Maria E. Daou
Real Estate Professional
Licensed Assoc. Real Estate Broker
Consistently ranking among the top 10 producers at Warburg Realty, Maria Daou closed more than $100 million in sales in the last few years alone. She was named one of America’s top real estate agents by sales volume in 2019 and 2018’s REAL Trends Ranking. Such success is in large part the result of Maria’s incomparable knowledge of the inner workings of co-ops, condos, townhouses, and new developments from Lower Manhattan through the Upper East and West Sides.

Maria gleaned her market knowledge by working In New York City with both buyers and sellers for more than two decades, having become a broker in 1998. Her depth and breadth of experience gives her a unique insight into the psychology of buyers, something she calls upon to maximize the value of her sellers’ properties. At the same time, Maria’s empathy and determination ensure that buyers do not settle for anything less than their perfect home. (Having raised three daughters here in the city as a single mother, she knows firsthand just how important it is to find the ideal home for your needs.) Her no-nonsense style paired with her willingness to guide clients through the buying, selling, and subletting processes has led many of them to work with Maria repeatedly. In fact, repeat clients and referrals make up nearly all of her business.

Maria grew up in Lebanon but has called New York City home for more than 25 years. A Barnard College graduate, she also worked in corporate relocation and as an on-site broker for a multimillion-dollar Upper East Side development. She speaks fluent Arabic and conversational French, which has helped her broker deals for a diverse clientele.

Besides being dedicated to serving her clients, Maria is committed to supporting healthy lifestyle habits for kids. She has pledged 1% of her commissions to Wellness in the Schools, a national nonprofit that provides nutrition and fitness education to public school students.


Apartment Therapy
Even when the process goes totally smoothly from start to finish, buying a house requires a lot of mental and emotional energy. Over the last three years, this already exhausting process has somehow gotten even more draining. Prospective homebuyers… More
Wall Street Journal
If you are serious about selling your home now, don’t get greedy with the asking price. This is still a seller’s home market as there simply aren’t enough affordable homes for sale in many parts of the country…. More
Carefully designed with utmost attention to detail, the residence is a tour-de-force of bespoke design, initially crafted by AD100 designers Leroy Street Studio and further enhanced to the most luxurious standards by designer Natalia Miyar. A… More
Lux Exposé
90 Morton Street, APT PH-9B, is a $19,150,000 home that has recently hit the market with broker Maria E. Daou of Coldwell Banker Warburg. This three-bedroom, three-and-a-half-bathroom West Village penthouse features an expansive living area with… More
Lux Exposé
A three-bedroom, three-and-a-half-bathroom penthouse that sits atop 90 Morton – the West Village’s most coveted new condominium – is listed for $19,150,000 with broker Maria Daou of Coldwell Banker Warburg (co-listed with Reuveni LLC). Comprising more than 3,600 square feet, the… More
In August, Becki Danchik, a broker with Coldwell Banker Warburg, listed a $385,000 studio on the Upper West Side. Within ten days, it was in contract for over the asking price. The housing market was cooling… More
Brick Underground
New York City brokers are bracing for an “absolutely dead” sales market this summer but that could be good news for buyers who are unscathed by current economic conditions.
Mortgage Research Center
Mortgage rates in the U.S. this week reached the highest level since 2008, after gaining almost three-quarters of a percentage point since the beginning of June, according to a Freddie Mac report on Thursday.
Coldwell Banker Global Luxury Website
1 West End Avenue Apt 38A by Maria Daou featured.  
1 West End Avenue, Apt. 38A by Maria Daou featured
New York Post
1 West End Avenue, Apt. 38A by Maria Daou featured
1 West End Avenue, Apt. 38A by Maria Daou featured
1 West End Avenue, Apt. 38A by Maria Daou featured
Modern Luxury Manhattan
1 West End Avenue, Apt. 38A by Maria Daou featured.
100 West 93rd Street, Apartment 19F by Maria Daou and Adjina Dekidjiev featured
Lux Exposé
100 West 93rd Street, Apartment 19F and 15H by Maria Daou and Adjina Dekidjiev featured These Marvelous Condos Boast Proximity to All the Upper West Side Has to Offer
Forbes Advisor
Maria Daou comments.
Featured: 15 West 63rd Street, Apt 23B by Bonnie Lindenbaum; 52 East End Avenue, 35th Floor by Annie Gruenberger & Rebecca Blacker; 15 West 12th Street, Apt 3F by James Harrison; Warburg’s Q2 2021 Market Report. Maria… More
Crain's New York
Karen Kostiw & Maria Daou comment.
Forbes Global Properties
Mihal Gartenberg, Chris Totaro, and Frederick Peters comment, 260 Park Ave. South #4H by Allison Chiaramonte and Tania Isacoff Friedland, 1165 Park Avenue #14B by Maria Daou and Lisa Chajet, and 315 Seventh Avenue #8A by… More
Lux Exposé
35 West 92nd Street Apt. PHD by Lisa Chajet and Maria Daou featured.
Wall Street Journal
Brick Underground
131 East 93rd Street, 8A by Maria Daou featured.
Lux Exposé
99 Jane St, Apt 5B by Jacqueline Kurtz, 20 West 68th Street Apt 3B by Jeanne Byers and George Case, 243 West End Avenue Apt 1008 by Lisa Camillieri, 130 East 67th Street Apt 3C by… More
Lux Expose
175 Riverside Drive, Apt 5K by Maria E. Daou and Victoria Hersh featured. Live Right Across the Street from Riverside Park in the Stately Landmarked Residence
FOX Business
Rachel Lustbader, Maria Daou, and Arlene Reed comments.
Mansion Global
Maria Daou and George Case comments.
New York Times
109 West 82nd Street, No. 1A by Maria Daou featured.
Real Estate Weekly
302 West 79th Street-5D by Maria Daou and Jeremy Kamm featured. Done deals: One in (under) a million
Lux Exposé
305 West 72nd Street, Apt 6B by Maria Daou and Victoria Hersh. Arched Doorways and Elegance Sparkle in UWS $1.995M Pre-war Gem
302 West 79th Street, Apt 5D by Maria Daou and Jeremy Kamm featured, 344 West 12th Street, Apt 5D by Wendy Arriz and Sophie Harris featured
302 West 79th Street, Apt 5D by Maria Daou and Jeremy Kamm featured.
Maria Daou and Gerard Splendore comment.
US News and World Report
Maria Daou mentioned.
New York Times
25 Central Park West, 3M by Maria Daou featured.
Apartment Therapy
Maria Daou comments.
Maria Daou comments.
Apartment Therapy
Agent Maria Daou comments.
Agent Maria Daou, Rowena Dasgupta, and Sheila Trichter comment.
Maria Daou talks tips on how to quickly move before the holidays.
Maria Daou talks about what house hunters must master when looking for a new home.
New York Post
The New York Post talks about the history of this 3-bedroom unit at 310 W. 72nd Street. Once home to the late conductor Maurice Peress and his wife, this fourth-floor combo unit boasts original hardwood floors, crown moldings… More
US News and World Report
Maria Daou talks with US News and World Report about the rise of the single female homeowner.
REAL Trends
Maria Daou was named one of REAL Trends America’s Top Real Estate Agents by Sales Volume in 2017.
Apartment Therapy
Agent Maria Daou comments.
City Realty
Maria Daou’s listing at 25 Central Park West was included in a roundup of great new listings on the Upper West Side. Read more:  
New York Times
New York Times advertisement celebrating Warburg Realty’s 2017 Top 10 Producers.
The New York Post
Hollywood power couple Terence and Rachel Winter have put their chic Upper West Side pied-a-terre on the market for $1.29 million, a one-bedroom apartment at 104 W. 70th Street.  The listing broker is Maria Daou, of Warburg… More
Wall Street Journal
With a listing across from The Metropolitan Museum of Art, Maria Daou talks to Leigh Kamping-Carder about the cost of homes near top NYC landmarks.
The Real Deal
CEO Fred Peters discusses recruitment tactics within the industry. Maria Daou, a longtime Warburg agent who returned to the company after a couple years with another firm, is also mentioned.
Real Estate Weekly
Warburg CEO Frederick Peters, along with Steve Goldschmidt, Camille Duvall-Hero, Susan Fishman, Charles Russell, Brennan Zahler, Jason Haber, Mary Dunne, Maria Daou, and Bill Kowalczuk attend REBNY’s annual Deal of the Year Charity Gala.
Brick Underground
Maria Daou’s listing at 876 Park Avenue has an entry gallery worthy of an art collection.
Real Estate Weekly
Maria Daou talks about how her foreign upbringing helps her relate to an international clientele, and how it influences her business. 


Testimonial from Jakki K.

Last summer, I needed to get my mother a place near me in Park Slope, fast! She had a

month-to-month rental in South Slope, twenty blocks from us, which was taxing for her and for me to drop my baby off for child care. I was working with a great agent, but often, I sent him the leads I found on Street Easy.


Then came Joy! Apparently her years of experience in sales take nothing away from her ability in the rental market.


Within days, she sent me listings that were within my budget and only a block or two from me.  She reached out to the listing agents, including one agent who pulled her listing off the market within a few minutes of posting it because hundreds of people applied. Joy helped me prep my paperwork and to negotiate in a way that put me ahead of the pack. By the end of that week, my mother had a place on the same street as me, two blocks down.


I’m reaching out to Joy for my next home in NYC!

Testimonial from RT

Andrea Wernick made the selling of my co-op a smooth and pleasant experience. She knew exactly what to do at every step of the process and gave excellent guidance.  Andrea and her team marketed the apartment well and showed it often leading to an accepted offer and sale.  Andrea was a pleasure to work with and I would recommend her to anyone looking to sell a NYC co-op.

Testimonial from Susan L.

Dear Susan,

The closing, as you know by now, was successfully completed this afternoon. I just wanted to thank you and Michael for all your help and professionalism in making the sale happen. You were straight and clear with me all through the ups and downs – and your guidance was excellent throughout.

I know you understand that for me this has been bittersweet. But “the team of Susans” worked wonderfully and I am really grateful.


Testimonial from Susan Oh

Susan and Michael, Thank you again! This could not have gone so smoothly without you. Both of you are awesome at what you do and thank you for pulling us through this one at the end.


Testimonial from Allan and Jeff Rothman

Annie Cion Gruenberger was absolutely fantastic to work with. She walked us through the entire process from preparing, decluttering, pricing, working with the building, lawyers all the way through to a terrific sale that we were thrilled with. She was always professional but I now truly feel she is a friend. I will recommend her to all my family and friends in the future.

Testimonial from Jonathan S.

Mihal was a great help in finding an apartment rental. I was relocating from out of state. She walked me through the process and lined up multiple virtual showings, all on short notice. Her videos and knowledge were very helpful in finding me a place I was comfortable with. Even after signing the lease she followed up multiple times to make sure all was well.

Testimonial from Alica E.

Mihal did an outstanding job assisting us with purchasing our co-op. While we were searching she checked in frequently and sent us lots of listings. When we found “the one” she helped us negotiate a competitive offer. She was a tremendous help getting through the co-op approval process. She guided us through every step and was always available when we had questions or concerns. She also connected us with a great mortgage banker and I doubt we could’ve landed such a deal without Mihal’s connection. She is very caring and committed. We really felt we were in good hands with the entire process with Mihal’s knowledge and expertise.

Testimonial from Chiti P. and Bill K.

We used the Gottlieb Team to sell our last apartment and buy our current one. Both experiences were smooth, efficient and thorough from start to finish. Particularly when it came time for the negotiating part, they smartly managed the process — maximizing our expectations — and provided a calming presence when we needed it. Their professionalism, punctuality and persistence set them apart in the real estate market. If we move again, they’ll be our first call.

Testimonial from Kristina L.

Mihal did a fantastic job assisting us with the purchase of our apartment. Her expertise in the neighborhoods of the market was essential in determining the purchase pricing along with the future resale value. Mihal was involved from start to finish. She gave great advice, did lots of virtual tours and was extremely patient when it came to our hectic travel schedules.

Testimonial from J&J Moya

Dear Andrea, 
We wish to thank you for all your efforts in making the sale of our studio apartment at Plaza 400 successful–and pleasant. From start to finish, we appreciated your sincerity, experience, patience, artistic touches and sound advice. Your impeccable attention to details and your gracious style set you apart and above others in your profession. We especially noted that you treated the sale of our small apartment with the same care you handled your larger listings. 

We would also like to compliment your associate Donald M. Toresco. He was always a gentleman ready and willing to help. We wish him a long and successful career in Real Estate.

Coldwell Banker Warburg is fortunate to have you and Donald on their staff. Andrea, we were fortunate to have you as our Broker.

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