Born and raised in Manhattan, Matthew Lesser joined Leslie J. Garfield & Co. in 2005 overseeing the Gramercy Park, Chelsea, and Central Village business. In 2014, Matthew was named Partner of the firm. Matthew Lesser is a founding member of the Lesser Kantha Team, where his team ranked #8 in New York and #45 nationwide in transaction volume (REAL Trends 2017 rankings as seen in the Wall Street Journal).
Matthew has represented over $1 billion in residential, commercial and institutional real estate, and been responsible for the sale and leasing of over 150 properties. He has been consistently ranked a “Top 100 Residential Agent” by The Real Deal Magazine and frequently noted in publications such as the Wall Street Journal, NY Times, Daily News, NY Observer and Real Estate Weekly.
Some of Matthew’s notable sales include the set record for the most expensive Upper West Side single family townhouse in 2011 at 247 Central Park West for $22,375,000, brokered the sale of the Henry T. Sloane Mansion at 18 East 68th Street which sold for over $30,000,000, acted as advisor to the purchaser on 45 John Street which sold for $47,000,000 and acted as a consultant to the purchaser of 14 Wall Street which sold for $303 million in 2012. Matthew also set the record for the highest price per square foot paid on a west village townhouse less than 20’-wide, at 41 Charles Street that sold for $14.5 million and $3,474 per/sq. ft.
Matthew was a graduate of Trevor Day School in Manhattan and later earned a BS degree from Skidmore College with a Business Management major and an Economics minor. While at Skidmore, Matt played four years of Division III basketball. He remains active in the community as a member of both Friends of Skidmore Athletics and Friends of The President. Matthew is also a member of Sunningdale Country Club, Real Estate Board of New York (REBNY), and Young Mens & Womens Real Estate Association (YMWREA). He currently resides in Scarsdale, New York with his wife Erin and their two children Riley and Jillian.
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