Alan Pfeifer has been creating success stories for many years, for both his clients, and himself. A native New Yorker, he began his illustrious career in the fashion industry where he rose from sales trainee to the National Sales Manager at Levi Strauss & Co. Alan then joined Calvin Klein Jeans as President of the Women’s Division. After almost 10 years there, he applied his know-how to his own company, developing product and lending his sales and marketing savvy to start-up companies, established retailers and manufacturers.
Reinvented Career to Enter Real Estate
After a brief early retirement, Alan decided to reinvent and reenergize himself, so he entered real estate in 2000. Once again, he rose to the challenge, all the way up to his current post as Executive Vice President and Associate Broker. Alan’s strong ethics, market savvy and thorough follow-up are among the many instrumental qualities responsible for catapulting his high level of expertise. While he has specialized in lofts downtown, he has also represented a diversity of property types, in all Manhattan locations.
Easy Winning Personality
Clients not only rely on Alan’s seasoned knowledge; they also benefit from his low-key temperament that eases them through their transaction, and his ability to listen carefully to what each individual wants. His enjoyment in working with people shines through in every deal, as does his fulfillment in making a positive impact in their lives. “Buying or selling a home or an apartment is one of the most critical decisions in one’s life, and I take my role in facilitating that very seriously.”
Contribution Beyond Career
Aside from serving clients, Alan is also highly active in other aspects of his field. He teaches at the Academy for Continuing Education inspiring and training tomorrow’s brokers. Plus he is a certified instructor at REBNY and teaches Continuing Ed courses twice a year. Alan is also a member of the Institute for Global Ethics where he participates in seminars. He served as Co-Chair for the REBNY Sales Council, which acts as liaison of important issues to the Board of Directors, often leading to resolutions. And he holds the position of Chairman Emeritus of the NYRS Credentials Committee from its inception as one of its founding members, resulting in the high-level Advanced Graduate Designation Course, New York Residential Specialist (NYRS) aimed toward successful associate brokers interested in raising the bar in knowledge and professionalism in the New York City residential real estate market. Alan was one of the first brokers to complete the course and receive the esteemed NYRS accreditation from REBNY.
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