ANN CUTBILL LENANE
“Annie Gets It Done!”
My nickname, not only in my professional life as one of the top real estate brokers in Manhattan, but in my personal life as well. How lucky am I to live in the most exciting city in the world, make a living doing what I love. I also have been blessed with two amazing daughters who are attending college.
By definition, a “broker” facilitates bringing parties together to sell real estate, but I see my job as so much more. There are no words to express how honored I feel to have helped thousands of people start new chapters in their lives. The relationships I have nurtured during my 39 year career, enable me to help my clients even after the deal has closed.
In response to a drastic reduction in trash pickup on the Upper West Side, I co-founded ONE BLOCK in the summer of 2020. Hundreds of volunteers signed up to clean not only their block but other areas of our neighborhood. We also hired three formerly homeless men from ACE (Association of Community Employment Programs for the Homeless) to supply additional paid manpower to help us keep our community even cleaner.
Bringing people together feeds my soul. I founded WWW to educate and empower women of all ages but with a focus on those of us 45 and over. Prior to the pandemic, I hosted free dinners for 60 plus women every month. Each evening we welcomed speakers on a variety of different topics.
This fabulous charity home delivers, medically tailored, healthy meals, to New Yorkers too sick to cook and or shop for themselves. I have been on the host committee for their annual benefit concert “LOVE ROCKS NYC” since it started five years ago. Additionally, I help coordinate the “RIDE FOR LOVE”, the annual Douglas Elliman sponsored bike-a-thon, and the 20th anniversary of the “COW PARADE” coming to NY this summer.
After my daughter, Riley was diagnosed with dyslexia in the first grade, her life was changed by getting the specialized help she needed to get her confidence back and thrive. EEO is a grassroots organization focused on helping children on the Bahamian island of Eleuthera (who also have learning issues) get the help they desperately need. Ten years ago my daughters and I started a summer literacy camp in partnership with them that has grown to now serving over 70 special children.