New York City Real Estate Broker Hits Half Billion Dollar Mark in Property Sales

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Jacky Teplitzky, a top residential real estate broker, has sold more more than $500,000,000 in Manhattan real estate. She was also promoted to managing director at Prudential Douglas Elliman, New York City's leading real estate brokerage firm.

2008 starts off strong for Jacky Teplitzky, who today further solidified her standing as one of the city's elite residential real estate brokers by announcing two major professional milestones: she was promoted to managing director at Prudential Douglas Elliman, New York's premier residential real estate firm, and has sold more than half a billion dollars in Manhattan properties.

"It's an amazing dual achievement and a testament to her abilities as one of Manhattan's power brokers," says Dorothy "Dottie" Herman, president and chief executive officer, Prudential Douglas Elliman. "Jacky is a role model for others in the industry. She is a consummate professional."

A luxury real estate specialist, Ms. Teplitzky acknowledges that her exceptional accomplishments are not hers alone. "Being promoted to managing director and hitting the $500,000,000 sales mark would have been impossible to achieve if it were not for the members of my team," notes Ms. Teplitzky, who is the leader of the Jacky Teplitzky team, a group of licensed real estate professionals. "We are unwilling to rest on our laurels. That is underscored in our output -- 2007 was an outstanding year despite all the negative news about the housing market. And we expect 2008 to be even better."

Highpoints of the past year for Ms. Teplitzky and her team were selling two apartments to foreign buyers for a combined amount of $30 million in the Time-Warner Center and selling multiple apartments in The Pierre, the luxury hotel/residence located on Fifth Avenue, on behalf of the owners.

Ms. Teplitzky's insight is often sought by the media. She has appeared in many prestigious publications, including numerous placements in The New York Times, and is a regular guest on "Open House NYC," the WNBC-TV real estate program. A New York State- approved real estate instructor, she is a member of the prestigious Real Estate Board of New York's Residential Education Committee. Ms. Teplitzky is a lecturer at New York University where she teaches "Effective Marketing Techniques in Real Estate Brokerage" to fellow real estate professionals.

A Horatio Alger Story
Ms. Teplitzky entered real estate after a successful career as a managing director of a wholesale tourism company. "I hit the proverbial glass ceiling in my travel career and was looking for new challenges," she said. The real estate bug bit Ms. Teplitzky after she and her husband went apartment hunting in Manhattan. "Our search opened my eyes to this wonderful, exciting profession," she remembers. "I've never looked back." The beginning was difficult because she did not have a network of contacts on which to build her business. "My husband then lost his job, I had a baby, and no money was coming in. Those early days were not encouraging, to say the least. There were a lot of sleepless nights." She persevered and relied on her natural intelligence and business acumen as the foundation for her professional success in a brand new field. "I also relied on my training as a sergeant in the Israeli army, where failure is not an option," she says.

Ms. Teplitzky began her real estate career at MLB Kaye, where she was the "Rookie of the Year." She joined The Corcoran Group and soon was a "Top 25" broker, a prestigious ranking within the firm. At Prudential Douglas Elliman, she is a consistent top ten producer regardless of market vagaries.

Born in Chile and raised in Israel, Ms. Teplitzky, who immigrated to New York in 1989 after living in Europe and the Middle East, speaks Spanish, English and Hebrew. Her clients include buyers, sellers and investors from New York, the rest of the country and overseas.

For more information on Ms. Teplitzky and the Jacky Teplitzky team, visit

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