Cathy Franklin is a 28-year real estate veteran and one of the top real estate brokers in the country. Primarily in Manhattan at The Corcoran Group, Cathy is well known for her marketing and deal-making prowess. She also has extensive knowledge of the Hudson Valley has been a long-time resident of Ancram since 1999. She owns an 1806 Georgian farm that is also the home of Hillrock Estate Distillery, producer of award-winning field-to-glass artisanal whiskey. The distillery grows its grain naturally, and traditionally floor malts and handcrafts fine whiskies in small batches, all on the estate. With an unparalleled resume in real estate as decorated as the distillery, Cathy seamlessly blends together both of her professional passions. She has achieved over $4.5 billion of luxury sales to date. The Wall Street Journal and Real Trends ranked Cathy as the number two broker in the country for 2019 with a sales volume of $510,000,000 and Cathy was the number one broker at Corcoran for the year as well. Additionally, she won Corcoran’s 2019 Deal of the Year Award. Cathy and her amazing team, Alexis Bodenheimer, Marion Smith, and Jamie Fried are excited to bring their expert skills to also selling in the Hudson Valley and Connecticut.
A consummate professional, Cathy is respected for her unparalleled integrity and discretion. Few in the business can match her impressive record, reputation, and encyclopedic knowledge of real estate. Cathy exemplifies the subtle art of buying and selling the most elegant homes. Her business acumen and discretion have made her a favorite among the global leaders in finance, politics, entertainment, and technology. She is a sought-after industry expert and has been featured in the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, Forbes, New York Post, Architectural Digest, Gotham, Mansion Global, The Real Deal, as well as on CBS and NBC. Cathy and her families are long-time supporters and lovers of the Hudson Valley. They take great pride in land conservancy, sustainable farming, agriculture, and supporting small businesses. Cathy is involved in numerous organizations and charities including the Columbia and Dutchess County Land Conservancies, Breast Cancer Research Foundation, Play for Pink, The Pink Agenda as an Agenda Advisor, The Millbrook Hunt, as well as the American Farmland Trust where Cathy’s husband is a regional advisory board member.
In Manhattan, Cathy lives in a historical landmark 1886 townhouse on the Upper Eastside with her husband Jeffrey Baker, sons Otto and Alex (both attended Trinity, Hotchkiss, and Harvard) and William (who attended Trinity, Hotchkiss, and Wharton), and an Australian Shepherd named Shadow. Cathy is a graduate of Wellesley College. Cathy and her family enjoy hiking, skiing, tennis, and shooting at Mashomack Preserve Club.