MICHAEL P. FELDMAN
CO-FOUNDER & CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER
Mr. Feldman focuses his day to day activities on business development, brand awareness strategy, staff recruitment, talent retention, and select client advisory engagements.
Prior to co-founding Choice New York Management, Mr. Feldman was a Managing Director at AFC Realty Capital, a boutique commercial real estate investment bank. There, he focused on the securing of debt and equity on multi-family, retail and office transactions throughout the United States.
Prior to AFC, he was a Senior Private Banker with Indymac Bank. Mr. Feldman is regularly asked to speak on an array of real estate topics. He also teaches a continuing education course for Real Estate Brokers titled, “Commercial Property Management,” as an adjunct instructor for the Real Estate Board of New York. Additionally, he has served as a private consultant for the Manhattan District Attorney’s Office as well as a counselor to individual members in the United States Congress House of Representatives Financial Committee, whereupon he provides practical evaluations of various mechanisms by which Federal policy can impact local Real Estate.
Mr. Feldman’s memberships and professional affiliations include being Director of the Board of Managers of the Cast Iron Corporation,Treasurer of the Real Estate Services Alliance (RESA), and he is a licensed New York State Real Estate Broker.
Mr. Feldman takes special pride in his ongoing role on the Board of Rising Realty Stars, a non-profit aimed at placing the best and brightest young professionals from urban, impoverished backgrounds into internships and entry level positions within the Commercial Real Estate industry.
Mr. Feldman’s formal education was at the University of Rochester where he earned a B.A. in Political Science.
Adam Lichtenstein is an accomplished real estate professional with experience in property management, asset management, finance, operations, and acquisitions. Adam is very active in the real estate investment and management industry and is respected for his ability to identify and capitalize upon relationships.
Currently at Choice NY Management, Adam is a Principal directly involved in all aspects of the operations of the business. From managing properties, overseeing staff, recruiting new staff, pursuing investments, implementing new technology and new efficiencies, and procuring business development opportunities.
Earlier in his career, Adam worked for 9 years at publicly traded REIT, Empire State Realty Trust (ESRT; formerly known as Malkin Properties). While at ESRT, Adam was responsible for managing and maintaining a commercial portfolio of over 1M SF of prime retail space in Manhattan and Connecticut. He dealt directly with tenants and landlord through underwriting, leasing, construction and project management, site surveys, project scheduling, and contract negotiations. Adam’s involvement included strategic capital planning for ESRT, including mezzanine debt/preferred equity financing, budgeting, workouts/restructures, partner buy-out agreements, and loan purchases.
Additionally, Adam owns several multi-family and mixed-use properties throughout the metropolitan New York City area. These investments have generated substantial returns to his investors.
Adam graduated from the University of Michigan. He is a Co-Founder of Voices Against Brain Cancer, and an Executive Board Member of Head For The Cure, both non-profit 501C3 organizations funding brain cancer research and support programs.
He resides in New York City with his wife and two daughters.
Mr. Stein joined Choice at the start of 2018 to continue his responsibilities to his existing client base and deliver luxury management and advisory services while leveraging the economies of scale and technology offered by Choice.
Prior to merging with Choice, from 2012 through March 2018, Mr. Stein founded and ran a full-service property management firm operating as the NY office of KW Property Management & Consulting where he also served as an Executive Director.
Mr. Stein developed technical skills as well as analytical skills relating to real estate, structured finance and portfolio management. He holds a Bachelor of Science degree from New York University majoring in Finance and Marketing and a Juris Doctorate degree from the Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law.
Shaun Lue joined Choice New York in 2016 as Portfolio Controller. He is chiefly responsible for the financial reporting on the real estate portfolio through the management of the accounting department and enforcement of policy and procedures to ensure financial accuracy. Mr. Lue is a member of The Young Real Estate Professionals of NY. Prior to joining Choice New York, Mr. Lue served in various roles in the accounting department at Related Development Companies.
His formal education was at Queens College City University of New York where he received his B.A. in Accounting and Economics.
Drew Donovan, CPA
Drew Donovan joined Choice New York Management at the start of 2016 as Director of Accounting.
He is an accomplished accountant skilled in construction accounting and overall financial management. His responsibilities include developing the monthly financials, budgeting, billing review, debt service oversight, payroll, and overall financial analysis.
Prior to joining Choice New York Management, Mr. Donovan was the Senior Finance Manager at Intellect-Tec Security Services, a security integration company serving the New York metro area, where he focused on financial analysis including: job costing, work in progress, inventory reports, payables, and receivables.
Manager of Leasing & Legal
Stephanie Knight joined Choice as Leasing Manager in 2018. She has several years of experience managing commercial and residential properties throughout New York City.
Her experience, combined with her extensive network of brokers and landlords has given her the ability to thoroughly evaluate and assess many layers of the leasing process to effectively manage relationships. She has an intimate working knowledge of the local market and has extensive experience working with legal compliance.
Before joining Choice, Stephanie was the Residential and Commercial Leasing Manager for a Brooklyn-based firm, the Multi-Property Manager for a Manhattan firm. She obtained a degree from CUNY New York City College of Technology.
Chief Compliance Officer &
Senior Maintenance Manager
Kristian Mundija joined the Choice team as the Chief Compliance Officer and Senior Maintenance Manager in 2018. He has several years of wide-ranging experience managing residential and Commercial properties and New York City. His extensive knowledge of vendors and NYC code enforcement agencies gives him the ability to thoroughly evaluate violation process and removal for clients. He has a strong knowledge working with NYC Local Law code compliance and building maintenance.
Before joining Choice, Kristian was the Director of Operations for a Yonkers-based firm. He obtained a degree at SUNY Westchester Community College.