Since opening our doors in 2004, our dedication to entrepreneurial enthusiasm and creativity anchored in a supportive, professional culture has never wavered. We are more than a real estate brokerage. We are a team of like-minded entrepreneurs elevating the expectations of our clients and industry. We’ve achieved that by pioneering an approach to service that empowers our agents to collaborate extensively with Level colleagues and management. The result? Exceptional client service fueled by a deep reservoir of knowledge, experience and contacts. We’ve reimagined the experience of acquiring, selling and leasing real estate in New York City. Let us show you how.
Elevating the expectations of our clients and industry and the quality of your real estate experience.
Pioneering entrepreneurship, a culture of collaboration and extensive virtual and educational platforms.
Empowering our agents, relationships and community.
Level has been featured in media including US News & World Report, Crain’s, The Wall Street Journal, CBS Radio, Bloomberg Radio, MarketWatch Radio Network, TheStreet.com, The Real Deal, GlobeSt.com, Real Estate Weekly, Mansion Global, USA Today, BrickUnderground and WPIX TV.
With a widely varied professional career that includes investment banking, photography, property ownership, business start-ups, real estate finance, and money management, Larry’s broad experience makes him uniquely qualified to manage the complexities inherent in New York real estate. Larry, who is the company’s co-principal broker and President, is actively involved in all areas of the company’s direction including business development, branding, advertising, website development and recruitment. In addition, Larry is readily accessible to all the agents for consultation and guidance when needed.
Larry’s real estate experience includes a broad range of rentals, sales, finance and development activity. As part of Merrill Lynch’s real estate investment banking division, Larry was actively involved in numerous IPO and capital market transactions responsible for raising over $1 billion. His experience includes everything from apartment rentals to commercial leasing to townhouse and development property sales. He has consulted and worked with several large real estate developers on condo and mixed-use projects in both Manhattan and Brooklyn.
As an avid traveler and professional photographer, Larry has visited and worked in over 50 countries worldwide. With an open mind, easy-going attitude and insatiable curiosity, he thoroughly enjoys the challenge of managing Level Group and its entrepreneurial group of agents.
Michael Barbolla’s gift for growing organizations and 30 years of management experience make him the perfect fit for the role of Level’s chief operating officer. With a well-earned reputation for mentoring and being a resource for residential real estate agents, Michael enjoys working closely with brokers and helping them build their businesses.
As COO, Michael manages its day-to-day operations and heads up the residential division. In addition, he is the leader in charge of the firm’s public relations program, external relations and recruitment efforts.
Michael comes to Level with an impressive professional background. His 15 years of real estate experience began at The Corcoran Group, where he specialized in the sale of Manhattan cooperatives and condominiums. Michael then served as managing director at CitySites Real Estate Group where he was responsible for operations of the firm’s downtown office as well as oversight of the company’s agents and support staff. He also headed marketing and recruiting efforts at CitySites.
Beginning in 2006, Michael played an integral part in the establishment of Charles Rutenberg, LLC. Starting out as the general sales manager, and then promoted to the chief operating officer position, he was a prime mover in the company’s rapid expansion.
Michael is an active member of the Real Estate Board of New York, sitting on the association’s managers and membership committees. He holds a bachelor’s and master’s degree from The College of Saint Rose in Albany, NY.
Feel free to contact Michael at email@example.com to learn more about Level and opportunities at the firm.