Don comes to Sommerlyn Associates with a 5 decade history of successful Manhattan Residential Real Estate experience. As the company's Director of Operations, he is responsible for the review, guidance & growth of the company. Don has been instrumental in establishing and maintaining relationships with local developers, landlords and management firms. Additionally, he specializes in luxury rentals and sales in Manhattan and brings a vast knowledge and understanding of the real estate market to his position. With his outstanding reputation and vast experience, he is well versed in everything from sales training and market analysis to marketing and creative advertising content.
As a native New Yorker and having worn many hats throughout his illustrious career, including the position of real estate agent, rental manager, director of marketing and research, chief operating officer and broker/owner of a number of firms, Don brings an extensive knowledge of the city. Prior to joining Sommerlyn Associates, Don served as Chief Executive Officer for two companies in Manhattan and New Jersey, where he ran and managed brokerage offices in many of the city's prime rental neighborhoods including the Financial District, Gramercy Park, Kips Bay, Murray Hill, Midtown East, the Upper East Side and Upper West Side.
Don received a B.S. in Accounting from Long Island University, Brooklyn campus and has been licensed as a New York State real estate broker since 1980 and as a New Jersey broker since 2006. He has been married for over 30 years and has two children and a granddaughter, resides in Staten Island and owns a condo in Southern Florida. Some of Don's enjoyments are traveling, listening to music and playing golf.