ABO / Chip Advisory Board

Adam M. Vickers

Adam M. VickersAdam M. Vickers, Esq., joined Vickers Management Corporation in 2001, and helped found Vickers Realty, Ltd. in 2002. Prior to this, Adam worked at the law firm of Goldberg Weprin & Ustin LLP, where he gained experience in all aspects of Commercial and Residential transactions working with Purchasers, Sellers, Lending Institutions, and Title Companies. His responsibilities at Vickers Realty, Ltd. include the financial operations of all properties managed by Vickers Realty, Ltd. as well as the daily operations of the main office. Adam is also involved in the selection and acquisition of new investments.

Adam serves on the Board of Directors of CHIP and is a member of the American Bar Association and the New York State Bar Association. He is also a Licensed Real Estate Broker in New York State and a Notary Public for New York County. Adam graduated with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science from the University of Arizona in 1996 and a Juris Doctorate from Quinnipiac College School of Law in 2000.

Adam resides in Westchester with his wife, Jodi and two daughters.


Dan Margulies

Dan MarguliesDan Margulies is Executive Director of the Associated Builders and Owners of Greater New York, the local affiliate of the National Association of Home Builders. ABO represents New York City’s major housing developers. It runs the nationally recognized Registered in Apartment Management manager certification program, and is founding sponsor of Buildings/NY, the New York area’s major real estate industry trade show.

Margulies was executive director of Community Housing Improvement Program, Inc., a rental property owners’ trade association, from 1986 until 2003, when he left to become a real estate broker and consultant. More recently, he was chief operating officer of US Energy Group, a heating controls manufacturer.

As an expert on rent regulation, lead paint, and water conservation, among other topics of concern to property owners, Margulies has written numerous articles and white papers, served on State and City government advisory committees, and provided expert testimony in court.

Having worked as an industry lobbyist and spokesperson; dealmaker, and vendor, Margulies has a unique perspective on the issues facing housing developers, owners and managers.


David Akselrad

David AkselradDavid Akselrad has over thirty years experience in managing and improving rent regulated and deregulated housing in the City of New York. Currently David is the CEO of Colony Heights LLC and a series of affiliated entities, which owns and manages multi-family elevator apartment buildings. David has attended industry seminars and trade shows for nearly four decades and is constantly testing and implementing new practices, products and technologies to manage costs and provide superior service and compliance.

David has consulted for numerous building owner's on hundreds of rent regulated apartment buildings developing strategies and programs for business solutions to minimize costs, maximize profits while navigating the myriad of regulations and laws specific to operating multi family apartment buildings.

David's MBA Thesis was titled "Improving Rent Regulated Apartments in New York City for a Profit". David is an active member of CHIP and tries to stay up to date with the ever-changing legal and regulatory requirements by attending CLE seminars sponsored by CHIP, ABO & RSA.

David is a graduate of New York University (BA Economics), Cardozo School of Law (JD) and New York University Stern School of Business (MBA Finance). He lives in a landmark brownstone with his wife and has a son & daughter.


Mark F. Engel

Mark F. Engel Mark F. Engel is the CEO of Langsam Property Services Corp. Mr. Engel graduated from Queens College of the City University of New York in 1967 with a Bachelor of Arts Degree, majoring in accounting. He is a licensed Real Estate Broker since 1976, and earned the designation of Certified Property Manager (CPM) from the Institute of Real Estate Management (IREM). Mark Engel is also a Certified Public Accountant and an Insurance Broker. In addition to property management, he maintains a full line of insurance for the properties Langsam Property Services manages.

Mark Engel is a very "hands on" CEO. He meets regularly with staff and is consulted on all policy issues. He meets with clients to ensure that his staff is addressing their individual management goals. He periodically visits properties to ensure that the Langsam standards are being maintained. His door is always open to anyone seeking his counsel.

Much of the work, such as reviewing the entire accounts receivable and initiating legal action against those tenants who owe rent, are handled personally by this CEO. He also personally reviews all the accounts payable before payment is made.

Mark Engel has served the Bronx-Manhattan Association of Realtors as Vice President, Treasurer, and 1988 and 1990 President. Mr. Engel serves as Vice President of the Rent Stabilization Association and the Bronx Realty Advisory Board. He also serves on the Board of Advisors of the "New York Apartment Law Insider" newsletter. He serves on the Cabinet of the American Israel Public Affairs Committee’s Long Island Council and has served as the President of the Jewish National Fund of Long Island. Mark Engel has distinguished himself by receiving the Bronx Businessman of the Year Award from the Bronx Historical Society and the Humanitarian Award from the Albert Einstein College Medicine. He has also received the Hall of Fame Salute to Bronx Business Award from the Bronx Community College Foundation.

He has been married to JoAnn for over 45 years and has two sons. His wife, JoAnn is a retired teacher of gifted education. Steven, a graduate of Harvard University and Yale Law School, is a law partner at Dechert LLP. Matthew, a graduate of the University of Pennsylvania, Wharton School of Business, has worked for Langsam since November, 2001.


Patrick J. Siconolfi

Patrick J. Siconolfi Patrick J. Siconolfi is Executive Director of the Community Housing Improvement Program (CHIP) is a trade association representing more than 2,500 apartment-building owners in New York City's five boroughs. Founded in 1966, CHIP has been a key player in City and State housing policy for over 40 years, leading on such diverse issues as lead paint, property taxes, water rates, and rent regulation.

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