Author Archives: Swain Weiner

Viewpoint: Queens Commercial/Investment Properties
Viewpoint: Queens Commercial/Investment Properties

In 2012 Swain Weiner joined the Greiner-Maltz team as President, Partner, and Founder of Greiner-Maltz Investment Properties, which specializes in all types of commercial investment sales throughout the five boroughs and Long Island.

Mr. Weiner came to Greiner-Maltz with a wealth of experience and knowledge. Over the last several years, he has sold over $193,880,000 in aggregate sales with over 975 residential units. He joined Massey Knakal in January 2003 as a Director of Sales in Queens, where he transferred his top-producing sales and corporate expertise to benefit his clients. He was the recipient of Massey Knakal’s 2004 & 2009 Richard Marcinko Award for Tenacity, Loyalty and Single-Mindedness of Purpose in the Pursuit of Excellence; the 2005 and 2007 Nicholas T. Donovan Award for Business Development and Goodwill Promotion; and the 2006 John H. Holler Award naming him Salesperson of the Year for Queens. Additionally in 2006, he was recognized as a coach/mentor and was promoted to a Senior Director of Sales. He was also amongst the top tier producers on the Sales Recognition Trip from 2004 – 2007. In 2009, Mr. Weiner was promoted to Vice President of Sales.

In addition, Swain contributes articles to local real estate publications; among them, The Real Deal, The Queens Courier, Real Estate Weekly, and The Mann Report.

Mr. Weiner was born in New York City and attended Baruch College in Manhattan, where he earned his Bachelor of Science degree in Business and Marketing. Before joining Massey Knakal, he had a successful career in media sales at Katz Media Corp., quickly working his way up to Director of Sales to the Chief Operating Officer, Vice President, Senior Vice President, and General Manager. Mr. Weiner was known within the industry for consistently capturing dominant market presence and building strong, loyal client and staff relationships.

Swain resides in Mamaroneck, N.Y. with his wife, Jo Ann, and sons, Matthew and Grant.

3 reasons why fall is the season to invest in New York real estate


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1. Shows like HGTV’s “Selling New York” HGTV’s “Selling New York” is giving national audiences a closer look at the neighborhoods surrounding New York City. Neighborhoods like Astoria and Long Island City are delivering on value and a wider group of investors are seeing the benefit. A combination of a traditional neighborhood -feel with a […]

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Astoria mixed-use marketplace


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The Astoria mixed-use marketplace is exploding. Just this week, I put an eight-unit building under contract for almost 15 times rent roll—a new record! This is completely understandable when you review the trends that are developing: A comparison of mixed-use in Astoria shows six were sold from 1/1/14 to 3/31/14 vs. NONE for the same […]

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Astoria multifamily first quarter update: EXPLOSIVE


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Located in the northwestern corner of the borough of Queens, Astoria is directly across the East River from Manhattan’s Upper East Side. Enjoying a mix of residences, businesses and industrial concerns, Astoria is one of Queens’ most economically vibrant neighborhoods. With major amenities like the Isamu Noguchi Museum and Museum of the Moving Image, it […]

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Queens…explosive growth in New York City


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When you think about aggressively growing markets, you might look to the southwestern United States where people flock, looking for jobs and a warm climate. The oil fields of North Dakota and the gas fields of Pennsylvania are also experiencing significant population growth as people seek jobs in those industries. You can also look closer […]

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Corona: Location, location, location


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Located between Jackson Heights and Flushing, Corona is a Queens neighborhood that is enjoying a renaissance. Nestled north of the Long Island Expressway and directly west of amenity-laden Flushing Meadows-Corona Park, it combines excellent access with a great quality of life. Corona is also changing. Developers have already announced a major three part project. Starting […]

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Woodside: Participating in Queens’ growth


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Hugging the south and west sides of the Brooklyn-Queens Expressway, Woodside might be a land-locked neighborhood in Queens, but it’s directly benefiting from the renewal and expanse of the waterfront along the East River. Woodside enjoys a central location and excellent service from both the New York City subway as well as the LIRR and […]

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