Itay Forti brings over two decades of master negotiating and sales skills to Keller Williams New York City.
Itay earned his B.S. Degree in Finance and minor in Financial Risk Management from IDC Herzliya, one of Israel’s top three universities. He immediately began working as a Customer Relations Manager in the Financial Insurance Field for ERN, LTD. He tailor-made business plans and ensured that the companies he represented were satisfied with ERN's services. Additionally, through his own initiative, he sold ERN's products and services to new customers.
When the opportunity came for Itay to relocate to New York, he didn’t hesitate. Immersing himself in the culture and limitless financial opportunities that Manhattan has to offer, Itay quickly established himself as a savvy investor, acquiring several clients throughout Brooklyn and Manhattan. Within six months, Itay’s skill for managing and renovating properties resulted in his securing lucrative commissions, establishing a stellar reputation among other investors and obtaining his real estate license.
Prior to joining KW NYC, Itay worked for two of the city’s most renowned real estate firms. Building an expansive portfolio of clients, referrals and contacts through rentals and sales of many Brooklyn’s and Manhattan’s luxury dwellings, his masterful negotiation and sales/marketing skills set the bar for his burgeoning career.
Itay’s Motto: Once I’m on a mission, I do everything possible to ensure the outcome is successful for all concerned. I make it my personal responsibility to go far beyond my customers expectations.
Itay is not only a “veteran” business professional, but a veteran of the Israel Defense Forces where he served as a combat medic in a paratrooper unit. He derived his managerial and negotiating skills at a very young age in one of the toughest venues.
When Itay has downtime, he enjoys taking long strolls through Central Park with Libby, his dog and snowboarding the slopes of Vermont.
Itay lives in the Upper West Side near Central Park West in a historic Brownstone.