THE TAVIVIAN GROUP
The Tavivian Group is pleased to present its comprehensive guide for buying a residence in
New York City. The Group, founded by brothers Ariel and Yair Tavivian, has the experience
and market insights to navigate these tumultuous markets and maximize value for buyers
and investors. Buyers will receive these services along with a thorough education on the
purchase process to inspire the right decisions.
We differentiate ourselves by providing a complete range of services which allows our cli-
ents to progress through the process of closing on attractive properties in the most time
efficient manner. Our strong negotiating skills ensure that our clients secure the very best
deal. Our plan outlines how we work and the services that we offer to help ensure a
smooth and successful purchase. Enclosed you will find the following:
1. Services for our buyers and investors
2. The steps to purchasing
3. What to buy
4. Building categories
5. Apartment types
6. The value of being pre qualified
7. The search criteria
8. Condominium closing costs
9. Co-op closing costs
10. Glossary of terms
Our goal is to work with each individual client within the framework of our proven process
to achieve outstanding results and outstanding value over time. Nothing pleases The Taviv-
ian Group more than finding unique properties that suit the buyer’s needs and that reflect
Ariel & Yair Tavivian
Co-founders and Associate Brokers
The Tavivian Group
Services for • An initial in-depth interview to understand your particular needs, goals, lifestyle require-
Our Buyers ments, time frame and budget.
• A thorough education on market trends, pricing, property types, neighborhoods, and the
steps in the purchase process so you’re always well prepared.
• Continuing research on new properties that come to market until your perfect home is
found and then reacting quickly to secure it.
• Intensive market research to show all necessary details on a property from the building
financial history as well as comparable sales data in the building and surrounding area.
• Top notch professional referrals to lenders, financial experts, attorneys and title service
• Concierge services for private transportation, interior designers, decorators, contractors,
architects and moving companies.
• A winning negotiation strategy to secure the very best price.
• Expert board package preparation so you won’t get turned down.
• Upcoming new developments and first-phase releaser prices.
• Upcoming information regarding areas and neighborhood zoning changes and city
• 1031 Exchange guidance and coordination.
• Private transportation and accommodation assistance for foreign investors.
• Ongoing market research of interest areas.
• Full service range of brokerage services.
• Valuation analysis for conversions and renovations.
• Offers are made orally in New York City. When you have found the right property, a bid
The Steps to Purchasing or offer will be placed through your agent. They will convey your offer to either the seller’s
agent or to the seller directly.
• The seller may counter your offer. This will begin a negotiation process that will eventu-
ally lead to a meeting of the minds, at which point price, terms, and closing date have been
• A real estate attorney is required in all property transactions in New York City. Contact
an attorney familiar with real estate in Manhattan to represent you. The seller’s attorney
will begin preparation of a contract of sale and during that time your attorney will begin to
examine the financial condition of the building in which you wish to purchase. Your real
estate agent can assist you in finding experienced attorneys.
• After your lawyer concludes that the financial condition is satisfactory, the by-laws of the
building are acceptable to you, and that the contract of sale is also acceptable, your attor-
ney will allow you to sign the contract. At that time you will usually be required to present a
deposit of 10% of the purchase price. The contract plus the deposit will then be forwarded
to the seller for signature. This money will be held in the seller’s attorney’s escrow account
until closing. It is important to note that until all parties have signed the contract, and it
has been delivered, the seller can still entertain and accept other offers
• If financing, you should move forward with your loan application. Your real estate agent
can assist you in finding a mortgage broker. It is advised that you pre-qualify for a mort-
gage with a brokerage firm prior to beginning your housing search.
• By now you will have received from your real estate agent the board requirements and
application materials. The application materials can be similar for a cooperative and con-
dominium. However, the actual process is quite different. You will need to complete all of
the required materials which typically include an application, a financial statement signed
by a CPA, all requisite support for your financial statement, three years of tax returns, bank
statements, letters of personal, financial reference and professional reference, the contract
of sale, bank documents (if financing) indicating that your loan is in place, etc.
• When your package is finished, it will be reviewed by a Douglas Elliman Manager, and
then assuming it is complete, it will be forwarded to the managing agent for review. Upon
determination that it is in order and that credit checks were acceptable, it will be forwarded
to the Board of Directors. No applications will be accepted by a Managing Agent unless
they are complete.
• In the case of a cooperative if your application meets initial approval, you will be invited
to be interviewed by the board or by an interviewing committee. This is a serious matter
and not to be taken lightly and it should be treated as a business meeting.
• After approval by the board you are ready to begin the planning for your closing.
• In the case of a condominium there is generally no formal interview.
What to Buy Each unit is individually owned and is used as a personal residence or can be rented out as
an investment property. Subject to the regulations of the condo board which is the gov-
erning body for the building made up of individual owners. The owners are able to deter-
mine their own rental price and lease length. This is an easy approval process. You more
rights, you can transfer deed to family members, sublet or re-sell easier. More control over
building maintenance and development issues and tend to have lower monthly common
charges. Condominiums typically have a higher purchase price per square foot.
As in a condo each unit is individually owned however individuals actually own shares in
the building based on their apartment’s size and value. The owners don’t own the deed to
the property as one would in a condo. This is a much more complicated approval process.
They tend to have the most stringent rules and regulations with respect to rentals, apart-
ment construction and renovation and may have resale restrictions. They tend to have a
higher monthly maintenance fee and higher tax deductibles. They usually have a lower
purchase price per square foot. There is less legal and financial responsibility for building
maintenance and development.
These buildings tend to be larger buildings, such as high rises with the highest level of se-
curity. They also offer the highest level of convenience and comfort because someone is
there to take and hold your packages, dry cleaning, scheduled drop offs, or anything else
you might need while you are out. If you are new to Manhattan, delivery is a way of life
on the island. Also, you should consider that mail and packages will not be left without a
signature. There are three types of doorman buildings: luxury high rise, standard door-
man, and part time doorman.
• Luxury high rise buildings have more than one doorman, usually a full staff of attendants,
and offer concierge like hotel services. Top amenities can include a washer and dryers,
private health club, pool, sun deck, children’s playroom, laundry facilities to name a few but
each building will vary.
• Standard doorman buildings have someone on duty 24 hours a day and will provide an
extra level security and convenience but they do not offer the added amenity services or a
• Part time doorman buildings typically have a doorman for the day shift but rely on security
cameras or some form of high tech security system at night like a virtual doorman.
These buildings do not have a doorman on duty although some may have an elevator at-
tendant. These buildings are considered somewhere in between a doorman building and
a walk up with respect to quality, comfort and security. They often have laundry in the
building and a security system such as an intercom. These buildings are typically more
moderately priced and are not as expensive as a doorman building but not as inexpensive
as a typical walk up. Some elevators also have live in super attendants which is another
Walk up Building:
These buildings do not have a doorman or elevator. They can be brownstones or town-
houses which are 4 to 5 stories, can be above storefronts which are generally one or two
stories, or low rise buildings that are free standing 4 to 5 stories. They are the most afford-
able living accommodation in the city, however as a result they have minimal amenities.
Most walk up buildings have a double front door security system and some have elaborate
systems such as intercoms and cameras.
The physical architecture of the building types described above can vary dramatically and
Building categories knowing what to expect for each of these properties will help you narrow down your search.
The building categories can generally be categorized as one of the following:
Brownstone, Townhouse or Mansion:
Most date back to the late 1800s and early 1900s and were originally built as single fam-
ily homes. While the single family home still exists which range from three to five stories,
many have since been converted into several apartments per building. Largely considered
the historic gems of Manhattan these apartments are known for their architectural charac-
ter and offer an alternative to a standard high rise or modern apartment. They typically
have hardwood plank floors, high ceilings with exposed beams, crown molding and working
or decorative fireplaces.
Except for new construction these properties were at one time commercial spaces that
have been converted for residential living and can range from 5 to 20 stories. The homes
inside are typically large open spaces and can vary in their degree of architectural charac-
ter. Many lofts are intentionally left raw with their freight elevators and original columns in
place allowing the renter to convert the open space in living areas. Increasingly renovated
or newly constructed lofts are available that offer the same high end amenities like a gym,
concierge, laundry to name a few which can found in luxury high rise buildings.
These are representative of any building built prior to World War II. These buildings are
often characterized by their elaborate architecture and extensive detail. They typically fea-
ture high ceilings, hardwood floors and decorative elements such as fireplaces and original
details. It is quite common to find these properties to have a 24 hour doorman or elevator
These are representative of any building built post World War II. They are known for their
simple design and well divided space. They offer a more modern living space than the typi-
cal prewar building. These buildings usually have laundry facilities in the basement of the
older buildings or on each floor in newer buildings. Doorman services and other amenities
vary from building to building.
Refers to any building that stands 20 stories or more and was typically built in the latter
part of the 20th century. These buildings tend to offer standard shaped apartments, known
as cookie cutters, and vary in the level of services and luxury.
Refers to any building that is typically between 12 to 20 stories.
Refers to any building that is typically between 4 to12 stories. These buildings may also
have standard shaped apartments and are usually walk up or elevator buildings. Most have
laundry in the building and feature video intercom systems.
Apartment types Is a one room apartment where the bedroom and living room are in the same space are
know for their efficiencies. Depending on the room size, the kitchen may either be a sepa-
rate room or simply found along a wall in the same room.
Is similar to a studio in that it is composed of only one room but it also offers an open area
adjoined to the living room space which is typically used for sleeping. An alcove studio is
sometimes known as a junior 1 bedroom or an L-shaped studio because the layout resem-
bles the shape of the letter.
Flex (convertible) Two:
Is a one bedroom apartment that has enough space usually in the living room to put a tem-
porary also known as a pressurized wall in order to convert the larger room into a second
bedroom. Converted Apartments contain a large open space generally in the living room
that can be converted to create an additional bedroom or dining room)
A one bedroom apartment with an additional alcove space in the living room that is gener-
ally used as a dining room or converted into a second bedroom.
This is an apartment that is specific to prewar building that has the following 6 rooms: a
living room, formal dining room, kitchen, plus two full sized bedrooms and a small third
bedroom, typically referred to as the maid’s room. Classic 7’s and 8’s are also available and
provide one or two additional full sized bedrooms.
Before you visit any apartments unless you intend to pay all cash, it is important that you
The Value of Being
are pre-qualified with a mortgage lender that lends in New York City. You will have a bet-
ter understanding of the actual price range that you will be able to afford. Offers will be
much stronger with a pre qualification from a recognized mortgage lender. By being pre-
qualified you are giving yourself a competitive advantage over other buyers and will speed
up the actual closing process. Prior to beginning your search for a New York City home or
investment property, it is essential to be aware of the financing requirements for non cash
buyers. Whether choosing to work with a mortgage bank or broker the information below
will prepare you.
US Residents and • Personal data like your full name, address, and Social Security number will be needed.
Resident Aliens • The amount and source(s) of income for all borrowers. Most recent checking and savings
bank statements. Two years of tax returns, employment letter verifying your start date
and annual salary including bonus. If self employed you will need a letter from your CPA or
attorney verifying your salary and net worth
• Information on all assets such as checking and savings accounts, stocks and bonds, re-
tirement plans, and other real estate owned. List of other liquid or non-liquid assets. Most
recent asset portfolio, 401K or retirement fund statements (if applicable).
• Information on all outstanding debts and any other financial obligations.
• Information concerning loans or debts that have been paid, plus any other references to
good credit use and history.
• Typically 6 months of mortgage payment reserves for loans less than $650,000 and 12
months for loans greater than $650,000.
• There are numerous mortgage loan programs available from 30 year fixed to 3/1 to 10/1
ARMS’s. The typical down payment that is usually required is 25% to 35%.
• There is financing available for tourists, visitors and residents of other countries without
a U.S. address or U.S. job.
• A valid unexpired foreign passport is required. A I-94 is required only when the foreign
national is in the U.S. at time of application or closing. An International Credit Report is
• Proof of Income, tax returns, pay stubs, etc. are required for income and assed documen-
tation. Stated Income is also available. You will need to prove the
verification of your deposit. The down payment and closing costs must be verified with a
U.S. institution. Reserves can be verified with a foreign institution with a 6 months history.
Your account statements are also required.
• Typically 6 months of mortgage payment reserves for loans less than $650,000 and 12
months for loans greater than $650,000.
• There are numerous mortgage loan programs available from 30 year fixed to 3/1 to 10/1
ARMS’s. The typical down payment that is usually required is 25% to 35%.
Note: Information above is a general overview for foreigners seeking to obtain
financing. Requirements for financing can vary depending on the individual buyer
SEARCH CRITERIA CHECK OR COMMENT
US Residents and
Ownership: condo, co-op, condop
Grid or neighborhood
Price range: minimum to maximum
Maximum monthly charges
Apt type: Apt. loft, townhouse or
Pre war pr post war
Number of bedrooms
Number of Bathrooms
Minimum floor: low to high
Additional rooms: office, maids room,
dining room, etc
Condition: mint, needs renovation or
Washer and dryer
Light, views and exposure
Type of layout
BUILDING CRITERIA’S CHECK OR COMMENT
Full time, part time, no Doorman
Elevator or walk up
Children’s play room
Wheel chair accessible
Parking and or garage
Multi floor laundry or central laundry
Roof deck and public outdoor space
For the Seller For the Purchaser
Broker: Typically 6% Buyer’s Attorney: Consult your attorney
Own Attorney: Consult your attorney Bank Fees: $350-$750
Processing Fee: $450+ Application Fee: $350
NYC Transfer Tax: Processing Fee: $330
Residential: Appraisal Fee: $300-$1,500 (depending on
Up to $500,000 = 1% sales price)
$500,000+ = 1.425% Credit Report Fee: $10.10 single/$15.20
Up to $500,000 = 1.425% Bank Attorney: $650-$750
$500,000+ = 2.625% Tax Escrows: 2 to 6 months
Admin. Fee: Recording Fees: $250-$750
Non-Deed Transfers (i.e., Co-ops) = $50 Fee Title Insurance: Approx. $450 per
Residential Deed Transfers= $75 $100,000 of sales price under 1M, +15% on
Commercial Deed Transfers = $165 $1M or more
NY State Transfer Tax: $4 per $1,000 Mortgage Title Insurance: Approx. $130
of price per $100,000 of mortgage amount
NYS Equalization Fee: $75 Municipal Search: $350-$500
Pick-up/Payoff Fee: $250-$500 Mansion Tax: 1% of entire purchase where
UCC-3 Filing Fee: $100 price is $1,000,000 or more.
Miscellaneous Condominium NYC Mortgage Tax (paid by borrower):
Charges: Vary by building a. Mortgage less than $500,000 = 1.80%
b. Mortgage $500,000+ on 1-3 family resi-
Note: For condominiums in new devel- dential dwelling = 1.925%
opments, the Purchaser will pay costs c. Mortgage on all other property over
normally paid by the Seller. These in- $500,000.00 = 2.80%
clude Seller attorney fees as well as NYC ADDITIONAL REAL ESTATE EXPENSES
and NYC Transfer Taxes. Common Charge Adjustment: Pro-rated
for the month of closing
Real Estate Tax Adjustment: Pro-rated
depending on when the tax is collected
Miscellaneous Condominium Charges:
Vary by building
Short Term Interest: Equal to interest for
balance of month in which you close
For the Seller For the Purchaser
Co-op closing costs
Broker: Typically 6% MORTGAGE CLOSING COSTS
Own Attorney: Consult your attorney Buyer’s Attorney: Consult your attor-
Co-op Attorney: $450+ ney
Flip Tax: Typically 1% to 3% of price (if Bank Fees: $350-$750
applicable) Application Fee: $350
Stock Transfer Tax: $0.05 per share Processing Fee: $330
Move-out Deposit/Fee: Varies by Appraisal Fee: $300-$1,500
building (depending on sales price)
NYC Transfer Tax: Credit Report Fee: $10.10
Residential: single/$15.20 joint
Up to $500,000 = 1% Bank Attorney: $650-$750
$500,000+ = 1.425% Lien Search: $250-$350
Commercial: UCC-1 Filing: $100
Up to $500,000 = 1.425% Mansion Tax: 1% of entire purchase
$500,000+ = 2.625% price where price is $1,000,000 or more.
Non-Deed Transfers (i.e., Co-ops) = $50 ADDITIONAL REAL ESTATE EXPENSES
Residential Deed Transfers= $75 Miscellaneous Co-op Charges:
Commercial Deed Transfers = $165 Vary by building
NY State Transfer Tax: $4 per $1,000 Recognition Agreement Fee: $200+
of price Maintenance Adjustment: Pro-rated
NYS Equalization Fee: $75.00 for the month of closing
Pick-up / Payoff Fee: $250-$500 Short Term Interest: Equal to interest
UCC-3 Filing Fee: $100 for balance of month in which you close
Miscellaneous Coop Charges: Vary by
Below are some practical terms and definitions you might come across when looking for an
Glossary of Terms apartment in New York City
A legal relationship between a principal and his agent arising from a contract in which the
principal engages the agent to perform certain acts on the principal behalf.
A gradual paying off of a debt by periodic installments.
An opinion or estimate of the value of a property.
The amount of tax or special payment due to a municipality or association. This is applicable
in condo buildings and co-ops where assessments can often amount to significant monthly
Regulations established by local governments describing the minimum structural require-
ments for buildings. Codes include foundation, roofing, plumbing, electrical, and other
specifications for safety and sanitation.
Promises written into deeds and other instruments agreeing to performance or nonperfor-
mance of certain acts and/or requiring or preventing certain uses of the property.
A rejection of an offer to buy or sell, with a simultaneous substitute offer.
A written document, property signed and delivered that conveys title to real property. It is
usually signed and handed over during closing.
A conveyance of real estate to a third party to be held for the benefit of another. Trust
deeds are commonly used in some states in place of mortgages that conditionally convey
title to the lender.
An instrument that transfers title from one party (grantor) to another party (grantee) with-
out providing public notice of change in ownership. Recording is essential to protect one’s
interest in real estate.
A deed that contains a covenant that the grantor will protect the grantee against any and
all claims. It usually contains covenants assuring good title, freedom from encumbrances
and quiet enjoyment.
Amounts paid to the lender at the time of origination of a loan to account for the difference
between the market interest rate and the lower face rate of the note. Each point equals
1% of the loan principal.
Any right to or interest in land that affects its value. This includes outstanding mortgage
loans, unpaid taxes, easements and deed restrictions.
Interest or value that the owner has in real estate over and above the liens against it.
A separate bank account segregated from a broker’s own funds in which the broker is re-
quired by state law to deposit all monies collected for clients.
The party to whom the title to real property is conveyed is the grantee or the buyer.
Anyone who gives a deed is the grantor.
A physical scrutinizing review of property or of documents.
A charge against property making it security for the payment of a debt, judgment, mort-
gage or taxes. A lien is a type of encumbrance. A specific lien is against certain property
only, while a general lien is against all of the property owned by the debtor.
The theoretical highest price a buyer, willing but not compelled to buy, would pay and the
lowest price a seller, willing but not compelled to sell would accept.
Personal Property (personalty):
All property that is not realty. Property that is movable and not fixed to land and can also
be called chattel.
An instrument authorizing a person to act as the agent of the person granting it.
Evidence of ownership that the owner of land is in lawful possession.
A title free of any clouds, liens, or other possible interests against it.
An examination of the public records to determine the ownership and encumbrances affect-
ing real property.
A tax paid upon the passing of title to property or to a valuable interest.
A legal mechanism for local governments to regulate the use of privately owned real prop-
erty by specific application of police power to prevent conflicting land uses and promote
orderly development. All privately owned land within the jurisdiction is placed within des-
ignated zones that limit the type and intensity of development permitted.
The Tavivian Group is a new breakthrough force in NYC real estate. Our fresh approach,
The Tavivian Group comprehensive service and unique solutions are designed to meet our clientele’s needs and
goals; Our team’s success in the residential, commercial and international arenas is fueled
byproved experience and market knowledge. These invaluable assets, combined with the
exceptional resources available to us, enhance our effectiveness in creating the most re-
warding, value – driven real estate experience possible.
The Tavivian Group’s expert deal – making is complemented by our strong belief in building
long – term client relationships. We are not just here for one transaction, but for success
over time as your real estate needs evolve. We’re proud to have built a loyal client base of
prominent developers, landlords, investors, leaders in fashion and finance, and individual
buyers and sellers.
THE POWER OF TWO
Twin brothers Yair and Ariel deeply know, love, live and breathe real estate – their great-
estpassion. Sharing the same dedication and enthusiasm for their work which inspired their
partnership, they complement one another with their respective personalities, skills and
Prudential Douglas Elliman is a member of the Prudential Real Estate Affiliates, Inc., a sub-
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sidiary of Prudential Financial. Since 1875 Prudential Financial has helped people around
the world achieve financial securities and piece of mind by providing a broad range of asset
management, insurance, securities and employment services. Prudential. Prudential’s dis-
tinctive rock logo and name are among the most recognized brands on the US.
Prudential Real Estate Affiliates is located in 50 states and Canada with more than 2,200
offices, 64,000 sales professionals, 643,000 transaction sides and over 200 Billion in sales
volume in 2007. That same year the relocation group served nearly 800 corporate clients,
completed nearly 250,000 transactions, served more than 45,000 transferees and enjoyed
a 94.5% satisfaction rate.
The firm we work with has over 3,500 agents in over 60 offices with a full complement of
real estate services which include: Residential Property Management, Residential Sales Bro-
kerage, Residential Rental Brokerage, Retail and Commercial Sales & Leasing, Relocation,
Development Marketing Group, Mortgage Brokerage, Title Insurance, Settling-in Services
and Senior Housing.
• We are the NUMBER 1 BROKER in the area
• We have THE LARGEST CUSTOMER BASE in the tri-state area
• Our reach allows us to find your buyer wherever they may be, locally, nationally or
• Huge listing inventory attracts more buyers
• Our extensive training and technology programs keep us on the cutting edge
• Our targeted marketing and advertising helps display your home to the appropriate
• Our award winning website showcases your home to millions, captivating buyers and
delivering time sensitive information so they can make an informed decision
• Our all inclusive firm ensures you have a seamless stress free experience
THE TAVIVIAN GROUP WITH PDE SHARE THE SAME CORE VALUES OF:
• Integrity and the highest ethical standards
• Mutual respect and trust in our working relationship
• Innovation and encouragement to change the status quo
• Communication that is open and consistent
• Teamwork and meeting our commitment to one another
• Performance with a recognition for results
Committed to a culture founded on professionalism, competence, teamwork,
empowerment, mutual respect, trust and service excellence.
An expert at the art of deal-making, Ariel streamlines even the most intricate
transactions so that all parties make money and walk away satisfied. He believes
that the right combination of price, amenities, size and location exists in every
property match, and works his magic in bringing all factors of a deal together
to create a win-win situation.
A former award-winning soldier in an elite intelligence research unit in the Israeli
Defense Force, Ariel traveled the world learning many different cultures, which
inspired his extensive dealings with foreign clients. Whether he is selling condos,
marketing new projects, conducting quality assessments or orchestrating
complex commercial deals, he brings seasoned negotiating savvy to the table
to ensure the best result.
Sharp, creative and strategic-minded, Yair is a marketing specialist who’s
handled wonderful luxury Israeli properties in both the U.S. and Europe, setting
the perfect stage for his natural transition in the NYC marketplace.
Yair, formerly in the Israel Defense Force concentrating in an elite Air Force
Intelligence Unit, possesses a great understanding of the international
marketplace. His constant watch on market activity, new developments, co-ops
and condos help inspire the most informed decisions, while his expert marketing
and negotiating optimize results for property owners.
New Development Specialist
Francis brings solid real estate experience to The Tavivian Group. Francis’ spe-
cialty is in innovative, quality housing that includes condominiums and new
developments. He has an extensive background in sales, project manage-
ment, development planning, market research and consulting from concept to
completion. He devotes hard work, great focus and strong dedication to his
clients for results that exceed their expectations. Prior to real estate, Francis
worked in apparel technical design, development and project management for
Nike, where he developed a design sensibility and understanding that is unique
in the brokerage field. With real estate, development and market knowledge
being his passion he brings a wealth of knowledge and experience to ensure the
Noam Gottlieb keeps a close watch on the market and up to date on the latest
trends to always see new opportunity for his clients. Inspired by the potential
and reward of real estate investment, he provides comprehensive analysis and
guidance to help buyers and sellers get the best value. Originally from Israel,
Noam learned valuable skills in the intelligence department of an elite Air Force
unit while in charge of 25 soldiers as a manager and mentor. Upon moving to
New York City, he transferred those interpersonal skills to the restaurant busi-
ness, then worked for an international security consultancy heading a team
that created an advanced officers course. Highly organized, motivated, hard
working and dedicated, Noam will go above and beyond to help clients achieve
their goals. His full-service capabilities and thorough approach make the real
estate process seamless and enjoyable. As a vital support member of The Tav-
ivian Group, Noam has found his perfect “home” in the world of New York real
estate, where he can best utilize and implement his knowledge and expertise.
“I love the energy of the city,” says Noam. “You walk down the street and see
people who are entrenched in an exciting, fast-paced lifestyle, and you feel like
anything can happen.”
Specializing in luxury rentals and sales in New York City, Sahar Ziv offers cli-
ents extensive knowledge with years of experience in real estate.Hard working,
detail oriented, tenacious and responsible, Sahar works closely with buyers,
sellers and renters, until their price is met, and their ultimate goals are fulfilled.
Known for never giving up on a deal, Sahar understands the art of negotiating
as well as he does the importance of customer service, a skill he perfected in
the hospitality industry working at a boutique luxury hotel. Born and raised in
Israel, Sahar has lived in Manhattan for over eight years. He strives to educate
his clients on the uniqueness of various neighborhoods, and on the state of
the overall market with his exclusive market reports covering rentals and sales
trends of the past 10 years. When not focused on work, Sahar is an Aikido
instructor and enthusiast for martial arts. He also enjoys the excitement of
travel, and thrill of riding motorcycles.
Client Satisfaction Coordinator
Roslyn Friedman is a longstanding broker with extensive experience in both the
residential and commercial real estate markets. She teaches real estate at New
York University, Property Shark, Baruch College and CityTech as well.
An Upper East Side resident, she strives to help others achieve the same con-
tentment in their real estate decisions, drawing upon her own knowledge as
well as the incredible resources and support available to her at the group.
Upbeat and friendly in her demeanor, Roz is honest, loyal and reliable in the way
she conducts business and she brings the utmost integrity to all her dealings.
She adhere’s to each buyer’s and seller’s best interest at all times, to build con-
fidence and trust in her relationships. Roslyn holds a BA degree from Brooklyn
College, having spent an academic year at the Hebrew University in Jerusalem.
She received her MA in Media Ecology (theoretical communications) from New
York University. Outside of work, Roslyn swims nearly every day, and delights
in taking full advantage of the cultural, intellectual and social opportunities that
surround her in New York City, a home she loves.