Bahar Tavakolian is a Senior Vice President at the luxury brokerage firm Stribling & Associates in New York. After moving from place to place, she settled in New York at the age of 16. She studied for many years and received a Doctor of Philosophy in the fascinating field of materials science & engineering, where she focused on assemblages of atoms and molecules and crystal structures at the microscopic level. She embarked on a career in aerospace and then made a turn to biotechnolgy before deciding it was time for Act II. She moved to New York, made a 180-degree turn away from the “micro” world of materials science to the “macro” and incredibly exciting world of Manhattan real estate. She has been quoted in the New York Times, the International Herald Tribune, Promenade, and Luxury Properties (China), among other publications, and has appeared on Bloomberg TV and radio discussing the state of Manhattan's residential real estate market. Bahar has exceptional international experience and is fluent in a couple of languages, in addition to English.