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Brendan Dorsay
Town Residential


• Top 1% Nationwide | Pinnacle Award Recipient 
• Certified Relocation Specialist

Brendan D'Orsay has built his reputation on a foundation of hard work, expertise, and careful discretion in handling client affairs at all price points throughout New York City. In the course of his extensive real estate background, he has established relationships spanning the global elite to first-time renters and buyers. While many of his competitors take a transactional approach to real estate, Brendan operates like a top advisory firm, giving each client full attention to their unique needs while delivering the highest levels of personal care and market expertise.

Beginning his career with one of New York's most well-respected real estate developers, Brendan would go on to become a founding member of one of the highest-producing real estate teams in Manhattan, rapidly earning their company's highest award for performance excellence. Recently, Brendan brokered the successful transaction of famed artist Jackson Pollock's former West Village loft. He has been featured in several major media outlets including the New York Daily News, DNA Info, and appeared prominently on seasons 3 and 4 of Bravo's top-rated television series, "Million Dollar Listing New York". Brendan is also a sought-after speaker on the real estate market who has lectured at several institutions in the metro area including SUNY Purchase.  

Originally from the Seacoast of New Hampshire, Brendan reflects on his earlier experience. "I came to this city like so many others before me: with wide eyes, big dreams, and a tiny savings account to get up and running. I made an early decision that nothing was going to stand in the way of making a name for myself". Prior to real estate, Brendan was an adjunct professor at his alma mater, the University of New Hampshire. When not consumed with real estate, his passions include traveling the world and staying active and fit.

Past Client Testimonials:   

• "Hi Brendan, I can't thank you enough for all of your assistance in helping my daughter Rachel rent an apartment. You made Rachel feel very comfortable and were very caring towards her. I am so glad that we met you. Thank you again" - Carole L

• "It is with great confidence that we recommend Brendan D'Orsay to effectively represent anyone renting, buying, or selling a property in New York City. Brendan successfully leased our first investment property and guided us through the process along the way. We are pleased to highly recommend Brendan and will surely work with him again in the future" - Larry, RL89 Realty

• "Brendan came highly recommended to us by a friend after several failed attempts at buying an apartment on our own. Assuming going in that he was like other brokers we had dealt with, we were happily surprised by his dedication and sincerity. We had never been through the process before and Brendan helped us every step of the way. It was refreshing to have someone we felt was truly on our side, and even months after we moved in he would still check in with us to make sure everything was going well. Thank you Brendan for all of your help!" - Meaghan S

Renter Reviews of Brendan


Michelle ****

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Brendan was great from the start. He met me at locations that were convenient for me and at times that worked for me. I sent him countless emails of apartments I saw online and he researched each one of them and responded to all my emails. Brendan's cost was a bit expensive, but he is willing to negotiate a little bit. I really liked Brendan's determination and optimism to find us an apartment, that made me feel a lot better about the process. Brendan never told us "no" to one of our requests. He made it work, even if it was very difficult. I did not find this with every broker that we talked to. We met with several, and some were very inflexible and not willing to look for what we wanted. Brendan put our needs first and we have already recommended him to another person, who he helped greatly.

I rented an apartment from this agent.


Anthony ****

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Brendan is the most professional broker I had the pleasure of working with. Even though financial issues with my roommate prevented us from closing on an apartment with him, he was without a doubt the best broker I've worked with. He was always on time, always reachable, and, even though we were only students on a low budget, always made me feel like I was a priority. He was aware of my needs, and even though we didn't close a deal together, he would absolutely be my broker of choice if I were to move again. I genuinely couldn't recommend him more.

I did not rent an apartment from this agent.


Holly ****

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regardless of whether or not my application is accepted or not for a current apartment, brendan is a great broker. he's organized, thorough, helpful and is willing to help in any way he can. he really listened to what i was looking for and made sure he explained every step of the application process. i will definitely continue to work with him. a+

I did not rent an apartment from this agent.

Brendan 's Apartments

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Brendan 's Specialties


East Village, Greenwich Village, Harlem, Morningside Heights, Upper West Side, West Village