As early as her very first visit to New York, Tena fell in love with everything about the city. Even though she had never imagined herself settling outside of Europe, she divided her time between hurrying to finish her master's degree in Croatia, and the Greenwich Village apartment where she now lives.
Growing up in a heavily touristed area of the Adriatic Coast allowed her frequent practice of the several languages she grew up speaking: Croatian, Italian, and English. While Tena's travels around Europe and America made it very easy for herself to relate to new people on an informal basis, it was her degree in journalism with a specialty in broadcast media and public relations that cemented her capacities for tactful communication and relentless fact-finding. Her approach to helping her clients find the perfect residence is one of both patience and methodical diligence.
With the resources available to her at Compass, Tena hopes never to leave any stone left unturned in her exhaustive search to provide her clients with their dream homes. While she does recognize the value of real world experience and fostering the right relationships to be successful in this business, Tena is also passionate about constantly continuing her education through formal courses, seminars, and certifications. Her sharp visual memory combined with careful study of the city’s enormous real estate industry set her apart as a broker who is able to combine a comprehension of larger market trends with an instant command of the details of hundreds of properties around Manhattan.
When Tena is not busy finding apartments for her human clients, she also enjoys volunteering at local animal shelters where she gives her time to pets that also happen to be between residences.