Justin Kinslow

Senior Leasing Agent at Brown Harris Stevens Development Marketing

New York, NY

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Born and raised in Manhattan, Justin Kinslow is very knowledgeable about its neighborhoods and tuned into its nuances. He attended both private and public schools on the upper east side, and started spending time on the west side when, at age 8, he began singing at the Metropolitan Opera, performing with Luciano Pavarotti and many others. Justin’s exposure to a broad range of New York City culture has made him particularly adept at delivering that which is unique to city living — Justin’s knowledge, acumen and wherewithal help streamline the process and optimize his clients’ dollars and living experiences. Justin was written up in the Real Deal, Queen's Courier, Times Ledger and New York Times for breaking the record in Astoria for renting the most expensive apartment in neighborhood history. For the last several years, he has proven to be a top onsite salesperson at premier new developments across the city. Justin graduated with a Bachelor of Arts from the State University of New York at Binghamton, where he majored in Philosophy, Politics and Law. He worked at the Brooklyn District Attorney's office and with a criminal attorney in the financial district and in the Bronx.

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Work experience

Jun 2020 - Present

Brown Harris Stevens Development Marketing

Senior Leasing Agent

Senior onsite agent at Bjarke Ingels Group's The Smile and developed by BDG. 233 unit rental building.


Aug 2019 - Jun 2020

Douglas Elliman Real Estate

Onsite Sales Agent

• 167 condominium waterfront smart community at Garvies Point • Garvies Point site presentations given to Douglas Elliman offices • Pre-sold homes using the sales gallery, floorplans and construction tours • Negotiated and facilitated offers to ownership • Assisted marketing team with initiatives and copy


Apr 2018 - Jul 2019

Citi Habitats

New Development Leasing Associate at Alta LIC

• 466 units — 297 luxury units and 169 co-living units • Leased 100% of luxury units in 14 months • Leased 105 units (through December ‘18) at an average of $65 per square foot • Part of team that leased 233 units (50% of the building) in 2.5 months • Leased co-living units (Ollie Apartments)

Aug 2017 - Apr 2018

The Bloomstone Group

Watermark LIC- New Development Leasing Agent

• Leased-up in highly competitive LIC market — 135 market rate units • Leased 30% of units in 3 weeks after building opening • Initiated communications with brokers through blasts, website updates, feature ads • Monitored competitors and made timely, appropriate recommendations for concessions

Apr 2016 - Aug 2017

Fetner Properties, Inc.

Leasing Agent

•Supervised daily operations of the luxury rental leasing office at 345 East 94th street — 208 units • Implemented marketing/advertising (wrote unit descriptions, selected photos, feature ads, broker blasts, prospect outreach) • Negotiated, retained and distributed renewal leases (78% average retention rate on renewals) • Determined market rents and recommended renewal increases • Maintained weekly reports for owners with traffic, deal count, weekly summary and market outlook for the coming week • Monitored the market and made appropriate calls for concessions to stay ahead of competition • Qualified prospects and leased vacant apartments • Brought building vacancy rate from 6% to 1% in four months


Jul 2015 - Apr 2016

Equity Residential

Leasing Consultant

Responsible for renewals and property management for two luxury properties —155 and 261 units, respectively • #1 Leasing Consultant in NYC Tier 1 (most move-ins) for Equity Residential in Q4 of 2015 • Performed 200% over leasing quota during the first two months of employment • Consistently exceeded leasing goals and expectations • Managed negotiations and offers with current residents. Conducted move-in and move-out inspections • Received prospective renters and informed them about vacant and upcoming apartments • Scheduled and conducted property and apartment tours, highlighted selling features to maximize closing percentage • Generated prospective client reports from leads using multiple online outlets including StreetEasy, Zillow, and Equity Apartments websites to ensure timely follow-up  • Scheduled property and apartment previews with brokerages. Answered queries • Processed and verified applications via MRI (Management Resources International) promptly, increasing occupancy rates • Conducted weekly rent comp reports by researching current inventory, analyzing market rents and incentives offered by competitors to enhance the property’s pricing model


Jan 2013 - Dec 2015

Douglas Elliman Real Estate

Real Estate Salesperson

Broke the Real Estate Rental Record in Astoria • Written up in the Real Deal, New York Times, Queens Courier, and Times Ledger for breaking rental record • Sold and rented new development apartments at 15 Broad Street, 101 Warren Street and 240 East 23rd Street • Sold exclusive listings at 345 East 73rd Street and 505 East 82nd Street •Exclusive rental agent for multi-family landlord with a portfolio in the Upper West Side, Harlem and Murray Hill. • Commercial Real Estate Leasing: • Leased 2528 Adam Clayton Blvd to Peppas Jerk Chicken (Rated #2 in Village Voice) • Leased retail space to Liberty Tax Franchise


2010 - 2014

Metropolitan Opera

Children's Chorus Chaperone/Supernumerary

Jun 2009 - Jan 2010

Kings County District Attorneys Office



2006 - 2010

SUNY Binghamton

Bachelor of Arts - BA, Philosophy Politics and Law

2002 - 2006

Eleanor Roosevelt High School

High School Diploma

1993 - 2002

Abraham Lincoln School

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