Leadership

Peter Hauspurg
Of Counsel

Responsibilities

Peter Hauspurg serves as a Co-Managing Partner at ABS Partners Real Estate, LLC. ABS is a leading New York City – based real estate firm dedicated to building lasting real estate and professional partnerships. The firm is completely vertically integrated and maintains a focus in two areas: providing services which add value in leasing, investment sales, property management, construction management and advisory; and organizing opportunities for its clients to participate in the ownership of real estate. The firm boasts an investment portfolio of over 96 properties totaling over 13 million square feet of space in 10 states.

Experience

Prior to joining ABS Partners, Hauspurg and partner Daun Paris founded Eastern Consolidated Properties, and built the firm into an industry powerhouse focused on sales of investment properties, land assemblage, debt and equity placement and retail leasing. Mr. Hauspurg served at the helm of the firms’ global property sourcing activities, and he has originated virtually every type of real estate asset type for acquisition, including billions of dollars of office and apartment buildings, hotels, development sites and retail properties. Mr. Hauspurg has been ranked in the New York Observer’s NYC Real Estate Power 100 since the list’s inception in 2009.

Awards and Affiliations

For over 20 years, Mr. Hauspurg has been a member of the New York City Director’s Advisory Council and the Mortgage Committee of M & T Bank, a New York Stock Exchange listed bank with over $118 billion in assets. He is member of the Board of Governors of The Real Estate Board of New York (REBNY) and is a past Chairman of its Sales Brokers Committee. He has been a guest lecturer in the Board’s Continuing Education Program and is a frequent industry speaker. Mr. Hauspurg has also served as a member of the Board of Directors of the Westchester Land Trust for over ten years.

Mr. Hauspurg is committed to philanthropic efforts for the New York area community. He is currently serving as Chairman of the Board of Trustees of the Jewish child Care Association (JCCA), a nonsectarian organization founded in 1822 and dedicated to providing housing, medical care and vocational training to over 16,000 families in need in the Tri-State region, overseeing a $100 million annual budget with 1,100 employees. Together he and partner Daun Paris have been dedicated to the JCCA cause for over 20 years through the creation of new programs, fundraising efforts and the donation of a building on the association’s Pleasantville Campus for a cosmetology education program. In recognition of their contributions, the couple was honored by the JCCA at the organization’s annual gala in 2017.

Mr. Hauspurg is a graduate of Duke University and received his Juris Doctor degree from Fordham Law School with a specialization in tax law.

Jason Fein
Partner

Responsibilities

Jason Fein is a Partner of ABS Partners Real Estate where he focuses on acquisitions; investment syndication; investor relations; and asset management. In addition, he oversees the leasing and management for a number of NYC properties (commercial and multi-family). Daily, Mr. Fein and his partners guide business operations and strategic planning for the firm.

Experience

Mr. Fein joined ABS in 2007. Prior to joining ABS, Mr. Fein served as Chief Executive of Guidecraft Inc., an industry leader in the design, manufacture, importing and distribution of children’s educational toys and furniture. Under Mr. Fein’s twenty-one years of leadership, Guidecraft grew from a 9-member staff operating in a workshop in suburban NY to a multinational company, employing a staff of over 90 with offices in New York, Minnesota, Shanghai, China; Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam and Bangkok, Thailand.

Awards and Affiliations

Mr. Fein is both a member of REBNY and the Cornell University Real Estate Council. He was also a Captain with the Hastings-on-Hudson Fire Department.

Education

Mr. Fein received both his Bachelor of Science and Masters of Professional Studies degrees from Cornell University’s School of Hotel Administration.

James Caseley
Partner

Responsibilities

James Caseley is an Executive Managing Director of ABS Partners Real Estate. He is responsible for the in-house review of rental conditions, supervising a portion of the brokerage team, and handling the leasing and management of a number of properties. Mr. Caseley specializes in repositioning commercial and industrial real estate to appeal to changing markets, particularly involving construction administration and lease negotiations. Utilizing knowledge from the extensive landlord representation, he has represented scores of commercial tenants in real estate transactions.

Experience

Mr. Caseley has 34 years experience in commercial real estate brokerage and management in New York City. Prior to joining ABS in 2005, Mr. Caseley served as Senior Managing Director at Newmark & Company Real Estate, Inc., where he was involved in the conversion of industrial loft buildings for office uses. In 1985, he opened Newmark’s Soho office, overseeing leasing in the local portfolio consisting of nearly 1,000,000 square feet. At the time, Mr. Caseley was a pioneer in the soon to emerge Soho Market. Over his career he has represented landlords in well over 20,000,000 sf of transactions.

Awards and Affiliations

Mr. Caseley is a member of REBNY, founding member and former Executive Committee member of the Village Alliance/8th Street BID, and the NoHo-NY BID. He has also served on the Clinton Land Use and Zoning Committee for Community Board #4 and is an active participant in REBNY committee meetings and a 2013 selectee to the REBNY Commercial Board of Directors.

John Brod
Partner

Responsibilities

John Brod is particularly sought after for his focus on commercial office and retail tenant representation, agency services and lease negotiations. His experience covers tenant and owner representation throughout Manhattan and other major U.S. cities. Prior to ABS he was a founding partner of PBS Real Estate a leading boutique commercial real estate firm

Experience

Since beginning his career at Edward S. Gordon in 1980, Mr. Brod has personally facilitated several billion dollars’ worth of office and retail leases. In the past 15 years alone, he has been responsible for leasing more than 30 million square feet of office and retail space in several of the most innovative transactions in New York City. Throughout his career, he has been responsible for over one million square feet of commercial office and retail leasing agency assignments.

The Real Estate Board of New York (REBNY) nominated Mr. Brod for its “Most Ingenious Deal of the Year” award five times, beginning in 1995 for a 200,000-square-foot Stroock & Stroock & Lavan lease at 180 Maiden Lane, and again in 1999 for a 22,000-square-foot Donna Karan retail lease on at 655 Madison Avenue; 2005, for a 25,000-square-foot Ecko Times Square flagship transaction; 2006, for a 30,000-square-foot Abercrombie & Fitch lease at 720 Fifth Avenue; and 2007, for Hollister’s 42,000-square-foot lease at Soho flagship property 600 Broadway.

Mr. Brod was responsible for the Joe Fresh rollout in 2011 to 2012 consisting of over five locations and 60,000 square feet including Joe Fresh’s flagship at 510 Fifth Avenue.

In 2012, Mr. Brod was responsible for the sale of 105 Wooster Street, one of the largest retail condominiums at 40,000 square feet in Soho, which is currently the home of Room & Board. That same year, Mr. Brod again represented Donna Karan in its lease renewal at 655 Madison, where the retail had resided since 1999. This was the largest retail transaction on Madison Avenue. In 2015 Mr. Brod was hired by its current owner to re-market 105 Wooster Street.

In 2013 to 2014, Mr. Brod was the sole broker in the sale of 120 West Broadway, a 14,000-square-foot retail condominium anchored by HSBC and Citibank; and the two-buildings 152/4 Spring Street, which was purchased by Acadia Realty Trust, a publicly traded REIT.

In 2015 Mr. Brod was responsible for leasing 915 Broadway’s retail space to Ethan Allen for their flagship store. Also in 2015 Mr. Brod was responsible for the sale of a 14,000 square foot development site at 579 Fulton Street, Brooklyn NY. In 2015 Mr. Brod was responsible for the sale of the Lord Balfour Hotel in South Beach, Florida to an international hotel group.

In 2016 Mr. Brod represented both seller and purchaser for 10 Sullivan Street a retail condominium; and 66 Third Avenue a 35,000 sf building currently leased to Loews Theatre ($32 MM). Additionally Mr. Brod represented the buyer in a land assemblage of five buildings on 92nd Street and Third Avenue ($111 MM). Mr. Brod also completed five deals on behalf of Hickey Freeman and Samuelsohn, a luxury menswear manufacturer for two showrooms and four retail stores, two in New York City and two outside the city.

In 2017-18 Mr. Brod was appointed exclusive leasing agent for two Plaza District Buildings; 770 Lexington Avenue and 145 East 57th Street. The 770 project was successfully completed with the transformation and leasing of former retail multi-story space to one of the nation’s leading hospital groups; and to Verizon. At 145 East 57th , still a work in process, this Plaza District Building is being leased to leading private equity and family offices.

In 2018 Mr. Brod represented Merchants Hospitality in their purchase of The Z Hotel ($32.5 MM) a 100 room Hotel in Long Island City, NY.

In 2019 Mr. Brod was responsible for bringing a portfolio of commercial and residential properties consisting of over 37 properties and 200 tenants into ABS for both management and leasing. On behalf of Fedcap’s Easterseals group, Mr. Brod completed a long term 15,000 sf lease at L+M Development Partners’ newly constructed project on Story Avenue in the Bronx.

In 2019-20 Ethan Allen hired Mr. Brod as exclusive agent to sublease their 13,000 sf flagship at 915 Broadway. The assignment was successfully concluded in April 2020, during a citywide shutdown due to Covid-19. The lessee, Charles Schwab, completed a new direct lease at a longer term than Ethan Allen’s, this enabled Ethan Allen to mitigate 100% of their remaining lease liability.

Accolades and Affiliations

In August 2005, Real Estate Weekly named Mr. Brod as one of its “Top Deal Makers” in its 50th Anniversary edition. He was ranked among New York City’s “Top Brokers” several times by CoStar Group based on 2007, 2012, 2013 and 2015 retail leasing volume.

Mr. Brod serves on the Center for Real Estate and Urban Analysis advisory board at The George Washington University School of Business, where he also received a B.A. degree.

Mr. Brod is currently on the Plaza District and Sales Committees for Rebny.

Prior to joining the real estate industry Mr. Brod was President of Hammarplast USA a division of Perstorp AB; and Senior Consultant for Cegmark International a consultancy and management firm.

Alan S. Cohen
Partner

Responsibilities

Alan S. Cohen is responsible for developing and implementing strategies for lines of brokerage activity within ABS Partners which includes Landlord representation, Tenant representation, Investment Sales, advisory and Property Management.

Experience

Mr. Cohen is the Founder of Brighton Advisors LLC and brings a solid background in real estate to the ABS Partners Investment sales team. He has completed over $900 million dollars in investment sales and has represented Landlords and tenants in leasing activity throughout his career.

Over the last 9 years, he has been involved in the acquisition, financing and sale of properties including commercial office buildings, residential rental apartment buildings, hotels, shopping centers and development sites in New York City.

Awards & Affiliations

Mr. Cohen serves on the Executive Committee of ABS Partners, the Board of JCCA of Westchester as well on the Board of Governors of Brae Burn Country Club. Alan is also an active member of the Sales Brokers Committee of the Real Estate Board of New York (REBNY).

Richard Meyerson
CFO

Responsibilities

Richard Meyerson is Chief Financial Officer with ABS Partners Real Estate. He is responsible for all financial reporting including property analysis, project feasibility studies, financial statement preparation, and budgets.

In addition, Mr. Meyerson supports the brokers and senior management in lease analysis, deal structuring and financial modeling for acquisitions or sales, often using ARGUS. He is skilled in preparing financial modeling for acquisitions and dispositions, comparative lease analysis and new financing or refinancing of properties.

Experience

Mr. Meyerson has more than 35 of experience in the real estate industry. Before joining ABS Partners in 2005 he was a consultant providing financial analysis, portfolio evaluations, cash flow modeling, due diligence examinations and cost containment / control audits for lenders, purchasers, investors and institutions. Prior to that, Mr. Meyerson was the Chief Financial Officer for GVA Williams, for over 20 years, and was responsible for the finance and administration functions of approximately 120 properties with 20 million square feet of space.

Education

Mr. Meyerson is a graduate of New York University with a Bachelor of Science degree in Finance and is also a Licensed Real Estate Broker.

Capital Markets

Robert Altman
Capital Markets, ABS — Altman Warwick, Co-Managing Partner
Brian Warwick
Capital Markets, ABS — Altman Warwick, Co-Managing Partner
John Leslie
Senior Managing Director
Morris Dweck
Director
Patrick Rhea
Director

Finance & Accounting

Sandy Barkhudaryan
Staff Accountant
Nixon Chan
Accounting
Elysia Feliciano
Accounts Receivable Associate
Eva Nagy
Payroll Administrator
Carmen Reyes
Jr. Accountant
Diana Sholomova
Property Accountant
Ilene Steur
Property Accountant
Nancy Wood
Licensed Real Estate Salesperson
Diana Bell
Accounts Payable Bookkeeper
Karen Dee
Manager of Lease Administration
Natalya Khanunova
Property Accountant
Zina Pilavsky
Accounts Payable Bookkeeper
Carmen D. Rodriguez
Accounts Payable Bookkeeper
Krystyna Siemieniuk
Controller
Selina Wong
Senior Lease Administrator
Polina Yagudaev
Accounts Payable Bookkeeper

Investment Sales / Client Acquisitions

Ryan Cerqueira
Associate
Steven Hornstock
Founder

Responsibilities

Steven Hornstock is a Founder and Co-Managing Partner of ABS Partners Real Estate, LLC and is currently the Director of Investment Sales. In addition to his day-to-day co-management responsibilities, Mr. Hornstock oversees the investment sales and advisory group, and continues to source and acquire investment properties for clients of ABS.

Experience

Prior to the formation of ABS, Mr. Hornstock served as Director of Investment Sales at Helmsley-Spear, Inc. During his tenure at Helmsley-Spear, Mr. Hornstock focused on land use, property assemblage for future New York City development projects, as well as investment property acquisitions for the firm’s clients.

Preceding Helmsley-Spear, Mr. Hornstock was a Co-Founding Partner of Sutton East Associates, a New York City based residential development firm. While at Sutton East, he played an integral part in the acquisition and subsequent development of the Channel Club, a 39-story condominium at 455 East 86th Steet; and 279 Central Park West, a 20-story condominium at 88th Street.

Awards and Affiliations

Mr. Hornstock is a licensed real estate broker in the State of New York since 1976; and is an active member of the Sales Brokers Committee of the Real Estate Board of New York (REBNY), and currently serves as a director on the Commercial Board of Directors of REBNY.

Education

Mr. Hornstock received his Bachelor of Science degree in Accounting from Bentley College in Waltham, Massachusetts and completed the Real Estate certificate program at New York University.

Alex Warner
Managing Director
John Brod
Partner

Responsibilities

John Brod is particularly sought after for his focus on commercial office and retail tenant representation, agency services and lease negotiations. His experience covers tenant and owner representation throughout Manhattan and other major U.S. cities. Prior to ABS he was a founding partner of PBS Real Estate a leading boutique commercial real estate firm

Experience

Since beginning his career at Edward S. Gordon in 1980, Mr. Brod has personally facilitated several billion dollars’ worth of office and retail leases. In the past 15 years alone, he has been responsible for leasing more than 30 million square feet of office and retail space in several of the most innovative transactions in New York City. Throughout his career, he has been responsible for over one million square feet of commercial office and retail leasing agency assignments.

The Real Estate Board of New York (REBNY) nominated Mr. Brod for its “Most Ingenious Deal of the Year” award five times, beginning in 1995 for a 200,000-square-foot Stroock & Stroock & Lavan lease at 180 Maiden Lane, and again in 1999 for a 22,000-square-foot Donna Karan retail lease on at 655 Madison Avenue; 2005, for a 25,000-square-foot Ecko Times Square flagship transaction; 2006, for a 30,000-square-foot Abercrombie & Fitch lease at 720 Fifth Avenue; and 2007, for Hollister’s 42,000-square-foot lease at Soho flagship property 600 Broadway.

Mr. Brod was responsible for the Joe Fresh rollout in 2011 to 2012 consisting of over five locations and 60,000 square feet including Joe Fresh’s flagship at 510 Fifth Avenue.

In 2012, Mr. Brod was responsible for the sale of 105 Wooster Street, one of the largest retail condominiums at 40,000 square feet in Soho, which is currently the home of Room & Board. That same year, Mr. Brod again represented Donna Karan in its lease renewal at 655 Madison, where the retail had resided since 1999. This was the largest retail transaction on Madison Avenue. In 2015 Mr. Brod was hired by its current owner to re-market 105 Wooster Street.

In 2013 to 2014, Mr. Brod was the sole broker in the sale of 120 West Broadway, a 14,000-square-foot retail condominium anchored by HSBC and Citibank; and the two-buildings 152/4 Spring Street, which was purchased by Acadia Realty Trust, a publicly traded REIT.

In 2015 Mr. Brod was responsible for leasing 915 Broadway’s retail space to Ethan Allen for their flagship store. Also in 2015 Mr. Brod was responsible for the sale of a 14,000 square foot development site at 579 Fulton Street, Brooklyn NY. In 2015 Mr. Brod was responsible for the sale of the Lord Balfour Hotel in South Beach, Florida to an international hotel group.

In 2016 Mr. Brod represented both seller and purchaser for 10 Sullivan Street a retail condominium; and 66 Third Avenue a 35,000 sf building currently leased to Loews Theatre ($32 MM). Additionally Mr. Brod represented the buyer in a land assemblage of five buildings on 92nd Street and Third Avenue ($111 MM). Mr. Brod also completed five deals on behalf of Hickey Freeman and Samuelsohn, a luxury menswear manufacturer for two showrooms and four retail stores, two in New York City and two outside the city.

In 2017-18 Mr. Brod was appointed exclusive leasing agent for two Plaza District Buildings; 770 Lexington Avenue and 145 East 57th Street. The 770 project was successfully completed with the transformation and leasing of former retail multi-story space to one of the nation’s leading hospital groups; and to Verizon. At 145 East 57th , still a work in process, this Plaza District Building is being leased to leading private equity and family offices.

In 2018 Mr. Brod represented Merchants Hospitality in their purchase of The Z Hotel ($32.5 MM) a 100 room Hotel in Long Island City, NY.

In 2019 Mr. Brod was responsible for bringing a portfolio of commercial and residential properties consisting of over 37 properties and 200 tenants into ABS for both management and leasing. On behalf of Fedcap’s Easterseals group, Mr. Brod completed a long term 15,000 sf lease at L+M Development Partners’ newly constructed project on Story Avenue in the Bronx.

In 2019-20 Ethan Allen hired Mr. Brod as exclusive agent to sublease their 13,000 sf flagship at 915 Broadway. The assignment was successfully concluded in April 2020, during a citywide shutdown due to Covid-19. The lessee, Charles Schwab, completed a new direct lease at a longer term than Ethan Allen’s, this enabled Ethan Allen to mitigate 100% of their remaining lease liability.

Accolades and Affiliations

In August 2005, Real Estate Weekly named Mr. Brod as one of its “Top Deal Makers” in its 50th Anniversary edition. He was ranked among New York City’s “Top Brokers” several times by CoStar Group based on 2007, 2012, 2013 and 2015 retail leasing volume.

Mr. Brod serves on the Center for Real Estate and Urban Analysis advisory board at The George Washington University School of Business, where he also received a B.A. degree.

Mr. Brod is currently on the Plaza District and Sales Committees for Rebny.

Prior to joining the real estate industry Mr. Brod was President of Hammarplast USA a division of Perstorp AB; and Senior Consultant for Cegmark International a consultancy and management firm.

Alan S. Cohen
Partner

Responsibilities

Alan S. Cohen is responsible for developing and implementing strategies for lines of brokerage activity within ABS Partners which includes Landlord representation, Tenant representation, Investment Sales, advisory and Property Management.

Experience

Mr. Cohen is the Founder of Brighton Advisors LLC and brings a solid background in real estate to the ABS Partners Investment sales team. He has completed over $900 million dollars in investment sales and has represented Landlords and tenants in leasing activity throughout his career.

Over the last 9 years, he has been involved in the acquisition, financing and sale of properties including commercial office buildings, residential rental apartment buildings, hotels, shopping centers and development sites in New York City.

Awards & Affiliations

Mr. Cohen serves on the Executive Committee of ABS Partners, the Board of JCCA of Westchester as well on the Board of Governors of Brae Burn Country Club. Alan is also an active member of the Sales Brokers Committee of the Real Estate Board of New York (REBNY).

Randy Modell
Partner

Investor Relations

Jaime Wickam
Investor Relations Coordinator
Jason Fein
Partner

Responsibilities

Jason Fein is a Partner of ABS Partners Real Estate where he focuses on acquisitions; investment syndication; investor relations; and asset management. In addition, he oversees the leasing and management for a number of NYC properties (commercial and multi-family). Daily, Mr. Fein and his partners guide business operations and strategic planning for the firm.

Experience

Mr. Fein joined ABS in 2007. Prior to joining ABS, Mr. Fein served as Chief Executive of Guidecraft Inc., an industry leader in the design, manufacture, importing and distribution of children’s educational toys and furniture. Under Mr. Fein’s twenty-one years of leadership, Guidecraft grew from a 9-member staff operating in a workshop in suburban NY to a multinational company, employing a staff of over 90 with offices in New York, Minnesota, Shanghai, China; Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam and Bangkok, Thailand.

Awards and Affiliations

Mr. Fein is both a member of REBNY and the Cornell University Real Estate Council. He was also a Captain with the Hastings-on-Hudson Fire Department.

Education

Mr. Fein received both his Bachelor of Science and Masters of Professional Studies degrees from Cornell University’s School of Hotel Administration.

Marketing & Research

Toby Roberts
Executive Director, Marketing
Jamie Mason
Director, Research & Marketing
Samantha Herling
Research Analyst

Office Leasing

John Brod
Partner

Responsibilities

John Brod is particularly sought after for his focus on commercial office and retail tenant representation, agency services and lease negotiations. His experience covers tenant and owner representation throughout Manhattan and other major U.S. cities. Prior to ABS he was a founding partner of PBS Real Estate a leading boutique commercial real estate firm.

Experience

Since beginning his career at Edward S. Gordon in 1980, Mr. Brod has personally facilitated several billion dollars’ worth of office and retail leases. In the past 15 years alone, he has been responsible for leasing more than 30 million square feet of office and retail space in several of the most innovative transactions in New York City. Throughout his career, he has been responsible for over one million square feet of commercial office and retail leasing agency assignments.

The Real Estate Board of New York (REBNY) nominated Mr. Brod for its “Most Ingenious Deal of the Year” award five times, beginning in 1995 for a 200,000-square-foot Stroock & Stroock & Lavan lease at 180 Maiden Lane, and again in 1999 for a 22,000-square-foot Donna Karan retail lease on at 655 Madison Avenue; 2005, for a 25,000-square-foot Ecko Times Square flagship transaction; 2006, for a 30,000-square-foot Abercrombie & Fitch lease at 720 Fifth Avenue; and 2007, for Hollister’s 42,000-square-foot lease at Soho flagship property 600 Broadway.

Mr. Brod was responsible for the Joe Fresh rollout in 2011 to 2012 consisting of over five locations and 60,000 square feet including Joe Fresh’s flagship at 510 Fifth Avenue.

In 2012, Mr. Brod was responsible for the sale of 105 Wooster Street, one of the largest retail condominiums at 40,000 square feet in Soho, which is currently the home of Room & Board. That same year, Mr. Brod again represented Donna Karan in its lease renewal at 655 Madison, where the retail had resided since 1999. This was the largest retail transaction on Madison Avenue. In 2015 Mr. Brod was hired by its current owner to re-market 105 Wooster Street.

In 2013 to 2014, Mr. Brod was the sole broker in the sale of 120 West Broadway, a 14,000-square-foot retail condominium anchored by HSBC and Citibank; and the two-buildings 152/4 Spring Street, which was purchased by Acadia Realty Trust, a publicly traded REIT.

In 2015 Mr. Brod was responsible for leasing 915 Broadway’s retail space to Ethan Allen for their flagship store. Also in 2015 Mr. Brod was responsible for the sale of a 14,000 square foot development site at 579 Fulton Street, Brooklyn NY. In 2015 Mr. Brod was responsible for the sale of the Lord Balfour Hotel in South Beach, Florida to an international hotel group.

In 2016 Mr. Brod represented both seller and purchaser for 10 Sullivan Street a retail condominium; and 66 Third Avenue a 35,000 sf building currently leased to Loews Theatre ($32 MM). Additionally Mr. Brod represented the buyer in a land assemblage of five buildings on 92nd Street and Third Avenue ($111 MM). Mr. Brod also completed five deals on behalf of Hickey Freeman and Samuelsohn, a luxury menswear manufacturer for two showrooms and four retail stores, two in New York City and two outside the city.

In 2017-18 Mr. Brod was appointed exclusive leasing agent for two Plaza District Buildings; 770 Lexington Avenue and 145 East 57th Street. The 770 project was successfully completed with the transformation and leasing of former retail multi-story space to one of the nation’s leading hospital groups; and to Verizon. At 145 East 57th , still a work in process, this Plaza District Building is being leased to leading private equity and family offices.

In 2018 Mr. Brod represented Merchants Hospitality in their purchase of The Z Hotel ($32.5 MM) a 100 room Hotel in Long Island City, NY.

So far in 2019: Mr. Brod has been responsible for bringing a portfolio of commercial and residential properties consisting of over 37 properties and 200 tenants into ABS for both management and leasing. On behalf of Fedcap’s Easterseals group, Mr. Brod completed a long term 15,000 sf lease at L+M Development Partners’ newly constructed project on Story Avenue in the Bronx.

Accolades and Affiliations

In August 2005, Real Estate Weekly named Mr. Brod as one of its “Top Deal Makers” in its 50th Anniversary edition. He was ranked among New York City’s “Top Brokers” several times by CoStar Group based on 2007, 2012, 2013 and 2015 retail leasing volume.

Mr. Brod serves on the Center for Real Estate and Urban Analysis advisory board at The George Washington University School of Business, where he also received a B.A. degree.

Mr. Brod is currently on the Plaza District and Sales Committees for Rebny.

Prior to joining the real estate industry Mr. Brod was President of Hammarplast USA a division of Perstorp AB; and Senior Consultant for Cegmark International a consultancy and management firm.

Charles Conwell
Senior Managing Director
Scott McAnney
Associate
Dan Miranda
Senior Director
Audrey Novoa
Senior Managing Director
Ian Weiss
Managing Director
Jacob Zirinsky
Associate
Robert Finkelstein
Executive Managing Director
Ron Zimmerman
Executive Managing Director
Robert Neborak
Senior Managing Director
Ben Waller
Senior Managing Director
Jason Fein
Partner

Responsibilities

Jason Fein is a Partner of ABS Partners Real Estate where he focuses on acquisitions; investment syndication; investor relations; and asset management. In addition, he oversees the leasing and management for a number of NYC properties (commercial and multi-family). Daily, Mr. Fein and his partners guide business operations and strategic planning for the firm.

Experience

Mr. Fein joined ABS in 2007. Prior to joining ABS, Mr. Fein served as Chief Executive of Guidecraft Inc., an industry leader in the design, manufacture, importing and distribution of children’s educational toys and furniture. Under Mr. Fein’s twenty-one years of leadership, Guidecraft grew from a 9-member staff operating in a workshop in suburban NY to a multinational company, employing a staff of over 90 with offices in New York, Minnesota, Shanghai, China; Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam and Bangkok, Thailand.

Awards and Affiliations

Mr. Fein is both a member of REBNY and the Cornell University Real Estate Council. He was also a Captain with the Hastings-on-Hudson Fire Department.

Education

Mr. Fein received both his Bachelor of Science and Masters of Professional Studies degrees from Cornell University’s School of Hotel Administration.

James Caseley
Partner

Responsibilities

James Caseley is an Executive Managing Director of ABS Partners Real Estate. He is responsible for the in-house review of rental conditions, supervising a portion of the brokerage team, and handling the leasing and management of a number of properties. Mr. Caseley specializes in repositioning commercial and industrial real estate to appeal to changing markets, particularly involving construction administration and lease negotiations. Utilizing knowledge from the extensive landlord representation, he has represented scores of commercial tenants in real estate transactions.

Experience

Mr. Caseley has 34 years experience in commercial real estate brokerage and management in New York City. Prior to joining ABS in 2005, Mr. Caseley served as Senior Managing Director at Newmark & Company Real Estate, Inc., where he was involved in the conversion of industrial loft buildings for office uses. In 1985, he opened Newmark’s Soho office, overseeing leasing in the local portfolio consisting of nearly 1,000,000 square feet. At the time, Mr. Caseley was a pioneer in the soon to emerge Soho Market. Over his career he has represented landlords in well over 20,000,000 sf of transactions.

Awards and Affiliations

Mr. Caseley is a member of REBNY, founding member and former Executive Committee member of the Village Alliance/8th Street BID, and the NoHo-NY BID. He has also served on the Clinton Land Use and Zoning Committee for Community Board #4 and is an active participant in REBNY committee meetings and a 2013 selectee to the REBNY Commercial Board of Directors.

Carol (Sacks) Zimmerman
Senior Managing Director

Property Management

George Alachouzos
Construction Manager
Raven Carlo
Construction Administration
Jeanie Kwak
Assistant Compliance Manager
Joseph Leone
Director of Property Management
Christine DiRusso
Tenant Relations Manager
Marcial Farro
Construction dept admin
Raymond Mosley
Compliance Manager
Yonina Swick
Property Manager
Gary Forster
Director of Capital Project Management, General Manager 200 Park Avenue South
Eunice Kwon
Asst. Property Manager
Kristina Loew
Asst. Property Manager

Residential Management & Leasing

Michelle DeLeon
Residential Asst. Property Manager., Licensed Real Estate Salesperson
Mery Jimenez
Residential Assistant Property Manager

Retail Leasing

Howard I. Gilbert
Executive Managing Director
Cooper Katz
Associate
Dean Valentino
Managing Director
John Brod
Partner

Responsibilities

John Brod is particularly sought after for his focus on commercial office and retail tenant representation, agency services and lease negotiations. His experience covers tenant and owner representation throughout Manhattan and other major U.S. cities. Prior to ABS he was a founding partner of PBS Real Estate a leading boutique commercial real estate firm

Experience

Since beginning his career at Edward S. Gordon in 1980, Mr. Brod has personally facilitated several billion dollars’ worth of office and retail leases. In the past 15 years alone, he has been responsible for leasing more than 30 million square feet of office and retail space in several of the most innovative transactions in New York City. Throughout his career, he has been responsible for over one million square feet of commercial office and retail leasing agency assignments.

The Real Estate Board of New York (REBNY) nominated Mr. Brod for its “Most Ingenious Deal of the Year” award five times, beginning in 1995 for a 200,000-square-foot Stroock & Stroock & Lavan lease at 180 Maiden Lane, and again in 1999 for a 22,000-square-foot Donna Karan retail lease on at 655 Madison Avenue; 2005, for a 25,000-square-foot Ecko Times Square flagship transaction; 2006, for a 30,000-square-foot Abercrombie & Fitch lease at 720 Fifth Avenue; and 2007, for Hollister’s 42,000-square-foot lease at Soho flagship property 600 Broadway.

Mr. Brod was responsible for the Joe Fresh rollout in 2011 to 2012 consisting of over five locations and 60,000 square feet including Joe Fresh’s flagship at 510 Fifth Avenue.

In 2012, Mr. Brod was responsible for the sale of 105 Wooster Street, one of the largest retail condominiums at 40,000 square feet in Soho, which is currently the home of Room & Board. That same year, Mr. Brod again represented Donna Karan in its lease renewal at 655 Madison, where the retail had resided since 1999. This was the largest retail transaction on Madison Avenue. In 2015 Mr. Brod was hired by its current owner to re-market 105 Wooster Street.

In 2013 to 2014, Mr. Brod was the sole broker in the sale of 120 West Broadway, a 14,000-square-foot retail condominium anchored by HSBC and Citibank; and the two-buildings 152/4 Spring Street, which was purchased by Acadia Realty Trust, a publicly traded REIT.

In 2015 Mr. Brod was responsible for leasing 915 Broadway’s retail space to Ethan Allen for their flagship store. Also in 2015 Mr. Brod was responsible for the sale of a 14,000 square foot development site at 579 Fulton Street, Brooklyn NY. In 2015 Mr. Brod was responsible for the sale of the Lord Balfour Hotel in South Beach, Florida to an international hotel group.

In 2016 Mr. Brod represented both seller and purchaser for 10 Sullivan Street a retail condominium; and 66 Third Avenue a 35,000 sf building currently leased to Loews Theatre ($32 MM). Additionally Mr. Brod represented the buyer in a land assemblage of five buildings on 92nd Street and Third Avenue ($111 MM). Mr. Brod also completed five deals on behalf of Hickey Freeman and Samuelsohn, a luxury menswear manufacturer for two showrooms and four retail stores, two in New York City and two outside the city.

In 2017-18 Mr. Brod was appointed exclusive leasing agent for two Plaza District Buildings; 770 Lexington Avenue and 145 East 57th Street. The 770 project was successfully completed with the transformation and leasing of former retail multi-story space to one of the nation’s leading hospital groups; and to Verizon. At 145 East 57th , still a work in process, this Plaza District Building is being leased to leading private equity and family offices.

In 2018 Mr. Brod represented Merchants Hospitality in their purchase of The Z Hotel ($32.5 MM) a 100 room Hotel in Long Island City, NY.

In 2019 Mr. Brod was responsible for bringing a portfolio of commercial and residential properties consisting of over 37 properties and 200 tenants into ABS for both management and leasing. On behalf of Fedcap’s Easterseals group, Mr. Brod completed a long term 15,000 sf lease at L+M Development Partners’ newly constructed project on Story Avenue in the Bronx.

In 2019-20 Ethan Allen hired Mr. Brod as exclusive agent to sublease their 13,000 sf flagship at 915 Broadway. The assignment was successfully concluded in April 2020, during a citywide shutdown due to Covid-19. The lessee, Charles Schwab, completed a new direct lease at a longer term than Ethan Allen’s, this enabled Ethan Allen to mitigate 100% of their remaining lease liability.

Accolades and Affiliations

In August 2005, Real Estate Weekly named Mr. Brod as one of its “Top Deal Makers” in its 50th Anniversary edition. He was ranked among New York City’s “Top Brokers” several times by CoStar Group based on 2007, 2012, 2013 and 2015 retail leasing volume.

Mr. Brod serves on the Center for Real Estate and Urban Analysis advisory board at The George Washington University School of Business, where he also received a B.A. degree.

Mr. Brod is currently on the Plaza District and Sales Committees for Rebny.

Prior to joining the real estate industry Mr. Brod was President of Hammarplast USA a division of Perstorp AB; and Senior Consultant for Cegmark International a consultancy and management firm.

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Executive Managing Director
Ben Waller
Senior Managing Director

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Richard DiGeronimo
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