A Global Team with New York Expertise

Our New York office and international affiliated offices are strategically placed around the globe. Our multilingual team is unique in that it has local New York real estate expertise and knowledge in dealing with a diverse global clientele.

Dedicated Team

Manhattan Boutique Real Estate
405 Lexington Avenue, 8th Floor
New York, NY 100174 USA
Phone: 1-212-308-2482 Ext. 1
Cell: 917-517-2316
Fax: 1-646-390-3256
Email: jb@mbreny.com
SKYPE: joanbrothers

Joan Brothers
President & Licensed Real Estate Broker

“There is nothing more exciting than connecting fascinating people to spectacular homes and investments in our great city!” Joan loves the process from the first hello to the art of negotiation to handing keys over for each apartment.

With a combination of  International focus from family interests, an MBA, corporate experience at Mitsui, and an introduction to real estate, Joan began focusing her energies and entrepreneurial spirit nearly 20 years ago in the residential real estate business.

Joan founded MBRE as a boutique firm by choice, “We keep our roster small so we can give our clients the attention they deserve.”

Joan helps both American and International clients have their New York City real estate assets work for them. Excelling in luxury condominium rentals and sales, corporate relocations, and pre-construction sales. Joan and her clients have enjoyed access to every major new construction property built in NYC.

The combination of her ability to do financial analysis and negotiation, plus her International flair and intercultural understanding, make her a key mentor and ally for any client who wants to navigate the complex NYC real estate market.

Joan’s experience includes brokering commercial office space, retail leasing, building sales, real estate consultation and raising capital both in equity and debt from institutional investors such as Goldman Sachs, Citibank and Oppenheimer for developments.

Successes include being voted into “Who’s Who in Luxury Real Estate,” and for having represented many high profile entertainment, diplomats, financial and business people worldwide.

Joan lives in Manhattan and is a Master Certified Negotiation Expert (MCNE), an active community member of the Asia Society, Civitas, China Institute, The Real Estate Board of New York (REBNY), and Sutton Area Community (SAC). She serves on the Board of Directors for her building, her child’s PTA and the East Midtown Neighborhood Coalition. Joan is an avid lover of the Asian cultures and has beginner knowledge of Mandarin.

Joan is a graduate of Miss Porters School, has a BA from Boston College, MA and an MBA from UHBS- Paris, France and University of Hartford, Hartford, CT.

Real Estate History and Work Experience in New York City, NY:

•Manhattan Boutique Real Estate. Inc., Broker of Record. 2013-present
•B & A, Salesperson 1996-2000, Associate Broker 2000-2006
•Mitsui & Co., Steel Trading Division, Marketing Associate, 1993-1996
•MASSPORT, Massachusetts Port Authority, Trade Development Unit, Asian Trade Representative Intern, (Boston, MA) 19
•Member, REBNY (Real Estate Board of New York)


•Licensed Real Estate Broker – NY and NJ (Owner of company)
•Women Business Enterprise (WBE) – New York City Certified – MBRE
•Women Business Enterprise (WBE) – New York State Certified – MBRE
•Women’s Business Enterprise National Council (WBENC) – Nationally Certified – MBRE
•Certified Negotiation Expert (CNE)– Real Estate Negotiation Institute – Joan Brothers
•NYC HPD M/WBE Affordable Housing Developers – Capacity Certification Series (Capacity Building Course) 2016
•NYC SBS – NYC Mentorship Course 2016
•Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Business Program, Cohort 2017- Certificate in Entrepreneurship
•NYC Small Business Services (SBS) Construction Mentorship Program

Owner of MBRE, Architect by trade and Real Estate Broker
405 Lexington Avenue, 8th Floor
New York, NY 100174 USA
Phone: 1-212-279-0550
Fax: 1-212-279-4015
Email: wqbinter@gmail.com
website: www.wqbarchitecture.com

Bill Brothers
Owner of MBRE, Architect by trade and Real Estate Broker

Bill has an extensive knowledge of the vast New York City market and real estate trends. Based on his expertise in real estate and architecture, and real estate consulting. He is able to continually fulfill clients’ brokerage needs.

Bill is a member of the Association of Builders and Owners, REBNY, AIA and on the Board of Directors at Civitas.

A native of Virginia, Bill received his degree from Virginia Tech- Masters in Architecture.

As a residential and pre-construction architect. Bill has been involved with projects totaling over two million square feet in the New York market such as The Lenox, Fifth on the Park, and  Loft 14. In addition, Bill has built the Chatwal Hotel and has done extensive work on the Dream Hotels in New York City.  He has worked extensively throughout the United States, Russia, China and Europe.

Bill is active in numerous community based and charitable organizations:

CIVITAS   Board of Directors + Chairman of Zoning Committee
American Institute of Architects
USA Rugby East – Board of Directors
Columbus/Amsterdam Business Improvement District
NYC Community Board 8   Zoning & Institutional Expansion Consultant
Carnegie Council on Ethics and International Affairs – Privatization Project
National Gospel Music Museum – RE Consultant
American Institute of Vernacular Jazz Dance – Program Consultant
NATIONAL Housing Conference – Board of Directors
NY Metropolitan Rugby Conference   Board of Directors
Carnegie Hill Neighbors Zoning Committee
Wyckoff Heights Hospital Planning Consultant
National Realty Club
Association of Builders and Owners (ABO) of New York
National Association of Home Builders
West Side Chamber of Commerce

Equity Standard
Real Estate Broker
Cell: 917-345-9129
Fax: 1-646-390-3256
SKYPE: jdwalsh24

JD Walsh
Equity Standard, Affiliation

JD has covered the court and played the world both in real estate business and basketball.

An industry veteran for almost a decade, JD combines his expertise of serving commercial building investors, residential home buyers, and retail business owners. As a longtime resident of lower Manhattan, JD has found a niche with clients in one of the fastest rising real estate markets in the country.

As a former college and European professional basketball standout, JD has developed a bond with the local communities of NYC and globally. He is an often sought after basketball clinician in Asia, the Middle East, and Europe. His program, jdBASKETBALL, works with the US Department of State and has been mentioned on Senate record as a means for sports diplomacy.

JD is a graduate of the University of Maryland, he has obtained Masters in Real Estate Development from New York University Schack Institute of Real Estate (MS).

Manhattan Boutique Real Estate
405 Lexington Avenue, 8th Floor
New York, NY 100174 USA
Phone: 1-646-335-2495
Email: hoyt@mbreny.com

Hoyt Bateson
Licensed Real Estate Agent & Experienced Investor

Hoyt is a native New Yorker who grew up on the Upper East side and is currently living in Prospect Lefferts Gardens, Brooklyn. After studying English lit at Kenyon College, and a year living in Melbourne, Australia, Hoyt returned to New York. On home turf, he found his passion for real estate as he worked to buy and manage residential properties for his family’s investment portfolio. His favorite, to date, is when he scouted, identified, financed, purchased, renovated and leased out a 3-story house in brownstone Brooklyn and joined the wonderful community in Prospect Lefferts.

Hoyt excels at the financial side of real estate, with a talent for working up and analyzing the numbers for your investment. With his clients, Hoyt’s goal is to introduce people to the richness of New York’s kaleidoscopic cultural landscape, and support them as they achieve their dream of home ownership.

In his free time, Hoyt loves cooking, exploring new restaurants, playing basketball, and reading.

Manhattan Boutique Real Estate
405 Lexington Avenue, 8th Floor
New York, NY 100174 USA
Phone: 1-212-308-2482
Email: amy@mbreny.com

Amy Mingasson
Licensed Real Estate Agent

New business, new space, new home. The future is mobility. Responsible and meaningful moves, whether for a new home or a new business or a business exit, are what I help make happen.

I am a full service, NY state licensed real estate agent and REBNY member. I work on behalf of renters as well as sellers and buyers of residential properties and commercial properties. I am also a certified business broker. I can help you find your next home or your next business.

Helping others has always been my motivation. The breadth of my experience is a result of adapting to situations with this objective in mind.

What can I bring to the table? An extensive professional network built on quality relationships and a nuanced skillset focusing on developing deals with care and diligence.


Manhattan Boutique Real Estate
405 Lexington Avenue, 8th Floor
New York, NY 100174 USA
Phone: 1-212-308-2482
Email: xinw.wqb@gmail.com

Vivi Xin
MBRE China Consultant

Much of Vivi’s 11-year career was not spent directly in Real Estate, but in architectural and construction, including building design and renovation, construction administration, and the filing process with government agencies both in Beijing and New York City. Her 1st hand working knowledge of the local design and building process not only provides clients with a comprehensive understanding of both markets but also helps overseas buyers succeed in the New York market’s unique sales environment. She serves as MBRE’s China Consultant with her Mandarin language ability and bridging the gap with any questions clients from China have.Vivi Xin was born and raised in Beijing, China. She came to New York for her Master of Architecture at Pratt Institute. Vivi and her husband have lived in Brooklyn for years in neighborhoods such as Boerum Hill, Bed-Stuy, and Clinton Hill, where they always enjoy the people, seasons and outdoor activities. She loves to read and do yoga in her spare time. In pursuing her enthusiasm in Real Estate Development, she is currently expanding her Real Estate Finance knowledge at NYU.

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