Biography

Stan Ponte is a Senior Global Real Estate Advisor and Associate Broker at the East Side Manhattan Brokerage division of Sotheby’s International Realty where he is currently ranked Fourth in sales volume.  Selling in New York City for the past 18 years Stan’s client list includes CEO’s, Philanthropists, Hedge Funders, Tech World innovators, Rock Stars and retirees.  Stan is known for his level of care, integrity and the absolute discretion he provides to his clients. 

Stan’s 18 year career working as a top performer in New York City’s White Glove firms, include his two years of management experience at a global real estate firm where he honed his business development and agent services skills.

Stan co-created a fantastic group of Sotheby’s International Realty colleagues from offices far and wide who meet regularly to share listings, clients and experiences.  His business is built on referrals from one sale to the next and from this group of real estate colleagues; be it local or global, who continue to trust him with their most valued clients.  Because Stan’s exclusive properties tend to be in all neighborhoods and across all price points, when asked what he specialize in…the answer is simple, “I specialize in meeting the needs of my clients in whatever real estate transaction they have in front of them.”

His versatility and adaptability to any circumstance or situation has allowed Stan’s success in 2012 and 2013 to exceed his clients’ expectations with a total sales volume of over $103,000,000 in Real Estate. 

Some of those property highlights include –

  • New development sales at buildings developed by Zeckendorf and Brodsky
  • 18 Gramercy Park – an extraordinary full floor residence at $17.5M
  • 147 Waverly Place – a Greenwich village penthouse for $14.9M
  • A half floor residence at 135 East 79th Street at $8.7M. 
  • Townhouse sales
    • A Greenwich Village house for $13M
    •  2 Upper East Side Houses for $7.3 and  $6.5M respectively
    • A house on the Upper West Side for $3.95M
  • Significant Coop Sales
    • A duplex on Fifth avenue at $19.5M
    • A full floor residence at the Sherry Netherland Hotel at $11M. 
  • First time home buyers and empty nesters
    • 25 sales; including studios, one, and two bedroom apartments

Stan  succeeds in his ability to provide a consistent level of service to his clients due to the excellent and professional skills of his team, Renata DaSilva and Max Collins, whose main responsibility is to ensure that all phone calls are answered, emails are responded to in a quick and efficient manner and marketing materials delivered on time.  “Real estate is about timing and having a solid team behind me allows me to keep selling while the paperwork and the marketing are all moving forward with accuracy and focus.”

“Our tailored approach to marketing is something I look forward to sharing at my very first meeting with a Seller.  We do our homework first!  From the comparable market analysis, to a carefully laid out print and e-marketing campaign  which targets the buyers and brokers who are most likely to bring the highest price that the market will bear.”

Stan’s generosity with his skills and talent has positioned him at Sotheby’s International Realty as one of the top trusted Mentors who is called upon to train and advise new recruits to the firm.  He has successfully trained Peter Goldman and Claire O’Leary and is currently mentoring Donna Almeida, Jack Hayflick and Dominic Longcroft. 

A graduate of New York University’s Tisch School of the Arts Stan is a lifetime theater lover and is an active member of the Drama League.  He was one of the founding members of the successful Broker’s Build with Habitat for Humanity NYC and is a strong supporter of the American Ballet Theater, Bailey House, the Catskill Animal Sanctuary and the American Repertory Theater at Harvard University.