A Warburg Top Ten Broker, Rachel Ostow Lustbader was born and raised in New York City. She graduated from the Fieldston School in Riverdale, New York, received a B.A. summa cum laude from Tufts University in Boston, and then returned to Manhattan to attend Columbia University School of Law where she was a Kent scholar and received a J.D. in 1978. She practiced labor law at two of the city's most well-respected corporate law firms, Weil Gotshal & Manges and Graubard Moskovitz McGoldrick Dannett & Horowitz.

For twenty years Rachel has successfully applied her expertise in negotiation and her high degree of integrity and professionalism to the Manhattan residential real estate market. She has consummated sales in a wide range of properties throughout the city, including townhouses and large apartments in cooperative and condominium buildings on the Upper East Side, Upper West Side, downtown in Gramercy Park, Greenwich Village, Tribeca, the West Village and NoMad, and in many areas of Brooklyn, including Williamsburg, Boerum Hill, Fort Greene, Bushwick and Prospect Lefferts Gardens.

Rachel is married to Brian G. Lustbader, an attorney specializing in construction law at the firm of Schiff Hardin. Brian is also a former President of the Park Avenue Synagogue. They live on the Upper East Side and have two daughters, Sarah, a graduate of the Fieldston School, Stanford University, and NYU Law School, who is currently Senior Legal Counsel at the Fair Punishment Project, and Ilana, an alumna of the Dalton School and Pomona College, who holds Masters’ Degrees in Early Childhood and Early Childhood Special Education from New York University. Rachel serves on the Board of Trustees at the Solomon Schechter School of Manhattan and has devoted herself to numerous other fundraising and other philanthropic activities on behalf of her children's schools, the Park Avenue Synagogue, and Kids of NYU Medical Center, a group devoted to improving the quality of pediatric care and facilities at one of New York's most renowned hospitals.

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5.11.19
Business Insider
Deborah Ribner, Christopher Totaro, Eric Mendelsohn, Domingo Perez Jr., and Rachel Lustbader comment. https://www.businessinsider.com/how-to-increase-home-value-price-diy-tips-advice-2019-5
4.10.19
Bankrate.com
Rachel Ostow Lustbader comments
3.15.19
Bloomberg News
Rachel Ostow Lustbader comments/ https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2019-03-15/nyc-brokers-see-new-threat-to-luxury-market-in-pied-a-terre-tax
1.4.19
Real Estate Weekly
Closing at 510 West 110th Street, 12D by Rachel Lustbader and Bosco Diaz; Closing at 171 East 84th Street, 11H by Angela Wu; Closing at 255 East 74th Street, 6B by June Gottlieb is featured in… More
10.17.18
Forbes
Rachel Lustbader gives advice about the quality of photos when listing a property. https://www.forbes.com/sites/taramastroeni/2018/10/17/real-estate-agents-answer-whats-the-one-thing-you-wish-sellers-knew/#53ec60ef7f2f
5.4.17
Wall Street Journal
Wall Street Journal advertisement celebrating Warburg Realty’s 2016 Top 10 Producers.
12.10.15
Curbed
Rachel Lustbader’s listing at 85 North 3rd Street in Williamsburg, formerly the residence of model Agyness Deyn, finds a buyer. http://ny.curbed.com/archives/2015/12/10/model_agyness_deyns_old_williamsburg_pad_sells_for_31m.php
12.10.15
New York Observer
Rachel Lustbader’s listing at 85 North 3rd Street, the former home of model Agyness Deyn, sells for $3.1M. http://observer.com/2015/12/under-the-sea-agyness-deyns-former-seashell-themed-loft-sells-for-3-1m/ 
10.16.15
Curbed
Rachel Ostow Lustbader’s Williamsburg loft listing at 85 North 3rd overwhelmingly dominates in Curbed’s “Real Estate Deathmatch.” http://ny.curbed.com/archives/2015/10/16/which_williamsburg_loft_would_you_spend_35_million_on.php
10.2.15
The Week
Rachel Ostow Lustbader’s listing at 85 North 3rd was included in Best Properties On the Market for a collection of refurbished factory lofts around the country. http://theweek.com/articles/580548/6-former-factory-lofts-turned-into-awesome-homes 
8.21.15
The Real Deal
Rachel Ostow Lustbader lists an apartment at 85 North 3rd Street with “virtually unheard of” taxes of only $24 a year until 2025. http://therealdeal.com/blog/2015/08/21/the-taxes-on-this-3-6m-brooklyn-loft-are-just-24-heres-why/
8.21.15
6sqft
Rachel  Ostow  Lustbader’s new listing at 85 North 3rd Street was a featured article. http://www.6sqft.com/model-agyness-deyns-3-6m-former-williamsburg-loft-has-a-tax-bill-of-just-24-a-year/
8.21.15
New York Post
Rachel Ostow Lustbader was interviewed about her new loft listing at 85 North 3rd Street. The current owners purchased the apartment from model Agyness Deyn. http://nypost.com/2015/08/21/tax-on-3-6m-williamsburg-loft-is-just-24/
8.21.15
Brick Underground
352 Riverside Drive, listed by Rachel Ostow Lustbader, was featured in a round-up of homes with fountains. http://www.brickunderground.com/blog/2015/08/fountains 
8.20.15
Curbed
Rachel Ostow Lustbader’s new exclusive at 85 North 3rd Street was a featured property in On the Market. http://ny.curbed.com/archives/2015/08/20/model_agyness_deyns_old_williamsburg_loft_seeks_365m.php 
2.1.14
Mann Report Residential
Warburg Realty, one of Manhattan’s leading real estate companies, recently announced its top 10 brokers for 2013.  Longtime Warburg agent Wendy Greenbaum was the leading broker, followed by Richard Steinberg and Jay Glazer. The top ten… More
1.14.14
Press Release
WARBURG REALTY® ANNOUNCES TOP 2013 BROKERS Wendy Greenbaum, Richard Steinberg and Jay Glazer Lead the Firm’s Most Successful Agents Warburg Realty®, one of Manhattan’s leading residential real estate companies, has announced its top 10 brokers for… More
5.8.11
The New York Times
LINCOLN SQUARE CO-OP $1,250,000 MANHATTAN: 17 West 64th Street (between Central Park West and Columbus Avenue), #8F A two-bedroom two-bath co-op with a combination washer/dryer in a prewar elevator building. PROS: There are windows in every… More

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