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Nicole Steel made the transition into residential real estate after an impressive career in international commercial real estate, with more than a decade of client and negotiation focused work.
Ms. Steel is licensed to serve the needs of buyers and sellers in Connecticut and Manhattan. She focuses on the New Canaan and Darien markets with Barbara Cleary’s Realty Guild as well as Manhattan with Brown Harris Stevens in New York, both affiliates of Christies International Real Estate.
Ms. Steel still enjoys her involvement in commercial real estate activity and advisory. She is a member of the New Canaan Board of Realtors, the Darien MLS and the Real Estate Board of New York.
Prior to joining Barbara Cleary’s Realty Guild, she was the director of cross-border investments and worked on the International Capital Markets at Newmark Knight Frank. Here, she originated over $2 billion in advisory work, leading a global team with the company’s regional groups in London, Paris, Munich, Singapore, Manama and Sao Paulo. Spanning 6 continents and 165 offices, she traveled extensively, serving the needs of commercial global real estate investors and owners. Her advisory services included investment sales, purchasing and direct equity placement into real estate assets and portfolios.
Previously, Ms. Steel was with CB Richard Ellis where she was involved in over $5 billion in transactions, from acquisitions of various asset types to developing property marketing strategies and ground-up development projects.
Ms. Steel began her career as a publicist, where she created and managed corporate national and international media strategies working with executives of corporations. Her clients included AXA Financial, Diageo, RUSAL, Julius Baer Bank, Russell Indexes, Steve Madden, Duane Reade and Exclusive Resorts.
Ms. Steel is passionate about community service and is active with several non-profit organizations. She serves on the Board of A Global Friendship, an organization whose aim is to help develop poor communities in an effort to end global poverty. She is also a member of United Nations Women, Junior League and the Young Women’s League of New Canaan.
She holds a B.S. in Finance from GMU in Virginia and studied International Relations in London.
My husband and I were glad to have Nicole as our realtor. We are new
to the Fairfield County area and needed someone who could help us get
our arms around suburban living, especially for folks coming from New
York City. Nicole took the time to show us around. I find her a very
good people reader and listener - which I think any home buyer will
appreciate when your realtor takes cues so well.
More importantly, Nicole respected our wishes and helped us find our
home which came in under our budget. Now that I understand her working
style, I think she's the type who will either lead or play more of a
support role depending on her clients' needs. For us, we needed help
in the negotiation process. Nicole guided us to a reasonable offer
which led to an overall pleasant buying process. Also, knowing we are
first time home buyers, Nicole was pretty meticulous about pointing
out things we should know about (or take actions on) and helped us
prioritize. Overall, she interacted with all parties in a professional
manner and I believe she genuinely puts her client's interests first.
I would also like to share my experience after our contract was
signed. We had a service provider who we wanted to do some work on the
house. I had difficulty meeting this service provider during the week.
Nicole offered to go to the appointment for us. She didn't have to do
this at all - yet she went above and beyond what was expected.
Just wanted to say we couldn't thank her enough for helping us out
when we needed it.
Jane & Gregg
"Rosa and I just want to thank you for all of your help.
While we generally knew the area since we both grew up
in Fairfield County, the in depth understanding of New
Canaan and the properties you provided was a wonderful
assistance in the process. My wife and I were impressed
with your knowledge of the property and the questions
asked to help us in our final decision. We never felt
the pressure to buy. Once the offer was made we felt you
were a true advocate for us in the negotiations. We
always appreciated all the help that you and Barbara
Cleary Realty provided us. We love the town of New
Canaan and we love that we've become close friends
because of this transaction. Thank you again for your
Frank and Rosa F.
"When a long-standing unresolved neighborhood real
estate issuere-surfaced, Nicoles' involvement brought
such a tremendous scope ofunderstanding to the
negotiating table. Nicole helped make us allaware
of so many important details that would have otherwise
goneoverlooked. I was left with the impression that
Nicole is very astute,very engaging and genuinely
concerned for the best possible outcome."