Brown Harris Stevens’ Itzaskun “Itzy” Garay, Senior Executive Vice President and Managing Director of Sales for Brooklyn. received a Certificate of Special Congressional Recognition from Congressman Thomas R. Suozzi of the Third District of New York, on March 3, 2022. The “Power Women of Brooklyn” event honored the fearless women who make Brooklyn the thriving and vibrant place it is to work. The special distinction was given to Itzy for her being a role model and for making a positive difference in the Brooklyn community.
Itzy joined Brown Harris Stevens (then Halstead) in 2017 as Executive Director of Sales of the Park Avenue office overseeing day-to-day operations along with EVP and Managing Director John Wollberg. In 2020, following Halstead’s merger into Brown Harris Stevens, Itzy co-managed as Executive Vice President, Managing Director of Sales, the firm’s West Side office and East Side office.
With two decades of real estate experience in New York City, Itzy boasts a successful and extensive track record as both an agent and a manager. She has managed offices across the city including the East and West Sides as well as Downtown. Throughout her career, she has shown outstanding leadership through mentorship and proven results.
A resident of New York City for almost 25 years, Itzy has lived in various Manhattan neighborhoods, from the Upper West Side, Upper East Side, and Murray Hill to Hell’s Kitchen, Tribeca, and Brooklyn. She currently resides in Ditmas Park with her six-year-old son, dog, and husband.
Her personal passions include travel—with a goal to visit all seven continents—and giving back as a big supporter of St. Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital. She also donates her hair (when it gets long enough!) to various organizations including Locks of Love. Itzy also co-founded Helping Hands at Brown Harris Stevens, the firm’s philanthropic foundation, with fellow sales managers Sara Rotter and Steve Klym. The foundation organizes annual charity events with the aim of supporting communities in need and has, among other achievements, collected more than 25,000 coats in partnership with New York Cares.
Itzy is fluent in Spanish.