November 1, 2018

Broker to Madonna and Bruce Willis launches new firm

Top broker Wendy Maitland has launched a new residential and commercial real estate company, Atelier WM (AWM), which will also offer high-end auctions through an alliance with Misha Haghani’s Paramount Realty USA.

“Like a Basquiat or a Picasso, or a piece of rare jewelry, some real estate simply deserves to be sold by auction,” says Maitland, who was most recently at Brown Harris Stevens and whose clients have included Madonna, Bruce Willis, Woody Allen and Jon Voight.

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“Unique properties, with history or high-profile owners, have intangible value that goes beyond bricks and mortar,” adds Haghani, who will be auctioning three high-end condos at 6 Cortlandt Alley in Tribeca on Nov. 10.

A Boca Raton, Fla. estate owned by Phyllis Godofsky, the widow of lawyer Stanley Godofsky — who helped represent the Washington Post in the Pentagon Papers case — is on the market for $1.15 million. Stanley Godofsky was an author of one of the briefs in the case, which involved Pres. Richard Nixon’s efforts to halt publication by the Washington Post and the New York Times of a multi-volume history of America’s involvement in the Vietnam War.

The 4,000-square-foot, three-bedroom home comes with a wood paneled library, bleached wood and marble floors and a pool. The listing brokers are Douglas Elliman’s Steven Solomon and Derek Barra.

Douglas Elliman chairman Howard Lorber was honored at the US Holocaust Memorial Museum’s 25th annual New York tribute dinner. Chairs of the tribute dinner — which raised a record $4 million, just days after the deadly shooting at Pittsburgh’s Tree of Life synagogue — included Marc Kasowitz, Jay Neveloff and S teven Witkoff.

Ambassador Danny Danon, Israel’s permanent representative to the United Nations, and former senator Joe Lieberman were also at the event.

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