In her first seven years she was one of Coldwell Banker Hunt Kennedy
's top-listed agents, earning this notable distinction within her first year of business.
In 2009, firms that focused on luxury sales, like Coldwell Banker Hunt Kennedy
and JC DeNiro, were among those that shut down.
The new partnership will be the first Coldwell Banker franchise in Manhattan since Coldwell Banker Hunt Kennedy
shut its doors at the start of the recession in 2009 and some 200 agents from its five offices found themselves looking for new brokers.
Last year, Coldwell Banker Hunt Kennedy
closed its doors shortly after founder JoAnne Kennedy told The Real Deal that New Yorkers "associate the Coldwell Banker logo with the suburbs." The company's luxury division, Coldwell Banker Previews International, was intended to help the brand gain traction in Manhattan, she said, but it was too little, too late.
Kovesci was formerly vice president of Coldwell Banker Hunt Kennedy
where he headed their Downtown office.
It's very unusual," said Michael De Rosa, a senior vice president at Halstead Property who joined the firm in June after Coldwell Banker Hunt Kennedy
The firm has also accommodated dozens of brokers from shuttered companies such as Coldwell Banker Hunt Kennedy
From the July issue:The shuttering of several New York real estate brokerages, including Coldwell Banker Hunt Kennedy
and JC DeNiro & Associates, has set in motion a game of musical chairs among brokers.
Coldwell Banker Hunt Kennedy
, which had around 200 agents, closed last year, as did JC DeNiro & Associates, with around 30 agents.
"It's a very discombobulating time," said Armanda Squadrilli, who is now a senior vice president at Prudential Douglas Elliman after an eight-month stint at Coldwell Banker Hunt Kennedy
, which shuttered in May.
After spending two years at Coldwell Banker Hunt Kennedy
, the Emmy-Award winning actress has joined Sierra Realty Corp., where she continues to build a niche on a real estate stage that few women have dared to.
Bond New York is taking over at least one of the offices previously occupied by Coldwell Banker Hunt Kennedy
, and may lease another one as well.