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From a young age, Brett Michaels has been self-motivated and driven by passion and success. In 2009, after working for a top architect in Westchester, Brett ran a renovating company for two years, coincidentally named Rockstar Renovations. He then moved to Brooklyn to focus on Global Marketing and Entrepreneurial Studies at Pace University in the Financial District. He worked full time at Grande Harvest Wines in Grand Central Terminal, where he grew a passion for wine and spirits. Always eager to learn, Brett began the rigorous process of becoming a certified sommelier. His love for wine brought him to The Inn at Pound Ridge by Jean-Georges, working as a mixologist behind the main bar and junior sommelier. In addition, he was part of the management team at Vine and Company, a local wine store, where he shared his knowledge and passion by hosting wine and spirit classes. Brett’s love for architecture and hospitality is what led him to real estate. He brings the same work ethic, drive, courtesy, and attention to detail that helped him succeed in other facets to the real estate industry in New York.

With Brett’s background in hospitality and entrepreneurial studies, he devotes himself to provide an elevated level of service to his clients by anticipating his clients’ needs and understanding their individual interests. He is able to connect and provide a dedicated, unparalleled professional service and glide his clients with clarity and focus through the vast New York City real estate market. He supplies his clients with a plethora of market knowledge to keep them informed and ensure they move into the best apartment on the market.

Brett has contagious energy, and is someone who loves to help others and make them happy. He has become intimately acquainted with most of the neighborhoods in Manhattan, but his favorites are Chelsea, West Village and Tribeca. In his free time, you can find him volunteering in the U.S. and impoverished countries, traveling, exercising, snowboarding, catching up with friends, as well as exploring and relaxing at new restaurants.

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New York Towers, APT 16MN Co-operative in Kips Bay  

3 Bedrooms
2 Bathrooms
N/A Square FT

This sun-filled 3 bedroom/2 bath with a separate home office is located high on the 16th floor, has wonderful light, open city views, and a tremendous amount...

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Park South Lofts, APT 10C Condominium in Midtown South  

1 Bedrooms
1 Bathrooms
919 Square FT

A MUST SEE! This desirable, mint condo with 11-foot-high ceilings is both luxurious and charming!A large kitchen opens up to a window-lined dining and living...

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Nine52, APT 419 Condominium in Midtown West  

1 Bedrooms
1 Bathrooms
755 Square FT

Immediate Occupancy! One of a kind layout, corner unit 1 bedroom boosts a lot of windows! High ceilings make this residence feel beyond its square footage! F...

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254 PARK AVE S, APT 11R Condominium in Flatiron  

Studio Apartment
1 Bathrooms
506 Square FT

BACK ON THE MARKET!! Welcome to 254 Park Avenue South, a premiere luxury condominium in the heart of the city. Situated on the border of Flatiron, Gramercy...

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$775,000 in contract

310 W 56TH ST, APT 12E Co-operative in Midtown West  

Studio Apartment
1 Bathrooms
N/A Square FT

Light! Light! And more light! Wake up to morning sunlight. Dine under evening city light. Enjoy coffee/tea on your marble breakfast bar. Share a bottle ...

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2 Horatio Street, APT 12D Co-operative in West Village  

Studio Apartment
1 Bathrooms
N/A Square FT

Sun, views and quiet abound in this rarely available high floor studio in a full service Bing and Bing building. This quiet gem boasts beautiful hardwood flo...

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56 JANE ST, APT 2G Co-operative in West Village  

Studio Apartment
1 Bathrooms
N/A Square FT

Situated in the heart of historic West Village, this charming studio has been completely reimagined. Located on a quiet tree lined brownstone block, the reno...

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230 W 79TH ST, APT 43N Multi-Family in Upper West Side  

2 Bedrooms
2 Bathrooms
1,500 Square FT

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The Epic, APT 47F Multi-Family in Midtown South  

Studio Apartment
1 Bathrooms
N/A Square FT

Charming alcove studio with floor-to-ceiling, floor-to-ceiling windows displaying breathtaking views of the cityscape, river, and Empire State Building. This...

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101 WARREN ST, APT 2230 Condominium in Tribeca  

2 Bedrooms
2 Bathrooms
1,611 Square FT

New to the Market at 101 Warren Street Condominium, this spacious triple mint two bedroom, 2. 5 Bath, 1,611 square foot apartment offers river, park and city...

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Tribeca House, APT 2101 Multi-Family in Tribeca  

1 Bedrooms
2 Bathrooms
1,434 Square FT

$6,655 in contract

Columbus Square, APT 11A in Upper West Side  

2 Bedrooms
0 Bathrooms
1,090 Square FT

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Address Beds Baths SQ ft Price
212 East 48th Street, 7th Floor 2 1 N/A
333 East 43rd Street, Apt. 1016 1 1 600
201 East 17th Street - IN CONTRACT 1 1 N/A
340 Dean Street - IN CONTRACT 0 1 668
Address Beds Baths SQ ft Price
7 Hubert Street 2 2 1,787
301 East 50th Street, 12th Floor 2 2.5 1,833
247 West 87th Street 2 2 1,330
247 West 46th Street 2 2.5 1,400
10 West End Avenue, 26th Floor 2 2 1,329
10 West End Avenue #16-K 2 2 1,350
550 West 54th Street, Apt. 663 2 2 889
123 East 54th Street, 9th Floor 3 1.5 N/A
101 West 24th Street, 10th Floor 1 1.5 793
175 East 96th Street 2 2 1,200
215 East 59th Street, 2nd Floor 3 2 1,100
100 South 4th Street - Loft 0 1 720
625 West 57th Street, 3rd Floor 1 1 745
500 West 30th Street 0 1 550
4615 Center Boulevard 2 2 1,016
10 West End Avenue Apt. 8-C 1 1 810
150 East 44th Street - Apt. 15-E 1 1 749
26-14 Jackson Avenue 2 1 N/A
125 West 31st Street, Apt. 47-F 0 1 N/A
625 West 57th Street, 5th Floor 0 1 N/A
143 West 30th Street 1 1 643
165 East 35th Street 2 1 N/A
160 East 23rd Street 1 1 N/A
365 Bond Street, Apt. B322 1 1 N/A
260 West 54th Street 0 1 N/A
255 West 22nd Street 1 1 N/A
301 East 45th Street 1 1 800
322 West 57th Street 0 1 569
325 Lexington Avenue 0 1 496
20 Exchange Place - Apt. 1110 0 1 650
90 Washington Street Apt. 11-H 0 1 586
119 West 104th Street, #1W 2 2 1,000
25 West 13th Street, 3rd Floor 0 1 425
425 Grand Avenue 1 1 N/A
440 Tenth Avenue 1 1 N/A
135 East 54th Street, Apt. 3C 0 1 N/A
155 East 38th Street 0 1 418
1635 Lexington Avenue 1 1 801
534 W 50th Street 1 1 N/A
457 West 57th Street 0 1 N/A


Brett has changed our perception of NYC brokers for the better (much better). He is genuinely attentive to our apartment needs and never wasted our time. He efficiently scheduled multiple viewings on the weekends and evenings for us, clearly and thoughtfully answered all our questions (i.e. how the approval process worked, the difference between a condo and rental building, etc.), helped us negotiate a more affordable all-in rent, was impressively very well-prepared during the closing meeting with our lessor’s broker, and has been very responsive to emails (I email him often, and he is always accommodating and friendly). Furthermore, he provided us with a moving company to work with (along with a referral discount), which again helped us save time, money, and undue stress. Throughout our apartment search process, he did not pressure us to sign anything prematurely, and he respected our budget by showing us a variety of apartment locations, styles, and amenities (both fee and non-fee apartments). We certainly will work with Brett going forward, as he is an extremely amiable individual who worked diligently to find the most suitable apartment for us. - Joyce and David

Brett is an absolute pleasure to work with - professional, knowledgable, and friendly. My fiance and I needed to find a new apartment in Brooklyn on a very short deadline. Not only did we sign the lease and move into our new place in less than a week, but the apartment Brett found us is absolutely beautiful, within our budget, and in our ideal neighborhood. We couldn't be happier! Brett made a daunting process much easier, and went out of his way to work with our schedule. Thank you Brett! - Melanie and Liam A.

I discovered Brett while searching for an apartment during my first move to the big city. Being a non-NYer for 45 years one can imagine the emotions during this process...scared and overwhelmed to say the least. I reached out to Brett with my first inquiry on a Saturday evening, pleasantly surprised to be met with an immediate response. My questions—all 50 of them—were answered thoroughly and helped me feel a bit more at ease about the entire process. Next step...actual showings, led by Brett himself. We continued to work together for the next couple of months. Like most busy professionals, time is precious and he always found a way to make showings happen. Always punctual, after business hours, during lunch, and as needed working around my schedule. Brett appeared to have a great rapport with at least one person at every place we visited, from the door men to the leasing office. I found his enthusiasm for his job to be infectious. He was always responsive, professional and articulate. He made me feel comfortable when I started the process a bit unsure, took the time to listen to what was important to me, always remained honest and transparent, and never held back on the pros and cons of each rental. Most importantly he helped me find the best value for my budget without ever being too salesman like or overly aggressive. He knows the market. I would absolutely recommend Brett to anyone looking for their next home/business space and will continue to use him personally for any of my real estate needs. He definitely lives up to his Rock Star name... Brett Michaels, Thank you! - Jennifer

We were impressed with Brett’s energy and responsiveness. I did not present an easy challenge given my travel schedule and specific “asks”. Brett accepted the challenge with enthusiasm and professionalism. He did not waste a moment of my time and was extremely efficient. He clearly listened carefully to my needs and completed a great deal of prep work so that our time together was valuable and could drive to a decision. He has deep relationships amongst the brokerage community and was able to successfully negotiate terms that were mutually acceptable under a time constraint. I am confident that I found the right apartment at the right price due to Brett’s professionalism and knowledge. Brett has our highest recommendation, and we would be happy to furnish more details if you would like additional information. - CG

Brett is by far the best broker I have ever worked with - he is the consummate professional and as his client, you are always well-attended and cared for. He really listens to what is important to you, and is able to hone in very quickly on options that really fit your budget and lifestyle. You will always feel like you are his #1 priority, and he always has answers to your questions, or knows where to get them and quickly reverts with the information you requested. He knows the real estate landscape exceptionally well, and it is clear that he loves his work and loves helping his clients. He is authentically committed to helping you find your new home, and in addition to having a great broker looking out for your interests, you feel like you've also gained a true friend along the way. I will recommend Brett to everyone who is looking for a qualified and trusted broker. - NS

I've lived in 5 majors cities and the service from Elegran Real Estate was phenomenal. Brett Michaels is hands down outstanding. His empathetic personality catered to my demanding needs. I specifically told him what I wanted and he delivered. Brett's due diligence and knowledge of the real estate market made me feel comfortable, trusting, and educated to make my decision. Prior to meeting Brett, I was anxious and extremely stressed from the entire rental process. I will refer every friend and colleague of mine to Brett Michaels in the future. Call him and prepare to be taken care of by a truly hospitable broker! - Ty C.

The Elegran team is absolutely stellar. Brett Michaels is a rockstar and made the entire process end-to-end pleasant and flawless. Everything was confirmed and delivered ahead of expectations and we were happily moved into our gorgeous new apartment within a week.
Moving in New York is a nightmare -- no one disagrees with that -- but working with Elegran and Brett and the rest of the team was honestly such a fantastic experience. They are really knowledgeable about the options you have and how to help their clients with the application process. You absolutely cannot go wrong with working with this company.
Super professional and understanding staff . Definitely the best of the best for real estate agents in New York and I would totally work with them again when the time comes. - Susan L.

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