Raven is an investment sales broker and advisor with experience across a full scope of commercial properties. Our goal is simple – to generate the best possible outcome for all of our clients.
Raven was created to bring transparency, creativity, and technology to a traditionally antiquated and convoluted commercial real estate industry.
Raven is built on a foundation of knowledge, honesty and trust, with the successes of our clients taking priority over all else. We pride ourselves on understanding the complexities and challenges that commercial real estate involves, and leverage our experience to ensure that we're consistently delivering the best outcome.
I’m looking forward to working together.
Rich Velotta is the Chief Executive Officer and Founder of Raven Property Advisors. Rich, along with the team at Raven, has been responsible for the sale of over 200 properties throughout New York City, with an aggregate value exceeding $1,000,000,000. He is the recipient of the 2017 Commercial Observer 30 Under 30 Top Sales and Leasing Brokers Award, and the 2019 Brownstoner RADD Award for the Top 50 professionals in Brooklyn Real Estate, Architecture, Development, and Design. He has written and been featured in numerous articles and publications, including the Real Deal, the Commercial Observer, and the NY Real Estate Journal.
Prior to founding Raven, Rich was Senior Managing Director of Investment Sales at Meridian Capital Group, handling sales of all property types throughout New York City, and was also the Director of Sales at Massey Knakal Realty Services (which became Cushman & Wakefield in 2014), specializing in the sale of middle market investment properties.
Rich prides himself on a reputation of honesty and integrity, and a calming demeanor that allows him to move steadily through difficult transactions.
Rich is a graduate of Bates College with a degree in Economics and Philosophy.
Danny Handweiler is Senior Managing Director of Raven Property Advisors. His career began in 2007 at Marcus & Millichap in his hometown of Southern California – working in Newport Beach and West Los Angeles. During the first several years of his career, he focused on distressed asset sales: sourcing, marketing, and selling bank-owned commercial properties for a variety of lenders.
In 2010, Danny decided to pursue a life long dream of moving to New York City, where he would broaden his knowledge of commercial real estate investing and valuation by pursuing a MS in Real Estate Finance from NYU’s Schack Institute of Real Estate. The location had changed, but the passion for real estate had not.
Upon graduating from NYU in 2012, Danny took a job with the New York Multifamily team of Marcus and Millichap, transitioning his specialization to mixed-use and multifamily buildings in Manhattan. Over the past decade, Danny was responsible for the sale of approximately 65 buildings throughout New York City, with an aggregate dollar value of over $700M. Notable transactions have been featured in such publications as the Real Deal, Commercial Observer, and New York Times. Past clients include private owners, foreign investors, institutional equity, and non-profit organizations.
Danny grew up in Southern California and currently resides in Brooklyn. He graduated with a BA in English from the University of Southern California and a Masters of Real Estate from NYU.
Kevin is a Senior Director at Raven Property Advisors, focused on investment sales of multi-family, mixed-use, and commercial properties throughout New York City. His real estate career began in August of 2021 working at Meridian Capital Group in their Retail Leasing Division, focused on both tenant and landlord representation across Manhattan, Brooklyn and Queens.
Kevin grew up between Vermont and New Hampshire, and graduated from the College of Charleston in 2017 with a Bachelor's Degree in Business Administration. He is an avid skier, loves to cook, explore new restaurants, and spend time outdoors.
Sam Perry is an Associate at Raven Property Advisors focused on investment sales of multi-family, mixed-use, and commercial properties throughout New York City.
Prior to joining Raven, Sam interned at Grandbridge Real Estate Capital in their Loan Originations Division which focuses on creating comprehensive capital solutions for commercial and multifamily assets. Sam grew up in Minnesota, and graduated from Wake Forest University in 2023 with a Bachelor’s Degree in Economics. He is an avid boater and golfer, and enjoys exploring everything New York has to offer.