Robert began his career at Massey Knakal as an Associate to Founding Partner Paul Massey in 2001. After gaining experience in the multifamily, residential and development sales market, Robert was promoted to Sales Director in the Northern Manhattan office. Throughout his career he has been involved in the aggregate sale of over $500,000,000 in real estate sales in the New York Metro area. Recent notable investment sales in 2012 include the Broadway West Portfolio consisting of seven elevator apartment buildings for $62,000,000, and 134 Haven Avenue for $9,050,000. Additional noteworthy sales include 920 Riverside Drive for $15,675,000, 779 Riverside Drive for $19,300,000 and a package of four walk-up investment properties (The Hospital Portfolio) for $13,100,000. In 2008, he completed a single sale of 21 apartment buildings for $54,000,000 as part of the New 118 Portfolio. The package consisted of 500 residential units and 12 commercial units.
Robert is a two-time winner of Massey Knakal’s Richard Marcinko Award for Tenacity, Loyalty and Single-Mindedness in Purpose in the Pursuit of Excellence (2004, 2011) and a three-time winner of Massey Knakal's Steven Spinola Award for Outstanding Business Development and Goodwill Promotion in Northern Manhattan and the Bronx (2004 -2006). In 2006, his hard work and success earned him a promotion to Senior Director of Sales and one year later he received Massey Knakal's Harry Macklowe Award for Salesperson of the Year in the Northern Manhattan/Bronx/Westchester division.
As an expert in Northern Manhattan real estate, Robert is often quoted in New York City trade publications such as Real Estate Weekly, The Real Deal, GlobeSt., and The Commercial Observer. Notably, in 2008, Real Estate New York magazine featured Robert in their 30 Under 30 spotlight.
Robert also gives back to those in need. Previously, he was the Co-Chairman of the Catalog for Giving's annual banquet which helps raise support for 10 local charities devoted to at-risk youth. Robert was also one of the original board members of the Massey Knakal Charitable Foundation, a foundation that supports local educational, family and other community-oriented charitable causes primarily within New York City and the Tri-State area. Robert acted as Chairman of Volunteer Activities for the foundation. Robert was also in charge of spearheading Massey Knakal's involvement with Habitat for Humanity and was able to gather a large number of volunteers from the company to help construct a home in Harlem.
Outside the office Robert is captain of a Squash team and competes in national tournaments. He also enjoys golf, jogging, tennis, weight lifting and is an avid boxer.
Originally from Pound Ridge, New York, Robert graduated from SUNY Albany with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Economics with a Minor in Business.