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Eric C. Roth, Managing Partner


Mr. Roth has over 30 years of experience with New York City rent-regulated housing and is intimately familiar with the regulations of the DHCR, Section 8 Housing, commercial leasing and real estate finance and brokerage.  Mr. Roth started his career in NYC residential real estate in 1981 working as a   Property Manager for one of New York City’s largest individual landlords.  He oversaw all aspects of property management for a portfolio that was comprised of thousands of NYC rent regulated apartments.

Mr. Roth resigned his position in December of 1984 and founded ECR Realty Corp. As its President, Mr. Roth is responsible for and coordinates all aspects of property management and general operations of the Company.  He plays a direct role in the initial takeover and implementation of the desired business plan with a particular emphasis on generating turnover of rent stabilized or below market rental units and the execution of value-add capital programs in order to reposition the physical asset and maximize its potential upside.

Utilizing his expertise, Mr. Roth began to invest in the NYC rent-regulated residential housing market.  Mr. Roth has managed, bought, sold and/or developed over 150 properties.  Through his investments, Mr. Roth is a strategic partner with and provides advisory service to several of Manhattan’s most successful property owners including Stonehenge Partners, One Liberty Properties and Lloyd Goldman.

In addition, Mr. Roth is a Managing Partner of Friedman-Roth Realty, one of Manhattan’s foremost and respected commercial real estate brokerage companies.  Originally founded in 1974, Friedman-Roth specializes in the sale of investment properties throughout the New York metropolitan area. Since inception, the firm has brokered more than 1000 transactions and remains a leader in today’s brokerage marketplace.

In 2009, as part of an overall expansion plan, Mr. Roth and his partner, George Niblock, merged the company with Joel Radmin, a former Managing Partner of Extreme Realty and Lenders Capital LLC.  Friedman-Roth Realty Services LLC is jointly operated by the three partners and incorporates the services of 17 additional associate brokers and salespersons.

The partners formed Brick Realty Capital LLC to provide a private lending source to facilitate the market’s need for short-term, hard money and bridge loans requests.  In addition, Brick is a very active purchaser of non-performing mortgages and notes that encumber all types of income producing properties in the New York metro area.  Over the past few years, Brick Realty Capital LLC and its affiliates have collectively closed more than $100,000,000 worth of loan transactions.

Mr. Roth earned his Bachelor’s Degree at Washington University in St. Louis with a Major in History and a Minor in Education. He is a Licensed Real Estate Broker, a Member of the Real Estate Board of NY, a Member of The New York State Association of Realtors, a former   Board of Director of the Community Housing Improvement Program (CHIP), he holds a Certificate of Completion from the National Asbestos & Environmental Training Institute (NAETI), and has received several Certificates of Award issued by The City of New York’s Housing Preservation & Development (HPD).  He is also certified by the Unified Court System of the State of New York to serve as a Property Manger on behalf of the Administrative Court.

Mr. Roth resides in Westport, Connecticut with his wife Jennifer and his son Liam. liam brick