Jim Winters

Jim Winters

Company: Compass 
Profession: Brooklyn - Residential RE Sales
Power Team: Residential Real Estate 
Phone: 917-680-3299
Email: Jim.Winters@compass.com

How much is your home worth?

Since 2004 Jim Winters has answered this question for his clients with excellent results. His approach is simple: Jim uses honesty, hard work, outstanding customer service, and smart negotiating to get his clients top dollar for their homes. All the while appreciating that a client’s home may be their most valuable asset. Jim’s success is built entirely on repeat business and customer referrals. As one client put it, “In my 25 years as an attorney, I have known no better broker than Jim.”

Extremely dedicated, competent and thorough, Jim guides his clients through every aspect of the real estate transaction, helping them make sound decisions along the way. Want to know your home’s market value? Need help with your refinance or renovation? Need a recommendation for an attorney, electrician, plumber, general contractor, accountant, or financial advisor? As your neighborhood broker, Jim is always available to help.

Jim is a Licensed Associate Real Estate Broker and a Certified Negotiation Expert. He is also the author of the book, Passing the Co-op Interview (available on Amazon), and writes the real estate blog, fromthestoop.com. For 28 years now Jim has been proud to call Brooklyn his home. He lives in Crown Heights with his wife, their two children, and their dog. You can find him most mornings getting his perfect cup of coffee at Lula Bagel or you can reach him using the contact information on the Compass website.


  • CNE® Certified Negotiation Expert

  • Top 1% NRT Broker

  • Multi Million Dollar Club

  • Top Park Slope Sales Agent


  • Language: Spanish

  • 17 Years Software Development


  • B.S. Computer Science, SUNY Fredonia

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Caryn Montak

Caryn Montak

Company: X-Act Contracting Corp.
Profession: General Contractor
Power Team: Residential Real Estate
Phone: 212-725-0310 x105
Email: Caryn@xactcontracting.com

For over 30 years, X-Act Contracting has built some of Long Island's most high-profile boutiques and homes. In the Hamptons and New York City, X-Act Contracting Corp. collaborates with owners and architects on everything from historic restorations to luxe bathrooms/kitchen, full gut renovations and even building new homes. X-Act Contracting, builds a diverse array of projects with breathtaking result.

Ideal Referrals for Caryn are:

Architects, Real Estate Brokers, Real Estate Attorneys, Mortgage Brokers
1st time home buyers, or dual homes in NYC & The Hamptons

Good Partnerships would be:

Electricians, Plumbers, HVAC companies

Mark D. Friedman

Company: Halstead Property
Profession: Licensed Real Estate Salesperson
Power Team: Residential Real Estate
Phone(212) 381-2379
Email: mdfriedman@halstead.com
Twitter: @mdfbroker
Instagram: @mdfbroker

The Friedman Rosenthal Team, one of Halstead’s most successful and popular teams, is made up of Mark D. Friedman and Richard Rosenthal, whose success is based on shared values, dedication to their clients, and the ability to make the process enjoyable.

Diamond Club, Platinum Club, Producer’s Circle, Gold Circle - Mark and Richard have achieved all of these distinctions on their own and together which makes their partnership so strong. “Our business is built on referrals, acknowledged successes, recommendations from vendors and associates and our natural ability to network effortlessly,” they say. “Just walk a block with us anywhere in Manhattan and see how many people know us.”

Mark and Richard offer the size and quality of Halstead with the personal attention of concierge. They are comfortable and familiar with any size deal and treat everyone equally whether it’s a celebrity selling a $18M home or a first time buyer getting the first studio. They are the perfect choice: a personal team who acts like a boutique firm with the backing and marketing arm of a top NYC Real Estate brokerage company.

Mark grew up in Fairfield County, CT where he spent his formative years and moved to NYC in 1986. Mark’s father is a retired attorney and his mother is a 30 year member of The Outer Critics Circle with her own radio show on WMNR in CT. Mark has two big brothers, Paul who works in DC for Every Child That Matters and Roger. Mark spent 15 years in the health and fitness field in sales and management mostly for Crunch Fitness where he learned the art of customer service and marketing and was the most successful sales manager out of 20 locations, eventually becoming the area director of 10 locations. “I must have had over 10K clients over the years.” Mark still lives on the Upper West Side with his wife, Maxine, a well-known jewelry designer and their twin daughters who attend LaGuardia HS and School of the Future.

Mark has made giving back a big part of his life and works with The American Cancer Society and is on the event committee of Taste of Hope. He is a proud supporter of Guiding Eyes for the Blind and is currently raising his second puppy to be a service dog; The Actor’s Fund and is a member of REBNY, SAG-AFTRA and AEA since 1991. Mark is a graduate of Yale Drama School (SP), Cushing Academy, Ithaca College and New Actors Workshop taught by Mike Nichols, George Morrison and Paul Sills. Mark continues to do voice overs for radio and TV commercials.

Richard grew up in Valley Stream NY, graduated from Union College and moved back to NYC in 1983. He has a background in finance, sales and customer service having been Regional Director of a large UK based Software Company on Wall Street. After 20 years on Wall Street, Richard joined Halstead Property in 2003 and has had a rising career culminating in 2012 when he was enshrined in the Diamond Club at Halstead Property honoring those agents who have made a single sale of over $10M.

Richard and his wife Stacy, President and Owner of Fischer Travel, have lived on the Upper East Side since 1983. Richard sits on the Board of Directors of Ramapo For Children, a not-for-profit organization that works on behalf of children, including those with special needs, enabling them to succeed in the classroom, at home, and in life. The two of them are quite active with Memorial Sloan Kettering and Breast Cancer Research as well as Cornell University where their son Max is attending the School for Hotel Administration.

Tina Larsson


Company: The Folson Group
Profession: Property Management and Consulting
Power Team: Residential Real Estate
Phone: 917-648-8151
Email: tina@thefolsongroup.com
Twitter: @FolsonGRP
LinkedInTina Larsson

Tina is looking for referrals to: (not limited to)
Co-op & Condo Board Members; Co-op & Condo owners who can introduce us to their board members, as well as Owners of Rental Buildings

About The Folson Group:
The Folson Group is a disrupter in the residential real estate industry. They are financial consultants and efficiency experts to the residential real estate industry serving buildings greater than 5 units nationwide. Folson’s partners utilize their combined 50+ years of Wall Street analyst skills reviewing multi-billion dollar companies, and apply the same methods to million dollar buildings. Whether building’s costs are fixed or variable, large or small, Folson finds inefficiencies, alternatives and savings in which normally result in cost reductions of 5-10% of annual costs. With a focus on efficiencies, it also provides Project Management & Property Management Services. 
About Tina Larsson:
Tina Larsson has over 20 years of experience as a financial analyst. She strives to find value for her clients and takes a holistic approach to doing so. Her big-picture analysis and passion for numbers created a disrupter in the real estate management industry. She excels in finding outliers and creating value for her clients and their residents, who are the ultimate beneficiaries of the value that she creates.

Tina is deeply involved within her community, devoting many hours to pro-bono activities. Ms. Larsson is currently an officer of the East 72 Street Neighborhood Association, a local advocacy group she helped found. Since 2011, Tina has been serving as the Chair of the Financial Advisory Board of 305/72 Owners Corp. in New York City. Tina also devotes time as a mentor to Baruch College’s Executives on Campus, Pace University’s graduate student intern program, and as a volunteer to the Doe Fund. Ms. Larsson holds a B.A. and M.B.A., both from Pace University, New York.


Laurie Gilmore

Company:  Compass
Profession: South of 34th Street - Residential RE Sales
Power Team: Residential Real Estate
Phone: 917-449-527
Email: laurie.gilmore@compass.com

Designated amongst REAL Trends America's Best Real Estate Agents for 2016, Laurie Gilmore is a top selling broker who has earned a sterling reputation for her discreet and loyal client care. 

Known for combining an innovative, artistic mind with high-level negotiation skills Laurie is equally adept at navigating complex, multi-unit residential and commercial deals for her investor clients, and transacting in condos and co-ops for her first-time homebuyers. Clients appreciate her exceptional work ethic, but also her friendly, creative approach, as she always ensures there's a little bit of fun in the real estate process. 

Laurie comes to real estate after decades spent in the world of theatre as both an award-winning actor with a long list of stage and television credits, and as a theatre producer with an impressive roster of Broadway productions, garnering several Tony Awards. Her success as a producer set the stage for her role in real estate. "I've been a negotiator seeking out good investments for years, and relish the opportunity to find creative solutions to seemingly impossible challenges," Laurie says. 

A resident of New York City for over 20 years, Laurie knows the neighborhoods of Manhattan inside and out, with a particular expertise in the neighborhoods below 34th Street. She currently lives in the West Village with her husband and daughter. 

Laurie has received the Certified Negotiation Expert (CNE) Designation.

Jack Borenstein

Company: Ultimate Sound & Installations, Inc.
Profession: Residential Smarthome AV, Security and Shading Solutions
Power Team: Residential Real Estate
Phone: 718-729-2111
Email: jack@ultisound.com 
Linkedin: linkedin.com/jackborenstein
Address: 3361 55th Street, Woodside, NY 11377

Ideal referral:
Architects, Interior Designers, Developers, Real Estate Pros, GC's, Electrician's & Superintendents of buildings.

About Ultimate Sound:
For over 31 years, Ultimate Sound has catered to prominent home and business owners for all of their technology needs.

As a high-end electronics provider, we offer expert advice and a professional consultation to recent home/business owners, remodeling or construction projects. We work very closely with our clients, architects, interior designers, contractors and electricians. We have an outstanding reputation for service after the sale! 


Ultimate Sound Specializes in:
• Multi-Room Audio/Video Systems
• Home Theater Systems
• Home Automation Systems
• Telephone/Communication Systems    
• Security/CCTV Systems (Licensed by the NY State Department of State/License #1200283050)
• Lighting Control Systems
• Conference Room A/V
• Computer Networking/Wi-Fi
• Fiber Optic Wiring
• Audio & Video Teleconference Systems
• Motorized Shades
• Residential Smarthome AV, Security and Shading Solutions


Each system is custom tailored to integrate your design concepts with the flexibility and simplicity you desire. We have systems perfect for new construction or retrofit into existing homes in all price ranges . 

As you know, in this fast paced field you need to trust that the people you rely on are the top experts; experienced professionals who know what’s new, what’s best, and know how to integrate your needs into simple-to-use, user-friendly systems that will operate with streamlined efficiency, simply. 

We welcome the opportunity to bid on your upcoming project where our services are required. I am sure you will appreciate our professionalism and the level of quality of service that we provide.


Jacqueline Frank

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Company: Guaranteed Rate
Profession: Residential Mortgage Lender
Power Team: Residential Realestate
Phone: 917-405-6661
Email: Jacqueline.frank@guaranteedrate.com

Jacqueline is looking for referrals to:
Realtors, Financial Advisors, Attorneys

Jacqueline specializes In: 
Financing for High Net worth Individuals

About Jacqueline Frank:
VP of Mortgage Lending at GUARANTEED RATE
National Mortgage Lender
Licensed in 50 States

Deborah Blumenfield

Company: Graubard & Blumenfield, P.C.
Profession: Residential Real Estate Attorney
Power Team: Residential Real Estate
Phone: 212-447-0500
Email: deborah@graubard-law.com

Deborah is looking to meet:
Real estate brokers in NY and NJ

Deborah specializes in:
Representing buyers and sellers of residential real estate

About Graubard & Blumenfield, P.C.:
For most people, a real estate transaction is an important and emotional event, especially if it is their first purchase of a home.  At Graubard & Blumenfield, P.C., we understand the significance of this event.  We have extensive experience representing buyers and sellers of condominium apartments, cooperative apartments, townhouses, residential properties, and vacant land in and around the City of New York and New Jersey.  My name is Deborah Blumenfield and I have been in this business for 10 years. Together with my business partner, Peter, we have over 25 years of experience in the world of real estate.
At Graubard & Blumenfield, P.C., We walk you through the real estate transaction step by step, making sure you understand and are comfortable with the process. We keep you advised of the status of the transaction, return all telephone calls promptly and strive to complete your transaction quickly and efficiently.