Citi Habitats Acquires Miron Properties
- May 05, 2016
Jeffrey Schleider, Miron founder & CEO, will now serve as senior vice president of business development for Citi Habitats, focusing on the combined firm’s Brooklyn brokerage operations.
“When we look to acquire a company, it’s always important to me to understand the leadership structure in an organization and Jeff is a really smart, talented guy who understands how to recruit agents, bring in listings and understands how to build a business,” Gary Malin, president of Citi Habitats, told Commercial Property Executive. “One of the primary focuses I want him to work on is my Brooklyn operations and help that aspect of our company get stronger.”
The two Brooklyn offices coming aboard Citi Habitats are located at 982 Manhattan Ave. in Greenpoint, and 1055 Bedford Ave. in Bedford Stuyvesant.
“We now have a further footprint in Brooklyn, and we are certainly building a strong Brooklyn branch,” Malin said. “Seven months ago Citi Habitats didn’t have any offices, and now we have four. It helps us with reach, it helps our agents, our clients, our developers, so from that perspective it was a good business decision.”
Over the last few years, Citi Habitats has invested a lot of time, effort and resources to building and reimagining the company from top to bottom, rebranding the company, building state-of-the-art offices and bringing in key personnel in an effort to expand.
“Our goal is to continue to grow and build and continue to work to enhance our services on both the sales and rental sides, as well as new developments, and I think having a larger company with more tools, resources and listings, provides a better working experience for our clients,” Malin said.
Miron’s dual Union Square storefronts (84 and 90 E. 10th St.) will also merge into Citi Habitats’ existing Manhattan locations, with more than 100 existing agents becoming part of the Citi Habitats team.
Citi Habitats now has approximately 900 affiliated agents and personnel, and has nine brokerage offices in the boroughs of Manhattan and Brooklyn.