Spotlights

2017 Top Stories Spotlight

New York, NYThe New York Real Estate Journal's January spotlight highlighted 2017's top viewed stories from NYREJ.com and included e...

2017 Year in Review: Elliot Bogod, Broadway Realty

What was your most notable project, deal, transaction or professional achievement in 2017?  NNN Lease renegotiated that resulted in the sale of…

2017 Year in Review: Lina Gottesman, Altus Metal & Marbles Services, Inc.

What was the best decision you made in 2017 and why?  I was the corporate walk chair for the Leukemia Lymphoma Society’s “Light The Night Walk,” which raised $1.4 million. In addition to fundraising, I wanted to…

2017 Year in Review: Vincent Grieco, Crystal Window & Door Systems

What was the best decision you made in 2017 and why? This year Crystal Windows added an exciting new product offering, the European design Magnus line, for mid-rise and high-rise buildings. We now supply high-end commercial vinyl windows and doors that utilize…

2017 Year in Review: Shimon Shkury, Ariel Property Advisors

What was your most notable project, deal, transaction or professional achievement in 2017?  Continuing to prioritize the firm’s focus on our core territories allowed us to acquire significantly more market share and brand awareness throughout the five boroughs. By recruiting top talent, enhancing our…

2017 Year in Review: Ron Lanzo, AFR Furniture Rental

What was your most notable project, deal, transaction or professional achievement in 2017? There were many notable and significant projects during 2017,  but if I had to pick one it would be supplying all the new GLOBAL furniture for…

2017 Year in Review: Jason Gordon, AmTrust Title Insurance Co.

What was your most notable project, deal, transaction or professional achievement in 2017? Expanded reach to 38 States, set up six regional operating centers and insured several deals in excess of…

2017 Year in Review: Ayall Schanzer, Greiner Maltz Realty Advisors LLC

What was your most notable project, deal, transaction or professional achievement in 2017? My most notable transaction for 2017 was the sale of the Tuck-It-Away building located at 845 East 136th St. for a price of $19.15 million, setting a new record for…

2017 Year in Review: Pamela Michaels, Asset Preservation, Inc.

What trends will impact my business in 2018? 1031 exchanges relating to real estate surviving tax reform will play a significant factor in our growth as a…

2017 Year in Review: Rebecca Mason, OneTitle National Guaranty Co.

What was your most notable project, deal, transaction or professional achievement in 2017?  Winning approval from the Department of Financial Services for new, lower title insurance premiums—now up to 25% less than or competitors—and really being a game changer in the…