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Michael Brais

Michael Brais

205 East 42nd St
New York, NY 10017
Office: 212.776.4378
Mobile: 917.270.3179
Fax: 646.840.3450

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About Me

Michael Brais lives Real Estate. From being the son of a builder in Rhode Island to creating a nationally ranked and globally recognized brand Michael has experienced every facet of Real Estate from conception through design and building, to leasing and sales as an owner, investor and broker for the 20 years he has lived in New York City.

Michael began his brokerage career working for a boutique residential firm earning rookie of the year, top sales agent and being appointed managing director all within his first year. Michael went on to open his own firm and sold or leased over 200 Million in property as both a broker and owner re-developing residential space in Manhattan as well as working with architecturally significant houses in North Carolina.

Finding greater challenge and more creativity in Commercial Brokerage Michael joined with DE Commercial in 2015 focusing on Retail sales and Leasing, Food and Beverage, Hospitality and Business and Brand development and has had an immediate impact on the commercial landscape being appointed Exclusive Broker for Empire Outlets (http://www.empireoutletsnyc.com/) the 1 Million Square Foot category-defining retail destination and New York City's newest Lifestyle and entertainment waterfront experience with over 100 shops of top brands, 70,000 SF of Food and Beverage and a 190 room boutique Hotel. Michael's work on Empire and creative insight has most recently earned him a nomination for REBNY's Most Ingenious Deal of The Year Award.

Michael's interest in design and brand development led to his opening of Clover Club (http://cloverclubny.com/) in 2008. Created as an celebration of the golden age of the cocktail Clover Club went on to garner numerous critical acclaim and has won several awards including Best Bar in America (Tales of the Cocktail, 2013) and has been published as a top design in the Global Hospitality World (21st Century Bars).

Michael's varied Real Estate experience from residential to development, as a business owner, experiencing firsthand the challenges of opening and growing a successful brand in NYC and as a Commercial broker has given him an unparalleled expertise and unique understanding of the Retail, Food and Beverage and Hospitality world.

Michael is a Triathlete and member of the Leukemia & Lymphoma society raising money as a member of Team In Training. Michael is an active member of REBNY. Michael lives in the West Village and enjoys running and biking and exploring the ever changing cultural and Restaurant world of NYC and working in his garden with his sometime assistant Sam his Australian Shepard.

 

Closed Transactions

Location Beds Baths Sq Ft Type
137 Duane Street, COMM1 Loft N/A 3,672 sq. ft. Condo
44 Walker Street, 001 1 Half Bath 4,332 sq. ft. Commercial

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