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Matthew and Benjamin first met in 2004 when Benjamin was planning a move from San Francisco to New York City. Their first transaction together was a loft in Gramercy. Fast forward over a decade and Matthew has represented Benjamin in six New York real estate transactions. . “Whether buying or selling, I always appreciated the hard work that Matthew put in to get the deal done. He has an encyclopedic knowledge of the city and knew almost every agent we met. Plus he is fun to work with.” – Benjamin . “Ben is on top of the market and understands what drives value in the city. His finance background quickly became apparent as he navigated the ins-and-outs of buying Manhattan coops and condos. More importantly, he’s able to see the value in poorly laid out or underutilized properties.” – Matthew . The Mackay | Dixon Team: • Nearly two decades as one of Manhattan’s top real estate brokers • Over $700 million in real estate transactions closed • Nearly two decades in finance and investment • Over $50 billion of complex global transactions
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As a CPA and former alternative investment professional, Benjamin is adept at guiding people through the often-stressful financial decisions that need to be made when buying or selling a home. During his tenure in private equity and real estate investment, Benjamin worked on over $50 billion of complex transactions across the globe, ensuring that each deal came together smoothly and in the best interest of his clients. His professional accomplishments in finance include serving as the principal member for Design Within Reach's (DWR) successful IPO as well as Mexico's second largest IPO ever - Macquarie's FIBRAMQ (Mexican REIT). Benjamin also oversaw the opening of over 50 store locations across the country for DWR. Benjamin brings this same level of professional execution and financial acumen to every real estate transaction on behalf of his clients. Benjamin has always had a passion for real estate. He bought his first home at the age of 21 and converted the 2-unit building into a single-family home, selling it for 80% more in just three years. He subsequently purchased and renovated two additional properties which he later sold for double-digit gains. Since 1999, Benjamin has completed over 20 personal real estate transactions, achieving success regardless of market or economic cycles. He loves transforming spaces that are poorly designed or underutilized using his vision to achieve their full potential. Raised in California's Santa Cruz Mountains, Benjamin lived in San Francisco during and after obtaining his BS in Accounting at Golden Gate University. He later received his MBA from the University of California Berkeley Haas School of Business and his Certificate in Real Estate and Urban Economics from the Fisher Center. Since 2005, Benjamin has lived in both the FiDi and Gramercy neighborhoods, and currently resides at the Vermeer cooperative in Chelsea. He is also renovating a home in Sag Harbor. Benjamin has traveled the world and is an avid SCUBA diver. He is a founding and active Board Member of the Freedom to Marry campaign that helped win marriage equality nationwide and is active with the Hetrick Martin Institute, which believes all young people deserve a safe, supportive environment in which to excel.
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As a highly adaptable broker with an encyclopedic knowledge of Manhattan real estate, Matthew Mackay doesn't believe in single deals, but in cultivating lifelong clients. A New York native and 25-year resident of New York City, Matthew first became interested in real estate when looking for his first apartment in the city. He envied his broker's ability to run her own business and shape her future. Years later, after a stint in mortgage banking, Matthew returned to the idea of becoming a broker and hasn't looked back since. That was 16 years, and more than $600 million in closed transactions, ago. If Matthew has a motto in business, it's "karma is a boomerang." Or, as he explains, "I believe in what you put out there comes back to you. I've always believed that everything always works out in the end, if you put in the work." That belief has made him a confident, adaptable broker who's adept at riding the waves of the ever-changing New York real estate market. "Let's face it, there are so many brokers in the industry right now, and the ones that are successful are adaptable to different markets — they can recognize when the market has shifted and they can shift with it," he says. "I've always done well in both buyers' and sellers' markets, and I firmly believe that's because I treat everybody with respect and because I have the patience to put the right energy and hard work into a deal." His 2009 Corcoran Deal of the Year award is a shining example of that can-do spirit and faith in the face of seemingly insurmountable obstacles. "I sold a $37 million apartment at 15 CPW in the midst of the financial meltdown. It took over a year for the deal to close because of the very challenging circumstances, but I persevered. I knew that if the buyer wanted the apartment, which he did, that eventually, everything would work out. I'm certainly not saying it didn't take a lot of work to make it happen, but it happened." While Matthew may be a bit more laid back than your stereotypical broker, that's not to say he lacks tenacity. Far from it. "I have an approach that's not overbearing, but as soon as I know a client wants something, I'll do everything in my power to make it happen. That's when I go into my aggressive mode. That's when I focus on keeping things moving along, including, quite often, doing things that are not technically my job. But, in my mind, whatever gets you closer to completion is my job. Period." In addition to an enthusiasm for hard work and overcoming challenges, Matthew is passionate about seeing potential that others might overlook. "I love seeing spaces that need work — imagining the possibilities and pointing those possibilities out to a client that wouldn't necessarily see them at first glance." That ability to spot a diamond in the rough is demonstrated in his personal real estate endeavors as well. Matthew purchased a 1910 Sag Harbor farmhouse and is in full swing in restoring and renovating the home. Not only did he spot the potential in a house that sat untouched for two years in a hot market, but he also took note of the little things the seller and broker did wrong in marketing the property — that's the value and foresight that Matthew brings to his clients. "Whenever I go in to pitch a listing, I always advise clients how to get the most value. I'm not scared to tell people that we need to roll up our sleeves and do some work to get a home on the market properly. Quite often I manage that process for my clients." In fact, Matthew just recently sold an investment property the California-based sellers hadn't seen in 15 years. "It need to be renovated. It needed a lot of sprucing up. I coordinated all of that and took care of the staging. I worked on the listing for over two months before it even came on the market, but I really, truly enjoyed it. The apartment ultimately sold in three days well over the asking price. The sellers were amazingly appreciative and thrilled at the unexpected sales price." This full-service, hands-on mindset speaks to Matthew's approach to every client engagement. Working nearly exclusively by referral, he considers every single recommendation to be a great honor. "I'm absolutely passionate about fulfilling my client's needs. I don't look at anything as one deal — I look at every referral as the opportunity to cultivate a client for life." While embracing hard work, remaining adaptable and devoting himself to peerless client service have driven his real estate success, he also has a secret weapon —a freakishly photographic memory when it comes to addresses and deals. Mention practically any building in the city, and Matthew can supply the address and transactions of note. "For the most part, I remember every deal I've ever done — the address, the apartment number and the closing price," he says. More than a mere party trick, this building-by-building knowledge of the city is invaluable when working with buyers or setting sales prices.
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