Meet Our Team members
A passion for real estate began at a young age for Andrew, working with his family to trade land and sell property on Long Island at the age of 16. In 1994, at the age of 26 and just out of law school, Andrew founded Citi Habitats, his first residential real estate brokerage. Over the next 10 years, he orchestrated the company’s tremendous growth from two brokers in one office to over 1,000 licensed representatives and staff in 20 locations throughout Manhattan. In June of 2004, Citi Habitats was acquired by NRT Incorporated, a subsidiary of Cendant Corporation (NYSE: CD).
In June of 2005, Andrew founded Buttonwood Development, focusing on real estate development, investment and syndication in New York City. Under his leadership, Buttonwood successfully developed Greenwich Club Residences, a 452-unit condominium conversion located at 88 Greenwich Street. The property emerged as downtown Manhattan’s most successful condominium development, achieving a complete sell-out generating over $340 million in residential sales. The partnership also repositioned and retained the building’s 52,000 square feet of commercial space on the first two floors. Buttonwood has also participated in the development of additional properties throughout Manhattan, including the assemblage, planning and sale of Sundari Lofts and Tower, a proposed 26-story luxury condominium at 158 Madison Avenue, and the gut renovation, repositioning and marketing of One Rector Park, a 174-unit condominium development in Battery Park City. Buttonwood continues to evaluate potential acquisitions on a case-by-case basis.
Andrew holds a B.A. from the University of Michigan and a J.D. from the University of Miami School of Law. He is both a licensed attorney and a licensed Real Estate Broker in the State of New York. A Manhattan resident since 1993, Andrew enjoys spending time with his son and daughter, taking great pride in his highest priority, fatherhood.
Andrew is dedicated to giving back to the community and supports a multitude of charities in addition to the Friends of the IDF, including The Princess Margaret Hospital, The Fresh Air Fund, A Little Hope Foundation, The Max Cure Foundation, The Mann Foundation, The NephCure Foundation, Charna Radbell Foundation, Jewish National Fund, Friars Foundation, 100 Mile Man Foundation, CCFA (Crohn’s & Colitis Foundation of America), American Heart Association, the University of Michigan Scholarship Fund, The Wildlife Rescue Center of the Hamptons and the Make-A-Wish Foundation.
With a background in accounting, Jacqueline entered the real estate industry in 2002 when she joined Citi Habitats' corporate office. With continually growing responsibilities, from the onset Jacqueline became the go-to-person with a well-earned reputation of capably handling any situation with sensitivity, professionalism and grace.
Over the past 18 years, she has been exposed to and has left her mark on all facets of the business. From the operational management of condo conversions to providing valuable input into TOWN's foundation and subsequent growth, Jacqueline always has an eye towards efficiency and innovation.