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Director of (NAEBA) National Association of Exclusive Buyer Agents, Since 2013
Gea Elika first became interested in real estate watching his parents invest in residential and commercial properties as a child. Their frequent property dealings spawned excitement in him and led to Gea buying his first restaurant at the early age of 18.
As Gea’s experience in the hospitality industry grew, he accumulated a substantial portfolio of successful cafes, nightclubs, and restaurants which paved the way for his smooth transition from hospitality to real estate, 18 years ago.
In 2004 Gea founded CityCribs.com that became one of New York City’s leading online authorities on real estate rentals and sales which connected realtors and consumers in a user-friendly, innovative environment.
CityCribs became New York’s fastest growing real estate marketplace praised by leading media sources Inman News and The Real Deal including much more.
Gea started Elika Associates in 2008 and with his wealth of experience and a solid understanding of the world’s largest real estate market, New York City; the business has achieved unprecedented success.
His integrity and passion for real estate combined with his extensive market knowledge, ensures clients’ expectations of working with an exclusive Buyer Broker are not just met but surpassed.
Gea has established a reputation for consistently providing investors and homebuyers with the best service and representation. He has a unique ability in understanding his clients’ needs and making the process of finding a home or investment property rewarding and stress-free.
Gea employs strong attention to detail and comprehensive methodology when helping buyers assess a property’s actual value and he thrives on negotiation and the ongoing challenges of the real estate market.
Buyers and investors can expect a professional, tailored experience working with Gea and he will always go that extra mile for achieving the best results for clients is his priority.
As part of a vast network of realtors and developers in New York City, Gea has his finger on the pulse with firsthand knowledge of market developments, condo, and co-op offerings as well as upcoming development projects.
Gea also lives and invests locally in Manhattan, providing valuable insight and critical information to clients, giving both him and them that leading edge.
Gea has been quoted, in reputable industry sources The New York Times, Wall Street Journal, USA Today, and The Real Deal to name a few and his credibility and adherence to a strict code of ethics has earned him a loyal customer base.