Parisa M. Afkhami
Real Estate Professional
Licensed Real Estate Salesperson
Parisa M. Afkhami is a Manhattan-based real estate professional and strategist with over 30 years of experience in helping clients create more balanced, productive and fulfilling lives. Her expertise spans across neighborhoods, industries, cultures and countries. Solutions-oriented, well-networked and deeply empathetic, she is regarded as a resident expert of the Upper East Side, a natural problem solver and a skilled negotiator when it comes to complex property transitions on the international stage. She offers her clients a complete package of real estate services and advising that lasts long after a transaction is complete.

Parisa honed her analytical-yet-personalized approach to client service over the three decades she spent as a successful management consultant, executive coach and career strategist to Fortune 500 companies. She discovered she had a natural affinity for the art of creating a home after helping several friends navigate significant life transitions. By helping them to conceptualize their new living spaces and create new opportunities for themselves, Parisa came to understand real estate as an emotional and life-defining experience. This is why she nurtures every client relationship with detail, care and understanding. In addition to maintaining longstanding client connections, she is passionate about empowering women and the next generation of female leaders.

Parisa has a Master’s Degree from Columbia University. She resides on the Upper East Side and Westchester with her family and is active at the Dalton School.

In her free time, Parisa can be found exploring the city, musing artwork at galleries and discovering new neighborhoods. On weekends, she enjoys spending time outdoors playing tennis and gardening in Upstate New York. Also a travel enthusiast, she lived abroad for many years, visiting 38 countries and establishing strong connections with international clientele. She speaks English, Farsi and French.


Apartment Therapy
In Manhattan, Parisa M. Afkhami, another agent at Coldwell Banker Warburg, says the prime apartments in one building on East 70th Street are actually on the lower floors so the neighbors can do some serious peeping —… More
Foreigners bought 98,600 homes in the year ended in March, down 7.9% from prior year, National Association of Realtors says.
Apartment Therapy
It’s a buyer’s worst nightmare: Walking into a home and seeing the dreaded texture of a popcorn ceiling staring down at them from above. The same goes for real estate agents. I spoke to seven of them for… More
Luxury Daily
Real estate inventory is climbing, but the market remains unpredictable.
City Realty
Kate Wollman-Mahan & Parisa Afkhami comment
Mansion Global
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Better Homes and Gardens
Parisa Afkhami and Svetlana Choi comment.
Lux Exposé
40 East 84th Street, Apt 5D by June Gottlieb, Steven Gottlieb and Emily Becker, 45 East 72nd Street, Apt 11B by Bonnie Chajet and Ronnie Lane, 422 East 72nd Street, Apt 16E by Parisa Afkhami and… More
Parisa Afkhami comments.
Apartment Therapy
Kate Wollman-Mahan and Parisa M. Afkhami comment.
Ellen Sykes, Sarah Minton, Parisa Afkhami, and Rachel Ostow Lustbader comment, 1160 Park Avenue 14B by Ellen Sykes, 315 East 65th Street, Apt 10AB by Lisa Chajet and Parisa Afkhami, and 965 Fifth Avenue 5A by… More
Becki Danchik, Ted Karagannis, Parisa Afkhami, Chris Totaro, Bill Kowalczuk, Andrea Wernick, Rowena Dasgupta, Allison Chiaramonte, Wendy Greenbaum, & Jason Haber comment, 40 East 78th Street 6G by Wendy Greenbaum, 174 East 74th Street 14-AG by… More
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Apartment Therapy
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Andrea E. Wernick, Parisa M. Afkhami, and Elizabeth H. O’Neill comment.
Apartment Therapy
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Real Homes
Mihal Gartenberg, Bill Kowalczuk, Karen A. Kostiw, and Parisa M. Afkhami comments.
Parisa M. Afkhami and Mitch Askinas’ client comments  
Steven Gottlieb, Parisa Afkhami, Steven Goldschmidt, Karen Kostiw, and Gerard Splendore comment.  
Brick Underground
Harriet Kaufman and Parisa Afkhami comment.
Apartment Therapy
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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
Mitch Askinas, Ted Karagannis, Parisa Afkhami comment.
Brick Underground
Parisa M. Afkhami, Johnathan Agrelius, and Christopher Totaro comments.
Gerard Splendore, Parisa Afkhami, and Dorothy Schrager comments.
Parisa Afkhami, Becki Danchik, and Mihal Gartenberg comments.
Apartment Therapy
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Noemi Bitterman, Parisa M. Afkhami, and Allison Chiaramonte comment. 190 East 72nd Street, 19B by Susan and Michael Abrams, 8 East 96th Street, 11C by Claire Groome, 32 East 74th Street by Rowena DasGupta & Bill… More
Mansion Global
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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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