July 15, 2022

For many, home is our sanctuary, and whether you want to make a significant move, declutter, refinance, or spruce up your living space, we’re spotlighting NYU alumni-owned Home Improvement and Real Estate businesses to help you do just that. This curated list of entrepreneurs features a vast array of specialties that will help with any of your needs, from lawn care to first-time home buying.

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This is not an exhaustive list and only highlights a small number of NYU alumni businesses. Please visit the NYU Alumni-Owned Business Directory for a more comprehensive list or to submit your business. Please note inclusion does not indicate endorsement by NYU.

Dalos and Stern

Founded by Baba Ogunro (STERN ’20), Dalos and Stern is a real estate investment company that is focused on developing new construction, mixed dwelling, single dwelling residences, and rental properties for investment purposes. Whether you want to buy or sell, regardless of the property’s condition, they take pride in the experience provided to their customers.

Evergreen 88 Real Estate LLC.
Evergreen 88 Real Estate LLC., founded by Rosalind Yu (TANDON ’83), is a premier boutique real estate company specializing in Manhattan properties, servicing both international and local buyers and sellers. Integrity and dependability are the guiding principles at Evergreen Real Estate LLC., and as a long-time Manhattan resident, Yu takes pride in understanding the complexities of buying and selling properties in New York City.

In Order
Founded by Deborah Kosak Gussoffi (WSC ’81, STERN ’83), In Order will take care of all your organizing needs in-person or virtually. They help clients streamline, simplify, and declutter their homes and offices without judgment through any transition. In addition to hands-on organizing and decluttering, they offer paper management, financial organizing, and time management services for your home or business.

London Realty International
Founded by Lonnée Hamilton (TSOA ’96), London Realty International is a full-service property agency that was created to bring a high level of bespoke customer experience to the London and European property markets. They offer a range of property services to meet the moment with constantly changing markets while prioritizing individualized client needs.

Next Level Construction
Founded by Evelyn M. De Leon (SPS ’03, CAS ’12), Next Level Construction is a licensed and insured, family-owned and operated home improvement business with contractors that have over 20 years of experience servicing the New York City area. Transforming home spaces: kitchens, bathrooms, basements, attics; is not just what they do; it is their passion.

Founded by Phantila Phataraprasit (LAW ’20), Sabai Design is a family-owned furniture company that sets a new standard for earth-friendly, affordable, and unique items for your home. Their pieces offer all the comfort and beauty of luxury furniture, made with non-toxic, sustainable materials.  

Tara McCauley, LLC
Founded by Tara McCauley (GAL ’14), Tara McCauley, LLC is a New York City-based interior design firm that is always on the lookout for the perfect vintage find. Taking a collaborative approach, McCauley aims to give each client a unique space that suits their needs and reflects their personal style.

Teed & Brown
Teed & Brown, founded by Christopher Brown (STERN ’20), is a lawn care service comprised of experts who use their knowledge of turf science to tailor the right plan to keep your yard healthy. Whether you have special grass needs, weeds, insects, or changing climate, they will take on your lawn needs.