Andrew Heiberger

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Andrew Heiberger is the founder, owner and CEO of Buttonwood Development, a Manhattan-based real estate development firm. He is also the founder and owner of Town Residential, a residential real estate brokerage in Manhattan.[1][2] He previously served as CEO of Citi Habitats, a residential brokerage in Manhattan that he founded in 1994.[1][2]

Heiberger is a licensed attorney and real estate broker in New York City.[2][3] He is a member of the Real Estate Board of New York and serves on its board of governors.[2] Heiberger is also a member of the World Presidents' Organization and the New York State Bar Association.[2] He was listed in Crain's New York Business 40 under 40 in 1998 and was named Entrepreneur of the Year by Ernst & Young in 2001 and finalist for the Ernst & Young National Entrepreneur of the Year that year.[4]

Early life[edit]

At 16, Heiberger gained his first experience in real estate when he worked with his family to sell land and trade property in Long Island.[3][5] Heiberger graduated from the University of Michigan with a bachelor's degree and a law degree from the University of Miami School of Law.[2][3]


In 1994, at the age of 26, Heiberger founded Citi Habitats, a Manhattan-based residential brokerage.[6][7] Approximately ten years later, Heiberger sold Citi Habitats to NRT LLC.[1][8]

In 2005, Heiberger founded Buttonwood Development, a real estate development, investment and syndication firm in New York City.[3] The development firm was named after the street in Dix Hills, New York that he grew up on as a child.[7][9]

Heiberger returned to the brokerage business with the founding of Town Residential, a luxury residential real estate firm, in December 2010.[3][10][11] Within one year, the firm was ranked in The Real Deal's list of top 10 largest residential brokerages in Manhattan.[12] As of September 2016, Town Residential has 7 locations in Manhattan. [13] It also has been listed in Crain's "Best Places To Work" list.[13]

Personal life[edit]

Heiberger's mother is a real estate broker and his father was a homebuilder.[7] He lives in New York City with his children, Lucas and Nikki. Heiberger is also a gifted contributor to the Real Deal and LinkedIn and very frequently talks to much about the demise of the brokerage. [3]


  1. ^ a b c Vivian Marino (July 21, 2011). "Andrew Heiberger". New York Times. Retrieved August 14, 2014. 
  2. ^ a b c d e f "Staying True to the Brand". Archived from the original on August 18, 2014. Retrieved August 14, 2014. 
  3. ^ a b c d e f "Andrew Heiberger". Retrieved August 14, 2014. 
  4. ^ Emily Denitto (December 10, 2012). "Where is Andrew now?". Retrieved August 14, 2014. 
  5. ^ Jennifer Gould Keil (November 24, 2010). "It's Andrew Heiberger's kind of Town". New York Post. Retrieved August 14, 2014. 
  6. ^ Candace Taylor (March 5, 2010). "Citi Habitats founder to start new brokerage". The Real Deal. Retrieved August 14, 2014. 
  7. ^ a b c "Andrew Heiberger(USA Real Estate". January 22, 2010. Archived from the original on August 21, 2014. Retrieved August 14, 2014. 
  8. ^ Dan Reichl (June 9, 2013). "Buffett's Firm Adds Real Estate Brokers in 7 U.S. States". Retrieved August 14, 2014. 
  9. ^ Sarah Trefethen. "Go big or go home: Andrew Heiberger out to build his second successful brokerage". Real Estate Weekly. 
  10. ^ Liana Grey (May 16, 2012). "The family ties that keep business rolling". Real Estate Weekly. Retrieved August 14, 2014. 
  11. ^ "TOWN Residential; TOWN Residential's Q1 Aggregate(TM) Sales Report Shows Increase in Manhattan Real Estate Prices". Real Estate Weekly News. April 18, 2014. 
  12. ^ Leigh Kamping-Carder (January 6, 2012). "Manhattan's top firms". The Real Deal New York Real Estate News. Retrieved August 14, 2014. 
  13. ^ a b Daniel Geiger. "Town Residential opens 10th outpost". Crain’s New York Business.