25’3″ x 6′! All baths are adorned with Calacatta marble, Dornbracht fixtures, custom sinks, floating vanities, and Robern medicine cabinets. Other high-end elements include a Sonos sound system with built-in speakers in all rooms and baths, integrated in-ceiling audio/visual with in-wall control panels, 4-zone HVAC, and custom closets throughout.
The Chelsea House at 130 West 19th Street offers residents full-time doorman & concierge service, a fitness center, screening room, children’s playroom, wonderful roof deck with a grass lawn, and private storage. The location is exceptional, near the best of Chelsea shops, restaurants, galleries and transportation.
444 West 51st Street | $3,900,000
Introducing 444 West 51st Street, a townhouse featuring 6 free-market units including 5 residences, an 810 SF backyard, and large commercial unit. Apartments include a loft-style 2-bedroom as well as four 1-bedrooms, and a flexible open commercial space.
In addition to being free-market, all units are fully renovated and the building has a projected performance of 4.5% with a prime location on a tree-lined West 51st Street block.
444 West 51st Street is built to 3,640 SF and enjoys an 18′ x 45′ backyard. The excellent location is within walking distance Central Park, Columbus Circle and its shops, the Theater District, Lincoln Center, and a range of dining and cultural hot spots as well as access to the 1 / 2 / 3 / 7 / B / C / D / E / N / R / W trains and Port Authority transit center.
444 West 51st is truly at the center of it all while providing a range of investment upside and options for both today and the future. This fast-growing neighborhood enjoys close proximity to transportation, entertainment, lifestyle, and cultural destinations such as Central Park, Lincoln Center, and the Theater District that have it primed for continued appreciation.