Daniel Day Lee

Real Estate License
Overall Rating: (5)
Brokerage: Citi Habitats
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Throughout his varied career, two things have remained constant in Daniel's professional life: a focus on people/relationships and a deep love of New York City. A New York native and an East Village resident, Daniel started his career working in the New York film industry, and in his last position worked with foster children in Harlem and the Bronx. In his interactions with people from all walks of life, ranging from Hollywood movie stars to the less fortunate in the outer boroughs, Daniel prides himself on treating every person with the same level of respect.

Daniel's goal is to connect with clients, truly listen to their needs, and work his hardest to help land their dream apartment. Every client's situation is unique and Daniel can adapt to any style of personality, having had graduate training in Counseling Psychology, while maintaining a no-pressure, collaborative approach. Daniel treats every client as if were they were his own family or friend, and the motivation to help others is what drives Daniel to excel daily.  Whether renting, buying, selling, Daniel is your one stop, full service real estate agent, where your satisfaction is his #1 priority. 

Renter Reviews of Daniel Day


Emily ****

review date 09/11/2014 overall rating
I had the good fortune of engaging Daniel Day Lee in helping me find my first apartment in New York City, and I can't recommend him highly enough.

From the first phone call I was instantly impressed. He was professional, courteous and took a genuine interest in my situation (a complex one, having just arrived from Australia with no US credit history).

I sent a follow up email with some properties of interest, and he responded that same night with detailed information on each one, and alternate times for immediate viewings.

Daniel understood exactly what my housemate and I were looking for, and showed us a slew of great properties over three different days.

Throughout the course of the search, he was attentive, informative, an excellent and frequent communicator, and knowledgeable in the market. He was never late, and accommodated viewings around times we were available.

Daniel found us the perfect apartment, under budget and with a minimum of fuss, and he worked hard to get us across the line as tenants.

I came into contact with a few other brokers while looking for a place, and noone came close to offering the service, friendliness and genuine care Daniel did.

To top it all off, he gave us some wine to celebrate our signing, which I would gladly have him over to share with us!

I rented an apartment from this agent.


Brittany ****

review date 01/13/2014 overall rating
Daniel was really great to work with. We moved from Florida to NYC - so I'm sure working with us over the phone wasn't ideal, but he could not have been more pleasant to work with! He was extremely patient with us and helped us find the PERFECT place for my little family (me, hubs, black lab). We love our new home on the Upper East Side/Yorkville and will use Daniel again IF we ever leave this gem.

I rented an apartment from this agent.


Mary ****

review date 12/12/2013 overall rating
Just having moved to the city I needed someone I could trust that really was trying to listen to my needs and find relevant options for me. Quickly, I realized most realtors in New York just want to get you to any listing and sell it to you even if its not what you wanted. Then I found Daniel. Daniel was extremely patient and truly listened. He respected my time and only showed me viable options. He was super responsive at all hours of the day and friendly and insightful. He went above an beyond my needs and in the end found me a fantastic apartment! I could go on and on, Daniel was a key person in my transition to New York and I couldn't thank him enough!

I rented an apartment from this agent.


Sean ****

review date 11/20/2013 overall rating
Daniel was not pushy and was very easy to work. He listened to what I was looking for and helped me find a really nice apartment. He is knowledgable about the market and I am happy with the experience as a whole. Thanks again!

I rented an apartment from this agent.


Kelley ****

review date 11/04/2013 overall rating
Danny is the best! He's really down-to-earth and has a very no-pressure approach to his work. In the end, I felt he genuinely cared about finding the apartment that worked best for me. He's super knowledgeable about the area and you can tell he loves his job. Will definitely recommend him to my friends.

I did not rent an apartment from this agent.

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Daniel Day's Apartments

Studio, Kips Bay, $2,425

Studio, Kips Bay, $2,425

Doorman, Elevator, Laundry Room, Outdoor Space
5 Days since update
1br, Stuyvesant Town - Peter Cooper Village, $3,050

1br, Stuyvesant Town - Peter Cooper Village, $3,050

Pets Allowed, Elevator, Laundry Room, Gym, Outdoor Space
15 Days since update
2br, Bushwick, $2,000

2br, Bushwick, $2,000

Pets Allowed
8 Days since update
2br, Greenpoint, $3,850

2br, Greenpoint, $3,850

Pets Allowed, Doorman, Elevator, In-Unit Laundry, Laundry Room, Dishwasher, Gym, On-site super, Outdoor Space, New Building
~ 21 Hours since update
1br, Upper East Side, $1,995

1br, Upper East Side, $1,995

Can Be Seen Now
7 Days since update

Daniel Day's Specialties


Chelsea, East Village, Gramercy Park, Greenwich Village, Lower East Side, Union Square, Upper East Side, Upper West Side


Park Slope, Williamsburg