Elena Sarkissian is a highly respected real estate professional with a passion for people that resonates in her work and translates into long-term relationships with clients who continuously refer her business. Known for her professionalism, market savvy and attention to detail, she is an expert at helping her clients achieve their unique real estate goals whether they are first-time buyers, families trading-up, or international investors seeking the perfect pied-a-terre.
In 2010, Elena came full circle in real estate by rejoining industry leader Prudential Douglas Elliman, where she started in the business in 2004. For five years she served as Vice President at one of Manhattan’s top boutique brokerage firms, CORE, where she honed her skills as the onsite Director of Sales focused on the design, lifestyle, marketing and advertising of several new development condominiums. She also possesses an in-depth knowledge of market trades from new development condos to resale co-ops throughout the city. No matter what your unique needs, Elena’s aim is to make the real estate “adventure” a pleasurable and seamless experience by confidently providing due diligence for intelligent consumers to make the most informed investment. Her aggressive, innovative marketing coupled with her keen assessment of pricing and sharp negotiation skills ensure the best outcome for both buyers and sellers alike.
Originally from Bloomfield Hills, Michigan, where she was a top graduate of Detroit Country Day School, Elena is an accomplished academic who holds four degrees from the University of Michigan Honors College, the University of Illinois at Chicago School of Public Health, and Boston University School of Medicine. In her former career as a Cancer Epidemiologist, she worked with solid tumor oncology patients on clinical trials in Chicago hospitals. Once in NYC, Elena transitioned to health care consulting, only to find herself drawn to real estate development and sales. Her healthcare background, outgoing personality, diplomatic nature and lifelong exposure to international cultures has given her a natural affinity for relating to people from all walks of life.
Elena has embraced the Manhattan lifestyle with an avid network of friends in various spheres of influence. In her free time, she serves as President of the Board of Directors of Doing Art Together, a subcommittee of the Metropolitan Museum of Art which provides art education to underserved public schools in New York’s five boroughs. She is also a member of the Hellenic American Chamber of Commerce as well as Armenians in Banking and Finance. In years past, she served as Chairwoman of GTech, a graduate school for computer programming in Armenia, as an Event Chair of the Annunciation Greek Orthodox Cathedral Gala, and as a member of the New York Junior League. In November 2009, she completed her first NYC Marathon for the benefit of Memorial Sloan Kettering Hospital and in March 2010, she ran the Paris Semi-Marathon. Fluent in French, Greek and English, Elena has enjoyed traveling the world extensively throughout her life.