Maria began her professional career in the world of investment banking, representing large world funds for companies like Bear Stearns, R.D. Smith & Co., Sculley Brothers, and Paine Webber. But her true passion has always been all things equestrian. As a graduate of Foxcroft School in Middleburg, Virginia, she rode and competed as a young girl. As a result, she understands the sensibilities of those who live the same lifestyle, contributing to her success as a real estate professional specializing in fine equestrian and luxury properties. Maria’s knowledge of the finance industry and her dedication to excellence make her a talented advocate for clients’ real estate interests. Maria is a dominating force within the equestrian real estate industry. Her clients consider her a trusted advisor. As a result, many of the world’s most notable industry leaders and world-class equestrians turn to Maria for her real estate expertise. Due to her success, extensive experience and knowledge of both real estate and the equestrian industry, Maria was recruited by Douglas Elliman to be a member of the exclusive Sports and Entertainment division, a designation reserved for the rare broker who meets the highest standards of integrity and professionalism. As an active member of the equestrian community, Maria is always looking for ways to give back. She is discrete, diplomatic and fiercely protective of her clients and fully appreciates the value of building relationships based on mutual trust and understanding. She is very experienced and well-versed in taking complete care from top to bottom, including additional family members, the chef, pilot, and barn staff.