Palissimo Real Estate

Mastering the Art of Home

A boutique real estate brand built on integrity, experience and
curiosity through lasting partnerships.

Our Mission

To empower the discerning client in pursuit of their
evolving lifestyle visions through an authentic relationship




We’re not just focused on “deal-making” (though we excel at it);
we’re equally committed to providing white-glove service during our client’s life as their needs and lifestyle evolve. We work discreetly with clients whose identity we have to protect. We are old school in that we strive to be our client’s real estate brokers for life while we innovate along the way.
The real estate process is complex. We listen to the client's needs and wants, then advise, guide and explore options and foresee any possible obstacles that could be costly and time consuming.
We facilitate connections our clients need to fulfill their vision for the properties they envision and own. 
We love to reimagine the boundaries across real estate, lifestyle, design, art and culture, connecting complementary experts with our clients



PALISSIMO Real Estate finds its roots in a unique and personal story. The name stems from our founder's nickname, PALO. Derived from Paulus, meaning small and humble in Slovak, PALO embodies our commitment to authenticity and approachability. Enter '-ISSIMO', the distinct and impactful suffix that transforms PALO into PALISSIMO. '-ISSIMO', which adds a qualifier of 'extremely' or 'remarkably' in Italian, acts as an intensifier, signifying that we are committed to the extraordinary. Combined, PALISSIMO Real Estate emerges as more than just a business name; it's a testament to our dedication to turning the real estate process into something remarkable.




CEO and Founder

In a world where artists becoming designers and entrepreneurs abound, where art and business intersect, Pavel Zuštiak is a man on a mission. Born in the former Czechoslovakia, Pavel's life has been a journey of self-discovery and entrepreneurship, spanning continents and artistic mediums. As a child star on a hit European children's TV show, Pavel's talent and charisma were undeniable. But it was his insatiable curiosity and entrepreneurial spirit that led him to pursue his MBA and then graduate from the prestigious Amsterdam University of the Arts.


Pavel's search for his place in the world took him from the stage to the streets of Amsterdam, and eventually to the bustling metropolis of New York City, where he found his true home. For 25 years, Pavel has been a fixture in the NYC art scene, garnering accolades such as the Guggenheim Fellowship, Princeton Arts Fellowship, Juried Bessie Award, and multiple Princess Grace Foundation-USA awards. But it was in the world of residential real estate that Pavel found his true calling. Pavel’s passion for NYC real estate grew through the process of buying and selling properties in Manhattan, navigating a challenging apartment renovation, serving on the board of directors of a Manhattan co-op and working as a sought-after purchase application specialist for the brokerage community. Pavel has been serving on the StreetEasy Agent Advisory Board for the second consecutive year since its inception. He is the Founder and CEO of PALISSIMO Real Estate.

Combining his passion for design and composition with his entrepreneurial drive, Pavel has become a force to be reckoned with in the NYC real estate market. Assisting other creatives, international entrepreneurs and dignitaries in finding their place and home in the city, Pavel's unique perspective and dedication have earned him a reputation as a trusted advisor and advocate. With a keen eye for detail and a deep understanding of the process, Pavel's approach to real estate is as unique as the clients he serves. In a city of millions, Pavel Zustiak has found his place, and he's helping others do the same.



PALISSIMO Real Estate is dedicated to providing you with exceptional service and unparalleled expertise. Reach out to us today.

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