Siim Hanja, a Soho and Tribeca resident for the past 30 years, has witnessed a Downtown transformation that has added tremendous value to the homes of nearly all who reside here. Siim and others who live and work here have reimagined a part of New York's history to produce the vibrant neighborhoods of Soho, Tribeca, Noho, Nolita, the Village, Chelsea, Gramercy Park, East Village and Lower East Side. In Siim's words: "This experience defines a certain lifestyle found nowhere else; it is why New York is different from the rest of the country. We have evolved from the preservation of the authentic to the full blossom of the modern in the new works of Jean Nouvel, Richard Meier, Frank Gehry, Robert Stern, Herzog and deMeuron and others... even of the Old Modern in Julian Schnabel's West Village project." Siim's intimate and thorough knowledge of the Downtown residential market has yielded substantial benefits for his clients and customers. His market knowledge combined with fine-tuned analytic and communication skills have paved the way to hundreds of successful sales and leasing transactions. He is often sought out by attorneys, architects, and tenant's groups for consulting and evaluation work. He understands that buying real estate in New York City is a complex process and that buying a co-op here is like no other real estate experience in America. Preparation and anticipation are key elements of this work effort for his customers. An accepted offer for Siim's buyer or seller is the opening bell of an extended New York process that ends in closing because Siim has monitored, evaluated and directed each step to the desired completion. Siim's long term exemplary relationship with seasoned and novice brokers alike, from Wall St. to Harlem, have opened doors for many satisfied customers. Much of this client base includes people either directly involved or passionate about the arts. He is familiar with the benefits and key issues surrounding IRS Section 1031 Tax Fr