real estate

Immigration Uncertainties Impact Real Estate, Mirador Real Estate’s Paul Magyar Comments in DNAinfo

Foreign investors have been a significant part of New York City’s real estate market in recent years, but Donald Trump’s immigration policies are beginning to change that. DNAinfo reports that international buyers are becoming hesitant to purchase property because they’re uncertain they, or their family members, can attain the necessary visas to enter and live in the United States.

In the article, real estate expert Jonathan Miller estimates that foreign buyers “make up between 15 percent of the market, as a baseline — and as high as 85 percent of the buyers in certain new developments around ‘Billionaire’s Row’ in Midtown,” numbers that could fall as the Trump administration attempts to lower immigration. In addition to the controversial travel ban, the administration has sought to limit H-1B visas, which are intended for highly skilled foreign workers.

The story is illustrated with a number of anecdotes, one from Mirador Real Estate’s Paul Magyar, who explains that a New York University student from China recently had to back out of a deal for a three-bedroom in the East Village due to visa issues. Read the article here.

Mirador Cited in Nestio’s Observer Interview on Empathy and Building a Business

One of the tools we are proud to use is Nestio, a cloud-based software platform that helps us manage our listings so we can connect renters with open apartments more quickly and efficiently. Mirador Real Estate was one of the first clients of Nestio, adopting it in its earliest stages and providing feedback to the developers as they continued to refine it. Nestio founder Caren Maio describes this development process in an article about empathy and its importance to building and growing any business. Empathy is a cornerstone of our own organization, and we couldn’t agree with her more.

Caren Maio: “It’s all well and good to solve people’s problems. But businesses also exist to make money. What I’ve found most eye-opening of all, however, is how often these two things go hand-in-hand. Care for customers, first and foremost, and growth and profit follow.  Partly this is human nature. When you’re constantly talking with your customers and gathering feedback, you’re also cultivating rapport and confidence. This builds the kind of deep relationships that endure even when things don’t go exactly as planned. At the highest level, empathy actually reciprocates empathy. Your customers become your champions: rooting for you as your product evolves and improves.

An example: One of my earliest customers was Mirador Real Estate, a prominent residential brokerage in New York. Their managing partner, Karla Saladino, offered some of the most incisive and honest feedback about our initial iterations. Today, she’s a good friend and also one of our fiercest advocates. I’ve seen this sense of ownership from customers time and time again. They happily refer us to other clients, help us with promo videos and even do reference calls.  Without empathy, it’s hard to imagine this kind of dynamic.”

Read the rest of the article here.

Mirador’s Exclusive Listings, Pan Am Equities Tower 67 and The Caroline, featured in this week’s episode of The Real Housewives of NYC!


In Her Search for a Home Away From Home, RHNYC Cast Member Countess Luann de Lesseps Turns to Pan Am Equities’ Luxury Residences.  

The bevvy of well-to-do beauty’s featured on BRAVO’s hit reality franchise the Real Housewives are known for living large.   So of course when they come home to kick up their couture heels, only the most opulent abodes would do.  After all, it’s not easy engaging in all that drama fueled fun each week.  It’s the type of outlandish glitz and glam that keeps viewers glued to their television as the reality series gives them a glimpse into the lifestyles of the rich and famous. 

The Real Housewives of NYC sip lush living from a crystal glass.  After all, Manhattan is home to some of the wealthiest women in the world.  Lucky for us, BRAVO gives us a peek into the lifestyles of some of the most prosperous and business-savvy women that the city has to offer, as they take a  peek into what the city has to offer them. 

So it’s no wonder  when cast member Countess Luann de Lesseps was searching for a pied-a-terre to complement her home in the Hamptons , only the finest would do.  She embarked on a search for a doorman luxury building with beautiful views, open space, abundant light, and a full spread of amenities – and Pan Am Equities Tower 67 and The Caroline fit the bill.   Known for listing premium Manhattan properties, Mirador Real Estate’s exclusive listings have become a go-to for many clients seeking spacious apartments with scenic views, without compromising quality or location.

First stop was Tower 67, where Luann was dazzled by the breathtaking views and the ample sunshine streaming into the 3-bed/3-bath high-rise apartment. She felt as if she had the city at her fingertips.

The main room could serve as the perfect dining area, where she could hold court and entertain guests.  Luann also marveled over the built in closet, fit for a Countess of course, where she could house her fabulous signature ensembles.  

With a prime location in the Flatiron district just steps away from Madison Square Park, the next stop was Mirador’s exclusive building downtown –Pan Am Equities “The Caroline” located at 60 W 23rd St New York, NY. 

While touring the Caroline, Luann and cast-mate Sonja Morgan were blown away by the posh penthouse they walked through, especially the one-of-a-kind gadgets displayed throughout and state-of the art bathroom amenities.

To view the full episode, featuring Tower 67 and The Caroline, view the full episode here.  To view availabilities, contact their exclusive agent, Mirador Real Estate.

Mirador Real Estate Announces Hire of Clinical Psychologist as Agent Wellness Consultant.

New York (June 9, 2015) Mirador Real Estate, a full-service residential brokerage focusing on owner and developer rep in Manhattan, announces today it has hired Dr. Lynn Saladino,  a clinical psychologist and wellness coach, as a consultant, to enhance agents’ health, happiness and success.

As a clinical psychologist based in both New York City and Boston, Saladino specializes in wellness and relationships using a practical approach to improve Mirador agents’ physical and emotional well being.

Saladino comes to Mirador with over five years of experience in holistic counseling and coaching services and a holds a doctorate in Clinical Psychology with a specialization in health and wellness from Nova Southeastern University.

“Over the past decade I’ve learned that real estate agents tend to fall into a pattern of working 24/7 and sacrifice critical balance in their lives.  Part of my vision for Mirador agents was to invest in methods to offset this,” explains Karla Saladino, co-founder, Mirador Real Esate.  “Dr. Saladino (who happens to be my sister) is an expert at working with organizations of all types to reintroduce the importance of fitness, meditation, nutrition, artistic passions, and strengthening relationships outside of the work environment, as well as building confidence in the work realm. It’s a unique value-add to have someone with her mental health background on our staff.  I’ve never seen it implemented in a firm up to now, and the feedback so far has been extraordinary.”

“Working with the Mirador has been amazing. The agents have many unique challenges working in a commission-based business with life balance being one of the greatest,” says Lynn Saladino, PsyD . “After hearing about Mirador’s desire to build a culture where agents work from their strengths and encourage healthy lifestyles, the choice to join their team was a natural one.”

Because moving is one of life’s biggest stressors Dr. Saladino also offers services to New Yorkers who are moving and people relocating to New York.