Raphael St. James Joins Massey Knakal Retail Leasing Services
Massey Knakal Retail Leasing Services is pleased to announce that Raphael St. James has joined the division as a Director of Retail Leasing. He will be focusing on various neighborhoods in Brooklyn such as Canarsie, Brighton Beach, Coney Island, and Sheepshead Bay.
“We are excited to have Raphael join the Massey Knakal family. We continue to add top talent in each of our sales, capital services and retail leasing divisions,”said Gia LaMarca, Vice President of HR and Recruiting.
Prior to Massey Knakal, Raphael was General Manager – Operations Team Lead at REGUS in New York, NY. In this role, he oversaw all aspects of operations for the largest global provider of flexible work space solutions. He opened a new center in the heart of NoHo, which became the #1 center on the East Coast for 2012, achieving 80% occupancy within six months of its opening period and boasting $1 million in work space sales. He hired and trained new staff to exceed sales and operational targets, generated and fostered business-to-business partnership opportunities, and attended and hosted networking events.
Earlier, Raphael held various positions in the hospitality industry at The James New York, The Benjamin Hotel, and The Affinia Dumont Hotel in New York, NY.
Raphael graduated cum laude from Excelsior College, earning his Bachelor of Science degree in Liberal Arts.
He can be reached in the Brooklyn office.