As a fifth generation Manhattan native, no one is more passionate and savvy about New York than Deborah, who has been involved in real estate transactions for every type of NYC dwelling, including a West Village loft, a unique midtown apartment in the landmarked Rockefeller Apartments, an elegant Bank St. brownstone, and a Harlem 3-bedroom with a stunning park view. Before joining Corcoran, Deborah directed the sales, marketing and client service operations of several Fortune 500 companies, including Sotheby's, People, Reader's Digest, and Inc. Magazine. Deborah is a master matchmaker who listens carefully to what buyers say they want, asks pithy questions to refine the search, and then works with her customers to explore all options and find the perfect fit. With sellers she puts her years of sales and marketing expertise to work to uniquely position a property for maximum reach and appeal. The bottom line: Happy clients!Deborah grew up in Greenwich Village, attended P.S. 41, and studied with The Joffrey Ballet -- giving up dance to focus on academics when accepted at the prestigious Brearley School on the Upper East Side. After winning the Science Prize and graduating at the top of her class, she enrolled at Williams College, intending to pursue Pre-Med studies -- but changing to a double major in Art History and English. Upon graduating she translated those writing and visual skills into a career working for top media companies and ad agencies -- always in sales and marketing. After living in the City all her life, she reluctantly ventured to the Westchester suburbs to raise her three sons -- but returned "home" to Manhattan as soon as the nest was empty. "My grandmother grew up in Harlem on 135th St. when her dad taught at City College . . . My father grew up on 72nd and Broadway and attended Horace Mann . . . My brothers and I grew up in Greenwich Village and took 3 subways and a bus to attend Brearley and Dalton . . . I had all three children here: Manhattan is in my blood! I have travelled the world, but I still think nothing rivals New York for cultural diversity and excitement," says Deborah, who has a proposal in the works for a book called: "Exploring Ethnic New York -- Around the World on the MTA!" Helping people find their home in her home is Deborah's mission -- and why she decided to join The Corcoran Group!