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Elizabeth Lee Sample is one of the most successful real estate brokers in New York City. She and her business partner, Brenda Powers, have a total sales volume of $2.3 billion in residential sales and hundreds of millions in rental volume. She is responsible for some of the largest and most important real estate transactions in Manhattan. In 2014, 2015, 2016, 2018, 2019, 2020, and 2022, Elizabeth and Brenda ranked in the Top 10 at Sotheby's International Realty in NYC.
Elizabeth is the Board President of Residences at the Mandarin Oriental Hotel, New York for 18 years, and is on the Board of the Master Association of the Deutsche Bank Center, where Elizabeth and Brenda have transacted over half a billion dollars to date.
They are routinely included in The Wall Street Journal / REALTrends exclusive list of America's Best. They are ranked by Sotheby's International Realty, Inc. as the top 100 agents nationally and among Anywhere Real Estate Inc. top 1% in sales on a yearly basis. They were identified by The Real Deal as the 5th-highest listing brokers in 2010 and 2011, 6th in 2012 and 2013, and 12th in 2014. Elizabeth and Brenda held listings in Forbes 'Top 10 Most Expensive Properties for Sale' in 2004-2007, 2009, 2010, 2013, and 2015. Elizabeth and Brenda were named to Gotham's 'New York Billion Dollar Brokers.' Elizabeth was quoted as one of the industry's biggest players for her inside look at NYC's evolution into the luxury playground for the global 1%, featuring never-before-told accounts in the Real Deal's 'The Kings of New York' book published in 2022.
In 2017 to 2023 the SamplePowers Team expanded their brand working in the Hamptons, Miami and Palm Beach for their clients. Traveling with them to assist in their real estate investments as far and wide as the South of France and London. In 2022, they sold 6D at 15 Central Park West for $20M, representing both the seller and buyer. They sold PH 75AB at The Residences at The Mandarin Oriental for $32M / $6,007 a ft. In May 2019, they sold at 1010 Park Avenue 3-4 for $24.75M. They were responsible for the sale of The Plaza Hotel's residential PH-2003 for $29M in March 2019 and PH-2009 for $32.7M in 2017. The sale of PH-2003 was the highest dollar per square foot ever achieved in the building. Additionally, in November 2018, they closed on 432 Park Avenue upper floor B line for $29M. In January 2019, they closed on Apt 75CE at 80 Columbus Circle Residences representing both sides. They were also responsible for the highest sale ever at the Residences at The Mandarin Oriental New York, PH-77B closed for a record $38.9M or $8062 per square foot. In 2016, they handled the sale of PH-78 at 25 Columbus Circle for $51.5M representing the buyer and seller, and 157 West 57th Street Apt 62A for $31M. In 1998 they sold the Pierre PH Triplex for $20.5M - the largest deal ever transacted in the 20 century in NYC residential real estate.
They work hand and hand with all major developers in NYC assisting with building and apartment layouts, finishes and pricing and marketing. Elizabeth possesses an encyclopedic knowledge of the Manhattan real estate market and has an excellent business sense. She is low-key and personable, a winning combination which has earned her a stellar reputation during her career selling residential and commercial properties. A swift glance at Elizabeth's current listings and past sales immediately indicate that she is more than comfortable in the world of high-end luxury properties. She recognizes residential real estate's dual role as a personal investment and as an important financial one. This is where her keen financial acumen comes into play. From small to large transactions, Elizabeth always gives her full and undivided attention. A winning smile, a calm assured manner, and unparalleled knowledge of the market inspire confidence that one's purchase or sale is being handled by a consummate and most dedicated professional.