The Cultured Class
Cleo Vauban and Emory Stewart bring a unique perspective to real estate by being ultra savvy when it comes to presentation, marketing, branding, social media, and other cutting edge channels. As a team, they collaborate with superior international design houses, creative communication specialists, lifestyle experts and others on an expansive and diverse portfolio of ultra luxury projects, bringing elegance and confidence from conception to completion.
Heading the team’s West Coast Division, Cleo complements Emory’s creative vision with a wealth of expertise in commercial and residential sales. She’s recently embarked on new development sales in the ultra trendy Downtown Los Angeles, an area whose growth and development she is passionate about, currently representing residences at the largest mixed use new development on the west coast, with three residential towers and a hotel.
Cleo and Emory have been friends for over 6 years, becoming as close as siblings, and when Cleo decided to move to Los Angeles, their professional relationship began. Her keen eye along with her natural ability in assessing the needs of her clients have helped her succeed in the industry. Cleo strongly believes in a 360-degree approach to her business and client’s care; along with her career in resale and new development sales, she has a highly developed skill for helping her clients renovate, decorate and manage their homes through property renovation and management.
Her experience and social attitude, combined with her fashion forward lifestyle, allow her to fit right into the culture of the west coast, where she focuses on her passions not just for real estate but for interior design as well. Cleo also has a love for travel, which has brought her to numerous countries across the globe such as Indonesia, Greece, South America, France, and Japan, where she and Emory traveled together. She also invested in the hip new restaurant Verlaine, which is located in West Hollywood.
Her international and local clients can look to and trust her for their vast ranging real estate needs which span not only the country but the globe. Cleo is fluent in both French and Japanese and attributes her strong understanding of global cultures to her extensive travels. Cleo is also heavily active in charity work, volunteering her time to Children’s Rights, where she is on the hosting committee.
Having walked prestigious red carpets, created campaigns for world renowned brands, and soon to star on television, Emory Stewart has a unique outlook on New York City culture. As the founder and creative director of the partnership, Emory recognized the need to offer a real estate experience that better appealed to consumers’ fashion and artistic senses, rather than the more traditional approaches of real estate, which merely evoke vanilla, suit and tie connotations. Entering New York City real estate with this approach, Emory has enjoyed fast success in the business, acquiring over $15 million in exclusive listings and $4 million in closings his first few months. He has gone on to excel even further, forming the bicoastal team with offices in Beverly Hills in California as well as Greenwich Village in New York City, where he handles the entire East Coast division.
He pays extreme attention to client confidentiality, preferences, lifestyle, budget, career and expectations to ensure that their home and neighborhood perfectly accommodate their needs. His excellent work ethic, negotiation skills and creative problem solving all marry seamlessly, making him an invaluable asset in deal execution.
Prior to real estate, Emory devoted several years as a Creative Director at an innovative collective that he founded. He is artistically gifted, and using this experience he utilizes his vision to deliver results at the intersection of art, innovation, and real estate. By offering unparalleled knowledge of creative marketing, design, architecture and development, Emory is able to offer invaluable insight to the most prestigious of clients. Emory’s influences and inspirations span the works of Peter Marino, Damien Hirst, Zaha Hadid, Ian Schrager, and Daniel Arsham, all the way down to the minimalistic visual cues derived from exotic palm leaves and cathedral artistry. With this inspiration always in mind, Emory is able to deliver a creative and artistically tuned experience for the audience or prospective buyer that is unlike that of any other agent in New York.
Emory’s appreciation for art and creativity doesn’t stop at visual cues, he also spends time indulging in the experiences offered by stylish establishments throughout New York, Miami, and Los Angeles. Frequenting trendy restaurants and upscale places, like Soho House, Eleven Madison Park, Socialista, The Nice Guy and Le Coucou, enables Emory to expand upon his vast network of high profile friends, which includes notable celebrities, super models and fellow creatives. He has also walked some of the most prestigious red carpets including the MTV Video Music Awards, New Now Next Logo TV Awards, Mercedes Benz Fashion Week, and Cannes Film Festival, Art Basel, as well as been involved in numerous charitable events, including AmFAR and Bionic Yarn.
When not working to re-imagine New York City real estate in his own fabulous vision, Emory loves curating, often collaborating with world renowned artist friends and brands on art shows, travel experiences, as well as throwing and hosting lavish dinner parties. He also enjoys attending movie premieres, star studded events, and spending time away from New York in Los Angeles, Miami, and Europe.
With years of success, powerful connections and incomparable creativity, Cleo Vauban and Emory Stewart expect to continue to satisfy the discerning needs of a prominent clientele on both coasts of the United States. As a team, they are licensed in New York, Florida, and California. With locations in Manhattan and Beverly Hills, and a very distinctive flair, this dynamic partnership takes luxury real estate services to a new prestigious level in New York and California; setting themselves apart by offering exceptional and unparalleled customized service for every unique client.