Meet the Team
Deirdre De Risi
Deirdre De Risi has distinguished herself as a top agent with over a decade of experience in the real estate industry. She has helped close over 275 transactions with close to $1billion in sales. It is clear from her record that Deirdre excels at both selling and finding homes for her clients with the skill set to handle all aspects of a transaction.
Deirdre has earned the reputation of being an intelligent, honest, dedicated and straight-forward broker and has the expertise to assist her clients realize all of their real estate goals. She has an outstanding work ethic, a great ability to listen to both her buyers’ and sellers’ needs and both the knowledge and intuition to negotiate a deal.
Whether it is her keen eye that helps stage your apartment for sale of her warm and empathetic personality, Deirdre always puts her clients’ needs first and is known within the industry for getting the job done.
A New York City resident for 16 years, Deirdre offers a wealth of market knowledge and has lived in neighborhoods including the Upper East Side, Chelsea, Financial District, and now, the Upper West Side for over a decade. She feels that since she has rented, purchased and sold apartments personally, she can better understand the needs and stresses of selling and buying a home which enables her to meet and even exceed the expectations of both buyers and sellers.
When not working, Deirdre loves spending time with her twin sons Luca and Maxwell, going out east to their home in Amagansett, pilates, looking at design websites, and cooking.
Ken Teitel joins Compass as a Licensed Real Estate Salesperson. As a native New Yorker, entrepreneur and real estate investor, Ken knows how to complete a sale regardless of obstacles. With family in real estate development, Ken has spent the past decade developing a strong understanding of the market used to best serve his clients.
Ken believes his responsiveness, focus and full comprehension of the sales process sets him apart from the rest. Ken uses his formidable business background and real estate know-how to listen to his clients’ needs allowing him to find them their perfect home.
Ken is a graduate of Baruch College and currently resides on the Upper East Side with his family. He enjoys international travel, tennis, golf, and bridge. He is a supporter of the Children's Cancer Facility at Ronald McDonald House and the Housing Works Foundation that assists those suffering from AIDS.
Jaclyn’s previous experiences prepared her for a career in real estate when she worked for different aspects of the entertainment industry including television and movies. By working in such fast-paced environments, Jaclyn learned how to multi-task and tackle challenges readily.
Jaclyn has been with Compass for over a year and recently joined a top producing team that has sold over a billion dollars in real estate. Jaclyn’s knack for interior design helps with staging apartments and she has also built connections with contractors, painters and handymen in order to help get the job done. Her organizational skills and upbeat personality helps sellers and buyers offset the stresses of selling or purchasing an apartment. She is also extremely tech savvy with all aspects of social media and is great with thinking outside of the box to market apartments in new and inventive ways.
An avid runner, Jaclyn continuously grows her knowledge of Manhattan and Brooklyn by exploring the boroughs while training for upcoming races. Jaclyn grew up in New Jersey and earned her BA in Journalism & Media Studies at Rutgers-Newark. She enjoys interior design, traveling, and checking out craft breweries in all five boroughs.
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