About Elena Smirnova


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Elena Smirnova is an experienced real estate professional, having overseen some of Manhattan’s largest real estate transactions, totaling over $150 million in sales over the last eight years. In her previous roles, she served as CEO and principal broker of Park River Properties, director of residential sales & leasing of GAIA Real Estate Properties in New York, CEO of GAIA Property Management, and broker on the nationally-ranked, top-producing team, The Eklund|Gomes Team, at Douglas Elliman. Her responsibilities have ranged from originating and closing complex deals, overseeing over 300 individual condo units, developing creative marketing concepts, managing agents, to working closely with developers.
Elena is extremely well-versed in condo and co-op resales, new developments, investment properties, townhouses, and multi-family properties. Her clients repeatedly praise her for her market knowledge, kind and friendly demeanor, data-driven approach, lightning speed responses, exceptional negotiation skills, and keen attention to detail, making each transaction as seamless as possible.
Among her accolades are: Top Sales Agent Awards, a Lifetime Achievement Award for being part of the Million Dollar Club, and an award for the biggest deal at her previous brokerage. Elena has appeared on Bravo TV’s hit series Million Dollar Listing NY and was interviewed for The Real Deal Magazine after closing a $17 Million deal. She has been a member of the Forbes Real Estate Council since 2017.
A fluent Russian speaker, Elena was born in Russia and grew up in Colorado. The valedictorian of her undergraduate class at the University of Colorado, she excelled in mathematics, physics, business, and her primary field of piano performance. She came to New York for her Carnegie Hall debut in 2008 and received her master’s degree from Manhattan School of Music in 2010. She lives in Lincoln Square, and in her spare time enjoys writing articles for Forbes Magazine on all things real estate.

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