DJK Residential, a leading full-service real estate brokerage and relocation firm with offices in Manhattan, New Jersey and Connecticut, is pleased to announce the recent addition of new members to the New York City-based team. Hires include established brokers Michael Durgavich, Maryia Yarkina, William Petrick, Sadika Mrkulic and Louise Torrisi.
“Today’s competitive market requires agents to be more dynamic and knowledgeable than ever before,” said Phyllis Pezenik, DJK principal broker and vice president of brokerage services. “As we continue to expand our residential team, we’re adding agents with high standards of service and integrity that align with the values of our firm.”
Durgavich joins DJK Residential as an associate broker following many years as a successful attorney. After a decade of family law, bankruptcy and arbitration practice, he moved to Bahrain where he was the managing attorney for firm engaged in international business law. He returned to the U.S. to become a real estate agent.
Yarkina joins DJK Residential with more than 11 years of experience in global real estate investment. She has extensive experience working with renters, buyers and investors in New York and overseas. She also speaks a variety of languages, fluent in English, German, Russian and Mandarin. She received an MBA Hamburg University in Germany, as well as from Fudan University in China.
Petrick has lived in NYC for more than 25 years and offers unique expertise and insights on many different neighborhoods, having moved throughout three different boroughs. He works as a buyer’s agent-focused in Park Slope and its neighboring area. Prior to real estate, Petrick worked in the film and television industry as a writer and producer and has also authored multiple works of contemporary fiction.
Mrkulic joins DJK with nearly a decade of experience in real estate and was drawn to the industry when hunting for her own home. Prior to her career as an agent, she worked as a product engineer in the fashion industry for 18 years, gaining extensive knowledge of materials, construction and design. A native New Yorker, Mrkulic attended Queens College and majored in liberal arts.
A lifelong resident of New York, Torrisi was raised in New York City and attended SUNY New Paltz. Primarily a renter’s agent, Torrisi works mainly in Manhattan with a focus uptown.