"I can help you with your real estate needs anywhere in the world. Except Antarctica."
Life-long New Yorker and Brooklyn native, Michael Kawochka has had a few careers, all of them successful. Customer service has been the common thread sewing them all together. Whether as an award winning account executive at NYCs #1 public relations agency, or as a project manager at the world's largest pharmaceutical company, Michael has always been a staunch advocate for his clients.
At Pfizer, he managed complex million-dollar software projects, delivering strong results on time, while negotiating hundreds of thousands of dollars in cost savings. At Edelman PR Worldwide, his team won three of the top four industry awards. Having sat on all sides of the table, Michael brings empathy to both his clients and customers. He has been a landlord and a tenant, as well as buyer and a seller.
When working with Michael, you are buying local expert knowledge in a 4th-generation Greenpointer. Active in the community, Michael has served on the Greenpoint YMCA Board of Managers since 2003. Between shifts at the Park Slope Food Coop, he is a member of the Land Use Committee for Community Board 1, President of his condo board, a PTA Dad at PS110 and a past Berry Street Garden volunteer. He also serves on the Boards of Directors of the High School of Art & Design Alumni Association, SAM National Properties and Sammy Tri-State.
He holds a BA with honors from the University at Buffalo, where he double-majored in English and Communication. He earned his MBA in Computer Information Systems at night from Baruch College.
He hones his negotiating skills on a daily basis with his six year old daughter, Helen. Occasionally he gets to see his wife, Sarah who is in the early innings of her family medicine residency at SUNY Downstate.
An avid traveler and music lover, Michael stays put most summer weekends in Fire Island. He ranks himself an enthusiastic intermediate at both yoga and volleyball. After business hours, he can usually be found loitering at local favorites Spoonbill & Sugartown Books, Bembe, or Public Records.
Amanda B. (Seller)
Matt G. (Seller)
Petr G. (Landlord)
"Michael was fantastic to work with. He supported us with each step of our home sale and got us a sale price that exceeded our asking price and expectations!"
"Michael was an excellent realtor to work with. We are so happy we listed our place with him. He was professional and courteous he did a fantastic job selling our place. Additionally, he got amazing pictures of our home taken, generated good energy around each showing & open house and helped us narrow in on the most attractive offer."
"Michael, is a professional, efficient and successful Real Estate professional. We are immensely satisfied on every occasion."