The Charlie Lewis Team Difference
Founded by Charlie Lewis in 2013, the Lewis Team quickly established itself as a top producing team in New York residential real estate, earning more than $400 million in sales. Now, at The Compass Group, the Lewis Team provides a full-service approach that helps its clients understand the pace of life and the space available in various neighborhoods to make informed decisions. From lifetime New Yorkers to transplants and global investors, the team can address any and every real estate need that arises.
In addition to their successful resale business, the team of highly skilled agents is a leader in new development sales, including early stage consulting for floor plans, finishes, amenities, and pricing. The Lewis Team has most recently overseen the marketing and sales/rental of Ellington on the Park – 118 W. 112th Street, The Delany Lofts – 411-421 Manhattan Avenue, 42 w 120th Street, 555 Lenox Avenue, achieving sold-out status for each property and fully rented out the New Development of 1328 Fulton Street. With several new projects active, including 305 West 150th Street and 710 Riverside Drive, and more projects launching soon, Charlie Lewis and the team are experts in the new development arena.
From his former life as a marketer and financial guru, Charlie applied his experience and brings his foresight and vision to understand where the market is heading, ultimately helping his clients and development partners know how to optimize cost from each perspective for every transaction. He takes pride in making sure each transaction is the right transaction for his clients. This includes understanding how neighborhoods evolve as well as the most sought-after amenities.
For many, real estate is a life-building investment, so Charlie and his team are committed to educating his clients with honesty and integrity. Whatever your needs and wherever you are, The Lewis Team is ready to assist you with all your real estate needs.
Licensed Associate Real Estate Broker
JoAnn McFarlane, a born and raised New Yorker, excels in balancing bottom-line demands and customer care. With a previous career in film and television production including positions with HBO, Reuters and PBS, JoAnn has invaluable experience negotiating large deals and managing critical details while simultaneously serving the needs of high-profile clients. She applies those skills to her sales and rental clients as an associate broker for The Compass Group.
A real estate investor, who has bought and sold townhouses and apartments, JoAnn has a great deal of first-hand real estate experience from every side of a real estate transaction. With that comes a great deal of sensitivity to her clients’ perspective. JoAnn has also served on a co-op board, giving her insight into the board approval process, which she now helps her clients navigate.
JoAnn’s particular focus is on townhouses and apartments in both Manhattan and Brooklyn, especially those that meet the unique needs of families. A mother of two, JoAnn is familiar with all the aspects of the home renting/buying process families face. Be it a townhouse for a growing family or a new pied-a-terre for an empty nester, JoAnn works closely with her clients to take the next step either by selling, buying or renting. Additionally, JoAnn speaks both Spanish and Portuguese, which she finds very useful in this most international of cities.
JoAnn’s success as a broker has been notable, including multi-million dollar transactions, but her greatest pride is in her clients expressions of gratitude and good fortune to have her on their team.
Licensed Real Estate Salesperson
Sheria is a sales and rental specialist who understands the emotional aspects of both buying and selling real estate in NYC. With over twenty years of experience, she is skilled at working within the complexities of today’s ever changing real estate environment.
She is a high-touch agent, who is well known in the industry for her extensive market knowledge and her unmatched devotion to clients. With her success based on positive referrals, she earns the respect of her clients by working tirelessly on their behalf and by always offering them sound and honest advice. As a native of North Carolina, she has an effective combination of Southern charm and NYC tenacity.
Before entering the real estate industry, Sheria spent several years in the cosmetic and beauty industry as a sales and marketing executive for major brands under the L’Oreal umbrella. She developed strategic plans to promote sales growth and customer satisfaction. She draws upon that valuable experience to serve clients on each side of all real estate transactions.
After making the leap from sales and marketing to real estate, Sheria found success at a high level, opening her own real estate holding company and selling her first million dollar property within her first 6 months in the business. She has since dedicated over two decades helping clients buy and sell their homes.
In addition to her real estate license in New York, Sheria holds her real estate license in New Jersey as well. She purchases, sells, renovates and designs residential and commercial properties.
With Sheria’s intimate knowledge of NYC and her experiences living and working here, she’s enthusiastic about helping clients make their home the ultimate lifestyle.
Licensed Real Estate Salesperson
Armond always had an interest in and passion for real estate and homes since he was a child, and he couldn’t be happier that he finally made the decision to follow his dream. This proud Cleveland, Ohio native earned a Bachelor’s degree from Columbia University, and spent over a decade working in digital media sales for giant entertainment and tech companies like NBC Universal, Disney and Facebook.
His sales, marketing and tech experience, along with his creative mindset and ability to build and grow relationships, helped him tremendously in his transition to real estate. So much so, that Armond received the Transaction of the Year Award at his previous brokerage firm for his outstanding performance. He is also an excellent problem-solver, with a personable nature and desire to always go above and beyond for his client, no matter what their needs.What really means a lot to Armond are the thanks he receives, not only from his satisfied clientele, but from other agents who have reached out to say how great he was to work with, and how responsive, pleasant and dedicated he is. A member of The Charlie Lewis Team at Compass, his philosophy is simple: “You’re just not finding the right apartment, You’re the right neighborhood for you!”
Armond specializes in the Uptown area of Manhattan, particularly Harlem and East Harlem. He is very knowledgeable of the market, having lived in Harlem for 10 years and in East Harlem for the past five. Armond is a co-op owner, and a volunteer baseball coach in his community. He speaks Spanish proficiently, loves to travel, and above all is a big foodie who loves trying new restaurants and recommending them to clients.