"I was very pleased with the professional treatment of Patrick Quagliano, who represented me in my recent purchase of an apartment at 300 W. 23 St. I met Patrick during an open house of his, nearly 2 years ago. His genuine friendliness, honest answers, and thorough knowledge of the building, and the marketplace, had me select him as my selling agent, when I found the apartment I was looking for.
As a real estate investment professional myself, I strongly recommend Patrick's services."
Real Estate Investor
"Patrick is the ultimate professional. He knows his community extremely well. He has held the purchasing process together for us, as out of state buyers. We trust Patrick with this major commitment to have our best interests at heart. He is realistic and active in pursuit of real estate and merits the title of “Most referred Agent”. In addition, it is a pleasure working with Patrick. "
Martin and Katherine Stetzer-Building residents
“Patrick was so on target with our needs, we put an offer on the first apartment he showed us. His professional guidance and support were invaluable in keeping our deal alive through a difficult contract negotiation. We made it though, and couldn’t be happier in our new apartment. We can’t recommend him highly enough!
Paul McCorry—Dir., Browne Fulfillment
Rachel McCorry—Op. Dir., Financialprinter.com
“After thirty years in Africa and on the Nebraska farm, I needed a Manhattan place with ‘wide open spaces.’ I dealt with three brokers, but only Patrick found the place I dreamed of. It has the view, the space, and the elegance. And this cowgirl is real happy.”
Natalie D. Hahn
Nebraska Farm Gal
Patrick Quagliano, a real estate broker and a member of the buildings board, said that combining apartmens in the building was being encouraged..."you really appeal to more people," he said.
New York Times Real Estate Section
"Calculating Maintenance Charges"
Patrick Quagliano, referred to a building in which he is a unit owner and Real Estate Broker--a coop at 300 West 23rd Street--as an illustration of how share allocations and maintenance charges often bear a marginal relationship. When the building, a former hotel, was converted, Mr. Quagliano said, it contained a large number of studio apartments and a lesser number of one-bedroom units.
"The sponsor wanted to make sure that the studios would be attractive to buyers," Mr. Quagliano said. "So he assigned a higher number of shares to the one-bedroom units, making them proportionately more expensive than the studios."
... That means that combining two studio apartments results in owning less shares in a new apartment that is typically larger than most one bedroom units in the building.
And since maintenance charges in the building are based on the number of shares owned, rather than the size of the apartment, charges for the new combined apartment end up significantly lower than those on the existing one-bedroom, even though the new apartment is larger. "It's amazing," Mr. Quagliano said. "But true."
New York Times Real Estate Section
"In Seeking More Space, The Answer Was Below"
Buying downstairs studio to create a duplex coop ... Jason Somerfeld on the steps connecting the two floors of his duplex at 300 West 23rd Street. ...Before closing, Mr. Somerfeld received assurances from the board that if he followed the required procedures, it would approve joining the two apartments, making it the first duplex in the building.
New York Times Habitats/ 300 West 23rd Street