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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.


Louise Phillips Forbes - Licensed Associate Real Estate Broker

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.

Louise’s experience in both luxury residential sales and in development projects – over 30 to date – has equipped her with the unique ability to fully understand clients’ needs, navigate fluctuations in the market, and negotiate complicated deals ranging from $700k to tens of millions of dollars. Recognized as a highly-dependable advocate for her clients, Louise has built strong relationships and is known for her market insight, careful guidance, passion, and professionalism. She considers herself more of an “educator” than a salesperson.

Most recently, REAL Trends named Louise as one of “America’s Best Real Estate Agents,” their greatly esteemed ranking report, and they consistently list her among their annual “Real Estate Top 250,” which recognizes top real estate brokers and teams throughout the country. Louise has also been featured in Avenue Magazine’s annual “Influential Women of New York” and had cover-story honors for House New York and Mann Report Residential magazines. Additionally, she is frequently quoted in real estate articles for The New York Times, The Real Deal, Real Estate Weekly, and many other notable publications and blogs. She has also appeared on regional TV shows nationwide to comment on local real estate issues while representing the national real estate perspective.

Louise is a guest lecturer for the Real Estate Board of New York (REBNY) and has been a panelist for the Asian American Real Estate Association’s East Meets West Luxury Real Estate conference, Real Estate Top 100 Mastermind Summit, and the annual Inman News Conference in New York. Likewise, she is a regular contributor to Halstead Real Estate’s Empowerment Programs and Vince Rocco’s “Good Morning New York”, America’s No. 1 online real estate radio show.

A resident of the Upper West Side, Louise first came to New York in 1987 from her hometown of Nashville, TN to pursue a career in dance. She knew she had found home and is now balancing work and family as a wife and busy mother-of-two sons, both of whom play hockey.

An enthusiastic supporter of the arts, Louise is an active board member for Change for Kids, a non-profit that provides cultural arts programs for inner-city elementary schools, enriching children’s educational experience and path to success. Her years of passionate service captured the attention of Melanie Grayce West, who featured Louise in her prestigious WSJ column, “Donor of the Day”. Furthermore, she is honored to sit on the advisory board for The Bronx Museum of the Arts, as well as Art in General’s Commissioner’s Circle, which provides in-depth support to emerging artists for production of new works. In the past, Louise served on the advisory committee for Habitat for Humanity.

When she is not racing around the congested streets of Manhattan negotiating deals, you will find Louise spinning at her local SoulCycle, where she gets her groove on to the beats of celebrity instructors (and friends) like Stacey Griffith, or surfing in Montauk with her family.

Richard Johnson - Director of PR and Marketing, Licensed Real Estate Salesperson

For more than 25 years, Richard Johnson has been managing and implementing successful public relations and marketing campaigns for some of the world’s leading luxury lifestyle brands and services, most recently in the interior design industry. He joined forces with Louise Phillips Forbes and found a natural fit in Manhattan real estate, bringing with him a deep appreciation for the architecture and designer details of the city’s most coveted addresses. He has an innate talent for promoting and selling high-end real estate for a sophisticated clientele.

Prior to joining the Louise Phillips Forbes team, Richard was vice president of public relations for Artistic Tile, a luxury tile brand revered among top interior designers and architects worldwide. Previously, he managed elaborate events, marketing, and PR initiatives in the fashion and beauty industries for Guerlain Paris at LVMH, Calypso Christiane Celle, Clive Christian, Macy’s, VOGUE, and dozens of other premier brands. His 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 superior service to homebuyers and sellers.

Richard manages the public relations strategy and marketing programs for the team leveraging his professional relationships with a wide variety of domestic and international outlets, including print, online, television, film, and social media, to generate greater awareness of exclusive listings. Clients consistently benefit from his creative talents, like his keen eye for details which combines nicely with his design background to ensure the very best in art direction, showcased in countless photo shoots for listings, property videos, printed marketing collateral, and Louise’s website. He is honored and thrilled to be contributing to the growth and expansion of this highly-successful team.

A runner, global traveler, and photography enthusiast, Richard resides in Manhattan in Midtown West.

Bradley (Brad) Stuhr - Business Manager, Licensed Real Estate Salesperson

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 - Licensed Real Estate Salesperson

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 - Licensed Real Estate Salesperson

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.