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Massey Knakal Realty Services is pleased to announce that Neil Heilberg, Gia LaMarca, and Michael Wlody have been promoted to Partner at the firm.

Neil Heilberg joined Massey Knakal in 2012 as Chief Operating Officer.  Mr. Heilberg is responsible for the day-to-day operations of the firm. He has direct management responsibility for Marketing, Research, Human Resources, Sales Operations and Training, and Information Technology and he directly oversees each of the company’s service lines which include Investment Sales, Retail Leasing and Capital Services.  Neil plays an active role in developing and implementing the company’s strategic plan and organizational structure and serves on the firm’s Executive Committee. 

Gia LaMarca has been at Massey Knakal for nearly 15 years, having joined the firm in 2000 as an Intern in the Queens office.  After one year, she was asked to head up Human Resources and Recruiting for the firm, an effort taken on while pursuing a full academic schedule at Fordham University.  In 2002, Gia was integral in staffing the entire Brooklyn office with brokers, associates, and administrative support.  She next took on the expansion into Staten Island, the Bronx, Westchester, Nassau, and is currently instrumental in staffing the firm’s New Jersey division.  Her daily responsibilities as Senior Vice President, Human Resources include a variety of areas across management, personnel, compliance, career development, benefits/compensation, and strategy.  Gia was also a founding board member and prior Secretary of the Massey Knakal Charitable Foundation.

Neil has been instrumental in the company’s strategic planning and macro initiatives since joining the firm in 2012. His appointment to Partner is a true testament to how valuable he is to this firm’s growth going forward,” said CEO Paul J. Massey, Jr.  “More people owe their successes and careers at Massey Knakal to Gia LaMarca than any other one individual,” he continued. 

Michael Wlody has been at Massey Knakal for nearly ten years, having joined the firm as Chief Financial Officer. He oversees the accounting, tax, budgeting, cash management and risk management functions, along with the direction of the corporate services and information technology departments.  He also serves on the firm’s Executive Committee.  In 2008, he received Massey Knakal’s annual Morton Apfeldorf Award for Integrity and Corporate Citizenship. Michael was a founding board member and Treasurer of the Massey Knakal Charitable Foundation.

Mike has been the long-time financial steward of the company’s resources since he joined us in 2005. His direction of these resources serves as the foundation for the continued growth of our firm,” said Paul J. Massey, Jr.

All have been received Massey Knakal’s Robert A. Knakal Chairman’s award for Outstanding Services and Promotion of the Massey Knakal mission. “Gia, Mike and Neil have consistently done an outstanding job for us, embody our core values and their promotion to Partner is well deserved,” said Bob Knakal.

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Check out photos from our event to celebrate the new Parters

Photo 1- Massey Knakal Partners - Christy Alvarez, Stephen P. Palmese, Gia LaMarca, Michael Wlody, Paul J. Massey, Jr., Neil Heilberg, John Ciraulo, Thomas A. Donovan
Photo 2 - Paul J. Massey, Jr. with newly named Partners
Photo 3 - Chairman Bob Knakal and Stephen P. Palmese