A native New Yorker, Ari Silverstein began his career in Real Estate in 2005. Ari focused on developing exclusive and co-exclusive relationships with numerous owners and landlords, leading to accounts in hundreds of buildings throughout New York City. As a result of Ari’s extensive relationships, he founded The Silverstein Collection in 2009, a boutique full service one-stop shop focusing on the luxury outer-borough markets.
The Silverstein Collection has worked to create the highest level of service, integrity, and luxury available in the Queens, Manhattan and Brooklyn markets and has experienced unrivaled success. Ari became one of the first twenty-five real estate professionals in the world to become Certified Real Estate Advisors (CRA) in June 2010. CRA is graduate level of education and degree for real estate professionals focusing on future market trends and providing superior service to clients.
In 2015 Ari added a new chapter to his real estate career by starting MedicalResidentHousing.org, a resource for medical residents who want to learn about living and working in Queens. In 2017 Ari secured the exclusive rental contract for The Kewl, a luxury high rise in Kew Gardens with hotel amenities.
While Ari continues to build his Real Estate legacy, he pursues his passion for music. Ari’s interest in jazz music was sparked in 1998 in a class he took called Music 206, “Jazz and Rock Foundations” at Buffalo State College. Renowned professor Chuck Mancuso offered lessons from the text book “American Popular Music and the Underground 1900 to 1950″, focusing on “history with a beat.”
These lessons, coupled with Ari’s entrepreneurial spirit, led to producing and curating concerts on the Student Union Board, programing events for BSC students and the greater Buffalo community. Ari facilitated and curated the first BSC faculty speaker series utilizing the local talent to share their interests, studies and experiences. Based on that success he was able to secure an Equity and Diversity Grant to curate his first concert and lecture series with National Endowment for the Arts Jazz Master, Sheila Jordan, and renowned bassist Cameron Brown. Ari then went on to produce the Ronny Whyte Trio as the inaugural performance in the Burchfield Penney Arts Center focusing on Buffalo with its rich heritage of composers, featuring songs about the city. The concert was a huge success with standing room only and garnered great reviews. Ari subsequently curated another musical series in 2012— “High Standards: The Legacy of The Great American Songbook,” concerts in tandem with panel discussions, collaborating with Prof. Mancuso.
In 2015, Ari founded NYCJazzTour.com, a company that offers a variety of live-music based walking tours in NYC. He also produced and emceed, “The Encore Series” a program of performances in Cafe Noctambulo an East Village cabaret and performance space recalling the golden era of New York night life.
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