Stan Ponte is a Senior Global Real Estate Advisor and Associate Broker with Sotheby's International Realty - East Side Manhattan Brokerage. He was named the #2 agent across all firms in Manhattan by individual sales volume in 2020 according to "The Thousand" list, an annual national ranking by The Wall Street Journal and REAL Trends.
As a realtor in New York City for the past 25 years, Stan's client list ranges from first-time home buyers to CEOs, philanthropists, hedge fund managers, entertainers and technology thought leaders. Stan's success as a top performer in New York City's white glove firms includes two years of management experience at a global real estate firm, where he honed his business development, branding, and marketing skills.
In 2023, as co-director of Sales, he proudly completed the sellout of The Woolworth Tower Residences. "The opportunity to sell extraordinary homes in the most recognizable and beloved building in the world is one of the proudest moments of my career.'
He is often called on as a keynote speaker, panelist, podcast guest and local, national, and international real estate expert by publications such as The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times, Barron's, Mansion Global, Elite Traveler, Architectural Digest, CNBC, GQ and Forbes. Stan is able to leverage his deep understanding of the global reach of Sotheby's International Realty, bringing him to New Delhi, Hong Kong, Beijing, London, Boston, Stamford, Aspen, Los Angeles, Las Vegas, Barcelona, Madrid and Washington D.C.
Stan is a proud member and co-founder of a referral group of agents in markets outside of New York City and encourages his clients to visit ourtrustednetwork.com to be introduced to his esteemed Sotheby's International Realty colleagues who value professionalism, integrity, and deep local market knowledge. He says, "We treat our referrals for what they truly are, an extension of trust and an invitation to be added as a member of the client's team of real estate advisors."
Stan is a graduate of New York University's Tisch School of the Arts with a BFA in acting and completed the Stella Adler Conservatory program. True to his artistic calling, he is a current board member and former president of The Drama League. Previously, he served on the board of directors of his pre-war condominium. Stan was one of the founding members of the successful Broker's Build with Habitat for Humanity NYC and was recognized with their New Partnerships Award. He is a strong supporter of the Anti-Violence Project, which awarded him with their highest recognition in 2017, The Courage Award. In addition, Stan received the 2020 Bailey House Rand Harlan Skolnick Social Responsibility Award. Stan also supports the Catskill Animal Sanctuary, served as a founding member of the Bedford Playhouse, home of Clive Davis Arts Center, and currently serves on the NYC Leadership Circle of the American Repertory Theater at Harvard University and as vice president of The Steeple Playhouse.
In 2023 Stan received the inaugural Sotheby's International Realty Humanitarian Award.
"My commitment to my friends, family, and non-profit organizations, especially through the theater and public-private partnerships, is paramount to my sense of being a responsible and grateful citizen and a proud contributing member of the community."