Sungwon Hwang

The Corcoran Group
Highlight: Rising star with strong financial and analytic skills and a focus on international clients

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Contact Information (646) 200-5824

Vital statistics

Concentration:
Representing Sellers 35%
Representing Buyers 65%

Geography:
Upper East Side, Upper West Side, Midtown West/Hell's Kitchen

Price range:
$500k to $1m, $1m to $3m

Lifetime deals: 80

Sales 2006: $12 million

Sales 2007: $5 million

Sales 2008: $9 million

Background

Education:
Indiana University, BA (Math and Japanese); New York University, MS (Real Estate Fin. & Investment)

Second languages: Japanese, Korean

Professional memberships:
Real Estate Board of New York

Active Agent since: 2004

Designations: Vice President; Associate Broker

Awards

Corcoran's Multi-Million Dollar Club, 2008

 

Corcoran's Multi-Million Dollar Club, 2006

 

Top 1% Broker in the entire NRT, 4Q 2007

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Specialties

Generalists »

My aim is to help clients buy and sell condos and co-ops between $500,0000 to as much as $10 million in Midtown as well as on the Upper East Side and Upper West Sides in Manhattan. I also focus on helping internationial investors purchase and lease their investment properties for the highest possible NOI.

Investors »

Close to one third of my buyers are "investors." My investors do not simply purchase properties as a pure rental income vehicle but for long-term investment prospectives. Some may be relocating from overseas with long-term investment objectives down the road; while some purchase investment properties but eventually use them as their secondary or even primary home. I have also worked well with both domestic and international investors who are only interested in new development projects or recent developments in Manhattan. Given my previous professional background in Fortune 50 companies in the US and in Asia (Japan, Hong Kong and Korea), I have completed many successful transactions with international investors and familes.

Buyers moving to NYC »

I have worked numerous successful deals with relocating families as well as executives and investors over the past several years. Given my background working throughout the U.S. and overseas, I have the knowledge and "know-how" to pick and choose the type of products and locations this type of buyer seeks.

International clients »

Whether relocating from abroad or investing, I have worked numerous successful deals with international buyers. Given my background working throughout the US and overseas, I have the knowledge and "know-how" to pick and choose the type of products and locations this type of buyer seeks.

Korean »

My aim is to help clients buy and sell condos and co-ops between $500,0000 to as much as $10 million in Midtown as well as on the Upper East Side and Upper West Sides in Manhattan. I also focus on helping internationial investors purchase and lease their investment properties for the highest possible NOI.

Japanese »

My aim is to help clients buy and sell condos and co-ops between $500,0000 to as much as $10 million in Midtown as well as on the Upper East Side and Upper West Sides in Manhattan. I also focus on helping internationial investors purchase and lease their investment properties for the highest possible NOI.

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Agent's personal statement

I handle the vital “nuts and bolts” of a real estate deal, i.e. the financing, negotiating and marketing, plus ease the emotions involved in buying or selling one’s home.

 

My extensive background in finance, marketing and technology coupled with my caring nature and market knowledge make every transaction seamless and rewarding.

 

Born and raised in Seoul, Korea, I have lived in several wonderful places including Upper West Side and Upper East Side.

 

Professionally, I worked as an actuarial analyst between AIG office in Tokyo and Delaware. Prior to joining Corcoran Group, I spear-headed the product marketing team at Microsoft, launching Microsoft products regionally throughout 12 countries in the Asia-Pacific while based in Hong Kong.

 

A graduate of New York University Schack Institute, I earned a master's degree in Real Estate Finance and Investment. I am fluent in Japanese and Korean.

Recently sold

Address: Type: Bed: Sqft:
1009 Park Avenue Other 3.0 1400
11 East 86th Street Co-op 2.0 -
111 Fourth Avenue Co-op 1.0 -
120 Riverside Blvd Condo 1.5 917
120 Riverside Blvd Condo 1.0 678
120 Riverside Blvd Condo 1.5 917
125 W. 96th Street Co-op 0.0 -
1441 Third Avenue Condo 2.0 -
145 East 48th Street Condo 1.0 677
150 West 51st Street Condo 1.0 600
160 East 84th Street Other 1.0 850
1641 Third Avenue Condo 1.0 800
1641 Third Avenue Condo 1.0 800
1641 Third Avenue Condo 1.0 800
170 E. 87th Street Condo 2.0 -
170 East 83rd Street Other 2.0 -
170 East 87th Street Condo 3.0 1789
175 W. 12th Street Condo 0.0 -
18 W. 48th Street Condo 2.0 1222
20 East 35th Street Co-op 1.0 875
200 East 89th Street Condo 2.5 -
2098 Frederick Douglas Blvd. Condo 2.0 1170
215-217 E. 96th Street Cond-op 1.0 751
215-217 E. 96th Street Cond-op 2.0 997
215-217 E. 96th Street Cond-op 1.0 751
215-217 East 96th Street Cond-op 1.0 564
215-217 East 96th Street Condo 2.0 -
215-217 East 96th Street Cond-op 2.0 -
215-217 East 96th Street Cond-op 1.0 665
215-217 East 96th Street Cond-op 2.0 -
215-217 East 96th Street Cond-op 1.0 -
215-217 East 96th Street Cond-op 1.0 665
215-217 East 96th Street Cond-op 1.0 -
215-217 East 96th Street Cond-op 2.0 -
215-217 East 96th Street Cond-op 2.0 -
215-217 East 96th Street Cond-op 2.0 -
215-217 East 96th Street Cond-op 2.0 -
215-217 East 96th Street Cond-op 2.0 -
240 East 76th Street Cond-op 0.0 -
245 E. 54th Street Co-op 1.0 -
252 Seventh Avenue Condo 0.0 979
252 Seventh Avenue Condo 0.0 979
270 W. 79th Street Other 2.0 1200
275 West 96th Street Condo 1.0 -
30 West Street Condo 2.0 -
309 West 118th Street Condo 2.0 1101
309 West 90th Street Townhouse - -
312 West 119th Street Condo 2.0 1101
321 West 84th Street Townhouse - -
340 East 64th Street Condo 3.0 1651
345 East 54th Street Co-op 1.0 -
345 West 58th Street Co-op 1.0 -
35 East 85th Street Co-op 1.0 -
350 West 42nd Street Condo 1.0 -
350 West 42nd Street Condo 1.0 778
350 West 42nd Street Condo 1.0 778
350 West 42nd Street Condo 1.0 794
350 West 42nd Street Condo 1.0 794
40 East 94th Street Condo 2.0 1400
40 East 94th Street Condo 2.0 1400
40 West 116th Street Condo 1.0 850
43-45 East 30th Street Condo 1.0 -
450 E 83ST Condo 2.0 1934
450 E. 83rd Street Condo 3.0 1934
540 East 84th Street Co-op 1.0 680
59 W. 94th Street Townhouse - 1200
675 West End Avenue Co-op 1.0 -
710 Park Avenue Co-op 3.0 -
74 West 85th Street Condo 2.0 1000
74 West 85th Street Condo 1.5 -
750 Park Avenue Co-op 1.0 800
77 West 104th Street Other 2.0 -
Recently Rented Apartments: - - -

Our summary of
Sungwon Hwang

"Having worked internationally in the financial and technology industries, Sungwon has excellent analytical and marketing skills. In addition, Sungwon was born and raised in Korea and has spent substantial time in both Japan and China (she is fluent in Korean and Japanese). Of course, her international background makes Sungwon especially attractive to international clients."

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Verified reviews (9)

“Helped us buy a pied-a-terre in Midtown. Sungwon is organized, energetic and efficient.”
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Karen T.

Posted September 30, 2009. Verified October 1, 2009.

We we're looking to purchase a pied-a-terre in Manhattan when we began working with Sungwon. From the beginning, Sungwon had a great feel for what we were looking for and she knew how to make good use of our time when we were available. That made our seach quite efficient. She also knew the Midtown area inside and out. We quickly found a wonderful place that we love and we have been 100% pleased. Throughout our time working together, Sungwon was organized, energetic and fun to work with. Once we were ready to purchase an apartment, she helped us locate a lawyer, decorator and even a cleaning lady. Sungwon made the process easy and she gets the job done.
“I was a first-time buyer working with Sungwon. She never pressured me to make a decision nor grew tired of my extended search.”
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Karen B.

Posted October 6, 2009. Verified October 6, 2009.

I worked with Sungwon to purchase a co-op on the Upper West Side of Manhattan. Although I was a first-time buyer, Sungwon saw me as a serious buyer. She spent the time needed for me to find a place that fit my wants, needs and budget. As a first time buyer, I looked at dozens of places before buying. I wanted to be absolutely sure that I was making the right decision. Sungwon never pushed me into anything and she never grew tired of my extended search. In addition, I found Sungwon to be very organized, realistic and honest. For these reasons, I would recommend Sungwon to someone who is considering buying an apartment in Manhattan.
“Sungwon is the hardest working, most enthusiastic and genuine agent I've ever met.”
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Anonymous

Posted October 1, 2009. Verified October 1, 2009.

This was a first time purchase for me and my husband after renting for the last five years in New York City. The entire process of working with Sungwon was a pleasure. She reacted very quickly and promptly on all our requests to schedule showings. Sungwon also accompanied us to many open houses. During the open houses, she asked questions regarding the building, the apartment, and many other issues we would not have thought of asking as this was our first purchase. She was sincerely interested in finding the perfect home for us with all our specifications we wanted, working to show us places after hours, on weekends -- really anytime we had any free time. After finding our perfect place, she wasted no time to get our offer accepted and to get the process moving. I’ve never had anyone demonstrate such hard work, enthusiasm, and genuine interest to help us find a home. Of course, I introduced her to a co-worker and Sungwon helped her buy her own apartment in NYC as well!
“We enjoyed working with Sungwon to buy a home that we came back to her to sell the apartment two years later.”
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Cathy C.

Posted September 24, 2009. Verified September 24, 2009.

We enjoyed our time searching for a home with Sungwon, so much so that we then entrusted her to sell our home, too. Sungwon is a very detail-oriented person. She was very honest and professional in all aspects of both transactions. We were new to New York City and she helped out in many different ways when we were searching for our first home. When it came time to sell our apt. we knew she would be our agent to help us sell. I have recommended her to friends and continue to do so.
“Would recommend Sungwon in a heartbeat!”

Jennie L.

Posted September 22, 2009. Verified September 22, 2009.

I had such a pleasure working with Sungwon on my recent apartment purchase. Having lived in the suburbs for the past 13 years, I was a complete stranger to Manhattan real estate and found the entire home buying process here, puzzling. Fortunately I was in the good hands of Sungwon who helped me focus my search to specific areas that met my needs, lifestyle, and of course budget. Sungwon is extremely knowledgeable and her follow up was impeccable. I would recommend Sungwon in a heartbeat to anyone who is in the market for Manhattan real estates.
“Excellent experience working with Sungwon. She guided me through the process.”
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Ali T.

Posted September 22, 2009. Verified September 22, 2009.

My experience working with Sungwon was excellent. I had worked with many agents before but Sungwon was the best. She listened to my needs carefully and showed me exactly what I was looking for. I ended up purchasing a Cond-op on the Upper East Side in late 2008. Sungwon was very knowledgeable about the market, real estate finance and how to successfully navigate closing process. Throughout the process she was very supportive and caring which, as a first-time home buyer, was great. I would absolutely recommend Sungwon.
“Sungwon's work ethic, dedication, and candidness are unmatched. She's a gem of an agent.”
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Anonymous

Posted October 9, 2009. Verified October 9, 2009.

Sungwon is a gem of an agent, and her work ethic is unmatched. I have worked with several agents in NYC, for both buying properties, renting out my family's properties, or renting my own, and I believe that Sungwon's dedication to her clients is unsurpassed. I first worked with Sungwon because she was the seller's broker for an investment property I purchased on the Upper East Side. My family was so impressed by her professionalism, dedication and candidness, that we then retained her as our agent to lease out the apartment that we purchased, as well as our other property in NYC. Sungwon is very forthcoming, hard working, always available to field questions and offer insightful advice. In this distressed economy, Sungwon was able to capture competitive rents for both our properties, and we have been very pleased with her service. I would highly recommend Sungwon and have already. My parents plan to relocate to the states in 2010 and I can state with confidence that she will be the agent to help them find their new home in NYC.
“Sungwon helped me sell my apartment and is now helping me to buy one. She goes above and beyond what is necessary.”
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Mary Z.

Posted September 23, 2009. Verified November 9, 2011.

My experience with Sungwon has been a great one. I have sold other apartments with brokers and on my own, but Sungwon did a great job on both ends of the buying and selling. She guided me every step of the way. When I received an offer on my cond-op, she said she could get that offer a little higher and even though I wanted to accept that offer, I did not accept the offer. Just as Sungwon had predicted, she was able to increase the price. She then went shopping with me in my search for my new home. If I saw an ad for an apartment that looked interesting, she would email me a listing of all available comparable apartments in my price range and preferred neighborhood. Sungwon would schedule blocks of time for me to go looking with her and always gave me great feedback. When she made an offer on my behalf, she would email the seller all about me and explained how we came to the amount we were offering. I thought her professionalism, experience and patience went above and beyond. Also, she would respond to any and all emails almost immediately.
“Sungwon quickly understood my needs and showed me appropriate apartments.”
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Anonymous

Posted September 24, 2009. Verified September 24, 2009.

I worked with Sungwon in 2008 to purchase a condo on the Upper East Side. Overall, the experience was a positive one. Sungwon quickly understood the type of apartment that I was looking for and did not waste time showing me apartments that I was not interested in. Throughout the process, she communicated her professional advice competantly and clearly. Thanks to her honest approach, she quickly gained my confidence. Once we went to close, Sungwon was accurate and responsible in preparing the paperwork. In addtion, Sungwon has a friendly personality and is a pleasure to work with.