Before They Were Brokers: Meet Native New Yorker Jane Powers of Douglas Elliman

Before They Were Brokers Get To Know Douglas Elliman Agent And Former Model Jane Powers C

It hasn’t always been open houses and high-profile listings for real estate agent Jane Powers. Discovered at a party by famed fashion photographer Steven Meisel, a 21-year-old Powers landed herself on the cover of Italian Vogue within a matter of months and then spent much of the next decade traveling and living abroad while working for brands such as Dolce & Gabbana, Prada, Alberta Ferretti, Donna Karan, and Saks Fifth Avenue.

Before They Were Brokers Get To Know Douglas Elliman Agent And Former Model Jane Powers

“The 1990s was a different time in fashion,” recalls Powers, who left the biz in her early 30s to start a family and is now a Manhattan-based broker with Douglas Elliman Real Estate. “It was exciting, inspiring, and glamorous.”

Relying on her “education, work ethic, and experience abroad” during her modeling days has served her well in her current career, she adds, “I take nothing personally, I’m dedicated, I get along with people, and I give it to everybody straight.” A true New Yorker.