New York

New York City Chapter

I am grateful for the opportunity to serve as the President of the New York City chapter of RELA for the 2023-24 fiscal year. Founded in 1991, the NYC chapter is the longest-standing and largest RELA chapter, consisting of nearly 300 members and growing. RELA’s continued focus on providing high-quality programming, networking and social events has propelled the organization to one of the premier commercial real estate trade groups in the country. We encourage you to sign up for a corporate or individual membership and take advantage of the numerous opportunities RELA provides its members throughout the year including unparalleled access to industry icons and colleagues alike. Feel free to reach out to me directly if you have any questions or recommendations to improve the RELA member experience.

Thanks for supporting RELA NYC.

Joe Pizzutelli
(w) 212 350 2625

Sponsor RELA


New York Chapter Officers


Joe Pizzutelli, M&T Bank


Vice President

Jonathan Smith, Bank United


David Jeddah, Bank United

Membership Committee

Programming Committee

Kevin Kelly, M&T Bank

Chris Albano, Citi

Andrea Wagonseller, M&T Bank

Hui Chen, Blackstone

Sponsorship Committee

Katie Goldner, Bank of America

Greer Warden, Bayview Asset Management

Vik Killampalli, Helaba

Alex Slavin, Santander

Immediate Past President

Chapter Liaison Officer

Young Members Committee

Powell Robinson, DekaBank

Julia Simics, M&T DCM

Kayla Mierjeski, US Bank

Julia Tang, Standard Chartered Bank

Alec Maki, Fortress Investment Group

Andrew Fleming, Deutsche Pfandbriefbank AG

Communications Committee

Special Events Committee

Educational Panel Committee


Brian Kelly, PNC

Community Affairs Committee

Sponsorship & Finance Committee

Past Presidents

Membership & Communications Committee

David Barkhordar, Natixis

Lisa Chen, Credit Agricole

Michael Ball, Sumitomo Mitsui

Jeff Goldman,

Events Committee

Sarah Miller, CIT

Robert Grudzinski, US Bank

Jean-Claude Harabagabo, Nuveen

Katy Mao, Oaktree Capital

New York Sponsors