Top NYC Broker Merav Shalhon Named Director Of Essential New York Real Estate

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Essential New York Real Estate announces that top New York City real estate broker Merav Shalhon has been appointed as Director of the company. With more than 20 years of experience in both residential and commercial real estate, Shalhon has proven accomplishments in customer service, program planning, market research, strategic alliances and partnerships. She specializes in the leasing and sales of luxury Manhattan cooperatives, condominiums and townhouses.

In her new role, Shalhon, 43, will handle all aspects of leasing, sales and marketing efforts for Essential’s 206,000 square-foot real estate portfolio, which includes marquee midtown Manhattan addresses such as 40 Central Park South and 41 West 58th Street.

“We are so excited to have such a seasoned professional with upstanding character at the helm of Essential New York,” said Kate Goodman, co-president of Essential New York’s parent company, ATCO Properties & Management. “We believe Merav’s enthusiasm and innovation will help propel the Essential New York brand into the future.”

Prior to joining Essential New York, Shalhon served as the in-house leasing agent for Herald Towers at 50 West 34th Street, where she handled all aspects of leasing, negotiating and marketing for the luxury rental community. There, she initiated a broker outreach program, which resulted in a 50% increase in applications. She has also served as a leasing agent for Citi Habitats and Douglas Elliman.

A member of the Real Estate Board of New York (REBNY), Shalhon is a graduate of Queens College and the Fashion Institute of Technology.Among Shalhon’s significant current listings include the following:

40 Central Park South, #11-EF. This luxurious 1,725-square-foot, two-bedroom, two bathroom unit features a 24-foot master bedroom suite with a decorative fireplace, private dressing room and abundant closet space. The home also includes a large, sunny southern terrace. Asking rent is $8,500 per month.

40 Central Park South, #17B. This exceptional one bedroom features an open island kitchen, wood burning fireplace and a balcony with Central Park views. Rarely available. Asking rent is $7,700 per month.


About ATCO

ATCO is a real estate investment and ownership platform deploying capital in select cities across the United States, with a particular emphasis on value-add opportunities. ATCO is currently deploying capital through a joint venture program with family offices and other private capital, focused on urban office and retail properties. Target markets include the Central Business Districts of Austin, Nashville, Charlotte, and Raleigh-Durham-Chapel Hill, and the metro New York area.

For over eight decades, ATCO has owned, managed, and developed a diverse real estate portfolio, primarily in and around New York City, and provided a range of services to other real estate owners. The company is in its fourth generation of family ownership, and ATCO presently owns and manages more than 20 buildings ranging from high-rise office and residential towers to retail properties, from one-story industrial structures to high tech flex buildings. The portfolio of New York City properties includes: 555 Fifth Avenue, 40 Central Park South, 41 West 58th Street, 630 Third Avenue, 381 and 373 Park Avenue South, 515 Madison Avenue and the Atlas Terminals. Nationally, the company owns properties in Austin, Texas; Chapel Hill, North Carolina; Indianapolis, Indiana; Darien, Stamford and Westport, Connecticut; Baltimore, Maryland; and Orlando, Florida. Internationally, ATCO has investments in seven European countries.

About Essential New York

Essential New York provides apartment sales, leasing and marketing expertise to individuals buying, renting or selling in Manhattan. Essential New York also provides comprehensive assistance to relocating corporate executives as well as owners, sponsors and institutions. It is a division of parent company ATCO Properties and Management, a diversified real estate firm that believes in providing the best in real estate products and services.