Richard was born and raised in Florence, Italy. After completing his school years, he moved to the US, graduating from Swarthmore College in 2003. He pursued his passion for Medieval Studies with a masterís degree at the University of Toronto. Following up on his artistic interests, he further obtained a masterís in Museum Studies from New York University.
A very dynamic and sociable personality, Richard decided to complement his academic path with a more entrepreneurial activity. Therefore, while volunteering for five years on the production of an important collection catalogue at the Metropolitan Museum of Art (published in October 2010), he started his own real estate company, Tayar Real Estate Enterprises, which specialized in the purchase, renovation and sale of apartments in Manhattan. This experience allowed him to exponentially grow his expertise in the mechanisms of the New York real estate world, as well as develop a keen aesthetic and architectural knowledge, already influenced by the surroundings he grew up in during his childhood in Italy.
Richard recently decided to put his business experience to good use by becoming a point of reference for Italian investors interested in purchasing real estate in New York. Working with Italian lawyers, accountants and architects, he provides a full service package that makes his clients feel more comfortable throughout the acquisition process. A very detail-oriented person, he quickly understands their target purchase and is able to provide the best solutions to their needs, with no waste of time. Whether domestic or international, he knows what clients expect of their broker and analyzes every aspect of each property with them, ultimately directing them towards their ideal purchase.
A resident of the Upper East side and a frequent traveler to Italy, Richard joins Keller Williams with the excitement of expanding the relationship between buyers and sellers in both countries, utilizing his ever-growing network of American and Italian clients. To this end, as he was already doing with his own company, Richard is thrilled to list luxury properties from the most beautiful Italian locations with Keller Williams, catered to the American clientele. With Tuscany, Umbria and Rome as his primary focus, he will be happy to help customers locate the house of their dreams in any part of the country. Commercial and office spaces are also available.