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Executive Team

Lester Petracca President & Chief Executive Officer

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As President of Triangle Equities, Lester Petracca has leveraged the experience he gained from his family business, which began in 1916 as a specialized construction firm, to develop Triangle into a thriving, successful, full service real estate company. Lester Petracca has successfully built a business based on sincerity, respect, and loyalty. Triangle has consistently grown with leadership that initiates hard work and dedication.

 

 

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Edward J. Henderson General Counsel

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Mr. Henderson brings to Triangle over 25 years of experience practicing as a lawyer in the construction industry. Before attending law school, he worked with one of the country’s leading tunnel contractors, Maclean-Grove & Company, building subway tunnels for the New York City Transit Authority and the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority. Mr. Henderson graduated from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute with a Bachelors of Science in Civil Engineering, and earned his Juris Doctor from Fordham Law School.

 

 

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Acquisitions and Development

Elysa Goldman Director of Development

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Ms. Goldman joined Triangle Equities in 1996 to manage the development process. With over 25 years of experience in acquisition, development and leasing, Elysa spearheads the company’s program for the creation of private and public partnerships bringing development to urban areas throughout New York City. Elysa had previously been employed by the New York City Economic Development Corporation for the Giuliani and Dinkins administrations. Her specific expertise is in successfully navigating Triangle through the City’s land use approval processes as well as adding value through the clean-up of environmentally challenged properties. She holds a Master of Science degree in Real Estate Development from New York University.

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Joshua Weingarten Director of Capital Markets

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Mr. Weingarten is a Project Manager within the development and acquisitions team at Triangle Equities and has been with the company since 2008. Along with managing development projects, Josh is responsible for underwriting and structuring complex, multi-layer capitalizations including sourcing equity and debt for Triangle’s development pipeline and negotiating all transactional documents. Additionally, Mr. Weingarten is responsible for sourcing, evaluating and underwriting commercial real estate transactions including non-performing loan portfolios, joint venture development opportunities and land assemblage/development opportunities. Mr. Weingarten holds an undergraduate degree from the University of Massachusetts.

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Brett Goldman Director of Acquisitions

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Mr. Goldman joined Triangle Equities in 1999 and has been instrumental in acquiring properties for development. He explores and evaluates strategic commercial and residential development opportunities and is also responsible for the creation and implementation of new development plans. Prior to joining Triangle Equities, he was employed as a Retail Leasing Representative and Project Manager for Forest City Enterprises. Additionally, Mr. Goldman served as an Associate with Cronheim Mortgage. He holds a Master of Science degree in Real Estate Development from Columbia University and an undergraduate degree from the University of Michigan.

ACCOUNTING AND FINANCE

Galina Lukyanova Director of Finance

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Ms. Lukyanova joined Triangle Equities in 2017 to manage the company’s financial policies and oversee all accounting functions. Ms. Lukyanova has over 10 years of experience in the Real Estate Industry and she is responsible for the development of the finance and accounting infrastructure to meet the growing needs of the company. Prior to joining Triangle Equities, Ms. Lukyanova, held the position of Vice President of Property Accounting for New York City based Silverstein Properties, where she was responsible for the firm’s 10 million square foot portfolio. She holds a Bachelor of Business Administration in Accounting from Baruch College.

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OPERATIONS

Therese Harrison Director of Office Operations

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Ms. Harrison joined Triangle Equities in 2004 to oversee the Administration Department. Ms. Harrison has over 15 years of experience in the Real Estate industry. Her expertise is relied upon to establish and implement corporate strategies, procedures, plans and policies, ensuring organizational efficiency. Ms. Harrison previously worked for Tishman Speyer Properties, where she worked as the Office Manager for two properties. She holds a Bachelor of Arts from Queens College.

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Construction

Kamran Mirfakhraie Director of Construction Management

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Mr. Mirfakhraie has over 23 years’ experience in all phases of Construction Management and General Contracting services. Throughout his career he has been responsible for a variety of new building construction, renovation, and interior fit-out projects in both the public and private sectors. Previously, Mr. Mirfakhraie held Executive and Senior Project Management positions with major New York City companies, where he gained experience as both a Superintendent and Project Manager. Mr. Mirfakhraie is a faculty member of New York University School of Continuing Education. He received his Bachelor of Science degree in Civil Engineering from Northeastern University and Master’s degree in Organizational / Engineering Management from University of Pennsylvania.

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Property Management

Harvey Bergman Director of Property Management

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Mr. Bergman oversees Triangle Equities’ portfolio of properties within the New York Metropolitan area. His efforts to enforce quality control throughout the portfolio are a reflection of Triangle Equities’ commitment and dedication to our clients. Mr. Bergman brings 15 years of property management experience which includes his service with New York City Economic Development Corporation managing high profile sites such as Brooklyn Army Terminal, the South Street Seaport, and the Staten Island Homeport.