A formerly decorated national athlete, McKenzie trained for the Olympics as a Rhythmic Gymnast and as a classical ballerina prior to her career in real estate. Born and raised in New York on the Upper West Side, she attended Horace Mann and Hamilton College, and began selling real estate while in high school.
McKenzie is the founder of the award-winning McKenzie Ryan Team. With a client-first approach, the team focuses on providing proven and individualized strategies and delivering stellar results. In 2022, they closed 86% of their client's listings at or above the asking price, and are advisors by nature as well as their client's number one advocates. They provide a clear process for every type of transaction, and aim to alleviate the stress of buying, selling and renting in New York through their expertise, empathy and deep connections within the industry.
McKenzie has a uniquely impressive background in New York City history. Her vast knowledge of buildings, architecture style, layouts and floor plans, pricing history and her sharp memory allows her to strategically navigate the market for her buyers and articulate a property's value on behalf of her sellers. With a sophisticated presence in the international luxury market as well as having her own established national brand, McKenzie is often able to present exclusive real estate opportunities and close deals with her own connections and on social media.
With an expertise in marketing and branding, paired with McKenzie's impeccable work-ethic, keen intuition and sharp negotiating style, she regularly delivers her seller's the full-asking price on their properties, and negotiates impressive deals for her buyers.
Forbes named McKenzie the top New York Power Broker, the youngest broker ever to receive this recognition. She has also been recognized by Crain's Business New York as a leader in the industry and appears regularly on CNN, in The New York Times, The Real Deal, Business Insider, Forbes, The Wall Street Journal, The New York Post and Domino Magazine.
McKenzie is extremely savvy with digital and social media, has sold numerous properties through her social channels and has amassed a social presence of more than 77,000 users on Instagram.
She lives on Central Park South with her Shiba Inu, and dedicates her time to historic preservation, dancing, tennis and ceramics and is publishing a book about the Astors and Vanderbilt's impact on New York City real estate.