Professional Profile: Ari Weisfelner 2017

Name: Ari Weisfelner 2017

Title: Senior Vice President

Company: MKDA, Inc.

Location: 902 Broadway, 17th floor, New York, NY

Birthplace: Bronx, NY

Education: NYIT bachelor of Architecture

First job outside of real estate: My dad’s dry-cleaning store.

First job in real estate or allied field: N2 Design Associates (formerly IDT Associates)

What do you do now and what are you planning for the future?:MKDA is one of New York’s oldest corporate interior design firms. Though a runt when I joined the firm 12 years ago, today I run many of our major landlord and tenant accounts. We hope to grow our business by winning and servicing great projects and clients through exceptional design and project management.

How do you unwind from a busy day?:Netflix on the train ride home followed by family time in the evening. 

Favorite book or author: Some of my favorite books are “Pillars of the Earth,” Harry Potter series and “Kavalier & Clay”

Favorite movie: “Star Wars”…all of them.

Last song you purchased/downloaded?:The newest album by Elbow.

One word to describe your work environment: Energetic.

Rules to live by in business: Kill them with kindness.

What is your dream job?:Retirement with my wife!