About The Crest Group NYC

The Crest Group's mission is to provide a specialized real estate experience for our customers as well as our agents. We believe in being there for our customers from the first to the last step and beyond. We understand the NYC market and are here to help and be not just an agent but an advisor and partner in your real estate experience. We firmly believe in transparency and clear management of expectations in all aspects of a transaction. Whether you are a renter, buyer, seller or landlord we at The Crest Group are here to provide top quality service with our premier agents.

We here at The Crest Group believe that a quality agent is what brings value and we pride ourselves on having some of the best agents in the industry. It's not the amount of agents that a company has but the quality and integrity that makes a difference in today's real estate marketplace. We are your agent, your advisor and your friend. We make the business of real estate a personal and unique experience for everyone involved.

This is why every agent at The Crest Group is proficient in not only the rental market but the sales market as well. We believe in the hybrid philosophy and we apply this from day one with all of our agents. Each agent is skilled in all aspects of the real estate market so whether you need to rent, buy, or sell one agent can be there to help and advise you.

Long gone are the days where agents are one dimensional and separated by departments. Gone are the days when you need multiple agents or agencies to represent you in various transactions. The Crest Group's agents symbolize the new multidimensional agents that are needed in NYC's dynamic and complex marketplace. With The Crest Group you can connect with and have an agent for life who will always be your personal real estate advisor.

This is why The Crest Group is your real estate edge.


Mario Popovici
(Managing Partner & Director of Sales, Licensed Real Estate Broker)

Mario Popovici is Managing Partner and Director of Sales at The Crest Group NYC, and a Licensed Real Estate Broker with over 16 years of success in residential rentals and sales in New York City. He draws on his extensive experience to oversee all sales and marketing for Crest's sales department, and mentor agents on embracing sales their first year in the business.

Mario began his real estate career at an office in Forest Hills, Queens in 1997. He since owned and operated two real estate offices in Queens, plus worked at several other top-name brokerage firms in Manhattan as well as being the Sales Manager, Commercial Manager and Assistant Rental Manager at Miron Properties.

In his tenure, Mario has sold and helped oversee the sales of over 300+ properties as well as countless rentals in his diverse career, which has involved individual sales, mass sponsor sales and onsite sales. He has also supervised entire projects from the selecting the renovation material to the completion and sell-out of apartments.

Born in Romania, Mario moved to New York City at a young age. He has lived throughout Queens, on the Upper East Side, Hell's Kitchen as well as in Miami and the Dominican Republic, and currently the East Village/Union Square area of Manhattan. Not only has Mario been successful in real estate but Mario applied his business expertise as owner and manager of a bar in the Dominican Republic, and a restaurant/bar/lounge in Forest Hills, NY. He additionally worked in nightlife event coordination and promotions for six years. With his wide range of management experience as well as diverse business background Mario is able to understand and relate with his agents and customers alike.

Rick Harrison
(Managing Partner | Director of Leasing | Licensed Real Estate Broker)

As Managing Partner and Director of Leasing at The Crest Group NYC, Rick Harrison is responsible for training and supervising all agents on the entire rental process, and providing support as needed to ensure that both agents and customers have the smoothest, most pleasant experience when renting an apartment in New York City.

Rick began his career in real estate as a Licensed Real Estate Salesperson who worked with several major Manhattan real estate companies. Prior to his association with The Crest Group, he was an agent, Training and Operations Manager, then ultimately Director of Leasing at Miron Properties who was promoted due to his expertise, strong relationships with landlords, and ability to mentor agents.

A New York City native and graduate of Syracuse University, Rick holds a Bachelor of Science in Communications. While in college, he was the Morning Show host and production director at the student-run radio station, WJPZ 89.1 FM. Rick subsequently gained invaluable experience at the College Board's national headquarters in Manhattan as Assistant Director of Professional Development where he managed over 300 consultants, and an annual budget of approximately $5 million.

Rick currently resides in Washington Heights, and has lived in NYC all his life. When not busy working, he participates in four different organized basketball leagues; plus he enjoys shooting pool, playing table tennis and foosball.