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  • Julia Shildkret
    Broker
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    187-24 Union Turnpike
    Fresh Meadows
    NY 11366 US

    Phone: 718-591-5000

    Julia Shildkret emigrated from Moscow, Russia to the United States in 1976. Her first career in the United States was in merchandising for a chain of department stores. She then moved onto Wall Street, where she worked as computer analyst for major financial institutions.  

    Working on Wall Street involved long hours, an inflexible schedule, and a long commute, so after the birth of her second child 32 years ago, Julia decided to leave the corporate world and work locally in her community selling real estate, because she wanted a career that allowed her more time with her children.

    Julia still invests long hours into her career, especially since starting her own team about 20 years ago. But because she is able to control her own schedule, she says her daughter and son "grew up feeling they always had me there." Julia and her husband George have been married for 37 years. George is now retired and is able to spend a lot of time helping with the business.

    Julia says real estate is a challenging career that provides a great deal of satisfaction, as she helps people who entrust Julia and her Team with their homes. Julia was one of the top agents for First Choice Real Estate from 1988 until 2004, when she opened her own, state-of-the-art boutique office. Thanks to her corporate background, Julia places a strong emphasis on systems and marketing, which has helped build strong customer service and name recognition for the Julia Shildkret Real Estate Group.

    In 2003, Julia was honored by being invited to become a "Star" in the Star Power Network, an affiliation of the top 250 real estate agents in the United States and Canada who are the best in the business. As a "Star," Julia helps teach other real estate agents by sharing her recipe for success, including her marketing and customer service strategies. Real estate agents must meet high standards of eligibility to join the Star Power Network.

    Even more recently, Julia has been ranked in the top 250 Realtors in the United States by Wall Street Journal and REAL Trends for her closed transaction volume for the past 4 years!

    In her spare time, Julia enjoys cooking, traveling, reading, attending theater and spending time with family and friends.

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  • Lena Metelev
    Licensed Associate Broker
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    187-24 Union Turnpike
    Fresh Meadows
    NY 11366 US

    Phone: 917-797-3596

    Lena graduated with a bachelor's degree in international business from Hofstra University in 2001. Upon graduation, she pursued a career in marketing and sales within a large retail company. After two years of working in the garment industry, Lena realized that Real Estate was her true passion, and that she really wanted to apply her knowledge and experience in sales to real estate. Since Julia helped Lena's parents buy their Fresh Meadows home in 1996 Lena has always wanted to learn and grow under Julia's tutelage. And, since 2003 Lena has been successfully doing just that.  The fact that Lena truly enjoys working with people, and helping them live out their American Dream by becoming home owners is what makes Lena an excellent Broker.  When she's not working Lena enjoys spending time with her husband and their gorgeous daughters Abby and Emme. As a family, they enjoy traveling, the arts and theatre.

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  • Annie Hsu
    Licensed Associate Broker
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    187-24 Union Turnpike
    Fresh Meadows
    NY 11366 US

    Phone: 646-881-4788

    Originally from Taiwan, and fluent in Mandarin, Annie Hsu and her family moved to the U.S. in 1996 when Annie was still in school. She attended Montclair State University in New Jersey, where she earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Finance and Management Information Systems.  She then earned her MBA in Finance and Management at Long Island University. While working on her MBA, Annie began working as a mortgage underwriter for GE Money Bank. She was with GE for five years before getting her New York State Real Estate Salesperson’s license. Annie joined the Julia Shildkret Real Estate Group, LLC early in 2011, after working for 4 years at another firm in Queens, and has subsequently earned her Associate Broker’s license. Her education and experience working in the mortgage industry and in our community gives her an empathetic advantage working as a Buyer Specialist. A true team player, the knowledge and experience she brings to JSRE is an asset that benefits both buyers and sellers alike. Rarely taking a day off, when Annie is not working hard, she enjoys travelling, fine dining with family and friends, and promoting healthy lifestyles.

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  • Zahava Ohayon
    Licensed Real Estate Salesperson
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    187-24 Union Turnpike
    Fresh Meadows
    NY 11366 US

    Phone: 917-406-9999

    Zahava joined the team in 2012. Originally from Israel, Zahava moved to the U.S. in 1982 with her husband and her oldest daughter. After raising 3 children, Zahava decided to begin a career in real estate in 1996. She started working as a real estate agent in Bayside specializing in rentals. Her gracious personality and understanding of the clients’ needs, especially when matching landlords with their prospective tenants, made her a welcome and valuable addition to the team. Since joining Julia Shildkret Real Estate Group, LLC, she has expanded her area of expertise to include selling condos and co-ops, and has many happy and satisfied clients and customers. Zahava goes to the gym every day and when the weather permits you can see her jogging in the park. Rarely taking a day off, when Zahava is not working she enjoys the beach and walking around Manhattan with friends.

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  • Arianna Halpern
    Licensed Real Estate Salesperson
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    187-24 Union Turnpike
    Fresh Meadows
    NY 11366 US

    Phone: 917-476-3820

    Arianna Halpern is a native New Yorker and Hollis Hills resident. After working in the accessories and diamonds industry for some years and after the birth of her youngest daughter, Arianna decided her real passion was real estate. Since 2004, Arianna has been actively selling and renting in her community, making her intimately familiar with this residential real estate market.

    Apart from working Arianna also plays a very active role in her children’s education and volunteers at their school for a variety of programs.  She comes from a family of sound values and is committed to passing on her beliefs towards dedicated service to others, and to her children so that they too will enjoy a rewarding life through serving others. When Arianna isn’t working she is actively involved in the community as a board member of the Hollis Hills Civic Association.

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  • Natalia Pinkhasov
    Licensed Real Estate Salesperson
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    187-24 Union Turnpike
    Fresh Meadows
    NY 11366 US

    Phone: 347-873-6780

    Natalia has had a passion for real estate since she was young. Coming from the former Soviet Union, then moving to the Middle East before finally settling in New York, Natalia developed an appreciation for the many different architectural styles around the world. 

    Fluent in Russian, Hebrew and English, her international life experiences help her better understand clients’ individual needs and cater to their personal requests in searching for a home. Natalia recognizes that finding a home to purchase is one of the biggest decisions in a person's life and she values being a part of that process. 

    Attention to detail and round the clock availability will help ensure a smooth process with every transaction. With her positive energy and experience you can be confident you have found the right ambassador in your real estate journey. 

    Natalia looks forward to servicing your real estate needs whether you are looking for your first home, trading up to the home of your dreams or looking to invest in real estate. 

    In addition to real estate, Natalia enjoys going to the movies with her 4 children, swimming, cooking, dancing, and playing piano.  

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Julia Shildkret Real Estate Group LLC
187-24 Union Turnpike
Fresh Meadows NY 11366
Direct: (718 )591-5000
Fax: (718) 591-5006

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