Ari Harkov leads the Harkov Lewis Team, one of the top-producing teams at the firm, in the industry, and in the nation. Consistently ranked in the top 250 teams in the US by the Wall Street Journal and REAL Trends, the Harkov Lewis Team represents developers, individual buyers and sellers, major landlords and property owners, and tenants in the sale and lease of properties throughout NYC. One of New York City's elite power brokers, Ari is well respected and well known as one of the preeminent experts in the residential real estate market in NYC and offers his clients a rare degree of negotiation skills, market knowledge, customer service, and sophisticated pricing and valuation expertise.
Ari and the Harkov Lewis Team work with a wide array of clientele from first-time homebuyers to professional athletes, celebrities, business executives, and seasoned investors on the sale and purchase of coops, condos, and townhouses throughout Manhattan and Brooklyn. The team's extensive experience, skill set, structured and business-minded approach, discretion, and market knowledge all come together to deliver exceptional service and results that consistently exceed client expectations.
In the new development arena, Ari and the Harkov Lewis Team bring a unique, hands on boutique approach that distinguishes them in the industry and has led to considerable success . The team is currently the exclusive sales and marketing team for an exciting collection of developments in Manhattan and Brooklyn. Working with developers throughout the entire development process from pre-development to sellout, Ari and the team advise on target buyer profiles, optimal unit mix, fit and finish recommendations, unit layouts, on-site staffing requirements, pricing strategy, as well as creative marketing and branding campaigns.
One of the fastest rising agents ever seen at the company and in the industry, Ari was awarded the coveted Rookie of the Year award by the Real Estate Board of New York and named by Crain's as one of the top five residential brokers to watch under the age of 30 in New York City. He is now an expert contributor for the Daily News with his own regular column on market trends and insights, a member of the Good Morning New York national radio show, and is regularly quoted in the press, including recent features in the Wall Street Journal, New York Times, New York Post, Daily News, The Real Deal, CityBiz, Curbed, Brick Underground, DNAInfo, Realtor and Brownstoner. Ari is also frequently called upon to lecture on industry matters and teach including panels and seminars for Chase, CitiBank, Ivy League clubs, REBNY, Inman, and Halstead.
Ari holds an MBA with honors from Columbia University, a BA with honors from Vassar College, and is a part-owner in a bar/restaurant in Brooklyn. He resides in Park Slope with his two sons, wife, and dog, and is a passionate vegan and animal rights activist, traveler, and runner.