Lauren Battista is consistently one of the top BHS producers for the Hamptons region and the Westhampton Beach office with an outstanding ability to bring buyers and sellers together. Closing in on nearly two decades in the real estate industry, Lauren's experience in marketing and sales, plus her strong knowledge of the local market, helps her clients make intelligent and informed decisions. Lauren is a Certified Buyer Representative (CBR) and has Short Sale and Foreclosure Certification (SFR). Before real estate, Lauren spent 25 years in the luxury apparel industry directing retail operations, merchandising, sourcing, and overseeing business development for some of the world's most recognizable and premier brands including Ralph Lauren, Calvin Klein, Barneys NY and J. Crew. In 1996, Lauren launched, the first web site for off-price designer clothing on the Internet. She served as President and CEO for ten years. Lauren, along with her husband, Mike Ehlers, and her two children, Natalie and Gavin are actively involved in the Quogue community. She has served on the Board of Education for the Quogue school district for 15 years (9 as President). She also served as Co-President of the PTA for two years and on the board of directors for the Quogue Association for six years. Lauren currently serves on the Benefit Committee for the Quogue Wildlife Refuge.