Aghravi joins Compass Commercial

April 02, 2019 - Front Section

New York, NY According to Adelaide Polsinelli and Ronda Rogovin, vice chairs of Compass, the investment sales division continues its expansion with the addition of Azita Aghravi. 

Aghravi has been a commercial sales broker for over 30 years. Over the past 12 years Aghravi has closed over $1.5 billion of sales of both commercial and residential properties. Aghravi’s areas of concentration are elevatored apartment buildings, vacant buildings for hotel or residential development, walk-ups with a strong retail component, office buildings and commercial condominiums.

“We have hired one of the best investment sales brokers in the industry,” said Polsinelli, vice chair at Compass Commercial. “Aghravi is a major deal-maker and a highly respected professional who has built long-standing relationships with a diverse group of top real estate professionals.”

“She will serve as a mentor for our rising stars,” Rogovin said. “And as a valued member of our team, Aghravi will further enhance our operation by contributing to the division’s overall strategy and direction.”

Aghravi’s notable transactions include “The Chatsworth” aka 342-344 West 72nd St., an elevatored landmark property in the Upper West Side; 989 Avenue of the Americas, a 20-story, 20-unit, 96,000 s/f office building; two seven-story commercial buildings located at 443 Greenwich St.; and 364-370 West 18th St. aka “Stonehenge 18,” a pre-war mixed-use residential building.

Aghravi joined Eastern Consolidated in 1989 where she was a was a principal until the company’s closure in July 2018. She was the recipient of Eastern Consolidated’s 2004 and 2007 “Broker of the Year” Award,  was also designated a “Commercial Broker All Star” by Real Estate New York and named a “Woman of Achievement” by Real Estate Weekly and New York Real Estate Journal. Aghravi is often cited in the press on a number of topics relating to commercial real estate.

She is a member of The Real Estate Board of New York. She is also on the executive board of WIZO USA and is Vice President of the Persian Jewish Center. Aghravi holds a B.S. from New York University. 

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