Sophia Park is director of sales at The Zipper, a residential development of Modern Spaces, a full-service real estate marketing agency located in New York. With more than 17 years of experience in real estate sales, rentals, and property management, Sophia oversees sales for this collection of luxury condominiums in Long Island City. She is a multilingual professional—fluent in Korean, English, and conversational in Mandarin—with vast international experience and a genuine passion for her work. Her reputation for integrity, professionalism, and the ability to thrive under pressure to deliver solutions has garnered her ongoing referrals and rave reviews from coworkers, colleagues, and clients.
Sophia joined the firm in January 2019 as a specialist in new development condo sales with extensive experience in managing high-end rental buildings. Occupying five offices in Long Island City, Astoria, and Jersey City, Modern Spaces has been a thriving full-service real estate marketing agency since 2008. They hold a 70-percent market share in Long Island City, Queens, have completed over $7 billion in transactions, and have consulted on over 12 million square feet of new development real estate.
Originally from Seoul, Korea, Sophia’s international experience in real estate began in 2003 at a developer's sales office in Toronto, Canada, where she worked with international clients from Dubai, India, Hong Kong, and USA as part of a project called Regency Yorkville, one of the most upscale condominium developments in the province. Sophia quickly fell in love with the industry. She left her previous career in fashion management, obtained her real estate license, and began specializing in condo sales.
Two years later, Sophia relocated to New York, and studied real estate management at Baruch College to gain a thorough understanding of not only aesthetics, but also construction, asset management, and legal issues in multiple-dwelling properties. One of the buyers, who recently closed at The Farrington, has expressed that "Sophia's knowledge of the building and the expertise of the interior materials gave him confidence to invest in this project."
Upon obtaining her broker’s license, she leapt into the New York real estate market as a rental and sales agent for Citi Habitats before moving to Tishman Speyer, where she became the highest-ranking salesperson and personally leased over 400 high-end rental units. In her final role before joining Modern Spaces, she served as portfolio manager for Rose Associates, overseeing multiple luxury rental buildings in Manhattan, including The Metropolis, which was selected as one of the top-rated properties in 2017 from ApartmentRatings.com and The Kingsley Excellence Award.
Although pleased with her career, Sophia missed sales, so when Modern Spaces offered her the opportunity to work more closely with clients and developers, she seized it, bringing her international insight, real estate knowledge, and passion to serve its diverse clientele. It seems Sophia’s journey has truly embodied her mantra: “There is always room for improvement. And the fact that there is truly a blessing.”
In addition to her New York broker’s license, Sophia holds an associate degree in fashion management from George Brown College in Toronto, Canada, and she is actively involved with AREAA Manhattan Chapter. The Asian Real Estate Association of America is a professional organization advocating for the Asian American community through real estate.
Director of Sales
10-27 46th Ave.
Long Island City, NY 11101
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