Independent retail brokerage Ripco Real Estate has added three managing directors to its growing investment sales division focusing on the tri-state region.
The new managing directors for the investment sales division are:
Kevin Louie has over 16 years of real estate experience in various roles with seven years of experience in investment sales. He will be servicing clients throughout the tri-state with a focus in the New York outer boroughs and Long Island. Before joining Ripco, Louie worked as a director of capital markets and investment sales at Cushman & Wakefield. Over the span of his career, he has succeeded in over $1 billion in real estate transactions in the capital markets. He is also a member of Asian Real Estate Association of America (AREAA), the Asian Real Estate Professional Association (AREPA), Queens Chamber of Commerce (where he serves as co-chair of the real estate sommittee) and serves as vice president for the Greater Flushing Chamber of Commerce.
Andreas Efthymiou will focus on investment sales throughout the sri-state with a focus in the New York outer boroughs and Long Island. Prior to joining Ripco, Efthymiou worked as a director of Iinvestment sales at Cushman & Wakefield. With over six years in commercial real estate, Efthymiou has been involved in facilitating over $800 million in real estate transactions that include joint ventures, ground leases and outright sales of development, multifamily, industrial and retail properties. He is also a member of the Long Island City Partnership and Queens Chamber of Commerce.
Kevin Schmitz, who will focus on investment sales in the tri-state market, has extensive experience across the Queens, Brooklyn and Long Island markets covering multiple asset classes including multifamily, retail, medical office and development. He has been involved in over $600 million in sale, ground lease and joint venture transactions. Prior to Ripco, Schmitz worked as a director at Cushman & Wakefield. He is affiliated with the Greater Jamaica Development Corporation, a member of the Long Island Real Estate Group, and he is affiliated with the Junior Board of Breaking Ground, a nonprofit organization specializing in supportive housing in New York.