Company NewsUncategorized March 17, 2017

J. Philip Real Estate Welcomes Elena Kupka

The firm is growing (happily) and more importantly, it is with quality people. Among our newest associates is Elena Kupka, a woman of high character and commitment. 

I met Elena in 2013 when I listed her home in Briarcliff Manor. After the deal closed we remained in touch and she even referred me more business, which I greatly appreciated. Already self employed in a successful landscape design enterprise (more on that below), she and I had lunch last year and discussed the possibility of her joining the company as a salesperson. Given her gifts and work ethic, I thought she’d make a great addition to the team and I don’t think I am going out on a limb when I predict a successful future for her. 

Originally a Jersey girl, Elena graduated with honors from Rider University with a BA in Sociology. She has lived in Briarcliff for 9 years; I know her love of this community personally. Elena has also familiarized herself with other cultures while living in Hong Kong (8 years), Singapore (2 years) and Germany (2 years). She understands relocation. 

Since living in Briarcliff, Elena got her certification as a landscape designer from NY Botanical Gardens School of Professional Horticulture and founded Gardens by Elena LLC 5 years ago. Since launching, Elena and her crew have been beautifying gardens and landscapes and preparing the exterior of homes for sale in NY, NJ and CT. I’d call her the Queen of Curb Appeal. 

A dynamic soul with a contagious smile and laser-like focus on being effective, she is the mom of two awesome sons. I couldn’t be more excited to welcome her to the firm. To reach Elena, dial 914.703.0316 or email her at