(Courtesy of Elegran Real Estate) Forbes Global Properties, he tech-driven brokerage firm in New York City, recently announced that Judah Fried—founder of The Fried Team at Compass, Inc.—has joined the company. The six-person team includes James Maaba, Rachael Casasanta, Denise Nalibotsky, Jordana Schacht-Levine and Nathaniel Haar.
A former real estate Rookie of the Year, Fried’s passion for property is etched deep in his DNA; he was inspired by the success of both of his grandfathers—one, a real estate developer, and the other, an interior designer. Having started his career in 2016, Fried has worked for high-profile firms such as LG Fairmont, where he was ranked in the top 5% of 250+ agents. He credits this achievement to his intimate knowledge of New York City, friendly disposition and impressive sales acumen. In 2019, Fried joined Compass, Inc. where he spent three years and built The Fried Team.
“The real estate industry is rapidly evolving and agents need a brokerage that is investing in resources that allow us to best serve our clients. Elegran is that brokerage,” said Fried. “For example, Elegran’s exclusive partnership with Forbes Global Properties was particularly appealing to us and we are excited to leverage Forbes’ audience and worldwide reach.”
The Fried Team works in both rentals and resales and did over 300 rental leases in 2022 alone, as well as multiple notable sales. One particularly memorable sale was when Fried staged a property within three days and secured an above-ask offer after the very first open house. One week later the apartment was in contract, and the sellers were thrilled with the outstanding service and exceptional result. Fried is also extremely diligent in his pursuit of matching buyers with the perfect property, which is how he assisted a client to locate her dream home after five other brokers had failed to do so.
“Judah and James are true professionals with a master-level understanding of everything a true New Yorker wants—amenities, options, flexibility and suitability, ” said Michael Rossi, CEO of Elegran. “We are beyond excited to welcome them and the rest of The Fried team to the Elegran family.”
The team is currently being onboarded with all members moving over to Elegran by April 1 and will work out of the firm’s midtown office at 1407 Broadway.