Spotlights

2018 Ones to Watch: Peter Vanderpool, President at Cignature Realty

Who or what do you attribute to your success? I had a great, but modest, upbringing from two incredible parents who instilled in me a strong work ethic and a…

2018 Ones to Watch: Joseph Isa, Principal/Owner at Isa Realty Group, LLC

How do you contribute to the future of your industry?  I believe that brokers are the most important part of any leasing or sales transaction. It is our hard work and determination that brings deals about in the first place. We must

2018 Ones to Watch: Matt Dzbanek, Director at Ariel Property Advisors' Capital Services Division

How did you get your start in your current field?  Both of my parents are architects, so I grew up with blueprints on the walls as artwork. I have many fond memories of being driven around New York City while they…

2018 Ones to Watch: Michael Freedberg, President at Suffolk Industrial Properties

Who or what do you attribute to your success? I’m very good at mind control. I silence the part of my brain that wants me to fail. I laugh when I get rejected, and literally think about squashing that thought. Success is about…

2018 Ones to Watch: Hugh Finnegan, Partner at Romer Debbas LLP

How did you get your start in your current field?  One of my best friends married the daughter of the head of the real estate department at…

May Spotlight: 2018 Ones to Watch

New York, NY The New York Real Estate Journal recently featured a "Ones to Watch" Spotlight, focusing on both up and coming professionals as well as industry veterans across all areas of real estate. Sponsors for this edition include Winick, AmTrust Title, Arbor Realty Trust, Maltz Auctions, Watt and Flux, and Coldwell Banker Commercial Island Corporate Services.

2018 Ones to Watch: Petro Zinkovetsky, Attorney at Zinkovetsky Law Firm

What are your professional goals for 2018? I am focusing on continuing to grow my law firm in order to meet all of our clients’ needs. The firm has almost doubled in all parameters within the past 12 months. This has included a lot of searching for the right individuals who encompass our firm’s values, training employees, and planning

2018 Ones to Watch: Holley Drakeford, Founder / President at Drakeford Realty Group

How did you get your start in your current field? I started in the real estate industry after several decades in the computer business. I began in residential real estate and realized quickly my skill set was more geared to commercial real estate…

2018 Ones to Watch: Jessica Stanton, Associate at Olshan Frome Wolosky LLP

Who or what do you attribute to your success? I attribute my success to always being willing to push myself out of my comfort zone to do what is necessary to…

2018 Ones to Watch: Michael Ehrhardt, Vice President at AmTrust

What are your professional goals for 2018?  To continue the professional and athletic momentum in New York and nationwide. Since I travel…