A Better Place to be.......

Inspired  by the life, music &philanthropy of the late Harry Chapin 

445 Park Ave 9th Fl. NY, NY 10022 (917) 816-8800 fax (646)-304-0600

Contact Us

Drop us a line!

Better yet, see us in person! Please call first to set up appt

We love our customers, so feel free to visit during normal business hours.


445 Park Ave, 9th Floor, new york, NY 10022, US

(917) 816-8800



9:00 am – 5:00 pm


9:00 am – 5:00 pm


9:00 am – 5:00 pm


9:00 am – 5:00 pm


9:00 am – 5:00 pm





Meet the Team

Alan Franco


Alan Franco is the founder and President of the Chapin Group. He has been a real estate broker in Manhattan since 1993. Alan has a diverse background. After receiving his Bachelors degree in Hospitality Management from Florida International University in Miami, he continued working for AT&T as an Instructor until he was able to retire with a vested pension at the age of 29. He then pursued a successful career in Hotel Management. He managed four and five star hotels in Miami and New York for several years before doing what he loves to do best and that is Real Estate.

Alan is a caring professional who devotes countless hours to insure that his clients are well taken care of. Alan feels that listening is the most important part of being a successful Real Estate Broker. Listening to the clients needs and desires and not inflicting your own needs in determining how to proceed are crucial. Clients are always made to feel confident that they are in good hands whether they are buying, selling or renting a property. He spent his entire life in service oriented businesses. Managing five star hotel properties for many years has certainly impacted the service that Alan gives to his clients which is never less than 'five star.'

After living in Manhattan for many years, Alan, returned to his native Long Island. He currently resides in Port Washington, NY with his wife Claire who is the Cantor at Community Synagogue. He has three magnificent children Lael 22 Eden 17 and Emory 15.
The Real Estate business is wonderful but Alan's family is the light of his life.

Joanne Smithwrick

Insert your bio here. Include accomplishments you want visitors to know about.

Scott Seligson


After Graduating with an MBA from Northwestern,  Scott became an Investment Consultant in the Chicago area. Originally from New York City, he was destine to return to his NYC roots and transferred with his company. He always had an acute interest in Real Estate and made a couple of investments for himself which turned out to be most profitable.
This was really the straw that broke the camels back and Scott decided to indulge in Real Estate on a full time basis. He still however does consulting in the Investment world. So whether you are investing in Real Estate or just  need some solid advice he is always available to offer assistance and promises to guide you on the right track.


148 East 24th Street Apt 4E $3000

 Beautiful and spacious Alcove Studio with loads of closets .Apartment has 9 foot ceilings. and amazing closet space.W/D hookup built in ( you can provide your own washer and dryer if needed). Beautiful oak hardwood floors and south facing floor-to-ceiling windows. This apt is super quiet and is south facing getting really good light. The modern kitchen features Caesar-stone counter-tops and stainless steel appliances. The bathroom has a deep soaking tub w/ over-sized rain-shower, imported European porcelain floor and wall tiling and custom bamboo vanity. Luxury boutique condo with 24-hour doorman, gym included , beautiful landscaped and furnished roof terrace with Bar B Que, bike storage, laundry room. Dogs and cats are allowed. Conveniently located near multiple subway and bus lines, the city's best restaurants, upscale shopping in one of the city"s coolest neighborhoods. Just around the corner to the #6 subway. Walk to Chelsea, Greenwich Village, Soho, Nolita, Murray Hill. AMENITIES INCLUDE:24-Hour Attended Lobby State-Of-The-Art On-Site Automated Parking Available for additional fee. Bike Storage Live-In Super APARTMENT INCLUDE: KITCHEN Custom Self-Closing, White Lacquer Cabinets Stainless Steel Fisher Paykel Refrigerator Fisher Paykel Range with Warming Drawer Frigidaire Stainless Steel Dishwasher Custom Beverage/Wine Cabinet Quartz Stone Counter-tops and Glass Back-splash Deep Vasser Stainless Steel Sink Mobile Islands with extra Counter space and storage Custom Mirror with Integrated Medicine Cabinet Storage Cabinet with Full-Length Internal Mirror European Porcelain Floor and Wall Tiles Custom Walnut Vanity Dual Flush Vasser Commode 

200 Bowery Apt 4C

Coming for September 1 , 2018 occupancy

350 East 79th St #34C $8495


My Blog

Our Services

Real Estate Done Right

Nervous about your property adventure? Don’t be. Whether you're getting ready to buy or sell, in the middle of it, or just looking for some answers, our top-notch skills ensure you get the best experience possible. It’s what we love to do.

Commercial, Residential, and Rentals

Large or small, condo or mansion, we can find it and get it for you at the price that's right. TICs? Fixer-uppers? Luxury? We can help with all of it. We always have a current list of available properties for you to check out.

Rely on Expertise

If you have questions about affordability, credit, legal matters, or income, trust us to find you what you need fast. We make sure you feel confident and educated every step of the way.


Call or Visit


445 Park Ave, 9th Floor, new york, NY 10022, US

(917) 816-8800

Office Hours

Monday - Friday: 9am - 5pm

Saturday: 10am-4pm

Sunday: Closed