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RKF Promotes Senior Brokerage Professionals

Appointments Made in New York City Headquarters Office
July 17, 2014
RKF, a leading independent real estate firm in retail leasing, investment sales and consulting services, announced several promotions in its New York City headquarters office.

Seasoned veteran Jeremy Ezra has been promoted from vice president to executive vice president. Greg Covey, Caleb Peterson, and Mark Finkel were promoted from managing director to vice president. Brian Segall has been promoted from senior director to managing director, and Ross Berkowitz has been promoted from director to senior director.

Ezra, with 15 years of experience representing landlords and tenants, is a seasoned commercial real estate and retail veteran representing clients in New York and in major markets nationally. His tenant assignments include national brands such as Reebok, IT’SUGAR, Mitchell Gold + Bob Williams, Adidas, Mitchell & Ness, Kenneth Cole, Charming Charlie and Joe’s Jeans. His retail notable assignments Town Place at Garden State Park in Cherry Hill, NJ; Mercato in Naples, FL; and Long Island’s The Gate at Manhasset.

Ezra earned a bachelor's degree in business and French from Skidmore College. He is a licensed real estate salesperson in the state of New York and a member of the International Council of Shopping Centers (ICSC) and the Croton-on-Hudson Economic Development Committee.

Since joining the firm in 2007, Covey has worked with landlord clients including Jamestown Properties, the CIM Group, Property Group Partners, Atlantic Development Group, Hilton Worldwide, New York Presbyterian Hospital, Edward J. Minskoff Equities, the World-Wide Group and Dominion Management. In addition, Covey provides retail leasing and consulting services in New York City to national retailers such as 7-Eleven, GNC, The Children’s Place and Allen Edmonds, as well as international retailers such as French fashion house Zadig & Voltaire and Japanese eyewear company JINS. Covey earned Master's Degree in real estate finance from New York University and a bachelor's degree from Emory University. He is a member of ICSC.

Peterson specializes in landlord and tenant representation in the New York metropolitan area and national urban retail markets. His retail clients include but are not limited to global brands such as, Oakley, Marc Jacobs, and Godiva. He has also represented a prestigious list of owners, including Jamestown Properties, Pam Am Equities, and Hines. Petersen earned a bachelor's degree in environmental studies from the University of Washington. He is a member of ICSC and the Real Estate Board of New York (REBNY).

Since joining RKF in 2001 as an associate, Finkel specializes in retail leasing for landlords and retailers throughout the New York metropolitan area and Southern California markets. He has represented retailers such as The Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf, and ROTI, Finkel also represents landlords Related Companies, The REEC Group, David Ellis Realty and Midwood Investment and Development. Finkel earned a bachelor's of business administration from Emory University and is a member of ICSC and REBNY.

Segall joined RKF in 2007 and specializes in retail leasing and investment opportunities primarily in New York City as well as select urban markets. Segall received his bachelor's degree in economics from Emory University. He is a member of ICSC and the Israeli Bonds Real Estate Division New Leadership Committee.

Since joining RKF in 2007 as a college intern, Berkowitz joined the firm as a canvasser in 2009 and was promoted to associate in 2010. He represents many institutional investors, as well as families and individual investors of real estate and retail space. He has worked on behalf of SL Green Realty Corp, Linfield Capital, and The Durst Organization to name a few. Berkowitz earned a bachelor's in real estate from Baruch College’s Zicklin School of Business. He is a member of ICSC.

With these promotions, Robert K. Futterman, chairman and CEO of RKF, credited the newly promoted brokers for their unwavering commitment to excellence and superior client service. The promotions come closely on the heels of RKF’s significant expansion of its New York headquarters space at 521 Fifth Avenue in midtown Manhattan as the firm’s business has measurably accelerated in recent months.
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