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About Us

The Katzen Team is comprised of:

Matthew Amico
Peter Burval
Karen Davidson
Kelsey Martin
Amanda Paul
Lisa Reneau
Lancelot Watson-Taffe
Maggie Zaharoiu
Su-en Wong
Eben MacNeille

The members of the Katzen Team arenot simply brokering transactions, but serving as advisers for one of thelargest asset classes in the world. Given real estate often is the singlelargest exposure in our clients' asset portfolios, and where they raise theirfamilies, we understand that real estate dealings are extremely personal andoften emotional. Our goal is to bring an expertise, diligence and sensitivitythat is commensurate with the importance of real estate to our clients,eliminating the stress and unknown in order to elevate the experience ofproperty acquisition.

Led by Frances Katzen, the KatzenTeam has made Douglas Elliman's prestigious "Top 10 List" of mostproductive agents in New York City for almost a decade running. The Team alsoranks in the top 1% of all agents nationwide. Comprised of an elite,professional, and dynamic group of brokers who specialize in domestic andinternational real estate, the Katzen Team serves a sophisticated clientelewith an expertise in creative marketing, positioning, and keen negotiatingtactics. While we apply a customized approach to our business, in all cases weunderstand the importance of discretion, efficiency, and premium service.

Negotiating the best price andfinding properties that perfectly meet the needs of our clients has beenthe staple of our success. However, Frances also has the highest commitment toopenness, integrity, and honesty, which is shared by every member of her Team.It is not enough to simply produce at a high level; every broker on the KatzenTeam must be committed to the highest level of professionalism and ethicalstandards.

Every member of the Katzen Team hasa sharp and detailed memory for real estate trends, building and neighborhoodhistories, sales comparable, and pricing data. While we understand that everyproperty is different and must be approached as such, a deep understanding ofthe market from both a current and historical perspective is critical indeveloping the right transactional strategy. Often we can see through thecomplexities and stress of the situation, and focus our clients on the criticalpros, cons, and potential of any property.

Our clients often take comfort inour transparency and guidance through every step of the process. This takes the"unknown “out of a process with which many people are unfamiliar. As such,we not only tell our clients what we recommend, but make sure they understandour rationale. We also assist in every aspect of the transaction, fromrecommending and liaising with legal representation and mortgage providers, tosetting up any staging or contracting needs that might improve the sale.

For sellers, we work with clients todevelop creative and modern marketing strategies that accentuate the highlightsof the property. This not only ensures maximum exposure, but targets the righttype of well qualified buyers. As a result, the Team has earned a reputationare-positioning agents that get the job done, often on properties where otheragents have not.

For buyers, we really listen to theclient and focus on what is important them. This goes well beyond basics likesize, neighborhood, and price. In addition, a property is not always what itmay seem. Thus, we are very diligent in making sure potential property is fullyvetted, and the client knows the pros and cons of the unit both now and downthe road.

We truly view our clientrelationships as long term commitments. We believe this is built on honesty,hard work, premium service, and superior results. Through this philosophy weaveearned the trust of our clients, and their repeat business and recommendationsare as high a compliments a broker can receive.


Frances Katzen

Frances Katzen

Licensed Associate Real Estate Broker

575 Madison Ave Third Floor

New York, NY 10022

Office: 212.350.8575

Mobile: 917.705.1864





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