AKAM's commitment to performance excellence is demonstrated through the required ongoing in-service training and education of our Management Executives and other in-house professionals who serve our valued clients. Our internal business structure provides incentives to these professionals to seek industry and other certifications in order to ensure the most knowledgeable, most expert delivery of services. In addition to the Management Executive, Controller, Financial Analyst, bookkeeper, and assistant(s) assigned to each property, the following AKAM Executive Team - including the New York residential management industry's only designated Director of Service Excellence - oversees all our work on behalf of our clients:
 

Leslie Kaminoff, RAM, NYARM, CMCA, LCAM
Chief Executive Officer

Recently named by SmartCEO magazine as a Chief Executive Officer operating one of the 50 fastest-growing companies with headquarters in New York, Leslie Kaminoff is a recognized industry leader dedicated to the highest standard of client service.


Before founding AKAM in 1983, Mr. Kaminoff was Director of Property Management and Assistant Director of Real Estate for Mount Sinai Medical Center in New York City. There, he oversaw the development of housing for hospital staff as well as acquisition of property for use by the hospital. Since establishing AKAM Living Services, he has cultivated a reputation for himself and the AKAM name as one of the nation’s premier providers of exceptional real estate services.

 

A management industry leader, Mr. Kaminoff has studied the principles of gold star service and hospitality through the Ritz-Carlton Executive Leadership Program, and he has instilled those principles into each of his companies.  He is actively committed to the professionalization of the real estate service industry, and has served as a Governor of the New York Chapter of Registered Apartment Managers (RAM) and an Adjunct Professor at New York University’s Real Estate Institute.  He is a frequent speaker at industry seminars, the author of numerous articles, author of the book, What to Expect From Your Property Manager, and co-author of the book, How To Choose The Right Management Company For Your Residential Property: A Decision-Maker's Guide.  

 

In his more than three decades of contribution to the real estate service sector, Mr. Kaminoff has been an active participant in, and has been consistently celebrated by, various industry associations, including Associated Builders and Owners of Greater New York, the Rent Stabilization Association, the Real Estate Board of New York, and the New York Association of Realty Managers (NYARM), which has recognized him with the coveted Dedicated to the Industry Award. 


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Michael Berenson NYARM
President

President Michael Berenson is responsible for overseeing all of AKAM's day-to-day operations, and works closely with Mr. Kaminoff on client retention and new business development. He assists in the strategy and implementation of management issues, and serves as liaison between AKAM and our clients to ensure superior service delivery. A member of AKAM's Executive Committee, Mr. Berenson works with his colleagues to navigate AKAM's corporate management issues. Mr. Berenson is an elected Director of the Realty Advisory Board on Labor Relations (RAB), serves as an advisor to the RAB Negotiating Committee, and has received numerous industry awards, including having twice received the Management Achievement Award for Finance from Habitat magazine.

mberenson@akam.com
Phone: 212-986-0001, ext. 1131
Direct eFax: 646-329-0318


Michael Basile
Senior Vice President

Michael Basile is a long-time professional residential property manager with formidable credentials and expertise in such areas as residential law and contract negotiation, staff supervision, and capital improvement project management. Working with President Michael Berenson and overseeing the entire AKAM Executive Echelon, Mr. Basile is responsible for the day-to-day performance of all AKAM Management Executives and Management Assistants. Mr. Basile maintains constant communication with AKAM's in-house staff and with AKAM's valued clients, ensuring timely, professional, and thorough response to every client need.

mbasile@akam.com


Richard DePhillis, CPA
Vice President of Finance

Richard DePhillis, CPA, is responsible for ensuring the superior delivery of service from the AKAM Finance and Accounting Department. A seasoned public accountant with extensive experience in the residential real estate industry, Mr. DePhillis supervises the preparation of budgets, financial reports, and investment status for all our client buildings. A member of the AKAM Executive Echelon, Mr. DePhillis and his staff of full-time CPAs, Financial Analysts, and Bank Reconciliation Specialists work directly with building Treasurers and outside corporate auditors and accountants, regularly reviewing all AKAM client building finances and assuring that properties are operating within their budgetary parameters.

rdephillis@akam.com


Mark Weil
Vice President

As Vice President and member of AKAM's Executive Echelon, Mark Weil supervises the activities of AKAM's corps of on-site Management Executives, ensuring their delivery of superior on-site management services. A residential management expert, Mr. Weil's professional credentials include extensive expertise in the areas of on- and off-site property operations and management, structural renovation, restoration, and redesign, mortgage refinancing, contract negotiation, staff supervision and labor disputes, landlord/tenant issues, and communication with Boards and residents. Mr. Weil is the recipient of Habitat magazine's Management Achievement Award and has been responsible for the management of two of New York City's top ten residential buildings.

mweil@akam.com


Michael Rogoff
Vice President

As Vice President and a member of AKAMís Executive Echelon, Michael Rogoff is responsible for ensuring that AKAMís internal operations are of a uniformly superior quality. Working with each internal AKAM department Ė including Management, Finance and Accounting, Payroll, and Closings and Transfers Ė Mr. Rogoff analyzes and fine-tunes all processes and procedures with a specific eye toward efficiency and client service. Additionally, Mr. Rogoff works directly with Vice President of Finance Richard DePhllis, CPA, to supervise the AKAM Finance Department and provide accurate, immediate finance-related services, information, and responsiveness to all client Boards. Mr. Rogoff is a seasoned residential management professional and holds an MBA with a concentration in Finance.

mrogoff@akam.com


 
 
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