Spotlights

2019 Ones to Watch: James Ashley Johnston, Metropolis Property Group

What do you consider to be your greatest professional accomplishment in the past 12 months?  I launched Metropolis Property Group (MPG) with a goal to create a full-service development company with a strategic business plan that provides real estate services correlated to varied roles across numerous asset classes. To support MPG’s immediate growth, I added

2019 Ones to Watch: Will Parra, SCG-Retail

What advice can you offer to someone who is interested in a career in your industry? Dive in head first. As someone on the data side of the RE business, there has never been a more opportune time than now. With so much information available in the marketplace, tenants, landlords, and brokers not only need

2019 Ones to Watch: Miguel Jauregui, Greysteel

What do you consider to be your greatest professional accomplishment in the past 12 months?  The past 12 months have been a whirlwind of change for me as a new father and by joining a new firm. I feel most accomplished by the opportunity that was presented to me as the co-lead of Greysteel’s NYC office, working directly under the guidance of

2019 Ones to Watch: Robert Manetta, Mojo Stumer Associates

What do you consider to be your greatest professional accomplishment in the past 12 months?  It’s very rewarding seeing my projects develop from a conceptual design to a real life structure. I have also had the opportunity to travel and work on out of state projects, which is a great way to expand my network. 

2019 Ones to Watch: Nate Lowy, Juniper Capital Group

Who or what do you attribute to your success? My lending relationships which are built on trust and transparency. Anyone can submit a loan to a bank and procure a term sheet that looks appealing. But I will only transact with a lender I have a personal relationship with, which allows me to negotiate better terms or

2019 Ones to Watch: Anthony Celifarco, Prime Real Estate Advisors

What do you consider to be your greatest professional accomplishment in the past 12 months? Starting my own investment sales team, Prime Real Estate Advisors. It was always my goal to start my own firm, and to see it materialize so quickly is absolutely amazing. 

2019 Ones to Watch: Tom Reynolds, Bestreich Realty Group, LLC

Who or what do you attribute to your success?  Professionally, I attribute my success to my business partner, who happens to be my brother, Steve Reynolds and my mentor, Derek Bestreich. They have given me a tremendous amount of support and time to teach me the business.

2019 Ones to Watch: Benjamin Williams, Rosenberg & Estis, P.C.

What do you consider to be your greatest professional accomplishment in the past 12 months? My greatest professional accomplishment in the past year is joining one of the largest (and best) NYC real estate law firms as a member, and starting their Property Tax Department. In just four months, we’ve

2019 Ones to Watch: John Hurley, Isa Realty Group, LLC

Who or what do you attribute to your success? Perseverance and integrity are two attributes I have always lived by; these attributes I learned from my parents. 

2019 Ones to Watch: Jeremy Honig, Rivkin Radler LLP

If you have a mentor, who is it and how have they influenced your personal & professional growth?  I am lucky to have had many mentors in my career. My first mentors were my grandfather and my uncle who taught me that being successful and kind are not mutually exclusive. Edward Jaffe and Burton Ross gave me my first opportunity in the