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    Allen London - Chief Executive Officer

    Allen London, Chief Executive Officer, is an attorney (JD, NYU, ‘73) and holds an MBA from Columbia University (MBA, Columbia, ‘89). Mr. London’s working life has been divided between the practice of law and work in the real estate business. Since the late 1970s, he has worked in a family real estate firm that built multifamily properties.

    Allen London, Chief Executive Officer, is an attorney (JD, NYU, ‘73) and holds an MBA from Columbia University (MBA, Columbia, ‘89). Mr. London’s working life has been divided between the practice of law and work in the real estate business. Since the late 1970s, he has worked in a family real estate firm that built multifamily properties. He is a principal of a number of entities that own properties in NYC and along the eastern seaboard of the United States.  In that capacity he has participated in numerous capital projects, refinancing, leasing, legal proceedings, and general real estate administrative work. He is a member of the Code and Regs Committee of the New York Chapter of the Building Owners and Managers Association (BOMA). He is also a member of the Preparedness Committees of the New York City Chapter of BOMA. In June of 2013 he was a co-recipient of the John M. Griffin Community Service Award. The community service award was conferred by The Real Estate Board of New York, in recognition of work done the previous November during Superstorm Sandy.

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    Alex Kalajian - Chief Operating Officer

    Alex Kalajian is the Managing Partner and Chief Operating Officer for Solstice Residential Group and its affiliated companies. As Managing Partner, Mr. Kalajian is responsible for the companies’ corporate affairs, client retention, operational and capital budgeting/management, organizational growth and leadership. 

    Alex Kalajian is the Managing Partner and Chief Operating Officer for Solstice Residential Group and its affiliated companies. As Managing Partner, Mr. Kalajian is responsible for the companies’ corporate affairs, client retention, operational and capital budgeting/management, organizational growth and leadership. 

    As Chief Operating Officer, Mr. Kalajian is primarily responsible for the day-to-day operations of Solstice’s portfolio of properties representing over $3 billion in managed assets, as well as more than 250 management executives, operational and financial professionals, support staff and building services employees required to service its clients in a first class manner.     

    Prior to launching Solstice, Mr. Kalajian began his career in 1995 working for a mid-sized residential developer, where he was in charge of “gut renovations” on projects resulting in LIHTC credits that were sold to Fortune 100 companies. The acquisition, financing and redevelopment of those properties were under the jurisdiction of a number of private banking institutions and city and state governments. In 2001, Mr. Kalajian joined one of the largest property management firms in NYC, where he rose to become Vice President of Operations. In this capacity, he provided operational, capital and code compliance support to the firm’s property managers. He was also on the firm’s executive committee, focusing on policy and corporate governance.

    A 20-year industry veteran, Mr. Kalajian is well-versed in all facets of property and asset management with concentrations in capital reporting and budgeting, contract negotiations and administration, code compliance and staff management. A results-oriented project manager, Mr. Kalajian has successfully coordinated, managed and completed capital and infrastructure projects totaling more than $500 million dollars.

    Mr. Kalajian holds multiple degrees in Business Administration and Finance, and is a licensed NYS Insurance and Real Estate Broker

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    Benjamin London - Corporate Counsel

    Benjamin London, Corporate Counsel, is the head of corporate strategy at Solstice Residential Group, with a background as a real estate attorney (BA, Dartmouth, ‘01 and JD, Fordham, ‘05).  Mr. London started his legal career with Herrick, Feinstein LLP, where he represented clients in the acquisition and sale, financing and joint venture structuring of property transactions in the tri-state area.

    Benjamin London, Corporate Counsel, is the head of corporate strategy at Solstice Residential Group, with a background as a real estate attorney (BA, Dartmouth, ‘01 and JD, Fordham, ‘05).  Mr. London started his legal career with Herrick, Feinstein LLP, where he represented clients in the acquisition and sale, financing and joint venture structuring of property transactions in the tri-state area. Mr. London transitioned from a legal career at Herrick Feinstein to a hybrid role of legal and financial position at Cape Advisors, a real estate developer, where his responsibilities included financial and due diligence analysis of potential acquisitions / developments, negotiation of mezzanine / equity financing for a condominium development and preparation and analysis of loan, joint venture and leasing legal documentation.  From there, Mr. London transitioned to head of acquisitions of his family’s real estate family office focusing on structuring co-GP funds and partnerships and the acquisitions of multi-family communities along the Eastern seaboard. 

    Mr. London is responsible for overseeing Solstice’s corporate strategic plans   and serves as an advisor to our client managed portfolio of buildings.

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    Jeff Singer - Chief Information/Financial Officer

    Jeff Singer, Chief Information/Financial Officer, is a financial analyst (JD, Washington University Law School, ’98).  Mr. Singer heads all of Solstice’s financial affairs and is responsible for all compliance and regulatory filings for our managed portfolio of buildings.

    Jeff Singer, Chief Information/Financial Officer, is a financial analyst (JD, Washington University Law School, ’98).  Mr. Singer heads all of Solstice’s financial affairs and is responsible for all compliance and regulatory filings for our managed portfolio of buildings.

    Mr. Singer started his financial career as an equities trader and quickly worked his way up to the role of Director of Compliance in Citigroup’s Global Markets division. Mr. Singer’s responsibilities included budget coordination for Global Compliance, Compliance Technology applications, development of several initiatives including Regulatory Systems Committee and has testified as an expert before the NYSE.

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    Pierre Zarzour - Chief Management Officer

    Pierre Zarzour, Partner and Chief Management Officer, works closely with Mr. Kalajian in managing the day-to-day operations of Solstice and its affiliated companies. In this capacity, Mr. Zarzour is primarily responsible for maintaining existing client relationships and deriving new business opportunities as well as overseeing all operations of Solstice’s property management division and its dedicated team of management executives and support staff.

    Pierre Zarzour, Partner and Chief Management Officer, works closely with Mr. Kalajian in managing the day-to-day operations of Solstice and its affiliated companies. In this capacity, Mr. Zarzour is primarily responsible for maintaining existing client relationships and deriving new business opportunities as well as overseeing all operations of Solstice’s property management division and its dedicated team of management executives and support staff.  Mr. Zarzour is also integrally involved with and administers Solstice’s Energy Aggregation Program, which for the benefit of Solstice’s clients, aggregates and purchases energy commodities across our portfolio of managed properties.   

    As a seasoned residential property manager with over 16 years of experience, Mr. Zarzour has expertise in all aspects of building operations, capital improvement projects, budget preparation, staff supervision, management reporting, and Board/Resident communications.

    Prior to joining Solstice Residential Group, LLC, Mr. Zarzour managed a portfolio of luxury New York City cooperatives and condominiums and oversaw a team of managers providing operational, financial, construction and code compliance support. 

    Mr. Zarzour holds a BS in Management. 

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    Marina Cheleshkin - Accounts Receivable Manager

    Marina Cheleshkin, Accounts Receivable Manager, has been working at Solstice Residential Group, LLC since its inception in 2008.  Prior to joining Solstice, Ms. Cheleshkin worked for London Management Corp, a family-owned property management company in New York City, as a property and leasing manager.

    Marina Cheleshkin, Accounts Receivable Manager, has been working at Solstice Residential Group, LLC since its inception in 2008.  Prior to joining Solstice, Ms. Cheleshkin worked for London Management Corp, a family-owned property management company in New York City, as a property and leasing manager.

    Ms. Cheleshkin has over 25 years of experience in accounts receivable and management of rental properties. At Solstice, she is responsible for the oversight of all accounts receivable functions, among which are billing, processing of receivables and adjustments, maintaining escrow records, and preparation of special reports. Ms. Cheleshkin, also, researches irregularities and oversees collections in order to develop more efficient and effective processes. Marina was raised in Belarus, where she gained her BS in Engineering, and is fluent in Russian.

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    Yakov Isakov - CPA, Financial Controller

    Yakov Isakov, Certified Public Accountant (CPA), Financial Controller, holds a BS from College of Staten Island (BS, CSI CUNY, ‘12). Mr. Isakov started his career in Supply Chain for a major appliance manufacturer. During his time there he advanced to Assistant Operations Manager, handling distribution from five distribution centers, and attended night school for his bachelor degree. Mr. Isakov obtained his CPA license in 2014.

    Yakov Isakov, Certified Public Accountant (CPA), Financial Controller, holds a BS from College of Staten Island (BS, CSI CUNY, ‘12). Mr. Isakov started his career in Supply Chain for a major appliance manufacturer. During his time there he advanced to Assistant Operations Manager, handling distribution from five distribution centers, and attended night school for his bachelor degree. Mr. Isakov obtained his CPA license in 2014.

    Mr. Isakov is responsible for the day-to-day oversight and periodic financial management of all our client accounts.  His duties include handling annual audits, acting as a liaison for the independent auditors, ensuring tax payment and filing compliance, producing and administering monthly client financial statements for Solstice’s managed portfolio, et al. As a member of the Solstice's Executive Committee and a Co-Head of the Employee Training and Development Committee, Mr. Isakov also provides supervision to the finance department, focusing on support, employee training and professional development. 

     

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    Tatyana Lerman - Accounts Payable Manager

    Tatyana Lerman has been working at Solstice Residential Group, LLC since its inception in 2008.  Prior to joining Solstice, Ms. Lerman worked for London Management Corp, a family-owned property management company in New York City.

    Tatyana Lerman has been working at Solstice Residential Group, LLC since its inception in 2008.  Prior to joining Solstice, Ms. Lerman worked for London Management Corp, a family-owned property management company in New York City.

    Ms. Lerman has over 20 years of experience in accounts payable and management of rental properties. At Solstice, she is responsible for the oversight of various accounts payable functions, among which are payroll, resolution of complex payment and vendor issues, and preparation of special reports. As a member of Solstice's Executive Committee, Ms. Lerman monitors and analyzes department work to develop more efficient and effective procedures for maintaining high levels of accuracy and confidentiality. Tatyana was raised in Ukraine and is fluent in Russian. 

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    Ken Lupano - Executive Director of Project Services

    Ken Lupano, Executive Director of Project Services, (BA, ’72, Ohio Wesleyan University, Economics & Communications; graduate work, NYU Stern) serves as a liaison between Boards, owners, architects, engineers, construction companies and the City.

    Ken Lupano, Executive Director of Project Services, (BA, ’72, Ohio Wesleyan University, Economics & Communications; graduate work, NYU Stern) serves as a liaison between Boards, owners, architects, engineers, construction companies and the City. Ken leads the team planning and managing large capital infrastructure projects for Solstice-managed properties. Ken, a member of the Solstice Executive Committee, is a results-driven management professional with extensive experience in building, motivating and leading work teams.  With strong communication, budgeting and negotiation skills, and 12 years of experience as Board president of a full-service luxury Manhattan condominium, Ken has a proven record of accomplishment in directing physical infrastructure and technology-based capital projects, with the needs of Boards and owners as the primary concern.

     

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    George Noulas - Director of Management

    George Noulas joined Solstice Residential Group, LLC in 2015 as a Management Executive and was soon promoted to the position of Director of Management. George has over two decades of experience in the real estate industry, during which he has managed a large and diverse real estate portfolio of cooperatives, condominiums, rental buildings, as well as commercial properties located throughout the city of New York. 

    George Noulas joined Solstice Residential Group, LLC in 2015 as a Management Executive and was soon promoted to the position of Director of Management. George has over two decades of experience in the real estate industry, during which he has managed a large and diverse real estate portfolio of cooperatives, condominiums, rental buildings, as well as commercial properties located throughout the city of New York. 

    George is directly responsible for the oversight of all day-to-day building operations, financial management and staff supervision. As a member of the Solstice's Executive Committee and a Co-Head of the Employee Training and Development Committee, George provides support and supervision to all property managers, while also focusing on employee training and professional growth. George works with each Board to analyze building financials, develop and implement strategies, all with a concentrated effort on minimizing costs and maximizing property values.

    Prior to joining Solstice, George owned and operated a Brooklyn-based brokerage firm for over five years, where his responsibilities included the oversight of all operating functions of the brokerage, supervision of all agents, the implementation and execution of marketing campaigns.

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    Julia Penny - Assistant Director of Management

    Julia Penny, Assistant Director of Management, is a seasoned NYC Real Estate industry professional.  She started her career as a licensed Salesperson in the burgeoning Williamsburg neighborhood of Brooklyn, after which she became part of an on-site management team at an exclusive luxury Upper West Side coop.  

    Julia Penny, Assistant Director of Management, is a seasoned NYC Real Estate industry professional.  She started her career as a licensed Salesperson in the burgeoning Williamsburg neighborhood of Brooklyn, after which she became part of an on-site management team at an exclusive luxury Upper West Side coop.  With ten years of property management experience under her belt, Ms. Penny has become an integral part of the Solstice's Executive Committee, managing a portfolio of properties throughout Manhattan and Brooklyn, as well as leading the Compliance Department. 

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    Jo Ann Squillace - Executive Administrator

    Jo Ann Squillace, is the Executive Administrator of Solstice Residential Group, LLC. She serves as liaison between the Unions, Union member employees and the Boards of each client, works with the Accounting Department, and handles all Workers' Compensation and Disability matters for the Condominiums and Cooperatives. 

    Jo Ann Squillace, is the Executive Administrator of Solstice Residential Group, LLC. She serves as liaison between the Unions, Union member employees and the Boards of each client, works with the Accounting Department, and handles all Workers' Compensation and Disability matters for the Condominiums and Cooperatives. 

    Preceding Solstice Residential Group, Ms. Squillace served as Vice President and Office Manager of its predecessor, London Management Corp., a New York City based real estate managerial company where she worked for fifty (50) years. Prior to that, Ms. Squillace served as lead paralegal to the founding partners of a New York litigation law firm where she handled all phases of pre-trial case management including, but not limited to: pleadings, discovery, and preparation of witnesses, settlement and dispute resolution. Indeed, Ms. Squillace's extensive legal and real estate managerial experience truly serves to the benefit of all Clients.

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