Spotlights

2018 Ones to Watch: Perry Lee, Director of Acquisitions at Margules Properties

Who or what do you attribute to your success? Success? Not sure that I am. I suppose it is up to my peers to judge me on that count. I think enjoying the day to day is a very important factor of success. Although, I will say…

2018 Ones to Watch: Mike Costello, Vice President, N.J. Division at American Security

How do you manage the work/life balance?  I love to work and I love to play. I would tell school kids during career day that I work only half days. They really loved that until they realized I was talking about working 12 hours a day…

2018 Ones to Watch: Steven Goldberg, Member - Real Estate Transactions at Rosenberg & Estis, P.C.

How do you motivate or inspire your colleagues? I try to inspire calmness, clarity and focus in my colleagues. I take time to mentor and pass on my knowledge and experience…

2018 Ones to Watch: Sean Cronin, Partner at Cronin & Cronin Law Firm, PLLC

How do you contribute to the future of your industry? A predictable property tax burden provides our clients with confidence to invest in and grow our region. Our efforts to lessen the tax burden for overassessed properties also create a…

2018 Ones to Watch: Shlomo Gelernter, Senior Director at Besen & Associates

Where do you see yourself in five years? I aways make short term and long term goals for myself because I believe it is important to think about what I want to accomplish…

2018 Ones to Watch: Joseph Gibbons, Principal at SWBR

How did you get your start in your current field?  My background started with an early passion for drawing, design and architecture but also included…

2018 Ones to Watch: Christopher Jones, Associate Principal at Magnusson Architecture and Planning

Who or what do you attribute to your success?  I believe my attention to detail, ability to communicate clearly, and engage with a team to solve complex problems are fundamental to an architects’ success. I also…

Make housing affordable again for moderate- and middle-income working-class individuals too - by Heidi Burkhart

Mayor Bill de Blasio recently delivered his annual State of the City address in Brooklyn. During his speech, he stated his goals for his second term—namely, to make New York City “the fairest big city in America.” Since taking office, mayor de Blasio has worked hard to…

Handling situations where a rent-delinquent tenant files for bankruptcy protection - Stephen Lasser

An issue that commercial landlords frequently have to address is tenants falling behind in their rent payments and then filing for bankruptcy protection. Once a tenant declares bankruptcy, an “automatic stay” goes into effect, which makes it illegal for the landlord to pursue eviction and collection efforts except through…

An architect’s opinion on the economic pulse in the New York City real estate market - William Gati

My name is Bill Gati. I’m an architect. I’ve done a lot of work in the New York City area since 1987. Quite a while and I have a unique perspective on the economic cycles of architecture, construction and real estate development, and for one thing, I know that our industry is very, very cyclical and very dependent upon the economy and government regulations…