Kristen Ju Magnani

LICENSED Associate Real Estate Broker

Kristen’s diverse background and in-depth knowledge of the New York real estate market allows her to assess the needs of her clients and provide them with the best options to suit their needs. She understands the financial intricacies involved in real estate transactions and strives to make every deal a successful, stress-free experience for her clients.

One of the many reasons why Kristen is able to connect and relate to people from all over the world is through her diverse background. She was born in Seoul, Korea, raised in Bellevue, Washington and later studied International Relations at Boston University and has been a New York apartment owner and investor for the past 22 years.

Drawing from a previous career in advertising and public relations, Kristen brings a personable approach and business savvy to each of her clients. Trustworthiness, professionalism, discretion and patience are of paramount importance to her as she serves each transaction as if it were her own home. Many clients have found her expertise in renovations extremely helpful by ensuring a smooth transition into their new homes or by adding the perfect finishing touches to an investment property.

Kristen has exceptional knowledge of neighborhood buildings and streets throughout the city. She is a New York City enthusiast and is involved in variety of community activities in her Upper West Side community. Her passion for real estate was sparked early on by her father, a real estate developer on the West Coast.

When not at work, you will find her at a basketball game cheering on her boys or at a NY Knicks or Brooklyn Nets game. With a passion for running, tennis, traveling and a self proclaimed Champagne addict, not only will you find that perfect home but guaranteed to have to best time while on the hunt.


David W. Strout

LICENSED Real Estate Salesperson

Determination and undivided attention are the key to any successful real estate transaction. David will apply all of these attributes whether you are looking to sell, lease or buy, making sure that your best interests are front and center. With an eye for design, an analytical mind, and a focus on investment potential, your listings will stand out and your housing, financial and life needs will be well understood with a patient and attentive approach.

Prior to joining Charles Rutenberg, David worked with a boutique firm active from Manhattan out to the Hamptons. Coming from a land-owning family, David has had the property bug from an early age. From helping to raise new development price points over 20% during a challenging economic recovery to negotiating the best lease terms for residential and commercial clients and scouting development sites, you can expect results that exceed your expectations for your specific needs.

David’s advertising and online marketing expertise spans more than ten years. After developing print campaigns for Clinique, he was recruited by the ecommerce division of the Estee Lauder brand. He has worked on both domestic and international marketing and sales programs. His background with industry leaders such as Experian, Cheetahmail, Coremetrics and Google has kept him on the leading edge of interactive marketing and created a strong network of domestic and international partners and professional colleagues. David Strout holds a B.S. from the State University of New York at Albany and an M.P.A. from New York University and has been a New York City resident for over 15 years.

“Whether you are looking to buy, sell or lease, my goal is to help alleviate the stress and burden of the process so you can focus on your future,” says David. Many satisfied clients would agree that David does just that!


Sofia Feldman

LICENSED Real Estate Salesperson, Structural interior designer

Sofia Feldman is among New York's most prominent interior designers.  She heads one of the most successful and versatile full service design firms in the area. 

As one of the only female designer and contractors in New York City, Sofia has been given the accolade of being one of the best high-end "structural interior designers." This expertise, along with her real estate licensure, makes her an excellent resource for anyone considering a personal or investment property requiring major renovation. 

She has worked with many private clients in New York City, London, Prague, West Palm Beach and Miami including many high profile properties for the Magnani Team.  


The Magnani Team at Rutenberg // 641 Lexington Avenue, New York, New York // 1 212 688 1000 www.rutenbergnyc.com