Savvy, trustworthy and responsible, Elena Ravich possesses essential professional qualities that attract her customers and lay the foundation for long-term advisory relations. She not only consistently demonstrates these abilities, but brings a wealth of knowledge and advanced negotiating skills to each real estate transaction – a combination that assures a win-win for every client.
Elena is a one-step real estate resource whether you are selling, buying, renting or investing. As a practicing lawyer, she exhibits a high level of understanding and is able to educate and reassure clients regarding legal issues related to their purchase. Holding client privacy and confidentiality as a primary concern, she consistently provides seamless and thorough customer service. Also as a former real estate underwriter, Elena thrives on ensuring that the numbers work comfortably for every client by providing detailed comparable analysis and market statistics, explained in understandable terms, and a full picture of how real estate can enhance one's financial future.
Clients who've retained Elena's services to sell their properties or to find new homes and investments have noted their "incredible experience" with her, going on to say that, "Elena is reliable, highly intelligent, and knows how to get the best results for her clients." She has helped local New Yorkers and clients from other countries find perfect apartments, handling every detail from A to Z.
Originally from Moscow and fluent in the Russian language, Elena holds a Master’s degree in Real Estate Finance and Investments from New York University, LLM Degree from Case Western Reserve University, and a JD Equivalent Degree from the Moscow State University. In 2004 she started her first real estate brokerage company specialized in commercial real estate in Brooklyn. Elena and her agents sold and rented office, retail and multi-family properties, and forged strong relationships with sellers, buyers, tenants and local developers. She subsequently founded Rakita Realty, which concentrated in Manhattan residential sales. Prior to becoming a real estate broker, Elena developed professionally as mergers and acquisitions attorney with several large international firms for 10 years structuring and navigating through complex international transactions.
Elena is an active supporter of Central Park Conservancy and a volunteer for New York Cares. She enjoys West Coast Swing, Lindy dancing and Bikram Yoga in her spare time, and has called the Hell's Kitchen/Columbus Circle area home for 12 years.