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About Akerly Real Estate

Mike Akerly grew up in Orange County, CA and lived in Irvine until he left to attend the University of Southern California. After graduating with a BA in Political Science, he worked in talent and literary representation at agencies and management firms such as ICM in Beverly Hills and Media Talent Group in West Hollywood. While there, he had the opportunity to work on behalf of artists such as Angelina Jolie, Billy Bob Thornton, Mira Sorvino, Forest Whitaker, Robert Rodriguez, Danny Boyle, and Baz Luhrmann. While in Los Angeles, Mr. Akerly began his career in real estate as a landlord in Orange County before moving on to New York City to attend law school at the Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law. There, he completed his Juris Doctor with concentrations in real property law and corporate law while he continued his real estate investments with acquisitions in Manhattan. Today he is licensed in California, New York, and Massachusetts. Kate Akerly was born in New Jersey and raised in California. She attended college in Los Angeles where she received her BS in sociology from Mt. Saint Mary’s College. After college, Kate was introduced to real estate as a landlord in Orange County, California. She later moved to New York City where she worked for a city agency that handles civil complaints of alleged misconduct on the part of the New York Police Department. After being promoted to Senior Investigator, she decided to move on to begin her career in real estate brokerage. Kate is now a licensed real estate salesperson who has handled more than one hundred New York City real estate transactions. Mike and Kate now work together from their TriBeCa office in New York City. Together they service clients in residential and commercial brokerage throughout the boroughs. The team also considers investment opportunities in multi-family properties, mortgages, and trust deeds, nationwide. During their free time the two enjoy travel, good wine, great food, and friends. They have advanced certifications in deep water scuba diving and are avid skiers and snowboarders. They reside in Greenwich Village in New York City. If you are interested in purchasing, selling, or leasing residential or multi-family property in New York, California, or Massachusetts, please contact the Akerly Real Estate Team at (212) 400-4838 or via e-mail at

Landlords – Tips To Keep Tenants and Increase Profits

How to Make Your Rental Properties Stand Out From The Crowd And Lower Your Loss Factor An assertion that many NYC landlords are lacking on the reputation front would hardly be breaking news.  Some seem to have no interest in … Continue reading

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Guest Post – “Don’t Mess Up in Here!” by Noah Rosenblatt of

A: If you are a new seller, 4 weeks or less, then this post is for you. Fact is, if you take a step back and in hindsight look at the traffic patterns of any given exclusive, a pattern becomes … Continue reading

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Guest Post – Steps to Take Before Buying a Home by Paul Purcell

Paul Purcell is a co-founder of Rutenberg Realty, a top ten boutique residential real estate firm based in Manhattan.  A respected industry voice, Purcell is often quoted in such prestigious publications as The New York Times, and has appeared frequently … Continue reading

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113 Jane Street – From Surly Seamen to Budget Travelers and Nightlife Denizens

Jane Street’s long history in Greenwich Village has evolved over time.  Historians believe that its name was derived from a cow path that at one time lead to the Jayne Farm which grew tobacco in the area.  Today, at the … Continue reading

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New Village Restaurants Coming Soon

We thought we would take a look at two anticipated arrivals to the Village dining scene today.  First, we have Alex Stupak’s new venture, Empellon.  We’ve heard rumblings of this project for a while now.  Last Fall, Community Board 2 … Continue reading

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Guest Post – Weekly Economic Summary by Shaun Meller of Bank of America

Last week in review – (January 17 – 21, 2011)   The US dollar is starting 2011 with its value dropping relative to other currencies. Let’s take a look at why and what this could mean for home loan rates. Some … Continue reading

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West Village Market Data

The West Village has hit the new year running with a number of properties having sold in January and a number of new sale and rental listings hitting the market.  We thought we would provide some market data that local … Continue reading

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