As a native New Yorker, my roots in the city are as far back as 1907. I aim to know as much about my city as anyone could hope. Whether it’s the history of a neighborhood or the best place for lunch, I pride myself on being able to name a feature or virtue of almost any intersection in Manhattan.
I began my real estate career at a young age helping a friend’s father remodel converted tenement apartments in the East Village. This renovation side-hustle quickly turned into the founding of a construction company, and within a few years, I was renovating luxury apartments and townhouses across the city.
Eventually, my passion for technology and marketing found me hanging up my toolbelt for a career in media. There, my enthusiasm and creativity was well received and I found myself as Technology Director of WIRED Magazine, pairing clients with emerging technologies to further their brand objectives. Perpetually curious and constantly craving a challenge, I worked for clients on the agency side at Universal McCann building brands and ultimately followed my heart and love of food back to Condé Nast where I built the digital practice for both Bon Appétit and Epicurious.
My wife Amy and I started our family in Prospect Heights, Brooklyn where we lived for nearly a decade. When our daughter, Ruby, turned six we returned to Manhattan, and to the very same building where I grew up in Kips Bay. Ruby has since graduated from the same elementary and middle schools I attended, and is now off to a high school all her own.
Today, armed with over 20 years of sales and digital marketing experience, I am again living my first passion - helping people find their place in the city and helping them discover what it means to be a New Yorker.