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A repeated award winner and recipient of the prestigious Pinnacle Award in 2013 and Chairman’s Circle Diamond Award, Leonel Piraino heads a seasoned real estate team that serves their diverse clientele with quality service and expertise. Fluent in English, Spanish and Italian, and highly knowledgeable of the New York City market, Leonel Piraino has extensive experience working with local and international buyers, sellers and investors.

Though natives of South America and Europe, each member of the LP TEAM has lived in New York for many years and is passionate about the uniqueness of the city. Their particular forte is navigating foreign clients on both the buy and sell sides through the intricate Manhattan market, providing the thorough education and guidance that lead to smart, confident decisions.

With backgrounds in finance, infrastructure, technology and marketing, LP TEAM brings distinct and relevant skills to each real estate transaction. Adding value to clients in every way, from property research to recommending top attorneys, lenders and designers to streamline your transaction, is this service-oriented team's ultimate goal.

(30 East 76th Street, PHC)

What do you do best?

Negotiating the best deal possible for my clients, whether buyers or sellers.

What makes you the best?

I constantly remain informed of real estate market trends in Manhattan. I also spend a lot of time previewing new developments for my clients. My team also offers me a huge support and the reassurance that results are delivered within deadlines.

How will you stay the best?

I have managed to be a top producer for over 10 years by adapting to all kinds of markets. I will continue to inform my clients appropriately and achieve unparalleled results by doing so.

Biggest success?

Every time a client reaches their goal and acknowledges my help.

What are your aspirations?

Personal: On a personal level, I feel very lucky and satisfied with the family that I have formed. I have a wonderful wife and step daughter, two great dogs, and terrific friends. Perhaps buying a sailboat would top it all off!

Business: To continue to rank in the top 1% of Douglas Elliman agents and deliver the highest grade of service to my clients.

Most challenging moment?

Moving to the U.S. in 1999 with limited funds and not knowing anyone. Solitude was very tricky and could have shaken me down. I remained focused on my career and am happy to say that it turned out great.

What fascinates you?

Human behavior

Favorite Motto:

Do unto others as you would have them do unto you

Favorite People:

My grandfather who was an example of loyalty, selflessness, and honesty. He was a great gentleman.

Favorite Places:

Africa and its wildlife

Favorite Products:

My 1962 Corvette…

Current Passions:

Besides real estate, my charcoal paintings which you can find at www.leonelpiraino.com

(Porter House, 66 Ninth Avenue, 5E)