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Themembers of the KatzenTeam are not simply brokering transactions, but serving as advisers forone of the largest asset classes in the world. Given real estate often isthe single largest exposure in our clients' assetportfolios, and where theyraise their families, we understand that real estatedealings are extremelypersonal and often emotional. Our goal is to bring anexpertise, diligence andsensitivity that is commensurate with the importance ofreal estate to ourclients, eliminating the stress and unknown in order toelevate the experienceof property acquisition. 

Led by Frances Katzen, the Katzen Team has made Douglas Elliman'sprestigious "Top 10 List" of most productive agents in New YorkCity foralmost a decade running. The team has successfully closed over $2.5billion intotal sales and has consistently exceeded $250 million in annualsalesvolume. Negotiating the best price and finding properties thatperfectlymeet 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 to simplyproduceat a high level; every broker on the Katzen Team must be committed tothehighest level of professionalism and ethical standards. 

Every member of the Katzen Team has a sharpand detailed memory for real estate trends,building andneighborhoodhistories, sales comparable, and pricing data. While we understandthat everyproperty is different and must be approached as such,a deepunderstanding ofthe market from both a current and historical perspective iscritical indeveloping the right transactional strategy. Often we can seethrough thecomplexities and stress of the situation, and focus our clients onthe criticalpros, cons, and potentials of any property. 

Our clients often take comfort in our transparency and guidance througheverystep of the process. This takes the “unknown” out of a process with whichmanypeople are unfamiliar. As such, we not only tell our clients whatwerecommend,but make sure they understand our rationale. We also assist ineveryaspect of the transaction, from recommending and liaising withlegalrepresentation and mortgage providers, to setting up any staging orcontractingneeds that might improve the sale. 

For sellers, we work with clients to develop creative and modernmarketingstrategies that accentuate the highlights of their property. This notonlyensures maximum exposure, but targets the right type of wellqualifiedbuyers.As a result, the Team has earned a reputation of positioningagents thatget the job done, often on properties where other agents havenot. 

For buyers, we really listen to the client and focus on what isimportantthem.This goes well beyond basics like size, neighborhood, and price.Inaddition, a property is not always what it may seem. Thus, we are verydiligentin making sure the potential property is fully vetted, and the clientknows thepros and cons of the unit both now and down the road. 

We truly view our client relationships as long term commitments. We believethisis built on honesty, hard work, premium service, and superiorresults.Throughthis philosophy, we have earned the trust of our clients. Theirrepeat businessand recommendation is as high of a compliment a broker canreceive.


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  •       527 West 27th Street
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Frances Katzen

Frances Katzen

Licensed Associate Real Estate Broker

575 Madison Ave

New York, NY 10022

Office: 212.350.8575

Mobile: 917.705.1864



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