Ian Katz is the principal real estate broker of Ian K. Katz Group, which he founded in 2014. Since then, the firm has transacted over $50 million in sales and been nationally nominated for an 2017 Inman Innovator Award for Most Innovative Brokerage.
Prior to founding Ian K. Katz Group, Ian graduated with high honors from Penn State University in 2004, earning a BS in Finance, and entered financial services with the prominent asset management firm BlackRock. He then transitioned to his career in real estate, spending six years at the Corcoran Group, one of New York's largest firms. While there, Ian successfully leveraged his skill as an agent to achieve the Certified Negotiation Expert (CNE®) Designation and make Corcoran’s Multi-Million Dollar Club.
Ian is a member of both the Real Estate Board of New York and the National Association of REALTORS®. With over $80 million in sales to date, Ian has been featured in The New York Times, US News and World Report, WCBS 880's Small Business Spotlight, REALTOR® Magazine, The Huffington Post, Inman News, Brick Underground and Real Estate Weekly.
Alison Katz began her residential real estate practice in 2016. A classically trained professional flutist with degrees from Carnegie Mellon and New York University, Alison built years of real estate experience alongside her husband, principal broker Ian Katz. Alison offers our clients hyperlocal expertise when selecting, renovating, decorating and selling a home in New York.
My wife and I hired Ian to sell our co-op apartment on the Upper East Side. Ian has an excellent working style and is extremely focused and thorough. He does what he says he is going to do. He follows through, follows up and keeps in constant communication throughout the process. In the end, we received the purchase price we had hoped for and Ian was a big reason why. – Adam Mesh, Human Resources Executive
Ian expertly and patiently assisted my husband and I through the entire home buying process, from finding our apartment to completing the co-op board package and closing. Ian truly has a vast knowledge of the New York City real estate market and is a pleasure to work with. – Marisa Kodes, Legal Counsel, Alternative Investments
I was extremely happy with Ian's exceptional and detailed level of service, and his personable, can-do style of professionalism. He skillfully helped me sell my co-op apartment in Midtown and then found me a great new condominium just up the street. – Bill Imada, Chairman, Marketing/PR Firm
Ian's background work and canvassing made our first day of apartment viewings wildly productive. In fact, I ended up purchasing the second apartment we viewed, which I fell in love with on the spot. Ian was thorough in showing me numerous apartments beyond the one I chose, which only made my decision easier and my mindset stronger. – Deirdre Parker, Advertising Account Executive
Ian did a great job in working with us leasing our property in NYC. Once it came time for us to sell the condo, he was very good at implementing a successful strategy for us to maximize our value and working through the challenges of selling to a foreign buyer. – Asheshh Saheba, Architect
When a great opportunity turned up on the Upper West Side, Ian expertly advised us throughout the process. As first time home buyers it was important for my fiancé and I to work with a hands on broker. Ian was always transparent and dedicated to our goals. – Ramsey Peele, Corporate Accountant & Investor
As a first-time buyer of a co-op apartment in New York, Ian navigated me throughout the entire process. Always responsive, punctual and professional, Ian offers spot-on advice and sets the right expectations. – Eric Cheng, Software Designer, Internet
Ian was tireless in helping me find a wonderful new home. I was new to the process of buying a co-op and he walked me through every step of the way in great detail. It was a tough market but with his expertise and guidance, I found a great place that I truly love and plan on staying in for a long time. – Kelly Brandi, Technical Writer, Internet
After many negative and mediocre experiences with real-estate brokers, Ian proved to be exceptionally good. Unlike most others I worked with, he truly adds value beyond access to his database - expert opinion, advice and guidance. Ian would be my first choice with any future real-estate search. – Uri Klein, Strategy Consultant
Ian is an attentive, knowledgeable, and highly professional agent. He made the difficult Manhattan real estate process easy. I would not hesitate recommending him to others. – Mark Grande, Media Executive