Marla was born in a small town in rural West Virginia, into a third generation, family-run commercial real estate business. She graduated at the top of her class from Episcopal High School in Alexandria, Virginia and attended one of the top college real estate programs in the country at the University of Georgia.
During her college years, she completed a real estate internship in New York City, a summer on Capitol Hill with her State Senator, and studied in Austria, Australia, Spain and Italy. She credits these experiences with developing her well-rounded personality and ability to work with people from all backgrounds.
Armed with a business and real estate degree, Marla headed for New York and dove into the city’s fast-paced market. After honing her skills in the leasing sector, she swiftly ascended the ranks of the city’s top firms. Caring, amiable and highly motivated, Marla’s service-driven approach and ability to listen closely to her clients' needs and objectives have earned her a consistent ranking among the top 1% of brokers in the United States.
Marla serves on the board of the George Jackson Academy, a private middle school for low income boys, where she teaches an after-school music program. In her spare time, she enjoys spending time with friends and family and her rescue dog, Rusty. Her hobbies include traveling, yoga, and playing the piano.