Milla May

Milla May

Licensed Real Estate Salesperson | Licensed as Camilla Slertman
About Milla
Milla, simply put, is a rare talent.

Within months of starting her real estate career she was already working with MTV and inking high-profile deals for Project Runway creating her own unique niche by thriving across the borders of residential, commercial and “venue” real estate.

Milla leveraged her unique eye for extraordinary spaces, honed by a decade of experience as a fashion photographer published and exhibited around the world, to cultivate a client list that is a veritable who’s who of the fashion and entertainment worlds with names like Vogue, W Magazine, The New York Times, Hugo Boss, La Perla and many others. She collaborated with the most influential members of the global fashion community, who value loyalty, discretion, attentiveness and an instinctive understanding of aesthetics and design above all else. Milla’s brand of professionalism, including sterling client service skills, is beyond compare and she brings a fresh view, firm determination and captivating energy to the world of real estate.

Raised around the globe instilled a deeply cultured view of the world in Milla at an early age. Fluent in four languages, each experience and new role along the way, have had a profound effect on her approach to real estate, from sophisticated sales, marketing, and managerial skills to clear communication, attentive service, an instinctive understanding of style, space and design, and the non-negotiable premium that she places on discretion, honesty and loyalty.

She was also contracted by The Waldorf Astoria hotel in New York to directly serve an international array of world leaders, CEOs and celebrities developing new business - an experience that sharpened her ability to consistently identify and satisfy the needs of even the most particular clients.

But professionalism and dedication alone don’t tell the whole story. What sets Milla apart more than anything else is her attitude – a bracing combination of knowledge, charm, style, intelligence and sophistication - and as anyone who has worked with her can tell you; Milla is fiercely committed to seeking out and securing spaces that excite, delight and inspire. Because facilitating a transaction doesn't just mean putting a roof over your head; it means finding a space that over delivers in every way. As a townhouse expert, condo board president for 10 years and homeowner in New York and Paris, Milla has comprehensive knowledge of the unique challenges presented by both the New York and EU real estate landscape.


"My husband and I are proud homeowners of our dream home thanks to Milla. Buying a home, let alone your first, is stressful and not for the weary. It is time consuming, emotionally demanding and a game changing financial decision.

We have lived in the city for a decade and have lived in many of its neighborhoods (Hells Kitchen, Tribeca, soho, west village, east village and Brooklyn). Many were exceptional spaces and neighborhoods so we set the bar high. We knew we wanted to buy and scoured Upper Manhattan for over a year. Through that process we saw some great properties but also dealt with some conniving, deceitful and seedy individuals. My husband and I were very proactive buyers - we knew all of the inventory cold, would walk the streets at different times of day and even met the neighbors. We initially dealt with a handful of different brokers, which made me question the value add of brokers and tarnished the joy of the process. Milla was different.

First and foremost, she is trustworthy, honest and intrinsically a good person. She puts the client ahead of her own ambitions and becomes a genuine steadfast partner in the process. Instead of pushing product, she actually listens to your needs/ desires but also provides relevant perspective to the process given her experience and handle on the market. She humanizes the process and makes it fun.

Second, she is realistic, knowledgeable and well networked. Our criteria naturally evolved over time and her guidance was valuable throughout. She listened to us deliberate and weighed in as needed. She helped pair us with responsible and reputable third parties (counsel, inspectors, etc) after getting taken advantage of by others before she was engaged.

Third, she is incredibly responsive and proactive. While we had command of the properties available, she knew them a step deeper and also had a sense for what was potentially available off market. She canvassed the neighborhood to help broker transactions with possible sellers, which is how we ultimately closed on our current property.

Four, Milla is patient. We must have seen well over 100 properties. Enough said.

These only begin to contextualize our experience with Milla. These are all qualities you want in a broker, especially when the stakes run so high. We would highly recommend her to anyone. We gained a home as well as a friend and feel grateful."

-Nina D

"Professional, hard-working, honest, and fun are the words that come to mind when I think of Milla. I first met Milla while looking for investment properties in NYC. She showed us several viable options, but we changed our minds and ended up not buying. Months later, I asked her to show us townhouse from Harlem to Brooklyn. She spent countless hours researching and showing us homes that met our needs. We still did not buy but instead decided to leave NYC. Milla never complained, never gave up, and always had a smile on her face. So, when the time came to sell our Tribeca loft where we had lived for 16+ years, had gotten married, raised our daughter, and nurtured my terminally ill mother, I turned to Milla. She analyzed the market, helped us price our home right, and created unique and stunning marketing materials. The first day on the market Milla found our buyer and we closed weeks later. I highly recommend Milla and am lucky to call her friend."

- Janet C.

"Milla sold my East Harlem penthouse condo for me under very difficult and complicated circumstances.

I was extremely impressed with her expertise, patience and the way she managed all different entities that were involved in the process. She has great people skills, impressive knowledge of real estate and she is fun to be around.

She showed up with a very professional team who took stellar photographs of the unit and in the end we sold the apartment for above asking price Given the location of the place and in comparison with other units similar to mine, she pulled off a minor miracle.

I trust her 100% and will use her as my broker for the rest of my life! She navigated the sale very skillfully and also helped my husband and I find a new apartment to live in - all in all Milla has served as my broker three times already and I will continue to use her."

- Maria H.

"In a short span of 3 months I sold my condo and purchased a townhouse, thanks to Milla, my broker for both transactions! Milla is definitely a broker you can count on to get your job done in a timely manner with the least amount of stress. Milla is pro active, easy to work with, has vast knowledge about New York City’s real estate market, and is a skilled negotiator, with a true passion for achieving her clients goals. She works with great tenacity around the clock, always making herself available to show a space, meet with you, and quickly responds to phone calls, text messages and emails. Even when she was out of the country on vacation! Her professional work ethic is stellar, as is her high level of experience, and her trustworthy advice. She goes the extra mile, above and beyond to make one feel comfortable, and even cared to connect me with reputable architects and contractors to work on my new home. I’m extremely grateful for the smooth sailing experience I had with Milla and her continued support even after my sell and purchase. Without reservations I recommend Milla 100%!"

- Farah L

"We want to thank you so much for helping us every step of the way in this process. We truly couldn't have done it without you! From your recommendations and advice to your bright and kind personality, you led us to an amazing apartment where we will start this new chapter of our lives. It has been a dream of ours forever to live in NYC and you helped make it a reality. That is so special to us! And when we are ready to buy we will call you!"

- Dana & Malcom

Milla May’s Listings

Listed By Compass
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