Mihal Gartenberg
Real Estate Professional
Licensed Assoc. Real Estate Broker
“I like how Warburg Realty affords my clients a luxury experience in a boutique environment.”

Mihal began her real estate career with a company that purchases and repositions distressed hotels. For several years, she travelled around the country gaining insights on the strengths and weaknesses of various national markets in hotels and hotel development. With a background deeply rooted in the belief that real estate is an asset class and the seed to generational wealth creation, she has used her past experience to help both commercial and residential real estate clients.

On the one hand, she has cultivated a unique practice where commercial and residential real estate interests meet. She helps investors evaluate upcoming projects and works with them to maximize their rental profits or otherwise reposition their properties for development, sale, or conversion.

On the other hand, Mihal works with buyers and sellers in the residential real estate market. She believes in combining traditional technology with the latest marketing tools (e.g. Artificial Intelligence) to help her sellers achieve the maximum value of their home in the shortest timeframe. And by listening closely to her buyers’ needs, she effectively matches them to their new home and has a 100% buyer approval rate in New York City’s challenging co-op market.

Institutions including Fortune 500 companies and Ivy League Schools have invited Mihal to speak to their colleagues and clients on real estate matters. She moderates panels and hosts seminars to educate her clients and partners on real estate trends. Moreover, national news media and industry papers from US News & World Reports to The Real Deal quote Mihal as an expert in her field on both commercial and residential real estate topics.

Mihal first moved to Manhattan to attend Columbia University where she hosted a weekly radio talk show, featuring artists. While completing her studies, she sought, located, and booked half-hour interviews with 200 high-profile personalities including Michael Caine, Colin Firth, Norman Jewison, Joseph Gordon Levitt, Lucy Liu, Viggo Mortensen, Ridley Scott, and Franco Zeffirelli.

Press

11.2.22
Apartment Therapy
“Kitchens are one of the most important areas of a home, and it is smart to keep the color scheme primarily neutral — whites, grays, and taupes. That being said, if appropriate to the style of the… More
11.1.22
Apartment Therapy
After they walk through the front door, it’s not uncommon for buyers to make a beeline right to the kitchen — the living room can wait. “The kitchen is the heart of the home,” says New York City real… More
10.13.22
Money.com
A few months ago, buyers would do just about anything to snag a home. Now, they’re reneging on deals at the highest rate seen in years. That’s right: According to real estate brokerage Redfin, over 15%… More
9.26.22
Apartment Therapy
Aside from the fact that it only involves what will perhaps be the biggest investment you’ll make in your lifetime, Mihal Gartenberg, an agent with Coldwell Banker Warburg, has the answer to this question: “Because you are not in… More
8.3.22
Apartment Therapy
As a real estate writer, browsing online home listings is part of my job. Every now and then as I’m scrolling through single-family homes for sale, I’ll see an outlier listing: Instead of the normal exterior… More
7.25.22
Hunker
With interest rates on the rise, many homeowners and hopeful homebuyers are looking for alternative ways to lower their costs. Enter the adjustable-rate mortgage, or ARM. ARMs are known for their lower introductory rate, making them a… More
7.15.22
Realtor.com
The current real estate market is a little like a theme park ride: It’s unpredictable with twists and surprises at every turn. If you’re a buyer who’s been in it for a minute (read: the better half of… More
6.30.22
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. https://www.brickunderground.com/buy/how-buyers-can-take-advantage-slow-summer-sales-negotiate-discount-pricing-condo-co-op-nyc
6.27.22
MarketWatch
As workers and college students return to the city over summer, rental prices have shot up https://www.marketwatch.com/story/its-nuts-realtors-describe-chaos-in-new-york-citys-hot-rental-market-11656353078
5.31.22
Apartment Therapy
Home sales get put on hold for any number of reasons. Maybe there’s been a medical emergency and the seller can’t continue showing at that point in time. Or maybe the seller no longer has a place… More
5.17.22
Brick Underground
It may be your dream to own a New York City brownstone, but in addition to paying a record price when you buy, you are likely to face lots of extra costs that come up unexpectedly. That’s because when… More
4.29.22
The Balance
You’ve put together a homebuying budget, researched properties for sale in your area, and found what appears to be your dream home. Making an offer on a house is the next step in the process, and… More
4.19.22
The Real Deal
New York’s doormen are poised to strike Thursday if they can’t reach a collective bargaining agreement with building owners when their current one ends Wednesday. For brokers, a work stoppage would be bad for business. https://therealdeal.com/2022/04/19/doormen-strike-could-bring-showings-to-a-halt/
4.13.22
Apartment Therapy
The past two years have seen countless clever closet hacks. From offices (and more offices… and more offices) to nurseries to music studios to mudrooms, the multi-use closet is having a moment. If you’re lucky enough to have an abundance of closet space, these brilliant… More
3.12.22
21 Oak
Taking on a home remodeling project is always exciting, but not every home “improvement” is actually an improvement. Many renovations don’t translate to increased home value and instead wind up costing more time and money. And… More
1.4.22
Forbes
Gerard Splendore, Cecilia Serrano, Mihal Gartenberg and Jeremy Kamm featured https://www.forbes.com/sites/amandalauren/2022/01/04/10-ways-to-add-value-to-your-home-in-2022/?sh=4884be0d3e43
12.14.21
BobVila.com
Mihal Gartenberg comments https://www.bobvila.com/articles/virtual-staging/
12.8.21
Real Simple
Christopher Totaro and Mihal Gartenberg featured https://www.realsimple.com/home-organizing/home-improvement/projects-to-tacklebefore-sell-house
11.23.21
Brick Underground
Mihal Gartenberg and Kate Wollman-Mahan comment. https://www.brickunderground.com/buy/advice-buyers-low-carrying-costs-nyc-apartment-condo-co-op-monthlies-maintenance-common-charges-tax-abatement
11.17.21
GoBankingRates.com
Mihal Gartenberg comments. https://www.gobankingrates.com/investing/real-estate/when-is-best-time-buy-home-2021/?utm_campaign=1147933&utm_source=yahoo.com&utm_content=11&utm_medium=rss
10.5.21
Apartment Therapy
Rachel Lustbader, Mihal Gartenberg, Steve Gottlieb, Jeremy Kamm, and Hala Lawrence comment. https://www.apartmenttherapy.com/make-bathroom-look-more-expensive-36983416
9.8.21
Brick Underground
Mihal Gartenberg and Sarah Minton comment. https://www.brickunderground.com/rent/realty-bites-documents-for-guarantors-applications-landlords-renters-fees-nyc
8.20.21
Gardening Etc.
Gerard Splendore and Mihal Gartenberg comment. https://www.gardeningetc.com/us/advice/landscaping-mistakes
8.18.21
StreetEasy
93 Madison St. Apt. 5B by Mihal Gartenberg featured. https://streeteasy.com/blog/lower-east-side-rentals/
8.17.21
Brick Underground
Mihal Gartenberg comments. https://www.brickunderground.com/buy/buyers-renters-pause-plans-concerns-covid-delta-variant-opportunities-nyc
8.13.21
Real Simple Magazine
June Gottlieb, Mihal Gartenberg, Bonnie Lindenbaum and Christopher Totaro comment. https://www.realsimple.com/home-organizing/home-improvement/home-upgrades-that-never-pay-off
7.3.21
Real Homes
Mihal Gartenberg and Rachel Lustbader comment. https://www.realhomes.com/news/the-biggest-mistakes-home-buyers-make-in-a-sellers-market
6.18.21
Homes & Garden
Rowena Dasgupta and Mihal Gartenberg comment. https://www.homesandgardens.com/news/best-places-to-buy-a-vacation-home-in-new-york
6.16.21
Gardening Etc.
Mihal Gartenberg comments. https://www.gardeningetc.com/news/tips-to-get-your-backyard-summer-ready
6.7.21
StreetEasy
Mihal Gartenberg comments. https://streeteasy.com/blog/how-to-find-apartments-for-rent/
6.7.21
Gardening Etc.
Christopher Totaro, Gerard Splendore, and Mihal Gartenberg comment. https://www.gardeningetc.com/us/news/landscaping-mistakes-that-are-turning-buyers-away
5.27.21
Curbed
779 Riverside Drive Apt B33 by Mihal Gartenberg featured. https://www.curbed.com/article/nyc-apartments-for-rent-best-cheap.html
5.26.21
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
5.25.21
BobVila.com
Mihal Gartenberg comments. https://www.bobvila.com/articles/pro-tips-to-help-you-close-on-your-home-faster/
5.3.21
Swiss Radiotelevision
Mihal Gartenberg and Kathryn Landow featured. https://www.rsi.ch/play/tv/telegiornale/video/pandemia-ritorno-a-new-york?urn=urn:rsi:video:14041792
4.30.21
Bob Vila
Gerard Splendore, Mihal Gartenberg and Christopher Totaro comment. https://www.bobvila.com/articles/viewing-home-before-making-offer/
4.30.21
Real Homes
Christopher Totaro, Bonnie Lindenbaum and Mihal Gartenberg comment. https://www.realhomes.com/news/biggest-homebuyer-turnoffs-according-to-experts
4.29.21
Talking Biz News
Mihal Gartenberg comments. https://talkingbiznews.com/we-talk-biz-news/qwick-takes-is-the-housing-market-overheating/
4.20.21
Brick Underground
Chris Totaro & Mihal Gartenberg comments. https://www.brickunderground.com/live/noise-noisy-levels-kids-playing-soundproofing-apartment-how-to-nyc-family-practice-music-drums
4.14.21
Gardening Etc.
Mihal Gartenberg comments. https://www.gardeningetc.com/news/outdoor-features-buyers-cant-resist
4.12.21
Bob Vila
Mihal Gartenberg comments. https://www.bobvila.com/articles/signs-youre-about-to-buy-the-wrong-house/
4.12.21
Go Banking Rates
Frederick Peters, Christopher Totaro, and Mihal Gartenberg comment. https://www.gobankingrates.com/investing/real-estate/when-is-best-time-buy-home-2021/
4.6.21
Brick Underground
Mihal Gartenberg comments. https://www.brickunderground.com/rent/realty-bites-can-friend-be-guarantor-leases-landlords-nyc
4.6.21
Bob Vila
Mihal Gartenberg, Karen Kostiw, and Christopher Totaro comments. https://www.bobvila.com/articles/did-you-know-you-could-negotiate-this-when-buying-a-house/
3.24.21
StreetEasy
Gerard Splendore and Mihal Gartenberg of Warburg Realty comments. https://streeteasy.com/blog/how-to-find-your-dream-home-nyc/  
3.23.21
The Penny Hoarder
Mihal Gartenberg comments. https://www.thepennyhoarder.com/home-buying/down-payment/?aff_id=178&aff_sub3=MainFeed__home-buying/down-payment/  
3.22.21
MartheStewart.com
Ellen Sykes and Mihal Gartenberg comments. https://www.marthastewart.com/8065019/home-buying-guide-tips-real-estate-agents-brokers
3.16.21
Curbed
Mihal Gartenberg and Bill Kowalczuk comment. https://www.curbed.com/2021/03/manhattan-rental-deals-window-closing.html
3.16.21
Hunker
Mihal Gartenberg comments. https://www.hunker.com/13732115/tips-for-buying-home-online
3.5.21
StreetEasy
Jeremy A. Kamm, Rebecca Blacker and Mihal Gartenberg comment. https://streeteasy.com/blog/types-of-apartments-nyc/
2.28.21
Real Homes
Mihal Gartenberg, Bill Kowalczuk, Karen A. Kostiw, and Parisa M. Afkhami comments. https://www.realhomes.com/us/news/the-one-reason-you-should-always-walk-away-from-a-home-sale-according-to-realtors
1.21.21
Realtor.com
Mihal Gartenberg comments. https://www.realtor.com/advice/rent/trying-to-find-a-renter-how-to-show-apartment-make-a-great-impression/
12.30.20
Forbes (Forbes Global Properties)
321 West 78th St Apt. 9D by Lisa Chajet and Parisa Afkhami, 188 East 78th Street, #31B by Ellen Sykes, 980 Fifth Avenue, 9A by Bonnie Chajet and Ronnie Lane, 207 East 71st Street by Mihal… More
12.21.20
Hunker
Mihal Gartenberg comments. https://www.hunker.com/13729750/should-you-move-to-a-small-town
12.9.20
Apartment Therapy
Mihal Gartenberg comments. https://www.apartmenttherapy.com/credit-check-fee-apartments-36852832
12.8.20
Brick Underground
Mihal Gartenberg and Karen A. Kostiw comments. https://www.brickunderground.com/rent/realty-bites-renting-nyc-apartment-on-unemployment-do-i-need-guarantor
11.25.20
Crain's New York
Andrea Wernick, Mihal Gartenberg, and Christopher Totaro comments. https://www.crainsnewyork.com/residential-real-estate/real-estate-gearing-second-lockdown
11.19.20
Brick Underground
Mihal Gartenberg and Becki Danchik comment. https://www.brickunderground.com/rent/how-to-get-lower-rent-perks-even-if-your-lease-is-not-up-not-moving-nyc
11.12.20
New York Post
Mihal Gartenberg comments. https://nypost.com/2020/11/12/millennial-new-yorkers-ditching-roommates-thanks-to-low-manhattan-rents/
11.9.20
New York Post
130 East End Avenue PHA by Jane Andrews and Mihal Gartenberg featured. https://nypost.com/2020/11/09/inside-the-apartment-that-saved-irving-berlins-career/
10.1.20
CityRealty
130 East End Avenue, Apt PHA by Jane Andrews and Mihal Gartenberg featured. https://www.cityrealty.com/nyc/market-insight/features/great-listings/september039s-top-celebrity-real-estate-news-nyc-homes-john-lennon-irving-berlin-annie-leibovitz-among-new-listings/46747
9.17.20
Apartment Therapy
Mihal Gartenberg, Gerard Splendore, and Svetlana Choi comment. https://www.apartmenttherapy.com/home-transformations-drive-buyers-away-36818054
9.11.20
domino
Mihal Gartenberg comments. A WFH Perk: Moving to a City Where Starter Homes Are Actually Affordable  
9.10.20
6sqft
107 Madison Street 1C by Mihal Gartenberg featured. The best apartments in NYC you can rent for less than $3,000/month
8.18.20
The Penny Hoarder
Mihal Gartenberg comments. https://www.thepennyhoarder.com/home-buying/down-payment/
7.22.20
Crain's New York
Katie Landow and Mihal Gartenberg comment. https://www.crainsnewyork.com/residential-real-estate/manhattan-real-estate-slowly-ticks-back
3.23.20
Brick Underground
Jeremy Kamm and Mihal Gartenberg comment. https://www.brickunderground.com/buy/can-buyers-find-apartment-co-op-condo-deal-during-coronavirus-covid-19-pandemic-nyc
3.20.20
Apartment Therapy
Bill Kowalczuk, Mihal Gartenberg, and Arlene Reed comment. https://www.apartmenttherapy.com/refinance-low-interest-rates-coronavirus-36736748
1.20.20
Fox News
Mihal Gartenberg comments. https://www.foxnews.com/real-estate/what-is-house-hacking-and-how-can-you-do-it
1.17.20
US News and World Report
Mihal Gartenberg comments. https://money.usnews.com/investing/real-estate-investments/articles/how-to-invest-in-short-term-rentals
12.20.19
US News and World Report
Mihal Gartenberg comments. https://money.usnews.com/investing/real-estate-investments/articles/reasons-to-invest-in-real-estate-during-a-recession
7.26.19
Real Estate Weekly
Mihal Gartenberg and Noemi Bitterman comment. Foreign buyers bid adieu to US homes market
6.25.19
Curbed New York
Mihal Gartenberg’s listing on the Upper West Side was featured in Curbed NY.https://ny.curbed.com/2019/6/25/18716205/nyc-apartments-for-rent-park-slope-upper-west-side
6.21.19
National Association of Realtors
Mihal Gartenberg was quoted in National Association of Realtors about aging appliances.https://magazine.realtor/daily-news/2019/06/21/do-aging-appliances-mean-a-lower-asking-price
6.20.19
Wall Street Journal
Nelson Hom, Property Manager of 93 Madison Avenue, building represented by Mihal Gartenberg, comments. https://www.wsj.com/articles/home-is-where-they-know-your-name-and-face-hands-and-fingerprints-11561047729?tesla=
6.13.19
CityRealty
435 East 65th Street, #1A by Mihal Gartenberg featured. https://www.cityrealty.com/nyc/market-insight/features/great-listings/the-best-bargains-manhattan-brooklyn-include-chelsea-co-op-599k/31861
6.6.19
Apartment Therapy
Mihal Gartenberg comments. https://www.apartmenttherapy.com/house-hunting-mistakes-36600221
6.3.19
Inman
Mihal Gartenberg pens a column. https://www.inman.com/2019/06/03/5-myths-about-opportunity-zones-debunked/
5.24.19
U.S. News and World Report
Mihal Gartenberg was quoted in U.S. News and World Report about the value of home repairs.https://money.usnews.com/money/personal-finance/family-finance/articles/how-long-can-you-expect-your-roof-or-fridge-to-last
5.24.19
US News and World Report
Mihal Gartenberg comments. https://money.usnews.com/money/personal-finance/family-finance/articles/how-long-can-you-expect-your-roof-or-fridge-to-last
4.5.19
US News and World Report
Mihal Gartenberg comments. https://money.usnews.com/investing/real-estate-investments/slideshows/best-ways-to-buy-real-estate-for-the-long-term?slide=3
4.3.19
US News and World Report
Mihal Gartenberg comments. https://money.usnews.com/investing/investing-101/slideshows/7-ways-to-protect-your-portfolio-from-a-stock-market-crash?slide=5
3.11.19
MortgageLoan.com
Mihal Gartenberg comments. https://www.mortgageloan.com/is-your-real-estate-agent-looking-out-for-you 
3.11.19
Luxury Daily
Mihal Gartenberg comments. https://www.luxurydaily.com/owners-of-new-york-pied-a-terres-could-soon-face-additional-taxes/   In an attempt to help offset the costs of repairing New York’s public transportation systems, state lawmakers are exploring a tax on wealthy non-residents who own luxury city apartments.   According… More
3.8.19
Inman
https://www.inman.com/2019/03/08/how-to-make-your-buyers-a-hit-with-sellers/ Even in a buyer’s market, it’s always important for buyers to present themselves in the best possible light. In New York City, a buyer often needs to put on a good face for both the seller… More
2.4.19
The Real Deal
Mihal Gartenberg comments. https://therealdeal.com/issues_articles/new-york-real-estate-economic-outlook-2019/
1.23.19
U.S. News & World Report
Mihal Gartenberg on what to know when investing in opportunity zones. https://money.usnews.com/investing/investing-101/slideshows/7-facts-to-know-about-opportunity-zone-investing?onepage 
1.23.19
US News and World Report
Mihal Gartenberg comments. https://money.usnews.com/investing/investing-101/slideshows/7-facts-to-know-about-opportunity-zone-investing?onepage
1.20.19
Apartment Therapy
Mihal Gartenberg shares tips on finding the best mortgage rates online with Apartment Therapy. https://www.apartmenttherapy.com/mortgage-comparison-sites-266312 
1.20.19
Apartment Therapy
Alex Lavrenov and Mihal Gartenberg comment. https://www.apartmenttherapy.com/mortgage-comparison-sites-266312
12.18.18
LendingTree
Mihal Gartenberg talks to LendingTree about renting out parts of your home or property while you are living there. https://www.lendingtree.com/home/mortgage/what-is-house-hacking/ 
11.23.18
Real Estate Weekly
Mihal Gartenberg’s closing at 332 East 84th Street, Apartment 3F is featured. https://rew-online.com/done-deals-touchdown-for-21-apartments-at-20-west-street/
11.23.18
Real Estate Weekly
Closings by Mihal Gartenberg, Rowena Dasgupta and Nicole Dreyfuss are featured in Real Estate Weekly. https://rew-online.com/done-deals-touchdown-for-21-apartments-at-20-west-street/
9.20.18
Domino
Agent Mihal Gartenberg comments. https://www.domino.com/content/partments-around-the-world-comparison/
9.1.18
Realtor.com
Mihal Gartenberg talks to Realtor.com about how to handle a bidding war when purchasing a home in NYC. https://www.realtor.com/advice/guide/new-york-city-how-to-make-an-offer-on-a-house/

Testimonials

9.29.22
Testimonial from Emily O

“Mihal is professional and extremely knowledgeable of the New York housing market. She made searching for an apartment during a very competitive market seamless. I would highly recommend her to anyone looking to move to New York.”

1.28.21
Testimonial from Andrea W.

I was connected with Mihal in the hopes that she could represent me in a lease takeover. In the end, she gave me extraordinarily helpful, well-informed advice over the phone that got me out of the lease without her involvement. She was kind, attentive, good-humored and totally on top of it—and I wasn’t even a customer! The next time I need a realtor, she’s the first person I’ll call.

1.27.21
Testimonial from Karen G.

Mihal is one of the best realtors I have come across in a long time. She understands the market, has a keen understanding of what her client is looking for, and expertly negotiates to achieve the desired outcome. I innately trusted her to handle all aspects of the purchase, big and small, and she could not have made the process of buying a home any easier or smoother. I could not recommend her more highly.

1.27.21
Testimonial from Ralph R.

Our Co-Op was very fortunate to have selected Mihal Gartenberg over the other real estate agents we interviewed for the sale of an apartment that we owned. What struck us during the interview, not only was her understanding the market in general, especially in our neighborhood of Hudson Heights, but she understood the salability of the apartment better than we did. She offered several options we had not thought of as this apartment, which we had renovated, was becoming available just as the pandemic was hitting the economy and the market. Mihal was always on top of developments and negotiations, which were tricky, since a shareholder wanted to purchase this larger apartment but needed to sell theirs in order to do so. They could finally begin showing their place once the State and City allowed businesses and buildings to do so. Imagine- during and after the first wave of lockdown we sold the apartment at a healthy asking price, which Mihal had recommended we do- and the shareholder got their asking price on their place as well! Not just knowledgeable, Mihal has a warm and engaging manner, always available and knows exactly what it is that is going to make a property attractive to the buyer. We are so happy to have her representing our building with any future sales.

2.27.19
Testimonial from L. Sim

Mihal was so wonderful to work with. She is professional, polite and respectful but also super friendly and fun to hang out with. She is extremely knowledgeable about the real estate business and had excellent contacts for all aspects of the sale. Mihal did all the hard work once I found the place I liked and I am forever grateful for that! Thank you for such a positive experience!

11.6.18
Testimonial from C. Bianco

I have a horse property in Long Island that I needed help selling. Mihal researched the market and found me a realtor that was an expert in selling such properties. Whether you have a regular property to sell or something that is part of a niche market, Mihal can help you!

11.6.18
Testimonial from Y. Chu

Amazing to work with! Very detail-oriented and helpful with all our first time owner questions. Also gave great referrals and allowed for us to have a quick close.

10.30.18
Testimonial from F. Ingriselli

Mihal found the exact condo we were looking for. She was patient, professional, and able to get us a very significant discount that completely covered our renovation! And we closed within in a little over 30 days. Fantastic!

10.30.18
Testimonial from S. Desberg

Mihal was fantastic to work with. She was very responsive, flexible with scheduling appointments and very helpful throughout.

10.30.18
Testimonial from Y. Gu

Mihal helped us to find a very nice apartment on the Upper East Side. It’s our first time purchasing a home, so my wife and I were nervous in the beginning, but Mihal helped throughout the whole process. We are very happy with the apartment and we recommend her very strongly to everyone!

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