Our Company History


The name MacCrate has been prominent in the New York Metropolitan real estate market for more than 50 years. However, the background of the MacCrate firms dates to 1908 when L’Ecluse & Company was developing Plandome and subsequently parts of Montauk Point on Long Island. Over the years, the MacCrate organizations have represented some of the finest companies in real estate. They expanded and developed a respected real estate consulting and valuation organization completing engagements for the major banks, law firms and corporations in the Metropolitan New York area.

The MacCrate organizations have always believed in service in a rapidly changing world. No place are changes taking place faster than in real estate. The numerous factors involved in these changes include the national economy, stock market fluctuations, the developing global markets, Virtual Reality, and real-time real estate valuations, to name only a few.

MacCrate Associates has a vision and expertise in real estate that is directly related to the prior organizations that were an integral part of the real estate markets in the New York Metropolitan area. The former organizations were an outgrowth of acquisitions and mergers of a number of insurance agencies and several real estate firms by John MacCrate Jr., MAI, SRPA. These acquisitions included Townsend Real Estate, L’Ecluse & Company (formerly known as L’Ecluse, Washburn & Company), The Matthews Gunderman Agency, The William F. Sheehan Agency, the insurance accounts of Thomas O’Connell & Sons, Brisotti-Smith, The Rowland C. Lomer and E. Kenneth Naumer Agencies. Over the years, with the assistance of Jim MacCrate, MAI, SRA, CRE, and at various times Judy MacCrate, SRA, the MacCrate organizations diversified into real estate appraising and consulting for major trust companies, corporations and law firms specializing in unique and complex valuation situations, estate and gift tax and litigation services.

About Our Company


MacCrate Associates is a real estate and financial consulting firm serving the New York Metropolitan Area, including the five boroughs of New York City, Long Island, Westchester, Northern New Jersey, and Southern Connecticut. We follow the longstanding tradition of excellence in real estate brokerage, valuation and financial consulting of our predecessor entities, MacCrate Realty Ltd. and MacCrate Associates Inc. In addition, our associates bring years of valuation and consulting experience, serving such companies as European American Bank, Price Waterhouse and PricewaterhouseCoopers, Nassau County Board of Assessors and the Nassau County Assessment Review Commission.

Our associates are motivated to provide the best service to you. This is because the company is owned by our employees, which allows them to develop pride and responsibility in their contribution to your needs. We work together to develop a profitable, honest and ethical company where we and our staff can have fun at work and enjoy the fruits of our labor by employing our strengths and interests.

Simple Solutions to Complex Real Estate Problems


Knowledge is the foundation upon which all else is based. Solutions come from discovering how to apply knowledge in novel ways to solve problems. Knowledge, coupled with extensive experience, allows us to answer questions, from the simplest to the most complex, using innovative technological methods or simple, common sense.

MacCrate Associates has the knowledge and experience to solve your real estate problems. We have been trained to find innovative solutions to complex issues, be it a litigation, valuation, current value, or any other real estate problem. While we have extensive experience working on multibillion dollar projects, no real estate problem is too big–or too small–for us to find a solution.

We may already have the answers you need, and if we don’t we will find them for you.

If you are struggling with a complex real estate issue and need a real answer, give us a call. We don’t just crank out numbers… we offer you solutions.

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