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As a Manhattan resident since 1986, Yoko has a broad knowledge of the downtown residential market. Yoko is known for her integrity, dedication and diligence. She is a member of the LUXURYLOFT TEAM led by Leonard Steinberg, ranked as the #7 Broker Team in the entire USA by the Wall Street Journal/Real Trends. With her excellent communication skills and the teamwork, Yoko walks her clients and customers through the entire process of home selling and buying with ease.
Originally from a traditional landlord family in Tokyo, Yoko inherited a passion for owning and managing properties. Over the past 30 years, she has owned, rented and leased more than 20 properties around the world for herself, in New York, The Hamptons, Miami, Tokyo and Monaco. Yoko has been involved in numerous development projects as an investor and on-site coordinator for Japanese and European clients. She has worked with internationally renowned architects and interior designers, which has enhanced her exceptional sense for hi-end aesthetic and eye for quality of luxury living.
Yoko has also had a successful 30 year career in media and advertising and she has extensive experience working with celebrities in the entertainment and fashion world. Her warm, honest and discreet demeanor, as well as her positive energy, allows her to connect well to people of all backgrounds. Yoko speaks fluent English and Japanese, and has a good knowledge of German and Spanish.
As a seller’s broker, Yoko provides skillful and effective marketing strategies custom-made for the property. Her creative and unique sales methods directly target a property's most likely buyers, and her knowledge of worldwide media maximizes a property's exposure. Yoko is well-connected locally and internationally, presenting the property to a well-qualified audience in order to achieve the best possible price.
When Yoko works with her buyers, she is an insightful listener and consummate professional. She has been a buyer of Manhattan real estate herself at every stage of her life: as a single woman, as a wife, as a parent and as an empty nester. She has a deep understanding of a buyer's dynamic and evolving needs. With her tireless drive and resourcefulness, Yoko makes the home searching process more efficient for her customers. Yoko currently lives in SOHO with her partner and two teenage daughters, and enjoys the country life in East Hampton.