A top-producing global real estate advisor ranked among America’s Best by REAL Trends 2019, Mae H. Bagai heads her team at Sotheby’s International Realty. 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.
Mae H. Bagai’s team at Sotheby’s International Realty specializes 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 new development projects such as 432 Park Avenue, 160 Leroy Street, and 225 West 17th Street building sell-out.
A master at navigating complex transactions, Mae and her team enjoy privileged access to the world’s most qualified buyers through Sotheby’s International Realty’s global reach of 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 team is comprised of Julia Zhu, fluent in Mandarin and Wenzhounese, and Ryan Mocan, fluent in Turkish and Japanese. 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 utilize 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.
In addition to representing buyers and sellers at all price points, some of Mae’s significant sales include:
225 West 17th Street, Penthouse Collection + Residences: $35,000,000
160 Leroy Street, Penthouse South: $31,500,000
432 Park Avenue, Penthouse 81A: $24,750,000 (currently rented at $60,000/mo)
Prior to joining Sotheby's International Realty, 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 New York City resident since 2005, Mae is passionate about real estate, investments, and 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 transforming their communities into prosperous, thriving economies for future generations. Mae holds a bachelor’s degree in mathematics and business administration from the University at Albany and an MBA in financial management from the Lubin School of Business at Pace University.