Therese Bateman

Therese Bateman

It wasn't until 2001, when I moved to the most competitive market in the world, that I developed a passion for real estate and realized my true calling was to be a residential sales agent. This is what I was meant to do. I adore helping new and long term New Yorkers to successfully sell their property, buy their dream home or find their ideal real estate investment.

I trained as a lawyer in Sydney Australia and later built a successful public relations and marketing company, where I honed my strategic marketing, negotiating and sales skills. It's a handy background. I've set numerous sales and rental records in Manhattan and received honors and awards from some of NYC's most prestigious real estate companies. It's a terrific honor.

More than anything else, I love using my business acumen, tenacity and keen instincts to negotiate the best possible results for my clients. I'm approachable, candid, thoughtful and hands-on. I will help you with your real estate investment every step of the way. Level Group provides tremendous support and proven technology, so we'll be working smarter and I know you'll be 100% satisfied with what we achieve together.

I thrive on helping others to find a place in New York City and nothing would please me more than to help you sell, find or build your part of this dream.


Published 11/24/2015 - By Penthouse lists for $300,000 — per month

Penthouse lists for $300,000 — per month


A penthouse at the Lowell Hotel in Manhattan can be yours for $300,000 — per month.

Brown Harris Stevens has listed the three-bedroom, three-bathroom pad with a monthly rental rate of $300,000 or, if you prefer to rent by the night, $14,000 per night.

While not the most expensive rental in New York City — there are a handful available for more than $400,000 — the rental is the latest to try to cash in on demand among the rich for lavish short-term homes with five-star hotel amenities.


The penthouse, on the 17th floor of the hotel, has four private terraces, a wood-burning fireplace, hardwood floors, a gourmet kitchen and a dining conservatory. The walls are adorned with original artwork and hand-painted de Gournay wallpaper.

Source: Jonathan Nissenbaum
Source: Jonathan Nissenbaum

It also comes with new high-definition flat-screen televisions (with movies on demand), five telephones, complimentary high-speed wireless Internet and twice-daily maid turndown service.

Despite the price, interest seems to be strong. "It's our first day on the market and my phone is ringing," Therese Bateman, the property's listing agent, said.

One reason may be that the hotel penthouse is a relative bargain compared with some others in town. The top digs at The Pierre rent for $400,000 and $500,000 per month, and one at The Surrey goes for $450,000.

Real estate agents say demand for short-term penthouses and mansions has soared in recent years as the rich become more mobile but want all the privacy and comforts of home.


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Published 12/08/2014 - By The Half-a-Million-Dollar-a-Month Extended Stay

The Half-a-Million-Dollar-a-Month Extended Stay

Temporary lodgings for aristocrats and oligarchs

Discounts are available for stays of more than a month.

Discounts are available for stays of more than a month.

The “words extended stay hotel” usually call to mind the kind of bleak, highway-side accommodations for business travelers that can be found on the outskirts of most decently-sized cities—a serviceable set-up half-a-step nicer than an efficiency apartment.

Not so much a lavish Manhattan hotel suite rented by the month. And yet, there handful of $100,000-a-month-and-up options for those seeking temporary housing in the city, among them a $500,000-a-month floor-through at the Pierre that was just rented from late November through the end of December. (The Pierre has 10 suites that can be rented monthly, starting at $75,000.)

What’s more, the same tenant also leased the Getty Suite on a lower floor—a 1,015-square-foot apartment with a 920-square-foot terrace “for an extended family-entourage situation” as Town broker Therese Bateman told The Journal, which first broke the news of the rental earlier today. The Getty Suite runs an additional $150,000 a month, bringing the visitors’ grand monthly total to $650,000—a princely sum that includes such regal conveniences as a chauffeur-driven Jaguar and a multi-lingual butler/concierge known as the royal attache.

And while the Presidential suite, as it is known—it’s debatable whether a 4,786-square-foot floor-through apartment can still be referred to as a suite—is available for shorter bookings via the hotel’s front desk, upscale hotels frequently engage the services of brokers to handle leases of longer than 30 days, Ms. Bateman, who shared the listing with her colleague Andreas Perea-Garzon, told the Observer. Though some prefer to be more hush-hush about their longer-stay options than others. “There are a number around town, some more public than others,” she noted.

Which may have something to do with the more favorable rates that longer-term visitors get. The Pierre’s presidential suite, for example, goes for $30,000 a night, meaning that, while it might boggle belief, $500,000 represents a significant discount over the $900,000 a month that a visitor booking at the nightly rate would pay.

Such long-term luxury suites cater to a clientele that wants to rent for a month or two, but doesn’t plan to stay for the duration of a six- of 12-month lease, according to Ms. Bateman, and, moreover, doesn’t care to jump through the board approval hoops required to rent in the city’s higher-end condos. Moreover, a fully-furnished suite, daily maid service (or in the case of the Pierre, twice daily maid service) and the robust concierge offerings of a luxury hotel (which for those who do not travel with their own butler, can prove invaluable).

Other hotels known for being particularly accommodating to longer-term visitors are the Mark, the Palace and the Waldorf Astoria, where monthly rentals can be had in the mere $100,000 to quarter-million dollar range. Though few come with terraces, dead-on Central Park views or Fifth Avenue addresses as the Pierre combo does, Ms. Bateman emphasized.

“This is really like moving into a co-op on Fifth Avenue—it’s a very, very different property and location than the Palace or the Waldorf,” she opined. “I know people say panoramic all the time, but the views from this apartment really are panoramic. Central Park is just… Central Park.”


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