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

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.

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Ryan Lewis

Managing Director

Direct: (646) 253-0956
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Ryan Lewis is the Managing Director 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 asset 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 side of the business. Whether it’s 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 communication skills help him succeed in negotiations to achieve premium results. Ryan hopes to continue building relationships by going above and beyond for his clients.

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Mary Guarino

Finance Director

Direct: (646) 253-0984
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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 tenants and landlords, in a way that kept all 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 Finance Director. She is now responsible for placing commercial mortgages, with both traditional and private lenders, for ERG. She takes pride in her unwavering commitment to integrity while guiding her clients through the complexities of the loan process.

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Matthew Murphy

Senior Advisor

Direct: (646) 253-0962
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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.

Anthony Flaccomio ERG

Anthony Flaccomio

Associate Advisor

Direct: (646) 253-0930
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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

Pat Keogh

Associate Advisor

Direct: (646) 253-0907
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Pat is an Associate Advisor at ERG Commercial Real Estate following an 18 year career in the Utility industry at Con Edison. Throughout his career, Pat gained knowledge in an industrial setting which allows him to use that experience to deliver success to his clients. His strong work ethic, passion for real estate and dedication to his clients make him an asset to the team at ERG.

In his spare time, Pat enjoys spending outdoor quality time with his wife and four kids, watching his kids participate in sports, as well as taking family trips. Pat is also a classical pianist and enjoys introducing music to his children to grow their interests and talents.

Jazib Khan

Associate Advisor

Direct: (646) 253-0952
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Jazib is an Associate Advisor who just recently graduated from Baruch College with a concentration in Finance. With a knack for the real estate industry, he joined ERG Commercial Real Estate in order to further use his interests to help real estate owners/investors grow their investments.

His other interests include watching sports (especially cricket), travelling and reading news.

Salvatore Iuvara

Associate Advisor

Direct: (646) 253-0989
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Salvatore Iuvara joined the ERG team as an Associate Advisor. Specializing in the Queens submarket of New York City, he provides a thorough and in-depth understanding of the market. While studying Finance and Accounting at Florida Atlantic University he began his venture into Commercial Real Estate.

While pursuing a degree in Boca Raton, Florida, he built connections and developed a passion for learning how to better interpret and comprehend the economic market. Using these hardwired skills, Sal contributes his hard-work and determination to being a member of the ERG team.

Taylor O’Neill

Associate Advisor

Direct: (646) 253-0908
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Taylor O’Neill is an Associate Advisor at ERG Commercial Real Estate with a passion for the outdoors. Hailing from Wyoming, Taylor has a deep love for hunting, fishing, hiking, and sports. He made the transition from a successful decade-long career in the oil and gas industry, to pursue his dream in real estate investing.

When not exploring the urban landscape, Taylor enjoys spending time with his wife and their two beloved dogs, embracing the tranquility and beauty of nature that reminds him of his roots.

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Marco Del Pozo

Associate Advisor

Direct: (646) 253-0909
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Marco is an Associate Advisor at ERG Commercial Real Estate with 26 years of experience. He started in the residential mortgage industry and became fascinated with real estate investing ranging from buying fix and flip foreclosure homes to investing in income producing commercial properties. Marco successfully transitioned to owning and managing commercial buildings and now focuses on investment sales and commercial mortgage lending.

As a dedicated commercial real estate agent, he excels in guiding through the complexities of acquiring, owning, and selling income-producing properties. Marco leverages his extensive background to provide expert advice and strategic insights, ensuring clients to achieve investment goals and maximize their returns.

Whether you are a first time investor or a seasoned property owner, Marco’s commitment to excellence and personalized service makes him a trusted partner in navigating the commercial real estate landscape.

Yenny Melelli

Head of Operations & Recruitment

Direct: (646) 253-0950
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Yenny is currently Head of Operations & Recruitment at ERG Commercial Real Estate. Prior to her position at ERG, she was working in the medical field as an Office Manager/Insurance biller.

After many years in the medical field she decided it was time for a change and became very intrigued in the Commercial Real Estate industry.  Yenny enjoys the day to day operations to ensure the office runs as efficiently as possible.  Finding agents with the best skills, experience, and personality to bring on board is something she is very passionate about.

When she is not working, she enjoys working out, spending time with family and loves going to the beach in the summer.

Jessica Guarino ERG

Jessica Licciardello

Comptroller

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

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

Interested in Joining the ERG Team?