New York City Real Estate | Elisabeth Foriel

    20 West 23rd Street

    Elisabeth Foriel is a top-producing real estate professional specializing in condominiums, cooperatives and townhouses. She is highly effective at representing the needs of customers and clients in the luxury market all across Manhattan – Brooklyn.


    Elisabeth is also a corporate relocation rentals and sales expert with a strong track record as a liaison between corporate clients, investment and properties in New York City. She speaks fluent French, and conversant in German, so seamlessly serves a diverse clientele.

    Elisabeth’s success stems from an innate instinct and a passion for what she does. As a Certified Interior Decorator, she has a keen eye for the potential of space which she utilizes to help buyers realize their vision, and to best showcase her sellers’ homes to optimize the return.

    Besides her way with properties, Elisabeth is a natural people person who adheres to her clients’ needs, and strives to make the real estate experience rewarding. Her creative and business background as a fashion company owner/designer, financial knowledge as a former economics teacher, and personal experience as a real estate property owner affords her well-rounded skills that greatly benefit her clients.



    I am writing this letter to thank, and to recommend, Elisabeth Foriel for her services and support in my recent move to New York. I began my move to New York from Amsterdam back in August 2014 prior to which I”d only ever spent 4 hours in New York City. Needless to say I knew nothing about the city. In fact, this was my first experience living in the United States. Having lived the past 10 years in Europe the move not only a complete change of scenery, it would also prove to be a radical change of bureaucracy and procedure. Elisabeth eased me into the city and all that was to be learnt about it. However, first she took the time to get to know me, my interests, and my needs to help me navigate the plethora of living options the city had to offer. She really took the time to introduce me to the many burrows that make up Manhattan, and to allow me the time I needed to better understand what part of New York suited me. Due to my intense travel schedule Elisabeth had to manage me, my expectations and my schedule from a distance. Moreover, the aggressive and speedy New York City real-estate market demanded innovation at times and Elisabeth always came to the table with options and solutions. In fact, Elisabeth even organized some live visits virtually when my schedule, or geography, was not accommodating and great apartments just couldn”t be missed. To throw an additional curve ball at Elisabeth the initial objective was to rent in the city, however, as the months went by my objectives changed and Elisabeth again supported me through the shift from searching for a rental to searching for a place to buy. Patience and persistence were key character traits that Elisabeth truly demonstrated through the entire house hunting process. Once “the” apartment was found the real work began. My being new to the United States, and New York in particular, introduced me to the complicated and lengthy application process. My being a foreigner also presented its complications from a loan and application process. Through it all Elisabeth managed my situation and all parties flawlessly ensuring that my applications were complete, thorough and without fault. We signed on March 17, 2015 and I couldn”t be happier. I have a huge respect for Elisabeth”s skills as an agent and as a person. Since my move to New York I have recommended her to numerous persons moving to the city or simply looking for a change of address. I will definitely continue to do so.

    N. McGuire –

    We really want to say THANK YOU to Elisabeth from SPIRE: as soon as my husband and I arrived in New York she managed the situation and step by step she understood what our needs were. Elisabeth was always pro-active, proposing us different properties to visit and was never intrusive or rushing. On the contrary she was acting as a perfect mediator which is priceless! Thanks to her professionalism and kindness we found the perfect place to live in a week.

    Camille Gueho – 

    We are a French couple with an infant who recently moved from Hong Kong to New York. Important move with many questions marks. I don’t know how we would have made it it without the help of Elisabeth. She took the time to explain how the viewing/renting process would go. Her knowledge of the market and the buildings in the city was impressive! Her patience, kindness, bilingual culture and flexibility helped us feel very confident about finding our dream apartment in a family-friendly residence. Elisabeth is very professional and at the same time fun to work with! She quickly seized our taste and needs and after exploring a few neighborhoods, within a week, we had found our new home.

    Tania P.B – 

    I recently moved from Los Angeles to New York City. Huge move and finding the right apartment for me and my animals was so important. I can not say enough about how amazing Elisabeth was during the entire relocation process. She is a true professional. She showed me a variety of suitable apartment options in all of the areas I asked about and she listened to my desires and concerns. She is patient, kind and very intuitive when it comes to understanding what the renter needs. She made the entire process as stress free as possible and I am very grateful she was my agent.

    Deborah P – 

    Hello Elisabeth, I just wanted to thank you for everything! I found my dream apartment! Elisabeth, you were super helpful and supportive, I had a great time with you and I almost wished the search had gone a bit longer! 😉 Thanks for your professionalism and quick actions when signing the lease! All really went very smoothly!

    Nadia K – 

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