Neil is Chairman of Imperium Realty. Neil leads a global network of brokers and consultants that sources large off-market hotel, office building, apartment building, retail / grocery-anchored shopping center, and development opportunities in major cities throughout the U.S.
From a standing start, with Neil at the helm, Imperium Realty has quietly procured over $3.1 billion in off-market CRE opportunities for its select clients – REITs, real estate investment companies, hedge funds, private equity groups, family offices, and ultra high net worth individuals. Neil was previously Director at Newmark Knight Frank. While at Newmark, he won the Outstanding Broker of the Year award, for generating more commissions than any of his peers. There, Neil specialized in locating otherwise unavailable corner retail sites for his bank customers, and negotiating over $460 million in leases from start to finish. He was instrumental in Valley National Bank’s expansion in New York City’s outer boroughs.
Neil also worked as a Director of Sales at Massey Knakal Realty Services, where he marketed and sold investment-grade commercial properties in Brooklyn.
Prior to his career in commercial real estate, Neil was a practicing attorney who also purchased and managed apartment complexes. He tried over two dozen cases to verdict, most of which concerned premises liability issues for apartment building owners.
Neil graduated from Yale University with a degree in religious studies, and from the University of Southern California Law School with a Juris Doctor degree.
He is an active member of ICSC (International Council of Shopping Centers), ULI (the Urban Land Institute), and the Chinese American Real Estate Association.
Neil is fluent in Hebrew and conversational Spanish.