ENTREPRENEUR, DEAL MAKER, MARKETER, CERTIFIED NEGOTIATION EXPERT, FAMILY MAN, TRIATHLETE
In 2019, after 20 years in the real estate business, Barak Dunayer and his team partnered with Jacky Teplitzky and her team to create the Teplitzky Dunayer Team at Douglas Elliman. Together, they are building a mega team, offering meaningful, value-added service to their clients by partnering the most talented real estate professionals with a culture of learning, collaboration and teamwork so that all the team’s clients and team partners achieve their goals. To date, the team has sold more than two billion dollars’ worth of New York, South Florida and Hamptons real estate, consistently ranks amongst the top teams in these markets, and is renowned for its “know-how” and ability to get transactions, no matter how complicated or difficult, done.
Barak started his real estate career in 1999 out of his tiny Upper West Side studio apartment and subsequently built his successful agency – Barak Realty - into one of Manhattan’s premier boutique firms, including two Manhattan offices, over 40 sales associates, 400 transactions per year and over $500,000,000 in volume. In 2012, his company was acquired by Halstead Real Estate where, for nearly 7 years, his sales team was consistently ranked among the firm’s top producers.
Barak’s knowledge, integrity, and commitment to customer service fostered meaningful, long-term relationships with clients, who provide an endless stream of referrals and continue to generate repeat business. "They have become my friends and always appreciate the knowledge and experience I gladly share with them,” Barak says. “I cherish my growing number of sellers, buyers, property owners and renters who place their trust in my services for all their diverse real estate needs.” A real estate owner and investor himself, a consummate businessperson, dealmaker, and a certified negotiation expert, Barak adds value to his clients by sharing knowledge, support and guidance before, during, and after their real estate transactions.
Barak was born and raised in Israel where he grew up pursuing his first lifelong goal of becoming a world-class trumpet player. As a young musician, Barak won numerous musical competitions, played principal trumpet in some of Israel’s most prominent youth orchestras and has appeared several times as a soloist with both the Haifa Symphony and the Israeli Philharmonic. After graduating high school and serving in the Israeli Army (Lead Trumpet at the Israeli Army Band) he received a full scholarship to study at The Juilliard School and landed in New York.
Barak is a frequent speaker at various high-profile venues. He served as an adjunct professor of real estate at New York University, has presented at the New York Real Estate Institute, Ivy Real Estate School, Baruch College Newman Institute, Jewish Community Center of Manhattan, National Realty Club, the Real Estate Academy and REBNY. He finds his speaking engagements enriching and inspiring to the students and himself as well as a way to give back to the real estate community. Barak's views and expertise have been frequently quoted in the NY Times, NY Post, The Real Deal, Real Estate Weekly, The Mann Report, and NY Magazine. He is an active member of the real estate board of New York where he previously served as co-chair of the education committee and as a member of the board of governors.
Barak lives on the Upper West Side with his wife, Yael, and their three daughters - Maya, who graduated from Stuyvesant High School, and is currently attending Tel Aviv University, and Noa and Shira, who both attend gifted and talented programs at MS 54 and PS 166. In his spare time, he enjoys spending time with his family, dining out and traveling around the world. He supports various charities such as UJA Federation, Magen David Adom, IAC, Belev Echad, Friends of the Metropolitan Opera and American Friends of the Israeli Philharmonic Orchestra. An avid athlete, he completed 6 Ironman 70.3 triathlons and 2 marathons. He is a member of the Harmonie Club, Fifth Avenue Synagogue and West Side Institutional Synagogue where he frequently can be heard as a cantor leading services.