For over the past 35 years, Michele has been a major force in Manhattan’s highly competitive Residential Brokerage arena.
Specializing in the sale of luxury cooperatives, condominiums and townhouses from Tribeca to the Upper East Side, she has brokered the sale of over three billion dollars of real estate and has been featured repeatedly as one of New York’s top ten brokers. She is quoted in The New York Times, The New York Post, The Wall Street Journal, New York Magazine, and featured on Fox 5 News, Live! with Kelly, Access Hollywood, and Entertainment Tonight.
Michele is quite unique in that she is one of the few owners of a real estate brokerage company who is also an active broker. She is known for her integrity, discretion, professionalism and uncanny knowledge of all high-end buildings in the city. In addition to overseeing a sales staff of over 20 brokers, she negotiates some of the largest and most high profile deals in New York. Her clients have included many of New York’s most prominent families and individuals, as well as the city’s power elite in the business, entertainment and sports worlds.
Michele received a Masters Degree from Columbia University. She is married to Ian Kleier, who serves as Chairman of Kleier Residential, and mother to daughters Samantha Kleier Forbes and Sabrina Kleier Morgenstern, both who are Executive Vice Presidents of Kleier Residential, and son Jonathan. She is a dog lover who supports multiple animal charities including the ASPCA, Bide A Wee and is currently working to stop puppy mills for The Humane Society through Friends of Finn.
Michele has served on the Board of Directors of the Real Estate Board of N.Y. and on the Board’s Interfirm Committee. She is a member of NYRAC. Her close relationship with Gumley Haft L.L.C., which manages close to 100 buildings in Manhattan, gives her unique insight into Manhattan’s finest cooperatives and condominiums.
While much of her competition is owned and run by National conglomerates, Michele is determined to keep New York residential brokerage a local business “run by smart New Yorkers for smart New Yorkers.”
She currently lives on the Upper East Side of Manhattan, and has residences in Boca Raton, Florida as well as Atlantic Beach, Long Island.