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Louise Phillips Forbes

Lic. Assoc. R.E. Broker
Office:(212) 381-3329
Mobile:(917) 846-8640

Your home is the base upon which the rest of your life is built.


For close to three decades, Louise Phillips Forbes has been an industry leader in New York City’s residential real estate market. With career sales exceeding $3.2 billion, she is considered one of the elite Power Brokers in Manhattan. A multi-time winner of Halstead Real Estate’s esteemed Broker-of-the-Year award, Louise has also been acknowledged many times as the #1 listing broker companywide and currently leads the firm’s #1 sales team. She has developed a significant following among developers, buyers, and sellers throughout Manhattan. From the Upper West Side and Upper East Side to the West Village, Tribeca and Wall Street, she proudly serves prominent New Yorkers.


Richard Johnson With more than 18 years experience in developing successful public relations programs and exclusive events in the luxury fashion and interior design industries, Richard Johnson found a natural fit in Manhattan real estate. Richard joined forces with the Louise Phillips Forbes Team bringing with him an appreciation for the architecture and interior design of the city’s most coveted addresses, and a talent for matching luxury products with a sophisticated clientele.

Prior to joining the team, Richard was vice president of public relations for Artistic Tile, a luxury tile brand revered among top interior designers and architects worldwide. Earlier, he managed elaborate marketing and public relations initiatives in the fashion and beauty industries for Guerlain Paris, LVMH, Calypso St. Barth, Clive Christian, Macy's, VOGUE, and dozens of other well-known brands.

Richard’s familiarity with the aspirations and tastes of stylish and savvy New Yorkers, coupled with a careful understanding of the real estate marketplace, enable him to provide the highest level of service to homebuyers and sellers. He also leverages professional relationships developed in the luxury brand sector to generate greater awareness of client properties among qualified buyers. Richard is thrilled to be working with, supporting and contributing to the growth of this highly-successful real estate team. In addition to sales, Richard manages Louise’s public relations and marketing, including advertising and promotional videos for exclusive listings, quarterly mailers, and the team website.

Richard is a graduate of Samford University in Birmingham, AL with a BA degree in Journalism and Mass Communication. He resides in Manhattan on the West Side in the Fashion District.

Bradley (Brad) Stuhr is the Business Manager of the Louise Phillips Forbes Team, where he applies his keen expertise managing the daily operations, systems, procedures, and mechanics of this well-respected team of real estate brokers and agents.

With more than 25 years of experience in finance and management, Brad spent ten years as the controller for the Prestige Dealer Group in Bergen County, New Jersey - a large multi-divisional luxury automobile retail sales organization (Mercedes, Lexus, BMW, Porsche & Land Rover). During his tenure there, the company experienced aggressive corporate growth and he was responsible for managing cash flow, financial reporting, data management, analytics, and strategic planning. Following his work as a controller, Brad ventured out on his own and quickly became a sought-after consultant, working for ten years to provide accounting, financial, and other related services for a variety of leading luxury companies, including the cosmetics brand Estée Lauder

An architect buff with a passion for drawing floor plans during high school and college, Brad was finally convinced to apply his skills and interests to the residential market in Manhattan by friends working successfully in New York real estate. Enthusiastically, he jumped right in and has never looked back.

Brad is a native of Council Bluffs, Iowa, a small town outside of Omaha, Nebraska. He received his B.A. in Accounting from Evangel University in Springfield, Missouri, with a double minor in business management and marketing. Prior to moving to New York, he resided in Memphis, Tennessee and Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. He has been a resident of Hell’s Kitchen in New York City for 20 years.

Samantha (SamiDee) Kirson is a New Jersey native with a deep admiration for New York City's cultural impact and the impressive collection of historic and newly constructed buildings that culminate into its infamous skyline. Currently residing in Murray Hill, her dream of calling this metropolis home is now a reality. A recent graduate of the University of Wisconsin-Madison, where she studied Communication Science and Rhetorical Studies, SamiDee's academic and professional experiences have provided her with a knowledge base and skill set that make her an effective member of the Louise Phillips Forbes Team. Warm and engaging, she embodies the ideals of outstanding customer service and is a great asset to have on your side in negotiations. Committed to learning all there is to know about residential real estate, SamiDee works in every aspect of the team from sales and rentals to marketing and administrative support. Her journey is just beginning but she is one to watch.

Alicia F. Cacchione is passionate about real estate and inspired by architecture, Alicia came to the Louise Phillips Forbes team as a seasoned hospitality professional with more than 13 years of experience, holding many diverse roles within the field. As the director of marketing at ESquared Hospitality, she focused on strategy and implementation of successful partnerships and initiatives, including the execution of four different pop-up concepts at both The Armory Show and The U.S. Open. Prior to ESquared Hospitality, Alicia was the director of marketing and events for MidMor Hospitality, where she oversaw the opening of Toro Restaurant and worked with a diverse client base, bringing visions to life for fine art museums, high-fashion brands, and media and entertainment conglomerates.

As a member of the opening team of La Esquina, Alicia was privileged to work alongside one of NYC’s most visionary nightlife professionals. While opening their Williamsburg location in 2011, the owners entrusted her with the creation of a cohesive and unique guest experience that reflected the neighborhood and its’ residents. She identified and pursued new revenue streams through catering and events, developing many successful community partnerships along the way. This experience was not only the cornerstone of her understanding of the hospitality industry, it was also the introduction to a greater appreciation of the New York City landscape. The exposure of working for a cultural icon solidified her affection for the city and its boroughs, where each day is unique and the possibilities are endless.

Alicia is a valuable asset to the team having honed respected skills that directly pertain to real estate. She understands first-hand the importance of providing quality customer service that goes above and beyond. She is enthusiastic about building strong relationships and prides herself on being a people person. As a child of immigrants and exiles, family is her bedrock and she was raised to value the home as a special refuge that provides safety, comfort, and fellowship. It brings her great joy and satisfaction to help others find that haven for themselves, a place where they can create their own memories for a lifetime. Alicia is a proud volunteer with Habitat for Humanity and a lover of world-travel and exotic destinations. She resides in Soho.