Investor/ Developer/ Consultant / Mogul

REAL ESTATE

Anthony has real estate in his veins. He got his salesperson’s license at age 19, and within a year he was one of Brooklyn’s top-producing agents. At 21, he started his own brokerage, Rapid Realty NYC. That same year, he also made the leap into the world of property investment, buying a mixed-use building with every penny he had to his name. Unable to afford a proper contractor, he hired day laborers and worked right alongside them every day to renovate the building, chasing deals each night so he could continue to pay the workers the next day. The first floor of the building became the original home of Rapid Realty, while the upper two floors became Anthony’s first rental units.

Since that time, both Rapid Realty and his portfolio of investment properties have grown by leaps and bounds, and so has his love of real estate. Over the years he has branched out into different sectors of the industry, including technology, consulting on behalf of other investors, and property development.

INVESTMENT

 

From that first mixed-use property in 1998, Anthony’s portfolio of investment properties has grown to over $50 million, including residential and mixed-use buildings throughout key areas of New York City and beyond.

He personally oversees the renovation of each and every one of his properties, and has developed a rich network of top contractors to ensure that the work is done to his standards and within budget. His properties are managed by an experienced staff, including porters and maintenance personnel who have been working with him for over a decade. He utilizes top of the line rental management software to offer his tenants the maximum level of convenience.

Anthony shares the story behind some of his most memorable properties and discusses his investment strategy in his book, The Heart of the Deal (2017, Diversion Books). Learn more about this book and order your copy at theheartofthedeal.com.

View Anthony’s current rental vacancies.

DEVELOPMENT

 

Over the last few years, Anthony has made the leap from purchasing unique rental opportunities to creating them from scratch through Lolli Brands Development, a property investment and development firm specializing in multi-family and mixed-use buildings with a large portfolio of holdings across New York City.

With a focus on buildings with 2-6 units and an eye toward the latest building and design techniques, Lolli Brands Development provides boutique living experiences and unique investment opportunities.

Featured Development

 

This six-unit building currently under development in Ozone Park, Queens (pictured at right) will be one of the first buildings in New York utilizing Passive House design (nypassivehouse.org), an international building standard for reducing operational energy demands and emissions through passive components such as insulation, airtightness, and solar shading.

Designed in partnership with renowned USGBC LEED BD+C Accredited architect and NCIDQ-Certified interior designer Irena Škoda, lead design principle at ŠKODA Design + Architecture, this building will utilize cutting-edge green design techniques to provide residents with better indoor air quality, more natural light, solar energy, and the highest standards of comfort.

A truly ground-breaking building providing luxury and peace of mind in one of the fastest-transforming neighborhoods in New York.