Meet The Team

We have sold over $1.5 billion in real estate and have over 37 years experience

Great Things are Achieved by a Series of Small Things

A team always outperforms an individual. With 37 years of experience selling luxury real estate in New York City, what drives us most is making the experience of buying and selling real estate both a pleasurable and profitable one for our clients. As a team, we strive every day to elevate the level of service that we give to our clients. No matter who the client is or what their budget, our goal is to provide an exceptional and consistent experience from start to finish.

The result is that we exceed most people’s expectations of a real estate professional. Whether you are a buyer or a seller we have learned it is never just a house, an apartment or a zip code. It’s more than hardwood floors and pre-war details. It’s where you come to life, are inspired, and raise your family, or it is one of your biggest investments. It’s the first and best expression of who you are as an individual, a couple, or a family.

We never forget what a home represents to our clients personally and financially and it is with this responsibility that we act every step of the way. We have found the only way to achieve these high standards is to only hire people who truly enjoy what they do and want to share their knowledge with you. Get to know us below.

Principal

Todd C. Vitolo has been a Licensed Associate Real Estate Broker for 16 years and member of the exclusive Compass Sports and Entertainment Division. In his prior life, he was a Commercial Litigation Attorney in NYC. He graduated from George Washington University in Washington, DC and New York Law School. Todd is equal parts analytical and artist and thrives most on overcoming challenges. He has lived in Tribeca for over 22 years and wakes up every morning feeling lucky to be able to do something he loves for a living. Over the past several years alone Todd has headed sales for several new developments with sellouts totaling more than $250 Million dollars.

Behind The Scenes

Favorite Band: Pearl Jam

Important Fact: If he wasn’t selling real estate he would open a pizzeria or maybe live on a farm with lots and lots of dogs.

Vice: Good Pizza and Sweets. Preferably back to back.

Downtime: Transcendental Meditation

Which Building Would I Live In If: 56 Leonard Street or gut renovate some small under the radar Pre War loft building with alot of windows and high ceilings.

Giving Back: On the fundraising committees for the Stephen Hassenfeld Pediatric Cancer Center at NYU and Poly Prep Country Day School.

Principal

Todd C. Vitolo has been a Licensed Associate Real Estate Broker for 15 years and member of the exclusive Compass Sports and Entertainment Division. In his prior life, he was a Commercial Litigation Attorney in NYC. He graduated from George Washington University in Washington, DC and New York Law School. Todd is equal parts analytical and artist and thrives most on overcoming challenges. He has lived in Tribeca for over 22 years and wakes up every morning feeling lucky to be able to do something he loves for a living. Over the past several years alone Todd has headed sales for several new developments with sellouts totaling more than $250 Million dollars.

Behind The Scenes

Favorite Band: Pearl Jam

Important Fact: If he wasn’t selling real estate he would open a pizzeria or maybe live on a farm with lots and lots of dogs.

Vice: Good Pizza and Sweets. Preferably back to back.

Downtime: Transcendental Meditation

Which Building Would I Live In If: 56 Leonard Street or gut renovate some small under the radar Pre War loft building with alot of windows and high ceilings.

Giving Back: On the fundraising committees for the Stephen Hassenfeld Pediatric Cancer Center at NYU and Poly Prep Country Day School.

Principal

Co Founder, Susanne V. Columbia has been a Licensed Associate Real Estate Broker for 18 years and is a member of the exclusive Compass Sports and Entertainment Division. For some, real estate is learned but for Susanne she has a natural instinct for real estate. This is evidenced by the fact she has been ranked among the top 1% of agents every single year since she started. Part hand holder, and part expressive Susanne has forged many strong relationships with both other real estate brokers and with her loyal repeat client base. For Susanne, giving clients personal attention and truly understanding their needs is the foundation to her long and successful track record. Happily married to a composer/playwright, Susanne and her husband are contented TriBeCa residents who’ve lived in many Downtown enclaves over the years. She is currently restoring a farmhouse in Washington CT to enjoy in her downtime.

Behind The Scenes

Favorite Female Singer: Amy Winehouse

Favorite Band: Radiohead

Important Fact: If she wasn’t selling real estate she would work as a producer in arts & entertainment.

Downtime: Loves to work in her garden at her Connecticut country house.

Which Building Would I Live In If: I would find an old parlor floor in a townhouse with high ceilings, large windows, wood burning fireplace and original architectural details.

Vice: Wine

Giving Back: North Shore Animal Hospital, Naked Angels, ACF Cancer Foundation

Principal

Co Founder, Susanne V. Columbia has been a Licensed Associate Real Estate Broker for 17 years and is a member of the exclusive Compass Sports and Entertainment Division. For some, real estate is learned but for Susanne she has a natural instinct for real estate. This is evidenced by the fact she has been ranked among the top 1% of agents every single year since she started. Part hand holder, and part expressive Susanne has forged many strong relationships with both other real estate brokers and with her loyal repeat client base. For Susanne, giving clients personal attention and truly understanding their needs is the foundation to her long and successful track record. Happily married to a composer/playwright, Susanne and her husband are contented TriBeCa residents who’ve lived in many Downtown enclaves over the years. She is currently restoring a farmhouse in Washington CT to enjoy in her downtime.

Behind The Scenes

Favorite Female Singer: Amy Winehouse

Favorite Band: Radiohead

Important Fact: If she wasn’t selling real estate she would work as a producer in arts & entertainment.

Downtime: Loves to work in her garden at her Connecticut country house.

Which Building Would I Live In If: I would find an old parlor floor in a townhouse with high ceilings, large windows, wood burning fireplace and original architectural details.

Vice: Wine

Giving Back: North Shore Animal Hospital, Naked Angels, ACF Cancer Foundation

Sales Partner

Behind The Scenes

Favorite Band or Singer:  Patsy Cline, Marvin Gaye , Heart, Pink Martini’s

Vice: Saying YES!

Important Fact: If I wasn’t selling Real Estate I would love to be a food critic or judge on Top Chef

Downtime: Walking my Dog Sofie, Working in My garden Upstate, Cooking, and World Travel

Which Building Would I Live In If: Love any Cast Iron Buildings, Whatever can be converted to cozy and comfortable, and inviting

Giving Back: Planned Parenthood, Habitat for Humanity

Sales Partner

Behind The Scenes

Favorite Band or Singer:  Patsy Cline, Marvin Gaye , Heart, Pink Martini’s

Vice: Saying YES!

Important Fact: If I wasn’t selling Real Estate I would love to be a food critic or judge on Top Chef

Downtime: Walking my Dog Sofie, Working in My garden Upstate, Cooking, and World Travel

Which Building Would I Live In If: Love any Cast Iron Buildings, Whatever can be converted to cozy and comfortable, and inviting

Giving Back: Planned Parenthood, Habitat for Humanity

Sales Partner

Behind The Scenes

Favorite Band:  I enjoy all music especially Country!

Vice: Chocolate and Wine

Important Fact: I love traveling so much that my four sons were born in three different countries! (Argentina, Israel, and New York)

Downtime: Yoga, Meditation and a Good Book

Which Building Would I Live In If: The Beresford, 211 Central Park West.  I love the structure of the building and its old-world charm and of course the views of Central Park.

Giving Back: My grandmother taught me that you give to whoever asks because we are not here to judge or question anyone’s motive for seeking help.  I continue to honor my grandmother’s words and anybody that asks, whether an unknown person on the street or a family member, I always give and hope I can make a difference.

Sales Partner

Behind The Scenes

Favorite Band:  I enjoy all music especially Country!

Vice: Chocolate and Wine

Important Fact: I love traveling so much that my four sons were born in three different countries! (Argentina, Israel, and New York)

Downtime: Yoga, Meditation and a Good Book

Which Building Would I Live In If: The Beresford, 211 Central Park West.  I love the structure of the building and its old-world charm and of course the views of Central Park.

Giving Back: My grandmother taught me that you give to whoever asks because we are not here to judge or question anyone’s motive for seeking help.  I continue to honor my grandmother’s words and anybody that asks, whether an unknown person on the street or a family member, I always give and hope I can make a difference.

Based on 34 reviews.
Jan Jalenak
Jan Jalenak
2021-02-04
Verified
Liora Hoffman
Liora Hoffman
2020-12-15
Verified
Susanne was amazing to work with! Patient, responsive, and incredibly knowledgeable. The whole team is excellent and made the process painless and enjoyable! Highly recommend!
Dave Oz
Dave Oz
2020-11-12
Verified
I found Todd through a recommendation and couldn't be happier with the service. He was very informative and kept me in the loop throughout the whole process. I was able to get my place rented in one day at the asking rent. Great Job!
James Roth
James Roth
2020-11-10
Verified
Couldn’t be happier using Todd! Would highly recommend.
Essie Naddaf
Essie Naddaf
2020-09-16
Verified
Professional, knowledgeable, caring, responsive, timely, and proactive
Jourdan Friedman
Jourdan Friedman
2020-09-06
Verified
The Columbia Vitolo team were great to work with. They were extremely accommodative from start to finish and the team ensured a timely / seamless leasing process. Thanks for getting us into our new home with record speed!
Emma Jacquemart-Simonen
Emma Jacquemart-Simonen
2020-09-06
Verified
I've used the Columbia Vitolo Team for my real estate needs for 10 years - for both purchases & rentals. They've always been great - reliable & trust worthy. Recently just got my apt rented through them very quickly & it made my life much easier as I was out of state throughout it all! Highly recommend Todd & Susanne.
Robin Silvestri
Robin Silvestri
2020-01-21
Verified
Susanne and Todd were incredibly knowledgable and provided great guidance that helped sell my apartment. The entire Columbia Vitolo Team was a pleasure to deal with and I could not recommend a better group to work with. I would use them again and again and again.
Perry Sayles
Perry Sayles
2019-09-18
Verified
Susanne and Todd and their team are excellent! They advised us on the purchase of co-op in Chelsea several years ago and when we decided to sell earlier this year, they provided very sensible guidance regarding pricing and marketing. The apartment sold quickly, at a good price, in a slow market. We have recommended them to friends in the past, and we will continue to refer friends to them in the future. They are a pleasure to work with.
Philip Ross
Philip Ross
2019-06-06
Verified
Todd, Susanne and team at Compass were fantastic. We chose them to sell our co-op while at the same time planning a cross-country move for our family. They provided expert guidance at every step. The photos of our apartment looked great, the team was always responsive and they provided us with sound expertise from start to finish. We appreciated their hustle in helping to get us the highest possible price, while making the process as painless as possible for us. We'd highly recommend getting to know them and considering them for your needs.