Kim Hovey

Kim Hovey

Licensed Associate Real Estate Broker | Licensed as Kim D. Hovey
About Kim
As former President and CEO of the Mrs. Condie Lamb Agency, a niche real estate firm in East Hampton Village, Kim joins Compass after the sale of her company in 2016. She was responsible for the firm’s success since 1994.

Kim is well respected by her peers and has a loyal client following with extensive referral business in the Hamptons. She brings with her 30 years of development experience as both a principal and consultant for commercial, residential, and multi-use properties in East Hampton and New York City. Her knowledge of construction as well as building and zoning laws aids both buyers and sellers in assessing the true market potential of any property, whether for investment or personal use.

A skilled negotiator, career highlights include brokering the Carl Icahn oceanfront purchase on Nichols Lane, the sale of 20 acres of property off Davids Lane that is now Sarah’s Way, represented the Village of East Hampton on the sale of two commercial properties located at 2 and 27 Main Street, the Shulman purchase at 89 Lily Pond Lane, and the oceanfront sale of 6 acres at 52 Further Lane.

A few notable investments as an owner are a commercial property at 9 North Main Street, a 7200 sf income producing property at 27 Jones Road off Lily Pond Lane that Kim built, 7 Marion Lane, and 150 Willow Street in Brooklyn Heights, a four family brownstone as a residential rental.

Prior to her real estate career as a broker, Kim was an assistant professor at the University of Stony Brook. A magna cum laude graduate of Southern Connecticut State University, Kim ho a master of science degree from Springfield College. She also has a strong sense of community as treasurer and president of the Ross School Parents Association and founder and president of the Hands Creek Farm POA. Currently Kim is a member of the LVIS, whose mission is to maintain and preserve the historic landmarks, ponds, and parks in the Village of East Hampton. She also belongs to the Presidents Club at Colgate University.

Client Testimonials

"Kim has been a lifelong realtor of ours - there is none better or more market savvy in the Hamptons than she. She thinks like an investor and can help to identify your dream property. She can also help you to sell your home and maximize value. Her partner Chris is also excellent. He was creative in staging, spent many hours moving things around with me to present my home in its best light. He bought many items and decorated using our existing furniture and accessories. Also customers love his personality!!! I can highly recommend Kim and Chris to any buyer or seller. We have wholeheartedly recommended them to numerous friends over the years - you can't go wrong!" - Maggie Cassidy.


"Chris is absolutely fantastic. He guided me through buying my first home, and I am so happy with my home and grateful for his guidance and insights. Chris is extremely knowledgeable about the market, organized and thoughtful. He is a pleasure to work with and will help you find your perfect home." - Michelle Garcia


"We first met Kim in 2005 when we bought our home in East Hampton. She showed us the home that we contacted her about and several comparable homes. She is extremely knowledgeable about the Hamptons market and very organized. We now are selling our home and confidently chose Kim and Chris. They take care of all the details and are a pleasure to work with. Whether buying or selling we highly recommend the Hovey Ritchey Team. " - Robert Cohen.


"Kim Hovey is an experienced, hardworking, knowledgeable and hands on real estate agent that we have used for many years because of her great abilities. She makes tough deals work and is always available to facilitate the deal from the first offer through to making sure the house is ready to close. I highly recommend her and her work partner, Christopher Ritchey. Together they make a strong and powerful team that everyone should want on their side. . " - John Serpico.

Kim Hovey’s Listings

Listed By Compass
Contract Signed
Restricted Address

East Hampton, NY 11937

$3,495,000
3 BD
3 BA
1,800 SF
Listed By Compass
Contract Signed
10 Fithian Lane

East Hampton, NY 11937

$1,795,000
3 BD
3 BA
1,880 SF
Listed By Compass
Contract Signed
30 Briarcroft Drive

East Hampton, NY 11937

$595,000
0.95 AC