Spotlights

2020 Ones to Watch: Brian Whelan, B6 Real Estate

Which project, deal, or transaction was the “game-changer” in the advancement of your career? 
The first commercial property I sold was a hotel in Pennsylvania–navigating the deal to the finish line gave me

2020 Ones to Watch: Hakeem Lecky, Bestreich Realty Group

Which project, deal, or transaction was the “game-changer” in the advancement of your career?
Being a problem solver is very helpful in this business. One of my more memorable deals involved helping a client who needed to scale down from

2020 Ones to Watch: Nathan Abraham, JRT Realty Group

How do you contribute to your community or your profession?
Contributing to this profession is about creating an indispensable need for our services and knowledge base. To this end, I try to bring to

2020 Ones to Watch: Matthew Weber, SWBR

How do you contribute to your community or your profession?  
I am a volunteer soccer coach for two of my children’s teams and also a den leader for my son’s Cub Scout pack.

2020 Ones to Watch: Nicholas Battaglia, Stonegate Real Estate

What led you to your current profession?
I opened my first business, a fitness facility, when I was 18 years old. I ran that open to close for the first two years before having a

2020 Ones to Watch: Kristin Purdy, SWBR

How do you contribute to your community or your profession?
I enjoy mentoring emerging professionals and students interested in architecture to help grow and promote the profession. As SWBR’s sustainable design manager, I

2020 Ones to Watch: Kamilla Rodrigues, Herrick, Feinstein LLP

What led you to your current profession?
I graduated from the Cornell School of Hotel Administration prepared and eager to work in the luxury hospitality and client services

2020 Ones to Watch: Tal Reichman, KPMG LLP

Which project, deal, or transaction was the “game-changer” in the advancement of your career?
Early in my career, I was fortunate to work with a real estate client that was a significant player at the time, but has now become a premier global

2020 Ones to Watch: Robert Ikes, H2M architects + engineers

Which project, deal, or transaction was the “game-changer” in the advancement of your career?
When I think back, several events and decisions stand out that put me in the position that I am in today. Early in my career, I questioned

2020 Ones to Watch: Matthew Belverio, KPMG LLP

How do you contribute to your community or your profession?
My depth of knowledge in Real Estate Investment Trust (REIT) taxation enables me to be part of a small group of professionals that work together to educate