Douglas Kampsen

Douglas Kampsen

Licensed Associate Real Estate Broker | Licensed as Douglas V Kampsen


Rising Star Award 2016
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Double major in communications and theatre, with honors, from the University of Minnesota, Moorhead


New York AIDS Walk Team Captain (over 20 years)

Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center's Cycle for Survival (13 years) – raising over $110,000 to fight rare cancers

SATO Project Ambassador (6 years) – rescuing abandoned dogs from Dead Dog Beach in Puerto Rico and getting them to their forever home in NYC
Douglas Kampsen brings contagious enthusiasm and a commitment to white-glove customer service to every client engagement. A New York City resident for over 20 years, he is passionate about the city and is devoted to making each client interaction an exciting and rewarding experience. "I love this city and its wonderful neighborhoods, and it is such an honor to share my knowledge to help my clients achieve their real estate goals," he explains.

Assisting buyers, sellers and investors with a specialty in the West Village, SoHo, Tribeca as well as Dumbo and brownstone Brooklyn, Doug's ability to relate to clients on a deep level was honed during his 10 years at the global executive search firm, Russell Reynolds Associates. An expert in both communication and negotiation, he skillfully guides clients with his extensive market knowledge and unfailing can-do attitude. A full-service agent, he works closely with top-tier real estate attorneys, mortgage bankers, architects, financial advisors and stagers to facilitate all aspects of his clients' needs. No stranger to accolades, Doug received Halstead Property’s Rising Star award, which recognizes a strategic, collaborative team player who lives the values of the firm. However, the accolades that matter most to Doug are those from his clients:

“He's diligent, fastidious, and sensitive to the nuances on each side that could lock in a deal or jeopardize a sale. I'm convinced if not for him, our apartment might still be on the market.”

“Doug is such a pleasure to work with. Throughout, he was professional, he was in constant communication...”

“He really took care of us, had great resources and went above and beyond to get our apartments sold! He guided us through the complex process expertly. Doug is very ethical, honest and just a great person!”

“Not only is he smart and knowledgeable about the market and inventory, he is a great a guy.”

Doug resides in the West Village with his husband Shuki and rescue dogs Scout and Archie. He is passionate about giving back to his NYC community — as he was in his hometown of Sauk Centre, Minnesota — and continually supports and volunteers with many charities and nonprofits.

Client satisfaction is, after all, my ultimate goal

BUYER AND SELLER - After using Doug to sell an apartment in 2017, we sat on the money for 2 years and waited to buy something new. The Compass app is phenomenal and we were able to screen well over a hundred units around the city before seeing 30+ open houses. Nearing the end of our search, having exhausted everything on the market Doug suggested we look at one more unit which we thought was a dream but out of our range. He assembled the financials and showed us a path forwards. Not a day has passed since that we don't look around the apartment and feel excitement and pride of ownership. Doug's been a great partner to us, he's honest and trustworthy, informed, engaged and thoughtful in how he serves his clients. We'd give him the highest recommendation possible.


SELLER - Doug Kampsen is passionate about making the whole process of selling or buying a home work for all parties. He's deeply experienced, attentive to details, cares about people and wants to serve clients above and beyond. He's a clear and frequent communicator and is on top of all aspects of the deal as it unfolds. He will look out for your interests and he's a delight every step of the way. I love him and I'm so happy he's making such success of his real estate career--not just for himself but for his clients. He sold my home as Covid was just beginning in a very difficult market and we got the full value-- was not an easy goal but we did it together. He also has a great team and colleagues.