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Crista Villella began her career with The Field Team at Sotheby's International Realty, one of the industry's top producing teams, having achieved record-breaking sales of over one billion dollars in residential real estate. She is the assistant to Kevin Brown, one of Manhattan’s top producing brokers and has been immersed in expertise dealing with transactions on the highest level from the very start. Born in Manhattan’s Upper West Side, Crista comes from a family of influential New Yorkers and is passionate about the city that she lives in.
Prior to joining Sotheby’s International Realty, Crista staged ballets at the Miami City Ballet and throughout the country, working closely with the most famous choreographers of our time including Twyla Tharp, Christopher Wheeldon, and Alexi Ratmansky. She has staged works at New York’s City Center, Paris’s Theatre du Chatelet, for PBS’s Dance in America television series and for the Joffrey Ballet in Chicago. While at the Miami City Ballet, Crista founded a still thriving young professional’s group, MCB’s Upper Room, with a mission to develop a younger audience of ballet goers.
Crista continued her pursuit and passion for patronage at the Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts working in their Major Gifts department. She participated in every aspect of donor servicing for the governing Board of Trustees compromised of 36 members appointed by the President of the United States and The President’s Advisory Committee on the Arts also comprised of members appointed by the President of the United States.
Crista’s unstoppable drive and work ethic have led her to be successful in everything that she does. She applies the same qualities of discipline, commitment, service, dedication and passion which allowed her to succeed at the highest levels of the art world to the exciting world of New York real estate. Her experience serving presidentially-appointed trustees has given her the confidence to handle the highest level of clientele. A graduate of New York University, she is thrilled to be participating in the excitement that is New York City real estate.