Fourteen-year industry veteran Raymond Keller leads The Keller Team at Brown Harris Stevens. Driven by passion, Ray has an innate desire to please others and to do his best at any task. His fascination with Manhattan and Brooklyn real estate, intuitive understanding of the market, and stellar negotiating skills have led him to excel in this business. But, what really sets him apart is the genuine investment he makes in his clients. "My happiness depends on their happiness and wellbeing," he says. "Because I invest so much emotionally in my clients' needs, the quality of my work is naturally raised to another level. As a real estate professional, my job is not all about money, or even property; it is first and foremost about people." A values- and skills-first attitude attracted Ray to Brown Harris Stevens (then Halstead) in January of 2018. The firm's collaborative culture, client-first attitude, and innovative technological and human resources mean best-in-industry service for his clients. Ray believes that hard work and creative adaptability produce success in real estate, just as they do in life. He has found a similar attitude in every aspect of the Brown Harris Stevens culture. An honors graduate of Harvard University, Ray fell in love with New York City during his first visit just after 9/11. After college in 2008, he wasted no time establishing his residence on the Upper West Side and launching his real estate career at Corcoran's midtown 888 Seventh Avenue office, under the expert tutelage of industry giant and lifetime achievement award winner Elaine Dean. Ray achieved recognition as one of Corcoran's top rental agents during his second summer at the firm. Ray worked with TOWN Residential from 2013 to 2018 in the SoHo, Astor Place, and Williamsburg offices, where he was consistently recognized amongst the firm's top producing agents, 'TOWN Elite.' Throughout his career, Ray has built diverse experience in both rentals and sales, having worked with de