Spotlights

Dimitri Mortsakis, IREON, CRS Corporate Relocation Systems, Inc.

What was your most notable project, deal, or transaction in 2020?
We have worked on several large relocation and installation projects this year, including moving almost 2,000 employees for a firm from six different NYC locations to

Joseph Aquino, JAACRES

What aspects of working from home did you enjoy most?
Working from home has been a new awakening. A real estate broker has to re-start the engines every day. You’re in the market and

Jeffrey Keitelman, Stroock & Stroock & Lavan

What aspects of working from home did you enjoy most?
As the pandemic spread and we all quarantined, it ushered in a new normal—but it wasn’t really all that “new.” It was a

James Ricca, Esq., Forchelli Deegan Terrana LLP

What was your most notable project, deal, or transaction in 2020?
Forchelli Deegan Terrana LLP served as counsel to an institutional lender who provided $54 million in combined mortgage loans for

Leslie Cook, KBE-NY, LLC

What was the most challenging part of working during the pandemic?
Working during the pandemic was very challenging. Our company was able execute a plan to keep everyone on payroll and not

Ira Zlotowitz, Eastern Union

What was your most notable project, deal, or transaction in 2020?
In May, Eastern Union took bold action designed to help reinvigorate a market increasingly hobbled by the COVID-19 pandemic. We launched a financing unit called

Chuck Merritt, Merritt Environmental

What was the most challenging part of working during the pandemic?
As a large portion of our work comes from local and regional banks and credit unions, the pause they experienced with pivoting to the SBA PPP loans for

2020 Year in Review: William O’Brien, M.C. O’Brien, Inc.

What aspects of working from home did you enjoy most?
I spent more time with my core family, exercised and ate better than I typically do, no COVID 15 lbs for me

James Pirot, IREON, Cresa

What aspects of working from home did you enjoy most?
The ability to have multiple uninterrupted meetings has been an unexpected benefit of the pandemic. On any given day, I will have six or seven

Peter Vanderpool, Cignature Realty Associates Inc.

What was the most challenging part of working during the pandemic?
Dealing with the uncertainty and trying to keep our employees engaged and focused, knowing they were in the comfort of their homes and