Deborah Grubman & Carol Cohen

The Corcoran Group
Highlight: Specialize in working with high-profile clients and ultra-luxury properties



Contact Information (646) 200-5827

Vital statistics

Representing Sellers 50%
Representing Buyers 50%

Upper East Side, SoHo/Tribeca, West Village

Price range:
$3m to $10m, $10m plus

Lifetime deals: Approximately 1,000

Sales 2006: $197 million

Sales 2007: $112 million

Sales 2008: $326 million



Second languages: None

Professional memberships:
Real Estate Board of New York

Active Agent since: 1988

Designations: Real Estate Board of New York; Who's Who in Luxury Real Estate


10th Highest Sales Volume in U.S. - Wall Street Journal, 2006


20th Highest Sales Volume in U.S. - Wall Street Journal, 2007


44th Highest Sales Volume in U.S. - Wall Street Journal, 2008


Top 5 Producing Broker in Corcoran - Yearly


Generalists »

My focus is on helping sellers get the best possible price, exposure and marketing for their properties. With regard to buyers it is to always understand their lifestyle, needs and priorities and find the properties that fits these needs and desires. I have been fortunate to be able to accomplish these goals for many years in this business and have sold many properties including some of the most expensive properties in Manhattan. I have developed a large and impressive clientele and have been consistently one of the highest producers in my field.

Ultra-luxury specialists »

Throughout my career, I have specialized in helping my clients buy and sell real estate in the high-end, luxury market. Not only do I have a proven track record of setting sales prices, but I also am the broker of choice for top executives of leading companies, celebrities and foreign buyers. My experience working in this high-end real estate market is unmatched. In fact, the Wall Street Journal named me as a Top 10 real estate broker in the U.S. in 2007 and Top 20 in 2006.

Townhouses specialists »

I have been a top broker for high-end sales in co-ops, condos and townhouses. I have handled transactions in the luxury market for many of the biggest names in the U.S. and abroad and have set records for the price per square foot multiple times throughout the years.

High-profile clients »

Recommended for high-profile clients

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Agent's personal statement

We have been top brokers for high-end sales of co-ops, condominiums and townhouses for over twenty years. From our experience, we know that there is a strong emotional component to residential real estate that can't be quantified. That is why we sometimes feel like a psychiatrist trying to figure out our clients' desires. Clients think they want one thing, but in fact, they might be attracted to something else. By listening to what our clients have to say, and also what they don't say, we are able to help them pinpoint their goals.


Together, we have handled transactions in the luxury market for some of the biggest names in the United States and abroad. Many of our sales have set records for price per square foot. Our team was listed as one of the Top 200 Brokers in the United States by the Wall Street Journal for 2006 and 2007, landing in the top ten in 2007 and the top 20 in 2006. We have been interviewed by numerous publications including New York Magazine, The Real Deal, Architectural Digest, Quest, Avenue, Hamptons Magazine and Dan’s Papers.


Our success as a team is in large part attributable to the way in which we complement each other with a combination of skills and follow-through. No deal is too big or too small for us and thus each deal commands our full attention.


Prior to real estate, Deborah was a high school math and science teacher. She has taken many of the skills she developed as a teacher and utilized them in real estate sales. She is proud of her involvement in many philanthropic activities and she is on the board of The Rita Hayworth Gala for Alzheimer’s research.


Carol is a native New Yorker who is passionate about the city and all it has to offer. She has been involved in numerous philanthropic and social endeavors.

Recently sold

Address: Type: Bed: Sqft:
1 Central Park West Condo 4.0 5046
1035 Fifth Avenue Co-op 3.0 4000
1070 Park Avenue Co-op 3.0 3000
109 West 26th Street Co-op 5.0 4500
11 Spring Street Condo - 14000
110 Central Park South Cond-op 3.0 2400
111 East 85th Street Co-op 3.0 -
115 East 9th Street Co-op 3.0 -
141 Prince Street Co-op 4.0 9309
143 East 19th Street Townhouse - 4240
145-146 Central Park West Co-op 3.0 2800
150 Central Park South Co-op 1.0 891
150 Central Park South Co-op 1.0 -
150 Central Park South Co-op 0.0 462
158 Mercer Street Condo 3.0 4500
160 Central Park South Condo 2.0 2300
160 East 72nd Street Co-op 2.0 2300
173 Perry Street Condo 0.0 3600
188 East 64th Street Condo 2.0 2486
200 East 65th Street Condo 4.0 3100
200 East 69th Street Condo 2.0 1046
205 East 63rd Street Co-op 2.0 1400
260 Park Ave South Condo 2.0 2525
260 West Broadway Condo 3.0 2830
27 N Moore Condo 3.0 2900
27 N Moore Condo 4.0 4837
301 West 57th Street Condo 1.0 887
33 East End Avenue Co-op 3.0 -
34 West 11th Street Townhouse - -
408 East 79th Street Condo 2.0 1608
43 West 64th Street Condo 3.0 2044
5 East 64th Street Townhouse - 12156
50 East 89th Street Co-op 3.0 -
65 West 13th Street Condo 2.0 2395
76 Crosby Street Condo 3.0 5433
778 Park Avenue Co-op 6.0 -
784 Park Avenue Co-op 3.0 -
800 Park Avenue Co-op 3.0 -
838 Fifth Avenue Condo 3.0 4720
9 East 64th Street Condo - -
930 Park Avenue Co-op 3.0 3000
965 Fifth Avenue Co-op 1.0 -
993 Fifth Avenue Co-op 4.0 5200
Beekman Place Co-op 4.0 -

Our summary of
Deborah Grubman & Carol Cohen

"Deborah and Carol are non-stop businesswomen with a wonderful personalities. Deborah has one of New York's largest Rolodex of high-end buyers and sellers. They both love what they do and are tireless -- they work 24/7. Deborah and Carol can handle transactions from TriBeCa to the Upper East Side. They are consummate professionals who know the details of every high-end transaction in NYC. Because they often works with high-profile clients, they are very discrete."

TopAgentGuide™ editors


Verified reviews (4)

“Deborah's knowledge of her business and years of experience working with clients gives her the edge as an agent.”

Cathy D.

Posted October 16, 2009. Verified November 9, 2011.

I had a wonderful experience working with Deborah. The whole purchase went very smoothly, largely due to Deborah's knowledge of her business and experience working with clients. After our first meeting, Deborah completely understood who I was and knew what properties to show me. She didn't waste my time, I didn't waste hers. She never showed me a property that was outside of my price range, and she was able to pinpoint what I really liked. I think that her years of experience matching clients with apartments really facilitated this process. I found Deborah to be a great client advocate - she worked not just with me, but for me, and she worked to get me the best deal she could find.
“I couldn't imagine a better agent to work with - Deborah is a consummate professional and a true advocate for her clients.”

Rich B.

Posted October 16, 2009. Verified October 26, 2009.

Working with Deborah was an extremely positive experience. She was realistic and focused through both our purchase and sale, and I couldn't imagine a better agent to work with. Deborah is a consummate professional and a true advocate for her clients. With the sale of our co-op, Deborah was able to determine a very suitable sale price, and she attracted the types of buyers who would pass the Board review. Once we had an offer, she negotiated extremely well, and she kept in constant contact with us to give honest, unfiltered updates on the sale. Finally, she even helped the buyer to prepare the Board package so that our sale went through smoothly. On the buying side, Deborah was equally as skillful and efficient. She listened to our needs and found us a perfect home without wasting any time.
“Deborah not only got me what I wanted, but she did it for a better price than I had imagined.”

Beverly R.

Posted October 16, 2009. Verified November 9, 2011.

I think Deborah was the consummate professional in the best sense of the term. I was hesitant about purchasing a pied-a-terre in the city, but Deborah was able to sufficiently inform me of what was involved in the process to answer my concerns. Deborah used my time very efficiently. She showed me approximately twenty apartments, and in those, I found one that was exactly what I wanted. I attribute this to the fact that Deborah listened very closely during our initial meetings. After we entered contract on the property, her team was superb - they prepared the necessary paperwork for closing, had an excellent follow-up, and made the whole deal go through with minimal pain. What really set Deborah apart for me was her intelligence and ethics. Neither of these ever faltered during our transaction together, and the whole experience was great.
“Debby gave me a relaxing, easy-going experience while searching for my new home.”

Wendy B.

Posted November 2, 2009. Verified November 2, 2009.

Debby is spectacular. I was renting a townhouse, and the owner was forced to sell the property, so Debby helped me to find my first purchase in the city. She sat down with me and really listened to what I wanted. I was very specific, and Debby never took me to a place that didn't fit my criteria. She didn't waste my time, never took other calls while we were working together, and she was a very discrete businesswoman. She never gossiped about other clients or let her focus stray from the job I had hired her for. Debby never tried to push a sale on me by saying I was in a bidding war or that a particular property would get snatched up if I didn't take it. I've had experiences like that in the past, and I wasn't very happy about them. Instead, Debby let me have a relaxing, easy-going search, and I really appreciated that. She did everything she could to help make the experience more pleasant, including help with compiling my Board package. Lastly, Debby was always dressed nicely. I think it's important for a broker to look the part, to have an appropriate sense of style, and Debby definitely fits that category.