Make Way for New & Modern: Experience!

Welcome to The Modern Agent 3.0!
Today, we are excited to officially launch with its brand new modern layout! The Modern Agent was founded in 2011 with a purpose in providing exceptional service and offering a curated collection of luxury properties. By implementing the latest technology and innovative techniques, we aim to better serve our diverse international clientele driven by consumer experience.

New Website Improvements include: 
- New layout features larger images and modern aesthetics to give a highly refined browsing experience.
- New user-friendly navigation allows for easier viewing and property searching purposes.
- New "Subscribe" and "Like" features on the top header allow you to easily subscribe to our latest blog entries and to give us a 'Like' if you enjoy what you see!
- New "Browse" Button (located on the navigation's top-left) allows you to easily Search for Properties, View our Exclusives, Trending articles, Advice page, and About page.
- New dedicated "Advice" page includes information every home buyer can utilize to demystify the home search process.
- Obtain savvy advice from The Modern Agent covering topics from "Buying", to "Selling", and "Renting". (Please stay tuned for more updates in our selling and renting section that is currently under construction.)
- New language feature allows you to translate and read the site in Chinese!

We are officially launching the site today with a list of new Brooklyn developments:
- 144 North 8 St 
- 2 Northside Piers
- 58 Metropolitan Ave
- 80 Metropolitan
- 910 Union St
- Edge
- Ikon Condominium
- One Brooklyn Bridge Park 
- Sackett Union

Market Insight: Brooklyn Properties are the New Trend
Fast forward, summer is quickly approaching! This is the time of the year where many people travel to New York City in search of a new home or pied a terre. Despite the uncertain global economic condition throughout the world, closing sales figures in the luxury end of the real estate market of Manhattan have exceeded previous year’s expectations. The perception of New York City real estate is still largely positive which explains why we are seeing an influx of foreign buyers coming in with all cash offers.

In today’s market, Manhattan real estate is competitively fierce and Brooklyn is quickly becoming no exception. Brooklyn properties are the new trend and they are here to stay. “New listings in Brooklyn are going quickly, especially in new construction. Prices have really appreciated and people are paying higher than asking many times, or dropping any contingencies”, says Mukul Lalchandani, President/Founder of The Modern Agent. He adds, “A lot of developers now, however, have built buildings meant to be condominiums, but since they are getting such high rentals, are deciding to make them into rental properties, so there continues to be a shortage of condominiums in Brooklyn.”

Out with the old, and in with the new? Since a few years back, Brooklyn, as a whole has been evolving rapidly with the neighborhoods changing exterior facade as well as demographics. Many neighborhoods such as Williamsburg are appealing to a whole new crowd of young creative professionals. When walking down the streets of Dumbo, we can clearly see the convergence of new modern retail stores and old historic cobblestone pavements. With much of the neighborhoods historic beauty still in-tact, many are considering Brooklyn as a place to live and call ‘home’. New construction typically means luxury condominiums and with beautiful skyline and water views overlooking Manhattan from Brooklyn, inventory is tight. The new definition of competitive real estate is no longer exclusive to Manhattan; Brooklyn is here to win it. 

First Look: Renders of Domino Sugar Factory, Brooklyn’s hottest new development in Williamsburg. Two Trees Management company commissioned SHoP Architects, the same people who developed the Barclays Center, will be responsible for converting this 11 acre factory into brand new luxury condominiums. Goodbye sugar refinery, hello luxury apartments.

  Situated by the East River with views of the Williamsburg Bridge, the new Domino Sugar Factory will be designed similar to the High Line. The park will host a community friendly space for an array of recreational activities such as kayaking, bocce and volleyball courts, beer garden, waterfront plaza, a ferry stop, lawn, and community gardens.

The new luxury condominium will be expected to hold 660 units of affordable housing according to Two Trees developer, David Walentas. The amount of units which will be built is still unclear as developers are working with the government to deliver this projection.

As reported by, the new site will host the Donut Building, two 55 ft. wide towers joined at the top. Another building mimics the appearance of stacked Tetris pieces with a gap between them. The other two buildings are 60 story towers, connected by a skybridge, which will be the tallest structure.” 

Please contact Mukul ( for a private viewing if you would like to see an apartment at any of the above properties.