Arthur is so excited to be the newest addition to the Halvatzis Realty team. Born in Elmhurst, Queens, Arthur attended school locally, at Queens College, and has lived in three of the five boroughs. He spent most of his professional life in the hospitality and entertainment industries. As a singer, Arthur traveled to 49 states in touring productions of big band and swing musicals that honored our Armed Forces. After years of touring, Arthur was told by a friend about “L’ecole” the restaurant of the French Culinary Institute, where culinary scholarships were offered to exceptional employees. Arthur applied, started as a server, and within three years was promoted to General Manager. The scholarship opportunities allowed Arthur to fulfill another dream: attending culinary school. He received extensive instruction in Classic Pastry Arts, Cake Techniques and Design, and achieved the status of Wine Sommelier, certified by the Court of Master Sommeliers. He received the accolade of “Top of Class” in every course.
A born go-getter, Arthur was hungry for another challenge. He decided to follow in his mother’s footsteps and begin a career in real estate. He knew it would be tough, but also knew he had real estate in his blood. He proved he could accomplish anything he set his mind to by passing the NYS Licensing Exam on his first try, and immersing his life in the real estate world. Over the course of his burgeoning career, Arthur has discovered something he didn’t expect: joy. Joy is the look on a clients face when you find them that undiscovered gem; the excitement a client experiences after the papers are signed – this new beautiful place is theirs to live, love, and grow; it’s the magic of that handshake, fist bump, or even a hug between client and agent that says, “job well done.”