Brownstonerby Cate Corcoran
March 7, 2022
The man who sold Bed Stuy’s most expensive listing, setting a $6.275 million record for the Kelley Mansion in 2018 that will likely not be topped anytime soon, Ban Leow, is leaving Brown Harris Stevens for rival Nest Seekers.
He’s known for getting top dollar for historic Bed Stuy townhouses and, despite many offers from rivals, Leow stayed with Halstead for eight years while agents all over Brooklyn played musical chairs during a time of mergers, poaching and the rise of Compass. The move came after Halstead was acquired by Brown Harris Stevens in June.
“It was time for a change,” he told Brownstoner.
Four other agents from the Bed Stuy BHS team are moving with Leow to Nest Seekers. Working out of the Nest Seekers’ Bed Stuy office at 1107 Bedford Avenue starting today, they are Howard Ramlal, George Fesser, Nabil Mouzannar and Sankar Sury.
Leow moved to Bed Stuy in 2003, where he founded vintage furniture store CasaBAN in 2006. In 2012, he joined real estate broker Evans & Nye, down the block from CasaBAN on Tompkins Avenue, and began selling real estate just as prices in Bed Stuy began to escalate following the 2008 subprime crisis. In 2014, Leow joined Halstead, and this past holiday season, CasaBAN returned for a popup in the neighborhood.
|Ban H. Leow
Licensed Real Estate Salesperson