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    • Wealth Expert Robert Frank Divines the Fate of the Luxury Real Estate Market robertfrank

      By Allison Geller Robert Frank, CNBC reporter, author of two books on the über-rich and former Wall Street Journal Wealth Reporter and overseas correspondent, is a wealth of knowledge on the world’s most moneyed buyers. We asked him to read the signs of today’s ultra-high-end real estate market. 1. The Markets Are Globalizing Frank predicts … more

    • Bob Hurwitz- A Day In the Life bob-hurwitz

      There are two types of memorable dreams on opposite ends of the spectrum. The first is simultaneously so terrifying and ludicrous that you know it is a dream— because there is no way a creature with the body of a scorpion and the head of Shaq, with multicolored teeth like a Rubik’s cube, could exist. … more

    • Service & Excellence with Laura Doughty waiter logo

      Luxury real estate is, undoubtedly, a service business that requires each of us as agents to strive for excellence.  Excellence has always been a life mission for me.  I understand perfection is not only unattainable, but for me it actually sounds pretty dull.  Striving for excellence is a journey with twists and turns; failures and … more

    • APARTMENT NUMBER 12 Photo by David Kestin

      Heather Fink is on… APARTMENT NUMBER 12 Comedian and filmmaker, Heather Fink, gives Metropolitan an artist’s perception of value through a personal snapshot of her life in Brooklyn. Luxury as a term has many definitions, and while financial freedom leads to luxurious experiences, the ability to see the world through other’s eyes has tremendous value. … more

    • MIND SET brei

      Buisness2Business – A Financial Professional’s Guide To Staying Stress Free         By Brie DeChance As a business owner, I am no stranger to stress. After a long day of phone calls, meetings, and sitting in front of a computer, I am often drained and exhausted. Add the long winter months to the … more

    • Frontstage–Backstage Screen-Shot-2015-03-17-at-1.12.36-PM-288x300

      FRONTSTAGE–BACKSTAGE By Barbara Feldon When I think of Manhattan I think of Times Square. Its neon colors like garish jewelry throb   insistently, as if to say, “Look at me, look at me!” How drab the city would be without it! Every time I go there I become a tourist enthralled by towering screens, faces … more

    • STYLE | An Exclusive Interview with Peyman Umay Peyman_Umay_DDC_0407_3mt-225x300

      By Amber Snider How is dressing your body similar to designing or decorating your home? Dressing well is about two critical aesthetics: colors and proportions. Choosing the right colors that enhance one’s natural complexion—and specific shapes that show the advantages of the body and hide the disadvantages of the body at the same time—are of … more

    • DINING & DIETING DO GO TOGETHER T2

      By Tanya Zuckerbrot, MS, RD Celebrity dietitian and CEO Going out to dinner tonight? You’ve got plenty of company. On average Americans eat out about five times a week, according to the National Restaurant Association, and whether you dine out for business or pleasure one thing is clear: dining out with any regularity makes it … more

    • Sales STORIES in the City Kelly Kreth

      Top producers across NYC share some of their favorite sales stories. NICK JABBOUR, CRS, Nest Seekers International I was with a longtime client viewing a $7 million boutique condo conversion on the Upper East Side. My client, a hedge funder, had come on his lunch break and was in full suit, as was I. The … more

    • Great Weekend Getaways Venus Quintana

      Winter can’t silence the call of the weekend getaway. Fortunately, there’s no need to succumb to cabin fever. Multiple cures await, just for a night or two and with the stress of the holidays quickly approaching, an impromptu escape can be just what the doctor ordered. Here are my three favorite destinations, all within decent … more

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