Patricia Cliff has sold luxury residential real estate in New York City for more than 35 years. She began her career consulting with Aristotle Onassis on the planning and marketing of Olympic Tower, Manhattan’s first luxury post-war mixed-use condominium development. She then served in the same capacity with Charles Shaw, the Chicago developer of the architectural award-winning Museum Tower condominium, which rises over MOMA, the Museum of Modern Art. Her knowledge of ground-up new construction and marketing of luxury properties is second to none.
She is regularly sought out by developers as an expert for advice on their forthcoming projects.
Patricia has introduced buyers to every major multi-family development in Manhattan, both as individuals seeking primary residences or pieds-à-terre. She has also specialized in satisfying investors’ diverse needs in acquiring a carefully chosen portfolio of Manhattan properties. The vast experience she has garnered representing the idiosyncratic needs of individual purchasers and sellers of condominium and cooperative apartments and townhouses in Manhattan has made her a recognized leader in real estate sales of existing properties. She is consistently ranked among the top 1 percent of real estate sales agents in the United States.
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Licensed as an attorney in New York State, Patricia brings her legal analytical skills to the table in every negotiation. In this capacity, she has also served on various real estate committees, including the Housing and Urban Planning Committee at the City Bar Association. Patricia has a passionate interest in increasing affordable housing for the underserved, and has donated her time and legal expertise working with neighborhood housing associations and charities toward accomplishing this goal. She also funds many of these efforts. A portion of the proceeds from her recently published book, The Art of Selling Real Estate will be donated to support these worthwhile causes.
As a guest lecturer at New York University’s Real Estate Institute, Patricia has shared her well known expertise in the field and made her courses amongst the most popular at the Institute. Additionally she is a sought-after speaker at various real estate conferences, seminars and roundtable discussions, both nationally and internationally. Her compelling ideas with respect to proposed solutions to the national real estate mortgage crisis have made her a go-to person on panels dealing with these profound issues.
Having lived abroad for a number of years, and acquired fluency in several European languages, Patricia is an expert in identifying with the international community. In order to answer the most frequently asked questions on acquiring New York real estate, she has authored a handbook for domestic and international purchasers of real estate: “A Guide to Purchasing Real Estate in New York”, a handy 30-page instructional manual.
Patricia resides with her husband, Karl von Frieling on the Upper West Side in New York City and in the Pearl District in Portland, Oregon. She greatly enjoys the benefits of bicoastal living and authors the “Trendspotters Blog” about her observations of real estate activity and the interesting lifestyle she leads on both coasts.
It’s life enhancing to be bi-coastal: all of the excitement and business and cultural buzz of NYC and then being able to chill out in the Pacific Northwest. The Wall Street Journal found it interesting as well. Read the WSJ article here.
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