Patricia Cliff is recognized as a leading expert both in the U.S. and internationally on the New York City and U.S. residential and commercial real estate.
Her New York real estate career began in the 1970s as an adviser to Aristotle Onassis who was developing Olympic Tower, Manhattan’s first post-war luxury mixed-use modern development in NYC. She subsequently worked on the MOMA residential tower over the Museum of Modern Art with the Chicago developer, Charlie Shaw. Patricia is regularly sought out by developers as a marketing expert for advice on their forthcoming projects. She is a licensed attorney in NYS and brings her legal expertise to each project with which she engages herself.
Patricia is bi-coastal and divides her time between New York City and the Pacific Northwest, where she consults, analyzes and advises developers and community organizations on their real estate projects. She also confidentially and discreetly consults with multi-family private offices on the disposition of family real estate holdings.
Throughout her real estate career, Patricia has been passionate about addressing the issues of homelessness and affordable housing in her community, serving on various boards and Bar Association Committees.
Her acclaimed book, “The Art of Selling Real Estate“, is the first real estate book post-2008 to offer sound, practical advice about how to adapt and succeed as an agent in challenging markets. It is often used by real estate agencies as a training manual.
Patricia was a guest lecturer for many years at New York University’s Real Estate Institute. She is a sought-after speaker at various real estate conferences, seminars and round table discussions, both nationally and internationally.
Please contact Patricia if you would like to book her for an event or a private consultation. You may also enjoy her Trendspotter Blog, shown below.
Manhattan Real Estate Report
Just in case you haven’t yet decided what you will do with your tax refund, you might want to peruse and consider this NYC collection of high end real estate! With a low end of $45 million, Manhattan real estate remains staggeringly high, despite recent price drops. Includes the Woolworth building’s “Pinnacle”, for a cool […]
Poorly Planned Statewide Rent Control in Oregon
When state governments attempt to rectify a problem with blanket legislation, there are often unintended negative consequences. Senate Bill 608 is just such a law. Well intended but poorly drafted, this bill will do little to remedy the state-wide rental housing instability crisis and is likely to increase homelessness because of a statewide cap of [...]
How First-time Home Buyers are Hedging their Housing Purchases
In a tenuous economy and an atmosphere of rising interest rates, purchasers – especially first time home buyers – are hedging their bets. Over the past ten years, they witnessed their family, friends and associates lose their homes to foreclosure, or observed them having to sell these properties for less than their underlying mortgages. [...]
Manhattan Real Estate Market Rejects Tall Skinny Skyscraper Homes
The mega expensive, super luxury high rise “asparagus tower” condos that have blighted the Manhattan skyline over the past dozen years, are now being rejected by buyers – big time. While it’s true that real estate prices nationwide have declined during the booming “Trump economy”, these particular residential buildings, with their high-level [...]
The Benefits of Cohousing
In our current political climate here in the US, many Americans are perpetually searching for a feeling of connection and meaning in their personal communities. Since housing is most successful when it provides and promotes a sense of community and belonging, it makes sense that the concept of cohousing has slowly been gaining traction in […]
Creative Housing Solutions Series: This Startup Wants to Pay your Down Payment
In keeping with our recent blog series about creative housing solutions, I decided to focus this month on an exciting new startup in the Seattle area called Loftium. Loftium proposes to pay part of the down payment on your new home, with no interest applied. You will not be required to pay them back, and […]