Pairing more than a decade of experience in the real estate industry with professional expertise in wealth and investment management, Soren Bech provides clients with a uniquely analytical perspective. His collaborative approach involves providing guidance on finding or selling a home, as well as on in-depth financial planning and investment considerations that are an essential, and often overlooked, part of the decision process. He aims not only to assist in finding his clients a new home or selling their current one, but also in understanding the impact of this significant investment on their overall financial plan.
Soren’s 10 years of Wall Street experience as a Research Analyst included completing detailed financial modeling and valuation of investments for both private and institutional clients, across stocks, bonds, and real estate. He has worked in Asset Management at Lazard Frères, Lehman Brothers, and Morgan Stanley, and as a consultant to investors to analyze investments in real estate and manage their holdings. As a university professor, Soren has taught courses on financial markets and wealth management. Soren takes joy in helping his clients understand the renting or buying process, as well as the real estate market.
Complementing this is his construction and design know-how. Fueled by a lifelong passion for architecture and design, Soren has over many years honed his knowledge of everything from terminology to historic and current trends, combined with hands-on experience from building furniture and managing renovation projects. At the most fundamental level, Soren employs this to help his clients visualize what is possible with each apartment or building, and to help sellers with staging and strategic renovations that position their properties to secure the full market value.
By combining these skills with a casual, friendly and personable approach, Soren leverages his comprehensive knowledge of New York City and a carefully chosen team of partners to optimize the process for his clients, while ensuring that each can achieve his or her goals.
Soren earned an MBA in Finance from Columbia Business School and a BA in Economics and Politics from Yale University. Soren has lived in Manhattan for 20 years, initially in the Financial District, Greenwich Village, and the East Village before moving 10 years ago to his current home in Hell’s Kitchen. He likes to balance the energy and excitement of NYC with time in the Hamptons and Miami alongside his family and friends. Soren loves to entertain and is a classic car aficionado who can often be seen driving around town in his vintage Mercedes SL.