Frances Katzen

The Katzen Team

Founder

Frances Katzen’s authentic presence radiates throughout every aspect of her life, blending everyday smarts with professional prowess. Her bold transparency disrupts the typical view of a nationally renowned power broker— polishing it with a sharp edge and an elegant touch. Along with The Katzen Team, she is a go-to resource for the latest industry knowledge — providing invaluable market insights that are always delivered with Fran’s inimitable flair. From publishing informative reports about the market, to recording a podcast about the nuances of the real estate industry, Frances brings refreshing clarity to the homebuying process — leveling the field and removing the bull. In 2023, and every year over the past decade, Frances has ranked in Douglas Elliman’s prestigious “Top 10” list — which recognizes highest gross production and transaction volume. As founder and leader of The Katzen Team, she regularly receives industry-wide accolades for successfully negotiating and closing many complex transactions. With over $3 billion in total sales — and annual sales approaching more than $750 million — Frances truly is a force in the New York City real estate market. Frances caters to a sophisticated clientele, many of whom are globally connected throughout Europe, Australia, Asia, and the Middle East — as well as at home in the United States. This amplifies international exposure for her clients — especially given the increasing global demand for luxury properties in New York City. Possessing a photographic memory for real estate data and an expansive rolodex of contacts, Frances places a premium on exceptional service, absolute integrity, and seamless efficiency. Her unique working style continues to attract financiers, celebrities, real estate investors, developers, and the cultural set in New York City. In addition, buyers, and sellers alike benefit from Frances’ honest and straightforward approach to real estate, as much as her creative approach to financial consultation.

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