ABS Partners Names Robert Finkelstein Senior Managing Director
NEW YORK, N.Y. (July 2, 2013) – ABS Partners Real Estate, LLC, one of New York City’s well-respected and rapidly growing real estate services firms, announced today that Robert Finkelstein has been hired as Senior Managing Director. In this capacity, he will focus on landlord and tenant assignments and develop a new team of qualified brokers within ABS to support the effort.
This is the second major hire in as many weeks for the firm and third major personnel move for ABS this year. In April, the firm announced that John Brod and his team of professionals from PBS Real Estate joined ABS. Earlier this month, Alan Friedman, formerly with CBRE, joined the firm’s Brokerage Division.
Most recently, Mr. Finkelstein was First Vice President of Sales at Massey Knakal Realty Services, where he focused on investment sales in Central and Northern Westchester. Mr. Finkelstein began his career at Dakota Realty in 1981 and was a Senior Vice President/Director of Leasing for the company. He served as an exclusive leasing agent for 445 Park Avenue, 114 Fifth Avenue, 14 Penn Plaza aka 225 West 34th Street and The Bar Building at 36 West 44th Street.
As a landlord’s agent, he completed leases with well-known corporations such as Chase Bank, Needham & Company, Regus, Dexia, Nintendo, Foot Locker, Lane Bryant, Brown Harris & Stevens, Banana Republic, Bank of America, Grey Advertising, Walt Disney, Needham & Company and Giorgio Armani. As a tenant representative, Mr. Finkelstein exclusively worked with companies including Source Interlink, British American Tobacco, Leviev, Ales Groupe, Gordon & Silber, PC, Don Suki, Future US and Thompson Publishing Group.
“Our recent hiring effort is part of our long-term strategic plan for the future,” said Gregg Schenker, Co-Managing Partner and President of ABS. “Robert is a proven leader with exceptional skills, excellent relationships within the industry and he will be a valuable addition to the ABS team as we continue to grow the business.”
Mr. Finkelstein is a licensed real estate broker in the State of New York and a member of the Real Estate Board of New York and Young Men’s/Women’s Real Estate Association. He has an MBA in finance from Iona College and a bachelor’s degree in economics from the University of Denver.
“I look forward to being part of the ABS team and playing a role in the firm’s continued expansion,” Mr. Finkelstein said. “ABS offers a platform that is ideal to serve a diverse group of landlords and tenants seeking high-quality advice that will stand the test of time.”
About ABS Partners Real Estate
ABS Partners Real Estate, LLC is a premier New York-based real estate services firm. Founded by industry leaders with more than a century of collective experience, ABS has assembled a dynamic team of professionals with expertise in all facets of real estate services, including owner-advisory services, leasing, sales and property management. In addition, ABS specializes in land use and ground lease consultation, the transfer of development rights, fractional ownership valuation, FAR valuation, and services specifically related to the issues faced by families holding real estate for multiple generations.