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Dolly Lenz (born February 15, 1957) is a real estate agent in New York City who since 1997 has sold more business than any other agent in the United States. It is estimated that through 2007 she sold $7 billion in real estate including $748 million in 2006—four times higher than anyone else in the nation.
Lenz, whose birth name is Idaliz Camino, was born in the Bronx to a Spanish immigrant father. She bought her first apartment at the age of 18 on Park Avenue in the Murray Hill neighborhood. She was an accountant at United Artists where she struck up a friendship with Barbra Streisand. She began selling real estate in various agencies including Sotheby's before moving to Prudential's Douglas Elliman agency in 1999. She would become vice chairman of the division in 2003.
A consistent top-producing agent at the firm, Lenz left Douglas Elliman to start her own eponymous firm in June 2013. “She is probably pursuing an opportunity where she can leverage her brand, but this is just an outsider’s opinion,” said Town Residential CEO Andrew Heiberger of her exit.
Her skill has landed her as the lead marketer on such new building as:
- Dolly Lenz on #1 Award: 'I Literally Got In the Car and Went Down There and Left' New York Observer - February 14, 2008
- Dolly Lenz The $7 Billion Sales Whiz - Forbes Life Executive Woman - Winter 2008
- I. Dolly Lenz - Real Estate Journal - November 13, 2007
- Clarke, Katherine (June 12, 2013). "Dolly Lenz leaving Elliman: sources". The Real Deal (magazine). Retrieved June 8, 2013.
- New York's real-estate queen; Face Value." The Economist (US). Economist Newspaper Ltd. 2005. Retrieved January 30, 2009 from HighBeam Research: http://www.highbeam.com/doc/1G1-136198193.html