The Isil Yildiz Team at Compass has closed more than 100 sales transactions  and over $100M in sales volume across Manhattan and Brooklyn. Their extensive market knowledge and expertise in navigating complex transactions make them invaluable advisors for their clients ‒ ranging from experienced investors to first-time homebuyers.

The Team’s emphasis on data is what sets them apart, with the goal of arming their clients with the most accurate information available to help them make the best decisions for their real estate portfolio. They track the market closely and each month analyze the data to provide a comprehensive report of what's going on in the NYC real estate in relevant terms.

Isil Yildiz

Isil Yildiz, a former litigator, is a fierce advocate and negotiator, and has become a recognized expert in New York City real estate, frequently invited to speak at home-buying seminars hosted by private companies, lenders, and advisory firms. She is dedicated to helping clients achieve their real estate goals through exceptional and seamless experience. Isil is with her clients every step of the way to formulate the best strategy and alleviate the stresses associated with a complex and consequential transaction.


Originally from Turkey, Isil grew up in Texas with dreams of living in New York. After earning a BA in Political Science from Yale University and a law degree from The University of Texas, Isil moved to Manhattan. After six years as a litigator, Isil left the law to help people make their homes in her adopted city. 


Isabel Yerkes

Isabel Yerkes is the team’s data whiz and was instrumental in shaping the team’s approach to data analysis and marketing systems. A native of Northern California, Isabel moved to New York City to attend Columbia University, and has been a New Yorker ever since. She has lived all over the city and has a passion for working closely with clients to find them the perfect home. Isabel is a former fitness instructor who taught at SoulCycle for many years, and her dedication to health and wellness continues to be an important part of her life.

Our Approach

For buyers, they are not a friend simply walking them through properties, but rather a trusted advisor pointing out often intangible factors that affect a property's value and using this to frame the negotiating strategy.  For sellers, the Team provides comprehensive valuation reports, but even more importantly, uses their extensive experience in working with buyers allows to put these valuation reports into real-time perspective and create an optimal pricing and marketing strategy for each property. 

Leslie Diamond

New York, NY

Leslie Diamond is a highly skilled agent with more than ten years of real estate experience. Leslie prioritizes listening and communication in order to thoroughly understand her client's goals and anticipate their needs through every step of the process. Leslie joined the Isil Yildiz Team in May of 2018 and provides her clients with the very best service and solutions possible. She moved to New York City after graduating from Kent State University with a BFA in Musical Theater and performed both nationally and internationally in the Broadway production of Rent before finding her home in real estate.


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Nationwide Network

Compass operates out of 325 offices across 135 cities has 20% or more market share in some of the most important markets in the country:  Manhattan, San Francisco, Marin, Silicon Valley, Beverly Hills, Malibu, Santa Monica, Cambridge, Washington D.C. Our Team has trusted referral partners throughout this network, and can connect you with a top agent across the U.S.