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One Broker’s Deep Love Of Real Estate

By Peter Elston

With 40 years of success selling Manhattan’s top properties, go-to luxury real estate expert Lisa Maysonet makes waves in the red-hot Hamptons market. To better serve her longstanding New York clients, Maysonet—the tour-de-force behind Group Maysonet at Sotheby’s International Realty—is now marketing the East End’s most exclusive residences and new developments.

“This expansion into the Hamptons is exciting and energizing,” says Maysonet, who started her career in the real estate industry at Walters & Samuels when she was 17 years old. “I love the amazing homes out there. My New York buyers are out there. Now I’m bringing my deep love of real estate and global expertise with me.”

For decades, Maysonet has been a key marketing advisor to the world’s top developers, influencing the layouts of and exclusively marketing over a dozen well-known new developments and conversions, such as Park South Lofts.

In 2015, Lisa, alongside her husband and partner Gary Kabol, successfully negotiated the WeWork deal at 88 University Place for $70 million. “I’ve worked with real estate professionals, architects, and developers in markets like Hong Kong, Russia, Canada, and Israel,” she says. “I study the product, the finishes, the layouts, the development, how they do things and bring that knowledge, expertise, and passion to the homes I sell to my clients.”

Her new Hamptons office compliments her established Madison Avenue business. She has handled more than $1 billion in real estate transactions to date, along with the city’s best-known Park and Fifth Avenue addresses.

Maysonet’s outstanding real estate track record has earned her coverage in The New York Times, New York Post, People, CNN/Money,, Manhattan Living, NY Observer, The Real Deal, NY Living, Fox 5, Discovery Channel among others. Not to be overlooked are her many memberships including the Real Estate Board of New York, Long Island Board of Realtors, Associated Builders & Owners Association, Professional Women in Construction, Association of Real Estate Women, Parents League of NY, Covenant House for Homeless Teens, Children’s Aid Society, and Spirituality for Kids. She also volunteers at God’s Love We Deliver.

“I started in this business in the 1970s, and I’ve never stopped expanding,” she says. “I successfully navigated through a myriad of markets, credit crises, 9/11, and 19.5 percent interest rates. Through it all, I never stopped. It’s because I work hard for my clients. I work hard. Period.”

Here is one of Lisa’s top listings: 

A historic neighborhood in the middle of Manhattan-once known for its industrial and commercial buildings is now home to beautifully renovated lofts and brand-new developments. The district captures the impressive historic architectural details nestled among new all-glass luxury doorman buildings with amenities home to celebrities and young professionals.

Quiet tree-lined streets, a pulsating evening environment, an abundance of transportation, and the famous Union Square Greenmarket make this historic architectural neighborhood filled with a variety of cafes and world-class dining in the finest restaurants the most charming and ideal place to live. It’s energetic when you want it and so peaceful when you need it!

400 Park Ave South This luxurious condo, Number 33A, is located in the stunning all-glass NoMad condominium complex on Park Avenue. The floor-to-ceiling windows of this corner unit allow incredible light, showstopping city views, white oak wood floors, and great storage space. The windowed, open kitchen is outfitted with Miele appliances and quartzite countertops. The bathroom features marble countertops, custom vanities, and heated limestone floors.

Owners will have full complimentary access to the luxury condo amenities, including a 24/7 concierge, a 27th-floor sky lounge, a garden courtyard, a media room, a playroom, a screen room, golf simulator, conference meeting room. There’s also a state-of-the-art fitness center with lap pool, Jacuzzi, yoga room, and steam room. Price: $2.2 million.

For more information on Lisa Maysonet at Sotheby’s International Realty, visit

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