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Leonard Steinberg

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25: The Value of Insight and an Aesthetic Mindset with Leonard Steinberg

The Thoughtful Realtor

Leonard Steinberg pops into the inboxes of tens of thousands every single day with market insights as the Chief Evangelist of Compass and he still sells as the leader of a prolific team in New York. On top of that, he has published LuxuryLetter, a monthly report on Manhattan's downtown luxury real estate, for over 15 years. A long ways away from the little boy in South Africa. With Leonard, we talk about the value of providing insightful information, always living with an aesthetic mindset, and how his accent contributed to his success.Get in touch with Leonard!Leonard Steinberg / COMPASSls@compass.comInstagram @theleonardsteinbergteamLuxury Letter and more at https://theleonardsteinbergteam.com/


20 Aug 2020

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New York Real Estate after Covid with Leonard Steinberg

From the Ground Up - Real Estate Podcast

Bio Email: ls@compass.comIf you'd like to add someone to this morning memo, (including friends, family or colleagues outside of the Compass Family), please click here and include their full name and email address. Thank you!"Home is a hug at the end of the day""Depravation creates appreciation."About LeonardLeonard Steinberg started a firestorm in the real estate profession when he joined the small start-up technology-focused New York-based brokerage Urban Compass as company President in mid-2014 after 17 years in the industry at both Corcoran and Douglas Elliman. The 50-person company backed by Goldman Sachs, Founders Fund and a host of other private equity entities - that have since been joined by Wellington Fund, FIdelity, Dragoneer, and Softbank Vision Fund - has mushroomed in just 6 years to a 20,000-person, nationally recognized brand called simply COMPASS with over 325 offices throughout the USA and $91 billion in sales volume in 2019. COMPASS is now the third-largest privately held brokerage in the USA.Leonard has always remained in daily brokerage and changed his title to Chief Evangelist in 2018 as adapted to include several regional presidents. He embodies the new breed of modern real estate professional who provides substantive knowledge about all aspects of real estate and full-fledged, elegant, and discreet service to sellers, developers, and buyers of New York property with over two decades of experience and several billion dollars in sales. He has worked with numerous developers and their architects including Tadao Ando, Annabelle Selldorf, Cook + Fox, Rogers, Stirk & Harbor, and Sir Norman Foster to help create and market some of Manhattan's most recognizable residential landmarks.Leonard is also the Founding Vice-Chairperson of NYRAC, an industry organization created in 2018 residential real estate agents focused on elevating the consumer experience by raising the status the residential brokerage profession in New York City encouraging innovation, transparency, ethics, advocacy, influence, best practices, education, collegiality, and professional networking.


17 Aug 2020

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#044 - Leonard Steinberg - The Sage of Residential Real Estate - Can he Save our Industry Culture?

The Deal with Danny Brown

The Leonard Steinberg Team has consistently been one of the top ten teams in the nation based out of New York City.  But Leonard, Chief Evangelist at Compass, is so much more than a powerhouse luxury broker in the big Apple.  He is a sage and a source of wisdom, taste, kindness and knowledge in an industry that has been drowning in slick, gimmicky, unscrupulous brokers fueled by ridiculous reality TV shows.      In this Corona virus special Leonard takes the time to discuss the issues of our day and the hope for a new beginning where real estate brokers emerge from the crisis enlightened and ready to add value to their clients and communities.   Leonard is one of the good guys in our industry.  If you want a taste of his brilliance he writes a poignant daily blog which covers real estate, economic data, social trends, human nature and everything important. Www.theleonardsteinbergteam.com  @theleonardsteinbergteam


30 Apr 2020

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Staying Smart and Keeping Calm with Leonard Steinberg of Compass

Talking Manhattan

Compass' Chief Evangelist, Leonard Steinberg, joins Noah Rosenblatt and John Walkup of UrbanDigs to talk about the current market 'fire' in realtime and offer some perspective for the eventual recovery.


25 Mar 2020

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Episode 21: Leonard Steinberg on Proposed Rental Broker Fee Ban & His Trip to The New York Supreme Court in Albany County

Real Takk Podcast

In this episode, we have our Chief Evangelist of Compass join in on my show to discuss the State Legislature's proposed new law of banning tenants from paying the broker fee for rental properties in NYC.  He is a proponent of the brokerage community and an influential voice in our field. Here are his takeaways about his day written from his daily contemplations: 1.  You have to show up. Whining and complaining about politics is useless. Sometimes you must roll up your sleeves and get involved and make an effort. Take the time needed to get involved and have an impact. 2.  The squeaky wheel gets the grease: without fail, every politician said they listen and hear the loudest, most consistent voices most.3.  You have to be looking out for the greater good.  Yes, some special-interest lobbyists succeed to cater to their own hyper-localized issues, but politicians care most about pleasing the majority of voters.4.   Rehearse your message and be CLEAR about what you want, and ASK how the politicians plan to address your concerns.5.  Make your concerns public. A letter is easily filed or thrown away. As is an e-mail. A TWEET or social media post tagging specific politicians is PUBLIC. You cannot ignore that as easily.6.  Numbers count. A handful of people's voices matter. Several hundred or thousand voices will get REAL attention. And action.7.  Politicians are BRILLIANT at making you feel like you've been heard, that they REALLY CARE. Don't rely on words and promises.8.  Don't rely on 'others' to speak on your behalf. Most times they have other interests at heart.9.  Politicians listen closest to their constituents. They want to succeed and be re-elected.10. We hired a lobbyist. I abhorred lobbyists until yesterday: without this lobbyist, we would never have been able to as effectively identify whom to meet with and how. This lobbyist acted like a great agent and we all know how important a good agent is!As a result, the New York State Justice Mackey temporarily blocked the state’s week-old ruling that had effectively barred tenants from having to pay a broker fee, issuing at least a short-term reprieve to an industry scrambling to respond  The decision was expected to stay in place until at least March 13, when Justice Mackey has asked the Department of State to respond in court. However, this restraining order does not necessarily foreshadow that the broker fee ruling will be blocked for good. If you're interested in real estate news & politics, this is certainly an episode for you! Thank you for subscribing & listening! 


28 Feb 2020

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Throwback: Leonard Steinberg | How a Fake British Accent Provided Advantages

Agents of Compass Podcast

This conversation I had with Leonard is one of my absolute favorites.  So many personal stories from his real estate career that turned into to teaching moments. Be ready to listen with pen and paper in hand, as there are many note worthy points in this episode! Follow Leonard Steinberg on Instagram @leonardsteinbergteam


13 Jan 2020

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#2_Real estate as the new fashion with Leonard Steinberg

Maxx's Minutes

On episode two of Maxx's Minutes, I am honored to have Compass Chief Evangilist and legendary top NYC broker Leonard Steinberg (@theleonardsteinbergteam). Coming from a background in fashion and design, Leonard has built much of his business around combining those worlds with real estate. Leonard speaks on the importance of design in real estate and how architects today are using the streets and avenues of NYC as their runways. Tune in and learn more about the impact design has on real estate and how you can up your eye for design.  Leonard SteinbergIG: @theleonardsteinbergteamTwitter: @luxuryblurbhttp://theleonardsteinbergteam.com/https://www.compass.com/agents/nyc/leonard-steinberg/Maxx Crowley@maxxcrowleymaxxwell.crowley@compass.comhttps://www.compass.com/agents/nyc/maxxwell-crowley/


18 Feb 2019

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100. Leonard Steinberg Interview: It isn’t business, it’s personal; what it takes to be #1.

Top Real Estate Agents Tell How They Do It: Jere Metcalf Podcast

Leonard Steinberg, Chief Evangelist of The Leonard Steinberg Team with Compass in New York City joins Jere for our 100th episode to share what it takes to be #1. 


20 Dec 2018

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Leonard Steinberg | How a Fake British Accent Provided Advantages

Agents of Compass Podcast

This conversation I had with Leonard is one of my absolute favorites.  So many personal stories from his real estate career that turned into to teaching moments. Be ready to listen with pen and paper in hand, as there are many note worthy points in this episode! Follow Leonard Steinberg on Instagram @leonardsteinbergteam AGENTS ASK AUDIENCE: What is it about real estate that gets you up in the mornings?


17 Sep 2018

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The Future of Real Estate with Leonard Steinberg

Daniel Gershburg

To say Leonard Steinberg has had a storied career in New York real estate is a bit of an understatement. With a little over $2 Billion dollars in brokered transactions to his name, he made the leap from a comfortable existence at Douglas Elliman to become the President of Compass, then, an up and coming brokerage. We talk about everything from why he left the fashion world to pursue real estate to what he thinks the future of the NYC real estate market will look like. A thoughtful conversation about risk, passion, and remaining true to yourself within a difficult industry.


8 Feb 2018