Miron Properties leasing director exits amid shakeup

Two execs "pushed out" amid rapid growth, source says

Jul.July 17, 2014 03:45 PM

Jason Fien, director of leasing at Miron Properties, left earlier this month as part of a shakeup at the fast-growing East Village-based brokerage, The Real Deal has learned. 

Fien and Gary Posylkin both joined the firm as agents specializing in Downtown Manhattan residential properties in 2011. They were each promoted to management, with Posylkin serving as director of operations until January.

After leaving Miron, Posylkin co-founded UpNEXT Real Estate, a brokerage representing landlords in residential and commercial deals. And Fien now works as an agent at brokerage startup Team Gotham, choosing a less visible role than his previous “spotlight” position.

“It wasn’t for me anymore,” Fien said. “I’m not interested in doing the same things.”

Sources close to the events at the brokerage said that, as Miron hired dozens of agents, the two executives were “pushed out” of the firm.

Posylkin said he left amicably and decided to pursue the opportunity to start his own firm.

Jeffrey Schleider, founder and managing director at Miron, said in a statement: “As we have grown from a one-person firm in a shared office space to four offices and over 100 agents in under five years, our needs have evolved and we have made changes and will continue to make changes as needed to provide the best value for our agents and clients. Both Jason and Gary played an important role in the early stages of the company and I wish them all the best in their new endeavors.”

“Jeff is one of the smartest guys I’ve met,” Fien said. “We parted on good terms, but people grow apart.”

Fien said working as an agent frees him up to also work at Broker Heaven, a training clinic for agents.

Miron promoted agent Ricardo Harrison as the firm’s new director of leasing, while there are no plans to fill Posylkin’s position, sources said.

Three of Miron’s four offices are in the city, including 90 East 10th Street and 84 East 10th Street. The brokerage launched in 2009.

Miron is marketing the rentals at an eight-story East Village building called the Robyn, developed by David Amirian and Eric Brody of the Brody/Amirian Group and Joseph Klaynberg of Wonder Works Construction, in partnership with JSR Capital, as The Real Deal reported. Leasing launched last month.

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