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The Malka Hubschman Team

Rafael Malka
Licensed Associate Real Estate Broker

774 Broadway
New York, NY 10003
Office: 212.460.0618
Mobile: 917.216.7022
Fax: 646.497.5274

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From: June George, Owner, Kips Bay condominium 333 East 30 St., 20G NY NY 10016To Whom It May Concern, I highly recommend Mr. Roland Levin who handled the sale of my Kips Bay Condominium studio and sold it for $45,000 over the asking price. He was very helpful and attentive during the sales process and recommended an excellent lawyer and tax advisor. Mr. Levin has a pleasant personality, he is a skilled negotiator and takes into account the best interests of his client.


Sasha is great. She understood exactly what we were looking for and found us the perfect apartment in New York City. It was our first time renting a place, so we had no idea where to begin, but Sasha made everything straightforward and helped us with the entire process. She was very helpful and I recommend her 100%. -Fernanda P.

Sasha is the most attentive, professional agent I have ever worked with. She is wise and helpful; she knows the market well; offers opinions when required. She is the best!!!!!! -Susan P.

One word. Exceptional and as I always tell her "a breath of fresh air". Sasha goes above and beyond to help find exactly what you're looking for. She is very diligent and dedicated to helping her client. I've contacted many other agents who after not being able to find the type of property I need they simply stop communicating; Sasha is always eager to help. -Mariana P.

Sasha Millstein worked on my behalf from 18th Jan to 14 Feb. over this timeframe, Sasha expertly ascertained my requirements, and scheduled our appointments always at a time that suited my busy workload. She showed me numerous locations that I could have chosen, but ultimately introduced me to a fantastic property, which I had no hesitation in signing up to. Throughout our dealings Sasha was both professional, and personable. She was extremely helpful in assisting me navigate a number of issues. I could not recommend Sasha Highly enough. A fantastic Broker! -John B.

Sasha is great communicator and patient. She takes her time to make us understand the pricing market and she gives wise counsel along the way. She does not waste our time with apartments that are out of our price range or not in line with our needs. -Rushi M.


Roland Levin has been our broker for a few years now. Back in 2016, he has helped us purchase our first home. He is highly knowledgeable of New York’s real estate market, therefore was able to provide us with in-depth insight and unparalleled expertise.

The process can be quite stressful, but Roland managed to make it efficient, thorough and a pleasant experience.

Fast forward a few years later, we have decided to put our apartment on the market due to career relocation.

We knew that Roland would be the best person to sell our home; He is committed and passionate.Always available and prompt to address all our questions and concerns.We admire his willingness to go the extra mile which made us feel as if he was our partner and not just another agent trying to make a sale.We are beyond thrilled that Roland exceeded our expectations and sold our apartment in a couple of months.

We cannot recommend him enough for his outstanding professionalism, responsiveness and dedication.

Sincerely,

AJ and Robert Leclerc


Roland is an exceptional broker and one of the most outstanding people I have worked with. His professionalism, devotion to the job, speed of response, and trustworthiness is truly exceptional. I have been in touch with Roland over the years, and it amazes me how willing he is to provide advice and go the extra mile even when there is not likely to be a deal at the end. I do not need to “have my guard up” when working with Roland – I know he has his clients’ best interests at heart, and that he is in the business for the long-term relationships, not to make a commission. He is also the most patient and tireless broker I have come across in New York. Thank you Roland for all of your hard work!

Helen

Finance

Over the past few years I have worked with Roland Levin on several real estate deals. I can only speak highly of his competence and seriousness in the business. What I believe distinguishes Roland from the rest of the real estate world is that he has an amazing and incredible general culture that allows him to analyze and understand every body’s needs and point of view. I have been able to discuss with him real estate projects of different nature and very unusual. Thanks to his great open thinking process he has always been able to understand them immediately. Furthermore he found me the home where I am currently living. It is a two floor house on top of a 12,000 square feet roof that I consider one of the most special homes of New York City. He understands how to find gems in a river of thousand stones.

Luca

Orlandi

International Fashion Designer

We Started looking for an apartment in Manhattan downtown. We ask Roland Levin to help us and advise us in our search. He took time in understanding our needs and taste. We didn't need to run around that much as he really got what we needed and showed us really the one's we could have wanted to buy!!! The moment we found the place he was very present in helping us getting it well executed .Today, we can say it has been an exceptional place to live and the best investment we have ever made as it has already almost doubled it's value.

Very best,

Jean Reno, International Film Actor


We so enjoyed working with Rinat, both buying and selling. We were selling our place during a tough time in the market, but she provided us with great advice and encouraged us to stay positive. During our home search, she found us the perfect property in one day. Rinat is a relentless advocate for her clients, and with her many years of experience and deep knowledge of the market and the local real estate community, we were always confident that we were in good hands. We highly recommend Rinat - a true professional!

Camille & Ed Smith


Rinat Gabai was our real estate agent for over 6 years. She guided us with her thorough expertise as both a rental agent and later when we sold our two-family property. Her knowledge of the local Brooklyn market combined with her general real estate savvy kept us calm and relaxed during the sometimes volatile process of renting and selling a home. Her sense of humor, warmth and honesty were invaluable. We would recommend Rinat with the highest endorsement to anyone looking to rent, sell, or buy a home in New York City.

Best,
Jeremy and Bathsheba


Rinat was such a pleasure to work with. She researched and figured out the perfect price to sell our condo. She had it staged and photographed beautifully. And then after the first showing we had an offer - which we wanted to take. She assured us to hold out for full asking - as that was why she (we) priced it as we did. We did hold out - got three more offers and finally full asking - with in the first 3 open houses! Then she guided us through the closing - which was truly a test. She attended the closing when we could not and was dynamite throughout. I have given her name to a few friends already who are either looking for a new place - or thinking of selling. I highly recommend Rinat - she is a true professional, super savvy about the market, a motivated and enthusiastic partner to have and truly knowledgeable when it comes to selling AND buying.

xxxxxx
Anna Corinna


Rinat is by far the best realtor we dealt with (and we met a few!) Very attentive, very thorough, tons of knowledge, and extremely trustworthy which was key. I would happily recommend her to anyone buying a home, whether it be the first or the last.

-Natalie & Mark Kennedy, Buyer

Rinat exceeded our expectations. It was the easiest sale we had ever done and we are confident it was attributed solely to Rinat’s knowledge, dedication, time, and her commitment to our property and to her clients. Professionally, she is a hard-worker that gets results and personally, she is delightful to work with!

-Denise Matamoros, Seller

Rinat worked with us for over 12 months to find our apartment. We changed our area of focus and criteria during that time and she stuck with us and helped us get to the finish line! She gave us a lot of advice and was very proactive throughout the whole process. We highly recommend her!!!-Ben & Carolyn Terracol, Buyer

Highly recommend her to people looking to buy in NYC! Rinat was a delight to work with during the purchase of our first home. She helped us navigate New York City’s extremely competitive RE market. Most importantly, she had great insight on the bidding process, which ultimately help us land our dream apartment. We very much enjoyed working with her!

-Kelly Biscuso & Leah Diettrle, Buyer


Dear Roland,

AJ and I would like to thank you for helping us find our dream home, we wouldn't have been able to do so without your diligence, patience and remarkable knowledge of the real estate market.

The search for a home to purchase can be extremely frustrating, lengthy and quite unpleasant at times. Exciting, nonetheless.

Fortunately, you were always very accommodating, available at all times, including weekends and evenings.

We felt that you were supportive when it comes to what we wanted and what we could afford without trying to pressure us or convince us otherwise.

We were reassured and confident that our search would not be in vain.

We are forever grateful for what you have done for us and we couldn't have hoped for a better real estate agent.

Thanks to you, we are starting the next chapter in our life in a beautiful home that suits us perfectly.

Sincerely,
Robert Leclerc


I am currently working with Roland Levin. I am back in New York looking for the condo apartment to investment in. Roland is a great broker. I have purchased an apartment at Jade Condo 7B in Flatiron district based on his advice in 2007. A year later Roland insisted that I sell my investment. He felt that the market was starting to show weakness. I sold my unit at the Jade with 27% appreciation for one year in 2008 just before the economic crisis. Now I am back on the market and I am convinced that Roland will find me another great investment. I highly recommend Roland for his great understanding of the real estate market cycles and Manhattan real estate in New York City.

4/15/15 M Madan


Roland helped me with the purchase of my apartment in Manhattan in 2009, and in Brooklyn in 2014. Roland impressed me by understanding what I wanted and taking me to see prospect apartments that seemed like a good fit, not only because of the price, but because of the area and what it had to offer. That being said, it did not take me a long time to fall in love with the two properties I own. As such, Roland is thorough in his search, responsive and has great negotiation skills. My satisfaction with Roland has always been positive. He also helped me find a tenant to my apartment in Manhattan in 2012. I recommend him 100%.

4/10/15 Michelle Quiroz


Roland is been helping me for years for my rentals and he is not only very knowledgeable but also charming and on top the real estate game! I would recommend to any of my friends and acquaintances.

4/01/2015 - Pietro Quaglia


Sold to & Found a tenant for a home.

Mr. Levin is an outstanding Realtor. My experience with him in buying my apartment and leasing others were a very positive one. He is professional, courteous, knowledgeable, patient, and personable. He gets things done quickly and stays on top of communication with you and other realtors, related companies, etc. He keeps his clients up to date on the housing market, tips on how to purchase or sell a home, and other tidbits you as a homeowner will need to know. I will always recommend him to anyone who needs a Realtor and will procure his services in the future if needed.

03/28/2015 - Galina Ruzhansky


a Condo home in 2015 in Chelsea, New York, NY.

Roland helped us to purchase and sell high-end condos in Manhattan. We had limited time frame and needed to buy in a short period of time. He understood our criteria and found us a perfect home right away. Roland is very knowledgeable in his business, he does go the extra mile for his clients and he is very tenacious. He is very good at keeping you informed about the ins and outs of the Real Estate Market and he is always ready to provide extra thoughtful services to his clients.

03/28/2015 - Natalia Markova


Roland is an exceptional broker and one of the most outstanding people I have worked with. His professionalism, devotion to the job, speed of response, and trustworthiness is truly exceptional. I have been in touch with Roland over the years, and it amazes me how willing he is to provide advice and go the extra mile even when there is not likely to be a deal at the end. I do not need to “have my guard up” when working with Roland – I know he has his clients’ best interests at heart, and that he is in the business for the long-term relationships, not to make a commission. He is also the most patient and tireless broker I have come across in New York. Thank you Roland for all of your hard work!

Helen
Finance


Luca Orlandi –  “LUCA LUCA” International Fashion Designer,  New York - Milan

New York,  June 2012

 

Over the past few years I have worked with Roland Levin on several real estate deals.

I can only speak highly of his competence and seriousness in the business.

What I believe distinguishes Roland from the rest of the real estate world is that he has an amazing and incredible general culture  that allows him to analyze and understand every body’s needs and point of view. I have been able to discuss with him real estate projects of different nature and very unusual.  Thanks to his great open thinking process he has always been able to understand them immediately. Furthermore he found me the home where I am currently living. It is a two floor house on top of a 12,000 square feet roof that I consider one of the most special homes of New York City. He understands how to find gems in a river of thousand stones.

Luca Orlandi,

International Fashion Designer

 

Jean Reno – International Film Star,  Paris – New York

 Zofia Reno – Super Model, Paris – New York

New York,  September 2011

 

In 2006 we started looking for an apartment in Manhattan downtown. We ask Roland Levin to help us and advice us in our search. He took time in understanding our needs and taste. We didn't need to run around that much as he really got what we needed and showed us really the one's we could have wanted to buy!!! The moment we found the place he was very present in helping us getting it well executed .Today, we can say it has been an exceptional place to live and the best investment we have ever made as it has already almost doubled it's value.

Very best,

Zofia and Jean Reno, International Film Actor

 

Claudio Campaner – Attorney, Florence, Italy

New York,  May 27th 2011

 

Dear Roland,

It was a pleasure to meet you and have your cooperation.

You have been a realtor very professional and efficient in helping me to make my investment property.  And you’ve been and you’re a realtor very professional and efficient in helping me in all the requirements relating to investment management (rent, maintenance, etc.).  And I also appreciate your constant availability and friendliness.

Best regards,

Claudio Campaner

 

Brandt Portugal – Banker, New York

New York, April 2011

 

Roland Levin is a great broker.  He is a full service salesperson who truly seeks to understand the needs of his clients and find appropriate real estate solutions.  He goes above and beyond to get to know a client and find him/her the right fit.  Roland doesn’t stop coverage after a sale is complete.  He ensures that the closing goes smoothly and that you are happy even after the sale.  He seeks to build long-term relationships. 

Brandt Portugal

Citi Private Banking

 

Violet Aldaia – Financial Services, New York

New York, 2005

 

Hi Roland,

Working with you to find my first home in Manhattan was a great experience.  You've always demonstrated the utmost professionalism and I appreciate that you kept in touch and provided sound real estate advice all these years, since 2005.  I would highly recommend you to anyone looking for an apartment in Manhattan. 

I still carry the key chain with the Scottish Terrier you sent me after the closing!

Take care,

Violet Aldaia

 


My husband and I really felt like we could trust Rafael. Throughout the process of buying a condo he was was readily available, always on time, and really paid attention to details. He has a great eye for noticing details of a property that are outstanding and/or need to be fixed before closing. He is also extremely knowledgeable about the business of real estate and the properties he deals with. We felt lucky to work with him and would recommend him to anyone looking to buy a home in NYC.


Liz & Paul buyers

We worked with Rafael on both the purchase of our new home, and the sale of our former home. It was one of the smartest decisions we made. Rafael, aside from being a pleasure to work with, is also extremely knowledgable about the market and particular neighborhoods. He was tireless in finding the right buyer for our home which was not the easiest task, and was indispensable during the purchase of our current home. He also referred to us to a mortgage broker who was also a real pleasure to work with and steered us through that process without much stress. And as we pushed towards our double closing and our buyer had to put the date off Rafael kept all parties focused and made sure that everybody in the complicated chain of sales was protected. At the closing the representative from the title company commented that it was the happiest and most fun closing he had been to in ten years, and that is all because Rafael kept us all in good spirits through the whole process. He even kept us calm as we had to move in the aftermath of a blizzard! We can't imagine working with anybody but him. This is never an easy process but with Rafael we avoided the horror stories that are unfortunately becoming the norm in this city. John Bowen and Kristin James - Sellers and Buyer


In this tough economy its can be pretty impossible to sell your home even in the most desirable places. The stress of preparing to show the home, waiting for qualified buyers and then actually following through with the sale can be exasperating. But working with Rafael made it nearly effortless.

Rafael made selling my home a top priority. He was available to speak with at all times. He cared that the people who purchase the home were the right fit for the new community and helped me relocate as well, to a place where I am extremely happy. 

His follow through and knowledge of business transactions regarding real-estate are top notch. Truly trustworthy.I'd recommend him again and again.

Kathryn Magski - Seller


We moved to the Williamsburg neighborhood of Brooklyn after retirement to be near our daughter. We were fortunate to have Rafael as our real estate agent. Rafael was not just interested in the technical specifications we requested in a condo, but also saw to all the details that make a purchase right for you. Rafael showed us property after property, guiding us all the way with his knowledge of the various neighborhoods and developments. His attention to construction details and layout issues gave us the confidence we needed to make the move from Ohio. We have lived here a year and a half now, and can truthfully say this was the right property for us. Rafael was sincerely interested in our happiness and comfort, and remains a dear friend of ours to this day.

Mike and Mary Meehan buyers


Rafael, is a pleasure to work with he helped me find my first Apt. in
Brooklyn, he has a superior knowledge of the New York real estate market
coupled with his superb negotiating skills, always providing me with
flawless service. Every phone call and email was returned promptly and every
question answered to my satisfaction.

Stavit Young, buyer.

Rafael is the best real estate agent and we are so lucky to have met
him. His enthusiastic personality, hard working attitude and wealth of
knowledge helped us immensely as first home buyers.  Rafael not only made
sure that we purchase the most suited place for us but continuously helped
us with anything we needed after. Rafael helped us getting an amazing banker
that helped us with our refinance 3 years later (we got an amazing interest
rate).  He guided us through out the transaction and made sure that we
understood every step. I highly recommend Rafael to anyone who is looking
for a great and honest agent.  YES, he is the MAN. "

Buyer - Jeny Lin Williamsburg

The first time  that I stepped into the New York city, I knew that I wanted to buy a condo, even a small one.  In the spring of 2006, my agent, Rafael Malka, let my dream come true.  During the buying process, Rafael taught me a lot and made sure that all the details have been taken care and everything went smoothly.  Later, when I needed to rent out the condo, he did an excellent job and found wonderful tenants.  I  believe that not only did I gain  a good agent but a true friend who I can count on when I need  advice and help.

thanks,

Lisa Lin - buyer and owner


Rafael is one of the few great brokers out there.  He is remarkably honest and incredibly knowledgeable and hard working.  Thanks for all of your help!

Ezra Gardner - Owner

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