What’s your full Name?
Daniel Ryan Karp
Where did you grow up?
I grew up on the Upper East Side at 1025 Fifth Avenue before my family moved to Scarsdale, a suburb 30 minutes north of Manhattan.
What do your parents do?
My father worked in the family business as a Real Estate Syndicator and my mother owns her own Public Relations firm.
Where are they from?
Both of my parents were born and raised in New York. They met at Scarsdale High School in Westchester.
Do you have siblings?
Yes, one brother. He currently resides in Murray Hill and is an investment banking associate at Raymond James.
Where do you live?
For the last six years I have lived on the Upper East Side on 87th and Lex. I absolutely love the neighborhood, restaurants and proximity to the park.
How did you get into real estate?
It’s in my blood! My grandfather was the President of Realty Equities Corp , before he founded his own firm with my father and uncles, Three Arrows Company. While they focused more on commercial real estate, I was always passionate about residential.
Why did you choose Keller Williams?
When I visited KW I knew it was a special place. Aside from it being the largest brokerage in the US and its impeccable reputation, the people really made it the right choice for me. The culture at KW is a more supportive and team-oriented atmosphere. Which is even more rare for this industry.
Proudest business achievement to date?
After being with KW for only seven months, I was honored with an ‘Agent of the Year’ award. I was very proud of the quick transition into a new brokerage, where I successfully brokered over 50 transactions in my first year.
What do you do for fun?
I’m definitely a foodie. Even though I’ve lived in the same neighborhood for six years, there are so many restaurants to try and I’m always finding new spots. I love exploring the neighborhood and trying a new place at least once a week. When I’m not at a restaurant you can find me in my kitchen trying to create a new dish, it’s therapeutic for me and a great way to unwind from a long day.
How do you escape from Manhattan?
I do love The City and envision myself living here for my entire life, but when it’s time to escape you can either find me in a friend’s guestroom in Southampton, in Westchester with family where I grew up, or if I really need an escape, at our condo in Naples, Florida. Sometimes a total change of pace is necessary to recharge the batteries.
Pre-war or post war?
I’m a sucker for pre-war. There’s just something about the old world charm; crown-moldings, high ceilings, and more unique layouts.