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Professional Profiles


Professional Profile: Jody Kriss 2013


  • Title: Principal, Co-Founder
  • Company: East River Partners, LLC
  • Location: Manhattan, 21st and Broadway
  • Birthplace: NYC

Education: Wharton School of University of Pennsylvania

First job outside of real estate: Summer job at the GAP

First job in real estate or allied field: Worked for Louis Dubin at The Athena Group

What do you do now and what are you planning for the future? Converting half a dozen buildings to condos in N.Y.C. We plan to build more N.Y.C multi-family and condo.

How do you unwind from a busy day in real estate? Exercise, tennis, and reading.

Favorite book or author: Favorite book read lately is “God is Not Great” by Christopher Hitchens

Favorite movie: “School Ties”

Last song you downloaded? Andrea Bocelli “Con Te Partiro”

One word to describe your work environment: Intense

Rules to live by in business: Maintain your integrity.

If you could invite one person to dinner (living or dead) who would it be and where would you go? My wife’s mother.

What is your dream job? Pro tennis player. Failing that, I have my dream job.