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Real (Estate) Talk with an Industry Powerhouse

  • Douglas Elliman 575 Madison Avenue, 3rd Floor New York, NY, 10022 United States (map)

Every savvy city woman consistently questions, “Where am I going to live?” “Will I ever be able to afford my own place?” “Is it actually possible to buy in Manhattan and when?” Whether aiming to rent or buy, Frances Katzen, who leads a top-10 team at Douglas Elliman, the #1 brokerage firm in New York, has a breadth of expertise to share about finding, securing, and maintaining the perfect abode. She will also touch upon the growth of her career into a real estate powerhouse. 


$10 for members / $15 for non-members

Frances Katzen, the founder and leader of the Katzen Team, frequently receives industry-wide accolades for successfully negotiating and completing complicated deals. Frances consistently has made Douglas Elliman's prestigious top 10 list for highest grossing production in both sales volume and total transactions for the last decade. With well over $1.5 billion in total sales and consistently selling in excess of $150 million annually, Frances is a true powerhouse in the New York City real estate market. Frances Katzen serves a sophisticated and international clientele, with contacts in the US, Europe, Australia and the Middle East.

Born in South Africa and raised in Sydney, Australia, she came to New York at the age of 15 to study at the School of American Ballet and went on to dance professionally for 14 years with American Ballet Theater, the Miami City Ballet, and as a soloist with the Suzanne Farrell Ballet at the Kennedy Center in Washington D.C. Her creative, demanding, and competitive background has contributed to her ability to build a full service brokerage business in one of the most fast-paced and intense industries in the world. Frances is widely recognized around the globe as a real estate expert and I commonly sought out for her insight and invaluable proficiency by leading media outlets, including CNBC, CNN, FOX Business, CBS News, The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, Robb Report, Financial Times, The Real Dealand more. 

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