Town is one of the most prominent luxury realty firms in the New York area, and their regular turnover gives them an interesting problem—keeping the bios for their realtors engaging and up-to-date. My mother has worked in Nashville real estate for most of my life, and I've had a lot of fun writing biographies for Town's realtors.

Some of the agents I wrote about have since switched firms, but they liked their bios enough to take them along, which is why not all of these links go to the Town site.

A New York native who combines an accomplished client services and sales background with in-depth financial expertise, Brittany Jesser relishes the fast pace of New York City real estate and is honored by the opportunity to guide others through the process.

Before joining the real estate industry, Brittany spent six years working in sales jobs within the finance industry, where the lightning-quick pace of the trading floor honed her natural ability to keep cool under pressure. Experience at the highest levels of New York finance also gave her an unsurpassed understanding of the economic factors that make the New York market so unique, which helps her serve buyers, sellers and renters alike.

"I've seen how worldwide economic factors impact stocks and bonds," Brittany says. "Now I get to put that knowledge to use on the streets of New York, and use it to help each of my clients find the perfect home, make the right investment, or achieve the best possible price for their sale."

Brittany's extensive financial industry background also helped her establish an expansive network of contacts in New York, which she puts to good use in ensuring maximum exposure for all of her listings. Brittany's clients and colleagues appreciate her close listening skills and sparkling personality, which makes it easy for her to connect with a client from the first meeting and help guide them through the entire process.

Trustworthy, loyal and passionate about his work, Daniel Alzate understands that in real estate, there is nothing more crucial than making sure the client is satisfied. Equally knowledgeable about the skyscrapers of Midtown, the pre-war homes of the Upper West Side and the lofts of SoHo, Daniel is prepared to do whatever it takes to help his clients find the perfect home they have been looking for.

"There is nothing more important to me than my client's satisfaction," Daniel says. "I will always go above and beyond to deliver the best possible results for them."

Before he made a name for himself in New York real estate, Daniel worked in South Florida and Houston, Texas. As an insurance adjuster, he served as an advocate for homeowners and small business owners, helping them receive compensation after being struck by natural disasters. After seven years helping people recover from the worst moments in their lives, he turned to working with them during a happier time: the search for a new home.

"I got the real estate bug early," says David Gomez Pearlberg. "As a kid growing up on the Upper East Side in the 1970s, I had a keen interest in apartments and real estate. I used to scour the classifieds in the Sunday New York Times and drag my parents to open houses all over town."

Since those early days of youthful enthusiasm, David has become one of the most adept real estate professionals in Manhattan. After decades studying the city, he has the sort of intuitive understanding of the market that only a lifelong New Yorker and true real estate aficionado can possess. Just as importantly, he knows how to use that knowledge to effectively communicate with his clients and help find the exact right home for them.

"I think everyone in New York has an interest in the real estate market," David says. "My passion for emerging neighborhoods, new restaurants, shops and other hotspots helps keep my finger on the pulse of what's happening on the island of Manhattan. I genuinely love guiding my clients through the marketplace and helping them in selecting or selling their home."