The Ones to Watch in Real Estate
Jody Kriss is the principal and co-founder of East River Partners, a New York City-focused private equity investment and real estate development firm. Jody has been focused on the development and financing of New York City real estate in NYC for nearly 20 years. He has developed multiple residential projects in Brooklyn and Manhattan, and has expertise with landmarks, re-zonings, assemblages, Board of Standard and Appeals cases and many other aspects of adding value to properties.
Kori Covrigaru is the CEO and co-founder of PlanOmatic, a full-service real estate marketing firm that was created to help agents and brokerages with interactive floor plans, professional photography and full-service virtual home tours for brokers nationwide. They are now operating in more than 20 states and was named on the Inc. 5000 list as one of America's fastest growing companies as they recently celebrated 10 years in business.
Aimee Fink is a New Yorker that never forgets about her community and giving back. Before joining Douglas Elliman, Aimee had multiple successful business and even opened a non-profit to benefit seniors. Through her weekly volunteer work at the NYU Hospital benefiting the charity of "Portable Playhouse" she was recognized by NY1 as New Yorker of the Week. And with every closed transaction she donates a portion of her proceeds to a charity of her client's choice.
Tamara Marotta has been known to be the Harlem specialist serving the community for over 14 years as well as other parts of Manhattan and Brooklyn. At one time, she even owned her own brokerage in Harlem. As a Douglas Elliman broker, Tamara is closing on a property in Hamilton Heights for just under $5M, setting the record for the most expensive townhouse sold in the neighborhood. The next highest comparable is a home that Neil Patrick Harris purchased in 2013 for just under $4M.