Matthew Lesser

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.

Recent Transactions

Sales

  • Property Name
  • Property Type
  • Neighborhood
  • Price
  • 97 Columbia Heights
  • Commercial
  • Brooklyn Heights
  • $58,000,000
  • 18 East 68th Street
  • Single Family
  • Upper East Side
  • $40,000,000
  • 36 East 61st Street
  • Townhouse
  • Upper East Side
  • $36,900,000
  • 124 East 55th Street
  • Commercial
  • Midtown East
  • $22,900,000
  • 11 East 89th Street
  • Single Family
  • $22,500,000
  • 247 Central Park West
  • Single Family
  • Upper West Side
  • $22,375,000
  • 232 East 63rd Street
  • Single Family
  • Upper East Side
  • $18,500,000
  • 119 Columbia Heights
  • Commercial
  • Brooklyn Heights
  • $18,000,000
  • 41 Charles Street
  • Single Family
  • Greenwich Village
  • $15,900,000
  • 215-217 East 26th Street
  • Commercial
  • Gramercy
  • $14,900,000
  • 214-216 West 15th Street
  • Townhouse
  • Chelsea
  • $14,000,000
  • 16 East 82nd Street
  • Townhouse
  • Upper East Side
  • $12,250,000
  • 27 East 11th Street
  • Multi-Family
  • Greenwich Village
  • $11,500,000
  • 227-229 East 58th Street
  • Mixed-Use
  • Midtown East
  • $11,000,000
  • 16 Morton Street
  • Single Family
  • Greenwich Village
  • $10,995,000
  • 160 East 70th Street
  • Townhouse
  • Upper East Side
  • $10,175,000
  • 160 East 70th Street
  • Single Family
  • Upper East Side
  • $9,350,000
  • 441 West 22nd Street
  • Single Family
  • Chelsea
  • $8,750,000
  • 205 East 17th Street
  • Multi-Family
  • Gramercy
  • $8,700,000
  • 301 East 10th Street
  • Townhouse
  • East Village
  • $8,500,000
  • 334 West 20th Street
  • Multi-Family
  • Chelsea
  • $8,500,000
  • 348 West 22nd Street
  • Townhouse
  • Chelsea
  • $8,100,000
  • 313 West 4th Street
  • Single Family
  • West Village
  • $8,100,000
  • 343 East 18th Street
  • Townhouse
  • Gramercy
  • $7,950,000
  • 344 West 20th Street
  • Single Family
  • Chelsea
  • $7,850,000
  • 295 Henry Street
  • Single Family
  • Brooklyn Heights
  • $7,630,000
  • 12 East 95th Street
  • Single Family
  • Upper East Side
  • $7,600,000
  • 137 East 18th Street
  • Single Family
  • Gramercy
  • $7,495,000
  • 107 East 37th Street
  • Multi-Family
  • Midtown East
  • $7,285,000
  • 349 West 22nd Street
  • Townhouse
  • Chelsea
  • $7,250,000
  • 142 East End Avenue
  • Single Family
  • Upper East Side
  • $6,995,000
  • 153 Avenue B
  • Multi-Family
  • East Village
  • $6,850,000
  • 24 Schermerhorn Street
  • Single Family
  • Brooklyn Heights
  • $6,799,000
  • 238 East 19th Street
  • Single Family
  • Gramercy
  • $6,750,000
  • 354 West 20th Street
  • Multi-Family
  • Chelsea
  • $6,750,000
  • 228 East 22nd Street
  • Multi-Family
  • Gramercy
  • $6,300,000
  • 1 Bond Street
  • Single Family
  • East Village
  • $6,251,000
  • 136 East 95th Street
  • Single Family
  • Upper East Side
  • $6,250,000
  • 305 West 29th Street
  • 305 West 29th Street
  • Chelsea
  • $5,700,000
  • 124 East 37th Street
  • Multi-Family
  • Midtown East
  • $5,495,000
  • 222 East 18th Street
  • Multi-Family
  • Gramercy
  • $5,250,000
  • 320 East 19th Street
  • Multi-Family
  • Gramercy
  • $5,000,000
  • 236 East 19th Street
  • Single Family
  • Gramercy
  • $4,995,000
  • 349 West 19th Street
  • Single Family
  • Chelsea
  • $4,850,000
  • 352 East 55th Street
  • Mixed-Use
  • Midtown East
  • $4,800,000
  • 313 East 18th Street
  • Multi-Family
  • Gramercy
  • $4,790,000
  • 143 East 18th Street
  • Single Family
  • Gramercy
  • $4,775,000
  • 235 East 58th Street
  • Mixed-Use
  • Midtown East
  • $4,550,000
  • 39 Bond Street
  • Single Family
  • East Village
  • $4,500,000
  • 276 Hicks Street
  • Single Family
  • Brooklyn Heights
  • $4,495,000
  • 50 Hicks Street
  • Multi-Family
  • Brooklyn Heights
  • $4,400,000
  • 353 East 19th Street
  • Townhouse
  • Gramercy
  • $4,295,000
  • 340 East 19th Street
  • Townhouse
  • Gramercy
  • $4,000,000
  • 293 Henry Street
  • Multi-Family
  • Brooklyn
  • $3,995,000
  • 209 East 48th Street
  • Townhouse
  • Midtown East
  • $3,950,000
  • 349 East 62nd Street
  • Townhouse
  • Upper East Side
  • $3,850,000
  • 346 East 51st Street
  • Multi-Family
  • Midtown East
  • $3,750,000
  • 336 East 19th Street
  • Multi-Family
  • Gramercy
  • $3,650,000
  • 31 Schermerhorn Street
  • Single Family
  • Brooklyn Heights
  • $3,650,000
  • 31 Schermerhorn Street
  • Single Family
  • Brooklyn Heights
  • $3,650,000
  • 121 West 92nd Street
  • Single Family
  • Upper West Side
  • $3,500,000
  • 353 East 19th Street
  • Multi-Family
  • Gramercy
  • $3,500,000
  • 35 West 95th Street
  • Multi-Family
  • Upper West Side
  • $3,395,000
  • 329 East 18th Street
  • Multi-Family
  • Gramercy
  • $3,350,000
  • 431 West 44th Street
  • Single Family
  • East Village
  • $3,195,000
  • 234 Decatur Street
  • Single Family
  • Brooklyn
  • $2,550,000
  • 368 Washington Avenue
  • Multi-Family
  • Brooklyn
  • $2,400,000
  • 250 East 40th Street, Apartment 41C
  • Apartment
  • Midtown East
  • $1,900,000
  • 581A 20th Street
  • Single Family
  • Brooklyn
  • $1,399,000
  • 323 West 83rd Street
  • Apartment
  • Upper West Side
  • $975,000
  • 425 East 13th Street, Apartment 3B
  • Apartment
  • East Village
  • $875,000
  • 315 East 77th Street, Apartment 4J
  • Apartment
  • Upper East Side
  • $599,000

Rentals

  • Property Name
  • Property Type
  • Neighborhood
  • Price
  • 1 Bond Street
  • Condominium
  • NoHo
  • $40,000
  • 114 West 13th
  • Single Family
  • Greenwich Village
  • $30,000
  • 124 East 37th Street
  • Townhouse
  • Midtown East
  • $25,000
  • 228 East 58th Street
  • Commercial
  • Midtown East
  • $25,000
  • 46 Perry Street
  • Single Family
  • Greenwich Village
  • $25,000
  • 180 East 93rd Street
  • Apartment
  • Upper East Side
  • $23,000
  • 138 East 92nd
  • Single Family
  • Upper East Side
  • $22,000
  • 22 West 16th Street
  • Townhouse
  • Chelsea
  • $20,000
  • 349 East 19th Street
  • Single Family
  • Gramercy
  • $20,000
  • 228 East 58th Street
  • Single Family
  • Midtown East
  • $20,000
  • 138 East 92nd Street
  • Single Family
  • Upper East Side
  • $19,000
  • 138 East 92nd Street
  • Single Family
  • $19,000
  • 138 East 92nd Street
  • Single Family
  • Upper East Side
  • $19,000
  • 247 East 32nd Street
  • Townhouse
  • Midtown East
  • $18,500
  • 247 East 32nd Street
  • Single Family
  • Midtown East
  • $18,000
  • 22 West 16th Street
  • Single Family
  • $16,000
  • 118 Washington Place
  • Single Family
  • Greenwich Village
  • $15,000
  • 125 East 10th Street
  • Single Family
  • East Village
  • $15,000
  • 147 East 18th Street
  • Single Family
  • Gramercy
  • $15,000
  • 221 East 62nd Street
  • Apartment
  • Upper East Side
  • $14,250
  • 7 Leroy Street
  • Single Family
  • Greenwich Village
  • $13,950
  • 138 East 92nd Street
  • Townhouse
  • Upper East Side
  • $13,500
  • 340 East 19th Street, Garden Triplex
  • Apartment
  • Gramercy
  • $13,063
  • 158 East 70th Street
  • Single Family
  • Upper East Side
  • $13,000
  • 7.5 Leroy Street
  • Single Family
  • West Village
  • $13,000
  • 227 East 58th Street
  • Single Family
  • Midtown East
  • $13,000
  • 237 West 26th Street
  • Condominium
  • Chelsea
  • $11,500
  • 227 East 58th Street
  • Apartment
  • Midtown East
  • $11,000
  • 221 East 62nd Street
  • Single Family
  • Upper East Side
  • $11,000
  • 106 Washington Place
  • Single Family
  • Greenwich Village
  • $11,000
  • 340 East 19th Street, Upper Duplex
  • Apartment
  • Gramercy
  • $10,950
  • 353 East 18th Street
  • Single Family
  • Gramercy
  • $10,000
  • 229 East 58th Street
  • Single Family
  • Midtown East
  • $10,000
  • 436 West 20th Street
  • Apartment
  • Chelsea
  • $9,000
  • 303 East 18th Street
  • Apartment
  • Gramercy
  • $8,500
  • 303 East 18th Street
  • Single Family
  • Gramercy
  • $8,000
  • 303 East 18th Street
  • Townhouse
  • Gramercy
  • $6,995
  • 303 East 18th Street
  • Townhouse
  • Gramercy
  • $6,950
  • 227 East 58th Street, Second Floor
  • Commercial
  • Midtown East
  • $6,650
  • 147 East 18th Street
  • Multi-Family
  • Gramercy
  • $4,950
  • 341 East 18th Street #2
  • Apartment
  • Gramercy
  • $4,400