Joining the team at Home Grown Real Estate, David Ocasio Jr. brings a wealth of knowledge and experience. Mr. Ocasio has been providing clients with real estate expertise for 6 years, continually demonstrating that he is a master at finding the right fit for his clients. He holds his broker’s license not only in New York but in Florida as well, which gives him the edge in both markets.
The ability to discern the needs of his clients began long before David started in real estate. He honed his ability to balance a client’s necessities and preferences while working as the manager for a boutique hotel in Midtown Manhattan. His experiences there lent him the ability to interact with people from all walks of life, which gave him a discriminating eye for countless styles and fashions complimented by the varied backdrop of the Manhattan landscape.
Aside from providing Mr. Ocasio with experiences in Manhattan, his previous employment also necessitated travel. Traveling enabled him to gain a widespread background of various real estate markets and trends. His professional experiences working with people, combined with his extensive knowledge of his field make him a clear choice for his clients.
True to the firm standard for Home Grown Real Estate, Mr. Ocasio was born and raised in Brooklyn and Queens. He is looking forward to combining his homegrown knowledge of the local areas with his vast experiences in travel to make exceptional connections with people and properties.
Kristen McGowan began her real estate endeavors working alongside Corcoran’s top sales brokers. She spent four years gleaning invaluable insight into New York’s high – end residential real estate market before using her experience to launch her career as an associate broker. In the last four years that she spent as an independent associate broker with Corcoran, she has been able to provide customers with a unique and prosperous real estate experience that resonates with her commitment to provide customized service and guidance.
Her ability to understand the needs of each individual customer comes from a perspective that allows her to hone in on the details that make the real estate experience exceptional for both buyer and seller. Born and bred in New York, she earned a communications degree from St. John’s University in Queens. Her clients’ trust and security in Kristen’s ability stems from the fine details that she learned in school combined with her ability to bring home grown knowledge, affability, and reliability to her work.
As a vested member of her community who has varied interests and life experiences, both buyers and sellers can be confident in the knowledge base that Kristen is able to bring to the table. She has close ties within her home community of Sunnyside where she lives with her husband Brian, their three children, and their mastiff Sampson. The family has deep seeded roots within the neighborhood where she owns her home and supports her husband Brian’s family business. As an active member of her community, she is involved in her neighborhood homeowner’s association where she serves as the secretary. This conscientious attentiveness to her own neighborhood affords Kristen an unparalleled ability to experience the issues that are important to people when selecting a real estate property, and it radiates in her commitment to her clients.
With a wide array of personal interests, Kristen enhances her insider’s perspective to New York City and it’s surrounding locales. She spends her free time enjoying the many benefits of having a wide variety of restaurants and theater choices nearby, as well as, being able to find new and scenic places to enjoy a run. The joy with which she shares her knowledge and experience with her clients is matched only by her passion for making a perfect real estate match.