Commercial Real Estate Team

We are proud of our team of dedicated, experienced and knowledgeable real estate professionals. Together, our commercial real estate team adheres to the same values and vision that has made us successful for all of these years.

Our Mission

Our goal is to provide exceptional service and synergistically enhance our client’s commercial real estate advisory needs through sales, financing, workouts and 1031 exchanges.

From advisors and associates to managers and controllers, our commercial real estate team has what’s needed to take your investment to the next level.

Meet the ERG Commercial Real Estate Team

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James Guarino

Chairman

James V. Guarino is the Chairman of ERG Commercial Real Estate and the former co-founder of Extreme Realty. He started his career in 1989 as a salesperson at John Anthony & Associates during a crashing market and saw the number of agents in his office decline. Despite the difficult period, James became the biggest producer in the office at age 23 and an expert in distressed sales, selling non-performing mortgages and REO portfolios for numerous banks, the RTC and the FDIC.

In 1993, he founded JG Capital, JVG Management and Extreme Realty. This was his first step toward fulfilling his desire to create a full-service investment firm. During this time, he made personal investments in real estate and mortgage portfolios while specializing in quiet, off-market deals. In 2009, James utilized the downturn in the market to streamline the companies. James then formed the ERG Finance Division, a mortgage brokerage and direct capital services provider, thus completing his goal of creating a full-service investment firm.

When he is not closing deals, James loves to spend time with his wife, children and animals. He also enjoys boating, snowboarding and outdoor activities. He is a member of NAR, REBNY and the Progressive Era Club. Mr. Guarino is also as an avid member of the Sands Point Golf Club and the Havana Club in Long Island, New York.

Matthew Murphy ERG

Matthew Murphy

Senior Advisor

Matthew Murphy is a Senior Investment Sales and Finance Advisor at ERG Commercial Real Estate. In his role, he is responsible for overseeing the Bronx investment sales team, executing exclusive listings, facilitating new business opportunities and placing commercial and multifamily mortgages throughout the tristate area.

Since joining ERG, Mr. Murphy has been directly responsible for over $100 million in sales in The Bronx and Westchester County. Mr. Murphy has executed deals involving numerous asset classes including: multifamily, mixed-use, retail, office and development sites within the company’s area of focus.

In addition to his extensive sales experience, Mr. Murphy is also responsible for placing commercial mortgages for the company. Since taking over some of the financing responsibilities at ERG, Mr. Murphy has added several institutions to the already large list of organizations that ERG works with. He arranges financing for the acquisition or refinancing of various property types, including multifamily, mixed-use, commercial and construction. With his personal approach and strong work ethic, Mr. Murphy is ready to help you successfully build and expand your commercial real estate portfolio.

Matt is currently engaged and is extremely excited to begin his family with his future wife on the south shore of Long Island in Massapequa.

Ryan Lewis ERG

Ryan Lewis

Senior Advisor

Ryan Lewis is a Senior Advisor at ERG Commercial Real Estate. Ryan joined ERG in 2015 after studying business and political science at James Madison University. During his time at ERG, he has found success in all different assets classes and transactions throughout the NYC and Long Island Markets.

Through the many services ERG provides, Ryan’s knowledge and experience has allowed him to advise his clients and complete transactions on both the investment sales and finance sides of the business. Whether is refinancing a multifamily building in Manhattan or selling a distressed mixed use asset on Long Island, his wide range of experience has allowed him to become a source his clients can lean on to help accomplish all their real estate goals. His competitive work ethic and communications skills help him to succeed in negotiations to achieve premium results. Ryan hopes to continue building relationships by going above and beyond for his clients.

Anthony Flaccomio ERG

Anthony Flaccomio

Associate Advisor

Anthony joined the ERG Commercial Real Estate team in 2017. Prior to his position at ERG, he was a financial sales and banking consultant, specializing in the formulation and enhancing of Foreign Currency Brokerage and Trading Divisions within Financial Corporations.

Prior to financial consulting, he became a successful FX Commercial Broker and Trader in New York, Washington D.C. and Los Angeles and was promoted to Senior-level positions. He assisted in raising company revenues by an average of 20% year on year. By using all this brokerage experience, he embarked on a new path as a Real Estate Advisor with ERG.

He earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Business from New Hampshire College. He earned his Certification in Commercial and Contract Management at UCLA and is in the midst of obtaining Certification in Construction Management with Columbia University.

When he is not working, he enjoys spending time with his daughter, Paige. He is also an avid New York Jets Fan and college basketball fanatic

Michal Walma ERG

Michal Walma

Associate Advisor

Prior to joining ERG Commercial Real Estate, Mike attended Nassau Community College where he studied Computer Science. Initially, he planned to specialize in Information Technology until a family friend suggested a career in commercial real estate. He has since become entrenched in the industry and the vast amount of knowledge needed to succeed. Mike focuses on investment sales and financing in Nassau County and Brooklyn.

Mike is an avid extreme sports fan. Some of his favorite sports include sky diving, snowboarding and kite surfing. When he has time, he also enjoys traveling to places like Canada and the Caribbean.

Mary Guarino

Mary Guarino

Mary Guarino began her real estate career when she interned at Extreme Realty. While pursing a Liberal Studies degree at St. John’s University, she transitioned into a part-time position as Assistant Property Manager. Mary was responsible for a variety of tasks, for both tenant and landlord, in a way that kept both parties satisfied. During her time in this position, she learned about all aspects of the commercial real estate industry.

After graduating, she began working as a Finance Administrator at ERG. While in this position, she excelled at building lasting relationships with loan officers and ERG’s company clients. Mary was recently promoted to a Mortgage Consultant. She is now responsible for placing commercial mortgages for ERG. She takes pride in her unwavering commitment to integrity while guiding her clients through the complexities of the loan process.

Mary loves spending time with her adorable son. She also enjoys going to the gym, snowboarding and hanging out with her family.

Jessica Guarino ERG

Jessica Guarino

Property Management Director

Jessica is currently the Property Management Director for ERG Property Management. Prior to her time at ERG, Jessica worked as a Teaching Assistant for a day care center.

Initially, she planned to begin a career focused on Child Development. This changed after interning for ERG Commercial Real Estate in 2018.

Jessica became interested in the Property Management Division and, when a position opened up, she quickly jumped at the opportunity. Jessica enjoys overcoming challenges related to tenant grievances. She excels in relationship building and creating more efficient systems for the company.

When Jessica is not working, she enjoys team sports and relaxing at home with her family.

Interested in Joining the ERG Team?