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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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Olmsted, The (Park West Village), APT 18P Condominium in Upper West Side  

2 Bedrooms
2 Bathrooms
1,141 Square FT

Having been skillfully remodeled and renovated, this beautifully presented apartment has it all! A magnificent chef's kitchen with space to create and entert...

$1,695,000 featured

The Residences at 400 Fifth Ave, APT 42B Condominium in Midtown South  

1 Bedrooms
1.5 Bathrooms
806 Square FT

Live in luxury 42 floors above Fifth Avenue! Morning sunlight from unobstructed city and river views meets you each morning with a warmth that only this hig...

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$1,600,000 featured

Dag Hammarskjold Tower, APT 33B Condominium in Turtle Bay  

2 Bedrooms
1.5 Bathrooms
1,175 Square FT

Amazing condo value on the 33rd floor with Chrysler Building views!Entering this home, you will find an enormous walk-in-closet perfect for tucking away all ...

$1,229,000 featured

The Van Gogh, APT 3F Co-operative in West Village  

1 Bedrooms
1 Bathrooms
N/A Square FT

PRICE REDUCED!!!!Open House Tuesday Evening!West Village! Views of Jackson Square ParkBring your smiles, pack your bags, this is the perfect home for you.It ...

$675,000 in contract

The Montparnasse, APT 3PN Co-operative in Greenwich Village  

Studio Apartment
1 Bathrooms
N/A Square FT

South-facing studio in 24-hour doorman building in prime Greenwich Village PLUS A PARKING SPOT!This is an investor's dream as the studio is rented for $2625 ...

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$2,500 / mo exclusive

95 LEXINGTON AVE, APT 3C Multi-Family in Kips Bay  

Studio Apartment
1 Bathrooms
450 Square FT

Spacious, renovated studio in the epicenter of where Kips Bay, Gramercy Park, and Nomad collide. The home features a well-equipped kitchen that is tucked awa...

$16,800 / mo featured

Madison Green, PHN Condominium in Flatiron  

3 Bedrooms
2.5 Bathrooms
N/A Square FT

Enjoy spectacular views overlooking Madison Square Park with direct views of the Empire State Building, Chrysler Building, Clock Tower and beyond... The 450s...

$5,625 / mo featured

2 Cooper Square, APT 10B Multi-Family in Greenwich Village  

1 Bedrooms
1 Bathrooms
N/A Square FT

This is a beautiful 1BD that faces west with unobstructed views. This unit features U-shaped kitchen, and in-apartment washer/dryer. Please contact the leasi...

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$5,340 / mo featured

Chelsea Stratus, APT 20H Condominium in Chelsea  

1 Bedrooms
1 Bathrooms
834 Square FT

Please text Kristen Suh for an easy, same day appointment!347-913-2012This classy, elegant 1BR 1BATH has it all!* Location, location, location! One block fr...

$3,385 / mo featured

Village Vantage Point, APT 508 in West Village  

Studio Apartment
1 Bathrooms
414 Square FT

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45 W 110TH ST, APT 5G Co-operative in Central Harlem  

2 Bedrooms
1 Bathrooms
N/A Square FT

Location, location, location! Make Central Park your front yard. The only 2 bedroom rental on picturesque Central Park North for under $2500.This 2-bedroom o...

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212 East 48th Street, 7th Floor 2 1 N/A
201 East 17th Street, Apt. 30D 1 1 N/A
340 Dean Street, Apt. 2A 0 1 668
333 East 43rd Street, Apt. 1016 1 1 600
874 Broadway - IN CONTRACT 2 1 N/A
442 47th Street [Townhouse] - IN CONTRACT 5 3 N/A
164 Bond Street - IN CONTRACT 2 1 N/A
25 West 13th Street - IN CONTRACT 0 1 N/A
75 Henry Street - IN CONTRACT 0 1 N/A
201 Clinton Avenue - IN CONTRACT 1 1 N/A
189 Schermerhorn Street - IN CONTRACT 1 1 N/A
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
7 West 21st Street, 9th Floor 1 1 665
230 West 79th Street, 4th Floor 2 2 1,500
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
4615 Center Boulevard 2 2 1,016
500 West 30th Street 0 1 550
10 West End Avenue Apt. 8-C 1 1 810
95 Lexington Avenue, Apt. 6L 1 1 825
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
95 Lexington Avenue, Apt. 3E 1 1 850
95 Lexington Avenue, Apt. 4F 1 1 805
160 East 23rd Street 1 1 N/A
143 West 30th Street 1 1 643
165 East 35th Street 2 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
95 Lexington Avenue, (7) Studios 0 1 550
90 Washington Street Apt. 11-H 0 1 586
119 West 104th Street, #1W 2 2 1,000
505 West 37th Street, Apt. 612 0 1 600
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
43 Powers Street, Apt. 1 1 1 650
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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