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Waqar Samad
Manhattan Spaces


Tenacious, hard-working, and knowledgeable are just a few of the words used to describe Waqar Samad by his satisfied clients. A native New Yorker, Waqar began his career in real estate in 2003 after finishing grad school and a thriving career in management where he helped clients and employees. Success came quickly to Waqar, who in his first year was awarded the title of Rookie of the Year at a major real estate firm. Subsequent awards include Top Rental Agent /Top Producing Agent from 2004 to present. Waqar has rented over 100 apartments every year since being in real estate with well over 1000 to date.  A specialist in the Upper West Side/Morningside Heights/Columbia University area, Waqar is a resident of the neighborhood he specializes in. When he’s not working, he can be found traveling to such destinations as South America or Asia, playing baseball or basketball, or relaxing with a good movie. Please contact Waqar for all of your real estate needs or investments.

Renter Reviews of Waqar


Carlos ****

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One of the friendliest and knowledgeable brokers I've found during my apartment search. When he gets the chance, he really cares for your personal needs and is negotiable. He showed me 10 apartments until I finally found my perfect apartment. I would highly recommend Waqar for your apartment search.

I rented an apartment from this agent.


Alex ****

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After the initial contact, it was nearly impossible to get a hold of Waqar (or anyone from Manhattan Spaces). He showed us a few apartments the first day, and then when we inquired to see more (that were exclusive listings of his), we heard back from him hours, sometimes days, after reaching out. Easily the worst broker I worked with during my apartment search.

I did not rent an apartment from this agent.


Julia ****

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Waqar was awesome. He contacted me several hours after my first email to him via Naked Apartments and was willing to show me 3 places- all in my price range - that evening. I found a place I liked and he was willing to bring me back the next day for a viewing to show my roommate.

Through the deposit, application and lease signing process he was equally as attentive and easy to contact. He was very friendly and honest- I never felt like he was trying to "sell" me on a place.

If you see a listing of his that you like I'd highly recommend him because I had a great experience.

I rented an apartment from this agent.

Waqar's Apartments

$2,000 Upper West Side
1BR, 1BA
650 Sq. Ft., Pets Allowed, Laundry Room, Dishwasher, On-site super, Pre War
7 Days since update
$1,895 Upper West Side
400 Sq. Ft., Pets Allowed, On-site super, Pre War
7 Days since update Verified
$2,395 Upper West Side
2BR, 1BA
800 Sq. Ft., Approved Pets Only, Pre War
7 Days since update
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Waqar's Specialties


Battery Park City, Chelsea, Clinton, Financial District, Greenwich Village, Hamilton Heights, Harlem, Hell's Kitchen, Inwood, Midtown Center, Midtown South Central, Morningside Heights, Upper West Side, Washington Heights, West Village