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About Paul Zweben

One of the top brokers at Douglas Elliman and ranked #3 on the Westside, Paul Zweben is widely known among his colleagues, customers and friends for his humor, no-nonsense negotiating skills, and his excellent recipes and cooking videos on his blog, Hungry Domaine (www.hungrydomaine.com), on which Paul writes extensively about his 2 favorite topics, real estate and food.

Paul made the move to a career in real estate after working for 28 years in the restaurant business. He began at age 14 working in a bakery and after attending college and culinary school, worked his way up to eventually become a chef at notable restaurants like The River Cafe in Brooklyn Heights. In the mid-90's Paul formed a restaurant partnership, owning and operating 4 upscale restaurants in NYC and one in Washington DC. Today, Paul remains a partner at BLT Prime in Gramercy and Calle Ocho on the Upper West Side as well as BLT Steak in DC but is thrilled he decided to shift gears and team up with his wife and business partner, Carolyn Zweben approximately 10 years ago. Since Paul's transition to real estate, he and Carolyn have grown the Zweben Team into a top, Pinnacle Award-winning team, recognized not only for their success and consistency in a challenging and constantly shifting market, but also for the leadership roles they have taken on within the company.

Paul is known for his creative and forward-thinking marketing strategies and is regularly invited to speak to agents nationally throughout the Douglas Elliman offices on how to grow their business. He was also thrilled to be able to speak at a roundtable of successful chefs at the Inman Connect 2015 conference showing how business and marketing strategies are valuable and transferable across disciplines.

When working with Paul, buyers and sellers will never worry that they are not Paul's top priority; he is always focused, extremely responsive and genuinely invested in each client's purchasing or selling experience. He oversees every aspect of the transaction ensuring that any bumps that may come up whether they are related to financing, closing an open permit with the DOB, or timing issues, are immediately dealt with in order to successfully bring the deal to a close for his client.

It is rare to find someone as committed to his career as Paul is to real estate. Paul loves what he does, which is very obvious from the first time you speak with him.

Paul, Carolyn and their little girl Olivia live on Riverside Drive on the Upper West Side and enjoy spending summer weekends at their home upstate where they cook, garden and entertain friends.


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269 West 87th St, TOWNHOUSE2 - Upper West Side, New York


5 Beds | 5 Baths | 1 Half Bath

Approximate Sq. Feet: 4,152

Listing ID: 2485711

Contract signed

137 Duane St, 2E - TriBeCa, New York


Loft | 2 Beds | 2 Baths

Approximate Sq. Feet: 2,973

Listing ID: 3047051

935 Park Avenue, 14B - Upper East Side, New York


2 Beds | 2 Baths

Approximate Sq. Feet: 1,450

Listing ID: 3108810

VERDE CHELSEA, 125 West 22nd St, 4B - Chelsea, New York


3 Beds | 2 Baths | 1 Half Bath

Approximate Sq. Feet: 1,685

Listing ID: 3194850

THE RENWICK, 808 Broadway, PHC - Greenwich Village, New York


Loft | 2 Beds | 2 Baths

Approximate Sq. Feet: 1,400 | Approximate Exterior Sq. Ft.:465

Listing ID: 2748276

Contract signed

The Sabrina, 240 West 98th St, 4B - Upper West Side, New York


2 Beds | 2 Baths | 1 Half Bath

Approximate Sq. Feet: 1,364

Listing ID: 3168453

Contract signed

170 Second Avenue, 14A - East Village, New York


2 Beds | 1 Bath

Approximate Sq. Feet: 1,100

Listing ID: 3144425

Contract signed

675 West End Avenue, 15B - Upper West Side, New York


2 Beds | 2 Baths | 1 Half Bath

Listing ID: 3121923

Contract signed

175 East 2nd St, 4B - East Village, New York


Studio | 1 Bath

Approximate Sq. Feet: 740

Listing ID: 3273748

4527 Delafield Avenue - Fieldston, New York


5 Beds | 1 Bath | 1 Half Bath

Listing ID: 2793058

Contract signed

301 West 110th St, 2J - Upper West Side, New York


2 Beds | 1 Bath

Approximate Sq. Feet: 744

Listing ID: 3179689

Contract signed

66 St Nicholas Avenue, 4D - Harlem, New York


2 Beds | 1 Bath

Approximate Sq. Feet: 860

Listing ID: 3181220

Contract signed

59 Hawthorne St, 4E - Prospect-Lefferts Gardens, New York


1 Bed | 1 Bath

Approximate Sq. Feet: 610 | Approximate Exterior Sq. Ft.:44

Listing ID: 3244318

Paul Zweben

Paul Zweben

Licensed Associate Real Estate Broker

1995 Broadway

New York, NY 10023

Office: 212.769.9807

Mobile: 917.653.5749



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