Ilene H. Christ gained razor-sharp sales and negotiation skills as well as an ease with numbers during her 14 years as trader on Wall Street. While in New York, she also obtained an exquisite sense of urban living at its best, all of which she brings to her real estate clients today. Residing in Dallas since 2001, she specializes in vertical living. From baby-boomers wanting to down-size to young professionals looking for their first home, Ms. Christ is the perfect fit for anyone considering high-rise living. With new buildings sprouting throughout the city, especially near downtown, the opportunities for buyers are plentiful. It takes, however, a Realtor well familiar with HOA dues and the general rules and regulations of association living. Someone who knows how to look at the budget and understand exactly what you get for your fee. Having served as the treasurer of her own condominium association, she knows the ins and outs of thick HOA documents. And she knows how to protect her clients in the transaction process. Confident in density, as she says, Ms. Christ has participated in 85% of the transactions within one well-known Turtle Creek condominium. She has renovated and re-sold several of her own high rise properties through the years, and she knows how to spot a good re-do. This, along with her analytical approach to a property's market history, allows her to find good condominiums with future investment potential for her clients. The proof of the number of clients already well served is in the high percentage of her referral business. Ms. Christ's focus on urban living is also reflected in her volunteer activities. She is an active member of the Turtle Creek Association, the Friends of the Katy Trail and the Lee Park and Arlington Hall Conservancy. In 2008, she served on the committee to Light Up Lee Park.