Spotlights

2018 Ones to Watch: Michael Gronenthal, Licensed Sales Associate at Douglas Elliman

How did you get your start in your current field?  For as long as I can remember I have been an entrepreneur. At 13 years old, I started my own snow removal company, which I still run today. After winning a business award…

2018 Ones to Watch: Francesca Loftus, CEO and Co-founder of hOM

How did you get your start in your current field?  I co-founded hOM in the end of 2013 and it was my big leap into real estate tech. At first, hOM was providing wellness instructors to…

2018 Ones to Watch: Steven Giordano, Senior Director at Shawmut Design and Construction

Who or what do you attribute to your success? I would say it is a combination of things. My parents and upbringing made me hungry. I did not grow up with much and I always wanted to make my parents proud. I was always ambitious and…

2018 Ones to Watch: RoseElla Frankiewich, Senior Vice President, Servicing Operations at Arbor Realty Trust, Inc. - Depew Office

Who or what do you attribute to your success?  Faith, both organic and spiritual. I would not have achieved any of my career goals if not for the faith entrusted in me by several mentors…

2018 Ones to Watch: Orry Michael, Senior Associate at Ariel Property Advisors

How did you get your start in your current field?  I have always had an entrepreneurial mindset. I learned from my grandfather, who started his own business in Israel in the 1960s, how to take calculated risks, and how accepting failure can ultimately lead to one’s success…

2018 Ones to Watch: Jed Dallek, Partner at Gettry Marcus CPA, P.C.

Who or what do you attribute to your success? Always caring about the client/person first has been my biggest attribute. Clients take for granted that you are knowledgeable in your field. Clients don’t care how much you know until…

2018 Ones to Watch: Baruch Edelkopf, Vice President of Sales at EMH Commercial Realty

How did you get your start in your current field?  In March 2013 after completing service in the Israeli army I started working as a research intern for my father Yona Edelkopf. The first week on the job…

2018 Ones to Watch: Jason Kurland, Partner at Certilman Balin Adler & Hyman, LLP

How do you contribute to the future of your industry? In addition to my real estate practice, I created a niche for myself as the “lottery lawyer.” I have been able to use…

2018 Ones to Watch: Michael Lee, Partner at HKS Capital Partners, LLC

Who or what do you attribute to your success?  I owe all of my success to all of those who believed in me from day one, particularly my three partners…

2018 Ones to Watch: Nick Romito, CEO and Co-founder at VTS

How did you get your start in your current field?  My best friend (and co-founder at VTS) started working at Cushman & Wakefield and loved the entrepreneurial spirit of brokerage. And, one of my mentors was a senior broker at CBRE at the time. After talking to them, I realized…