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David Behin Partner & President | Investment Sales
David Behin is a Partner and President of the Investment Sales and Advisory Division at MNS, New York's pre-eminent real estate marketing and sales company. He has been been involved in over $1B of real estate transactions within the tri-state area and Philadelphia.
The Investment Sales and Advisory division was launched mid-2011 and within its first twelve months of inception, has sold over $150M of real estate including development sites, multifamily apartment building, and note sales for development sites, while successfully raising over $20M of equity for developers. The division's rapid success is due to years of cultivated relationships with banks, property owners and other brokerages, providing insider knowledge of deals before they happen.
David also provides strategic direction to our clients, from a property's acquisition to its final disposition. He focuses on creation of housing that speaks to consumers' wants and needs; housing that is beyond four walls and a roof, and that ultimately gives buyers a sense of home. Always with an eye on the bottom line, his consulting services have helped his developer clients create some of the most notable and highest earning new developments. His marketing and sales strategies are always tailored to each project, market and potential buyer pool, and have consistently led to successful sellouts for some of New York's most notable condominium developments and rental new developments.
In addition to consulting, marketing and sales of new development projects, David also consults to several banks, developers, investors and asset management firms in connection with the sale of distressed assets. Using his knowledge of the market, financing, and the planning, marketing and sale of new developments, he is achieving results that benefit the banks and borrowers and ultimately result in the completion of, and the highest and best use of the properties.
Prior to starting MNS, David was co-founder of a technology and telecommunications company that created software merging the utility of the cellular phone and ubiquity of the internet. Among his notable achievements, he helped raise $30MM of capital for the company in one year while building it up from 2 employees to over 100.
Born in New York City, David received his JD from Fordham University School of Law, and received his Bachelors degree from Adelphi University. He is a guest lecturer at New York University's Graduate Real Estate Program as well as a panelist in numerous discussions about the residential real estate market. A nationally recognized market expert, David has been quoted in The New York Times, New York Daily News, The Real Deal, Crain's New York, Real Estate Weekly, and Bloomberg. A strong believer in giving back to the community, David was most recently presented with Brooklyn CareWorks' Robert J. Wilkin Commitment to Community Award.
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Joe Rosales Director | Investment Sales
Joe Rosales is a seasoned real estate veteran of nearly 30 years whose specialty as Director of Investment Sales for MNS is to optimize the potential value of his sellers' assets and orchestrate seamless deals. His encyclopedic market knowledge is fueled by his tenure in the business, and his tried-and-true experience having excelled in at least two doom cycles over the decades.
With experience selling almost two billion dollars' worth of Manhattan real estate throughout his career, Joe is also recently focused on the continually burgeoning Brooklyn market.
His key to success is, 'it's all about market knowledge,' he says, 'and being honest and loyal to my clients.'
Joe's extreme market knowledge enables him to provide his clients effective, professional sales advisory of income-producing properties as well as development opportunities in most New York City boroughs. He boasts a tireless work ethic that involves nothing less than giving 110 percent to his buyers and sellers, and not quitting until the job is done. Joe has complemented his professional expertise with personal investments in real estate, and the development of over 11 projects in Jersey City and Hoboken.
Born and raised in San Juan, Puerto Rico, Joe attended high school in Georgia and finished college at Marist College in Poughkeepsie, NY. He holds several degrees including Criminal Justice, Psychology and Philosophy. In his previous career, Joe was in the music business as owner of a recording studio that catered to a vast and diverse group of musicians and singers, particularly Latin and Jazz, with Sister Sledge, Blues Bros. Weather Report, Two Tons of Fun and Sypra Gyra to name a few. He has lived on the Jersey coast for the past 10 years, and loves the proximity to the ocean. Joe's interests include frequenting antique and classic car shows with his own vintage 1963 Austin Healy BJ7 3000. He is also an avid surfer and snow skier. Joe also volunteers his time at Soul Kitchen in Red Bank, NJ which was opened by Jon Bon Jovi and his wife Dorothea.
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Samuel Atlas Licensed Real Estate Salesperson | Investment Sales
Whether as an attorney or as a real estate agent, Sam believes it takes an honest and personable individual to service the public successfully. Should you be looking for a home or an income property in Manhattan, he is at your side with full knowledge and support of both the emotional and financial sides of your investment.
As an admitted attorney, Sam is intimately familiar with analyzing investment opportunities, paying close attention to details, maintaining regular communication with clients and negotiating successful deals.
Aside from his professional background within the legal arena, he worked in several real estate offices in sales, investment and development gaining valuable experience in a field he's passionate about. Clients also like working with Sam because he is a proficient and innovative problem solver, remains calm and patient under stressful circumstances, and is a true advocate for your needs.
Born and raised in New Jersey, Sam lives on the Upper West Side of Manhattan. He graduated from Rutgers University with a Bachelor of Arts in History with a minor in Music, earned his Juris Doctorate at Hofstra University Law School, and subsequently passed the Bar in New Jersey and New York. Outside of work, Sam is a singer and musician who plays piano and guitar.
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Albert Behin Vice President | Investment Sales
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Justin Fitzsimmons is the Head of Research & Market Analysis for the Investment Sales & Advisory (ISA) branch of MNS. Part of the MNS family since 2009, Justin dove into the sales and marketing of new developments while working alongside one of the firm's co-founders and partners, David Behin.
Less than two years later, David asked Justin to join him in launching MNS' Investment Sales and Advisory Division.
Through his vast experience of compiling comparable sales reports, tracking market trends and analyzing neighborhood statistics, Justin has given himself a front row seat to the ever-evolving NYC real estate market. He has a deep understanding of the factors that drive property performance, occupancy trends, as well the perspicacity for projecting future values. These skills are a direct result of not only analyzing the numbers, but also staying on top of economic swings, tracking demographic changes, and keeping an eye on the governmental forces and legislation that effect property value.
Known as an expert in his field, Justin's opinion is trusted and valued. He is frequently consulting with developers, investors and lenders. Justin is a true believer in building strong relationships, in addition to offering his time to past and present clients, he is always happy to share his opinion of value and keen insight not only to his internal colleagues, but external colleagues as well. The mindset he embraces only helps to secure the ongoing success of his team.
Justin began his career as an intern with Massey Knakal Realty Services. While at Massey he worked closely with a managing partner, focusing on the sales and marketing of investment properties in Brooklyn. Immersed in day-to-day market analysis and the in-house promotional efforts for his team's exclusive listings, Justin began honing skills and tactics that he still carries with him today.
Justin graduated from Brooklyn College with a BS in Finance. He is a member of the Young Jewish Professional's Access Business Club and Finance Network as well as The Real Estate Board of New York.
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Jeff Gottesman Licensed Real Estate Salesperson | Investment Sales
Jeff educates his clients that real estate is much more than brick and mortar. 'You are buying a cash flow. Properly modeling that cash flow as it relates to alternative investment options is key to building a successful real estate portfolio.'
Jeff thinks outside the box, and gets the big picture.
This helps him identify unique opportunities. He is the perfect agent to find or sell your portfolio investment properties. His strong consultative sales approach and business development background make him extremely in tune to his clients' needs, and expert at the inner workings of marketing, negotiations and transactions.
Jeff partners with his clients providing complete service, loyalty and commitment to their needs. He decided to pursue his passion for real estate after a thriving career in internet ad sales, business development and technology sales. Jeff is extremely focused, tenacious and driven not just in his profession, but in his personal life as well. 'I'm a competitive cyclist beating riders half my age,' he smiles with pride. 'I bring that same competitive spirit to my real estate clients when it comes to achieving their goals.'
Originally from Cleveland, Jeff holds a BA from Occidental College in Los Angeles. He has lived in many places over the years, and currently resides in Brooklyn. Besides cycling and competing in 40+ races a year, Jeff and his racing team do community service including Sandy relief, Ride to Recovery support and other charitable events.
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Danny Millan Licensed Real Estate Salesperson | Investment Sales
Danny Millan is longtime Brooklynite who has seen the transformation of his borough firsthand, and gained an insider's knowledge of the city overall. Having invested in Brooklyn real estate personally, and as a landlord, Danny has a vested interest in helping his clients reap the rewards of Brooklyn and Manhattan real estate in a city with limitless potential.
As far as investing in real estate, Danny advises you to 'Get in the game yesterday! We are fortunate to be in a very unique market that has its own set of rules and isn't subject to the pressures that affect other places.' Danny also gained valuable experience dealing with commercial leases in NYC as a business owner.
Prior to real estate, he worked in the nightlife industry, managing and opening venues for others and himself. His 16+ years in that business allowed him to develop a very large and extremely varied network which greatly serves to his clients' advantage.
With Danny as your agent, you'll know you're getting an attentive partner who always puts forth his maximum effort. He focuses more on finding solutions than dwelling on issues, and more importantly, has the foresight to anticipate and eliminate issues before they arise. 'I derive a great deal of personal satisfaction knowing that a client has had a better experience because they have dealt with me.'
Born in Puerto Rico, Danny moved to Brooklyn at the age of five. He attended Bentley University on a basketball scholarship where he earned a BA in English. Danny has lived in Park Slope since he bought his first condo in 2002. He is still an avid basketball fan who continues to play the game to keep in shape. Danny previously owned a small bar deep on the fringes of the LES and Chinatown called KingSize that was a downtown favorite of many native New Yorkers. His most recent business venture is a clothing line named Where Brooklyn At! that sells Brooklyn-branded sportswear.
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John Nicholas Licensed Real Estate Salesperson | Investment Sales
For over 25 years, John Nicholas has been involved with property management of commercial and mixed-use buildings in NYC; plus he has over that period of time simultaneously owned and operated restaurants in Brooklyn, giving him extensive experience with commercial leasing.
Whether you are seeking a place for your business in Brooklyn or Manhattan, a home for your family or an investment for your portfolio, he brings knowledge and expertise that will lead to successful results.
John is extremely self-motivated, hardworking and committed to the needs of every client. He always has his ear to the ground and is in constant contact with other real estate professionals to get an edge on what's going on in the market. John works with a diverse clientele of all backgrounds and income levels providing fair, honest service and sound, trustworthy guidance.
'I still believe in the golden rule of treating others the way you would like to be treated,' he says. In all his years of customer service, that has still proven to be the best, most effective way of doing business. Having supervised many people and satisfied many clients, John has a natural understanding and talent for reading others which truly shines through in his work.
Originally from Leonia, NJ, John has lived in New York City for over 27 years. He and his wife, Mary Nicholas of MNS' Williamsburg office, have three wonderful children and are proud NYC homeowners. John holds a BS degree in Criminal Justice from the University of Delaware. In spare time he enjoys golf, football, cooking and traveling.
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Israel Segal Licensed Real Estate Salesperson | Investment Sales
For over 10 years, Israel Segal has been educating buyers and sellers and helping them make smart real estate decisions. His extensive market knowledge, understanding of his clients' needs and win-win negotiating have fueled his success, and maximized his clients' full potential.
A native New Yorker who also lived in Israel and London, Israel has a unique international perspective and can make people of all backgrounds feel comfortable.
His confidence, knowledge and experience as a well-rounded real estate professional are invaluable in helping clients find perfect homes and excel in their transactions. 'No matter what your unique investment goals, together we will reach them. There's a solution to every challenge, and with drive and creativity, I intend to find yours.'
Born in Brooklyn, Israel attended the College of Staten Island and is a former retail/wholesale business owner. His seasoned background in real estate has spanned commercial, residential and mixed-use properties, as well as property management, construction/renovation, acquisitions, sales and rentals.
Israel owns a home in the Midwood section of Brooklyn where he has resided for over 14 years. He enjoys being part of this close-knit community where he is proud to raise his children. For fun, Israel plays tennis at least once a week, goes to the gym regularly, travels when he can, and volunteers for various charitable causes.