Ripco Adds Three Managing Directors

Kevin Louie, Andreas Efthymiou and Kevin Schmitz (Photos courtesy of Ripco Real Estate)

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.





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