Marina Higgins specializes in leasing residential and commercial properties, as well as managing a portfolio of mid- and high-rise residential and retail properties in New York City. With 40 years of experience at Argo, she has particular expertise in real estate law, compliance and New York City Building and Housing Department policy.
Marina joined the Argo team in 1978 as the director of leasing. Since joining Argo, she has negotiated more than 150 retail leases and administered more than 25,000 residential leases. She became the director of management in 1987, and was promoted to vice president in 1989.
A self described detail-oriented, inquisitive problem solver, Marina has successfully spearheaded many business enhancing initiatives at Argo, including starting the third party management aspect of the firm. She also handles design development for renovations with Argo’s president and chief executive officer, Mark Moskowitz.
A long-time Upper West Side resident, Marina provides Argo clients with a more intimate understanding of pre-war properties and the community as a whole. She is also a member of the Neighborhood In The Nineties block association, which represents more than 10,000 Upper West Side residents.
Marina has been a contributing writer for Better Buildings magazine and has been a guest speaker at the New York Cooperator Coop and Condo Expo. A licensed Real Estate Broker since 1978, she is also an active member of the Commercial Real Estate Women Network, the industry’s premier business networking organization dedicated to supporting the achievements of women in commercial real estate.
Outside of the office, Marina enjoys spending time with friends and family, hosting gourmet dinner parties and traveling. She is also an advocate for Habitats for Humanity, Save the Children and with Argo, the Broadway Malls Association, to help maintain and beautify medians along Broadway.