Meet The Team

Meet Meyers & Venn Team

An established and powerful combination, Haley Venn & Les Meyers joined together and built a team based on their expertise and skill. The result is a first class team of real estate professionals that specialize in luxury markets and a creative approach to deal making. With over 20 years of transactional history Haley and Les bring keen market insight and the utmost professionalism to each transaction, representing buyers, sellers, and developers. The Meyers & Venn Team looks forward to elevating your real estate experience and serving as your trusted advisors for all your real estate needs. We invite you to explore our current listings, meet the team, and read about some of our favorite topics on the blog. Stay connected with us on social to follow our journey as we represent some of the best properties across the city. Interested in your property's value? Request a pricing analysis from us.

Our Pledge

We promise to work with every licensed broker we can in the state of New York. Whether the agent is a member of the Real Estate Board of New York (REBNY), is licensed with a small non-member brokerage or is an independent broker, we will promote your property to all of them and their clients. Regardless of their location, we will work with agents to bring their clients to us through a referral program. We will list your property on all backend broker listing systems and expose your property to the brokerage community in every way. We will offer outside brokers every courtesy and afford their clients all opportunities to view your property and place offers. We understand that the best way to bring in the highest sales value is to expose it to an open market, garnering as many offers as possible. For that reason, we go the extra mile to incorporate all brokers into our campaign. Many brokers are already aware of this, as well as our reputation for our knowledge, creativity and collaboration, and for that reason, our listings become their priority

MEYERS & VENN TEAM BY THE NUMBERS

Ranked By WSJ "Top Small Teams in NY" 2020

$500M+

Total 2020 Sales Volume

20%+

Year-Over-Year Increase in Sales

20+

Total Cumulative Years Experience

Les Meyers

A seasoned agent and New York native, Les Meyers has established a reputation for being loyal and professional throughout his decade of working in the business. Setting him apart from his competitors is his keen eye for aesthetics and his artistic vision. Before he became a realtor, Les spent 15 years working as a professional photographer. During that time, he cultivated valuable skills that have given him a distinct edge in showcasing and marketing properties. As a true New Yorker, he understands that you can find design, value, and beauty in the most surprising of places. Working with communities and people across the Brooklyn and Manhattan areas, Les has come to value the world-class public transportation system in New York. Diligent, inventive, and loyal, Les senses opportunities for his clients that other brokers might miss. Along with his astute intuition, he has a firm grounding in analyzing the bottom line, understanding value from both a buyer's and seller's angle. Along with knowing how to structure both complicated and straightforward purchases, Les thoroughly enjoys working within the melting pot of the greatest city in the world. He is well-versed in managing first-time buyers, institutional transactions, investment homes, and New York co-ops. Les excels at helping his clients navigate the sometimes-stressful New York real estate market and is always eager to learn from each unique experience. Throughout his time in the business, Les and the Meyers & Venn Team have raked in numerous awards and achievements. Les is proudest of winning the procurement to represent the New Zealand government with the Consular residence sale in New York City. Among his many accolades, Les has been quoted by the Wall Street Journal and featured in The Real Deal's Top Residential Agents of the Week. As a cultured creative, Les appreciates visiting galleries, concerts, and museums. He has an adventurous soul and loves to travel. Les is incredibly passionate about places close to the sea—for him, there's nothing better than swimming in the ocean or spending a few hours spearfishing. In his downtime, he nurtures his passion for photography, cooking, and reading.

Haley Venn

From perusing Central Park to dining at the city’s world-class restaurants, Haley Venn knows New York City the way only a local can. After migrating from Philadelphia to the Lenox Hill community on the Upper East Side, Haley has never looked back. There’s no question that New York is home to some of the most remarkable and significant architecture in the world, and the vast, historical, and cultural landscape provided by the city is every agent’s dream. Add in the fact that Haley lives within walking distance of many of her showings, and it’s not hard to see why she’s developed such a profound love for Manhattan. Working in the business for a staggering 16 years, Haley has enriched herself in all things New York. Her expansive knowledge of the city makes savvy on the local hot tips and vital intel. Honest, hard-working, and supportive, Haley strives to provide excellent service while building strong client relationships. One of her favorite parts of the job is working diligently and efficiently to make deals and see offers accepted on her clients’ behalfs. She is particularly fond of working with first-time buyers, but her target audience spans across many demographics—she doesn’t limit herself to any specific type of client. That said, Haley specializes in cooperatives, condominiums, and townhouses. Haley excels at thinking outside of the box, remaining available to her clients, and genuinely valuing their input and needs. As part of the Meyers & Venn Team at Compass, she can offer each client collection tools for collaboration and Compass Concierge services. A member of the Real Estate Board of New York and a supporter of the Women’s Committee of Central Park Conservancy, Haley keeps herself busy. However, when she’s not exploring the city or spending time with her adorable two-year-old son, Haley enjoys playing rousing games of mahjong, cooking, running, and reading.

Serafima Tikhonova

As a German native, Serafima Tikhonova understands better than most what it’s like to make a massive transition. Before she relocated to New York, Serafima began her work as an agent in 2012 while still living in Moscow. Within her first year as a Moscow agent, she ranked second in a 100-person firm, and she has remained a top producer ever since. Serafima has worked in the New York City market for almost five years now, specializing in the communities of Williamsburg, Midtown, and Downtown. Since she started calling New York home, Serafima has fallen in love with the city and its incredible energy, world-class architecture, and fascinating history. Even before she became a licensed agent, Serafima enjoyed learning about buildings and architecture. She loves getting to know more about the history and architectural development of an area. Her research keeps her busy, even when she’s not working. Her degree in economics has also been helpful to her continued success as an agent. Positive, hard-working, and honest, Serafima does everything she possibly can to guarantee her clients the best possible deal. Setting her apart from her competitors, she’s a skilled social media strategist and has cultivated a large, responsive following over the years. She loves interacting with people on her social media feed to learn more about the market and pick up critical intel, and her digital reach and proficiency have been beneficial to growing her client base. Today, Serafima focuses on guiding Manhattan and Brooklyn sellers to success. Driven by her innate sales skills and deep passion for real estate, her broad background allows her to work with local and international buyers. As a fashion lover, there is no better place for Serafima to call home. She has a passion for learning and educating herself on the vast surrounding world and dedicates herself to health and wellness. Considering her worldly travels, it shouldn’t come as a surprise that Serafima nurtures a passion for exploring and has plans for many places she’d still like to visit someday.

Vlada Chorney

The key to Vladlena’s effectiveness is listening to and understanding her client’s needs, and always puts them first. Being a perfectionist and problem solver by nature, she aims to deliver the best result and is flexible and adaptable to successfully circumvent anything that may arise throughout the transaction. Vladlena will make your home search positive, enlightening and rewarding. She has a keen eye for detail and an extensive background in technology and market research, arming her with the skills necessary to hone in on her client’s dream home. Originally from Russia, Vladlena moved to New York in 2009 and fell instantly in love with the city. She graduated from Saint-Petersburg State University of Engineering and Economics with a Bachelor’s degree in Tourism and Travel Services Management and has an Interior Design Certificate from the Fashion Institute of Technology. Vladena is an experienced salesperson with a demonstrated history of working in the marketing and advertising industry. She has particular expertise in search engine optimization, along with a passion for interior design and NYC’s architectural diversity. Specializing in residential sales and rentals, Vladena works throughout Brooklyn and Manhattan. She currently resides in Brooklyn, and previously lived in the Financial District. Fluent in Russian and English, Vladlena is personable with a diverse clientele and loves showing them around, New York. In her free time, she likes exploring new restaurants with different cuisines, plus enjoys jazz lounges and Broadway shows.

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Testimonials

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“A good friend of mine referred me to Les. She was extremely pleased with Les' services. I worked with Les for a period of 6 months, and was highly satisfied. Les is a very professional broker, who was excellent and very quick in finding an apartment for my specifications. Les was always there assisting me throughout the entire process - which provided a lot of guidance and confidence in my dealings. I have already recommended Les to a friend and will keep recommending him to others. Les' most impressive quality was his knowledge of the market and his ability to cut straight to the point, not wasting any of our time, and as a result being able to efficiently cater towards my needs.” - Global Wealth Manager Citibank

"We used Les Meyers as both our selling and buying broker last year and were extremely satisfied with the dedication, knowledge, and professionalism of Les and his team. The sale was a very complicated one but Les stuck with it and brought it to a highly satisfactory conclusion. The purchase end of things was more straightforward, but nevertheless we were glad to have a trusted broker on our side, making sure that things stayed simple. We would heartily recommend Les Meyers and his team at Compass." -Richard Kalina & Valerie Juadon (Artists & Professor)

“This endorsement serves as both a professional and character reference for Les Meyers based on our working relationship spanning three years in our major building in Sutton Place with The Meyers Team of Compass. A building is a complex entity. Everything is connected with hundreds of different parts working together to make it whole. Working seamlessly with Boards and unit owners who occupy its environs, professionals are the glue that makes everything function as it should. Every now and then, management is lucky to come across a rarity; a person of intellect, elegance and professionalism. Les Meyers is such a person. He generates results amazingly quickly for both the seller and buyers which ultimately leaves all concerned in a better place than when the process of selling/buying/renting a new home began. Les views life and people with a positive perspective while achieving goals in a timely manner. You would be fortunate to have him involved with your real estate needs.” - Board President of Condominium

"Serafima & Les was extremely helpful in finding my first condo in New York. They were patient and courteous throughout the whole process and provided excellent knowledge about the building, neighborhood and unit she was showing. She did her best to help me find me the right condo at the right price. I would definitely continue to work with them and recommended them to my friends and family." - S Sadiq.

"Serafima is very professional and friendly. Her knowledge of the purchasing process and assistance in finding a lender was invaluable. I felt confident and comfortable in all my decisions." - Collin Reitmeier

"Serafima was strongly recommended to me by a good friend, and with good reason. She is a hard-working and organized broker. I’ve been living in NY for a long time and I've hands down the best broker I’ve worked with." - G. Garcia

"Les and Haley were our agents when we needed to sell and then purchase a home to meet our growing needs. In the middle of the process we ran straight into the Covid-19 Crisis. They couldn’t have been better. From keeping our sale (and sale price) intact to overcoming mortgage hurdles they were a dynamic duo. They both were really patient throughout the process and have vast knowledge of NYC real estate. We are really happy about the whole process and end results. I highly recommend using their skills for any real estate transaction." - Victoria & Yuan

“A good friend of mine referred me to Les. She was extremely pleased with Les' services. I worked with Les for a period of 6 months, and was highly satisfied. Les is a very professional broker, who was excellent and very quick in finding an apartment for my specifications. Les was always there assisting me throughout the entire process - which provided a lot of guidance and confidence in my dealings. I have already recommended Les to a friend and will keep recommending him to others. Les' most impressive quality was his knowledge of the market and his ability to cut straight to the point, not wasting any of our time, and as a result being able to efficiently cater towards my needs.” - Burak Celtik

"Serafima was strongly recommended to me by a good friend, and with good reason. She is a hard-working and organized broker. I’ve been living in NY for a long time and I've hands down the best broker I’ve worked with." - G. Garcia

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