Robert Martin Co. promotes Finley, Frank and Spring; hires Van Ripper

November 05, 2019 - Front Section
Damian Finley,
Robert Martin Co. LLC


Jeremy Frank,
Robert Martin Co. LLC


Sandy Spring,
Robert Martin Co. LLC


Brian Van Ripper,
Robert Martin Co. LLC


Elmsford, NY Robert Martin Co. LLC has promoted Damian Finley, Jeremy Frank and Sandy Spring, and hired Brian Van Ripper.

Finley has been promoted to vice president of construction and development. Finley, who joined Robert Martin in February of 2018 as director of construction, has over 20 years of construction and development experience in all sectors of commercial and residential real estate. Prior to joining Robert Martin, Finley was vice president of development for Mack-Cali Realty Corp. in Jersey City, N.J. Finley received a BS in Civil Engineering and a MS in Structural Engineering from Manhattan College as well as an MBA from Pace University’s Lubin School of Business. He is a registered Professional Engineer in the State of Connecticut.

Frank has been promoted to vice president of investments. Frank is responsible for the identification of investment opportunities, new development planning and execution, debt and equity financing, and management of new and existing projects and partnerships. Prior,  Frank served as the company’s director of acquisitions. Since joining Robert Martin in 2011, he has played a key role in acquisitions and capital markets transactions with total volume in excess of $900 million. He was a recipient of the Business Council of Westchester’s “Rising Stars – 40 under 40” Award in 2017. He holds a BS in Business Administration from Touro College and a MS in Real Estate Finance and Investments from New York University.

Spring has been promoted to vice president of legal affairs where she is responsible for managing the legal affairs of the company and its affiliates. Spring joined Robert Martin as a paralegal in 2006 and was promoted to director of legal affairs in 2017. Prior to joining Robert Martin, she served as the Manager of Legal Affairs for United Rentals, Inc., a Fortune 1000 company with over 600 locations. Prior to that, she served as a Paralegal for Witco Corp. in the Acquisitions and Divestitures area of the Law Department. Before Witco, she worked for a master limited partnership with a portfolio of long-term triple net leases across the U.S. Spring received a BA from York College of Pennsylvania and obtained her Paralegal Certificate from Mercy College.

Van Riper has joined the company as director of construction & project management responsible for various construction related activities within the company. Van Riper has more than 20 years of experience in all aspects of building construction. Prior to joining Robert Martin, he served as associate director, construction for Sage Realty Corp. and director of project management for Reckson – a division of SL Green Realty Corp. in White Plains. He began his career at Mack-Cali Realty as a project manager handling construction projects in the Westchester and Stamford portfolio. In 2009 he received his LEED Accreditation, and in 2014 he was a recipient of the Business Council of Westchester’s “Rising Stars – 40 Under 40” Award. Van Riper graduated summa cum laude from Manhattan College with a Bachelor of Science degree in Mathematics. 



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