The Real Deal: Movers and Shakers

By Maya Kaufman on September 01, 2014.

Kfir Ribak was named chief financial officer at HAP Investments. He now oversees financial planning and strategy for the company’s growth initiatives. Ribak previously was a partner at accounting firm Citrin Cooperman.

Friedland Realty Advisors, formerly NAI Friedland, appointed Ayall Schanzer as president and CEO. He will oversee the company’s strategic direction and day-to-day operations. Schanzer is a former Manhattan assistant district attorney and past chief strategy officer for Salient Management Company.

Jeffrey Mayer joined FirstKey as executive chairman. Mayer most recently served as head of corporate banking and securities for North America for Deutsche Bank. He was previously an executive at UBS and spent 19 years at Bear Stearns & Co.

JLL appointed Amanda Bokman as a managing director. She is responsible for new business development and tenant representation services in the metropolitan area. She was previously a senior vice president at CBRE, and prior to that served as CFO at several apparel companies, including J.Crew. Earlier in her career, she worked for Tishman Speyer.

Town Residential named Amala Redd project director at Town New Development. She will oversee the condo pre-development process and sales and marketing initiatives. Redd previously served as senior director of marketing at Halstead Property Development Marketing.

Alan Doran joined OneTitle as executive vice president. He will oversee underwriting, legal, fraud prevention and regulatory affairs. Doran previously served as executive vice president at Entitle Direct Group Inc.

Architecture and design firm Montroy Andersen DeMarco tapped Eddy Viteri as director of construction. Viteri previously worked at Goldstein Hill & West Architects, Environetics, TPGArchitecture, Wasa & Associates, and Mancini Duffy.

Also on the move

Jana Kolpen joined Douglas Elliman as a licensed real estate broker… Joseph Dappah was named vice president of investment sales at TerraCRG… Jerome Dano and Valerie Kitay joined Hunton & Williams as counsel… Piquet Realty named Daniel Messing as principal broker and Emir Bahadir as a licensed real estate associate… Franklin Pimentel joined Lee & Associates NYC as an associate… Cory Cahlon joined the Noble Black Team at Corcoran… Peter-Charles Bright and Victoria Woolley Parry joined Keller Williams as licensed real estate sales agents… and Frederico Gouveia joined Trump International Realty as a sales agent.


Josh Guberman and his wife, Meggan McCabe, had a daughter, Logan… CompStak CEO Michael Mandel and his wife, Jenna, had a daughter, Alice Brown Mandel.