RIPCO Real Estate Appoints Jack Chera as Executive Managing Director for the Company’s Long Island and New York Markets
RIPCO Real Estate (RIPCO), a leading independent retail brokerage firm in New York (NYC) providing services such as leasing, investment sales, property management and debt and structured finance, is proud to announce the hiring of Jack Chera as executive general manager of Long Island. and New York markets.
Chera, who has more than a decade of expertise in acquisitions and retail leasing, will work closely with the RIPCO team to expand the company’s presence on Long Island and in the five boroughs. He will work from the company’s Long Island office.
“Jack has an impressive track record and decades of retail knowledge and experience. He has been involved in significant acquisitions and leasing transactions during his long tenure at Crown Acquisitions and we are delighted to see what “he can accomplish with our platform. I know he will have an impact quickly and will be a valuable addition as we continue to grow throughout New York,” said Mark Kaplan, COO of RIPCO .
Prior to joining RIPCO, Chera had worked at Crown Acquisitions since 2010. During his time at Crown Acquisitions, he spent most of his time researching properties to acquire for the company. In 2012, the company created Crown Retail Services, which is the retail brokerage side of the company. He began working in the company’s acquisition and retail leasing divisions. His successful track record includes deals with Chipotle, Bank of America, School Construction Authority, Vitamin Shoppe, Sephora, Pet Supplies Plus, Indochino, IHOP, Armed Forces Career Center, Planet Fitness and others. Additionally, Chera has helped some of her many clients buy and sell properties in all five boroughs. At Crown, he was the team leader who closed 30 deals with Planet Fitness. Over the past three years, Chera has represented Planet Fitness Corporate, closing 15 transactions on Long Island.
“I look forward to joining the RIPCO team as the company has seasoned professionals who are the best in the business and will give me the opportunity to grow and gain experience,” said Chera. “I have known Peter Ripka for a long time and am delighted to join the strong company he and Todd Cooper have built.”
For more information about RIPCO, please visit www.ripcony.com.
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