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Louis Zarif

Licensed Associate Real Estate Broker

(718) 475-4324

260 Madison Avenue 5th Floor, New York, NY 10016

Louis' Q&A

What is Your Favorite Movie?

White Men Can’t Jump


What is You Favorite Book?

Scar Tissue


What are the top things you enjoy most about working in this business and on the NYM team?

1. The arbitrage between perceived value and actual value of properties

2. The opportunity to learn from the best brokers/buyers in the business

3. The reach to understand the nuances of every NYC market


Professional History

Louis Zarif is a Commercial Real Estate investment sales specialist at Marcus and Millichap. He focuses on the sale of multifamily, mixed-use, and development site properties in Queens.

Louis has personally sourced $560,870,000 worth of property evaluations and exclusively listed $75,245,000 of multifamily property in Queens.

Prior to joining Marcus and Millichap, Louis worked for several commercial real estate firms in Manhattan & Brooklyn, where he was responsible for underwriting most of their commercial multi-family property deals.

Louis graduated from the Martin J. Whitman business school at Syracuse University where he majored in both Finance & Real Estate – Louis is also an active investor in Syracuse real estate where he owns and operates 6 properties.

His passions outside of real estate include traveling, snowboarding, and basketball. Louis was born and raised in Brooklyn and now resides in the West Village.

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February 8, 2024

Step By Step Process: How I Executed My 1031 Exchange

I’ve been helping clients sell apartment buildings and buy triple net leases for almost 15 years. In almost every scenario the client is initially hesitant to get into something new. After all, the devil you know is better than the devil you don’t. With the challenges facing property owners in New York, this sentiment has started to shift. Private clients are starting to look for the exit ramp but don’t know exactly where to go or how to get there.  I wrote this article for people who are considering buying…
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January 10, 2024

How To Prioritize Expiring Debt

Multifamily operators today are finding themselves playing defense more than offense. They wake up each morning thinking about which fire to put out first rather than how to grow their business. A rising market allowed mistakes to go unnoticed or erased with a refinance or a sale. As Warren Buffett said: it’s only when the tide goes out that you learn who has been swimming naked. This article offers a roadmap of how to prioritize the important items related to expiring debt today. Until the laws change to allow rent…
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December 4, 2023

How To Move Forward in Today’s Multifamily Market

There are 60,000 vacant stabilized apartments in NYC (not including 4,800 from NYCHA), yet we have rents hitting all-time highs and people living on the street. Something has to give. The city is running out of resources and eventually it will have no choice but to incentivize the private sector by cutting the red tape. If you believe something has to give, then this is a great reason to buy multifamily buildings in New York. Do I Own Rent Stabilized Or Affordable Housing? Right now, prewar buildings are not inherently…

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