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About Us

Dermot multifamily rental properties reflect the appeal of their neighborhoods and offer great spaces and unique experiences to enjoy with family and friends. We deliver more than just nice apartments. We create places to build a life.

  • Great Neighborhoods

    Dermot communities are located in the most interesting and exciting neighborhoods.

  • Great Apartments

    Clean, comfortable and designed to make the most of their space and their views, your apartments are wonderful places to call home.

  • Great Amenities

    EOS Clubs in Dermot communities offer great spaces and special events to enjoy with your friends and neighbors.

  • Great People

    We work to create a strong feeling of community, making life as fun and as easy as we can for everyone in our buildings.

  • Great Service

    We realize you have many choices when it comes to selecting a home in New York, and Dermot is privileged to be your trusted choice. We are dedicated to providing you with the highest-quality living experience, one that is unfailingly responsive to your needs. You can count on us to be knowledgeable and personable in every interaction, delivering a standard of service that consistently exceeds expectations.

  • Great Responsibility

    We recognize that our business has an impact on the environment, and are dedicated to investing, building and operating our portfolio responsibly. We work to implement strategies and programs that continually improve our environmental sustainability, providing a healthier living for our customers and reducing operating costs for our partners. At every level of our company, we are committed to complying with, and often exceeding, all applicable regulations.

    Our Long Term Commitments
  • 40%

    reduction in GHG
    emissions by 2030

  • 100%

    of available
    data coverage by 2022

  • 100%

    building certifications
    by 2030


Our People

The Dermot management team has diverse experience in real estate finance, investment, property management and redevelopment. We are unified in our commitment to providing an outstanding residential experience for our tenants and attractive returns to our investors.

Stephen Benjamin
President & CEO
Steven N. Benjamin
President & CEO

Mr. Benjamin has been active in multi-family investment and development for nearly his entire career. He joined Dermot in 2001, acting as a Principal with primary responsibility for Dermot’s development work. In 2007 he was promoted to the firm's Chief Operating Officer under the firm's founder, William Dickey. In 2015 Mr. Dickey retired and Steve became Dermot’s Managing Partner, and CEO, and is active on all of Dermot’s activities.

Previous Experience

  • Founder and President of Meridian Realty Partners, 1999-2001
  • Vice President of Development, Security Capital Group Incorporated, 1993-1999
  • Associate, Commercial Leasing and Valuation Group, Cushman & Wakefield, Inc., 1991-1993

M.S., Real Estate Investment and Development,
New York University 1993
B.A., Haverford College 1991

Mr. Benjamin is also a member of the Urban Land Institute and a former member of the Advisory Board of the Institute of Affordable Housing at the Furman Center of New York University.

Drew Spitler
Principal
Director of Development
Drew Spitler
Principal Director of Development

Mr. Spitler joined Dermot in 2002 and currently oversees Dermot’s development activity. He has been involved with the planning, financing and construction of approximately $2 billion worth of development in New York City including 21 West End, 66 Rockwell, Hudson Crossing, The Opal and Clinton Green. Mr. Spitler handled and completed multiple real estate and financial transactions including tax-exempt bond offerings with the New York State Housing Finance Agency, Bank of America, and Fannie Mae.

Previous Experience

  • Smith Barney, 2000-2002
  • Merrill Lynch, 2000

MBA, New York University, Leonard N. Stern School of Business 2008 BSBA, University of Arizona, Eller College of Management 2002

Mr. Spitler is also a member of the Urban Land Institute and is a board member of the Greater Jamaica Development Corporation.

Andrew Levison
Principal
Director of Acquisitions
Andrew Levinson
Principal Director of Acquisitions

Mr. Levison started his real estate career as an entrepreneur investing in multi-family value-add properties in New Haven, Connecticut. He then spent four years working in investment and development in Harlem. He joined Dermot in 2011 and is currently responsible for overseeing new acquisitions, asset management activities and property operations. He has over a decade of asset management, property management and development experience in both commercial and residential real estate. He has handled over $1 billion in transactions since joining Dermot.

Previous Experience

  • The Janus Property Company, 2007-2011
  • Analysis Group, 2005-2007
  • B.A., Wesleyan University, 2004

Mr. Levison is also a member of the Urban Land Institute and a member of the Associate Board of Gilda's Club New York City.

Rob Kilroy
Partner
Managing Director
Rob Kilroy
Partner
Managing Director

Rob Kilroy joined Dermot in July of 2018 as Partner and SE Director. He is currently responsible for Dermot’s Southeast US investment and asset management activities. Prior to joining the company, Rob held positions as CIO at CampusWorks Development, SVP at NorthMarq Capital, Managing Director and Chief Portfolio Manager at Grosvenor Fund Management (US), Senior VP at LCOR, Inc., Senior Investment Officer at Fidelity Real Estate Group, EVP and Head of Development at Summit Properties, and Managing Director at Prudential Financial (PGIM). Mr. Kilroy has a BA from Bowdoin College, a masters degree in International Relations from The London School of Economics, and an MBA from Columbia University. He is a CFA charter holder.


Our Senior Team

Alissa Hazan
Director of Portfolio Operations & General Counsel
Alissa Hazan
Director of Portfolio Operations & General Counsel

Alissa Hazan joined Dermot in March 2019 as Director of Portfolio Operations and General Counsel. She is responsible for overseeing the operations of Dermot and its assets, as well as managing legal affairs for the company. Prior to joining Dermot, Ms. Hazan held positions with Olshan Properties and Thor Equities with a focus on both operational and legal matters. She graduated with a J.D. from New York University School of Law and a B.B.A. from the University of Michigan Ross School of Business.


Blake Duncan
Controller
Blake Duncan
Controller

As Controller, Mr. Duncan oversees the accounting and treasury functions for Dermot. Mr. Duncan joined Dermot in February 2012 after three years of self-employment and after earning his Masters in Accounting from Missouri State University.


Our Corporate Team

Luke Pierce
Vice President
Investments
Luke Pierce
Vice President
Investments
Spencer Hodes
Vice President
Investments
Spencer Hodes
Vice President
Investments

Mr. Hodes joined Dermot in 2014 and is currently an investment associate working in both asset management and acquisitions. His responsibilities include underwriting new acquisition opportunities, performing property due diligence, managing ongoing developments, investor relations and sourcing property financing. Prior to joining Dermot, he worked at Hodes Weill & Associates focusing on raising capital for private real estate funds. He graduated with a B.A. from Washington University in St. Louis.


Justin Hunt
Vice President
Investments
Justin Hunt
Vice President
Investments
Rachel Teo
Vice President
Investments
Rachel Teo
Vice President
Investments
Jane Cohen
Vice President
Property Operations
Jane Cohen
Property Operations

Ms. Cohen joined Dermot in 2010 as an Assistant Property Manager of MODA in Jamaica, Queens. She was promoted to Property Manager within a year and then went on to lead the opening of 66 Rockwell in Downtown Brooklyn where she served as the General Manager from 2013 to 2015. Ms. Cohen is currently an Asset Manager at Dermot, focusing on portfolio-wide operational strategy. Prior to joining the firm, Ms. Cohen worked with Sky Management from 2007 - 2010.

 

Sara Getlin
Vice President
Property Operations
Sara Getlin
Vice President
Property Operations
Alexander Nunner
Vice President
Leasing & Marketing
Alexander Nunner
Vice President
Leasing & Marketing
John Calcaterra
Investment Manager
Capital Projects
John Calcaterra
Investment Manager
Capital Projects
Justin Farenga
Investment Manager
Capital Projects
Justin Farenga
Investment Manager
Capital Projects
Sean Sorise
Investment Manager
Capital Projects, Florida
Sean Sorise
Investment Manager
Capital Projects, Florida
Jack Sherwood
Operations Analyst
Jack Sherwood
Operations Analyst
Hannah Waldman
Investment Associate
Hannah Waldman
Investment Associate
John Lanzetta
Operations Analyst
John Lanzetta
Operations Analyst
Connie Han
Assistant Controller
Connie Han
Assistant Controller
Ed Dor
Accounts Payable/Receivable
Ed Dor
Accounts Payable/Receivable
Nate Brand
Project Accountant
Nate Brand
Project Accountant
Laura Triana
Project Accountant
Laura Triana
Project Accountant
Michele Aurora
Executive Office Manager
Michele Aurora
Executive Office Manager
Pria Batista
Receptionist and Corporate Administrator
Pria Batista
Receptionist and Corporate Administrator
Hayley Gordon
Residential Lifestyle Manager
Hayley Gordon
Residential Lifestyle Manager
Ryan Wertlieb
Resident Lifestyle and Digital Marketing Coordinator
Ryan Wertlieb
Resident Lifestyle and Digital Marketing Coordinator

Our Managers and Onsite Teams

Ardit Hysaj
General Manager
The Buchanan
Ardit Hysaj
General Manager
The Buchanan
Lyle Levine
General Manager
101 West End Avenue
Lyle Levine
General Manager
101 West End Avenue
Stephanie Diaz
General Manager
66 Rockwell Place
Stephanie Diaz
General Manager
66 Rockwell Place
Charlie Albor
General Manager
21 West End Avenue
Charlie Albor
General Manager
21 West End Avenue
Erika Halburian
General Manager
220 East 72nd Street
Erika Halburian
General Manager
220 East 72nd Street
Jennifer Brocato
General Manager
The Landon
Tiffany Wright
General Manager
Moda
Tiffany Wright
General Manager
Moda
Iryna Burmagin
General Manager
The Vitagraph
Iryna Burmagin
General Manager
The Vitagraph
Anya Kim
General Manager
The Colorado
Anya Kim
General Manager
The Colorado
Korab Fazliu
General Manager
535 West 43rd Street
Korab Fazliu
General Manager
535 West 43rd Street
Ayisha Harris
General Manager
The Kestrel
Ayisha Harris
General Manager
The Kestrel
Evelyn Vega-Perez
Assistant Property Manager
Moda
Evelyn Vega-Perez
Assistant Property Manager
Moda
Sarah Montelibano
Assistant Property Manager
101 West End Avenue
Sarah Montelibano
Assistant Property Manager
101 West End Avenue
Melissa Vega
Assistant Property Manager
21 West End Avenue
Melissa Vega
Assistant Property Manager and Leasing Manager
21 West End Avenue
Brandy Zarle
Assistant Property Manager
66 Rockwell Place
Brandy Zarle
Assistant Property Manager
66 Rockwell Place
Krystal Porraspita
Assistant Property Manager
The Landon
Krystal Porraspita
Assistant Property Manager
The Landon
Gerard Martirano
Assistant Property Manager
The Buchanan
Gerard Martirano
Assistant Property Manager
The Buchanan
Stephen Keebler
Leasing & Marketing Director
21 West End Ave/101 West End Ave
Stephen Keebler
Leasing & Marketing Director
21 West End Ave/101 West End Ave
Raquel Lugo
Leasing & Marketing Director
535 W 43rd St/Landon
Raquel Lugo
Leasing & Marketing Director
535 W 43rd St/Landon
Arianna Mahone
Leasing & Marketing Manager
The Colorado
Arianna Mahone
Leasing & Marketing Manager
Moda
David Colon
Leasing & Marketing Manager
66 Rockwell Place
David Colon
Leasing & Marketing Manager
66 Rockwell Place
Natalia Collins
Leasing & Marketing Manager
The Buchanan
Natalia Collins
Leasing & Marketing Manager
The Buchanan
Paloma Paultre
Leasing & Marketing Manager
Moda
Paloma Paultre
Leasing & Marketing Manager
Moda
Keith Schuchardt
Leasing & Marketing Manager
220 East 72nd Street
Keith Schuchardt
Leasing & Marketing Manager
220 East 72nd Street
Nicole Canuelas
Leasing Administration &
Retention Manager
21 West End Ave/101 West End Ave
Nicole Canuelas
Leasing Administration &
Retention Manager
21 West End Ave/101 West End Ave
Zayna Abdul-Wahhab
Leasing & Marketing Associate
21 West End Ave/101 West End Ave
Zayna Abdul-Wahhab
Leasing & Marketing Associate
21 West End Ave/101 West End Ave
Madison van der Laak
Leasing & Marketing Associate
The Landon & 535 West 43rd Street
Madison van der Laak
Leasing & Marketing Associate
The Landon & 535 West 43rd Street
Julia Cowap
Leasing & Marketing Associate
The Landon & 535 West 43rd Street
Julia Cowap
Leasing & Marketing Associate
The Landon & 535 West 43rd Street
Manuel Garay Jr.
Resident Manager
Moda
Manuel Garay Jr.
Resident Manager
Moda
John Coyne
Resident Manager
101 West End Avenue
John Coyne
Resident Manager
101 West End Avenue
Enis Mehani
Resident Manager
The Landon
Enis Mehani
Resident Manager
The Landon
Michael Mendoza
Resident Manager
66 Rockwell Place
Michael Mendoza
Resident Manager
66 Rockwell Place
Luis Perez
Resident Manager
220 East 72nd Street
Luis Perez
Resident Manager
220 East 72nd Street
Vehbi Hajdari
Resident Manager
21 West End Avenue
Vehbi Hajdari
Resident Manager
21 West End Avenue
Naim Taipi
Resident Manager
535 West 43rd St.
Naim Taipi
Resident Manager
535 West 43rd St.
Leonidha Ruci
Resident Manager
The Kestrel
Leonidha Ruci
Resident Manager
The Kestrel
Frank Bianco
Resident Manager
Arabella at 101 Avenue D
Frank Bianco
Resident Manager
Arabella at 101 Avenue D
Daniel Juers
Resident Manager
The Colorado
Daniel Juers
Resident Manager
The Colorado
Luis Roldan
Resident Manager
The Buchanan
Luis Roldan
Resident Manager
The Buchanan
Michael Williams
Resident Manager
250 East Houston Street
Michael Williams
Resident Manager
250 East Houston Street