After gaining her BA from Colby College, Melissa thrived in a highly successful, 15 year career in corporate retail buying & strategic planning, first with Saks Fifth Avenue and then Macy’s. It was there she developed her incredible thoroughness, attention to detail, and ability to efficiently and professionally service customer’s needs and desires.
She rose to meet the challenges of raising & schooling children in New York, navigating Co-op apartment boards & school communities, as well as running an entrepreneurial business.
As a passionate foodie and chef, Melissa started her own high end catering firm: “My Friend who Cooks!” to bring a personal touch to special celebrations in some of the most distinguished apartments and townhouses in New York.
Having worked with the most philanthropic and quality obsessed hostesses & families to create generous, happy events, she knows how to listen as well as guide. With honesty, integrity and a positive spirit, she enthusiastically focuses equally on the process of helping a new buyer or selling a valuable family apartment.
As an avid power walker, Melissa frequents the East side esplanade, Central Park, and enjoys exploring neighborhoods all over the city. She particularly loves discovering (and instagramming!) new markets and restaurants.
136 Bishops Lane, Southampton
Completed in 2019 by renowned developer Josh Guberman of Core Development Group, this impeccable estate delivers turnkey Hamptons luxury with sophisticated interiors, expansive grounds, pool, spa, tennis court and more. Enjoy an exquisite eight-bedroom, eight-and-two-half bath main house and a bright three-room pool house in a prime location just minutes from the beach and Southampton Village.
This lavish compound fulfills even the most discerning buyer's wish list with superb craftsmanship and tasteful design. In the primary residence, over 8,000 square feet of sun-splashed living space spread over three levels welcomes indoor-outdoor enjoyment with wide-plank white oak floors, opulent millwork and trim, designer lighting and abundant windows.