Name: David Livshin
Company: The Dagar Group Ltd.
What was your most notable project, deal, or transaction in 2019?
We completed several leases with not-for-profits which was satisfying on many levels. We also completed leasing on a center in Westchester which we had worked on for some time which is now fully occupied. We also had the opportunity to complete transactions on various properties filling spaces with great tenants that had been elusive for some time.
What are your predictions for commercial real estate in 2020?
I am hopeful that 2020 continues to be upbeat in the retail/office sector in our Hudson Valley, New York market. We have started many discussions in the last quarter of 2019 that we hope will result in finalizing these transactions in early part of the new year.
What was your greatest professional accomplishment in 2019?
We were very pleased to have completed almost a 100% turnaround of a property we manage and lease since 2015. It had been foreclosed on by a major bank and then sold with very low occupancy. It gives me great, personal and professional satisfaction to visit the property daily and view full parking areas and daily traffic. Additionally, the interactions with very pleased tenants is of great satisfaction.