About Kathy Braddock
MANAGING DIRECTOR – WILLIAM RAVEIS NEW YORK CITY
Kathy Braddock is an entrepreneur in every sense of the word. She delights in the opportunity to bring innovative real estate businesses to life -- particularly ones that fill unanswered needs -- and to helping them achieve market dominance.
As a managing director at William Raveis New York City, the 100th office of William Raveis Real Estate, Mortgage & Insurance (www.raveis.com), the largest family-owned real estate company in the Northeast, she's poised to continue that mission. Along with fellow real estate expert Paul Purcell, also a managing director at the firm, she is introducing New York City to the 40-year-old residential firm's fresh approach to real estate. A 30-year industry veteran with a passion for working closely with brokers, Braddock uses her business acumen to take agents businesses to the next level -- a goal that is easily supported by the William Raveis model.
"We treat our brokers as our customers and as part of our family, giving them all of the support, resources and mentoring they need to be successful entrepreneurs in their own right," notes Braddock. "By nurturing, rewarding and recognizing our agents, we are in turn helping them be their best for the consumer. Buyers, sellers and investors also benefit from the firm's seamless offerings, which include insurance and mortgage arms to simplify the experience as much as possible and provide a one stop shopping experience."
Braddock is no stranger to success. During her venerable career in real estate, she helped form and build some of New York's most distinguished real estate firms. She and Purcell co-founded Rutenberg Realty, which they grew from the ground up, with zero agents, into the sixth-largest residential brokerage in New York City.
Formerly executive managing director, general sales manager for Douglas Elliman (DE), which was New York City's and tri-state New York's largest residential real estate brokerage, she was responsible for the oversight and supervision of the entire residential brokerage division throughout New York City, as well as suburban offices in Connecticut, New Jersey and Long Island. She also oversaw the firm's relocation and corporate services.
Prior to joining DE in 2000, Braddock was a principal at the Intrepid New Yorker, which she founded in 1982. Braddock turned Intrepid New Yorker into New York City's premier destination services company, handling relocation and resettling-in services for individuals and Fortune 100 and 500 corporations. Her extensive understanding of the greater New York region culminated in her co-authoring two books about living in New York and navigating daily life in the area.
She, along with Purcell, founded braddock + purcell in 2002, a Manhattan-based consultancy that operates as a "personal shopper for the consumer," guiding them through the real estate process and matching them with the right agent.
Her wealth of industry knowledge has made Braddock a sought-after source by the media. She is regularly quoted in newspapers, including The New York Times and the New York Post, featured in trade publications such as The Real Deal and Real Estate Weekly, and seen on-air as a guest commentator on NY1 News and Fox News.
Braddock is a New York City native, educated at Hunter and Brearley. She received a Bachelor of Arts degree from Vassar College and is a member of the Real Estate Board of New York.
Feel free to contact Braddock to learn more about growing your career with William Raveis New York City or about buying, selling or investing in New York real estate. You can reach her at firstname.lastname@example.org or at 646.684.4599.