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About Us

The Katzen Team is comprised of:

Lance Taffe

Peter Burval

Lisa Reneau

Matt Amico

Karen Davidson

Kelsey Martin

The members of the Katzen Team are not simply brokering transactions, but serving as advisers for one of the largest asset classes inthe world. Given real estate often is the single largest exposure in our clients' asset portfolios, and where they raise their families, we understand that real estate dealings are extremely personal and often emotional.  Our goal is to bring an expertise, diligence,and sensitivity that is commensurate with the importance of real estate to our clients, eliminating the stress and unknown in order to elevate the experience of property acquisition.

Led by Frances Katzen, the Katzen Team has made Douglas Elliman's prestigious "Top 10 List" of most productive agents in New York City for almost a decade running. The Team also ranks in the top 1% of all agents nationwide. Comprised of an elite, professional,and dynamic group of brokers who specialize in domesticand international real estate, the Katzen Team serves a sophisticated clientele with an expertise in creative marketing, positioning, and keen negotiating tactics.  While we apply a customized approach to our business, in all cases we understand the importance ofdiscretion, efficiency, and premium service.

Negotiating the best price and finding properties that perfectly meet the needs of our clients has been the staple of our success.However, Frances also has the highest commitment to openness, integrity, andhonesty, which is shared by every member of her Team. It is not enough tosimply produce at a high level; every broker on the Katzen Team must becommitted to the highest level of professionalism and ethical standards.

Every member of the Katzen Team has a sharp and detailed memory for real estate trends, building and neighborhood histories, sales comparables, and pricing data. While we understand that every property is different and must be approached as such, a deep understanding of the market from both a current and historical perspective is critical in developing the right transactional strategy. Often we can see through the complexities andstress of the situation, and focus our clients on the critical pros, cons, and potential of any property.

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

For sellers, we work with clients to develop creative and modern marketing strategies that accentuate the highlights of the property.  This not only ensures maximum exposure, but targets the right type of well qualified buyers.  As a result, the Team has earned a reputation as re-positioning agents that get the job done, often on properties where other agents have not.

For buyers, we really listen to the client and focus on what is important them.  This goes well beyond basics like size, neighborhood, and price.  In addition, a property is not always what it may seem.  Thus, we are very diligent in making sure a potential property is fully vetted, and the client knows the pros and cons of the unit both now and down the road.

We truly view our client relationships as long term commitments.  We believe this is built on honesty, hard work, premium service, and superior results. Through this philosophy we have earned the trust of our clients, and their repeat business and recommendations are as high a compliment as a broker can receive.

 

THE KATZEN  TEAM

THE KATZEN TEAM

At Douglas Elliman Real Estate


485 Madison Ave

New York, NY 10022

Office: 212.350.8575

Mobile: 917.705.1864

 

 

 

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