ABOUT

Vanderbilt is a full-service real estate management firm built on the simple philosophy that every property is totally unique. We treat our clients as individuals, each of whom have different needs and a very specific set of requirements. Vanderbilt’s management services are as varied as our clients. Personalized service is the mainstay of our organization.

Selecting a new managing agent is the most important decision a board will undertake. We invite you to get to know us thoroughly before you make your management decision.Vanderbilt is a fully integrated organization which offers a full array of management, construction, sales, leasing, mortgage, and financial services.

We welcome the opportunity to meet with your board, as a group, or individually, to better understand the requirements and goals of your building and to familiarize you with our methodology, philosophy and pro-active approach toward managing your important real estate assets.

Meet The Executive Team

Steven W. Birbach

President and CEO
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Steven W. Birbach is the President and CEO of Vanderbilt Property Management, LLC. In addition to being a licensed Real Estate Broker in New York and New Jersey, he is a member of The National Realty Club and the New York Association of Coop and Condo Managers. Mr. Birbach has earned the title of Accredited Real Estate Manager (ARM) designated by the Institute of Real Estate Management. He is also enrolled in the Institute of Real Estate Management and in the process of obtaining his designation as a Certified Property Manager. Mr. Birbach has successfully completed numerous courses related to the property management profession.

Mr. Birbach is directly responsible for: overseeing the site staff, implementing repair policy oversee resident complaints, Capital Improvement Projects, as well as legal proceedings for the properties he manages. In addition, Mr. Birbach sits on numerous boards of directors and is a guiding force in setting policy for many of the properties he manages. Mr. Birbach has been involved in the management of over 3,000 residential units in the metropolitan area since 1979.

In addition to a formal education in accounting and business administration at Northeastern University, in Boston, Mass., Mr. Birbach has taken numerous courses in property management and building maintenance at New York University School of Continuing Education, as well as the Institute of Real Estate Management. Mr. Birbach has authored numerous articles and has been a featured guest speaker at several Real Estate seminars including the Coop/Condo Expo.

Mr. Birbach is a pioneer in the field of accelerated real estate marketing events. He is directly responsible for the sale of over 5,000 residential sales and over $100 million of Property in his 25 years as a real estate broker. Mr. Birbach has also been appointed to act on several committees for such charities as Muscular Dystrophy, March of Dimes, Cystic Fibrosis and Women Against Domestic Violence.

Donna Anderson

Sr. Property Manager
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Donna Anderson is a veteran property manager. Donna’s real estate career encompasses both the residential and the commercial market. At Vanderbilt for over four years, Donna is responsible for the management of approximately 500 units comprising of five Cooperative buildings throughout Manhattan, Queens and Long Island. Some of her responsibilities include supervising building staff, managing capital improvement projects, contractor negotiations, Union issues, local law compliance, budget development, and Shareholder and Board relations.

Donna attends board and annual meetings and is a liaison with shareholders for the properties in which she manages.

Prior to working at Vanderbilt Management Donna worked with Eisnsidler Property Management, Cooper Square Management in addition to Pliskin Realty and Development. Donna has been involved in the Coop/Condo management industry for over 25 years and brings a wealth of knowledge with her to your community.

Stella Mueller

Director of Operations
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Ms. Mueller has been actively involved in the real estate management business since 1981. As director of the Data Compass Corp., Ms. Mueller maintained the computer system responsible for customer service program, and real estate management clients. In addition, Ms. Mueller was in charge of the company’s data entry staff and programming staff. Thereafter at the Penson Organization, Ms. Mueller acted as Director of Computer Operations, maintaining their operating system. Ms. Mueller was directly responsible for the accounts receivable and payable of 3,000 cooperative units.

Just prior to joining Vanderbilt in 1986, Ms. Mueller worked at Wavecrest Management, where she acted as Director of Computer Operations, Ms. Mueller was directly responsible for the bookkeeping of 6,000 rental and coop units per month and, she had a complete support staff required to run the management operation.

In 1986, Stella Mueller joined Vanderbilt in the capacity of Director of Operations & Bookkeeper in charge, overseeing the administration of all accounts receivable and payable in Vanderbilt’s portfolio. Ms. Mueller also updates subtenant lease expiration dates and is responsible for tracking reserve funds and working capital accounts. Ms. Mueller also is responsible for Bank reconciliation and oversees the receipts, and disbursements. She brings with her a depth of knowledge only available through years of experience. Stella also maintains her New York State Real Estate License with Vanderbilt.

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Bari Meltsner

 Director – Closing Dept.
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Mrs. Bari Meltsner is Director of the Closing Department. She facilitates all sales, sublets, family/estate transfers, and assignments. Additionally, Bari oversees alteration applications for all Vanderbilt properties. Bari is responsible for all resale closings including the collection of closing revenues and flip tax for the various properties represented by Vanderbilt.  Bari’s duties also include building violation removals, as well as liaising with boards, banks appraisers and building service employees.

Bari maintains the sublet status on all sublets in the portfolio. She is responsible for informing shareholders, or unit owners, when a sublet expiration is due, and for sending either renewals or new applicant forms to the board. She liaises with the board to coordinate interviews and informs owners of the board’s decision.

Mrs. Meltsner facilitates all interior renovations. She is responsible for ensuring that all work is completed by licensed and insured contractors, and that plans are followed.

Bari is a graduate of Boston University’s School of Hospitality. She also maintains her New York State Real Estate license with Oxford Property Group, one of the City’s largest residential real estate brokerage companies.

 

Marge Zengel

Vice President – Accounts Payable
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In 1986 Marge Zengel worked for Harbor Fuel Co as the Accounts Payable and Accounts Receivable Director. Later in 2001, she worked for Vicom then First Central Savings Bank handling all Accounts payable, processing invoices, on line payments, lock box collections, posting deposits and bank reconciliations.

Marge prepared monthly, quarterly and year-end financial reports working closely with the in-house CPA. She entered ADP payroll, and assisted accountants in audits.

At Vanderbilt Marge manages the bookkeeping department and is responsible for accounts receivable and Payables. Marge coordinates, lock box receipts, on line reporting to board members and productions of monthly management reports.

Christine Checca

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Christine Checca brings 30 years of diversified real estate experience to Vanderbilt Property Management LLC. She began her career in New York City, working as a property manager in the mid-1980s for top firms such as Kreisel Company, Inc., Insignia Financial Group, American Landmarks Inc. and Ketrec Management Inc. managing class-A residential properties.

Opportunities to work in real estate construction and development resulted in a position working with Sterling Equities on the Wyndham East and Wyndham West Condominium, a luxury residential development project in Garden City, Long Island.  Several years later, the Beechwood Organization hand-picked Christine to work on their new development project at Meadowbrook Pointe Condominium and Spa, a luxurious, five-star, gated community located on the site of the former Roosevelt Raceway, in East Garden City, Long Island.

Christine is also a seasoned commercial real estate professional.  As Lease Administrator for United Properties Corp., owner and operator of over 100+ strip malls, shopping centers and select mixed use buildings, Christine worked with sales teams and upper management in the creation and execution of all lease documents and renewals. She also managed the administration and procurement of all office build-outs, construction plans and permit applications for office and retail tenants.

At Vanderbilt, Christine manages a portfolio of residential cooperative and condominium properties.  She oversees major capital projects, building employees and day to day building maintenance. Christine attends board meetings equipped with suggestions and solutions on the handling of maintenance challenges and operational issues facing each building.  She is also the point of contact for all vendors, maintenance contractors and professionals that supply goods and services for each building.

David Movahedian

Property Manager
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David Movahedian is a property manager at Vanderbilt Property Portfolio and manages the day to day operations of the various, Condominiums, Cooperatives and Commercial Buildings.

David’s extensive knowledge of the industry started early with his education. Graduating from Farmingdale State University of New York, he later went on to receive his certification in Security and Fire Protection Systems as well as Residential Photovoltaic System Installation and Maintenance.

 

With a passion for the Real Estate Industry, David started his career in 2009 where he was employed as a Portfolio Manager. He was responsible for managing the day to day responsibilities of several residential buildings consisting of Cooperatives, Condominiums, and Homeowner Associations. David later went on to become the Portfolio and Leasing Manager, where he was appointed to manage over 700,000 square feet of infrastructure in 150 buildings.

 

Prior to joining the Vanderbilt Team, David was managing a staff of thirty field employees and as well as an entire office, overseeing 1500 cooperative residential units.

David uses a ‘hands-on’ approach to resolving issues pertaining to building staff, construction, vendors, administrative, NYC agencies, (i.e. DOB, DEP, HPD, ECB, FDNY), financial issues, and landlord tenant laws).

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Employment Opportunity

Experienced candidates may send their resume to [email protected]. Knowledge of MDS software a plus.

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Why Vanderbilt?

If you are not completely satisfied within the first 60 days of retaining our company, we will refund all management fees paid to date.
A principal of the company, not just a property manager, will be directly responsible for the management of your building and will attend meetings with the board.
Vanderbilt provides the industry’s most comprehensive monthly reports. Each report is available online 24/7 365 for 2 years. Vanderbilt’s state-of-the-art computer software also enables us to customize any financial report desired by the board. Our system enables clients to access their financial information electronically at home or office. In order to initiate access, each client is required to pass a series of security measures within the system.
All major building improvement proposals are sent out for bid (with engineering or architecture specifications) simultaneously, and returned to management well as a key board member to be opened on a certain date. This will assure that there is no contractor favoritism.
The principal has been providing real estate management services for over 30 years, attesting to effective pro-active, and professional property administration.
Because the firm’s principal is actively involved in the day-to-day management of the buildings they serve,Vanderbilt can effectively provide the highest level property management services at a substantial cost savings.
With properties in New York, Long Island and Queens, Vanderbilt is never more than minutes away from your property.

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