The 18th season of The Stoler Report: NY’s Business Report, debuted on September 9, 2018

September 9, 2018: New Innovations in Technology for Real Estate

Young entrepreneurs describe inventions, programs, ideas for future products and businesses they are pursuing with guidance and encouragement of the MetaProp NYC organization.


Marshall Cox, Radiator Labs

Vince Harris, Hoozip

Francesca Loftus, hOM

Philip Russo, MetaProp

September 16, 2018: Challenges & Opportunities: The Commercial Real Estate Brokerage Business

Starting with the premise that you don't have to be a national firm to be successful, guests discussed the importance of passion, conviction, opportunity, along with good research and a thorough understanding of the product - all essential to ones goals.


Yoni Goodman, Meridian Investment Sales

Shimon Shkury, Ariel Property Advisors

Ofer Cohen, TerraCRG

Tim King, CPEX Real Estate

September 23, 2018: Real Estate Executives: How I got into business Part I

Accomplished, experienced executive real estate leaders consider the paths they navigated to their successful careers.

Panelists: MaryAnne Gilmartin, Founder &


Toby Moskovits, President & Founder, Heritage Equity Partners;

Regina Myer, President, Downtown Brooklyn Partnership

September 30, 2019: Real Estate Executives Discuss Development in New York City

Despite difficulties of developing in NYC, guests spoke with enthusiasm of public/private partnerships, of technology in real estate, of the need in every borough for affordable housing, and for a developer's confidence in promoting new ventures.


MaryAnne Gilmartin, Founder & CEO, L & L Mag

Toby Moskovitz, President & Founder, Heritage Equity Partners

Regina Myer, President, Downtown Brooklyn Partnership

October 7, 2018: Chef/Owner View of the Restaurant Market: Part I

Something special about bakeries, as described by guests, that lured them into the restaurant business! Guests talk about their experiences - from McDonald's to Cornell, to cruise ships, to internships/mentors/hard work and ownership. Part 1/2 conversations.


Guest List

Josh Capon Executive Chef/Partner, Lure Fishbar

Dan Kluger Chef/Owner, Loring Place

Drew Nieporent President, The Myriad Restaurant Group

October 14, 2018: Chef/Owner’s View of the Restaurant Market: Part II

In Part 2/2 of their conversation, chef/owners soberly discuss issues of concern to the hospitality industry: staffing and labor costs, turnover and employee loyalty, food halls and fast-casual dining, exorbitant rents, how to create equality in the "front and back of the house."


Josh Capon, Lure Fishbar

Dan Kluger, Loring Place

Drew Nieporent, Myraid Restaurant Group

October 21, 2018: Developments in the Bronx

The Bronx - Mott Haven, South Bronx, Arthur Ave, transportation, affordable and market rate construction; projects with St. Barnabas supporting good health, affordable and supportive housing; the artist, "hipster" community; foreign and local investors - the Bronx is booming!


Ira L. Brown, The Briarwood Organization;

Jason Gold, Ariel Property Advisors

Daren Hornig, Hornig Capital

October 28, 2018: Regional Bank Executives Discuss Opportunities & Challenges

Regional banks serve their supporters with quick services and support designed to encourage a business community's growth. Guests discussed the work-life balance these institutions provide as many employees live in the community.

Panelists: George Maroulis, Market President/Private & Commercial Banking, Customers Bank;

Joseph Murphy, Jr., President & CEO, Country Bank;

Joseph Pistilli, Chairman & CEO, First Central Savings Bank & Pistilli Realty Co.

November 4, 2018: Serving 62 million visitors: The Hospitality Industry

New York hosts 62 million visitors, a year! To date, 115,000 hotel rooms are available with a goal of 130,000 rooms. Guests discussed non-branded/branded hotels, food and beverage facilities, meeting space, banks lending to hotels, agreeing that the industry was not for the "faint-hearted."


Tyler Morse, MCR/Morse Development

Celeste Burgos, M & T Bank

Allan Fried, GFI Capital

Nico Moinian, Fortuna Realty Group

November 11, 2018: The Residential Market

The rental business may be a "great business," the reality is that it's a difficult business, panelists agreed, going on to discuss who are the renters: students, younger professionals, newcomers to an area. Conversation included condos vs. rentals, affordable and senior housing, and the Bronx!


Jeffrey Levine, Douglaston Development/Levine Builders

Eli Weiss, Joy Construction

Martin Nussbaum, Slate Property Group

Enrique Alonso, SJP Properties

November 18, 2018: The Office Market

Discussing clients' search for office space, panelists agreed - seekers have choices! They are looking at different markets: the Hudson Yards, in Brooklyn, Queens, LIC, Industry City, the Navy Yard " areas they may never have considered before!"

Robert Lapidus
President, L&L Holding Company

Stephen J. Meringoff Managing Partner, Himmel + Meringoff Properties, Inc./Meringoff Properties, Inc

Brian R. Steinwurtzel Co-CEO, GFP Real Estate

Steven Wechsler Sr. Managing Director, Tishman Speyer

November 25, 2018: Developments In Yonkers & New Rochelle

Beautiful boardwalks, walkable downtowns, great views, excellent transportation have attracted development to Yonkers and New Rochelle! Active pro-development support from communities and elected officials is important to successful planning and implementation.

Guest List

Avi Abadie Managing Principal, AMS Acquisitions

Brian Fisher Principal, Fisher Development Associates, LLC

Peter X. Kelly Chef/Owner, X20 Xaviars on the Hudson

Seth Pinsky Executive Vice President, RXR Realty

December 2, 2018: Developments in Coney Island & the nearby community

Coney Island has caught the eye of developers after 30 years of indifference. Developers and bankers enthusiastically discuss both luxury and affordable residential projects, increased retail, medical facilities and more.

Guest List

John A. Catsimatidis Chairman, Red Apple Group, Inc.

Brad Dubeck Executive Market Manager, NY & NJ, Bank of America Merrill Lynch

Dan McInerney Sr. VP, Residential Asset Management, Taconic Investment Partners

December 9, 2018: The Condo Market

While the condo market may generally be "challenging," buyers still want to own a piece of New York! Guests discussed strong markets in New York and in the suburbs: the Upper West Side, downtown Brooklyn, Astoria, Jersey City, Hoboken, Yonkers and New Rochelle.

Guest List

Joe Pizzutelli Vice President-Commercial Real Estate, M&T Bank

Eran Polack CEO, HAP Investments, LLC

Robin Schneiderman Sr. Vice President Managing Director, Halstead Property Development Marketing

Jeffrey Yachmetz COO Development, Slate Property Group

December 16, 2018: Tech & Real Estate

Guests, all founders and CEOs of companies representing various aspects of technology, discussed how their products and services interact and support the real estate industry. Question raised concerned about how receptive were venture capitalists/banks when presented with new ideas?

Guest List

Arie Barendrecht Founder & CEO, WiredScore

Cyril Berdugo Co-Founder & CEO, Landis

Jay Goldklang Co-Founder & CEO, Great Jones

Jonathan Wasserstrum Co-Founder & CEO, SquareFoot

December 23, 2018: What’s happening in Jersey City, Bayonne & Harrison?

Lots of development in Jersey City! Great transportation, lower rents - condo or rental - all attracting a young, cosmopolitan population. Harrison: smaller market, good transportation; Bayonne: great opportunities. Schools still a challenge!

Guest List

Adam Altman Principal, KABR Group

Phillip Gesue Chief Development Officer, Strategic Capital

Jeffrey Persky Principal, KRE

December 30, 2018: What’s Happening In Long Island City?

LIC is coming into its own! With a great waterfront, more retail, more restaurants - more amenities to make LIC the place to call home, some developers - thinking long term - are building more 2 bedroom and larger units. Schools, transportation still present a challenge.

Guest List

George Doerre VP -Team Leader, Commercial Real Estate, M&T Bank

Daniel Parker Managing Director, Hodges Ward Elliott

Jeremy Shell Principal, TF Cornerstone

Alan Suna CEO/Principal, Silvercup Studios/Silvercup Properties

January 2, 2019: The Residential Rental Market

Lots of people want to come to live in New York, supporting a growing interest in parts of Queens, Brooklyn and the Bronx: Coney Island, East NY, Jamaica. Rent concessions are sometimes offered; new laws and regulations make the rental market a difficult investment.

Guest List

John T. Adams Executive Vice President/Chief Credit Officer, New York Community Bank

Aaron Jungreis President, Rosewood Realty Group

Ofer Yardeni Chairman & CEO, Stonehenge NYC

January 6, 2019: What’s Happening in Retail?

Acknowledging the retail "apocalypse" grabbing headlines, guests considered issues like debt, over expansion, poor decisions, and more effecting retail's ability to deal with the new competitor, Amazon.


Brad Blumenfeld, Vice President, Blumenfeld Development;

Christopher Conlon, Executive Vice President, Chief Operating Officer, Acadia Realty Trust;

Avi Kaner, Owner, Morton Williams Supermarkets;

Joseph M.Mattone, Chairman, Mattone Organization

January 9, 2018: Growth of Radio, Podcast, in Real Estate & Business News

The Podcast - another form of media, convenient when traveling or relaxing; educational, informative, entertaining and very popular! Guests - themselves podcasters - discuss the use of podcasts to market a product, a service, a personality and as a means to bring people together.

Guest List

Ofer Cohen “Hey BK - The Brooklyn Podcast”, TerraCRG

Charlie Stephens “Cultures”, Cushman & Wakefield

Peter Von Der Ahe “Behind the Bricks”, Marcus & Millichap

January 13, 2019: Challenges & Opportunities of Transitioning of family business

Speaking with pride and pleasure about their goals to create a multi-generational business and hopes to transition their company to the next generation, guests were candid about the obstacles and difficulties along the way.

Guest List

Edward Blumenfeld President, Founder, Blumenfeld Development Group

Joseph M. Mattone, Sr. Chairman & CEO, The Mattone Group, LLC

Lester Petracca President & CEO, Triangle Equities

Peter Sudler CEO, Sudler Companies

January 16, 2019: Emerging Trends in Co-Living

For the past 75 years, individuals have shared living space: the rent, the maintenance. In addition to sharing these costs, today's co-living is designed to develop a sense of community, in a friendly, warm environment.

Guest List

Albert Dweck CEO, Duke Properties

Zach Ehrlich Founder/CEO, Stoop

Brad Hargreaves Founder/CEO, Common

Andy Levin Director of Real Estate Partnerships, Ollie

January 20, 2019: Genetic Testing for Cancer: Ashkenazi Jews and Others at Increased Risk

The BRCA gene exists world-wide. The mutation of the BRCA gene is found in greater numbers in people of mid-European descent, and in a large number - in Ashkenazi Jews. Men and women with the mutant BRCA gene are at greatest risk for breast and ovarian cancers, and prostate cancer.

Guest List

Robin Camhi Baum, MS Outreach Director, BRCA Founder Outreach Study

Rabbi Lisa Gelber Spiritual Leader, Congregation Habonim

Kelly Morgan, MS, CGC Genetic Counselor, Site Coordinator/BRCA Founder Outreach Study, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center

Kenneth Offit, MD Chief-Clinical Genetics Service, Principal Investigator-BRCA Founder Outreach Study, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center

January 23, 2019: Opportunity Zones the biggest thing to hit real estate in thirty years

A new tax program - focusing on Opportunity Zones - has encouraged investors to reconsider real estate development areas that were initially hard to sell. Like Enterprise Zones of the 1990s, Opportunity Zone investments, like all investments, should be carefully reviewed with the experts.

Guest List

Abraham Leitner Director, Tax Group, Goulston & Storrs

Don Peebles Chairman/CEO/Founder, The Peebles Corporation

Seth Pinsky Executive Vice President, RXR Realty

Abe Schlisselfeld Co-Partner-in-Charge, Real Estate Group, Marks Paneth LLP

January 27, 2019: Co-Working, Co-Sharing, Office Space Management

Flexible space, co-sharing, office sharing and office space management continues to evolve, representing the biggest change in the real estate market, providing a better work experience for employees.

Guest List

Jamie Hodari Co-Founder & CEO, Industrious Office

Jeremy Moss Ex. Vice President, Dir. of Leasing, Silverstein Properties

Joseph Scharf CEO/Founder, Virgo Business Centers

January 30, 2019: Emerging Trends in Technology for Real Estate

Algorithms, AI, sensors, visualization of products, robotics, capturing data...with data used effectively, decision making will be better, cheaper, faster resulting in better results.

Guest List

Sandy Jacolow Chief Information Officer, Meridian Capital Group

Jonathan Schultz Managing Principal/Co-Founder, Onyx Equities

Justin Segal President, Boxer Properties; CEO, Stemmons Enterprise

February 3, 2019: Investment Sales & Opportunity Zones, Amazon Effect & the market

Members of the investment sales community discuss pros and cons of: Opportunity Zones-a new source of capital to support affordable housing; Amazon-great for the whole city but people will be displaced; Economy-multi-family has become a challenged asset; next year is going to be a good year.

Guest List

Robert Knakal Chair, New York Investment Sales, JLL

Paul Massey CEO/Founder, B6 Real Estate Advisors

James Nelson Principal, Head of Tri-State Investment Sales, Avison Young

David Schechtman Senior Executive Managing Director, Meridian Investment Sales

February 6, 2019: The Office Market in New York City

2019 looks good! A terrific market to be in! Renters eager for amenities: pool tables, hospitality centers, lunchrooms, break rooms-even outside space. LIC, Bronx, Metro Tech will benefit from growth of healthcare facilities and bio tech industry.

Guest List

Scott D. Galin Partner/CEO, Handro Properties/Handler Real Estate Organization

John Maher Executive Vice President, CBRE

David Sturner President/CEO, MHP Real Estate Services

Brian W. Waterman Executive Vice Chairman, Newmark Knight Frank

February 10, 2019: Banking Executives Outlook for 2019

Banking executives describe their operations as active - open for business - keeping a cautious eye on the market - marginally bullish! EB5, lost its glow; Opportunity Zones, much still unknown; Amazon, great for the city, also discussed.

Guest List

David Bagatelle President, NY Metro Market; Executive Vice President, Sterling National Bank

Christopher Niederpruem Managing Director Real Estate Finance, CIT

Matthew S. Petrula Sr. Group Manager Commercial Real Estate, M&T Bank

February 13, 2019: Residential Development in New Jersey

New Jersey - Asbury Park: residential units, townhouses, Asbury Hotel, the waterfront; Redbank, proactively reviewing master plans to plan for the future; Montclair: luxury units near the train station; redevelopment of large properties, public-private projects; transportation.

Guest List

Brian Cheripka Sr. Vice President, iStar

David Genova Principal, Greenwood Development

James Morris Group Manager New Jersey, M&T Bank

Debra Tantleff Founding Principal, Tantum Real Estate