Meet the Founders

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Jonathan Isaacs
& Steven Ganz

Aligned Real Estate is a New York City-based residential real estate brokerage that provides expert services for buyers, sellers, developers and investors.

Co-founders Jonathan Isaacs and Steven Ganz have marketed and sold hundreds of condominium, co-op, townhouse and new development properties. They are highly regarded for their keen understanding of their clients' needs and have earned a reputation for discretion, responsiveness, candor and high ethical standards.

Experience

Isaacs' and Ganz' vision of superior real estate brokerage services evolved from years of experience as top New York City brokers.

Jonathan Isaacs

Jonathan Isaacs has established himself as one of the most influential brokers in New York City today, having recently been involved in approximately $700 million worth of real estate transactions. In 2006, Jonathan was the top grossing “Rookie” broker in all of Manhattan, totaling more than $47 million in sales. In 2007, Jonathan set a record for the most expensive downtown condominium ever put into contract and in 2011 he set the record for the most expensive Flatiron condo ever sold.  He maintains an encyclopedic knowledge of the market, inventory and historic trades, digging for non-public information and dissecting every datapoint.

Additionally, Jonathan is actively involved in the capital markets and investment sales, with primary contacts and quiet information pertaining to some of New York’s most coveted properties. He has represented some of Manhattan’s most notorious real estate families, developers, private equity firms and leading NYC institutions, all while maintaining the utmost of discretion and confidentiality.

An accomplished athlete, Jonathan captained his nationally top-ranked lacrosse team while at Gettysburg College, leading his team to the NCAA Tournament all four years during his tenure. Outside of Aligned, Jonathan is a founding member of CORE4, a charitable organization aiming to help those in need in New York City.

Steven Ganz

Steven Ganz has been representing buyers, sellers and developers of luxury residential real estate in New York City since 1998. Having spent eight years as part of the top downtown brokerage team at Douglas Elliman, Steven left in 2005 to become a founding member of CORE Group Marketing. In 2009, Steven co-founded Aligned Real Estate with his partner, Jonathan Isaacs. Steven maintains long-term relationships with his clients, who often buy and sell multiple properties through him. With more than $900,000,000 in gross sales, Steven also has extensive experience in branding and marketing new development properties, having had an instrumental role in some of New York City’s most successful projects. Additionally, in 2006, Mr. Ganz brokered record setting sales of the most expensive townhouse ever sold below 34th Street and the most expensive townhouse ever sold east of Gramercy Park.

Steven holds a Chemistry AB from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, and won the UNC-Chapel Hill book award for third level organic chemistry in 1990. A former professional jazz saxophonist, Steven also holds a BFA in Jazz Performance from New School Jazz and Contemporary Music program. Steven placed high in the 1996 Thelonius Monk Institute saxophone competition, was the New School’s youngest professor in the early 1990’s, and played lead tenor in Charli Persip’s Supersound band from 1992 to 1999. He released a quartet recording entitled “First Steps” with his brother, Keith, in 1999, to very positive reviews and extensive radio airplay. In addition to playing jazz, Steven loves swimming, boxing, and reading. Steven, his wife, and two young sons, live near Lincoln Center and enjoy traveling internationally whenever they can.

Successful Transactions

The listings below present a partial sampling of buildings Jonathan & Steven have successfully transacted in, often multiple times.

279 Central Park West
135 West 79th St.
240 East 79th St.
263 West End Ave
174 East 75th Street
50 Central Park West
3 Lincoln Center
81 East 65th St.
605 Park Avenue
181 East 65th St.
Fifteen Central Park West
51 Fifth Avenue
607 Hudson St.
50 West 15th St.
80 Riverside Boulevard
30 West St.
551 West 21 St.
230 East 52nd St.
500 West 43rd St.
225 East 34th St.
130 West 30th St.
109 West 26th St.
150 West 26th St.
122 East 25th St.

252 Seventh Ave.
One Madison Park
5 East 22nd St.
116 West 22nd St.
136 West 22nd St.
53 N Moore St.
208 East 18th St.
11 North Moore St.
The Greenwich Lane
551 West 21st St.
201 West 17th St.
555 West 22nd St.
304 East 18th St.
235 East 22nd St.
205 Third Ave.
31 West 21st St.
260 Park Ave. South
42 East 20th St
129 West 20th St.
234 West 20th St.
889 Broadway
141 Fifth Avenue
332 West 19th St.
12-14 West 18th St.
144 West 18th St.

211 West 18th St.
304 West 18th St.
133 West 17th St.
151 West 17th St.
246 West 17th St.
270 West 17th St
161 West 16th St
10 West 15th St
285 Lafayette St.
92 Laight St.
166 Perry St.
212 East 29th St.
560 West 24th St.
323 Pacific St.
10 East 14th St.
345 West 13th St.
43 West 13th St.
49 East 12th St.
111 Fourth Ave
822 Greenwich St.
67 East 11th St.
115 East 9th St
35 West 9th St.
10 West 10th St.
99 Jane St.

256 West 10th St.
684 Broadway
50 Bond St.
250 Mercer St.
48 Great Jones St.
88 Bleecker St.
468 West Broadway
420 West Broadway
565 Broadway
109 Prince St.
468 West Broadway
175 Sullivan St.
416 Washington St.
25 East 4th St.
56 Leonard St.
20 Greene St.
133 Wooster St.
2 Charlton St.
534 Hudson St.
250 West St.
345 West Broadway
500 Greenwich St.
44 Laight St.
472 Broome St.
39 Vestry St.

79 Laight St.
161 Hudson St.
135 West 79th St.
125 Central Park North
50 Central Park West
350 West 53rd St.
246 West 17th St.
148 East 24th St.
650 Sixth Ave.
425 East 13th St.
20 Greene St.
The Aldyn
300 East 77th St.
7 Hubert St.
90 Hudson St.
152 Franklin St.
16 Hudson St.
303 Greenwich St.
366 Broadway
62 Beach St.
150 Nassau St.
15 Broad St.
One Vandam
30 Grove St.

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