Executive Team

Russell Newman, President & Founder

Growing up in New York, Russell was always intrigued by real estate. He attended Queens College and took real estate classes at NYU where he earned his Broker’s License. For his first job as a vendor, Russell took the 7 train from Queens to Madison Square Garden and fell in love with all that Manhattan offers. Living in Queens, Long Island and Manhattan have given him a unique perspective on the New York living experience. Russell pursued his passion for real estate at the largest brokerage company in New York at the time, JI Sopher. He advanced his career from positions as an onsite agent to offsite leasing and sales and later served as the firm’s General Manager and Vice President. Russell subsequently worked for commercial and residential real estate developer SJ Landau as a Vice President, taking projects from preconstruction to completion. As founder of Newman Properties, Inc., his definition of selling and service revolves around interacting with people and having strong core values to maintain and grow your business. Russell is a devoted husband, father, and animal lover who thinks everyone in the family deserves the best place to call home.

Marjorie Newman, COO

Marjorie’s accomplished real estate career began after graduating from the University of Arizona with a B.S. degree in 1986. A native New Yorker, she joined the then-largest real estate brokerage company in NYC, JI Sopher, as a licensed agent. Marjorie directly interfaced with renters, buyers, and sellers of apartments, plus worked on and off-site. In 1989, she joined Goodstein Development Corporation as Director of Sales and Leasing. For over 20 years, she performed in prominent executive roles in the organization and was extremely influential in Goodstein’s continued success and expansion. Marjorie brought her expertise, experience, and knowledge to Newman Properties as the company’s Chief Operating Officer. Her keen interpersonal, organizational, and analytical skills are integral in driving the success of the family business.

Jessica F. Alovis, Sales Director

Hailing from a family of real estate brokers, developers and consultants, Jessica has been in real estate ever since graduating from college. She holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology from Syracuse University where she was a Superior Scholar. Her goal as Leasing/Sales Manager of Newman Properties is to successfully work with clients to list, lease and sell apartments and homes while ensuring positive experiences for everyone involved. Her dynamic personality engages her clients, and her motivated, innovative style leads to streamlined, profitable transactions. Jessica was born and raised in Muttontown, Long Island and currently lives in Gramercy, NYC with her Maltipoo, Penelope

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