Christie’s International Northern NJ hires brokerage to lead global partnerships

Linda Lindner//February 12, 2020//

Christie’s International Northern NJ hires brokerage to lead global partnerships

Linda Lindner//February 12, 2020//

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Christie’s International Real Estate Northern New Jersey said Wednesday that Smitha Ramchandani joined its family as director of international partnerships. Coming on board with Ramchandani at Christie’s is her real estate team consisting of her spouse Rahul Ramchandani, Laura DiCataldo, Marta Kowal, and several support staff. The team will be based in the brokerage’s Summit Sales Gallery.

“We were building our business by providing our customers the best possible service and experience in meeting all of their real estate needs,” said Smitha Ramchandani. “Joining Christie’s International Real Estate Northern New Jersey is an opportunity to introduce our customers the highest level of service available in our industry.”

“We are very excited to welcome Smitha and her team to our family. Their proven record of success is a further testament that our customers deserve the unique Christie’s experience,” said Ilija Pavlovic, president and chief executive officer of Christie’s International Real Estate Northern New Jersey. “Smitha and her team will reinforce our presence in North and Central New Jersey, and will reinforce our connections with international buyers and our Christie’s global network.”


With more than 35 years of combined experience, Ramchandani and her team are committed to delivering the highest levels of customer and client service for each and every transaction.

Both Smitha and Rahul were born in Mumbai, India, and immigrated to the United States in their 20s. Their multicultural background, which includes fluency in five Indian languages, offers a global reach and a high level of expertise that capitalizes on technology and real estate marketing and sales solutions. They are licensed in New Jersey, New York and California.

Combined, Smitha and Rahul have closed more than 1,350 homes and have a sales total exceeding $465 million. In 2018 and 2019 the pair had 165 closed transactions, far exceeding the industry average of 10-15 closed properties annually.

Team member DiCataldo is a full-time licensed agent. She is committed to helping home buyers and sellers achieve their goals and supporting them throughout the process. A resident of Morris County, DiCataldo brings more than 10 years of customer service and sales management experience.

Kowal serves as the operations manager of the team and as a licensed agent, transaction assistant and client care coordinator. From the completion of listing documentation to collaborating with vendors and service providers, Kowal ensures the team’s listings are marketed perfectly and that each transaction runs smoothly. A Morris County resident since 2000, she has 15 years of experience in the industry.

Rounding out the team are Kara Amendola and Neelu Ramchandani. Amendola is an experienced marketing professional who looks for creative ways to maximize exposure of client homes. She is adept at leveraging online, social and print media marketing, and is responsible for sellers’ online presence and marketing materials. Amendola also serves as the team’s brand ambassador and coordinates its charitable projects. A New Jersey Resident since 1990, Neelu Ramchandani is a licensed referral agent with over 25 years of experience in residential home sales.