A nationally recognized founder, branding expert, and industry thought leader, Emile cut his teeth in real estate in 2007 crafting marketing strategies for New York City icons including the Chrysler and MetLife Buildings. In 2010, he became a Licensed Real Estate Agent in Manhattan, and in 2018 founded The Close with serial entrepreneur David Waring. Today, Emile guides the editorial direction of The Close and advises top producing agents, teams, and brokerages. His insights on real estate sales and marketing are regularly featured in publications like the New York Times,, Fox News, Yahoo, and Apartment Therapy. When he’s not helping agents build memorable brands, you can find him exploring the far corners of the world—traveling to six countries in 2021 alone.