Spotlights

2020 Ones to Watch: Max Ralby, HKS Real Estate Advisors LLC

Which project, deal, or transaction was the “game-changer” in the advancement of your career?
The closing of a $24 million construction loan in the Bronx for the new headquarters for Samaritan Day Top Village. I tracked this project for over a year,

2020 Ones to Watch: Jared Paioff, Schwartz Sladkus Reich Greenberg Atlas LLP

Which project, deal, or transaction was the “game-changer” in the advancement of your career?
We represented a client in a 1031 exchange that required the consent of a particular family member to close. Our client and the family member were in a

2020 Ones to Watch: Michael Castellon, Rosenberg & Estis, P.C.

How do you contribute to your community or your profession?
Over the years, I have been very involved with Habitat for Humanity as a volunteer, home sponsor, and board member, both in Atlanta and recent in New York.

2020 Ones to Watch: Shahid Jafri, Jafri Capital

Who or what inspires you?
My inspiration and general business mentor is John Moore, CEO and co-founder of the healthcare firm, Marwood Group. We first met in 2013 at a

2020 Ones to Watch: Dave Carswell, Largo Capital

Which project, deal, or transaction was the “game-changer” in the advancement of your career?
Prior to opening Largo’s NYC office, I asset managed a 2.5 million s/f portfolio and championed development projects in Upstate NY.

2020 Ones to Watch: Maurizio Anglani, Ingram Yuzek Gainen Carroll & Bertolotti LLP

What led you to your current profession?
When I first moved to the U.S., at the age of 12, my family introduced me to an older gentleman who was born in the same small town in southern Italy as me. He told

2020 Ones to Watch: Joel Thottam, ME Engineers

Which project, deal, or transaction was the “game-changer” in the advancement of your career?
One of my very first projects as an engineer was a high-rise residential and retail mixed-use renovation project in Philadelphia. This project gave me exposure to many aspects of commercial MEP design,

2020 Ones to Watch: Gustavo Rodriguez, FXCollaborative

Which project, deal, or transaction was the “game-changer” in the advancement of your career?
In 2006 I started working at FXCollaborative as job captain for the SAP Americas Headquarters expansion, our first LEED platinum building.

2020 Ones to Watch: Eddie Keda, Tri State Commercial Realty

Which project, deal, or transaction was the “game-changer” in the advancement of your career?
85 Quay St. I leased 3,000 s/f in Greenpoint to Wild Alaskan Inc. The crazy part is I met the owner while walking down the street of the

2020 Ones to Watch: Yehuda Leser, Alpha Realty

What do you like most about your job? 
What I like most about my job as a broker is how every single day is different from each other and presents its own unique challenges.