BEB Capital Names Six to Executive Positions To Accommodate Expanding Business Scope

Port Washington-Based Real Estate Developer and Manager
Appoints Controller and Human Resources Director

PORT WASHINGTON, NY – November 12, 2019 – BEB Capital has expanded its executive staff with six new appointments, reports CEO Lee Brodsky. Among them, Robert Chase was named controller, a new position, and Lilliana Soto was appointed head of human resources.

Like Mr. Chase, the four other newcomers are serving in financial capacities. They are: John Lountzis, director of accounting; Rachelle Michel, director of family office accounting; Patrick Frame, senior financial analyst; and Umer Younas, senior accountant.

BEB Capital is a real estate owner/developer and manager with operations on Long Island, in New York City, and elsewhere along the East Coast. Its holdings encompass more than two million square feet of property. Mr. Brodsky said the new hires were necessitated by the firm’s expanding scope of operations.

“In the past year, we’ve entered the Manhattan multifamily market, added to our light industrial portfolio on Long Island, and begun managing properties for other ownership entities,” he notes. “We are adding the expertise required to support a growing enterprise.”

Mr. Chase, a resident of North Bellmore, NY, is former vice president of finance for New Water Street Corp., which operates New York City’s largest office building, the nearly four-million-square-foot structure at 55 Water Street in Manhattan. The property is owned by the Retirement Systems of Alabama pension fund.

A CPA, Mr. Chase holds a BS degree in accounting from the State University of NY at Buffalo. He is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA) and the New York State Society of CPAs.

Ms. Soto, who resides in Valley Stream, NY, is former senior human resources manager for the Hill Country Hospitality family of restaurants. The company operates casual country-style eateries throughout the U.S., including the New York City area. Ms. Soto holds a degree in sociology from Hunter College of the City University of New York.

Mr. Lountzis, a 20-year veteran of accounting in commercial and residential real estate, is a resident of Mineola, NY. He is former head of accounting for Sharestates, Inc., a crowd-funding platform for raising real estate investment capital, based in Great Neck, NY. A CPA, Mr. Lountzis earned an accounting degree from Queens College of the City University of NY and is a member of the AICPA.

Ms. Michel is former controller at G-Holdings Corp., a real estate management and development firm based in Manhattan. She holds a BS degree in accounting from St. John’s University and resides in the Queens Village section of Queens.

Mr. Frame is a former financial Analyst for Midwood Investment and Development, a 90-year-old real estate firm based in Manhattan, with assets in 10 states. The Brooklyn resident holds a BA degree in economics from Fordham University.

Mr. Younas is a former senior accountant at Navika Capital Group in Uniondale, NY, which invests in hotels and other commercial real estate assets. He holds an accounting degree from Queens College, where he is now working toward a master’s degree. Mr. Younas resides in the Briarwood section of Queens.

About BEB Capital

BEB Capital is owned by the Brodsky family, known for its long history in real estate development, and headed by patriarch and serial entrepreneur Bert Brodsky. The BEB Capital team, led by Lee Brodsky, has some 100+ years of combined entrepreneurship and institutional industry experience to invest prudently, create value, and efficiently operate commercial and residential real estate.

BEB Capital has a real estate and investment portfolio encompassing more than two million square feet of property. In addition, the firm has interests in a diverse set of businesses, some of which it owns and operates, and others in which it serves as a limited partner. For more information, visit