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Sean R. Kelly, Esq.

Partner / Core Area Expertise: Downtown Brooklyn

212.544.9500 ext. 59

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Sean R. Kelly, Esq. holds the title of Partner at Ariel Property Advisors. In addition to originating and executing exclusive listing sales, he is responsible for leading business development and networking initiatives in Brooklyn, with a particular focus on Downtown Brooklyn, Brooklyn Heights, Dumbo, Park Slope, Gowanus, Fort Greene and Clinton Hill.

Prior to joining Ariel Property Advisors, Mr. Kelly served as a Managing Director at CPEX Real Estate, where he led a team of dedicated sales professionals in selling and ground leasing development and conversion sites. In this role, Mr. Kelly managed all projects within his business line by maintaining client relationships, developing custom marketing campaigns, and leading the negotiation process.

Since entering the New York City market, Mr. Kelly has successfully brokered more than 120 transactions, consisting of more than 6 million square feet with an aggregate value of over $800 million. His accomplishments earned him recognition as a CoStar “Power Broker,” and the Home Reporter and Brooklyn Spectator both named him a “Rising Star.”

Mr. Kelly is licensed to practice law in New York and New Jersey. His professional affiliations and licenses include the following:

New York Real Estate Associate Broker License, St. John’s University School of Law Alumni Association, St. John’s University Loughlin Society, University of South Carolina Alumni Association – President’s Club, The Association of the Bar of the City of New York, New York County Lawyers Association, the New York State Bar Association, and the American Bar Association.

He received his Juris Doctorate from Saint John’s University School of Law, and his Bachelors of Science in Finance and Small Business Entrepreneurship from the University of South Carolina. He also worked as a journey-man Ironworker on 4 Times Square, 383 Madison Avenue, and several of the New York City bridges.

Mr. Kelly currently resides in Staten Island, NY, with his wife and two daughters and can be reached at 212.544.9500 or via email at

Community & Local Leadership

  • REBNY (Real Estate Board of New York)
  • ICSC (International Council of Shopping Centers)
  • BHS (Brooklyn Historical Society)
  • ULI (Urban Land Institute)
  • BIANYC (Building Industry Association of New York City)
  • The Dr. Theodore A. Atlas Foundation - Board Member
  • The Mattone Real Estate Institute at St. John’s University School of Law
  • Staten Island Chamber of Commerce

Media Mentions

Forbes / March 20, 2024

New York City Housing Shortage Highlights Need For More Development

Citybizlist / March 7, 2024

APA Closes Four NYC Investment Sales Transactions Totaling Over $9M

Ariel Property Advisors / March 6, 2024

APA Closes Four NYC Investment Sales Transactions Totaling Over $9 Million

Citybizlist / February 14, 2024

QN Investment Sales Reach $3.17B in 2023, with Development Leading Transactions

Ariel Property Advisors / February 14, 2024

Queens Investment Sales Reach $3.17 Billion in 2023

Commercial Observer / January 30, 2024

Brooklyn’s Office Market Awaits Its Own Flight to Quality

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