About Lorna Leibowitz


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Meet Lorna

Licensed Associate Real Estate Broker
Lorna Leibowitz has consistently been ranked among the top 10% of all New York City brokers. In her more than 25 years in the business, including her former career as a New York State Certified Residential Real Estate Appraiser, Lorna prides herself on helping her clients maximize their real estate return. In the high stakes world of Manhattan real estate, Lorna provides the expertise that goes beyond "street easy" to "street smart," enabling her clients to achieve a successful conclusion to their transaction.

As of January 1, 2022, Lorna joined Compass as a Licensed Associate Real Estate Broker. Previously, she worked at Douglas Elliman for the past 18 years. For the last ten of those years, John Lawrence was her Sales Manager. Recently John made the move to Compass, and now heads The Lawrence Team. Lorna is thrilled to have joined forces with him in order to provide exceptional customer service.

When working with sellers, Lorna sets herself apart from other brokers by strategically positioning their home for sale. She moves swiftly and with precision to maximize the sales price. Her top-tier contacts include designers, stagers and marketing professionals. Lorna uses her finely honed skills to make sure that her sellers’ listings receive the best possible first impression. Lorna takes advantage of all the latest technology, including staging (whether live or virtual), as well as professionally-drawn floorplans and recommended alternative floorplans when needed. When the presentation is perfect, Lorna utilizes all the appropriate selling outlets, including video tours and social media.
When working with buyers, Lorna works tirelessly to find them the perfect property. Sometimes that means exploring different neighborhoods or uncovering a property not currently on the market. When negotiating on a buyer’s behalf, Lorna relies on her tough negotiating skills to help her clients secure the best price and terms, without overpaying. Her contacts in the mortgage field are tops and can provide creative lending solutions.
As residents and owners of a condominium here at 1400 Fifth Avenue, Lorna and her family enjoy taking advantage of the many cultural and recreational opportunities our City has to offer. In the past several years, Lorna has expanded her reach to include areas outside of the City. The professional contacts she has developed also enable her to help her clients as they pursue their real estate dreams outside of Manhattan.




Lorna Leibowitz took us by the hand and guided my husband and I through the labyrinth that is "first time buying in Manhattan". What should have been an exhausting and complicated ordeal was made simple, accessible and remarkab...
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I am writing to give Lorna Leibowitz with Douglas Elliman my highest recommendation. Lorna possesses all the attributes necessary to be an excellent Realtor® and has a tremendous “grasp” of the market and that intuitive feeling...
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Jennifer & Jim

We want to thank you for helping us sell our old apartment and buy our new one. We enjoyed working with you tremendously and we will recommend you to all our friends. During the selling process, we found your pricing and market...
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Lorna was great to work with. Her knowledge about the neighborhood and the building was invaluable. She was a wonderful partner with the patience of a saint! especially with an ever-changing marketplace. Very grateful for her p...
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Lorna is fantastic! Identifying critical information quickly and closing in record time. Lorna is a true pleasure to work with! We are so incredibly happy with our dream co-op that Lorna made happen with her very particular "ne...
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John is known for his supportive communication style and team-oriented approach. During his career, John has developed the skills that enable him to deal with any problems that may arise in a real estate transaction. Contact John & his team today!