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Professional Profiles


Professional Profile: Steven Katz 2012


  • Title: President/Owner
  • Company: Lumescent
  • Location: 48 West 37th St., 6th Fl.
  • Birthplace: Norwalk, Conn.

Family: Jill Schildkraut-Katz (wife); Ethan (5), Sydney (2)

College: NYIT – Architecture/Parsons School of Design, MFA

First job outside of real estate: Paperboy at 9 years old

First job in real estate or allied field: Klaff’s at 13 years old – (kitchen, bath & lighting showroom)

What do you do now and what are you planning for the future? We develop lighting energy surveys & retrofit solutions to address the needs of building owners and managers. Benefits include increased light levels, reduced operational costs through savings in electrical consumption, maintenance cost and HVAC cooling requirements. We optimize our projects with the available rebates from local, state and federal programs. The future growth of the company is founded on the need for prospective clients to be more energy conscious and increase the value of the properties they own.

Hobbies: Golf, rock climbing, snowboarding, skating and biking

Favorite book: “Atlas Shrugged” by Ayn Rand

Favorite movie: “The Sting”/”Reservoir Dogs”/”It’s a Mad Mad Mad World”

Person you admire most (outside of family): Steve Jobs

Key to success: Always striving to learn and grow from every experience.

If you had to choose another vocation what would it be? Developer