Astrid Pillay

Halstead Property, LLC

P 212-381-2262

Astrid Pillay

Astrid Pillay is consistently among Halstead’s very highest producers and has repeatedly earned among the highest annual gross commissions in Halstead. Astrid has been appointed to Halstead’s Platinum Circle, Gold Circle and Producer’s Council. Astrid serves regularly as a resource person for Halstead’s training programs for more junior agents. She is a Senior Certified Relocation Agent and works extensively with Halstead’s Relocation Department on clients who move to the city. She is a member of the Real Estate Board of New York.


Astrid works with investors, individuals relocating to New York, developers, and individuals who want sound and honest service and advice, handling both their sales and rental needs. Her sales and rentals have ranged from condo and coop apartments, through brownstones and townhouses, to lofts. Astrid works with a small team of associates to ensure that her clients’ needs are tended to 24/7. “My clients have the right to demand service and support at all times – through the weekend and late in the evenings. I ensure that I provide them reliable, timely service with unparalleled attention to detail.” Astrid’s business thrives on the bond of trust that she builds with her clients. The vast majority are loyal repeat clients who enthusiastically recommend her. Astrid views each and every client as a potential long-term business relationship. In order to be effective, she tries to get to know her client’s needs as well as she can. She says, “I provide my clients with the very best advice that I can. I ask myself, what would I do if I were in their situation?” This type of honesty and attention to detail has built Astrid a large following of loyal clients who look to her for sound investment advice.


Astrid has an ever-growing network of American and international investors. “My work begins long before breakfast, answering e-mails and phone calls from Asia and Europe. Investors who live abroad need to know that they can rely on you fully; they have to be able to place their trust in your judgment and ability to get things done efficiently and in their best interest.” As a person who has herself moved numerous times, Astrid is very sensitive her client’s needs. “My goal is to make the transition easy and efficient. I understand what newcomers are going through and do my utmost to help them get what they want. I take pride in knowing my buildings and ensuring that our clients get a sound investment”.  Astrid brings to her work a passion for real estate and a deep knowledge of residential buildings in the city. She prides herself on knowing details about buildings all over Manhattan including the new developments. “I see this as an integral part of being able to advise my clients well. Besides, buildings are my passion!”

Before coming to the real estate business, Astrid was a partner in a successful international consulting firm. She has a Masters degree in Public Health from Columbia University in New York, has traveled all over the world, and has lived and worked in Israel, Italy Sudan, China, Hong Kong, Cambodia, Thailand and the U.S.A.  Having run her own international consulting business, Astrid is well aware of what companies expect of their employees. As she says, “in a city like New York, your career is an extremely important part of your life, but the trick is to balance this with your other needs—children’s schooling, access to the theatre, movies, restaurants and exercise facilities, to name just a few”.

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