Mike Akerly grew up in Orange County, CA and lived in Irvine until he left to attend the University of Southern California (USC) in Los Angeles. After graduating, he worked in talent and literary representation at firms such as ICM in Beverly Hills and Media Talent Group in West Hollywood. While there, he had the opportunity to work on behalf of artists such as Angelina Jolie, Billy Bob Thornton, Mira Sorvino, Forest Whitaker, Robert Rodriguez, Danny Boyle, and Baz Luhrmann. While in Los Angeles, Mr. Akerly began his career in real estate as a landlord in Orange County before moving to New York City to attend law school at the Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law. There, he completed his Juris Doctor with concentrations in real property law and corporate law while he continued his real estate investments with acquisitions in Manhattan. Today he is licensed in California, New York, and Massachusetts. He has been quoted in the New York Times and Real Estate Weekly, and his writings have been widely published in the real estate trades including a weekly column, Rent Coach, that runs in AM NewYork and on Brick Underground.
Kate Akerly was born in New Jersey and raised in California. She attended college in Los Angeles where she received her BS from Mt. Saint Mary’s College. After college, Kate was introduced to real estate as a landlord in Orange County, California. She later moved to New York City where she worked as a senior investigator under the Office of the Mayor of NYC. Kate has handled more than one hundred real estate transactions and was recently featured on an episode of NBC’s Open House New York.
Mike and Kate now work together from their TriBeCa and Park Slope offices and are associated with Charles Rutenberg LLC in Manhattan and Aguayo & Huebener in Brooklyn. Together they service clients in residential, commercial, and new development brokerage throughout the boroughs. They publish Village Confidential, the most read Greenwich Village blog, which focuses on life and real estate in Greenwich Village, the East Village, and West Village and they are featured contributors on NearSay. During their free time the two enjoy travel, good wine, great food, and friends. They have advanced certifications in deep water scuba diving and are avid skiers and snowboarders. They reside in Greenwich Village in New York City.
If you are interested in purchasing, selling, or leasing residential or multi-family property in New York, California, or Massachusetts, please contact the Akerly Real Estate Team at (212) 400-4838, via e-mail at KeytotheCity@AkerlyRE.com, or use the contact form below.
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