Uncategorized December 30, 2017

J. Philip Real Estate Welcomes Eric Lebenson

J. Philip Real Estate is proud to announce that Eric Lebenson has joined our family of professional achievers as an associate broker. I have known Eric since only a few weeks after founding the company (2005!), and I’ve been the president of his admiration society ever since. A local expert through and through, Eric is a graduate of Briarcliff High School, and he lives in Briarcliff Manor with his high school sweetheart Dawn and their two awesome kids. More on that shortly.

Eric brings a a depth of experience to be proud of. A Bucknell graduate (Liberal Arts of course!), he had a solid decade in marketing before getting his real estate license. He’s been involved with hundreds of transactions, managed offices, and been a team leader. He’s won 7 consecutive 5-Star Awards, served multiple terms as an MLS director, and perhaps most impressive are his astounding accomplishments in community service. This past year, Briarcliff High School honored Eric as a distinguished alumnus based in large part in philanthropic fundraising through various organizations, such as Rotary (which he has served as a two-time president), St Christopher’s residential agency for at-risk youth, and others. In 2012 alone he raised over $60,000 for the  Leukemia and Lymphoma Society of Westchester, while still being a multi million dollar producing agent.

This much is certain: When J Philip Real Estate establishes its philanthropic arm, I know who will run it.

My lucky break in this whole thing was baseball. Our sons played two consecutive seasons on the same Little league team, and I got a front row seat to what kind of a great father Eric is. Both of his and Dawn’s kids are wonderful, and that includes both athletic ability and poise under pressure, a trait I greatly admire. We’ve watched our kids win and lose (mostly win) together, and you can’t avoid getting insight into a person when you watch how they parent.

I am very excited about Eric joining us. The kind of person he is edifies our culture, and punctuates the type of firm I aspire to build in a profound way. His clients love him, the industry admires him, the community benefits from his talented efforts, and now we have him. I couldn’t be happier.

To reach Eric, just call 914.924.3596 or email eric@jphilip.com.