New York

President’s Message

New York City Chapter

I am honored to serve as the President of the New York City chapter of RELA. Founded in 1991, the NYC chapter is the longest standing and largest RELA chapter, consisting of nearly 300 members and growing. I have experienced firsthand how RELA affords each of its members the opportunity to build out his or her professional network, stay up-to-date on industry trends, and learn from many of the icons in the New York City real estate industry. It’s never too early or too late in your career to take advantage of the opportunities RELA membership provides. I encourage you to join us for the 2022-2023 year.  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.
Mauricio Duran

Sponsor RELA


New York Chapter Officers


Mauricio Duran, CIBC

Vice President

Joe Pizzutelli, M&T Bank


Membership Committee

Programming Committee

Kevin Kelly, M&T Bank

Catherine Chen, Apollo Global Management

Chris Albano, Citi

Andrea Wagonseller, M&T Bank

Sponsorship Committee

Katie Goldner, Bank of America

Greer Warden, Bayview Asset Management

Vik Killampalli, Helaba

Immediate Past President

Michael Rogers, TD Bank

Chapter Liaison Officer

Michael Rogers, TD Bank

Young Members Committee

Nicholas Eng, Capital One

David Barkhordar, Natixis

Julia Tang, CBRE Investment Management

Powell Robinson, DekaBank

Julia Simics, M&T DCM

Kayla Mierjeski, US Bank

Brad McCarthy, CIBC

Communications Committee

Sarah Miller, CIT

Lisa Chen, Credit Agricole

Special Events Committee

Robert Grudzinski, US Bank

Jean-Claude Harabagabo, Nuveen

Katy Mao, Oaktree Capital

Hui Chen, Blackstone

Educational Panel Committee


Jonathan Smith, Bank United

Brian Kelly, PNC

Community Affairs Committee

Sponsorship & Finance Committee

Past Presidents

New York Sponsors