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Thursday, June 13th, 2019

The Bronx State of Mind!

Supported by the Bronx-Manhattan North Association of Realtors®.

Invite-Only Event

Join Ariel Property Advisors & BMNAR at The Japan Society, 333 East 47th Street, for a networking breakfast and panel discussion about how The Bronx is an emerging market and growing as a borough, with a deep-dive into how rents are increasing across all asset classes.

Jason M. Gold,
Director - Investment Sales at Ariel Property Advisors,
Moderator & Host

Jason Gold is an Investment Sales Professional at Ariel Property Advisors. In addition to originating and executing exclusive listing sales, he is responsible for leading business development and networking initiatives in the Bronx submarket.

Mr. Gold has executed deals involving various property types in the Bronx, including multifamily, mixed-use, commercial and development sites. Since joining the firm, he has transacted over 60 deals with a gross consideration of more than $700 million in the Bronx.

The Commercial Observer named Mr. Gold as one of the top investment sales brokers for its 30 Under 30 award, which recognizes emerging commercial real estate professionals.

Mark Stagg,
President at Stagg Group

Mark Stagg founded RYTY Construction in 1998 and to date has built over 2500 units of affordable housing. RYTY Construction is responsible for the development of over 3.2 million square feet of real estate construction in the Northeast Bronx, with a portfolio value exceeding $800 million in real estate development. RYTY Construction stresses high-quality, brick construction, designed to blend into the existing community architecture. Mr. Stagg’s mission is to provide practical and quality affordable housing on a timely basis, utilizing state-of-the-art building techniques and practices. Mr. Stagg has two decades of affordable housing and market rate building experience.

Today, Mr. Stagg presides over a rental management company, Five Stars Management, which operates over 2200 occupied units, all owned and built by Mr. Stagg. Mr. Stagg plans to increase the number of units to over 3500 by the end of 2020, with a focus on creating much needed affordable housing in the Bronx.

Mr. Stagg believes that giving back to the community should be his highest priority. Whether it is funding after-school programs, Christmas Toy drives, Turkey giveaways, or most recently back-to-school supplies giveaways, Mr. Stagg believes it is his responsibility to continue to improve the neighborhoods and communities he builds. He is most proud of the Stagg Family Center recently completed in 2019.

Rick Gropper,
Co-Principal at Camber Realty Group

Rick Gropper has over a decade of experience in real estate development. At CPG, Rick focuses on sourcing and structuring transactions using his deep relationships with various partners. Prior to co-founding CPG, Rick was Development Director at L+M Development Partners, one of the largest and most prolific developers of multifamily housing in NYC. At L+M, Rick was responsible for the development and preservation of more than 5,000 units of housing totaling over $1 billion in total capitalization. He has an MS in Real Estate Development from Columbia University and serves on various community and real estate board.

Radame Perez,
Chief Operating Officer at Mastermind, Ltd.

Following over three generations of his family’s roots in the Bronx, Radame has strengthened a portfolio of over 2 million square feet of commercial and residential space in New York City. Under his operational leadership, Mastermind Ltd, has become a leader in the creation of affordable housing and homeownership opportunities for Bronx residents. Radame Perez has established opportunities for investment in the borough, served as an advocate of greater business incentives for small businesses, and founded a job development and career training program for over five thousand residents entering the workforce. Radame also forged a partnership with local residents and neighborhood business owners to form the Tremont Business & Community Organization, a group primarily focused on helping to enhance the East Tremont neighborhood business strip, including plans for a business improvement district in the area. Radame is a graduate of Seton Hall University, where he majored in Sociology and he is now currently pursuing a Master of Business Administration (MBA) with a concentration in Finance. Having been born in The Bronx, he currently lives in New York with his wife, Jessica Ramirez, an artist and former case manager for homeless families, and their twin boys, Aiden and Logan.

About The Bronx State of Mind!

The Bronx State of Mind is the first event of it's kind to be put on by Ariel Property Advisors. Focusing on the borough of The Bronx, the event aims to bring together owners & investors for breakfast, networking, and a panel discussion focusing on all the latest happenings in The Bronx.


8:30 am - 9:30 am

Breakfast & Networking

9:30 am - 10:15 am

Panel Discussion

10:15 am - 11:00 am

Q&A + Networking

Dietary Restrictions

All food will be under the supervision of the Orthodox Union (OU).

Directions to the venue

The Japan Society is located on East 47th Street between 1st & 2nd Avenues. The Japan Society enjoys close proximity to the 4, 5, 6 & S subway lines at Grand Central Station, as well as the 6 line at 51st & Lexington Avenue.

Interested in attending?

Please contact Abigail Shapiro

at ashapiro@arielpa.com

or call 212.544.9500 ext. 5138

Registration Fee

The $36 registration fee will be donated to BMNAR, a professional trade association officially representing the real estate industry since 1924 and is the local chapter for the New York State and National Association of Realtors®.