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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 seasoned Commercial Real Estate investment sales specialist, currently serving on the NYM Group at Marcus and Millichap. His primary focus lies in the sale of multifamily, mixed-use, and development site properties in Queens, where he has established himself as a proficient and trusted advisor.

With an impressive track record, Louis has personally sourced property valuations totaling $720,720,000 and successfully closed multifamily property deals amounting to $99,587,500 in Queens alone. His in-depth knowledge of the local market dynamics and his ability to navigate complex transactions make him a valuable asset to his clients.

Before joining Marcus and Millichap, Louis gained valuable experience working for several commercial real estate firms in Manhattan and Brooklyn. In these roles, he was responsible for underwriting a multitude of commercial multifamily property deals, honing his skills and expertise in the field.

Louis holds a degree from the Martin J. Whitman School of Management at Syracuse University, where he majored in both Finance and Real Estate. His commitment to the real estate industry extends beyond his professional endeavors, as he is also an active investor in Syracuse real estate, owning and operating six properties in the area.

Outside of his real estate pursuits, Louis enjoys indulging in his passions for traveling, snowboarding, and basketball. Born and raised in Brooklyn, he now resides in the West Village.

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July 9, 2024

2024 Sellers: How To’s & What’s Coming

My team and I often get asked: who are the buyers and sellers, and are deals actually getting done? Transactions are happening but there are more obstacles than ever before. Our team has taken on a record amount of new inventory and the pace seems to be increasing each month. The motivation behind new inventory is driven by maturing or rollover debt, sellers not seeing a path to profitability, inability to complete or pay for compliance mandates, and general management fatigue. Rent stabilized buildings aren’t selling themselves. The broker, as…
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April 8, 2024

Sell Now or Wait? Things To Consider Before Deciding

People decide to sell real estate to solve a problem, capitalize on an opportunity, or realize a profit.  Management fatigue is also motivating people to transact. Our team receives countless requests for opinions of value and often the client says, “I can’t sell at that price.” What I’ve noticed is that the people who are contemplating selling are looking for a mathematical reason why it makes sense. The math doesn’t look great, but that doesn’t mean you shouldn’t sell. We continue to sell rent stabilized buildings at negative leverage on…
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February 8, 2024

Step By Step Process: How I Executed My 1031 Exchange

Listen to an audio narration of this article 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…

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