Paula Del Nunzio
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Paula Del Nunzio

Paula Del Nunzio

Licensed Associate Real Estate Broker
445 Park Avenue
New York, NY 10022
212.906.9207 TEL
212.303.3169 FAX
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About Me

Paula Del Nunzio has specialized in townhouses, penthouses and "townhouse equivalent" spaces for the past 25 years and her encyclopedic knowledge of the townhouse market is a unique benefit to sellers as well as buyers.

Since just 2006, Paula has closed over $1 billion in only 64 townhouse sales, and achieved an average of 94% of the last asking price. Awarded the Broker of the Year by BHS in 2008, Paula was also recognized by BHS in 2013 as Townhouse Broker of the Year and in 2012, 2011 and 2008 when she was also recognized for completing the Highest Resale of a Condominium in Manhattan, most recently for her $24 million sale of a high-floor apartment at 15 Central Park West.

In June 2013 Paula set the record for the highest price per square foot ever paid for a townhouse, representing the seller in the sale of 21 Beekman Place for $34,350,000 or $4,754 per square foot. In her career Paula has sold six (6) townhouses over $40,000,000 and completed eighteen (18) sales over $20,000,000, which include condominiums and cooperatives.

Paula has represented the sellers of 10 of the 13 highest broker-assisted townhouse sales in New York, including the record sale of The Harkness Mansion at 4 East 75th Street for $53 million and the unique achievement of selling 1009 Fifth Avenue, The Duke-Semans Mansion, first in 2006 for $40 million then reselling it in 2010 for $44 million, an increase of 10 percent.

Paula’s record-setting townhouse sales include:

  • The Harkness Mansion: 50’ wide, sold for $53 million, the record townhouse sale in New York

  • 115 East 70th Street: Neo-Georgian 30’ wide, 15,500sf, sold for $51 million, designer renovation

  • The Milbank Mansion: 48’ wide 22,000sf mansion off Fifth Avenue, sold for $49 million

  • The Duke-Semans Mansion: 19,350sf corner mansion sold for $44 million

  • The Stanford White Mansion: 15,225sf mansion with original details sold for $42 million

  • 1014 Madison Avenue: A 25’ wide mixed-use townhouse, sold for $41 million

  • The Duke-Semans Mansion: 27' wide building on Fifth Avenue, sold for $40 million in 2006

  • 18 East 80th Street Townhouse: triple-mint six-story 25’ wide, sold for $37.5 million

  • The John Duncan Mansion: 25’ wide just off Fifth Avenue sold for $35 million

  • The Town Club: A 50' wide Delano & Aldrich masterpiece of 28,000sf

Paula has sold 104 townhouses in her career and, including sales of luxury condominiums and cooperatives, has brokered sales in excess of $2 billion in volume.

In 2009, 2010, and 2011, Paula was listed in the New York Observer’s list of the 100 Most Powerful People in Real Estate. Frequently appearing on CNBC’s Power Lunch, Paula has also appeared in the press on the subject of luxury real estate on the front page of The New York Times, New York Magazine, the New York Observer and in television segments for CNN, NBC, MSNBC, Fox, Fuji TV, and several Russian and Mid-East media outlets.

Her background is varied. Having graduated from Vassar College with a BA in Literature, she went on to study chemistry at Columbia University and then film production and finance at The New School. She has been the Vice President of TV and Film Production at Wells, Rich, Greene Advertising in Los Angeles, and the Executive Producer at Ogilvy & Mather Advertising for the Mattel, Honda, Max Factor, and Proctor & Gamble accounts. In addition, she wrote and produced trailers for over 20 Columbia Pictures feature films. Ms. Del Nunzio's 14-year career in advertising gave her the background to create proven, successful marketing campaigns for high-end properties.

Residing in Los Angeles for ten years, as well as in London and Hamburg, Ms. Del Nunzio has studied French, Spanish, German and Russian. She is a member of the New York Landmarks Conservancy, Vassar Club, American Irish Society and is on the Board of Trustees of The Kaufman Center. She is a preservationist, with a country home in Millbrook, and her interests include reading on historical subjects, chess, tennis and riding Polish Arabians.

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