Kathy Mayer Braddock, founder and partner with braddock + purcell, a New York company that specializes in advising and referring consumers to real estate brokers and service providers, has been active in New York City real estate for more than 20 years.

Prior to forming braddock + purcell, Braddock was executive managing director and general sales manager for Douglas Elliman. There she was responsible for oversight and supervision of the entire residential brokerage division of 14 managers and more than 900 real estate agents throughout New York City, as well as suburban offices in Connecticut, New Jersey and Long Island.

Before Douglas Elliman, Braddock was a principal in the Intrepid New Yorker, which she founded in 1982. The company handles relocation services for individuals and Fortune 100 and 500 corporations moving their executives and employees into the New York Tri-State area.

Braddock, a New York City native, has co-authored two books about living in New York and navigating daily life in this area. The most recent, “How to Live the Good Life in New York,” was published in 2000.

Braddock will speak at Real Estate Connect in New York City, Jan. 9-11, 2005.

Panel or session at Connect: The Revolution with New Business Models.

What are your current or childhood nicknames?


Which daily newspaper do you read and which section of the newspaper do you read first?

The New York Times, The New York Post, Wall Street Journal.

What’s the most unusual thing you’ve ever packed in a suitcase?

My pillow.

What kind of music do you listen to?


What style of home do you live in and when did you buy it?

A co-op, 20 years ago.

Where did you spend your last vacation?

St. Barts.

What professional accomplishment in your life are you most proud of?

Starting my own business.

What personal accomplishment in your life are you most proud of?

Raising my kids.

How many e-mail addresses do you have?


What worries keep you awake at night?

My kids.

What lesson did you learn in the last year?

You never know what happens.

What is your favorite technology device or software application?

Instant messaging, through AOL.

What is your opinion of Inman News?


What was the best gift you ever received from or gave to someone else?

My son made me a photo album.

What was your top New Year’s resolution and have you kept it so far?

I don’t make them.

Are you a morning person or a night owl?

A bit of both.

What is your worst vice or bad habit?

Sometimes I don’t take the time to appreciate the moment.


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