Katz & Associates Announce New Hires in New York and Florida

Michael Peguero and Sean Philipps Join Katz in New York City; Sonny Nuchereno Joins Katz in Boca Raton

April 29, 2022

Brian Katz, CEO of Katz & Associates, is pleased to announce three new hires: Michael Peguero and Sean Philipps are joining Katz’s New York office, and Robert “Sonny” Nuchereno joins Katz’s Boca office. All will work on tenant and landlord representation.

Michael Peguero and Sean Philipps are each joining the Katz New York team as a Director. They are coming from Zelnik & Company where they were leasing advisors representing clients throughout the five boroughs in New York City. At Katz, they will apply their top-notch negotiating, strategy, networking, and market knowledge to tenant and landlord representation.

Michael Peguero has always been passionate about commercial real estate; he was born into the business as the son of a Brooklyn landlord. Michael has taken part in real estate transactions for over 19 years, earning his real estate license during college, and after graduation working at Chase Commercial Lending. He has also worked at the family office to head investment sales, commercial leasing, and portfolio management, as well as at Compass Commercial focusing on retail leasing. Michael is a member of ICSC. He graduated from Hunter College with a B.S. in Sociology. He lives in Greenpoint in Brooklyn, New York with his wife and two children.

Sean Philipps is passionate about assisting new and existing retailers expand in the New York Metro area. He loves finding the perfect space for tenants’ business. He also enjoys helping landlords find the right long-term tenants. Sean has completed leasing for properties including: 161-21 Jamaica, 2467 Jerome Ave, and 204 Wythe Ave with retailers such as Van Leeuwen Ice Cream, Hook and Reel, Blink Fitness, and The Shade Store. Some of his notable tenant representation work includes leasing for Chase Bank, Shen Beauty, Calexico, The Bar Method, and Housing Works. Sean excels in having up-to-date market knowledge so both sides are best suited to complete a deal. Sean is a member of ICSC. He graduated from Syracuse University with a B.A. in Fine/Studio Arts. He lives in Forest Hills, New York with his wife and two children.

Sonny Nuchereno joins the Katz Boca team as an Associate where he will work on various landlord and tenant rep assignments. Sonny’s upbringing in Buffalo, New York cultivated his love for real estate. Coming from a family involved in commercial and residential real estate, this has been his love and passion growing up. A graduate from Nichols School, with a background of sports, he is tenacious and persistent. Sonny is a personable, honest, and thorough agent. His accomplishments through hockey and golf taught him how to be versatile and hardworking. Sonny currently lives in Delray Beach, Florida.

Katz & Associates began operations in January of 1996. The company currently maintains offices in New York City, Charlotte, Boca Raton, Nashville, New Jersey and Orlando. Katz & Associates’ primary focus is assisting retailers, restaurants and landlords in all capacities including strategic planning, market analysis, lease and sale negotiations and dispositions. Our team of seasoned veterans has decades of experience and invaluable market knowledge.

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