Category: Inspiration & Business Leadership

New York Design Spotlight: Michael Aram

Michael Aram Home Brings Modern Energy and Timeless Tradition to NYC’s Luxury Real Estate Interiors

In Hindi, “aram” literally translates as “ease”. Hindi speakers use the word to connote gentle movement with peace, love and care. This is exactly the ethos award-winning artist Michael Aram evokes in his timeless metal-ware, home-ware and fine jewelry designs. Read more…

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Remembering Zaha Hadid

Remembering Zaha Hadid Cultural Center, Baku Azerbaijian by Zaha Hadid - Photo: iStockphoto/Asurobson

“People think that the most appropriate building is a rectangle, because that’s typically the best way of using space. But is that to say that landscape is a waste of space? The world is not a rectangle.” – Dame Zaha Hadid

Recently, when I learned the sad news of Dame Zaha Hadid’s passing, I was reminded of the moment in 2015 when Read more…

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Top Luxury Travel Guides for Weekend Getaways

Top Luxury Travel Guides for Weekend Getaways The French Alps and Lake Geneva as seen from Nyon, Switzerland | Photo: Tony Sargent NYC (C) 2016

I recently returned from a last-minute trip to Switzerland to visit family. Since my brother, sister and close family friends live near Geneva or Zurich, whenever I travel to Switzerland I’m lucky to get an insider’s take on where to eat, shop and play.

Where do you go when you need an insider’s guide to your destination’s top luxury design hotels, foodie hot-spots, designer boutiques and galleries? Obviously a Lonely Planet guide isn’t going to cut it. These four guide series Read more…

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Joseph Dirand Shares His Design and Architecture Secrets With Shaun Osher

In 2014, award-winning Parisian architect sat down with CORE’s CEO, Shaun Osher to share his inspirations and secrets and which infuse his created spaces with innovative qualities that are a unique expression of his vision relative to each project’s location and also express his own cultural roots.

I’m consistently inspired by CORE’s ability to teams up with the best in architecture, design, development and staging to bring the best marketing and fresh approach to each of our clients’ properties and projects. For more information on how my team and CORE would bring our custom bespoke marketing model to best serve your real estate needs, contact me at Tsargent@corenyc.com or via the contact form above.

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Grand Central Grandeur – Its Secret Rooms and History

To the thousands of New Yorkers and visitors who pass through Manhattan’s Grand Central Station, there is always a moment of silence and awe when they see the grandeur of it. For those who know that once it was doomed to be destroyed and even after it was saved, the walls and ceiling were dingy, the windows obscured by black paint from World War II, to see it today is breathtaking.

This short video by Above New York takes you into Grand Central’s secret rooms and is a reminder that behind the scenes in our great city, thousands toil unseen to make New York the wonderful home that it is for millions and the dream of many more.

Grand Central Grandeur from Above York, LLC on Vimeo.

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New York Fridays: The People & Places That “Keep It Real”

While we all love luxury real estate and New York’s high-end stores and restaurants and many of us are fortunate to experience this luxury level of living, each day as we wake, go to work, have fun, watch a show, there are 8 million other people in this great city of ours who are “Keeping it Real”.  Like all of us, they go about their days doing their job and making a difference.

Every week I have the fortune of going in and out of luxury homes and buildings. In between I may be in my Uber or a Taxi or if traffic is a bear, the subway. When I pause to look up from my phone, there are people everywhere – from all nations and cultures around me.

It is the people of New York which makes New York so amazing and gives it its unique energy and style.  People come here many times for a new life. With hope from all walks of life and all nations they come here – we come here to make a difference. It’s what inspires me each day – if I can make a positive difference in my clients’ lives and help them realize their real estate dreams, then I can feel I was able to give them the gift of moving into the next chapter of their lives smoothly, and with confidence.

New York inspires me every day to be better, to grow and to give back. So here’s my debut of New York Fridays – A tribute to this great city, its people and places. It may be a moment to share a photo, a video, a story of someone I’ve met that week.  Or perhaps you may want to share your photo or story? This 2 minute video clip made me smile with joy – for it reminded me of how I fell in love with New York in 1985, on a visit from college to the city for an interview. As I walked out of Grand Central the buzz of the city and its people caught me by surprise. I never  looked back. I hope this video will make you smile and fill your Friday with joy. It has mine.

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Inspiration | Is Technology Ruining Your Productivity? | How To Start The Day

As technology brings us all closer together and provides us the opportunity to email, text, phone, follow up, respond, request at a nano-second’s notice, I’ve found that as a luxury real estate broker in Manhattan the urge to respond immediately to every email and inquiry is huge and it definitely pays off to do so in many cases, however there are also costs to doing so all the time. Part of my increased productivity recently has been to start my day in a more pro-active and focused manner vs. looking at my cell phone first thing and rushing to answer emails. It’s extremely hard not to, given how client-focused I am but it’s working.
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