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The Appraisers

About

James

James Dunne, MAI

James Dunne, MAI

Chief Appraiser & Chief Operating Officer

New York City

James has worked in the real estate industry for a total of 16 years, including 10 years of commercial real estate appraisal experience and holds the MAI designation. Before joining Bowery he served as a VP at CBRE in their Valuation & Advisory group. James has appraised a wide range of assets including multifamily, office, industrial, self-storage, retail, development sites, and real estate portfolios. He is a specialist in the valuation of affordable housing, including LIHTC and Section 8 properties. His clients include banks, pension funds, private equity, government institutions, attorneys and developers. James is a graduate of Baruch College’s Zicklin School of Business. He is vegan and has completed the NYC Marathon three times. He lives with his wife and daughter in Manhattan.

Licenses & Qualifications

MAI Designation

General Certified Appraiser License, State of New York

General Certified Appraiser License, State of New Jersey

General Certified Appraiser License, State of Connecticut

General Certified Appraiser License, Commonwealth of Pennsylvania

General Certified Appraiser License, Commonwealth of Massachusetts

General Certified Appraiser License, Washington D.C.

General Certified Appraiser License, State of Maryland

General Certified Appraiser License, State of Florida

General Certified Appraiser License, State of California


About

Jan

Jan L. Decker, MAI, SRA, AI-GRS

Jan L. Decker, MAI, SRA, AI-GRS

Director of Quality Control, Valuation

New York City

Jan L. Decker, MAI, SRA, AI-GRS is the Director, Head of Quality Control of Bowery Real Estate Systems. She has over 35 years of valuation experience in a wide range of residential, commercial and industrial real estate appraisal and consulting assignments, including easements and condemnation; office buildings; special-purpose properties; shopping centers; apartment buildings; multifamily development appraisals; financial analysis; market and feasibility studies; subdivision and land development analysis; property tax consulting;  and other real estate advisory services.


Prior to joining Bowery, Ms. Decker briefly served as the Senior Commercial Valuation Analyst at Columbia Bank, in Fair Lawn, NJ, where she performed appraisal reviews; evaluated appraisal reports to ensure compliance with industry standards, regulatory guidelines, and bank policy; worked with appraisal vendors to resolve valuation issues, provided feedback on the overall report quality and recommended action when needed; and acted as a liaison between the appraisal department and lending, credit, internal loan review and special assets areas regarding appraisal issues.


Ms. Decker spent a majority of her career at Integra Realty Resources as a Principal of the IRR -Northern New Jersey office. In her last six years with the company, she worked out of the corporate office as the corporate Quality Control and Compliance Officer. In this role, she was responsible for oversight of corporate compliance policy and standard operating procedures, as well as the review and resolution of all product quality and client service complaints. Ms. Decker also served as Integra’s  Director  of Training, responsible for directing all corporate-wide education and training. Additionally, Ms. Decker completed various initiatives aimed at improving report quality, appraisal process efficiency and data compliance. She is a certified Lean Six Sigma Black Belt in process improvement.

Licenses & Qualifications

MAI Designation

SRA Designation

AI-GRS Designation

General Certified Appraiser License, State of New York

General Certified Appraiser License, State of New Jersey

General Certified Appraiser License, State of Connecticut

General Certified Appraiser License, Commonwealth of Pennsylvania

Licensed Referral Agent, State of New Jersey

About

John

John Nolan, MAI, LEED AP

John Nolan, MAI, LEED AP

Managing Director, Valuation

Washington D.C.

John Nolan, MAI, LEED AP is the Managing Director of the Washington DC office for Bowery Valuation. Throughout his 22-year career, Mr. Nolan has developed a broad range of experience in the valuation and analysis of various types of commercial real estate including retail, industrial warehouse and manufacturing, office, apartment, condominium, hospitality, mixed-use, residential subdivision, and vacant land.  Valuation assignments have been prepared across 41 U.S. states and 2 Canadian provinces. These assignments have been performed on behalf of institutional investors and lenders, commercial banks, REIT’s, law firms, governmental entities, individual investors, and other clients.

In addition, Mr. Nolan is one of very few appraisers nationwide to have earned Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design Accredited Professional (LEED AP) status with the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC). John has published articles in green and appraisal-related publications, and presented his research at various seminars.

Prior to joining Bowery, Mr. Nolan founded an appraisal firm, Verde Valuation, where he provided commercial real estate valuation solutions for his clients on a wide variety of property types throughout DC, Virginia, and Maryland. He incorporated thorough research practices and principles, while emphasizing consistent client communication, meeting quick-turn deadlines, and providing clear and concise reports.

Mr. Nolan has worked with Integra Realty Resources, Hilco, and American Appraisal Associates (now Duff & Phelps). For the latter, he performed valuation work on business personal property (machinery & equipment, office furniture, computers, etc.) nationwide for a variety of clients, as part of the property tax appeal process.


Licenses & Qualifications

MAI Designation

LEED Accredited Professional

MAI Designation

General Certified Appraiser License, Washington D.C.

General Certified Appraiser License, State of Maryland

General Certified Appraiser License, Commonwealth of Virginia

Specialty Practice - Valuation of Conservation Easements: Appraisal Institute Professional Development Program


About

Andrew

Andrew Babienco, MAI

Andrew Babienco, MAI

Director, Valuation

New York City

Andrew has over 36 years of experience in real estate valuation. His most recent stint was 4 years at BBG where is was responsible for review and quality control. Prior to that Andrew spent 30 years at Bankers Trust and its successor Deutsche Bank, where he was the Head of Valuation for the Americas at Deutsche Bank, New York, NY.

 

He started his career with Emigrant Savings Bank and Brown Harris Stevens. At Deutsche Bank's CRM-REV Appraisal Group for the Americas, he managed a group  comprised  of four to  eight  appraisers  and additional external consultants. He was responsible  for  engaging, reviewing  and managing  national appraisal assignments for the CMBS Large Loan, Conduit, Warehouse, Bank Syndication, Special Situations and Private Wealth groups. Loan products included balance sheet loans, conduit loans, large loans, and floating rate transactions. Year end  2014 volume was in  excess of  $30B. He also handled consulting and due diligence assignments valuing NPL loans for Special Situations Group.

 

Additionally, Andrew took part in evaluating and conducting due diligence on international portfolios of distressed and corporate for sale assets. Assignments included portfolios in Canada, China, Ireland, England, Germany, Italy, Japan, Korea, Sweden, Slovakia and South Korea.

Licenses & Qualifications

MAI Designation

MRICS Designation

General Certified Appraiser License, State of New York

About

Helen

Helen Peng, MAI

Helen Peng, MAI

Director, Valuation

New York City

Helen has over 32 years of experience in real estate valuation. The majority of her career was spent at Bankers Trust/Deutsche Bank. The first few years of her career was spent at Chase Manhattan Bank as an Appraiser with the last few years spent as a Director at BBG in New York City with the responsibility of Quality Control Reviewer.

 At Deutsche Bank, Helen was a Director where she handled consulting, due diligence and prescreening of deals for various areas of the bank . Responsibilities included assessment of the transaction, cash flow analysis, market research, site visits and review of structure and documentation. Helen has also evaluated and conducted due diligence on domestic and international portfolios. Portfolios comprised of distressed mortgages and real estate owned assets. Travels covered Japan, Taiwan, South Korea, Sweden, Italy, France, Canada, Mexico, Czech Republic and Germany.

In addition, in her role as a Review Appraiser she ordered and reviewed appraisals,  provided  market data  as well as opined on values for all property types on a national basis. During her tenure at Chase Manhattan Bank, Helen was a Second Vice President and Senior Staff Appraiser. Her experience involves writing and reviewing reports for various property types including commercial, industrial, residential and retail. Property located in Metropolitan and Suburban New York.

Licenses & Qualifications

MAI Designation

AI-GRS Designation

MRICS Designation

General Certified Appraiser License, State of New York

General Certified Appraiser License, State of Connecticut

Former Faculty Member, Appraisal Institute

Former Faculty Member, Steven L. Newman Real Estate Institute at CUNY Baruch


About

Sherif

Sherif Elshoubri, MAI

Sherif Elshoubri, MAI

Senior Vice President, Valuation

New York City

After graduating from Rutgers University with dual degrees in both Arts and Sciences, Sherif began his own appraisal firm in NJ. Soon after, he began mentoring young appraisers and studied advanced valuation techniques. For an additional two years of rigorous exams and valuation experience, he achieved the expertise necessary to obtain the MAI designation through the Appraisal Institute. Soon after becoming an MAI and AI instructor, he began work at Jerome Haims Realty, a commercial valuation firm with 50+ years of complex experience, based in NYC. Looking for new challenges, Sherif joined Bowery in March 2018. Sherif is also an avid masters level weightlifter and certified referee of USA Weightlifting, participating at national competitions.

Licenses & Qualifications

MAI Designation

AI-GRS Designation Candidate

General Certified Appraiser License, State of New York

General Certified Appraiser License, State of New Jersey

General Certified Appraiser License, Commonwealth of Pennsylvania


About

Michelle

Michelle Zell, MAI

Michelle Zell, MAI

Senior Vice President, Valuation

New York City

Michelle Zell is a Senior Vice President at Bowery Valuation, who joined the firm in October 2019. She has worked in the real estate appraisal industry for a total of 16 years[DM1] . Before joining Bowery, Michelle served as a Senior Appraiser at BBG (formerly Leitner Group) in New York City from 2003 through October 2019. 

Ms. Zell has appraised existing and proposed multi-family, condominium and cooperative apartment buildings, retail properties, office buildings, restaurants, industrial properties, and vacant land properties in New York, New Jersey, Connecticut, Pennsylvania, Texas,  and Florida.  Ms. Zell specializing in managing large portfolios, appraising large scale existing and proposed developments, appraisals for [JD2] EB-5 financing, as well as litigation and condemnation proceedings. 

Ms. Zell performs and manages appraisals for Israeli bond issuances in excess of $1B, and has had extensive experience with the Israeli bond market since 2012.  She specializes in serving as a liaison between the appraisers, the audit firms and the Israeli Security Authority.


Licenses & Qualifications

Certified General Appraiser License, State of New York

Certified General Appraiser License, State of Texas

Certified General Appraiser License, State of Florida


About

Brandon

Brandon Gollotti

Brandon Gollotti

Vice President, Valuation

New York City

Brandon has spent over nine years in the real estate industry with more than six years in the appraisal field. Prior to joining Bowery, Brandon was an appraiser at the Leitner Group Inc./BBG, working throughout the NYC area and Mid-Atlantic region on a wide variety of asset types. Prior to appraising, Brandon was a Development Associate for Arcadia Land Company, a Philadelphia-based real estate land development and consulting company. Brandon is a licensed certified general appraiser in four states and is a candidate for designation of the Appraisal Institute. Brandon graduated magna cum laude from the University of Pennsylvania with a degree in Urban Studies. During his free time, he likes to travel the world with his wife Sophie and go for long walks with his rescue dog Teddy.

Licenses & Qualifications

General Certified Appraiser License, State of New York

General Certified Appraiser License, State of New Jersey

General Certified Appraiser License, Commonwealth of Pennsylvania

General Certified Appraiser License, State of Maryland

About

Katelin

Katelin Kutchko

Katelin Kutchko

Vice President, Valuation

New York City

Katelin is a Vice President at Bowery Valuation. She has 4 years of commercial real estate appraisal experience. Most recently, Katelin served as an associate at BBG/Leitner Group. At BBG/Leitner Group, she appraised a wide variety of property types including multi-unit residential, office, industrial, retail centers, mixed-use properties, and development sites. She is currently completing her education classes for state certification in New York State. Katelin holds a Master of Architecture Degree from the University of Pennsylvania School of Design with a Real Estate Design and Development Certificate from the Wharton School. She also has a Bachelors of Arts Degree from New York University.

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About

Michael

Michael Wahl

Michael Wahl

Vice President, Valuation

New York City

Mike has spent over six years in the commercial real estate appraisal and brokerage industry. Prior to joining Bowery, Mike was an appraiser at BBG, working throughout New York, New Jersey, Connecticut, Pennsylvania, Delaware, and Maryland on a wide variety of asset types including multifamily, mixed-use, office, retail and developable land. Before BBG, Mike worked as a commercial real estate broker throughout Pennsylvania and New York.

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About

Ross

Ross Wigon

Ross Wigon

Vice President, Valuation

New York City

Ross Wigon is a senior appraiser at Bowery Valuation. Prior to joining Bowery, Ross spent four years at Leitner Group Inc./BBG, where he appraised in excess of $5 billion worth of commercial property located primarily in the New York metropolitan area. Before that, he worked in an asset management capacity for Beach Lane Management, a family office with a ~$2 billion real estate portfolio under management. Prior to Beach Lane, Ross worked in commercial leasing for ABS Partners Real Estate, a brokerage and management firm based in New York City. He received a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from Boston University's Questrom School of Business.


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About

Diana

Diana Zlatkina

Diana Zlatkina

Vice President, Valuation

New York City

Diana has spent over four years in the commercial real estate appraisal industry. Prior to joining Bowery, Diana was an appraiser at the Leitner Group Inc./BBG, working throughout New York City on a wide variety of asset types including multifamily, mixed-use, office, retail and developable land. Diana is in the process of attaining her Certified General Appraiser License in New York. Diana earned her Bachelor of Science in Business Administration with a concentration in Finance and a minor in Hospitality from the Questrom School of Business at Boston University. Although not a native Aussie, Diana joins the Australian contingent at Bowery after having studied abroad for a semester down under. During her free time, she likes to spend time with her dog, Jax, travel, and hike.

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About

Tyler

Tyler Drake

Tyler Drake

Associate Vice President, Valuation

New York City

Tyler joined Bowery Valuations in 2019 after working for over two years as an appraiser at BBG. During his time at BBG, he appraised a variety of income-producing properties, including multifamily rental buildings, condo and cooperative buildings, developable land, ground up construction sites, retail properties, and special-use properties, such as schools and other community facility properties. He holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Political Science from the University of Pennsylvania, where he was also a captain of the football team. On the weekends, Tyler can be found spending time with friends and exploring the unique neighborhoods of New York City.

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About

Tim

Tim Lam

Tim Lam

Associate Vice President, Valuation

New York City

Tim Lam has worked in the commercial real estate appraisal industry for over 6 years. After receiving his Bachelor of Science degree from Syracuse University’s Whitman School of Management with a dual major in real estate and marketing management, Mr. Lam served as an appraisal associate at Bonz and Company, Inc. located in Lexington, Massachusetts. There he specialized in the appraisal of multifamily residential properties with a focus on affordable and mixed-income rental developments. He also completed residential market studies evaluating demand for existing and proposed developments throughout Massachusetts. Prior to Bowery, Tim enrolled in the Master of Science in Real Estate program at the Zicklin School of Business at Baruch College and is in the process of finishing his classes there with an expected graduation in May 2020.

At Bowery, Mr. Lam has appraised multifamily residential, mixed-use, and commercial properties, as well as development sites. He has expanded his valuation experience to include properties throughout the northeast and is currently licensed in six states. In his free time, Tim enjoys traveling and exploring New York City for great food and music.


Licenses & Qualifications

Candidate for MAI Designation

General Certified Appraiser License, State of New York State

General Certified Appraiser License, State of New Jersey

General Certified Appraiser License, State of Connecticut

General Certified Appraiser License, Commonwealth of Massachusetts

General Certified Appraiser License, Commonwealth of Pennsylvania

General Certified Appraiser License (Temporary), Commonwealth of Virginia


About

Maren

Maren Lewis

Maren Lewis

Vice President, Valuation

New York City

Maren has spent over 13 years in the real estate industry with three years in the appraisal field. Prior to joining Bowery, Maren was an appraiser at BBG, working throughout the NYC area and Mid-Atlantic region on a wide variety of asset types including income-producing properties, including multifamily rental buildings, condo and cooperative buildings, developable land, ground up construction sites, retail properties, and special-use properties, such as schools and other community facility properties. Prior to appraising, Maren worked for the Hotel Finance Group at Credit Agricole Corporate and Investment Bank, formerly known as Credit Lyonnais, for eight years as a Credit Analyst and Junior Relationship Manager. Prior to Credit Lyonnais, Maren worked in the Kenneth Leventhal Real Estate Group at Ernst & Young, LLP.

Maren is currently completing her education classes for state certification in New York State. She holds a bachelor’s degree from the School of Hotel Administration at Cornell University.


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About

Lee

Lee Beckman

Lee Beckman

Senior Associate, Valuation

New York City

Lee joined Bowery in 2017 after graduating from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. During his time there, Lee spent two summers with Barclays as an Investment Banking Analyst. In the summer, prior to joining Bowery, Lee was with Barclays’ Global Real Estate Coverage Group in New York. The summer prior, Lee worked with the firm’s Israeli Coverage Group in Tel Aviv, where he focused on Technology M&A. Before Barclays, Lee spent time as a Private Equity Due Diligence Fellow at Keiretsu Forum, the world’s largest private equity angel investment firm, with a focus on technology seed investing. At UNC, Lee was a Covenant Scholar, the University’s Student Body Treasurer, and a Senior Associate on the Kenan-Flagler Private Equity Fund. In his free time, he loves to travel, hike, exercise, and explore the parks, theatre, and good eats of New York!

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About

Calum

Calum Ferguson

Calum Ferguson

Associate, Valuation

New York City

Calum joined Bowery in 2019 after graduating from Williams College with a degree in Political Science. While at Williams, he spent a summer at Aberdeen Standard Investments in Singapore working on developing the company’s post-merger strategy in the Asia Pacific region. Before that, he worked as a Summer Analyst at a Singapore-based Private Equity firm investing in FinTech.

Prior to attending college, Calum served as an Infantry Platoon Commander in the Singapore Armed Forces.


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About

Alex

Alex Gerson

Alex Gerson

Associate, Valuation

New York City

Alex joined Bowery after graduating from Washington University in St. Louis. During his time there, Alex was a teaching assistant for “Corporate and Global Strategy” – an upper-level business course. He also interned for the in-house corporate real estate team at United Therapeutics, in addition to interning at Brick Lane, a commercial real estate development firm in DC. In his free time, Alex enjoys playing tennis, exploring different types of cuisines and spending time with family and friends.


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About

Russell

Russell Kho

Russell Kho

Associate, Valuation

New York City

Russell joined Bowery in 2019 after graduating from Georgetown University, where he majored in Economics. During college, he interned at an energy trading house in Beijing, working specifically with independent refineries to import crude oil into the country. In addition, he previously did work for a research grant aimed at using new technology to aid marginalized groups in society. Prior to college, Russell served as an Investigative Officer in the Singapore Armed Forces Military Police.


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Patrick

Patrick Milauckas

Patrick Milauckas

Associate, Valuation

Washington D.C.

Patrick joined Bowery in 2019 after graduating from James Madison University with a bachelor's degree in Finance. He is passionate about commercial real estate development and eager to see how emerging finTech will expedite the financing of real estate projects. While at James Madison University, Patrick spent his time tutoring fellow students in accounting and finance. During his senior year Patrick worked for the finance department assisting students in learning various methods for valuing companies and assets. In his free time he enjoys reading, visiting new restaurants, and playing golf. 


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About

Yoel

Yoel Zaid

Yoel Zaid

Associate, Valuation

New York City

Yoel joined Bowery as a Valuation Associate after graduating from Brown University with a bachelors of science in mechanical engineering. At Brown, he was a part of a team of undergraduate students who launched a 1U cube satellite into space in June of 2018 through NASA’s ELaNa initiative. Before coming to Bowery, Yoel was a construction management intern at Related Companies where he was able to work on the Hudson Yards Development. In his free time he enjoys making digital art and attending hip-hop concerts.


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Steve

Steve Zheng

Steve Zheng

Associate, Valuation

New York City

Steve joined Bowery after graduating from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania, where he studied finance and real estate. Prior to Bowery, Steve held internship positions at Bridge Partners, a value-add multi-family real estate investment firm based in the Bay Area, and Clay Cove Capital, a real estate investment firm based in Philadelphia. Prior to Bridge Partners and Clay Cove Capital, Steve spent a summer interning at Benjamin’s Desk, a Philadelphia-based start up focusing on co-working spaces. In his free time, Steve enjoys watching the Colts, sipping matcha lattes, and spending time with family & friends.

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About

Dom

Dominic Toth

Dominic Toth

Senior Associate, Valuation Research

New York City

Prior to joining Bowery, Dominic spent two years at Nuveen Real Estate, where he assisted in the acquisition and research of $5 billion + worth of commercial real estate throughout the United States and helped develop the strategy for their new funds. His experience spans the four main property types as well as senior, student, and manufactured housing, data centers, and lab space.

He received a bachelor of science at New York University where he studied real estate and finance. Prior to college, Dominic practiced emergency medicine as a Medic in the United States Army. As an all-around curious guy, Dominic loves to create things and is excited at the opportunity to build out the research capabilities at Bowery. In his free time he enjoys the great outdoors, the Green Bay Packers, and spending time with his girlfriend Cathy.


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Product, Design & Technology

About

Elle

Elle Lambert

Elle Lambert

Design Lead

New York City

Elle is originally from New Orleans where she led the design team for an array of local, regional, and national brands. Her past experience in branding, web, and product design gives her an exceptional understanding of user interaction. She is the lead designer for Bowery’s product team and works to enhance the appraisal experience across all platforms. She graduated from the University of Texas in Austin where she studied Nutritional Sciences and Art. Elle spends her free time exploring the city in search of the perfect roof-top spot for a glass of wine, or attempting a Monday crossword in her East Village studio with her boyfriend, Jack and their cat, Bentley.

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Dave

Dave Murray

Dave Murray

Product Lead

New York City

A long-time college friend of Richard’s, David has a diverse background in Product, Risk, and Strategy within Technology and Financial Services. In a previous role as CEO/COO of Crucial, a multi-million dollar cloud web hosting startup, he has motivated and led global teams of up to 40 people, launched Australia's first managed GSuite product, and managed a successful exit for all shareholders. He is an accomplished electronic music producer and enjoys trying the spiciest of foods. He is excited to build out the Product function of Bowery to shape the future of appraisal in both New York and beyond.

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About

Iskandar

Iskandar Rafiev

Iskandar Rafiev

Senior Software Engineer

New York City

Iskandar was born in the center of Dushanbe, the capital city of Tajikistan. Iskandar has been cutting code for over a decade, most recently at Kargo as a Senior Software Engineer and holds a Master of Science in Electrical, Electronics and Communications Engineering from the Moscow Technical University of Communications and Informatics (MTUCI). After meeting with John and Noah he realized that they share similar views in their desire and passion to create something great and fix what’s broken. In his spare time, Iskandar works on the first ever free online Tajik Persian dictionary and spends time with his daughter who is the sunshine of his life.

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Sam

Sam Shapiro

Sam Shapiro

Senior Software Engineer

New York City

Sam is a passionate engineer who started coding and building things in high school and simply never stopped.  He has worked in and around tech startups for over a decade and brings a wide range of experience with him on topics ranging from rapid prototyping of commercial hardware and embedded control systems to the architecture and development of large scale web applications. Sam was extremely excited to join the Bowery team in early 2019 as in his own words. “The financial system is one of the most complex, long running, and beneficial pieces of tech that humanity has developed in its history.  The chance that Bowery has to lay the foundations for the next generation of such an important component of the financial sector as property valuation is one that I would very much like to be a part of.


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About

Rébecca

Rébecca Ausseil

Rébecca Ausseil

Próduct Manager

New York City

Rébecca graduated from Barnard College, Columbia University in May 2018 with a degree in comparative literature and psychology. Previously, she spent four years as an editor at the Columbia Daily Spectator and a staff writer for NYLON and SUITED Magazine, where she sought to explore the intersection between magazine journalism and digital media. She is a published translator and essayist, and enjoys stretching in hot yoga and reminding people that she’s Frènçh. Rébecca is excited to bring her multilingual and investigative background to Product, and work with users and engineers to shape the future of appraising.


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Erin

Erin Hill

Erin Hill

Product Designer

New York City

Erin has been living in NYC since 2015, when she transferred to NYU after her freshman year in Tennessee. She graduated in 2018 with a B.S. in Media, Culture, and Communications from the Steinhardt School of Culture, Education, and Human Development. A California native, Erin can be found spending her time outdoors whenever the weather permits, and she feels most at home by the water. In her free time she enjoys baking for friends (and co-workers!), watching nature documentaries on Netflix, and she has been practicing Muay Thai Kickboxing for the past 4 years.

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Justin

Justin Knutson

Justin Knutson

Technical Product Manager

New York City

Justin Knutson graduated from Princeton University in 2011 along with classmate cum business partner Cesar Devers and began a career as a serial entrepreneur in New York City. He joined up with the Bowery team near the end of 2016 as an engineer and later a product manager, contributing his valuable expertise in both disciplines to help Bowery deliver the best experience possible. A self-described jack-of-all-trades, Justin can be found outside of work practicing aikido, brewing beer, or immersing himself in any number of other offbeat pastimes.

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Peter

Peter Menelly

Peter Menelly

Product Manager

New York City

Peter joined Bowery in January of 2019, excited to help grow the Product function. Prior to joining, Peter worked as a management consultant for Ernst & Young in New York City where he gained experience in risk, financial services, and large-scale digital transformation. Today, he works to reimagine new features and improve data integration on Bowery’s web and mobile apps. When not at work, Peter loves exploring New York’s food and live music scene and hiking the Hudson Valley.

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Dhruv

Dhruv Oberoi

Dhruv Oberoi

Software Engineer

New York City

Originally from New Delhi, Dhruv completed his bachelor's in Computer Science from Columbia University in 2019 after transferring from the City University of Hong Kong in the fall of 2017. He fell in love with computers and programming in high school and has since worked on an extensive number of projects across the stack with a focus on web-development, systems engineering and cyber security. Dhruv was looking for a fast-paced entrepreneurial environment where he could have the freedom to learn in a boundless manner, which is what brought him to Bowery. Outside of work, Dhruv plays the guitar and can be found at gigs through the week in the city.

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Katie

Katie Schlager

Katie Schlager

Associate Product Manager

New York City

Katie comes to Bowery having graduated from the University of Pennsylvania where she studied Science, Technology and Society as well as Consumer Psychology. She is excited to apply what she learned to her role at Bowery. While at Penn, Katie spent a summer working as an Entrepreneur Selection and Growth Intern at Endeavor Global, an organization focused on selecting, mentoring and accelerating high-impact entrepreneurs in growth markets around the world. On campus, Katie co-founded The Glass Jar Fellowship, a student fellowship committed to engaging in philanthropy in West Philadelphia and was a part of the Campus Entrepreneurship Initiative. Previously, she  interned as an analyst at Boston Impact Initiative, a social impact investment firm.

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Justin

Justin Walters

Justin Walters

Software Engineer

New York City

Justin graduated from Columbia University with a degree in computer science in 2016. He has built and contributed to projects in the form of web sites, browser extensions, and mobile applications, among others. His past work includes a chat bot to increase financial literacy and awareness, a tool for Google Chrome and Android phones that exposes users to new perspectives by surfacing news articles from sources with different political slants, and a platform to encourage collaboration in partnership with the United Nations Sustainable Development Solutions Network. When he is not working, he enjoys making music and walking around New York City.

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Madeline

Madeline Watkins

Madeline Watkins

Software Engineer

New York City

Madeline graduated from the University of Virginia in 2017 with degrees in Mathematics and Computer Science. Throughout the 4 years of school, she was a teaching assistant for Discrete Math and Intro to Programming. After graduation, she moved to Washington, DC to start her career as a software developer for a consulting firm. Throughout her time in DC, Madeline focused on developing web applications and becoming Power Vinyasa Yoga certified. She then made the big move to NYC in Spring 2019 and started as a full stack engineer at Bowery. Madeline is thrilled to be working with and learning from all the talented people at Bowery, as well as exploring a new city!

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Business Development & Operations

About

Steve

Steve Schaller

Steve Schaller

Senior Vice President of Business Development

New York City

Steve is the head of our business development and client services department. Steve came to Bowery after 3 years as the Head of Sales and Account Management at Eleven James, a luxury timepiece subscription service, where he managed a team of sales and account management professionals. Prior to Eleven James, Steve spent 4 years at Goldman Sachs in the Private Wealth Management division, helping manage a portfolio of ~$3 billion for ~100 high net worth and institutional investors. He received a dual degree in Finance and Management from Syracuse University. In his spare time, Steve enjoys traveling, scuba diving, all things sports and food related, and spending time with his wife Ali and his dog Jax.

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Harry

Harry O'Sullivan

Harry O'Sullivan

Vice President of Finance

New York City

Harry joined Bowery in July 2018 as Vice President of Finance, where he manages the company’s finance function. Previously, Harry spent two years at ff Venture Capital in a number of roles ranging from managing the firms due diligence efforts to helping portfolio companies with financial planning and analysis. Like many of the Bowery team, Harry grew up in Australia. While completing his Bachelor of Commerce, Harry interned with a number of professional service organizations, including Grant Thornton Australia, Strategic Project Partners, and Deloitte Australia. Additionally, Harry received a Graduation Diploma in Finance in 2015 from the Melbourne Business School before moving to New York in 2016 and is a current CPA and CFA candidate.

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David

David Savoff

David Savoff

Senior Associate

New York City

David is a Senior Associate in the Business Development and Client Services department. Before starting at Bowery, David spent six years at CBRE Australia in the Industrial & Logistics Advisory & Transactions Services team. At CBRE David was responsible for working with state, national, and international clients, as well as assisting with their property strategy and the management of sales and leasing transactions. Prior to CBRE, David studied Business Management, majoring in Real Estate & Property Development at the University of Queensland, Australia.

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Cass

Cassandra Lemaine

Cassandra Lemaine

Executive Assistant, Office Manager

New York City

Cass, hailing from Port-au-Prince, Haiti, joined Bowery in March 2019. She graduated from Brooklyn College with a double-major in Political Science and Linguistics. Prior to Bowery, she spent time as an event space manager where she coordinated film shoots, private events and company off-site retreats. She was also an office manager at a digital ad agency. When she's not keeping the office organized and in good spirits, Cass enjoys testing out new cooking recipes, thrift shopping, and running. She is a true believer that dog is man's best friend.

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Noah

Noah Isaacs

Noah Isaacs

Co-Chief Executive Officer

New York City

Before co-founding Bowery, Noah worked for BBG, valuing over $2.5 Billion worth of commercial real estate in New York. In 2010 he started his career in Baseball Operations, “Money-Balling” for the Toronto Blue Jays. Noah graduated from McGill University with a major in Statistics and a double minor in Operations Management and Labor-Management Relations. He has on multiple occasions lectured at Columbia University, with a primary focus on PropTech and the future of real estate. Noah loves numbers, all things data related, and scones.

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John

John Meadows

John Meadows

Co-Chief Executive Officer

New York City

Prior to co-founding Bowery, John worked at Leitner Group, now BBG, the largest independent appraisal firm in New York City. In his 4+ years there he valued over $3 billion of commercial property across all asset types. Frustrated with the antiquated process of appraising, but excited by the need for a better solution, he left to start Bowery with Noah and Cesar in June of 2015. John graduated Magna Cum Laude from the University of Pennsylvania with a degree in US History. He still aspires to become a chef, a filmmaker, and the first left handed shortstop for the San Francisco Giants.

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General Certified Appraiser License - New York State

General Certified Appraiser License - New York State

General Certified Appraiser License - New York State

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Cesar

Cesar Devers

Cesar Devers

Chief Technology Officer

New York City

Cesar leads our team of full-stack engineers working on Bowery's appraisal platform. Cesar came to Bowery after two years as co-founder of Unicorn, a full-service development and design firm. There, he worked on web and mobile projects for companies ranging from pre-revenue startups to global Fortune 100 companies. Before that, he co-founded two startups: TonightLife and the Ascot Project. He has also written tutorials on iOS and JavaScript development. He received his bachelor’s from Princeton University.

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Bowery is growing quickly and rapidly spreading to new parts of the country. If you think you'd be a good fit, we'd love to hear from you. Even if there isn't an opening right now that fits your skills, just give us a shout at info@boweryvaluation.com and let us know why you'd like to join the team.

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