Wei Min Tan

Wei Min is a Manhattan, New York condominium specialist often interviewed by the media such as CNBC, The Wall Street Journal, CNN and The New York Times.

Wei Min adds value by bringing analytical and financial concepts into the property process. He has invested in cash flow, appreciation, value add and foreclosure property and shares first hand knowledge with clients.

In a testament to market expertise, CNBC interviewed Wei Min in Are We In A Bubble? He explained on Bloomberg TV that acquiring property under a company is prudent strategy and has appeared on NBC’s OpenHouse show. Wei Min has contributed to many articles including CNN’s How To Win A Bidding War and Business Insider’s Why Billionaires Are Investing in New York Apartments.

Originally from Malaysia, Wei Min speaks English, Cantonese, Hokkien, Mandarin and Malay. He has served clients from within New York, North and South America, Asia and Europe. To foreign clients, Wei Min serves as a one-stop solution and manages the process from buying to renting out to eventually, selling.

Prior to real estate, Wei Min was Vice President at Citigroup responsible for a $500 million portfolio. He received Citigroup’s prestigious Chairman’s Leadership Award, a recognition awarded to the top 2% of managers. He is a student of Muay Thai kickboxing, plays the piano and holds a black belt in Taekwondo.  His most recent habit is 200 V-ups and 200 burpees daily.

Wei Min received an MBA from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and a BBA, Summa Cum Laude, from Marshall University. He is a New York Associate Real Estate Broker, Member of the Real Estate Board of New York (REBNY) and Member of the International Real Estate Federation (FIABCI).

Contact:  tan@castle-avenue.com

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Richard Friedman

For over 30 years, Richard Friedman has been involved with the financial and management side of real estate investments in the commercial and residential markets.

Always one to spot a good investment, Richie brought R New York to Manhattan in 2006. That vision proved to be priceless to Richie and his co-founders as it is the fastest growing independent residential real estate firm in NYC to date.

Richie is no stranger to bringing new companies to the public eye. As President of A.P. Montgomery and Co. Inc., an over-the-counter Nasdaq market maker from 1961-1974, he specialized in trading every initial public offering and secondary that came to the market.

During the 1960s and ‘70s, he wrote The New Issues column for Financial World Magazine and The Richie Report for the Daily Mirror. He was a weekly contributor to articles for the financial section of the New York Times and New York Post where his insight into the state of the initial public offering and secondary markets were highly valued.

After A.P. Montgomery and Co. Inc, Richie founded APMC Associates followed by RFJM Partners LLC which he disbanded to create RFMF Partners LLC. His new partnership focuses on the public equity markets as well as private placements, bridge loans, PIPEs and a variety of other private investments.

Richie’s honesty and integrity along with his outstanding reputation in the new issue market have made him a legend on Wall Street. His decades of financial and investment experience in equities and real estate add an unparalleled value to R New York.

Joann Chan

Professional and resourceful, Associate Broker Joann Chan will streamline the process of renting, buying or selling your next home. With an analytical mind and artistic eye, she can also help you find your niche in the New York City real estate market.

Born in Hong Kong and raised in NYC’s Lower East Side, Joann knows the city’s ins and outs and shares her knowledge with her home-hunting clients while providing exemplary service and extraordinary results.

Prior to joining R New York, Joann maintained a successful career in finance working in credit risk management, auditing and credit research after receiving her degree in Accounting from The Stern Business School of NYU. She has also worked overseas in Hong Kong and Beijing where she gained international exposure while working for companies that included ING Barings, BankAmerica, Ernst & Young and United States Trust & Company.

Joann has traveled extensively all over the world, and during these travels she developed her on-going passion for culture, architecture, people and cuisine. Additionally, she is fluent in Cantonese and Mandarin. She can provide her diverse clientele with all the information they need to select a property best suited to their needs, or sell one at the best market price.

Darren China, Architect

Darren’s exposure to architecture and construction began very early in life. As the son of an architect one of his earliest memories was accompanying his father to a construction site. With hard hat in hand he climbed up on to the heavy machinery and “operated” a front end loader. His continued exposure to art, drawing, buildings, making, dismantling and fixing translated into his studies at Iowa State University where he earned a degree in Architecture which included a stint in Rome, Italy and an award for Practice Excellence. Upon graduating he moved back to the East coast where he was employed in various design firms as lead architect on projects for luxury residences, public buildings, and Fortune 500 companies.

As a highly respected architect with a vast knowledge of design and construction, Darren tapped his entrepreneurial side founding Idea Space Architecture + Design (formerly known as Studio China Architecture + Design) in 2006. In doing so he has been able to pursue his creative instincts while bringing an intensity and passion for design to his clients throughout the New York City metropolitan area.

Darren is a licensed architect in New York and New Jersey and is certified by the National Council of Architectural Registration Boards.

Timothy K. Wong, Esq., CPA

Tim received his BBA in Accounting from Bernard M. Baruch College CUNY and his JD from St. John’s University School of Law. He was previously a board member of the Alumni Association of St. John’s University School of Law.

Tim Wong is head of his own law practice bearing his name. The firm specializes in commercial and residential real estate transactions, tax controversies, domestic and international tax structuring and planning, mergers & acquisitions, trusts and estates and other complex business issues.

Prior to starting his own firm, Tim has held senior level positions at several multi-billion dollar hedge funds that held equity, real property, debt, CDO and MBS investments in North America, Europe and Asia. Prior to his hedge fund experience, he has worked as a tax attorney at IBM and at Ernst & Young LLP and Deloitte LLP.

Tim is a member of the New York and New Jersey bar associations and is admitted to practice before the United States District courts for the Southern and Eastern Districts of New York, the United States Tax Court and the United States Court of International Trade. Tim is a Certified Public Accountant in New York State.

Almira Kate Eugenio

Kate manages social media, presentations, financial analysis, marketing outreach and administrative activities.  She is highly efficient and keeps in mind that quality is priority.

She received her degree in Business Administration with a major in Financial Management from University of Caloocan City, Philippines.  Kate is an active member of the CDH community and the Philippine’s Ambassador of CDH International, a global initiative to stop Congenital Diaphragmatic Hernia.

Kate grew up helping her grandmother sell fruits and vegetables in the Philippines. She lived from one relative to another and had to spend her childhood mending for her own needs while also making sure that her siblings’ needs were taken care of.  Now with a family of her own, her main goal is to make sure that her children, Zed and Zen, never experience the hardships that she went through.  Her grandmothers, Gloria and Lucia, are her greatest inspirations in life.

About Wei Min

  • Focuses on investors of Manhattan condominiums, interviewed by CNBC, CNN, Wall Street Journal, New York Times
  • Ex-Citibanker, managed $500 million portfolio
  • MBA, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
  • Manhattan resident since 1999. Currently lives in Tribeca with wife and 2 kids
  • 352 burpees in 23 minutes, student of muay thai kickboxing

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