Brian A. Phillips
Licensed Associate Real Estate Broker
Douglas Elliman
205 East 42nd Street, New York, NY 10017



Brian Phillips is the only person I turn to on any real estate transaction. I have worked with Brian on several projects including several sales of property and the leasing of multiple dwellings. In each sale, Brian presented me with highly qualified buyers. In each and every rental, the tenants were well screened and were in place for long terms with no incidents. Brian is the ultimate professional. He is discreet, always well informed and punctual for all appointments, and always prepared to take care of business. I would recommend him highly - Shannon Ayers Holden.


We met Brian through the local community board and were impressed with his knowledge and professionalism from that very first meeting. This is the second time that we hired him to lease our condo unit and have enjoyed working with him tremendously both times. He is very responsive to questions and handled viewings personally. Brian is a very hard worker who used his intelligence, patience and diligence to match our unit with appropriate renters. In an extremely challenging time for both owners and renters, Brian was an invaluable bridge that allowed both sides to be satisfied with the outcome. We recommend him highly and would happily work with him again - Michelle Morazan


Distinguished Leader, and Seasoned Real Estate Professional


Professional Experience:

Brian Phillips is an accomplished Associate Broker at Douglas Elliman Real Estate, the largest brokerage in the New York Metropolitan area and the second largest independent residential real estate brokerage in the United States by sales volume. With 17 years at Douglas Elliman and more than two decades as a licensed broker, Brian's experience in the industry is both extensive and varied. He is licensed in Douglas Elliman’s corporate office in Midtown, as well as in their Harlem and Bronx/Riverdale offices.


Industry Engagement and Recognition: 

Brian is highly active in the real estate brokerage community, holding memberships in key trade associations such as the Real Estate Board of New York (REBNY) for the REBNY Residential Listing Service (RLS) and the Hudson Gateway Association of Realtors (HGAR) for the One-Key Multiple Listing Service (MLS). His involvement extends to serving on several committees and boards, including REBNY's Education and Residential Brokerage Membership committees, and HGAR's Professional Standards, Global Business Council and Commercial Investment Division (CID) committees. Brian's contributions have been recognized through roles such as the co-chair of REBNY's Residential Upper Manhattan Committee, a Board Director at HGAR, and Advisory Board Member of HGAR’s Bronx Chapter.


Certifications and Designations:

Brian's commitment to excellence is evident in his attainment of more than 10 designations and certifications from the National Association of Realtors® (NAR), including Certified Residential Specialist (CRS), Commitment To Excellence (C2EX), Certified International Property Specialist (CIPS), and Accredited Buyer Representative (ABR). His role as a Realtor® Political Action Committee (RPAC) Golden R Major Investor and member of RPAC’s President's Circle reinforces his dedication to advocacy in the real estate sector. Further demonstrating his leadership, Brian has been appointed as the New York State Finance Leader for 2024 by the Residential Real Estate Council, a part of CRS.


Leadership and Advocacy:

As an active Board Director at the New York State Association of Realtors® (NYSAR) and the appointed 2024 Chair of NYSAR's NYC Issues Working Group, Brian plays a pivotal role in shaping real estate advocacy. His recent graduation from the NYSAR Leadership Academy class of 2023 further demonstrates his ongoing commitment to professional growth.


Extensive Network and Affiliations:

Brian is affiliated with numerous chambers of commerce, including those in Manhattan, Harlem, and the Bronx. His memberships span a range of professional real estate organizations that represent diverse communities and interests on a local, national, and international level. These include the National Women’s Council of REALTORS® (WCR), National Association of Real Estate Brokers (NAREB), National Association of Hispanic Real Estate Professionals (NAHREP), Asian Real Estate Association of America (AREAA), International Real Estate Federation (FIABCI-USA), National Association of Gay & Lesbian Real Estate Professionals (NAGLREP), and the Canadian Real Estate Association (CREA). His commitment to community service is further evident through his involvement with the Harlem YMCA’s Black Achievers In Industry (BAI) steering committee and as a Freemason.


Personal Interests and Global Reach:

Outside of his professional realm, Brian values personal time with family, community involvement, biking, tennis, and exercise. His global network of real estate professionals positions him to assist with relocation anywhere in the world, ensuring professional and ethical service with the potential for compensation from his peers upon successful closings.

Languages: Mandarin and Spanish
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