Executive Director of International Relations | Director of Italian Property Services
Richard was born and raised in Florence, Italy. After completing his school years, he moved to the US, graduating from Swarthmore College in 2003. He pursued his passion for Medieval Studies with a master’s degree at the University of Toronto. Following up on his artistic interests, he further obtained a master’s in Museum Studies from New York University.
A very dynamic and sociable personality, Richard decided to complement his academic path with a more entrepreneurial activity. Therefore, while volunteering for five years on the production of an important collection catalogue at the Metropolitan Museum of Art (published in October 2010), he started his own real estate company, which specialized in the purchase, renovation and sale of apartments in Manhattan. This experience allowed him to exponentially grow his expertise in the mechanisms of New York’s real estate world, as well as develop a keen aesthetic and architectural knowledge, already influenced by the surroundings he grew up in during his childhood in Italy.
Richard decided to put his business experience to good use by becoming a point of reference for Italian investors interested in purchasing real estate in New York. Working with Italian lawyers, accountants and architects, he provides a full service package that makes his clients feel more comfortable throughout the acquisition process. A very detail-oriented person, he quickly understands their target purchase and is able to provide the best solutions to their needs, with no waste of time. Whether domestic or international, he knows what clients expect of their broker and analyzes every aspect of each property with them, ultimately directing them towards their ideal purchase.
A resident of the Upper East Side and a frequent traveler to Italy, Richard joins Keller Williams with the excitement of expanding the relationship between buyers and sellers in both countries, utilizing his ever-growing network of American and Italian clients. To this end Richard is thrilled to list luxury properties from the most beautiful Italian locations with Keller Williams, catered to the American clientele. Through his exclusive affiliation with Lionard Exclusive Real Estate, he will be happy to help customers locate the house of their dreams in any part of Italy.
Keller Williams NYC - Rookie Agent of the Year 2012
Keller Williams NYC – Highest GCI 2012
Keller Williams NYC – Gold Medal 2012
Keller Williams – Career Launch Award 2012
Keller Williams – Quadruple Gold Medal 2012
The Real Deal – October 2012 (link)
The Real Deal – October 2011 (link)
Forbes – September 2011 (link)
Jun 6, 2011
Keller Williams NYC Announces Appointment of Direc...
Keller Williams NYC Announces Appointment of Director, Italian Property ServicesNy Inc NEW YORK, NY — Keller Williams New York City [KWNYC], a full-service Manhattan-based...
Sep 22, 2011
A $53 Million Tuscan Vineyard Looking For An Ameri...
Click for full photo gallery: Inside a $53 Million Tuscan VillaForeign nationals have been very busy snatching up luxury real estate in the U.S this year. Billionaire buyers like ...
James Rothaar | JustLuxe
Oct 10, 2011
Tenuta di Petriolo | Tuscan Villa for $53 Million
Tenuta di Petriolo | Tuscan Villa for $53 MillionPhoto Courtesy of Keller Williams RealtyThe village of Torrita di Sena is the location of Tenuta di Petriolo, a three-story propert...
Cassidy Knowlton | Property Observer
Oct 12, 2011
Italian villa for €38 million
Italian villa for €38 million This 15th-century villa near Montepulciano, Italy comprises 4,330 ...
Bob Morris | Exceptional Properties
Oct 18, 2011
Historic Tuscan Estate on Market for $53 Million
HISTORIC TUSCAN ESTATE ON MARKET FOR $53 MILLION Photo © Pierpaolo Romano 2009 Tenuta di Pe...
David Barley | World Property Channel
Oct 20, 2011
$53 Million Tuscan Villa Hits The Market
Situated in the village of Torrita di Siena near Montepulciano, Siena and Florence, Keller Williams NYC has just listed a magnificent villa in the heart of Tuscany for $53 millio...
Oct 24, 2011
Tuscan Villa Listed With Keller Williams NYC For $...
Tuscan Villa Listed With Keller Williams NYC For $53 Million New York – Keller Williams NYC (www.kwnyc.com), the Manhattan franchise of leading real ...
Charlotte Butterfield | InsideOut Dubai Magazine
Dec 8, 2011
Tuscany, ItalyDh195 millionSurrounded by rolling vineyards, Tenuta di Petriolo is situated in the elegantly rustic village of Torrita di Siena near Florence. Dating from the 15th c...
REW Staff | Real Estate Weekly
Aug 22, 2013
Keller Williams NYC partners with Italian brokerag...
Keller Williams NYC is now affiliated with Lionard Exclusive Real Estate based in Italy.
Lionard, a boutique brokerage firm located in historic Pistoia, has a wide portfolio of ...
Hayley Kaplan | The Real Deal
Oct 1, 2013
NYC brokers sell the world
Last spring, Manhattan real estate broker John Barbato got a call from Spain. The owner of an 11-room condo in Barcelona wanted to know if he would list the property.