12 West 37th Street, 8th Floor
New York, NY 10018
212.643.5663
email: info@pergolis.com
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Jacobs, Mark

Mark Jacobs
(212) 643-5663 x 106
mjacobs@pergolis.com

Pergolis, Peter

Peter H. Pergolis
(212) 643-5663 x 134
(914) 649-4160 - mobile
ppergolis@pergolis.com

Pergolis, Richard

Richard Pergolis, MAI, SRA
(212) 643-5663 x 104
rpergolis@pergolis.com
Richard R. Pergolis has been engaged in the real estate profession on a full time basis since January, 1960. He has maintained responsible positions and assignments in mortgage Brokerage/Banking, appraising, financial expert witness proceedings, sales brokerage, leasing and the ownership of income producing properties.

PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATIONS AND ACTIVITIES
  • Graduated from Baruch College, The City University of New York with the Degree of Bachelor of Business Administration in Real Estate
  • Licensed Real Estate Broker New York State since 1962
  • Co-Chairman of the Advisory Board of the Steven L. Newman Real Estate Institute of Baruch College, The City University of New York and Honoree of "The Pergolis Urban Real Estate Gallery"
  • Board member of the Steven L. Newman support foundation
  • Board Member of "Pathways to Housing", a not-for-profit organization providing housing for the homeless and other services. Housing is the cure for homelessness and Housing First is the concept.
  • Member of the Mortgage Bankers Association of New York, Inc. and former member of the Board of Governors
  • Member of the Finance Committee of the Real Estate Board of New York, Inc. and formerly its chairman
  • Past member of the Board of Directors of the REBNY Brokerage Division
  • Member of the Appraisal Committee of the Real Estate Board of New York, Inc.
  • Member of the Appraisal Institute with the following designations, (MAI), (SRA)
  • Senior Member of the Columbia Society of Real Estate Appraisers (CSA)
  • Member of the New York University Real Estate Appraisal Advisory Council
  • Former member of the Board of Directors New York Metropolitan District Chapter #4 American Institute of Real Estate Appraisers (MAI)
  • Past President of the Greater New York Chapter #3 Society of Real Estate Appraisers (SRA) and a former member of the Board of Directors
  • Man of the Year for 1991 Greater New York Chapter of the Appraisal Institute
  • Past President of the New York Professional Chapter of Rho Epsilon, the National Professional Real Estate Fraternity
  • Department of Finance City of New York, former member of Real Property Tax Reform Advisory Group
  • Trustee of the Sanders A. Kahn Real Estate Education Fund
  • Trustee of the MBA of New York Scholarship Foundation, Inc.
  • Past member of the mortgage insurance advisory committee, State of New York Mortgage Agency (SONYMA)
  • Real Estate Leader of the year, American Friends of Rambam Medical Center, Haifa, Israel
  • Formerly mortgage broker with Sonnenblick-Goldman Corp.
  • Formerly Senior Vice President of Sackman-Gilliland Corp., mortgage bankers and real estate appraisers, a wholly owned subsidiary of the Bankers Trust New York Corporation
  • Formerly a real estate loan underwriter and appraiser for Metropolitan Life Insurance Company
  • Formerly a commercial appraiser for mortgage purposes with the East New York Savings Bank which is now part of M & T Bank
  • While at Nationwide Investors, Inc., assisted in the purchase and sale of income producing properties and leased and managed properties in the firm=s portfolio
  • Formerly a member of the Commercial Leasing Department of Berley and Co., Inc. in the capacity of Lease Negotiator and Sales Broker
ADDITIONAL ACTIVITIES

Guest Lecturer on various Real Estate Topics for the following:

  • New York University
  • Pace University
  • Baruch College
  • Marymount—Manhattan College
  • Real Estate Board of New York
  • Completed Real Estate articles for various publications
  • Dinner speaker and panel member for various Real Estate and Appraisal organizations
  • Board Member HB Studio
  • Board Member New york International Ballet Competition

Solinsky, Len

Len Solinsky
(212) 643-5663 x 128
lsolinsky@pergolis.com
Leonard Solinsky holds a BA in Economics from Brooklyn College. He has taught real estate finance at New York University. His affiliations include young mortgage bankers association, the networking group and B'nai Brith, Real Estate Division. Mr. Solinsky brings many years of business expertise to Pergolis Swartz. His prior experience includes thirteen years on Wall Street as well as being CEO of an international apparel company.

He has been in the mortgage business for eight years, the past five with Pergolis Swartz. His varied experience and enterprising ability are an asset, benefiting his clients needs in the way of obtaining lines of credit, construction loans, and acquisition and permanent financing.

Swartz, Barry

Barry Swartz
(212) 643-5663 x 105
bswartz@pergolis.com

Barry Swartz is currently a top broker at Pergolis Swartz Associates, Inc. He has gained a reputation of one of the most active and respected brokers in New York by creating long standing relationships with both lending institutions and clients alike. He has a creative, innovative approach which has resulted in the negotiation and completion of a high volume of mortgage transactions.

Education
  • Boston University - BS (BA)
Professional Affiliations
  • Licensed Real Estate Broker of New York State
  • Member of the Community Bankers Mortgage Association
  • Affiliate of the Real Estate Finance Committee of the Real Estate Board of New York
Recent Transactions Include
  • Multi-Family Apartment Buildings
  • Office Buildings
  • Retail Buildings
  • Parking Garages
  • Industrial Properties
  • Hotel

Volpe, Michael

Michael Volpe
(212) 643-5663 x 129
mvolpe@pergolis.com

Michael has been in the real estate industry for over 10 years and has proven adept in building long-lasting relationships with both clients and lending institutions alike.

He has been involved in the financing of the following asset types:
  • Multi-Family Apartment Buildings
  • Mixed-Use Buildings
  • Construction Loans
  • Retail Buildings
  • Office Buildings
  • Hospitality
Michael holds an MS in Real Estate Finance from New York University's Real Estate Institute and has been a guest speaker at Baruch College's Real Estate Capstone Course.

Education -
MS - Real Estate Finance - NYU
BA - Wesleyan University, Middletown, CT

Yellen, Charles

Charles Yellen
(212) 643-5663 x 108
cyellen@pergolis.com

Charles Yellen has been actively engaged in finance for well over 20 years. Specializing as an intermediary in structured financing for commercial and multi-family real estate transactions; his experience on 'Wall Street' has been indispensable for advising clients how to navigate among the myriad of products available from banking and financial institutions.

As an active member of Park Avenue Synagogue, Charles currently serves as Co-President of the Men's Club.

Goldstein, Steven

Steven Goldstein
(212) 643-5663 Ext. 120
sgoldstein@pergolis.com

Kapchan, Scott

Scott Kapchan
(212) 643-5663 Ext. 103
(212) 658-0683 - mobile
skapchan@pergolis.com
Scott joined Pergolis Swartz in 2016 as an experienced real estate finance professional. He works closely with the principal founder, Richard Pergolis, to plan and execute business development and strategic initiatives of debt placement for all size transactions. The firm executes some of the most complex transactions with unparalleled experience in the industry and with a broad range of services.

Scott started as a business development apprentice for a leading pioneer in the home improvement and home equity lending sector. Later, he helped form the equity loan division for GFI Mortgage Bankers, Inc. in lower Manhattan. He was responsible for a staff of originators, processors and underwriters who closed, funded and made bulk sales to the secondary market on 1-6 family and mixed-use properties, for first and second mortgages.

Scott has a comprehensive understanding of all matters in commercial financing. For over 30 years, in some of the most challenging environments, he has developed strong working relationships based on unmatched, ethical client service. His sponsors benefit from specialized and reliable advisory services in all capital product types including acquisition financing, refinancing, mezzanine, bridge loans, underlying condo, co-op, land and construction loans.

Scott received his B.S.in Business Management from Boston University. His passion for excellence and integrity is a welcome addition to Pergolis Swartz Associates, Inc.