Karen's professional real estate journey began at Museum Tower Condominium atop the Museum of Modern Art. After selling the crown jewel penthouse for what was at the time (1984) an unprecedented $4.2MM, she worked in the residential resale side of the business for 11 thriving years. After a stint in commercial banking and real estate management, she was recruited as one of three principal selling agents at the prestigious 15 Central Park West, a Zeckendorf development project designed by architect Robert A. M. Stern. Touted by "Vanity Fair" in September 2008 as "the world's most expensive building", Karen and her two colleagues sold 201 units in 18 months for just under $2B. Following that success, Karen was asked to take over as Director of Sales at Apple Bank Condominium (2112 Broadway), a Brown Harris Stevens, LLC sales and marketing project, sponsored by the Stahl Organization. Record prices per square foot were realized at the conclusion of the project in early 2008.
Karen's keen insight into the Manhattan market is complemented by her impeccable standards of integrity, competence and professionalism, as well as her expertise and credibility within her industry. She is just as distinguished and inspired by her passion for and knowledge of Italy, where she has an extensive network of connections. Having studied in Florence as well as New York, Karen is conversant in Italian.
A longtime New Yorker and Upper East Side resident, Karen holds a B.S. degree from the University of Cincinnati. She also studied at New York University, as well as the Columbia Business School. With her years of experience and success, Karen prides herself in making the emotional process of buying or selling a home stress free. She will be happy to supply you with the most up to date market information and provide the confidentiality and integrity you'd expect from a professional.