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The Catalyst Team at Compass has over 3 decades of combined real estate experience in NYC. Dedicated to bringing integral people and services together for every client, the Catalyst Team is known for tremendous knowledge and insight into the multi-faceted dimensions of NYC real estate, and will be the catalyst for your success.
Founded by Beth Gittleman, Emily Ackerman, and Daoud Heidami, The Catalyst Team is a diverse group of talented real estate professionals with a wide variety of specialties including ground up development, residential sales, investment acquisitions and landlord portfolio management. The Catalyst Team also has agents who specialize in rentals throughout New York with a particular specialty in Upper Manhattan.
I worked with Daoud Heidami, who was the most comprehensive and detail oriented real estate agent I've ever met. We live in Los Angeles and bought in NYC so we needed some to go the extra mile. Whether it was remote iPhone tours of apartments or beating the streets and finding units that hadn't been listed yet (which is exactly how we bought), Daoud was on it. Highly recommend.— Daniel C.
Daoud is knowledgeable and experienced real estate agent; it was a pleasure working with him. He took care of all the details of sprucing up and staging my co-op. I signed the contract of sale within the first month of listing. Thank you Daoud for all your hard work!!— Ibrahim H.
Daoud provided the highest level of service and professionalism in every regard during an especially complicated purchase transaction. As out-of-state buyer's, we had rely on him to be our eyes and ears and our boots on the ground. He went far above and beyond the call of duty as a buyer's broker to make up for our absence. He truly had our best interest at heart and will be an extremely valuable asset to anyone looking for a true advocate and partner when making a real estate transaction.— Lisa C.
Dedicated to bringing integral people and services together for every client, the Catalyst Team is known for tremendous knowledge and insight into the multi-faceted dimensions of NYC real estate and will be the catalyst for your success.