Engel & Völkers NY announced that brokerage team Nataly D. Rothschild and Julie Zelman have joined the firm.
he duo previously founded Manhattan-based boutique luxury residential firm Rothschild Realty Associates, where they advised high-end domestic and international clients.
The Rothschild Team was selected to help launch and build the Engel & Völkers brand in NYC and will be joining the firm’s advisory board.
Nataly Rothschild has more than 15 years of experience in both residential and commercial real estate, having completed more than half a billion dollars in international transactions.
She started her real estate career at Engel & Völkers’ commercial division overseas. Prior to founding Rothschild Realty Associates, she led her own company, NW Real Estate Consulting, with offices in Berlin and Hamburg, Germany.
She holds a Bachelor of Arts in real estate economics, as well as a Master of Arts in political science, journalism and communications from the University of Hamburg.
Julie Zelman first discovered her passion for real estate when, as a celebrity’s personal assistant, she was charged with finding her boss an apartment.
After completing this assignment, she began her career at Halstead Property, where she was a member of both the Producer’s Council and the Platinum Circle.
From there, she worked directly for the developer The World-Wide Group, closing out sales at the luxury condominium The Milan, followed by pre-construction and on-site sales at the company’s next development project, 255 East 74th Street.
Prior to founding Rothschild Realty Associates, Zelman worked as an independent real estate broker. She holds a Bachelor of Arts from the University of Michigan.
Charlie Lewis, a broker at Warburg Realty, has been appointed as a board member to Brooklyn Community Services (BCS).
BCS mission is to empower at-risk children, youth and families, and adults with mental illness or developmental disabilities to overcome the obstacles they face.
Lewis will also serve as the Event Chair for this year’s BCS Human Spirit Awards. Proceeds from the event will support the organization’s key program areas, including early childhood development, family counseling, skills, training and employment.