Spotlights

2021 Year in Review: Ron Lanzo, AFR Furniture Rental & Event Furnishings Inc.

What was your greatest professional accomplishment or most notable project, deal, or transaction in 2021?
We were once again able to do the 76th United Nations General Assembly meeting. AFR has done these in the past and it’s always an exciting project

2021 Year in Review: Yaakov Zar, Lev

What are your predictions for your industry in 2022?
I think that CRE finance is going to change a lot in the next year. I am a believer that the current capital markets environment

2021 Year in Review: Hugo Ramirez, Adler Windows

What was the biggest lesson you learned while working during the pandemic?
Resiliency and kindness – The biggest lessons I have learned (or reminded myself) working through the pandemic was resiliency & kindness.

2021 Year in Review: Donald Gelestino, Champion Elevator Corp.

How has your working environment changed over the last year?
Ironically Champion was able to facilitate six acquisitions in the past year and had to integrate them during these trying times. All systems and

2021 Year in Review: Nancy Ruddy, CetraRuddy

What is the best advice you received in 2021, and who was it from?
The best advice I received this year was related to a project but it translates well into a world view. My friend and client, David Greenbaum, in the

2021 Year in Review: David Schechtman, Meridian Capital Group

What was your greatest professional accomplishment or most notable project, deal, or transaction in 2021?
Our greatest professional accomplishments in the team I lead in Meridian’s middle-market investment sales business were

2021 Year in Review: Emir Hot, Matrix Technology Group LLC

What are your predictions for your industry in 2022?
We are a technology infrastructure company focused on commercial interior work. Our industry was hit hard as interior fitouts declined as a

2021 Year in Review: Rafael Stein AIA, Urbahn Architects

What was your greatest professional accomplishment or most notable project, deal, or transaction in 2021?
We’re working on several projects aiming at bringing humane conditions and quality healthcare to inmates housed at the Rikers Island Correctional Facility.

2021 Year in Review: James Famularo, Meridian Capital Group

What are your predictions for your industry in 2022?
As this year ends, I strongly believe that the challenges commercial real estate professionals faced during the pandemic are

2021 Year in Review: Marc Spector, FAIA, Spectorgroup

What are your predictions for your industry in 2022?
#BouncingForward is well underway on all cylinders for Spectorgroup in our various practices. We continue to evolve as a firm, always providing