Professional Profile: Ellen Israel 2016

New York Real Estate Journal


  • Title: Managing Director
  • Company: JRT Realty Group, Inc.
  • Location: 780 Third Avenue, New York, NY 10017
  • Birthplace: Brooklyn, NY

Education: Ithaca College

First job outside of real estate: Waitress

First job in real estate or allied field: Broker at N. Peter Burton

What do you do now and what are you planning for the future? I am a real estate broker and I will be a real estate broker. I’m a broker at JRT Realty Group. My plans for the future are to continue to pitch and win exciting business all over the five boroughs.

How do you unwind from a busy day in real estate? A nice glass of Pinot Grigio and dinner with girlfriends.

Favorite book or author: “The Bonfire of the Vanities” by Tom Wolfe. I’m always telling the young women in my office to read it. It depicts a completely different version of Manhattan than what they are experiencing right now.

Favorite movie: “Dirty Dancing”

Last song you purchased/downloaded? David Bowie – Space Oddity

One word to describe your work environment: Vivacious

Rules to live by in business: Never take no for an answer.

If you could invite one person to dinner (living or dead, but not related to you) who would it be and where would you go? Diana Ross – dinner in Detroit

What is your DREAM job? (something other than your current job) My dream job would be one where I didn’t have to worry about money and I could help those less fortunate achieve their goals.