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Hikaru Tashiro
Mirador Real Estate


Hikaru has worked in the New York City real estate business since 2010. She has quickly become one of the most prominent real estate agents among clients, other brokers and landlords.

With confidence she says, "Where I come from, good work ethic, respect (for others) and integrity are deeply ingrained in the society, and the business relationships that I have established are direct results of that."

During her first year in the business, she established herself as a reputed downtown expert. Especially she has a love for lofts and townhouses, which meet her affinity for character and architectural details. Coming from design background, she also has a keen eye for unique spaces and high end properties, and she has the ability to merge clients' aesthetic needs with their more practical needs.

Originally from Japan, Hikaru made her move to New York in 1996 and she immediately found the city and the people fascinating. "The move was the best gift that I ever gave to myself." Ever since she has been developing great affinity for the city through her exploration. "This city is constantly changing, and it amazes me that after 19+ years there are still new things that I discover everyday." It was only natural when she came into the real estate business and she is still doing 'her thing' exploring and finding out what this city has to offer.

"I consider myself as a consultant of New York City life." She provides her clients not only her profound interest and knowledge of New York City real estate market but also ins and outs of New York City lifestyle as a whole.

Hikaru is also an artist and she enjoys silkscreen printing and photography. She attended Parsons The New School for Design and her time there inspired her to turn her flat into a dark room. One of her dreams is to find 'Andy Warhol's Factory' like cool artist loft and create a unique live/work loft space as her own showroom for clients.

She has lived in many different neighborhoods and witnessed the transformation of different neighborhoods. She is currently a proud Brooklynite. She has long lived in Park Slope and its beautiful vicinity neighborhoods where she built a strong appreciation for Brooklyn. Abandoned factories of Williamsburg, Greenwood Cemetery, Victorian houses in Windsor Terrace, nostalgic Gowanus Canal, brownstones of Park Slope, Prospect Park in winter, Europe like Grand Army Plaza and its Farmer's Market, Brooklyn Botanic Garden, industrial buildings in Dumbo, fantastic view of the city from Brooklyn Heights Promenade, hidden streets of Vinegar Hill, architectural beauty Brooklyn Bridge, aesthetically aged amusement park of Coney Island... New York City is just a perfect muse for her art.

Hikaru is still in her early years in the business, yet her strong work ethic, her commitment to her clients (Hikaru never fails to put her client's best interest first!), transparency and the highest standard of integrity built upon her traditional roots are already rewarding her with a business of constant referrals and repeat clients.

She is a rare breed of New York City real estate agent and as a consummate professional; she will be your agent for life!

Renter Reviews of Hikaru


Aaron ****

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Hikaru was a pleasure to work with. We did not end up renting an apartment from her, but she was by far the best agent in every respect among the many we worked with: She finds great apartments (that aren't out of your range), is timely and professional in all her correspondences, and is totally honest with you, putting your needs above her own desire to make a commission. To most brokers in NYC real estate, you are just a number -- a fee waiting to be collected when they put you in an apartment as quickly as possible. But Hikaru treats you like a person; she takes her time, not rushing you along, and is always very friendly (which is a big help in apartment-hunting, a naturally stressful process). I highly recommend her for anyone looking for real estate in NYC.

I did not rent an apartment from this agent.


Lisandra ****

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Hikaru is absolutely amazing! I have lived in New York for several years and moved every year. She is absolutely the best and most professional broker I have ever worked with. She listened to what I wanted and sent me many options to look through. We saw several apartments together. She worked with me on my schedule. I have a busy job and work lots of hours. She made sure to get appointments to view apartments that worked with my schedule. She gave me a list of required paperwork as soon as we met. She collected all my paperwork as I gave it to her and reminded me of what was missing. When I finally found the apartment I wanted, all my paperwork was in order and the lease signing went off without a hitch.

I have already recommended her to several friends and would recommend her to absolutely anyone. If you are looking for an honest, professional and hardworking broker, Hikaru is the person to go to.

I rented an apartment from this agent.

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Bowery, Chelsea, Flatiron District, Gramercy Park, Greenwich Village, NoHo, NoLita, SoHo, Union Square, West Village