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Consistently a top producing and record setting broker, Michael Graves was recently honored in "The Real Deal's" Top 75 New York City Agent List of 2014. Douglas Elliman's CEO and Real Estate Mogul, Dottie Herman, stated in 'The Real Deal' (New York City's largest Real Estate Publication), "Michael is the real deal. He's savvy, knowledgeable, and he knows the New York City market inside and out."

In November of 2009, on the heels of a national and global recession, classical guitarist and composer Michael Graves burst onto the residential real estate scene shattering price per-square-foot records in luxury buildings citywide from Tribeca to the Upper West Side. Within in two years, he'd recorded over $100 million in single-unit resale transactions, and climbed the ranks to become top-producing broker at a #1 ranked NYC firm.

Michael continues to increase his pace with currently $280 million in listing inventory as well as $175 million in contract and closed YTD for 2014. He has been recognized for his extraordinary success in a starring role on HGTV's family friendly reality TV series, "Selling New York," where over four episodes he closed five deals, breaking four records and totaling more than $20 million in sales. This perfect performance on the program remains unmatched, and is chronicled in NYC Public Records.

While marketing properties, Michael has achieved top price per square-foot on more than 80% of his transactions. His clients readily acknowledge his success, citing multiple deals where his final result equaled millions more than his competing broker's best projection - projections made by highly-regarded real estate professionals. Renowned media outlets like The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, and The Real Deal also seek out and feature Michael for his extensive market knowledge and record-breaking deals. Investors, developers, and homeowners alike appreciate his engaging personality and his expertise in selling unique high-end properties intelligently and creatively.

Michael credits his razor-sharp marketing and negotiating skills to a lifetime of experience in business, academia, hospitality, and the fine arts. Prior to residential real estate, he was the Sales and Marketing Director for his family's luxury hotel development company, Graves Hospitality, where Michael formed strong relationships with valued corporate clients in the Midwest and on the East Coast. His work led the company to receive top accolades such as Travel & Leisure's "World's Best Hotels," ESNY Lumen Award, "Gold Reserve of Top Hotels" by Conde Nast Traveler, three Gold Key Awards from Interior Design and Hospitality Design, Platinum Status with Marriott Hotels, as well as the President's Circle with Carlson Hospitality.

A proud husband and father of twins, Michael enjoys spending his free time at home or traveling internationally with family. He is also an accomplished classical guitarist and composer of film and concert music. His music has received rave reviews and has been heard around the world, with world premiere performances at Carnegie Hall. His music for solo piano is currently on an international tour with world renowned pianist Alexander Moutouzkine. Michael graduated with the highest honors from New York University where he received Masters Degree's in Composition & Theory as well as Scoring for Film & Multimedia. He is the recipient of several academic awards including the American Music Center's CAP Award, NYU's Honor Scholar Award and The Founder's Day Award.

 

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416 Washington Street, PHB

TriBeCa, New York

$14,995,000

Loft | 4 Beds | 3 Baths

Approximate Sq. Feet: 3,592

Listing ID: 1917739

Stella Tower, 425 West 50th Street, PHD

Midtown, New York

$13,995,000

4 Beds | 3 Baths | 1 Half Bath

Approximate Sq. Feet: 3,455

Listing ID: 1872901

Walker Tower, 212 West 18th Street, 18C

Chelsea, New York

$10,520,000

2 Beds | 2 Baths | 1 Half Bath

Approximate Sq. Feet: 2,104

Listing ID: 1807283

17 West 17th Street, 3FL

Flatiron District, New York

$6,950,000

Loft | 3 Beds | 3 Baths | 1 Half Bath

Approximate Sq. Feet: 4,600

Listing ID: 1873830

The Catherine, 236 West 24th Street, PH

Chelsea, New York

$6,950,000

3 Beds | 2 Baths | 1 Half Bath

Approximate Sq. Feet: 2,432

Listing ID: 1921278

Stella Tower, 425 West 50th Street, 14F

Midtown, New York

$6,200,000

3 Beds | 3 Baths | 1 Half Bath

Approximate Sq. Feet: 2,199

Listing ID: 1840140

Contract signed

Stella Tower, 425 West 50th Street, 10A

Midtown, New York

$6,000,000

2 Beds | 3 Baths

Approximate Sq. Feet: 2,219

Listing ID: 1894332

Contract signed

Stella Tower, 425 West 50th Street, 11A

Midtown, New York

$5,900,000

2 Beds | 2 Baths | 1 Half Bath

Approximate Sq. Feet: 1,806

Listing ID: 1845572

Stella Tower, 425 West 50th Street, 16A

Midtown, New York

$5,800,000

2 Beds | 2 Baths | 1 Half Bath

Approximate Sq. Feet: 2,277

Listing ID: 1894391

Contract signed

Stella Tower, 425 West 50th Street, 15F

Midtown, New York

$5,750,000

3 Beds | 3 Baths | 1 Half Bath

Approximate Sq. Feet: 2,199

Listing ID: 1851259

Stella Tower, 425 West 50th Street, 11B

Midtown, New York

$5,400,000

2 Beds | 2 Baths | 1 Half Bath

Approximate Sq. Feet: 1,784

Listing ID: 1840132

Contract signed

Stella Tower, 425 West 50th Street, 14E

Midtown, New York

$5,250,000

2 Beds | 2 Baths | 1 Half Bath

Approximate Sq. Feet: 1,727

Listing ID: 1840137

Contract signed

Stella Tower, 425 West 50th Street, 10F

Midtown, New York

$4,500,000

2 Beds | 2 Baths | 1 Half Bath

Approximate Sq. Feet: 1,821

Listing ID: 1845628

Stella Tower, 425 West 50th Street, 11F

Midtown, New York

$4,400,000

2 Beds | 2 Baths | 1 Half Bath

Approximate Sq. Feet: 1,809

Listing ID: 1840134

Contract signed

Stella Tower, 425 West 50th Street, 12H

Midtown, New York

$4,400,000

2 Beds | 2 Baths | 1 Half Bath

Approximate Sq. Feet: 1,851

Listing ID: 1840141

Stella Tower, 425 West 50th Street, 16C

Midtown, New York

$4,350,000

2 Beds | 2 Baths | 1 Half Bath

Approximate Sq. Feet: 1,727

Listing ID: 1820276

Stella Tower, 425 West 50th Street, 10G

Midtown, New York

$4,350,000

2 Beds | 2 Baths | 1 Half Bath

Approximate Sq. Feet: 1,883

Listing ID: 1894347

Contract signed

Stella Tower, 425 West 50th Street, 14B

Midtown, New York

$4,000,000

2 Beds | 2 Baths | 1 Half Bath

Approximate Sq. Feet: 1,565

Listing ID: 1894378

Contract signed

Stella Tower, 425 West 50th Street, 15E

Midtown, New York

$4,000,000

2 Beds | 2 Baths | 1 Half Bath

Approximate Sq. Feet: 1,727

Listing ID: 1894388

Contract signed

The Catherine, 236 West 24th Street, GARDEN

Chelsea, New York

$3,750,000

2 Beds | 2 Baths | 1 Half Bath

Approximate Sq. Feet: 1,572

Listing ID: 1921255

240 Park Avenue South, 6A

Gramercy - Union Square, New York

$3,700,000

2 Beds | 2 Baths

Approximate Sq. Feet: 1,581

Listing ID: 1700322

Contract signed

240 Park Avenue South, 3A

Gramercy - Union Square, New York

$3,675,000

2 Beds | 2 Baths

Approximate Sq. Feet: 1,581

Listing ID: 1700334

Stella Tower, 425 West 50th Street, 15B

Midtown, New York

$3,400,000

2 Beds | 2 Baths | 1 Half Bath

Approximate Sq. Feet: 1,393

Listing ID: 1894384

Contract signed

241 Lafayette Street, 4FL

SoHo - Nolita, New York

$2,850,000

Loft | 1 Bed | 2 Baths

Listing ID: 1829774

The Catherine, 236 West 24th Street, 4

Chelsea, New York

$2,750,000

1 Bed | 2 Baths

Approximate Sq. Feet: 1,273

Listing ID: 1921273

Contract signed

Stella Tower, 425 West 50th Street, 11C

Midtown, New York

$2,500,000

1 Bed | 2 Baths

Approximate Sq. Feet: 1,228

Listing ID: 1840133

Contract signed

The Catherine, 236 West 24th Street, 3

Chelsea, New York

$2,250,000

1 Bed | 2 Baths

Approximate Sq. Feet: 1,283

Listing ID: 1921270

Stella Tower, 425 West 50th Street, 11E

Midtown, New York

$2,200,000

1 Bed | 1 Bath | 1 Half Bath

Approximate Sq. Feet: 1,104

Listing ID: 1894354

Contract signed

Stella Tower, 425 West 50th Street, 14A

Midtown, New York

$2,200,000

1 Bed | 1 Bath

Approximate Sq. Feet: 992

Listing ID: 1894377

Contract signed

The Catherine, 236 West 24th Street, 2

Chelsea, New York

$2,050,000

1 Bed | 2 Baths

Approximate Sq. Feet: 1,283

Listing ID: 1921264

Stella Tower, 425 West 50th Street, 15A

Midtown, New York

$1,950,000

1 Bed | 1 Bath

Approximate Sq. Feet: 776

Listing ID: 1840136

Contract signed

Stella Tower, 425 West 50th Street, 10D

Midtown, New York

$1,900,000

1 Bed | 1 Bath | 1 Half Bath

Approximate Sq. Feet: 1,158

Listing ID: 1820487

Contract signed

Stella Tower, 425 West 50th Street, 11H

Midtown, New York

$1,800,000

1 Bed | 1 Bath

Approximate Sq. Feet: 934

Listing ID: 1894356

Contract signed

Cycladic Islands, Chora, Andros, GREECE

Upon Request

2 Beds | 2 Baths

Approximate Sq. Feet: 1,400

Listing ID: DE08499

Michael Graves

Michael Graves

Licensed Associate Real Estate Broker


485 Madison Ave

New York, NY 10022

Office: 212.572.3107

Mobile: 212.932.2222

 

 

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