Trisha Ocona Francis: Your dedicated real estate expert

Trisha Ocona Francis.

Trisha Ocona has an intense dedication and commitment to her community, which has her often looked at as the trusted and respected go-to person for when many are in need of real estate and housing questions and honest direction.

She was recognized as a 2012 Extraordinary Woman of Brooklyn, 2013 Brooklyn’s Woman of Distinction by CNG Local, 2014 Rising Star of Brooklyn, and 2014 Star of Brooklyn for her contribution of real estate in Brooklyn.

Ocona is the chief executive officer of real estate OCONA, LLC, a NYC brokerage.

She is also a licensed real estate broker in New Jersey at Prominent Properties Sotheby’s International Realty.

Ocona is an appointed board member by the Governor of the NYS Department of State’s Real Estate Board, where she and her fellow board members share regulatory duties with The Division of Licensing Services and has the power to set the rules and regulations of New York State Real Estate, and help create and enforce the NYS real estate laws.

She is a former board director for the Eastern Bergen County Board of Realtors and is the only NYS certified employer/union assisted housing expert. In addition, she is TWU local 100’s housing specialist.

Ocona has delivered real estate speeches to crowds of more than 600 attendees at the National and TriState Realtor conventions.

She is the real estate instructor at Medgar Evers College, a real estate blogger for the Huffington Post’s Business Section and the NAR’s YPN Lounge.

Ocona has also written for other real estate news columns and has been a guest and featured on many radio and news publications, including Hot 97’s Street Soldiers with Lisa Evers and ABC 7s Here and Now with Sandra Bookman.

COUNTY OF ORIGIN:

Born in the U.S, her mother is Jamaican and father is Venezuelan

EDUCATION:

New York University

OCCUPATION:

Real Estate Professional

PERSON I ADMIRE MOST:

Valerie Jarret. She is President Obama’s senior advisor. “She is a successful real estate professional and has a deep love for her community.”

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