Emel Skinner has a love for opening doors and seeing what’s behind them, unearthing how each space fits those who live in it. She knows a thing or two about spaces. Her formative years were spent in design and decor, working side by side with her father, the principal of a high-end residential interior renovations business in NYC.
Prior to joining Compass, Emel honed superior listening skills working in property management, representing the firm at board meetings. Here she learned how to better understand not only what clients want but what they need to live their best home life. Raised in Carroll Gardens, Emel has an invaluable wealth of insider knowledge when it comes to brownstone living, a huge bonus for home sellers entering the market. As a member of Gabriele Sewtz & Partners she helps buyers and sellers make the right decision at every junction of the real estate process.
Well-versed in Brooklyn neighborhoods, the native New Yorker has a gift for helping people fulfill their dreams. A world traveler, Emel is living proof that dreams can become real. An enterprising self-starter, she won The Swedish House Mafia’s DJ competition and lit up the dance music circuit performing in the U.S. and Europe. She also has extensive experience as an Instagram influencer.
A graduate of Parker-Collegiate, Emel lives in Bushwick with her dog Diesel. Together they explore the new developments Brooklyn continuously has to offer, fascinated by the vast amounts of culture right outside their doorstep.