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Issue 39, Sep 2012

Led by Frances Katzen, an executive vice president at Prudential Douglas Elliman, the Katzen Group is comprised of an elite group of brokers who specialize in domestic and international real estate. The team expertly serves a sophisticated clientele worldwide and possesses a sharp, detailed memory for real estate data which spans the globe.

While she began her real estate career just five years ago, Frances averages over 100 transactions per year, ranking her in the top 1% of real estate agents in the county. This feat has earned her the loyalties of financiers, celebrities, real estate investors, developers, high-tech venture capitalists, as well as the art culture of New York City. Frances fully appreciates her discerning clients’ desire for premium discretion and executes deals with a high level of knowledge and efficiency, and much of her business is referral based as a result. Her innate focus, creativity and determination drive her to excel at what she does.

From preparing floor plans and staging apartments, to producing high quality photography and developing outstanding print and online materials, Frances offers a creative and comprehensive marketing campaign that fulfills her clients’ real estate needs from start to finish. She publishes a monthly online newsletter, the Katzen Report (, which serves as a critical resource for the latest real estate trends and market data, as well as a showcase of spectacular homes. The Katzen Group is also fluent in French, Spanish, Hebrew and Italian to better serve their diverse clientele.

Born in South Africa and raised in Sydney, Australia, Frances came to New York at age 15 to study at the School of American Ballet, then went on to dance professionally for 14 years with the 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 dedication and hard work, coupled with her passion for New York City and ease at building solid relationships, brought to fruition her next rewarding career as a residential sales specialist.

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