Joe D. Azar was born and raised in Brooklyn, New York. He received his Associate of Science degree in Finance from Pace University in 2002 and then in 2006, he obtained a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration & Finance from Brooklyn College.
Joe was able to establish a thriving real estate practice from the get-go, entering the business in 2006. From his Rookie of the Year award during that first year, to subsequent honors such as the “Outstanding Customer Service Award”, he was consistently recognized as a Top Producer during his tenure as an associate broker at Citi Habitats in New York City. His reputation for excellence has led to a career based almost entirely on referrals, a fact he is most proud of and the main reason he cites for being able to build his business from the ground up.
As a result of his successful sales background, Joe was able to transition to the role of Senior Managing Director at Citi Habitats’ East Village office with relative ease. “I recognize that my strength in the field has the ability to inspire and educate both new and experienced agents and I welcome the chance to help them shape successful careers,” says Joe; A position he was proud to hold in years past.
In his former role as Senior Managing Director, one of his strengths was overseeing the many sales transactions in his office. In 2013 and 2014, he oversaw over $150 million dollars of residential sales transactions, varying from condo, new development and investment properties.
He then transitioned back to brokering his own transactions and leading a four-person team, The Azar Team. Joe’s focus is on helping his clients—from buyers to renters, sellers, investors and landlords—each property deserves a knowledgeable professional who streamlines the process toward completion.
Joe has had vast experience working with a broad array of clients on unique and challenging transactions. Over the years, he has become recognized as an accomplished broker. He has participated in countless sales in some of the city’s most cutting edge developments, a track record that has provided his clientele with unrivaled access and insight into the latest real estate opportunities and happenings. Experienced with condo board interviews, multi-family properties and all steps involved in the real estate process, Joe places a noticeable emphasis on always being prepared.
Most recently, Joe decided to move to Miami after 12 years of visiting Miami and working on investment deals in South Florida. Having always been interested in the Miami market, he made the transition in October 2016. He is now a Broker Associate with RelatedISG International Realty and has brought his track record over to Miami. Joe has recently been named Director of Leasing at the Brickell Office location for RelatedISG International Realty.
In his free time, Joe stays actively involved in a number of volunteer activities, from coaching Little League and the American Heart Association Heart Walk.