Eli Karp on Design Recipes TV with Cathy Hobbs

Eli Karp

Founder & CEO of Hello Living 

Since founding Hello Living in 2005, Eli has built a cohesive and effective team of professionals, established a network of proprietary relationships with real estate professionals, vendors, institutional lenders, and investors, as well as created a brand that is associated with innovation and class. As CEO and Fund Manager, Eli oversees all aspects of Hello Living’s business operations and creative process. With an instinct for identifying investment opportunities and an innovative approach to pioneering emerging markets, Eli has developed nine buildings under the Hello Living brand, which have achieved some of the highest sales and rental prices in their respective class. Currently, there are another eight projects in the pipeline.

A self-made successful businessman and investor from a young age, Eli’s ventures have included creating a publishing company and investing in FCC licenses for cell towers when he was 21, which he later sold to jumpstart his general contracting company in 2002. Eli discovered his passion for real estate development when he began constructing luxury single-family residences under his general contracting company, which he later expanded into Hello Living. Eli has been honored to speak at various professional conferences, including the Massey Knakal’s 2013 Brooklyn Real Estate Summit and BisNow’s 2014 Brooklyn New Development Frontier, amongst other industry leaders. During his reception of the Young Jewish Professionals Development and Achievement award, Eli was called, “a quintessential example of entrepreneurial boldness.”

Hello Living on Design Recipes with Cathy Hobbs


Hello Living is a full service real estate development firm founded in 2005 by Eli Karp. Under Eli’s vision and leadership, Hello Living has developed nine successful projects throughout Brooklyn, New York with an additional eight in the pipeline. Our mission is to acquire and develop residential and mixed-use properties in emerging neighborhoods of New York City. Our vision is to design and build properties that we would live in ourselves and we believe we have a responsibility to cultivate vibrant communities, enhance neighborhoods, and contribute beautiful and unique properties to New York City’s architectural history. Our properties are energy-efficient and designed to maximize the price per square foot of a project, while remaining affordable and attractive for the end-user. At Hello Living, we don’t just construct buildings, we create communities.

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