Spotlights

2024 Ones to Watch Rising Stars: Jamie Rubin, Unity Capital, LLC

How do you balance your rising career with your personal life? In the background throughout a given day, I try to live with mindfulness and being “present within the present.” This in turn gives me the ability to focus my attention on what is immediately required

2024 Ones to Watch Rising Stars: Peter Yousef, Silverstein Properties

How do you balance your rising career with your personal life? I am able to balance my career with my personal life by prioritizing tasks and time management. Additionally, my passion for my career enhances this balance, as I’m motivated to excel

2024 Ones to Watch Rising Stars: Brittany Milas, MdeAS Architects

How do you balance your rising career with your personal life? It’s a constant ebb and flow. Pursuing physical, emotional and spiritual activities regulate my headspace and allow me to feel balanced. Having sport as an outlet has been particularly grounding. I frequently

2024 Ones to Watch Rising Stars: Nick Baxter, Silverstein Properties

Beyond your professional achievements, what are some of your passions or hobbies? I come from a family of avid skiers and try to head to the mountains as much as I can during the winter. Once the snow melts, I trade the ski boots for running shoes to compete

2024 Ones to Watch Rising Stars: Michael Cetta, A-1 Roofing & Siding of L.I. Corp.

How do you balance your rising career with your personal life?  Time management is key. Establishing dedicated time slots for answering emails ensures a tidy inbox. Keeping my work and personal calendars updated and reviewing them side-by-side at the beginning of each week

2024 Ones to Watch Rising Stars: Harris Pergament, Urban Standard Capital

Who are the key people in your life that have contributed to your success? My parents and step-parents instilled the value of hard work and commitment. Additionally, Virginia Pittarelli, formerly the head of retail at Crown Acquisitions, gave me my first job in real estate and

2024 Ones to Watch Rising Stars: Gene Goldstein-Plesser, Denham Wolf Real Estate Services

“This year, Gene spearheaded the analysis of a potential deal structure for a local nonprofit. His work evaluated the viability of a partnership with a nearby community-serving nonprofit, which would allow the organization to provide additional services to the community while creating a

2024 Ones to Watch Rising Stars: Roy Schwartz, Zetlin & De Chiara LLP

Who are the key people in your life that have contributed to your success? After law school, I clerked for an Appellate Judge in New Jersey. The judge instilled the importance of efficiency, editing, and surrounding yourself with smart, capable people. I continue

2024 Ones to Watch Rising Stars: Shivani Patel, Lendlease

Who are the key people in your life that have contributed to your success? Early on, my parents tirelessly supported me and infused me with ambition and character. At Lendlease, I’ve been lucky to work with experienced builders such as Rich Leffler, Christina

2024 Ones to Watch Rising Stars: Elizabeth Canela, Totem

How do you balance your rising career with your personal life? There’s no balance. I figure things out as they come, do my best to plan and pivot when I need to. A support system and a team you love working with everyday are key. As a new mom, life often