About Me

In November 2009, on the heels of national 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. By 2012, he'd recorded over $100 million in single-unit resale transactions, and climbed the ranks to become top-producing broker at a #1 ranked boutique NYC firm.

Michael continues to increase his pace with over $95 million in contract and closed year to date. He has been recognized for his extraordinary success in a starring role on HGTV's 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 public City records.

While marketing properties, Michael has achieved top price per square foot on more than 80% of his transactions. His clients acknowledge multiple deals where his final result equaled millions more than his competing broker's best projection - projections made by highly-regarded real estate professionals. Media like The New York Times, Wall Street Journal and 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 Sales and Marketing Director for his family's luxury hotel development company, Graves Hospitality, where he 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, PlatinumStatus with Marriott Hotels, President's Circle with Carlson Hospitality and others.

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

 

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133 East 64th Street, PHA

Upper East Side, New York

$14,850,000

3 Beds | 4 Baths | 1 Half Bath

Listing ID: 1779631

Contract signed

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, 10FL

Flatiron District, New York

$7,750,000

Loft | 4 Beds | 4 Baths

Approximate Sq. Feet: 4,600

Listing ID: 1771665

Contract signed

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

240 Park Avenue South, 3A

Gramercy - Union Square, New York

$3,825,000

2 Beds | 2 Baths

Approximate Sq. Feet: 1,581

Listing ID: 1700334

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

241 Lafayette Street, 4FL

SoHo - Nolita, New York

$2,850,000

Loft | 1 Bed | 2 Baths

Listing ID: 1829774

Tempo, 300 East 23rd Street, 17A

Gramercy - Union Square, New York

$2,750,000

2 Beds | 2 Baths

Approximate Sq. Feet: 1,221

Listing ID: 1639513

Contract signed

Gramercy Starck, 340 East 23rd Street, 10M

Gramercy - Union Square, New York

$2,595,000

3 Beds | 2 Baths | 1 Half Bath

Approximate Sq. Feet: 1,609

Listing ID: 1669429

Contract signed

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

425 West 50th Street, 15A

Midtown, New York

$1,950,000

1 Bed | 1 Bath

Approximate Sq. Feet: 776

Listing ID: 1840136

Contract signed

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

Harbor House, 130 Jane Street, 3J

West Village - Meatpacking District, New York

$1,795,000

2 Beds | 2 Baths

Approximate Sq. Feet: 1,300

Listing ID: 1772190

Contract signed

The Savannah, 250 West 89th Street, 15J

Upper West Side, New York

$1,550,000

2 Beds | 2 Baths

Listing ID: 1848059

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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