Considered the bible of New York City real estate, The Real Deal has become mandatory reading for everyone in the industry. Since 2003, TRD has provided up-to-the-minute industry news and in-depth reports and profiles in our 60,000-circulation monthly magazine and on TheRealDeal.com, which receives more than 1 million unique visitors per month. Our content is available across multiple platforms, including a mobile app available to iPhone, iPad and Android users alike.
The Real Deal has been repeatedly recognized for its journalism prowess, receiving the Society of American Business Editors and Writers’ 2013 award for general excellence and awards from the National Association of Real Estate Editors for “Best Commercial Trade Magazine,” “Best Residential Trade Magazine,” and “Best Web Site Solely Devoted to Residential, Commercial or Financial Real Estate and/or Home Design.”
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|Amir Korangy is the founder and publisher of The Real Deal. Prior to launching the company in 2003, he held several positions at Yahoo Inc. He attended Boston University and Emerson College for degrees in Journalism and Foreign Policy. Though he lives in Manhattan, he secretly loves Brooklyn.|
|Stuart Elliott is the editor-in-chief of The Real Deal, a role he has held since the magazine first started in 2003. He has worked at the New York Times, among other publications, and is a graduate of the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism. He lives in the West Village with his family.|
|Jill Gardiner Noonan is the managing editor of The Real Deal. Before joining the magazine in 2007, she was a senior political reporter at the New York Sun, covering Mayor Michael Bloomberg, City Hall politics and the 2007-2008 presidential primary candidates. She graduated from the University of Wisconsin-Madison and earned a master’s degree from the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism. She lives in Brooklyn Heights with her husband and son.|
|Eileen AJ Connelly started as the deputy managing editor of The Real Deal in December 2013, after eight years in the Business News department at The Associated Press. She previously worked at Dow Jones Newswires and the Staten Island Advance, among other publications. She earned her undergraduate degree in journalism and international relations at the University of Wisconsin, and a master’s of arts in business journalism at Baruch College/ City University of New York, where she is also an adjunct professor of journalism. She lives in the St. Pauls Avenue/ Stapleton Heights historic district on Staten Island.|
|Heather Grossmann joined The Real Deal as the editorial development director in 2014. Previously she was associate publisher at the local news site DNAinfo.com, which operates in both New York and Chicago. She started as a reporter then editor at DNAinfo, then took some time out of her five-year tenure there to launch MetroFocus, a news and culture website and TV show for WNET/Thirteen, NYC’s local PBS station. Prior to her journalism career, Heather worked extensively in business development and event production for media companies. She has a master’s degree from the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism.|
|Hiten Samtani is the managing web editor at The Real Deal and also oversees the magazine’s social media strategy and content partnerships. Samtani, who joined the team in December 2012, is a graduate of the University of Toronto and the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism. His work has appeared in the New York Times, WNYC and the Columbia Journalism Review. When deciding between real estate and another beat, he was asked: “Do you want to cover money and power, or do you want to write about librarians?”|
|Lisa Keys is the managing editor of Luxury Listings NYC. She’s covered real estate and home extensively for both the New York Times and the New York Post. She lives in NYC with her husband and two young sons.|
|Ronald Gross has been an art director of The Real Deal since 2005. He worked for top designers in New York and Los Angeles before starting his own design office. He’s done corporate graphics, books and more than 20 magazines for clients such as Time Inc., A&E Networks, Columbia University, Scholastic, American Lawyer Media, Readers’ Digest and Harvard University. He’s a graduate of Cooper Union and the Yale University Graduate School of Art & Architecture. His son is a chef in Manhattan. He recently left New York City and lives with his wife in Westchester.|
|Keziah Makoundou is an art director at The Real Deal, which she joined in July 2013. Previously, she worked for magazines including Uptown, Vibe, Popular Mechanics and Maxim. She graduated in Paris in 2007 with a master’s degree in graphic design. She moved to New York City in 2007 and now lives in Harlem.|
|Adam Pincus is a senior reporter and research manager at The Real Deal. He began writing for the publication in 2007 and joined as a staff reporter in September 2008. Before that, he freelanced for Newsday and worked as a reporter for the TimesLedger in Queens. A graduate of Yale University, he worked in souvenir and trophy manufacturing for 12 years before turning to journalism.|
|Rich Bockman is a reporter at The Real Deal. He joined the publication in 2014 after having worked at the TimesLedger Newspapers in Queens and The Times of Trenton, N.J. A New Jersey native and Rutgers University alumnus, Bockmann can glance across the Hudson at the Garden State from his place in Hell’s Kitchen whenever the urge strikes him.|
|E.B. Solomont is a reporter at The Real Deal. She joined the magazine in June 2014. Previously, she wrote for the St. Louis Business Journal, Jerusalem Post and New York Sun. A Boston native, E.B. graduated from Tufts University and earned a master’s degree from the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism.|
|Konrad Putzier is a reporter at The Real Deal. He joined the publication in April 2015 from Real Estate Weekly, where he previously covered the New York real estate market. A Germany native, Konrad graduated from Durham University in the U.K. and holds a masters degree in history from Yale University. His work has appeared in The Wall Street Journal Europe, Die Welt, Financial Times Deutschland, as well as online in The New Republic and the World Policy Journal.|
|Mark Maurer is an associate web editor at The Real Deal, having joined the team in April 2013. He has worked at the Newark Star-Ledger and the Jersey Journal, and is a graduate of Pennsylvania State University. A film buff, Maurer is quick to spot in property records when a character actor snags or offloads a high-end condo.|
|Claire Moses is a web producer/reporter at The Real Deal. Before joining the company in May 2014, she worked as an editor for Patch.com in Hoboken, N.J., for three and a half years. She holds a bachelor’s degree from Brandeis University and a master’s from the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism. Most recently, Claire returned to the Journalism School to be a fellow and reporter for The New York World. Claire has lived in New York for six years and grew up in Amsterdam, the Netherlands.|
|Christopher Cameron is a reporter for Luxury Listings NYC. He started writing for The Real Deal in 2012, after moving to NYC from Nashville. He earned a B.A. in English from the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, and has worked on documentary films and written for New York Observer. He lives in Brooklyn with his ever-growing collection of Edwardian nonsense and P.G. Wodehouse novels.|
|Tess Hofmann is a web reporter/producer at The Real Deal. She joined the team in December 2014 after working in legal reporting at Law360. A graduate of Boston University in Film and English, she lived in Los Angeles after college and got her fill of sunshine and celebrity sightings before moving to New York to pursue journalism. She now lives in Greenpoint and loves real estate, traveling, exotic foods, and her book club.|
|Rey Mashayekhi is a web reporter/producer at The Real Deal. He joined the team in April 2015, having previously covered the steel, scrap and nonferrous metals industry for American Metal Market. He is a graduate of Eugene Lang College at The New School, where he served as news editor of the university’s award-winning student publication, The New School Free Press. A native of the Washington, D.C., metro area, he currently lives in Brooklyn.|
|Kerry Barger is the social media editor for The Real Deal. Before joining the magazine in February 2014, Kerry spearheaded social and digital media efforts at Houlihan Lawrence, a residential brokerage based in Westchester County. She earned a B.A. in journalism from Ithaca College’s Roy H. Park School of Communications in 2011, and now lives in Fleetwood, N.Y. where she enjoys loud music, thick books and the honking of angry drivers outside her window.|
|Victoria Tuturice is the Production Coordinator for The Real Deal. She graduated from James Madison University in 2010 with a BFA in Graphic Design and later found her niche in production when she joined The Real Deal in October 2014. Victoria previously worked as a designer at Gammon Ragonesi Associates in NYC and Great Valley Publishing Company in the Philly Suburbs, where she was born and raised. She now lives in Brooklyn.|
|Kyna Doles is a researcher at The Real Deal. She received her Bachelors in Journalism from Emerson College in Boston, where she also worked in public radio. Prior to joining TRD, Kyna served as a researcher for a PBS documentary film. She currently lives in Brooklyn.
|Will Parker is a researcher at The Real Deal. Before joining the magazine, he worked as a copywriter and held a position teaching English in Madrid, Spain. He is a graduate of the University of Tennessee, where he studied writing, Spanish, and unrelenting humidity.
|Ariel Stulberg is a contributing reporter at The Real Deal. He’s a recent graduate from Columbia’s School of International and Public Affairs, where he was editor-in-chief of The Morningside Post. He also worked at WNYC’s On the Media and is co-founder of the snarky international affairs newsletter We Find, You Read.
|Yoav Barilan is the director of marketing operations at The Real Deal. He has been with the company since its inception in 2003. Barilan has helped grow the advertising department from a two man operation out of publisher Amir Korangy’s Brooklyn home to one of the most fierce and revered in New York City publishing, with more advertising contracts than any other regional publication. “Some credit our success to my military discipline, but the fact is that I just love what I do and I do it blindly,” he said. When asked about rumors of him being a Mossad assassin, Barilan said, “There is no factual proof of that. I have work to do.”|
|Ross Fox is the National Advertising Director at The Real Deal, which he joined as a salesperson in 2010, rigorously working his way up to becoming the advertising director of both the New York and South Florida versions of the publication. He now manages a sales team of 12 in both New York and Florida. He is a graduate of St. John’s University and lives in Hell’s Kitchen.|
|Virginia Durso is the office manager at The Real Deal. She joined the publication in August 2012. She is currently working towards her Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration as a part-time student. She was born and raised in the heart of Queens.|
|Eran Evron, a member of the advertising sales department, was born in Israel in 1975. He joined The Real Deal in February 2005 as the company’s first hire. Since then, Evron has pioneered the company’s participation in numerous real estate events and expos as well as our annual almanac, the Data Book. He currently lives in Midtown.|
|Nick Mascaro is part of the business development team at The Real Deal, which he joined in 2011. With a background in marketing and a knack for creative campaign structuring, he is able to generate new business for his client base. Mascaro currently lives in New Jersey.|
|Rob Stearns has worked on the sales team at The Real Deal since 2010. Born in Brooklyn, he has lived in Denver, Connecticut, Arkansas and Vermont and graduated from San Francisco State University and Sierra College, also in Northern California. He came to The Real Deal with a background in magazine sales, having worked for two years at the Brooklyn Daily Eagle. Working at The Real Deal has taught him much about sales and people, while also giving him a behind-the-scenes look at how real estate operates in the greatest city in the world.|
|Nicki Chadi has been part of the new business development team at The Real Deal since February 2012. She graduated from Hofstra University with a focus in marketing and business administration. Prior to joining The Real Deal, Chadi interned at an international marketing firm in Israel.|
|Sigalit Levi is the Chief Business Development Officer at The Real Deal. She was born in Israel, and moved to NYC after completing her military service in the Israeli army. Prior to joining The Real Deal, Sigalit was the Executive Director of Advertising for The Jerusalem Post’s newspaper, website and magazine. She has a fifteen-year history of exceeding goals and developing new revenue streams.|
|Junaid Zahid is the director of digital sales at The Real Deal. He joined the team in May 2011 and oversees the company’s digital ad efforts. Zahid has a Bachelor’s degree in Finance and Mathematics from Baruch College with an eye on getting his Masters in the same field.|
|Barry Holland joined The Real Deal‘s New Business Development team in July 2014. He spent 12 years in the music industry working for various labels such as Bad Boy Entertainment, Atlantic Records and Universal Music Group. He previously worked for The New York Daily News and CBS Radio where he was part of the Nick Cannon Brand Integration Team. Barry attended “THE” Ohio State University where he studied marketing. He is the father of two small children and lives on the Upper East Side.|
|Kenneth Cyrus is the finance director at The Real Deal and also handles human resources for the company, which he joined in May 2012. For 13 years, he worked as accounting manager for Adrea Rubin Marketing in New York City, then for a short time as the business unit controller at UBS in Stamford, Conn. Cyrus is currently pursuing a Master’s degree in Accounting. He is the father of three sons, one of whom is serving in the U.S. Army and has served a year in Afghanistan.|