Serena Boardman, Senior Global Real Estate Advisor and Associate Broker, is a graduate of the Chapin School, Brooks School and Brown University, where she majored in Art History and Political Science.
Before she began her career in real estate, Serena was employed at Sotheby's Auction House in the European and English Furniture Departments and then at LuxuryFinder.com.
Serena started with Sotheby's International Realty in 2001. Since that time she has sold in excess of $1 billion dollars of property and has consistently been ranked as a top producer. The Wall Street Journal has ranked Serena as the number one broker in the United States by sales volume. And she is currently the highest producing Sotheby's International Realty broker.
Serena works in the co-op, condominium and townhouse markets both on the Upper East Side and downtown. Focusing on the sale of top-tier properties, Serena's career highlights include achieving two record price sales of $48 million and $33 million for Fifth Avenue prewar cooperatives and the sale of a landmark Park Avenue townhouse for $31.5 million. In each of these transactions, Serena represented the buyer and the seller.
More recently, in 2012 Serena represent sellers of two spectacular Fifth Avenue and Park Avenue penthouse apartments, achieving $40 million and $39 million selling prices without formally listing either apartment on the market.
Other significant sales in 2012 include a $70 million condominium on Central Park South and a $25 million landmarked mansion in Carnegie Hill.
Additionally, Serena has sold numerous other spectacular prewar cooperative apartments in important JER Carpenter and Rosario Candela buildings including 820 Fifth Avenue, 834 Fifth Avenue, 960 Fifth Avenue, 2 East 70th Street, 720 Park Avenue and 550 Park Avenue among others.
More recently Serena sold a beautifully renovated 20-foot townhouse for $19.6 million, which set the record as the third highest price achieved for a 20-foot townhouse in Manhattan. She has also set a record per square foot price for the sale of a penthouse at One Beacon Court. In addition to these major sales, much of Serena's time is dedicated to selling properties in the range of $3 to $15 million.
Serena enjoys working with a variety of American and international clients from the financial, media, entertainment and real estate worlds. She is enthusiastic, hardworking and discreet and is well known as a keen architectural devotee.
In addition to her work, Serena is also very committed to supporting a number of city-based charitable institutions including New York-Presbyterian Hospital/Weill Cornell Medical Center and the Boys and Girls Club of New York. Serena also serves on the Board of the Municipal Arts Society.