A top-producing Global Real Estate Advisor with an impressive track record of sales, Mae H. Bagai heads The Bagai Team at Sotheby’s International Realty, an exclusive association of distinguished residential brokerages throughout the world. Based in New York City, she offers her discerning clientele an extraordinary level of service, enhanced by her strong financial management background, vast international network, and incomparable hard work ethic.
The Bagai Team specialize in new construction and resale condominiums and cooperatives as well as townhouses in Manhattan. Mae has broken numerous sales records, selling homes in the shortest number of days in several buildings and achieving record prices for such new development projects as 432 Park Avenue, 160 Leroy Street, and Waterline Square.
A master at navigating complex transactions, Mae and her team enjoy privileged access to the world’s most qualified buyers through Sotheby’s global reach to more than 69 countries and territories. Mae has personally represented many elite clients, among them leading families of the Middle East and Asia. She also enjoys solid relationships with family offices and private wealth advisors. The multilingual Bagai Team also includes Julia Zhu (fluent in Mandarin and Wenzhounese) and Katharina Trappe (fluent in German and French). Their combined talents uniquely position them to advise local and international buyers, sellers and developers with both global outreach and local real estate market expertise.
Mae provides her sellers with exceptional sales savvy and marketing ingenuity that fully and creatively utilizes traditional and digital techniques, to optimize exposure, generate interest worldwide, and command the highest sales price. Her buyers appreciate her sharp listening skills, keen attention to detail, extraordinary patience, and exclusive access to off-market opportunities that expedite securing the most suitable properties. Mae’s eye for design, vast market knowledge, and worldwide connections and resources are great assets for her loyal clients seeking to purchase, sell or invest in real estate globally.
Prior to joining Sotheby's, Mae was an associate at UBS Financial Services where she specialized in wealth management. She managed investment portfolios of ultra-high-net-worth clients, comprised of Real Estate Investment Trusts, Stocks, Bonds and Alternative Investments. Mae is highly equipped to offer insightful investment analysis and savvy negotiating skills throughout the entire sales process.
A NYC resident since 2005, Mae is passionate about real estate, investments, as well as the social impact of investing in the nonprofit industry. Mae co-founded Roots and Wings Foundation, a not-for-profit based in New York, dedicated to improving the lives of orphans and vulnerable children, and to transforming their communities into prosperous, thriving economies for future generations. Mae holds a Bachelor’s degree in Mathematics and Business Administration from University at Albany, and an MBA in Financial Management from Lubin School of Business at Pace University.