A top producer, ranked among America’s Best by Real Trends 2020 and 2019, Mae H. Bagai is a Senior Global Real Estate Advisor at Sotheby’s International Realty. Based in New York City, she offers her discerning clientele an extraordinary level of service, enhanced by her strong financial background, vast international network, and incomparable hard work ethic.
Mae specializes in new construction, resale of condominiums, cooperatives, and townhouses in Manhattan. She has broken numerous sales records, selling homes in the shortest number of days in several buildings and achieving record prices for new development projects including 160 Leroy Street, the sell-out of 225 West 17th Street, and 533 East 12th Street.
A master at navigating complex transactions, Mae and her team enjoy privileged access to the world’s most qualified buyers through the Sotheby’s International Realty network of 75 countries and territories as well as the Sotheby’s auction house. Mae has represented many elite clients, among them leading international families and individuals from Asia and Europe. She also enjoys solid relationships with family offices and private wealth advisors. Her marketing and sales team’s combined talents uniquely position them to advise local and international buyers, sellers, and developers with both global outreach and local real estate market expertise.
Mae provides her seller and developer clients with exceptional sales savvy and marketing ingenuity that fully and creatively utilize traditional and digital techniques to optimize exposure, generate interest, and command the highest sales price in the least number of days on the market. Her buyers and investors appreciate her sharp listening skills, keen attention to detail, extraordinary patience, and exclusive access to off-market opportunities that expedite securing the most suitable properties. Mae’s eye for design, vast market knowledge, and worldwide connections and resources are great assets for her loyal clients seeking to purchase, sell, or invest in real estate globally.
In addition to representing buyers and sellers at all price points, some of Mae’s significant sales include:
•225 West 17th Street, Penthouse Collection + Residences: $52,000,000 (sell-out of 10 new development units + 3 resales)
•533 East 12th Street, Penthouse Collection + Residences: $36,000,000 (sell-out of 26 conversion units)
•160 Leroy Street, Penthouse South: $31,500,000
Prior to joining Sotheby's International Realty, Mae was an associate at UBS Financial Services where she specialized in wealth management. She managed investment portfolios of ultra-high-net-worth clients, comprised of real estate investment trusts, stocks, bonds, and alternative investments. Mae is highly equipped to offer insightful investment analyses and savvy negotiating skills throughout the entire sales process.
A New York City resident since 2005, Mae is passionate about real estate, investments, and the social impact of investing in the nonprofit industry. Mae co-founded Roots and Wings Foundation, a not-for-profit based in New York, dedicated to improving the lives of orphans and vulnerable children and transforming their communities into prosperous, thriving economies for future generations. Mae holds a bachelor’s degree in mathematics and business administration from the University at Albany and a MBA in financial management from the Lubin School of Business at Pace University.