Rachel Ostow Lustbader
Real Estate Professional
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.