About Us
Raven Property Advisors

Raven is a commercial real estate brokerage and advisory firm specializing in the sale of multi-family, mixed-use, industrial, office, retail and development properties throughout New York City.

Raven is driven by experience, integrity, and honesty, with the aim of making the investment sales process seamless and successful.

We Love What We Do

Investment Sales and Advisory

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.

A Letter From Our CEO:

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 nuances and challenges of even the most complicated commercial real estate transactions, and leverage our experience to ensure that we're consistently delivering the best outcome.

Thank you for working with us.

Rich Velotta

Founder & CEO
Chief Executive Officer

Rich Velotta

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 Commercial Observer 30 Under 30 Top Sales and Leasing Brokers Award, and the 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.
Email: rich@ravenpropertyadvisors.com

Senior Managing Director

Danny Handweiler

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.

Email: danny@ravenpropertyadvisors.com

SENIOR Director

Kevin West

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.

Email: kevin@ravenpropertyadvisors.com


John Weiss

John Weiss is a Director at Raven Property Advisors, where he specializes in investment sales of multi-family, mixed-use, and commercial properties across New York City. His journey in real estate began with a focus in medical office sale-leasebacks at Vanguard Realty Advisors. He then went on to hone his expertise in New York City capital markets and investment sales at Upland Property Advisors, supporting the firm’s managing partners in new business development.
Originally hailing from Philadelphia, John has called New York City home for over a decade. He holds a master’s degree from Columbia University and a B.A. from the University of Miami where he was the University Presidential Scholarship recipient. He is an avid rock climber, weightlifter, and guitarist and loves spending time exploring the city with his wife, daughter, and goldendoodle Penny.

Email: jweiss@ravenpropertyadvisors.com


Sam Perry

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.

Email: sperry@ravenpropertyadvisors.com

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