About Us... is the ultimate connection to Downtown loft living in Manhattan, New York. By creating a website devoted exclusively to this relatively new classification of residential dwelling, Leonard Steinberg and Hervé Senequier, the principals of, and members of Prudential Douglas Elliman have created a community of loft owners, buyers and sellers. This site covers all aspects of buying, selling and renovating lofts, and offers you, the opportunity to browse and learn, and communicate directly with a loft expert about virtually any aspect about owning, buying or selling.

About Leonard Steinberg

Leonard Steinberg represents a new breed of Modern Real Estate Professional: A broker (consistently Douglas Elliman's top Downtown producer) who has substantive knowledge about all aspects of real estate, providing a full-fledged service to sellers and buyers of Manhattan property, without the old-fashioned attitude. As a specialist in the luxuryoft market, Leonard's broad knowledge of the market, the properties, and the many criteria involved in the sale or purchase of an apartment, provide his clientelle with a service unparalleled in the industry. His friendly, open demeanor allows the buying or selling process to be both efficient and enjoyable. As a seller's broker, Leonard provides a marketing service that is both unique and effective, combining his refined selling skills with marketing methods that enhance the exposure of the property, thereby increasing the chance of the best selling price to the most qualified buyer. His negotiating skills, while not intimidating, have produced the results that his clients want. His clientele ranges from first-time sellers, to seasoned multiple-dwelling owners of multi-million dollar homes. As a buyer's broker, Leonard's keen eye, listening skills and attention to detail have kept his customers unquestionably loyal. With eternal patience, he identifies his customer's specific needs to match them to the best possible property, often identifying opportunities that others were unable to see. While he works often with high profile clients who can be extremely demanding, he is adept to work with anyone. His services extend beyond the expected: His taste-level and understanding of architecture and Interior design along with a broad knowledge of resources have helped buyers realize their dreams. Leonard's Resource List has become famous in the industry, providing resources to enable the renovation and furnishing of a new home. If you are ready to benefit by a new level of brokerage, one that informs, without intimidating, one that guides, without pushing, contact Leonard Steinberg to experience the difference.

About Hervé Senequier

Hervé (pronounced air-vay) Senequier represents the new, professional alternative to Real Estate Brokerage: Thoroughly versed in his subject matter and brilliantly focused on the investment perspective of Real Estate. Born in France, Hervé has been a resident of New York City for over 22 years, establishing himself as a leader in the Financial Markets arena focused on Risk Management, Administration and Information Technology: He has also lived in London and Paris. His experience as an investor in New York Real Estate spans almost 20 years. He currently is the President of the Board of a prestigious midtown Condominium: This combined experience, with an insider's understanding of a building's management and inner workings, along with astute financial expertise, provides the purchaser with an invaluable resource, a solid, informed knowledge, the kind of knowledge that fuels smart decision making. Hervé's education includes two Master's degrees in Nuclear and Electrical Engineering: His manner is approachable, friendly and extremely efficient. He has traveled the world extensively (being French, cooking is his obvious hobby-choice) and uses his broad experience and resources to provide investors, buyers and sellers (both experienced and in-experienced) with a maturity and knowledge that guides them towards informed, intelligent choices. If you are considering a New York Real Estate sale or purchase, consider Hervé Senequier's modern delivery, with old-fashioned principles and reliability.

About Lois Planco

Lois Planco comes to Prudential Douglas Elliman from a long and distinguished career in the entertainment field: Starting at the William Morris Agency, she became a Casting Director where she cast major feature films, network television and Broadway Theatre, working with prominent Actors and Directors along the way. She has joined Prudential Douglas Elliman’s leading brokerage team, Luxuryloft, with seasoned professionals Leonard Steinberg and Hervé Senequier the team highly valued by it's clientele and respected by their peers. The Luxuryloft team’s focus is luxury in its many formats…… seeking the best for buyers, and marketing properties for sellers in what the team has come to build it’s reputation on: Full Service Brokerage. This un-paralleled level of service starts before the purchase or sale of a property and continues well beyond closing.  Now, with several years experience in the Real Estate market, Lois' understanding of neighborhoods, buildings and the buying and selling process prove invaluable to her loyal clientelle.

About Matt Amico

Professional, Conscientious, Dynamic, Savvy, Thorough:  these are the qualities Matt Amico has brought to the New York City real estate experience for over 25 years. Matt is a key member of the LUXURYLOFT TEAM led by Leonard Steinberg, ranked the #9 Broker Team in the entire USA by the Wall Street Journal/Real Trends.  A native New Yorker and current West Chelsea resident, Matt has encyclopedic knowledge of downtown neighborhoods: This coupled with comprehensive insights into individual buildings and real estate financing have benefited his clients both as buyers and sellers. As a buyer's broker his ability to listen helps ease buyers through the process and matches them with a home that truly meets their lifestyle expectations, often surpassing them. Matt always has a mindful eye for solid, quality real estate, having bought several apartments personally.  As a sellers broker, he and his team provide an unparalleled marketing service. His market knowledge and presence coupled with his non-antagonistic yet potent negotiating skills and friendly demeanor have produced results sellers truly appreciate. His amicable style and sense of humor have eased anxieties and created a loyal client base while navigating the many unique complexities each transaction presents. Matt's resources, innate good common sense, and approachable style, make the selling and buying of real estate a rewarding experience for all.

About Yoko Sanada

As a Manhattan resident since 1986, Yoko has a broad knowledge of the downtown residential market. Yoko is known for her integrity, dedication and diligence. She is a member of the LUXURYLOFT TEAM led by Leonard Steinberg, ranked as the #7 Broker Team in the entire USA by the Wall Street Journal/Real Trends. With her excellent communication skills and the teamwork, Yoko walks her clients and customers through the entire process of home selling and buying with ease.
Originally from a traditional landlord family in Tokyo, Yoko inherited a passion for owning and managing properties. Over the past 30 years, she has owned, rented and leased more than 20 properties around the world for herself, in New York, The Hamptons, Miami, Tokyo and Monaco. Yoko has been involved in numerous development projects as an investor and on-site coordinator for Japanese and European clients. She has worked with internationally renowned architects and interior designers, which has enhanced her exceptional sense for hi-end aesthetic and eye for quality of luxury living.

Yoko has also had a successful 30 year career in media and advertising and she has extensive experience working with celebrities in the entertainment and fashion world. Her warm, honest and discreet demeanor, as well as her positive energy, allows her to connect well to people of all backgrounds. Yoko speaks fluent English and Japanese, and has a good knowledge of German and Spanish.

As a seller’s broker, Yoko provides skillful and effective marketing strategies custom-made for the property. Her creative and unique sales methods directly target a property's most likely buyers, and her knowledge of worldwide media maximizes a property's exposure. Yoko is well-connected locally and internationally, presenting the property to a well-qualified audience in order to achieve the best possible price.

When Yoko works with her buyers, she is an insightful listener and consummate professional. She has been a buyer of Manhattan real estate herself at every stage of her life: as a single woman, as a wife, as a parent and as an empty nester. She has a deep understanding of a buyer's dynamic and evolving needs. With her tireless drive and resourcefulness, Yoko makes the home searching process more efficient for her customers.
 Yoko currently lives in SOHO with her partner and two teenage daughters, and enjoys the country life in East Hampton.
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