One of Manhattan's premier real estate groups, The Gelbard-Kolbusz Team, has close to a billion in sales to their name. Consistently ranked as one of Corcoran's top teams, Sara Gelbard and Paul Kolbusz are recipients of numerous accolades including The Real Deal's ranking for highest annual listing value. With a focus on luxury real estate, the team sells apartments, penthouses, and townhouses throughout New York City. Perhaps most known for their townhouse expertise, the team holds the record for the most downtown sales. If you are buying or selling a townhouse downtown, chances are the Gelbard-Kolbusz team has done business on your block. Sought after by clients from all around the world, the team speaks Spanish, Mandarin, Hebrew, German, and Polish.

The Gelbard-Kolbusz Team

The Gelbard-Kolbusz Team

Sara Gelbard

Licensed Associate Real Estate Broker

212.242.9941 |


Townhouse sales expert extraordinaire Sara Gelbard is the person serious townhouse buyers and sellers call when seeking the very best in the business. With more than 30 years of experience and a reputation for unrivaled townhouse expertise, Sara is known to everyone in the field as the top townhouse broker in downtown Manhattan.

  • Most Townhouses sold in the West Village
  • Most years sales experience in the downtown market (primarily in the West Village and Greenwich Village)
  • Winner of the Corcoran Top Sales Person Award multiple times for the Village Office
  • Achieved record breaking prices for her sellers
  • Broadest background and knowledge on the downtown market; regularly conducts seminars to sellers, buyers and brokers on tax and estate issues, renovations, and on market analysis.

Sara and her experienced team ensure that buyers and sellers receive impeccable service.

Sara’s Quarterly Townhouse Report is an extremely reliable and up to date source of Townhouse sales data. On several occasions Sara participated in seminars with Barbara Corcoran regarding townhouses and investment properties.

Prior to joining Corcoran, Sara ran her own real estate firm for more than a decade. She is also a retired Israeli naval officer, an experience that has no doubt helped her to maintain good judgment in every situation. Concerned, caring, and compassionate, Sara looks forward to fulfilling all your real estate needs.


Paul Kolbusz

Licensed Associate Real Estate Broker

212.500.7026 |


Top Selling Townhouse Broker Paul Kolbusz is a highly-accomplished real estate agent who has earned accolades and coveted industry awards for his exceptional service and sales results. He serves a sophisticated and international clientele with premium discretion, a thorough knowledge of his market and a smooth ability to complete complicated and challenging deals. As a Townhouse specialist and as an expert on Luxury Real Estate Paul has become a top-producing broker at Corcoran's Union Square office and companywide for years; he is a member of the firm’s Multi-Million-Dollar Club and ranks in the Top 1% of NRT agents nationwide year in and year out.

Paul’s specialty area of selling Townhouses and Luxury Apartments is in Greenwich Village and the West Village; in particular on the Village’s coveted Gold Coast and on lower 5th Avenue. Paul's own exemplary industry knowledge and experience is complemented by his partnership with Corcoran’s Director of Townhouses Sales Sara Gelbard, a Townhouse specialist who holds an unprecedented record of Townhouse sales in the West Village and Greenwich Village. Along with Sara Paul publishes a Quarterly Townhouse Newsletter, The Gelbard-Kolbusz Report, which is a comprehensive analysis of the latest Townhouse sales, market data and publications related to the Townhouse market. Paul’s business also focuses on working with discerning buyers and sellers of luxury apartments both in downtown and throughout all of Manhattan. He is a skilled negotiator with the ability to smoothly bring deals to a close while simultaneously optimizing a property’s exposure on the market and his seller’s return on their investment. Paul knows the neighborhood he sells in; he is a West Village home owner and resident himself.

Fluent in English and Polish and conversant in German, Paul works with a diverse and distinguished clientele of New Yorkers as well as prominent buyers and sellers from around the globe. He will expertly navigate you through the NYC real estate market with utmost attentiveness, discretion and success.

Originally from Europe, Paul studied the German Language and Literature in Germany and at Hunter College in Manhattan where he graduated cum laude. Prior to entering real estate he was a leader in the NYC hospitality industry at several 4-star hotels before opening his own popular Upper East Side bar/lounge at the age of 31.