Michael Bolla is a Senior Global Real Estate Broker with Sotheby’s International Realty in New York City. He earned his B.A. in Finance and Economics at Bernard Baruch College and continued his studies at the Graduate School of Architecture, Planning, and Preservation at Columbia University. Concurrently, he began work as a real estate broker at the age of 20 and has continued as a broker ever since.
Michael’s 28 years of experience in New York real estate has enabled him to develop a broad-based skill set to effectively represent buyers and sellers, develop small buildings, and manage property in New York. Additionally, Michael brings an in-depth understanding and hands on experience working with NYC Department of Buildings, Landmarks, and is highly experienced in landlord/tenant matters.
Because of his very disciplined and analytical approach to brokerage, Michael was deemed “a brilliant strategic analyst” by one of Deloitte’s top global lead partners, Susan Gretchko. He has represented very distinguished clients throughout his career.
In his personal life, Michael resides on the Upper East Side, enjoys opera, studying and appreciating art, and hosting informative arts-related events for friends.
"Michael Bolla is our real estate broker in NYC. He has represented us on more than one occasion and has proven to be an extremely qualified and knowledgeable real estate broker in Manhattan. His grasp of the Manhattan market is something we value and respect. He has been extremely professional and pleasant in his manner. We recommend Mr. Bolla as a trustworthy real estate professional in NY"
- Pauletta and Denzel Washington
"Recently, I had the pleasure of working with real estate broker, Michael Bolla, on the listing of my employer, Heidi Klum's, penthouse apartment. Having already met with several brokers, upon meeting Michael, we knew we had found the right broker to list the apartment. Both Heidi and I were immediately reassured by Michael's professionalism, fierce knowledge of the industry, and his level of discretion. I believe Michael's well-deserved reputation in the industry is a testament to his expertise and utter professionalism. Heidi and I have both recommended Michael to several associates and will continue to do so in the future"
- Jennifer Love, Assistant to Heidi Klum
“Michael Bolla is amazing. He has represented both me and my family and is totally committed to both finding and selling the right properties to meet his clients’ needs. Michael is discrete, analytical and can close a deal like no one I've ever seen!”
– Zac Posen
Former clients include:
Heidi Klum, Polissena di Bagno Perrone, Edgardo Osorio, Andrew Garfield, Amar'e Stoudemire, John Stamos, Emma Stone, Rachel Zabar, Jennifer Tilly, America Ferrera, Microsoft, Claire VanKampen, Mark Rylance, Jason Statham, Rosie Huntington-Whiteley, Denzel and Pauletta Washington, Jennifer Aniston, Paul Rudd, Sam Mendes, Kate Winslet, Bob Vila & This Old House, Jessica Lange, Sam Shepherd, David Grohl, Melissa Auf Der Mer, Jivamukti Yoga, Mike Piazza, Janklow Nesbit Publishing, Hugh and Deborah Lee Jackman, Mark Vanderloo, Tracy Feith, Finola Hughes, Peter Berg, Deloitte Consulting & Susan Gretchko, John Stewart, Linda Evangelista, Donna & Gaby Karan, Elettra, Tate Donovan, Tatum O'Neal, David and Sybil Yurman,Louise MacBain, Zac Posen.