NoHo, New York
26 Astor Place
New York, NY 10003
(212) 584-6100
TOWN Residential is the premier real estate firm in Astor Place, with dedicated agents and brokers that are equipped to provide professional knowledge about luxury apartments and rentals. TOWN is also your resource for neighborhood expertise and real estate listings in the East Village, Astor Place and University Place.

Meet TOWN's Fabienne Terwinghe January 7, 2014

NoHo, Manhattan
Meet TOWN's Fabienne Terwinghe, Manhattan, New York

What is your most memorable NYC moment?

New Years Eve 2000. No party in particular stands out in my mind. Just walking around the streets in the West Village, East Village and Chelsea and feeling the excitement of the beginning of the New Millennium in such a vivid city was electrifying!

What is your favorite Manhattan neighborhood? Why?

I fell in love with the West Village during my first few days in New York City and have lived there since 1989. First, as a young model discovering the city and renting a one bedroom, then as an three-unit townhouse owner, and now as a mom raising two daughters in the most child-friendly community in Manhattan. It is really a village to me!
I purchased a three-unit brownstone at the age of 23 and have not left the neighborhood since, managing properties of my own for the past two decades while enjoying every facet of the neighborhood’s transformation, from the creation of the new riverfront to the renaissance of Bleecker Street and the Meatpacking District.

Why did you choose to pursue a career as a New York real estate professional? What is your favorite part of the job?

After owning my first New York real estate property at the age of 23 years old, and since investing in five others, I have fallen in love with every aspect of real estate; buying, managing, renting, selling.

Identifying property that has short and long term value is a hobby of mine.

What is your greatest motivator?

I love making deals! Sharing my knowledge of the West Village and Chelsea areas, and being the one to find the special place a buyer has been looking for as his now home is so gratifying. I also love helping landlords find their dream tenant.

What are your greatest passions?

My passion is whatever I'm invested in at the moment. In my 20's it was my modeling career, in my 30's being a mom was my every day passion and now my real estate career is my new driving force.

If you could invite anyone to a dinner party, whom would you invite?

Mayor Bloomberg to thank him for a job well done!

If you had only one day left in NYC, how would you spend it?

Walking around my beloved West Village, going to my favorite coffee places and hugging all the friends I have made here goodbye. 

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