About Terra Holdings

Terra Holdings, LLC, the parent company of Brown Harris Stevens, is one of America’s largest privately-held real estate services companies and the market leader in luxury residential real estate sales, rentals, property management, commercial property services, appraisals, consulting, and insurance. Terra Holdings residential management companies oversee a portfolio of more than 400 properties comprising over 30,000 units including many of Manhattan’s most prestigious addresses.

The parent group of nine major real estate companies, Terra Holdings is served by a powerful central organization of more than 1,000 seasoned professionals with expertise in finance, law, accounting, information technology, marketing, research, and human resources.

Terra Holdings headquarters are located at 770 Lexington Avenue in the heart of Manhattan. Terra Holdings executives are respected leaders in their profession earning numerous accolades from the Real Estate Board of New York where two Terra Holdings presidents serve as governors of the Board The principals include David A. Burris, Kent M. Swig, Arthur W. Zeckendorf and William Lie Zeckendorf, and Eric Hadar, principal of Allied Partners. All are major figures in their own right as developers, investors and owners of many significant commercial, residential and hotel properties in New York and throughout the United States.

Co-Chairmen

David A. Burris

David A. Burris
Co-Chairman

Kent M. Swig

Kent M. Swig
Co-Chairman

Arthur W. Zeckendorf

Arthur W. Zeckendorf
Co-Chairman

Terra Holdings

Alan Kersner

Chief Operating Officer and Chief Financial Officer

Mr. Kersner serves as the Chief Operating Officer, Executive Vice President, and Treasurer of Terra Holdings, LLC, a holding company that owns and operates several real estate services firms, a residential brokerage and management company; Brown Harris Stevens, one of the oldest and largest residential and commercial real estate service providers in New York City with a staff of over 400 people operating in three states.

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Public Relations

Ashley S. Murphy
Senior Vice President of Communications

Corporate Executives

Judy Caplan
Senior Vice President, Human Resources

Vincent D'Agostino
Chief Engineering & Technology Officer

Al Hughes
Controller

Babette Krolik
General Counsel

Mitch Haviv
Vice President, Information Technology

Gregory J. Heym
Chief Economist, Research & Communications

Matthew Leone
Chief Marketing Officer

Managed Building Divisions

Paul Herman

President, BHS Residential Management LLC

As President of BHS Residential Management LLC, Paul J. Herman leads the highly successful Brown Harris Stevens Residential Management Division. Known throughout the industry for his unwavering commitment to providing outstanding client service, Paul is uniquely qualified to oversee Brown Harris Stevens' extensive portfolio of high-end cooperatives and condominiums.

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