About Anne Kenney Staging

NYC Real Estate Staging since 2003

Anne Kenney
Certified Staging Professional

After investing in real estate and achieving superior results from staging and selling her own properties,  Anne was encouraged by  real estate colleagues to follow the staging path. After becoming accredited as a Staging Master (ASPM),  Anne made the rounds to NYC real estate firms, associations and media outlets, educating brokers and sellers.  Together they participated in the growth of this exciting new industry.

Prior to this, Anne held senior level marketing positions in large corporations, successfully launching a number of startup products and services, always exceeding expectations.  A “creative” at heart, her interests and studies include art, design and photography.  Anne credits her photography background with the skills necessary to set up properties that show competitively online, today’s first pass for property buyers.

Although Anne grew up in Washington, DC, attending  National Cathedral School for Girls, and subsequently Stanford University in California, her heart has always belonged to New York City, where she has resided now for more than three decades.

Anne’s staging work and commentaries have been featured in numerous media, including the NY Times, Dow Jones/CBS Television, NBC Open House, The Daily News, Wall Street Journal.

Anne Kenney Associates
Our Team

The AKA team encompasses contractors, interior designers, art consultants and galleries, auction houses, landscapers, moving and estate clearance services, feng shui consultants and more. Every staging project requires a unique set of resources and focus.

Meet Some of Our Associates…


Laurie Raphael

Interior Designer/Stager/Stylist

 “I have come to appreciate the difference between interior design and staging work. Staging requires an aesthetic which must resonate with a broad target market versus an individual. It’s also a major sprint versus a more leisurely long distance run.”

With 14 years interior design experience, and photo styling for companies such as Macy’s, Jonathon Adler, Ethan Allen, Kravet, Laurie adds a keen design aesthetic to AKA staging projects. Her extensive luxury brand PR experience is key when working with the many luxury properties that AKA stages.   Laurie holds a Master’s Degree in Art and Design. www.laurieraphaeldesign.com

LeRoy Henderson,

Stager/Art Consultant/Photographer

“Art is a universal language that serves to engage buyers in any property, as well as elevate the perceived value of that property.”

As art consultant as well as stager for AKA, LeRoy understands the role of art in emotionally connecting buyers to any property. LeRoy holds an MFA from Pratt Institute, and his art is represented by June Kelly Gallery in Soho. His custom work is often featured in AKA staged properties.  www.leroyhenderson.com

Anna Preston,


“Plants and flowers add ‘life’ to any property. This is especially valuable when a property is for sale.   Bringing nature into our homes is a powerful means of reducing the stress of urban living.”

With over a decade of landscape designing experience in NYC, Anna is AKA’s “go to” landscaper for the many patios and terraces that are often part of staging projects.  Anna and her team also provide the weekly maintenance which keeps all the outdoor and indoor plant installations fresh for buyer showings.