Meet the Team
Ralph HerzkaCHAIRMAN AND CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER
Aaron BirnbaumEXECUTIVE VICE PRESIDENT
Avi WeinstockEXECUTIVE VICE PRESIDENT
Jeff WeinbergEXECUTIVE VICE PRESIDENT
Meridian Investment Sales Senior Leadership
Yoni GoodmanPresident, Meridian Investment Sales Senior Managing Director, Meridian Capital Group
Jay LobellPresident, Meridian Capital Group
Institutional Investment Sales
Helen HwangSenior Executive Managing Director
Karen WiedenmannManaging Director
Brian SzczapaSenior Director
Ernie NicholsProject Manager
Ashley KimSenior Marketing Associate
Middle-Market Investment Sales
Amit DoshiSenior Executive Managing Director
His experience consists of selling more than 55 million square feet comprising of 63,500 apartments, 2,850 retail and commercial spaces as well as several land development properties in NYC and its boroughs. Mr. Doshi has achieved an average of 40 deals per year throughout his career, including 57 deals in 2005. In 2007, he set the mark even higher, by selling a multifamily portfolio for a single family comprising of 108 buildings for a record price of $295,000,000. From multifamily properties to land assemblages, he has gained a strong foothold by mastering the vagaries associated with rent stabilization, regulatory agreements, complex leaseholds, ground leases and zoning laws. Mr. Doshi was recruited to dispose Real Estate Owned and non-performing loans during the 1990’s banking and real estate crisis for quasi government institutions such as Federal Home Loan Mortgage Corporation (FHLMC), Resolution Trust Corporation (RTC) as well as many leading Commercial banks, S & L’s and private lenders.
He has been named a “Power Broker” for multiple years by CoStar Research and other industry experts, in recognition of being one of top 10 Brokers in sales transactions. Mr. Doshi received his B.S in Engineering from the State University of New York at Stony Brook. He is an ardent supporter of numerous charitable causes as well as is a member of many professional organizations.
David SchechtmanSenior Executive Managing Director
Adam HessSenior Managing Director
Lipa LiebermanManaging Director
Shallini MehraManaging Director
Jonathan ShainbergVice President
Edward SettonVice President
Mark SteinmetzManaging Director
Mr. Velotta graduated from Bates College with a B.A. in Economics and was an NCAA baseball player. He is an avid runner, golfer, and currently resides in Brooklyn Heights.
Jason R. GoldyVice President
Mr. Goldy holds a J.D. from the Benjamin Cardozo School of Law where he graduated Magna Cum Laude, a B.A. from the University of Rochester and is a licensed real estate salesperson in New York.
Paul PatafioVice President
Mr. Hochman holds a B.A in Communications from the University of Connecticut and is a licensed real estate salesperson in New York. He is also a strong supporter of AIPAC and is a member of their Young Leadership and Real Estate divisions.
Mr. Pogoda holds a B.S from the University of Michigan where he concentrated in Political Science and Entrepreneurship. He is a licensed real estate salesperson in New York. Mr. Pogoda is also actively engaged with various charitable and real estate industry organizations, including as a committee member of the Real Estate Executive Team at the UJA Federation, and has completed the Glass Leadership program through the Anti-Defamation League.
Mr. Eichhorn studied at the Telshe Yeshiva University in Chicago, IL and at the Mir Yeshiva in Jerusalem, Israel and is a licensed real estate salesperson in New York.
Mr. Izso holds a B.A. from Brandeis University where he concentrated in Business and History.