Joe Cruz (left) / Lou Belisario (right)
Top real estate brokers Lou Belisario and Joe Cruz, leaders of the #1 mega team in Brooklyn, New York, have partnered with Side to found their own boutique company, Revived Residential. Serving clients primarily in Brooklyn, as well as Queens and Manhattan, Revived Residential is a luxury real estate firm that combines a personal touch with cutting-edge technology, offering each and every client the absolute highest quality experience.
Since its founding in 2020, the Belisario Cruz Team has successfully facilitated over 1,000 transactions totaling nearly $500 million in volume. What began as a five-agent team has blossomed into a team of 25 high-performing agents who are ranked as not only the #1 mega team in Brooklyn, and the #2 mega team in all of New York City. From 2022 to 2023, the team sold over $225 million in volume, over 200 residential transactions and over 600 rentals.
Lou Belisario is a third-generation Brooklyn real estate broker and has closed over $1 billion in real estate transactions over the course of his almost 20 year career, touching every single neighborhood in Brooklyn. He previously served as executive director of sales for 12 years at Fillmore Real Estate before moving to Compass in 2018.
Joe Cruz received his real estate license on his 18th birthday and went on to found his own real estate company, Urban Realty at just 21 years old, where he oversaw 50 agents across two offices. He ran the company on his own for nine years before merging into Town Residential, then transitioning to Compass. He has successfully completed over 5,000 rental transactions throughout his career.
Both Belisario and Cruz are licensed contractors and partners in the construction company My Beautiful Home Designs; they’re also real estate developers and co-own B2C Development. The launch of Revived Residential will coincide with the New Development and Commercial divisions, offering additional avenues of service to their clients.
With Side’s industry-leading technology powering its back office, Revived Residential is poised to provide clients throughout New York City with the best of both worlds: a high-tech experience with a boutique feel. “We made the decision to start this company in order to take full control over our business,” said Belisario. “We were impressed by Side’s support and technology, and we’re confident that with their partnership, we can grow Revived Residential into a beloved brand that breathes new life into New York City real estate.”
The launch of Revived Residential marks a significant milestone in the growth of boutique companies in New York, a state Side first expanded into in 2022 with the launch of OFFICIAL, co-founded by Tal and Oren Alexander. Recently launched companies include 74 West, founded by Ethan Leifer, a top agent with over $600 million in career sales; CITY SPHERE, founded by Nikolay and Yulia Afanasyev, founders of the #49 mid-sized team in New York City; and Archpoint Advisory, founded by Charlie Homet and John Brandon, a team with over $500 million in career sales between them.
About Revived Residential
Revived Residential integrates time-honored real estate practices with innovative business strategies to offer a fluid, community-oriented service. The agency adopts a luxury real estate approach grounded in compassion, transparency, and proactive problem-solving, aiming to
provide an outstanding client experience. More information is available at www.revivedresidential.com.
Side is unique in the real estate brokerage industry, partnering exclusively with top-tier agents, teams, and independent brokers to establish and expand their own businesses efficiently and with minimal risk. Unlike conventional brokerage models, Side supports its partners from
behind the scenes with advanced technology and premium services, allowing them to concentrate on client and community service. Based in San Francisco, Side is dedicated to redefining real estate brokerage. Visit www.side.com for more details.
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