Katye Sloan has joined Dave Perry-Miller Real Estate, saying that once she decided to make a change there was no other place she wanted to be.
“I’ve worked with a lot of Dave Perry-Miller agents through the years and know there are a lot of high-caliber agents here,” Sloan said.
The move is somewhat of a homecoming for Sloan, who started her real estate career in the late 1980s at Dave Perry-Miller’s parent company, Ebby Halliday. She worked there a few years before leaving to run a store in Preston Center. In 2004, she returned to real estate and worked on the Azure high-rise project when the Dallas condo boom was in its early stages.
“It was a great experience because back then, that was a building that was really different from everything else around it,” she said. “It was such a great learning experience.”
Since then, residential high-rises have become one of her specialties. Sloan has also been a player in the Preston Hollow, Bluffview, and Park Cities luxury residential markets. Among her high-profile projects was the proposed development at 2505 Turtle Creek. She considers it one of the satisfying projects that she has worked on despite the fact that its developers ultimately put the building on hold. According to her, this is not a sign of weakness in the high-rise market.
“The high-rise market is not saturated, particularly at the luxury price point,” Sloan said. “The people buying them are not just migrants from both coasts accustomed to that type living. There are also lots of empty-nesters who kind of see that as their next step.”
Sloan also believes there is untapped potential in luxury rentals, with many potential owners looking to test out condo living for a year or two before making a serious commitment. She cites the McKenzie project as one that has successfully tapped into that market, and expects others to soon follow suit.
Before going into real estate, Sloan earned a law degree. While she did not enjoy practicing law, her legal knowledge and experience help her every day.
“The great thing about this job is that there is so much variety,” she said. “I love it from beginning to end, because I get to be creative and I still get to be involved in the legal side. I have a lot of fun.”