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Alexandru Galiceanu
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Over the past 13 years, Alexandru Galiceanu has worked primarily in residential leasing, completing over 2,500 transactions, and establishing a proven track record for consistently being among the top 5% of agents in the field.  In 2014, Alexandru formed The Galiceanu Group with one central idea in mind, “there is a better way to do business, with an essential focus on elevating the customer experience, that’s not currently being met in our industry.” Alexandru’s extensive relationship with the multifamily sector in Manhattan, allowed him to showcase that principle to landlords and property managers that their properties were also not being showcased and marketed properly in the brokerage industry.

This has lead the Galiceanu Group to engage in several exclusive new development marketing opportunities. Alexandru’s passion, and disarming personality has also allowed him to pave the way to establish many corporate relocation relationships with several private wealth management, finance, technology, healthcare and law firms in NY.  Alexandru has also successfully established a reputation as a real estate advisor, helping both end users, and investors looking for either their first home or a positive income revenue stream.

Alexandru’s goal in every transaction is for one central idea to be understood: the client relationship is the most important, intrinsic part of the transaction. He approaches each deal creatively, working to understand the client's individual goals, and then cultivates a plan reflecting the most effective and efficient path where each can attain those goals in the transaction.  

Anyone who has worked with Alexandru can acknowledge he is the consummate professional and a pleasure to engage with in the creative process. Alexandru is inspired about the process of building, improving, and creating community. He hopes one day to realize his dreams of becoming a real estate developer and taking the opportunity to add to the unique and breathtaking NYC landscape. “I love Real Estate! I’ve been influenced by New York City’s amazing architecture, the mingling between European Art Deco facades and all new glass buildings featuring incredibly clever LEED technology. I’m excited about what each day brings, everyday there is an opportunity to create a unique, truly satisfying experience to help a client realize their dream of owning a piece of this wonderful city”

Renter Reviews of Alexandru

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Meg ****

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04/28/2016
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My husband and I were very impressed and appreciative of how Alex handled all aspects of our search for a rental and application/closing process. Alex quickly and accurately determined our preferences and needs for an apartment and only showed us what we wanted and what was in our price range. He was extremely professional and a pleasure to work with. We recommend Alex highly.

I rented an apartment from this agent.

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Katie ****

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03/29/2016
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Alex was really wonderful to work with. He was honest about all of the apartments he showed us: their positive and negative points, their price relative to the market, and their comparison to others we'd seen. We felt we could really trust him, and when we chose a place he worked hard to help us get a few things fixed before we moved in. He's been in touch to follow-up since the move and has been in general an incredibly responsive and reliable agent. We heartily recommend him.

I rented an apartment from this agent.

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Jessie ****

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02/29/2016
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Alex was the most helpful broker I've ever had! Not only was he so patient and respectful, listening to me and my brother's needs, but he was amazingly helpful in finding us an apartment in a neighborhood we had never even considered. We found a place that we absolutely love and plan to be in for awhile. I would recommend him to everyone. Additionally, he's taken my calls and texts whenever I needed his help and been extremely generous with his time. Definitely listen to his advice and suggestions! He will get you an awesome apartment.

I rented an apartment from this agent.

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Christina ****

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10/01/2015
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I generally don't write reviews, but in case it's definitely necessary. My roommates and I had the pleasure of working with Alex Galiceanu and Oana Negrea. They were both extremely professional, knowledgable and helpful. The process of looking for an apartment at first was overwhelming for my roommates and I, but with their help it was seamless. We found a place that we all loved pretty quickly, which was great! After we found the apartment, it didn't stop there they helped answer any questions that we had with great detail. I would recommended Alex and Oana to anyone who is looking to rent or purchase a home.
-Christina

I rented an apartment from this agent.

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Andrea ****

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09/29/2015
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Alex was amazing!

A few weeks ago my two roommates and I were looking to rent our first apartment in Manhattan. We had contacted a few real estate agents from several companies requesting to meet during the week anytime after 6:30 pm (since we all work full time) which was a problem for most agents that we spoke to. One agent from another company agreed to meet us at an apartment for a 7:00 private showing, however the place was over our asking price and budget. It was also a two bedroom that could be converted to three. We did not like the place and were rushed out because it was late. We never even bothered contacting her again since we did not feel she was going to 100 % be able to find us a place.

The next week we contacted Alex and he got back to us right away. Alex took the time to meet with us quickly and had his assistant Oana show us apartments all meeting our budget and with three bedrooms. Oana met us at 8 pm on a Friday and went out of her way to spend hours with us. Oana is great because she showed our apartment which we LOVE and are moving into on Saturday! She even took us back to the apartment after we signed the lease so that we can measure all of the rooms.

Thanks to Alex and his lovely assistant Oana making the process so easy and enjoyable for us we found our perfect apartment! He also gave us tons of advise and suggestions to make us feel comfortable, and make our move a bit easier. We really appreciated this since it is our first time renting.

We love Alex and would highly recommend him to anyone :)

I rented an apartment from this agent.

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Neily ****

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08/26/2015
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I had a very limited time to find an apartment in New York; I spent my first few days here rushing from one end of the city to the other looking for a suitable place to live. Once I called Alex and arranged an appointment everything seemed to fall into place. He was understanding of my situation, courteous and did everything possible to show me places that suited my needs that were within my budget. Once I settled on an apartment he liaised with the landlord on my behalf and was very professional at dealing with minor difficulties that arose along the way. A great guy and I could not have asked for more. Highly recommended.

I rented an apartment from this agent.

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Brenda ****

review date
06/03/2015
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Alex was great! On our first meetup, he explained the NYC housing market very well to my roommate and I, and seemed to understand our needs well. Definitely recommend!

I rented an apartment from this agent.

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Nicole ****

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02/11/2015
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Alex was great to work with! He understood what we were looking for in an apartment and found what we wanted in a short time for a great price! Alex is very helpful and makes sure that you know everything you should about the landlord and the building.

I rented an apartment from this agent.

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Erica ****

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01/16/2015
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This review is mostly for Alexandru's assistant, Oana, who I had most of my contact with during the process--as a team, they were obviously incredible... Oana is amazing! I didn't end up finding an apartment with them, we ended up having things change on us but I know for a fact that she is an incredible broker-and since they work together it must go full circle. She was so honest and truly cared about finding us the right place--with everything from our budget to those little details we were so picky about taken into account. We had a difficult viewing schedule to work with, and on more than one occasion Oana stayed up to show us apartments at 2:00 in the morning to work with my boyfriend's intense work day! She is truly remarkable, was never too pushy, and fully understood our needs. I remember even a particular moment when she could have so easily pushed for a more expensive apartment, but knowing what our priorities were, she trumpeted for a cheaper one that she knew was a better fit and more within our budget. I had such a jaded view of brokers before I met Oana--I hope everyone is lucky enough to work with her and Alexandru on finding their home because she will go above and beyond for you and be such a kind spirit the entire time. They are a great, GREAT team. Couldn't recommend enough!!!

I did not rent an apartment from this agent.

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Devyn ****

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11/13/2014
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If there were six stars instead of five, Alexandru would get them from me! This agent is one of a kind, a real people person. From the start Alexandru was completely engaged in finding us the perfect place. My roommate (see review below) and I had a magical and super stress free experience with the one and only AG. IF YOU ARE LOOKING FOR AN AGENT THAT WILL FIND YOU A REALY NEW YORK CITY APARTMENT LOOK NO FURTHER. we are so happy with the results, and would reccomend alexandru to any and EVERYONE! Get in line people, you've found your agent :D

I rented an apartment from this agent.

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Erika ****

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11/13/2014
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****WOW!!!!*** Alexandru is simply the best. He not only went ABOVE and BEYOND to find us our dream home in NYC, but he was also so kind, courteous, knowledgable, and informative throught the ENTIRE process. After hearing just NIGHTMARES about NYC realtors, Alexandru was a BLESSING to work with. *AG is the way to go!*

I rented an apartment from this agent.

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Isabel ****

review date
11/11/2014
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Alex was very patient with us. He gave lots of suggestions regarding different areas and ways to improve our apartment hunting experience. I would definitely recommend him

I rented an apartment from this agent.

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Matt ****

review date
11/10/2014
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I am moving to NYC from Ohio and had very limited time to find a good apartment in a nice area, Alex and his team made everything much less stressful than if I tried to find an apartment on my own in only one day! He was especially helpful in directing me to a good landlord and assisting w/ all the paperwork involved. I would definitely recommend him for anyone looking for an apartment in NYC.

I rented an apartment from this agent.

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Nara ****

review date
11/10/2014
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Best person to reach out to if youre trying to look for a place. He has years of experience and knows so much information!

I rented an apartment from this agent.

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Vaneet ****

review date
10/21/2014
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Alex was very knowledgeable about the market and made me feel confident in trusting him throughout my apartment search. He was very patient with me and my requirements for finding a new place that ultimately worked for me and not something I had to simply settle for. He ended up getting me the best possible deal for what I was asking for given the current NY rental market and I wouldn't hesitate to call for his guidance in the future.

I rented an apartment from this agent.

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Nathaniel ****

review date
06/27/2014
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Myself and another began looking for apartments here on NakedApartments. We were interested in one of Alex's listings and got in contact with him.

His response time was excellent. We were able to view the apartment very soon. For various reasons we didn't sign on our initial interest, but we were shown more places. Being fairly new to apartment hunting we had a lot of questions, and Alex was very honest and helpful in assisting us in figuring out what we could realistically find based on our specifications, and also in helping us through the whole process of going through the paperwork and figuring out all the little technicalities that go along with finding and living in a New York City apartment.

All the above definitely exceeds the standards we and anyone would hope for in relations with a broker, and definitely deserves at least four stars. Why Alex deserves five stars is because he not only exceeds the standards of a broker, but because he also exceeds the standards that one would hope for in relations with another person. He was kind, charming, funny, and made the whole process not only easy but enjoyable. Not only is he the type of broker you'd want to work with again and recommend to friends, but he's the type of person you hope to see again.

I rented an apartment from this agent.

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Alexandra ****

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04/12/2014
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Alex was great. He and his assistant Oana were very accommodating and friendly. He listened to what I was looking for and helped me find places within my budget. There was a small organizational error with keys, but Oana was very apologetic. Even though I didn't end up renting an apartment with Alex, I would highly recommend him!

I did not rent an apartment from this agent.

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Rocco ****

review date
07/26/2013
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Awesome broker. Great hookups and understood my requirements and budget, and made it work for me and my roommates. Highly recommended!

I rented an apartment from this agent.

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Austin ****

review date
06/25/2013
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Alex definitely has a talent for knowing exactly what I want (maybe even more so than myself!). I am very fortunately to have a smooth and fast experience working with Alex and his partner, Shiri: we found the apartment that I need exactly in a very short amount of time. I'd definitely recommend working with Alex.
Thanks again!

I rented an apartment from this agent.

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Michael ****

review date
06/15/2013
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My wife and I moved to New York from Australia and Alex met with us the morning after we arrived. Within a few hours he had developed a short list of apartments based on criteria, we had inspected them and had already completed an apartment application.

He also gave us a lot of tips on living in New York, and devoted efforts to sourcing an apartment for us far beyond that of what I would have expected of a broker.

Alex is highly personable and honest, and legitimately cared about getting us into a place that we'd be happy with.

I'd definitely work with Alex again if given the opportunity, and can't recommend him highly enough to others on this site.

Thanks Alex!

I rented an apartment from this agent.

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Katie ****

review date
05/31/2013
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I had the best experience with Alex and his team. He responded immediately to my initial inquiry and was very helpful. He was honest and upfront with me about my situation regarding what I could afford but he still managed to find me the perfect apartment. Of course there were a few bumps along the way but whenever a problem arose he was quick to solve it and get the job done. I would ABSOLUTELY recommend him to any family member or friend.

I rented an apartment from this agent.

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Megan ****

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05/17/2013
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I recently worked with AC Lawrence to find an apartment in Midtown. I worked with Alexandru and Robert and they were both amazing and ended up finding us the perfect place. Coming from someone who has worked with PLENTY of brokers over the years and seen hundreds of apartments either out of our price range or in the wrong area, it was refreshing to work with two people who understand your needs and are willing to find what it is YOU want as opposed to whatever listings they have. It's such a stressful situation to find an apartment in NYC, it's wonderful to have two people helping you through the process and not pushing you into anything that you're not satisfied with, they really wanted to find the place that was perfect for me!

Thank you again Alex and Robert, you were wonderful and we're really excited to move in soon!

I rented an apartment from this agent.

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Raksha ****

review date
04/30/2013
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I just signed my lease for an apartment that he showed me. I met him and within 2 days he found me an apartment me and my room-mate loved. He was courteous, honest and very easy to approach. He and the wonderful lady that showed us the places (Her name is Emma) were very responsive and showed us some wonderful places within our budget. I cannot wait to move in and if anyone asks me who to go to, I will recommend him!

I rented an apartment from this agent.

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Joe ****

review date
04/10/2013
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I highly recommend Alexandru Galiceanu. He helped me find a very great deal on an apartment while I was still in California. Everybody says it's a nightmare to find an apartment in NYC, but thanks to Alexandru, it was a very easy process for me and I couldn't be happier. Above all, he is a very good listener and quickly honed in on my situation and found a place that exceeded my expectations.

I rented an apartment from this agent.

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Nicolas ****

review date
03/29/2013
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Alexandru responded quickly to my initial inquiry and to all my subsequent email questions. At his office we talked about what I was looking for a bit more in details an he came up with an initial list of apartments to visit.
Drew showed me the apartments and he was in contact all the time with Alex to adjust the list based on my feedback. I found my dream apartment the same day after only seeing 4 units!

After that Alex took care of the whole process of negotiating the rent, the move in date and the lease term.

I'd definitely work with him and his team again. Highly recommended!

I rented an apartment from this agent.

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J ****

review date
12/06/2012
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Alexandru listened closely to everything I wanted and a couple of hours later I was walking in my dream apartment. I could not have asked for a better or more efficient experience. Be prepared to move, he will find what you are looking for!

I rented an apartment from this agent.

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Corneliu ****

review date
11/17/2012
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So far Alexandru did a good job , being on top of his game, hopefully he will find us the right apartment we`re looking for!

I did not rent an apartment from this agent.

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Vilma ****

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11/16/2012
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Alexandru responded promptly to my inquiry. Our exchanges of email were very helpful and information. He seemed willing to help and work with me. I hope to have the pleasure of meeting him when I arrive in NY for my apartment hunt. He seemed very nice!

I did not rent an apartment from this agent.

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Taylor ****

review date
11/12/2012
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I would HIGHLY recommend Alex and Manhattan Apartments. He was extremely helpful in finding me a fantastic apartment at an even better price. Alex listened to what I wanted and gave me exactly that. He was also very friendly and did everything in his power to get me the best apartment for my money. FIVE STARS!!!

I rented an apartment from this agent.

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Yelena ****

review date
07/04/2012
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Although my roommate and I had a low budget and a short time frame, Alex was very attentive, patient, and helpful with us. He was always available via phone and email and was willing to answer as many questions as we had. Elisha showed us the apartments that we picked out with Alex, and she was also great.

I rented an apartment from this agent.

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R ****

review date
06/14/2012
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Never responded to my inquiry.
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Jess ****

review date
04/02/2012
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I would highly recommend Alex. I contacted him after seeing a posting on this website. When we sat with him at his office, he paid attention to our requirements, and set realistic expectations for us, and on Day 1, we found an apartment we really liked. Throughout the process, he was very responsive, both via emails and phone calls, and very accommodating given my hectic travel schedule. The whole process took only about a week, and he was even able to hand us the keys a week earlier than our lease start date. I would not hesitate to work with him again or recommend him to others. - Jess

I rented an apartment from this agent.

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Paul ****

review date
03/31/2012
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Alex was awesome to work with. After an initial inquiry via the website we set up a time for me to come by his office. We talked about a many different options and Alex provided a number of apartments with various styles and price ranges for me to compare.

Once we decided on a place, Alex and his team worked quickly to allow it to all come together quickly with terms we were pleased with.

I especially recommend Alex and Manhattan Apartments if you are like us, you are coming to the New York area from out of state as they made the process an easy one.

Thanks Alex, Jonathan & Team

I rented an apartment from this agent.

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David ****

review date
01/25/2012
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I would highly recommend Alex to anyone looking to lease in Manhattan. His staff are knowledgable and courteous and go out of their way to ensure you find the ideal property, without wasting your time on properties that don't meet your requirements. Would absolutely work with Alex again.

I rented an apartment from this agent.

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Katie ****

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11/26/2011
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I very highly recommend Alex. He was knowledgeable, personable, understanding, and was not pushy. I had very particular needs and he did a wonderful job at accommodating all of them. He is also very reliable and available and responds quickly to all calls and emails. Overall I had a great experience with Alex and Manhattan Apartments.

I did not rent an apartment from this agent.

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Julia ****

review date
10/19/2011
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I was very happy with Alex and Manhattan Apartments as a whole. I only saw two apartments but that is because I signed a lease for the second one. I needed an apartment quickly, described my needs/wants, and on the same day Alex was able to show me a place quite close to perfect. The moderate amount of hand holding through the application and signing process was also appreciated.

I rented an apartment from this agent.

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Heather ****

review date
10/16/2011
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By far the best experience I've had renting an apartment with a broker, and I've relocated in the city 5 times! He showed me 7 properties and we found a place I fell in love with on the first day! Alex negotiated the rent down and pushed the move in date to the end of the month on an immediate unit. Great experience! Highly recommended!

I rented an apartment from this agent.

Alexandru's Apartments

$5,495 East Village
3BR, 2BA
In-Unit Laundry, Dishwasher, Balcony
3 Days since update Verified
$2,595 Upper West Side
1BR, 1BA
Elevator
4 Days since update Verified
$3,050 Murray Hill
1BR, 1BA
Doorman, Elevator
11 Days since update Verified
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Alexandru's Specialties

Manhattan

Chelsea, East Village, Flatiron District, Gramercy Park, Greenwich Village, SoHo, Union Square, Upper East Side, Upper West Side, West Village