Spotlights

2017 Year in Review: Ira Zlotowitz, Eastern Union Funding

What was your most notable project, deal, transaction or professional achievement in 2017? One of the driving forces behind our success in 2017 is the expansion of our QTS (Quotes and Term Sheets) Banking Division. To meet surging demand and assure the best service in the…

2017 Year in Review: Rudy Frank, AKF Group

What was your most notable project, deal, transaction or professional achievement in 2017? 2017 marked the completion of Bristol-Myers Squibb (BMS)’s new office complex in Lawrence Township, NJ. AKF was an integral partner in…

2017 Year in Review: Nancy Doon, VHB

What was your most notable project, deal, transaction or professional achievement in 2017? I served as project manager for the Greater East Midtown Rezoning Environmental Impact Statement, the largest rezoning in Manhattan since Hudson Yards in 2004. With the rezoning approved in August 2017, substantial new construction projects will begin to take shape. Over the next two decades, development resulting…

2017 Year in Review: Mario Asaro, Industry One Realty Corp.

What was your most notable project, deal, transaction or professional achievement in 2017? That would be a tie between two very similar properties because they both show the value of the industrial land…

2017 Year in Review: Richard Muskus, Jr., Patriot Bank

Who or what contributed to your success in 2017 and why? Community bankers on a local level have the capability to significantly support the resurgence of neighborhoods. 2017 has seen continued…

2017 Year in Review: Aaron Soury, A Neumann & Associates, LLC

Who or what contributed to your success in 2017 and why? Our high success rate of closed business transactions can be attributed to the following: We maintain confidentiality throughout the entire process. The foundation for establishing a fair market price for a

2017 Year in Review: Holley Drakeford, Drakeford Realty Group, LLC

What was the best decision you made in 2017 and why? Starting my own real estate brokerage firm specializing in commercial leasing and investment sales, primarily in the Harlem market. I now have the freedom to choose to work on my own projects and territories and I create…

2017 Year in Review: Marc Freud, Troutbrook Company

What was your most notable project, deal, transaction or professional achievement in 2017? Calendar year 2018 will see the continuation of trends that have been apparent in 2017…

2017 Year in Review: Lee Silpe, Berko & Associates

Who or what contributed to your success in 2017 and why?  The team at Berko & Associates has been the biggest factor in our success. We have a diverse group of talented professionals who all add value to our office and provide a superior quality of service to our clients. As we head into a bit of the unknown, it’s the…

2017 Year in Review: Kenne Shepherd, Kenne Shepherd Interior Design Architecture PLLC

What was your most notable project, deal, transaction, or professional achievement in 2017? My firm has had roster of great clients and interior design projects this year. We were very pleased with the successful completion of the Edwynn Houk Gallery on the 4th floor of 745 Fifth Ave. The gallery specializes in the masters of 20th Century photography and is a leader in their field. Designing projects for…