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Professional Profile: Ellen Talley-Lotzky 2013


  • Title: Owner
  • Company: Island Rep Group
  • Location: Long Island, NY
  • Birthplace: Brooklyn, NY

Education: BA Tufts University, AA Fashion Institute of Technology

First job outside of real estate: Salesperson at Charrette Art Supply

First job in real estate or allied field: Design Librarian at Daniel Goldner Architects

What do you do now and what are you planning for the future? I established Island Rep Group – a Manufacturer’s Rep Group for Architectural products servicing Long Island and the outer boroughs of NYC. I incorporated last year and am building up my portfolio of products and services. I currently represent Bernhardt Design, Bernhardt Textiles, Lencore Acoustics and Let it Grow plantscapes.

How do you unwind from a busy day in real estate? Play fetch with the dog and watch old reruns of Two and a Half Men with my family. Show isn’t the same without Charlie Sheen.

Favorite book or author: Any book by Michael Connelly.

Favorite movie: “The Departed”

Last song you purchased/downloaded? Does the soundtrack of Les Miserables count?

One word to describe your work environment: Busy

Rules to live by in business: Stay focused on the goal!

If you could invite one person to dinner (living or dead) who would it be and where would you go? Nelson De Mille (another of my favorite authors) North Fork Table.

What is your dream job? Open up a bed and breakfast! I love to cook and entertain.