"We are all about our Clients"

About Manhattan Boutique Real Estate

Local Expertise and Networks with Global Knowledge

We differentiate ourselves in the New York City (NYC) condominium, cooperative and townhouse markets by how we work with our buyers, sellers, renters, and landlords. Utilizing our global knowledge and real estate expertise, we personalize our service to each of our client’s specific needs. We have represented individuals and corporations from all over the U.S. and over 50 different countries. Manhattan Boutique Real Estate (MBRE NY) is a member of The Real Estate Board of New York (REBNY).  Joan Brothers, President, has been featured in “Who’s Who in Luxury Real Estate”.  Our team has 75 years of experience and has completed over $500 million in real estate transactions.

We Go Beyond the Deal

The NYC real estate market is unique. Our clients rely on us to address fundamental needs as well as more complicated needs such as how to maximize the value of their NYC real estate. Our value-added network includes connecting you, our client, to expert accountants, attorneys, bankers, contractors, architects, school consultants, and more.

We Lead to Success

With an eye on global news and local trends combined with market expertise, we educate our clients on what makes NYC neighborhoods and properties special.

We Value Long Term Relationships

We take great pride in guiding our clients through a smooth “process” to realize their real estate vision.  We continue our relationships long after the deal is done.

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Manhattan Boutique Real Estate (MBRE): Testimonials

We’re all about our clients

Mr. Li Banker, Hong Kong/ Canada / United States

“The team at Manhattan Boutique Real Estate was very professional and helpful in every aspect. As a first-time home buyer, I was guided in every step from the search process to the closing on the property. I am grateful to have worked with Manhattan Global Properties because I was fully informed before making every decision.”

Mr. Morris Heineken International, New York / London

“Thank you for all the help and flexibility. MGP made what is often a challenge a pleasure.”

Mr. Juan Diego Florez Opera singer, Italy / New York

“Thank you for trying, you succeeded.”

Mrs. Chadha Designer, India / New York

“We felt we wanted a broker who knew the building inside out.”

The Krigers Psychologist, New York

“Manhattan Global Properties provided us with the type of trusted service that we needed. Having had previous experience only with major real estate brokerages in the past, we were extremely pleased with the concept of Manhattan Global Properties, and with the personal and dedicated services. Manhattan Global Properties has the ability to creatively come up with various marketing approaches and resources.”

The Kingdom of the Bahrain Mission to the United Nations New York

Manhattan Boutique Real Estate earned a tremendous amount of respect throughout the Bahrain Mission.”

Royal Family of Bahrain, Shaika al Kalifa and Consul General, Jamal al Rowaiei to the UN New York

“You are an excellent realtor - cheerful, patient, persistent and tireless in monitoring a variety of options to facilitate my needs and efficiency to find an appropriate and sophisticated location.

Media that highlight Joan Brothers and Manhattan Boutique Real Estate


Associations and Organizations we are proud to support and have supported in the past:

  • Asia Society – Asian Art Fair
  • Asian American Business Development Center (AABDC)
  • Asian Real Estate Association of America (AREAA)
  • Beekman Hill International School, NYC
  • Best for NYC
  • Better Business Bureau
  • Big Sisters Big Brothers of NYC
  • Certified Women’s Business Enterprise National Council (WBENC)  Supplier Diversity  and Corporate Relocations Specialist
  • China Investment Group of NY (CIG)
  • Chinese Real Estate Association (CHREA)
  • Conscious Capitalism New York – Founding Member
  • Dun & Bradstreet – Verified Business Information
  • Hispanics in Real Estate & Construction
  • JD Basketball
  • Luxe Places – Exclusive Member (New York City), Consortium of Boutique Firms Worldwide
  • Luxury Real Estate
  • Manhattan Chamber of Commerce
  • Marquis Who’s Who
  • National Association of Professional Women
  • NYC Small Business Services
  • NYS MLS, an NAR affiliated MLS
  • Pinoy relief benefit 2014
  • Real Estate Board of New York (REBNY)
  • Real Estate Negotation Institute (RENI)
  • Realtor.com
  • Founding Member of REBSEA (Real Estate & Business Social Enterprises Association) *
  • SigFinance
  • Sutton Area Community (SAC) -Taste of Sutton 2014
  • World Journal
  • World Trade Registers
  • Wounded Warriors (just 2 guys org)

* Manhattan Boutique Real Estate donates to our client’s designated charity or cause.