"Janina was from the start very attentive. She is responsive and caters to what you need, wherever you are in the process. I was initially looking to buy somewhere in NYC but wasn't exactly sure yet- Janina showed me a variety of places that matched what I needed, even though that criteria changed over time. She knew that I was interested in a particular building to buy in and kept an eye on it, updating me if there were any open units and if so, promptly scheduling appointments for me to see the home. I'm currently in contract on a home that Janina helped me find and she's been great with the process. She updates me with all the necessary documents and contacts the right people to get things done as soon as possible. It's been a treat working with her. Another thing to mention is that Janina is friendly-and not in the weird real estate I need to be friends with my client to get their business sort of manner, but in a genuine kind of way. She's been fantastic to work with so far." - Shelly H..
"Janina was a joy to work within every aspect. I don’t think anyone could do better when in need of a realtor. A++ 1. Friendly and very personable. 2. Professional and organized. 3. Quick communication and responses. 4. Thorough job throughout the entire listing to the sale process. If you want a stressful experience made as smooth as possible I could not recommend more." - Manuel R.
"Janina was a pleasure to work with and was consistently and immediately responsive. Her local knowledge and ability to get us through a long process was valued. Her success was remarkable as it was during a global pandemic." - Carol C.
"Janina is our buying agent who helped us buy our first home in New York City. She is a Staten Island local and loves the area. She has also been living in different places around the world, so she understands people from different perspectives. Janina helped us to negotiate the price to meet our expectations. She also coordinated with the seller to expedite the closing process to meet our move-in schedule." - Yvonne Z.
Janina McCormack brings a wealth of experience to her role as a successful real estate agent at Compass.
Janina is a member of the Victoria Shtainer Team, one of the most successful and creative real estate teams in New York City. With knowledge of new development, design, and market conditions, the veteran team has proven expertise in helping their clients purchase and sell condos and coops throughout the city.
Before joining Compass, Janina worked in museums and was an accomplished artist. Her arts and historic preservation background, open attitude, and sales experience give her a creative edge in partnering families or individuals with each listing. She is a trained painter and received her MFA at Poland's Academy of Fine Arts. She has exhibited in New York, Spain, Germany, France, and Poland and won a prestigious Pollock-Krasner fellowship.
Janina is a native New Yorker. Janina and her family have substantial real estate and architecture roots that go back many generations. Her great-great-grandfather was architect Ulrich Huberty, who was responsible for the designs of many of Brooklyn's notable landmarks, including the Prospect Park Boathouse and The Hotel Bossert in Prospect Heights. Her father was an architect who built and designed private modernist residences in Montauk.
Janina currently serves as the Vice President of her building's board and knows first-hand the details of working with a co-op. A proud mother of twin toddler boys, she loves spending her free time with her family.