updated 5/3/2011 4:16:38 PM ET 2011-05-03T20:16:38

NEW YORK, May 3, 2011 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Ali Jafri, http://www.sportstarrelocation.com/about-ssr/local-area-representatives/ali-jafri, top-producing licensed real estate agent at Prudential Douglas Elliman has recently been chosen out of 28,000 real estate agents to represent SportStar Relocation, [SSR] www.SportStarRelocation.com , a firm which specializes in helping professional athletes with everything related to handling the harrowing process of a sudden move to a new city: finding a home, financing the home, moving into the new home and settling comfortably into the new city. In this position as the Jafri is one of only 30 SportStar agents.

"We have assisted hundreds of athletes nationwide with their real estate needs. The NYC real estate market is one of the most significant for SSR given that there are at least ten professional sports teams that reside here—more than in any other region of the US," explains Ed Kaminsky, chief executive officer, SportStar Relocation. "I chose Jafri to do so in the NYC area because he is one of the few brokers that can get in front of CEOs, athletes, agents, their managers, owners, etc. and he offers the most top-notch service possible that our clients demand. Providing marketing prowess in luxury real estate is critical to our clients; Jafri has earned that reputation in the New York market."

Jafri is highly trained to understand the unique relocation priorities of a busy buyer and renter, having worked with many celebrities, sport stars, and high-net worth individuals such as:

  • Floyd Mayweather, one of the five most highly paid athletes in the world, who wanted to see Jafri's exclusive $8 million one-bedroom bachelor pad PH listing.
  • Cheyne Jadson, who Jafri found a stylish West Side condo close to training that included its own basketball court, when Jadson relocated to NYC to play for the Knicks. 
  • LA Lakers' Jordan Farmar who Jafri paired with a NJ broker in his network that found him a property in NJ with yard space for Farmar's pets.  

In addition to these sport stars, Jafri also assisted singer/actress, Aaliyah; J. Alexander, fashion guru and founder of FUBU; and Patricia Field, the New York stylist from Sex and the City, Ugly Betty, Confessions of a Shopaholic and The Devil Wears Prada, to name just a few.   

"A sports relo buyer or renter is looking for five-star services and a one-stop shop," explains Jafri.  "They expect someone who will not only help them find the perfect piece of real estate, but handle all other aspects of their move, like relocating vehicles, transporting pets, finding furniture – more or less becoming a personal real estate butler. They are busy, their time is limited, and they need to focus on their game. I handle the rest."

Jafri continues, "This benefits property sellers also because I have a way of getting their property in front of the seemingly unreachable."

As a former member of PDE's now-defunct top team, Jafri assisted in garnering $500 million in listings and closed more than 200 transactions in the last year before leaving it.  Most recently as an individual agent in the last year Jafri  has regrouped and is possibly forming his own group within PDE.

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         Kelly Kreth
         Kreth Communications
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         KKreth@KrethCommunications.com

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