Spotlights

2019 Ones to Watch: Genta Stafaj, DLA Piper LLP

How have your life experiences impacted who you are professionally?
I came to the U.S. as an immigrant from Albania. While my immigrant story has many details that are unique to my

2019 Ones to Watch: Ashley Doukas, Stroock & Stroock & Lavan LLP

What do you consider to be your greatest success in the past 12 months?
As a land use and zoning attorney in New York City, I’ve learned that development projects and city land use

2019 Ones to Watch: Jacob Stern, Savills

What advice can you offer to someone who is just getting started in your industry?
If you view this as a 9-5 career, then there’s no way you can make it. You need to put in the time and long

2019 Ones to Watch: Michael Bertini, Savills

Who are some leaders that you admire and why? ?
At 23 years old, after receiving my degree from St. John’s University, I earned an interview at Savills and

2019 Ones to Watch: Justin Quinn, Kramer Levin Naftalis & Frankel LLP

What advice can you offer someone who is just getting started in your industry?
What you lack in experience when just getting started, you can more than make up for by bringing a working enthusiasm to

2019 Ones to Watch: Jacqueline Elezaj, Black Mountain Capital

Who or what do you attribute to your success? 
My family, especially my mother. I’ve learned so much from my family, collectively and individually. Their

2019 Ones to Watch: Ari Benyacov, Westbridge Realty Group

What do you consider to be your greatest success in the past 12 months?
While my biggest deal in the past 12 months was the $25 million sale of Sheridan Ct. (201 East 164th) in the Bronx, a

2019 Ones to Watch: Rob Marek, E-Z Riser Roof Raising

?What advice can you offer to someone who is just getting started in your industry? 
Please don’t fake it until you make it – commercial real estate is already full of transparent egos and

2019 Ones to Watch: Greg Goldberg, Meridian Retail Leasing

What do you consider to be your greatest success in the past 12 months?
Over the past 12 months, I have worked to successfully bring new concepts to SoHo, closing a deal with Society Limonta at

2019 Ones to Watch: Petro Zinkovetsky, Zinkovetsky Law Firm

What advice can you offer to someone who is just getting started in your industry?
Make sure you really like and enjoy what you are doing, otherwise you won’t succeed in this industry. The real