As the Founder and CEO of TOWN Residential, Andrew Heiberger has been the driving force behind the company's business strategy and long-term vision. Under his thoughtful leadership, the firm boasts a team of over 500 licensed Representatives and industry-leading professionals within seven strategically located neighborhood offices. Since launching in December 2010, TOWN has transacted more than $9.5 billion while remaining committed to redefining the way in which a real estate services company both operates and delivers.
Andrew also takes an active role in the branding and marketing of the firm. Woven into the fabric of the city, TOWN Residential is aligned with the world's most luxurious brands and celebrates New York history with a sense of ownership that few can claim. Andrew serves as the publisher of My Town, a first-of-its-kind lifestyle magazine introduced in September 2015. The heralded collaboration provides readers with an insider's view of New York City and served as the perfect expression of TOWN Residential's best-in-class commitment.
A successful entrepreneur and New York real estate industry veteran with the oversight of more than 50,000 sales and leasing transactions to his credit, Andrew has founded and served as CEO of several successful companies. In 1994, at the age of 26 and just out of law school, Andrew founded Citi Habitats, his first residential real estate brokerage. Over the next 10 years, he orchestrated the company's tremendous growth from two brokers in one office to over 1,000 licensed Representatives and staff in 20 locations throughout Manhattan. In June of 2004, Citi Habitats was acquired by NRT Incorporated, a subsidiary of Cendant Corporation (NYSE: CD).
In June of 2005, Andrew founded Buttonwood Development, with a focus on real estate development, investment and syndication in New York City. Under his leadership, Buttonwood successfully developed Greenwich Club Residences, a 452-unit condominium conversion located at 88 Greenwich Street. The property emerged as downtown Manhattan's most successful condominium development, achieving a complete sell-out of over $340 million in residential sales. The partnership also repositioned and retained the building's 52,000 square feet of commercial space on the first two floors. Buttonwood has also participated in the development of additional properties throughout Manhattan, including the assemblage, planning and sale of Sundari Lofts and Tower, a proposed 26-story luxury condominium at 158 Madison Avenue; and the gut renovation, repositioning and marketing of One Rector Park, a 174-unit condominium development in Battery Park City.
Recognized for his transparent interpretation of market conditions and trends, Andrew is a frequent speaker and panelist and is among the most quoted sources on Manhattan real estate within the press. Andrew has also been honored with numerous awards and accolades including Crain's New York Business 40 under 40; annual recognition among The Commercial Observer Top 100; and was named Entrepreneur of the Year by Ernst & Young in 2001 and finalist for the Ernst & Young National Entrepreneur of the Year that same year.
Andrew holds a B.A. from the University of Michigan and a J.D. from the University of Miami School of Law. A licensed attorney and a licensed Real Estate Broker in the State of New York, Andrew is also a dedicated community member. Among the many organizations, Andrew is a member of the Real Estate Board of New York where he serves on the board of governors; and an active member of the World Presidents' Organization, Central Synagogue, Fresh Meadows Country Club, University of Michigan Tri State Leadership Committee, and Columbia Preparatory School. With social action and awareness at the heart of the firm's culture, TOWN Residential supports more than 25 charitable organizations and stresses philanthropy among the overarching corporate principles.
Andrew resides in downtown Manhattan's Tribeca neighborhood. Andrew is a proud father of two and enjoys playing tennis, golf, bike riding and skiing. Also a devoted Michigan Wolverines fan, he loves watching all sports especially football and basketball on both the college and professional level.