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Peer 2 Peer Real Estate's podcast - William Morales 16th October 2020
REDinNYC Interview Series: With Joe Berko of Berko & Associates and Astor Realty Capital
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REDinNYC Interview Series: With Joe Berko of Berko & Associates and Astor Realty Capital

About Joe.

Joe (Yossi) Berko is the founder and president of Berko & Associates, a multidisciplinary brokerage firm that specializes in investment sales, structured finance, and syndication advisory.

Joe began his real estate career in 1995 in commercial real estate investment banking and financing. He quickly emerged as a top producer in his field, arranging competitive debt yields for his clients. In 2005, Joe formed Berko & Associates. His distinctive approach and his creative methodologies in securing complex transactions, have earned him a reputation as an industry leader.

Over the course of nearly twenty years, Joe has structured, raised, syndicated, sold, and financed several billions dollars in commercial real estate deals. Such transactions range from office buildings, mixed-use properties, hotels, shopping centers, and industrial parks. He has arranged for joint ventures, equity participation and mezzanine debt, as well as dispositions of distressed and performing notes for national and regional portfolio lenders.

In 2009, New York State Governor David Paterson nominated Joe as an advisor to the State’s Real Estate Board, an honor bestowed upon a select group of only five real estate professionals. In 2011, New York State Governor Andrew Cuomo appointed Joe to serve as the secretary of the Board.

Born and raised in Israel, Joe had an ongoing fascination with the City of New York since his first visit in the early 1980’s. In 1994, after completing his service in the IDF, he moved to New York, graduating from Baruch College with a degree in The Science of Real Estate and Metropolitan Development. A strong believer in giving back to one’s community, Joe donates his time and support to several philanthropic organizations. Joe currently resides in Lower Manhattan with his wife and two boys.

Joe recently won CoStar’s Power Broker Award naming him one of the top commercial real estate brokers in New York City.

Joe is affiliated with the following organizations:

Urban Land Use Institute (ULI)

Steven L. Newman Real Estate Institute

Rent Stabilization Association (RSA)

International Council of Shopping Centers (ICSC)

Joe chairs and contributes to the following philanthropic organizations:

Board Secretary, New York State Board of Real Estate

Board Member, Israeli American Council (IAC)

Chairperson, American Friends of Rabin Medical Center (AFRMC)

Chairperson & Founder, Baruch College Real Estate Alumni Club (BCREAC)

Contributor, Youth in Distress in Israel (ELEM)

Let's Thank REDinNYC Sponsor's

Gold Sponsor

Carlo Seneca from C&A Seneca Construction

Gold Sponsor

Vince Soriero from Propery Shark

Silver Sponsor

Laura Rivera from Champion Elevator

Silver Sponsor

Benny Redza from Skyline Scaffolding

Other sponsors

Amit Persaud from View

Yahya Mushtaq from Ecosafety

Michael Zysman from City Bay Capital

Tarek Zhouri from Hydrotech Environmental

Shoka Mamedov from Remax 100

John Delafuente from Realestate Prints

Chairperson & Founder, Baruch College Real Estate Alumni Club (BCREAC)

Contributor, Youth in Distress in Israel (ELEM)

On today's show Joe talks about

His start in Real Estate

Winning the power broker award from Co- Star

How former Governor David Patterson nominated Joe

Berko and Astor has multiple offices

How he met Selman

And much more..............

Links from today show

http://berkoassociates.com/

https://astorrealtycapital.com/ 646.389.4745

jberko@berkoassociates.com

https://www.redinnyc.com/

https://www.linkedin.com/in/selmanyal...

https://www.linkedin.com/in/williemor...

http://peer2peerrealestate.com/

Thanks everyone for watching, and please stay safe.