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About Shirley Chu

As a homeowner, landlord, developer, residential and commercial specialist, Shirley Chu brings to her clients seasoned knowledge of the real estate market, and unflinching dedication to satisfying their unique needs. With an extensive background in property investments for over two decades, she understands that a home is not only rewarding emotionally in your life, but most importantly, financially as your greatest asset.

Fluent in Mandarin, Spanish and English, Shirley has personally invested in properties overseas and works extensively with international clients. In addition to operating as a longtime landlord and property manager, she was affiliated with another top-name luxury brokerage firm on Long Island, where she lived for many years, before joining Douglas Elliman's flagship Madison Avenue office. Shirley currently resides in Long Island City where she also sells and invests, and specializes in all neighborhoods of Manhattan.

Information is power, she believes. Shirley continually stays up to date on the latest trends, sales activity and new developments in the world of real estate, to better educate her clients and empower their decisions. This combined with her contagious positive energy, problem solver mindset, flair for making homes more marketable, and get-it-done attitude intensifies her appeal as a results-driven full-service agent.

Originally from Taiwan, Shirley moved to Ecuador when she was 12, and to New York at age 18. She hails from a prominent family who founded a leading global lifestyle brand, and are proud alumni of FIT, as she is. "Personally-tailored service to each client's needs" has always been her business philosophy, starting years ago when she worked as a travel consultant.

In addition to her passion for real estate, Shirley loves to dance (she was the Pro-Am Latin Dance Finalist in 2018) and to volunteer. She gives of her time to Gloria Place of Hope and at a local hospice, plus is a Liaison Officer with UNICEF.


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Shirley Chu

Shirley Chu

Licensed Real Estate Salesperson

575 Madison Ave

New York, NY 10022

Office: 212.350.2299

Mobile: 516.225.7885



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