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RIPCO Real Estate Appoints Brian Von Schmid as Managing Director for the Firm’s Tri-State Area Markets

 RIPCO Real Estate (RIPCO), the leading independent retail brokerage in New York City (NYC) with services including leasing, investment sales, property management and debt and structured finance, is proud to announce the hire of Brian Von Schmid as Managing Director for the firm’s tri-state area markets.

Von Schmid, who has nearly 19 years of expertise in handling leasing with landlord agency and tenant requirement work, will be working closely with RIPCO’s team to expand the company’s presence throughout the tri-state area. He will be working out of the firm’s Long Island office.

“We continue to actively recruit top talent and are excited that Brian is joining us.  Brian is a highly-respected retail broker across the tri-state area and will be a valuable addition to the team,” stated Mark Kaplan, Chief Operating Officer of RIPCO.  “He’s been representing an impressive roster of tenants and landlords for nearly two decades and will have a positive impact on the firm from day one.”

Prior to joining RIPCO, Von Schmid was the Vice President of SRS Real Estate Partners since 2015. He completed notable deals while at SRS Real Estate Partners including the leasing of Linden Legacy Square in New Jersey and Volvo’s 60,000 square-foot lease in Midtown West taking place in 2016. He also served as Vice President at Related Companies. Von Schmid served as Director of Leasing at Cappelli Enterprises for ten years. His successful track record includes representing landlords and tenants such as Fogo de Chao Brazilian Steakhouse, Export Fitness, Ceruzzi Properties, Harbor Group Properties and TF Cornerstone.

“I look forward to joining the RIPCO team as the company will offer more challenging responsibilities and a large platform to grow and gain more experience,” stated Von Schmid. “I have known Peter Ripka and Todd Cooper for a long time and have admired the strong business they have grown at RIPCO. It is both an honor and exciting to be joining such a close-knit company.” 

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