Ian Katz is best known for providing his clients a fully integrated advisory experience at every step of their buying or selling journey. He starts by listening to their unique needs and then applies his deep understanding of the market and strong financial acumen to make the best recommendations possible. Ian understands that real estate is both an emotional and financial decision and combines his strong interpersonal skills and analytical thinking to unlock the most value for his clients.
Ian takes great pride in serving as a lifelong resource for his clients, striving to create long-term client satisfaction— well beyond the initial transaction. With a commitment to transparency, Ian evaluates each property the same way he would for his own family, identifying the opportunities, pitfalls, and overall investment quality.
Ian considers his career in real estate to be a continuation of his family’s legacy. He was inspired by his grandparents who became real estate investors after immigrating from Poland in the 1940s. After a successful career in finance at BlackRock, Ian’s desire to create more authentic relationships led him back to his roots and re-ignited his passion for real estate. After becoming one of New York’s most accomplished independent brokers as leader of Ian K. Katz Residential LLC, Ian moved his business to Compass.
When Ian’s not fulfilling client dreams, he enjoys spending time with his wife, two sons and rescue dog Bailey. He is passionate about investing and wine tasting, especially pinot noir. He and his wife love all genres of music— he is a drummer, and his wife is a classically-trained flutist.