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Our Team

Being a successful developer takes vision, seeing opportunity that others can’t. That’s why we invite you to put our unique combination of market & zoning knowledge, insight and a commitment to service to work for you.  Property owners benefit, too. Our exceptional ability to help developers see the opportunity and value of your site translates into faster sales and better prices for you.

Rubin Isak
Managing Principal, Co-Founder

Rubin Isak is a Managing Principal and Co-Founder of development site advisors®, identifying and filling a niche expertise that has been non-existent in the commercial real estate brokerage industry. The principals of development site advisors® have been involved with the sale of over $1bn and involved in projects of various sizes and manners of complexity, representing private landowners, institutional and not-for-profit organizations. Rubin’s expertise lies particularly in the borough of Queens, NY where he has been involved in the sale of over 100 properties during his time in the industry. In recognition of his success Costar has recognized Mr. Isak as a Powerbroker. development site advisors® focuses solely on development sites and conversion opportunities in the five boroughs. This specialization leads to more positive client experiences due to the superior knowledge the firm offers. Prior to co-founding development site advisors®, Rubin was a Senior Director at Eastern Consolidated, Cushman & Wakefield Massey Knakal Realty Services and most recently Founding Partner of investment sales firm, Goldenwood Property Advisors Group. Rubin earned a BBA degree in International Marketing from Baruch College. He was born in Brooklyn, raised in Queens and now resides in the Upper East Side neighborhood of Manhattan with his wife, daughter and son.

Phone212-875-1800 Ext. 3488
Lev Kimyagarov
Managing Principal, Co-Founder

Lev is one of the Managing Principals and Co-Founders of development site advisors®, identifying and filling niche expertise that has been non-existent in the commercial real estate brokerage industry. The principals of DSA have been involved with the sale of over $1bn and engaged in projects of various sizes and manners of complexity, with non-profit clients including religious organizations, schools, and supportive housing developers. His expertise lies mainly in Upper Manhattan and the Bronx, where he has been involved in the sale of over 100 properties during his time in the industry. DSA focuses solely on development sites and conversion opportunities in the five boroughs. This specialization leads to more positive client experiences due to the superior knowledge the firm offers. Before co-founding DSA, he was a Senior Director at Eastern Consolidated, Cushman & Wakefield, and Massey Knakal Realty Services, where he was recognized for his outstanding performance. Aside from his professional achievements, Mr. Kimyagarov is a soccer player and Judo expert and is active in charitable organizations such as the Museum of Jewish Heritage and Ezer Mizion. Additionally, he is fluent in Russian and is a Certified Negotiation Expert (CNE), a designation he earned at the Real Estate Negotiation Institute.

Phone212-875-1800 Ext. 3484
Michael Musto
Director

Michael was born in Massapequa, New York where he attended Massapequa High School before studying politics, economics, and law at SUNY Old Westbury. Michael’s interest in Real Estate was formed at a young age, as he started his career selling and appraising houses in Long Island. He then transitioned from residential to commercial real estate by joining American Investment Properties, where he was involved in over $30 million of transactions. Michael worked at Eastern Consolidated for over a year before joining development site advisors® (previously Goldenwood Property Advisors) as a Director in August 2018. Michael is a Development Site Advisor focusing on his Neighborhood Focused Area™ of Upper Manhattan.

Phone212-875-1800 Ext. 3490
Andrew Setiawan
Associate

Andrew was born and raised in Indonesia, where he formed his interest in architecture and real estate development. Andrew arrived in NY as an aspiring developer-architect. His aspirations led him to study at Pratt Institute where he received an Architecture and Sustainability degree. He then received his Master’s degree in Real Estate Development from Columbia University. Andrew is an Associate at development site advisors®, where his expertise in Architecture, Real Estate and Zoning analysis provides a tremendous value to our client’s needs.

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Elana Kapul
Director

Elana has been a NY and NJ Real Estate broker for over 10 years and is experienced in all aspects of the real estate industry. Throughout her career she has closed over 100 commercial and high-end transactions, valued well above $80 million. Elana holds a master's degree from New York University and multiple professional designations like Certified International Property Specialist and Graduate Realtor Institute. She is fluent in Russian and Ukrainian. Additionally, Elana has been trained as a classical pianist and enjoys playing the piano in her spare time. Elana resides in Staten Island with her Husband and Daughter. Elana’s Neighborhood Focused Area™ is Brooklyn South.

Phone212-875-1800 EXT. 3485
John Penaloza
Director

John Penaloza is a Director at development site advisors®, where he specializes in the sale of development properties in Astoria and Long Island City. Prior to joining development site advisors®, John worked as a Sales Consultant in the automotive industry working for Lamborghini and Mercedes-Benz Manhattan for 10 years. Outside of the professional realm, John is an active wish grantor for Make-a-Wish Foundation. John was raised in Manhattan and currently resides in his Neighborhood Focused Area™ of Astoria.

Phone212-875-1800 EXT. 3491
Mark Andrade
Director

Mark Andrade is a Director at development site advisors®, specializing in the sale of development properties in his Neighborhood Focused Area™ of the Northern Bronx. Mark was born and raised in Upper Manhattan. Prior to joining development site advisors®, Mark sold commercial real estate immediately after graduating from Saint Joseph’s University as an agent with KW Commercial. Outside of the professional realm, Mark enjoys exercising, reading, and traveling with family and close friends.

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Davide Cirina
Director

Originally from Italy, Davide traded futures for proprietary firms and independently in Milan, London, and New York. After moving to the USA, he began modeling real estate investments and worked with different real estate companies. He holds an MSc in Financial Markets from Bocconi University in Milan and he is a New York State Licensed Real Estate Salesperson. Through volunteer work, he gained exposure to many neighborhoods in the city and people from all different walks of life. When he's not working he likes spending time with friends and family, running in Central Park, and taking long walks around the city. Davide’s Neighborhood Focused Area™ is South Bronx.

Phone212-875-1800 EXT x3489