RIP Aventana: Another Indy Manhattan Brokerage Bites the Dust

It’s hard out here for small Manhattan brokerages. The boutique Aventana has merged with A.C. Lawrence, which calls itself “Manhattan’s fastest growing residential real estate brokerage firm.”

The Aventana name will disappear–but at least they didn’t get swallowed by one of the omnivorous big boys.

The PR release is after the jump.

- Max Abelson

New York, New York.–Jan. 22, 2007–A.C. Lawrence and Company Inc., New York’s premiere residential real estate company, is proud to announce a merger with Aventana real estate, a boutique Manhattan based residential real estate firm. The combined entity will keep the A.C. Lawrence name. The new company will have over 40 seasoned agents and 38 exclusive buildings. The operating partners bring over a quarter century of experience to bear for its clients, creating a great position for A.C. Lawrence to be the next powerhouse in the Manhattan market place. The Chelsea office will be at 151 West 25th Street, with a second office at 14 East 34th Street.

Ty Byrd complements the A.C. Lawrence team with his own eight years’ experience as a former top producing agent for the largest rental brokerage firm in Manhattan. Ty has completed more than 400 sales and rental transactions. “Partnering with a successful and talented team will take our businesses to the next level” said Ty Byrd Managing Partner of A.C. Lawrence.

“We are so excited to have Ty and his agents as part of the A.C. Lawrence team” said Larry Friedman, Principal of A.C. Lawrence. “Ultimately our clients will benefit from our combined experience and our merger will help us continue attracting the best and brightest agents to our firm” said Anthony DeGrotta, Principal of A.C. Lawrence.

About A.C. Lawrence & Company
A.C. Lawrence & Company is Manhattan’s fastest growing residential real estate brokerage firm. The company focuses equally on rental and sales. A.C Lawrence maintains 2 offices and has over 40 licensed real estate agents. The Company operates with the highest moral and ethical standards with a keen focus on our customers needs. For more information about A.C. Lawrence & Company, Incorporated, please visit http://www.aclawrence.com.