Edward A. MermelsteinLuxury
real estate consultant | Legal Adviser | Media Pundit
Edward is especially skilled in international corporate and real estate law, private equity investment and joint ventures, real estate investment, management and development as well as claims and disputes resolution. Edward is also fluent in both English and Russian.
With an impressive number of victories to his name, a keen understanding of the global political arena, and a knack for nimbly navigating international markets, Edward has been named one of the 10 most influential figures in New York City real estate. Often quoted in the New York Times, Bloomberg, the Wall Street Journal, and The Real Deal, Edward is regarded as a leading expert when it comes to closing complex deals and winning unique legal cases. Edward has also been featured on numerous talk shows such as Fox News, CNBC and Reuters.
Real Estate Transactions
Real Estate Sold
CNBS As if the falling ruble, crippling sanctions and plunging oil prices weren't a bad enough combination for Russian President Vladimir Putin, now his most important ally, China, is facing serious economic problems of its own. Sasha Mordovets | Getty Images Russian...read more
Mansion Global The all-cash buy is far from dead however, according to Ed Mermelstein, a Manhattan-based real estate attorney. Mermelstein attests to the fact that many buyers from China and Eastern European nations still come to the Big Apple favoring the all-cash...read more
The Daily News Chinese investors and developers are flooding the local real estate market at never-before-seen levels, buying some of New York City’s most iconic buildings at prices that local buyers aren’t willing to pay. “Insane is definitely the right way to...read more
Epoch Times “Many of our clients who were making substantial money in the oil sector had to sell, went bankrupt, and are putting money back into the businesses in order not to lose their businesses. They have to diversify into other means of getting income, and real...read more
Areas of Expertise
Foreign Investment Attorney
If you are interested in foreign investment in the United States, Edward can help you navigate the complex process and work to protect your interests throughout the transaction.
Luxury Real Estate Consultant
Get the peace of mind when it comes to purchasing your dream home or investment property.
Edward’s insight of the US and foreign marketplace allows you to plan your investments accordingly.
Need A Consultant?
One & Only Realty is a boutique full-service brokerage firm representing sellers, buyers, renters, landlords, and developers of luxury properties in the New York area. If you are looking for professional representation for a real estate transaction from someone who knows and understands New York City real estate industry, then you have come to the right place.
What makes One & Only Realty stand out from the rest is its exceptional market expertise of New York real estate and the diverse portfolio of services the company consistently provides to every single client. We serve each client on an individual and exclusive basis. We make sure to go above and beyond to meet even the most demanding requests. We pursue excellence in every business transaction, and every personal interaction.
For more than 20 years, One & Only Realty has worked with clients from all over the world, exceeding expectations and building dreams in the process of purchasing properties in New York. With an extensive background in development, architecture, finance, and real estate, our agents’ main goal is to make the buying process seamless and to find that perfect home for the lowest achievable price. We deliver impressive results in a timely, yet diligent manner.
Philanthropic Work & Organizations
COJECO was formed in 2001 as an umbrella organization for grass-roots community organizations of Russian-speaking Jewish immigrants within New York. Its mission is to help unite and organize the multitudes of well-educated and successful Russian-speaking Jewish immigrants. By offering a wide array of services, COJECO is creating a prominent name for itself in the growing Russian Jewish community of New York City. Today, it serves as a model for similar organizations around the country.
A scholarship fund established for students with financial need attending New York University —to be known as Mermelstein Scholars—who are immigrants or the children of immigrants from Eastern Europe.
Board of Directors
UJA-Federation has been a central force in communal planning and philanthropy in the New York Jewish community for over 90 years. UJA seeks to inspire a passion for Jewish life and learning, and strengthen Jewish communities around the world. Working with more than 100 network beneficiary agencies, synagogues, and other Jewish organizations, its reach spans more than 60 countries around the world, impacting 4.5 million people each year.
Board of Directors
An organization founded in 2006, RAJE addresses the Jewish communal and educational needs of young Russian American Jews. It is a comprehensive educational and communal organization whose goal is to spark interest in Jewish culture and ensure its continuity for future generations.
Board of Directors
The Manhattan Youth ballet is a school of dance that forms a nurturing environment where students can study classical ballet with a renowned faculty at affordable prices. With a wide array of programming, it fosters creative expression and self-confidence for youths of all backgrounds.
USA Regional Director (2004-2009)
A Cultural-Historical foundation, The Link of Times was established by Russian businessman Viktor Vekselberg in February 2004. The core mission of the foundation is to repatriate cultural and historical pieces that have been taken out of Russia. Encouraging the United States and Russia, two seemingly polarized nations, to cooperate is incredibly important, especially in times of economic hardship. By assisting Russia in reclaiming emblems of its cultural heritage, this organization helps bridge the long existing gap between the former USSR and the United States.