Women-Owned Series: Arbitrator and Mediator, Erin Gleason Alvarez

Realty Collective owner, Victoria Alexander, often runs into Erin Gleason Alvarez at a co-working space for women called The Wing. We are thrilled to feature her in this edition of our women-owned series. Read about Erin below and her company, which empowers women to take charge of negotiations, here! What was your path to becoming an arbitrator […]

Women-Owned Business Series: Joann Nicolosi of The Bike Shop

This women-owned business series spotlight is on Joann Nicolosi of The Bike Shop in Carroll Gardens. Photos are taken from her Instagram @CourtCycles. First tell us about your business and anything special we should know about it or you. My name is Joann Nicolosi I have owned the bicycle shop at 514 Court Street since 1990 […]

Women-Owned Business Series: Tracy Watts Hats in Gowanus

We had the pleasure of speaking with Tracy Watts who owns a hat design and manufacturing business. Victoria also stopped into the studio for a private tour! Read more below to learn more about Tracy Watts Hats, the pop-up they’ll be having in a few weeks, and view the photo gallery of their space!   […]

Women-Owned Business Series: Elizabeth Ehrhardt of Ehrhardt’s Tempest

Here is another post to add to our women-owned series! So many talented women have talked with us over the last year and we are so pleased to be able to support and promote all of the female makers, artists, and business owners in our area! Below you’ll see our interview with Elizabeth Ehrhardt of […]

Women-Owned Business Part 6: Maria Perales of Benchmark Signaats

We recently spoke with Maria Perales, owner of Benchmark Signaats, as part of our women-owned series. As you know we are committed to supporting and promoting our fellow female-owned local businesses and we are pleased to share Maria’s inspiring words with you today. Please enjoy the interview and check out her business info and brochure […]

Women-Owned Brooklyn Business Part 4: Brooklyn Collective

Tessa Williams is the owner of one of a favorite spots, Brooklyn Collective, which is right across the street from our office on Columbia Street. We got a chance to speak with her and here’s what she shared with us: First tell us about your business and any special or regular events coming up. We […]

Women-Owned Brooklyn Business #2: Superfine Design by Shyda Hoque

One of the best parts of working in real estate over the years is seeing how people design their space. It’s incredible how I’ve watched spaces transform from one resident to the next.  One space I saw transformed last year was an alcove studio in Clinton Hill.  Josie Floyd, the owner of Superfine designed her space by only […]

Support Network for Women in Business by Victoria Hagman

A major theme at the beginning of the year is declaring a New Year’s resolution. Hearing others announce their goals of losing weight or earning more income reminds us that it’s time to set one for ourselves. Attaining these goals is a different story. For the last couple of years I have been trying something […]