Recognized by Real Estate Weekly as one of real estates Rising Stars of 2007, Michelle is known for her sharp insights into her clients needs and her ability to translate these requirements into finding the right home for them. A New Yorker for over 30 years and a long-time homeowner herself, Michelle understands firsthand the headaches and excitement of buying and selling real estate in New York City. Clients find her integrity and dedication to their needs refreshing, and her personal savvy and drive energizing. Michelle moved to New York City from Seoul, Korea in 1976 where she graduated from Ewha University, the leading womens college in the country, with a B.A. in Business Administration. Since moving to the U.S., she founded her own company which designed, manufactured and distributed fashion timepieces, developing her signature timepieces line, which was carried in major department stores across the country, as well as partnering with well-known fashion brands and designers to create, launch, and maintain their own timepiece lines. She found her true calling when she turned to real estate. It is her passion for New York City and the personal gratification from helping clients make the right sale or the right buy that motivates her. Her years in the fashion industry has honed her artistic eye and she is skilled at finding design possibilities in unexpected places. Michelle has traveled extensively in Europe and Asia for business which has provided her with skills in communicating effectively with people from all cultures and backgrounds. She is fluent in English and Korean. In her spare time, Michelle enjoys studying design and spending time with her two daughters who also live and work in New York City.