Spotlights

Ones to Watch Fall 2022: Michelle Stieglitz, Certilman Balin Adler & Hyman, LLP

What 3 skills do you consider the most important to be successful in your industry? Professional success does not come easy and is the result of hard work, focus, drive, and determination.

Ones to Watch Fall 2022: Kimberly Barresi Partner, Certilman Balin Adler & Hyman, LLP

What is one lesson that you had to learn the hard way?

Never take anyone’s word for it. This is my number one piece of advice. You must understand the issue for yourself, come to your own conclusion and have the confidence to stand up for your position.

Ones to Watch Fall 2022: Robert Mulholland, Meridian Capital Group

What recent project, transaction or accomplishment are you most proud of? Starting a career as a retail leasing broker at the start of the COVID-19 pandemic is an accomplishment I am incredibly proud of.

Ones to Watch Fall 2022: Brian Gladstone, Meridian Capital Group

What recent project, transaction or accomplishment are you most proud of? The transaction I am most proud of was the $211 million sale of One Union Sq, South in Manhattan. We completed this transaction in the heart of the pandemic while the city was experiencing record-high vacancy and low investor confidence.

Ones to Watch Fall 2022: Neda Levy, Leo Search Partners

What recent project, transaction or accomplishment are you most proud of? Recently launching a woman-owned real estate focused executive search, recruiting and consulting firm.

Ones to Watch Fall 2022: John Abbate, Douglas Elliman Commercial

What recent project, transaction or accomplishment are you most proud of? I’ve only been with Elliman since the summer and I’ve been able to generate a substantial pipeline here, as well as establish myself in the industrial sector.

Ones to Watch Fall 2022: Scott Glazer, Lynx Mortgage Bank LLC, Comm’l. Div.

What recent project, transaction or accomplishment are you most proud of? My most recent accomplishment is winning a NCAA Lacrosse National Championship with The University of Tampa. We completed the season undefeated, however, it did not come easy as we faced a tremendous amount of adversity.

Ones to Watch Fall 2022: Henry Grass, Raven Property Advisors

What recent project, transaction or accomplishment are you most proud of? In October 2022 we sold a $17 million building in Clinton Hill. The building was converted from industrial to luxury rentals

Ones to Watch Fall 2022: Samuel Weiner, Langdon Title

What 3 skills do you consider the most important to be successful in your industry? 1. Reliability: Always making myself available to my clients.

Ones to Watch Fall 2022: Ryan Brandt, Rochester's Cornerstone Group, Ltd.

What recent project, transaction or accomplishment are you most proud of? We developed Hubbard Springs Apartments, a 72-unit mixed-income community in the Town of Chili which also contains units for persons with physical disabilities.