Long considered the bible of real estate, The Real Deal has become mandatory reading for everyone in the industry. TRD provides up-to-the-minute industry news and in-depth reports and profiles in our 60,000-circulation monthly magazine in New York and on our websites in both New York and South Florida, which garner more than 2.5 millions visits a month. In January 2016, The Real Deal launched in Los Angeles. 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.|
|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.|
|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.|
|Hannah Miet led real estate coverage for the Los Angeles Business Journal before joining The Real Deal Los Angeles as managing editor. Her work has appeared in the New York Times, Newsweek, the Washington Post, Complex Magazine, the Times-Picayune and the Atlantic Wire, among other publications. Hannah was born in Brooklyn and received her master’s degree from the CUNY Graduate School of Journalism. She lives in Los Angeles’ Echo Park neighborhood.|
|Katherine Clarke is a senior national reporter, covering commercial and residential real estate in New York and Los Angeles. She was formerly the real estate editor at the New York Daily News and has written for publications such as the New York Observer and the Wall Street Journal. She’s originally from Northern Ireland and is a graduate of the Columbia University School of Journalism and Trinity College Dublin.|
|Cathaleen Chen is a national web reporter for The Real Deal, having joined the team in March 2016. At Northwestern University, where she graduated in 2015, Cat studied journalism, sociology and creative writing. Her reporting has appeared in The Christian Science Monitor, Washington Post, and The New York Times. Cat lives in East Williamsburg and would like to think she fits in there.
|Subrina Hudson led retail coverage at the Los Angeles Business Journal before joining The Real Deal Los Angeles, where she covers retail and residential real estate. A Los Angeles native, she attended Boston University and earned her master’s degree in journalism from USC Annenberg School of Communication and Journalism. Her work has appeared in Women’s Wear Daily, Marketplace from American Public Media and Coast Magazine, among other publications. She lives in Long Beach, a city she feels is America’s national treasure.|
|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.|
|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.|
Frankie Morales is the Southern California Advertising Director at The Real Deal, which he joined in summer 2016. This L.A. native is graduate of the University of California at Irvine and has been in media publishing for over 15 years. He has been instrumental in launching the first print edition of The Real Deal Los Angeles, which is now out quarterly. Frankie currently lives right in the heart of Greater Los Angeles, literally right next door to Caruso Affiliated’s The Grove.
|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.|
|Violet 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 digital traffic manager 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.|
|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.|