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Seth Glasser



260 Madison Avenue, New York, NY 10016


Seth's Q&A

What are the things you enjoy most about the brokerage business?

  • It’s a marathon and a sprint every day.
  • Having complete autonomy of your daily tasks, earnings, and personal life balance is very unique.
  • You can learn something new every day just by picking up the phone.


What is something most people don’t know about being a broker?

When you’re up all night worrying about a deal and wake up with a smile on your face you know you’ve made it over the hump.


What are some activities you wish you did more of?

Scuba diving and backpacking – basically any outdoor activity with people I love where there is no cell phone service.


Professional History

Seth Glasser is a Partner at Marcus & Millichap’s New York Multifamily Group.  Since inception in 2002 the New York Multifamily Group averages 100 transactions per year and amassed $8 billion in lifetime sales. Since joining in 2009, Seth now heads the team’s business in Upper Manhattan and The Bronx and spends a considerable amount of his time growing the team’s capabilities ensuring the highest results for clients. His monthly articles on market nuances earned a reputation as being candid guidance and trendsetting thought-leadership.  As a co-host of the New York City Multifamily Podcast, he leads insightful conversations with industry experts and provides high quality information for the market.

Seth’s diversified experience in selling apartment buildings with HAP contracts, regulatory agreements, tax credits and SROs has enabled him to develop the skill-set necessary to navigate the constantly evolving New York City housing regulation system. He has successfully maximized value for his clients during uncertain economic times by sourcing capital from across the city, the nation, and overseas. Private individuals, institutional funds, syndicators, foreign investors, and non-profit organizations continue to look to Seth for guidance that leads to financially rewarding results.

Seth graduated with a dual degree in Economics and Finance from Muhlenberg College. Outside the office, Seth and his wife Sara enjoy raising and loving their children Zachary and Emma in New Jersey.

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ArticleMarket Insights
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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