RIPCO Real Estate Appoints Jeremy Modest as Executive Managing Director

Jeremy Modest

 RIPCO Real Estate (RIPCO), the most active retail brokerage in the tri-state, with services including leasing, investment sales and property management and debt and structured finance, is proud to announce the hire of Jeremy Modest as Executive Managing Director for the South Florida market. Modest will be working in South Florida to expand RIPCO’s presence in the region. His concentration will be on the leasing of mixed use and shopping centers in Broward and Palm Beach Counties.

He will reside out of RIPCO’s recently signed 4,000 square-foot office lease in the Brickell neighborhood of Miami, Florida. This office will support the growing debt and finance and leasing divisions. RIPCO will also continue to add retail leasing professionals to the office to foster growth in the area as more businesses and brokers are relocating and expanding to the Miami region of Florida.

“We are thrilled that after three years running leasing for Solil Management’s massive portfolio in New York that Jeremy has rejoined RIPCO. Jeremy was a valued member of our Manhattan leasing team for many years and we’re honored that he’s decided to rejoin us in Florida,” said Mark Kaplan, Chief Operating Officer of RIPCO.  Jeremy is a skilled dealmaker with fantastic landlord and tenant relationships.  There’s no doubt that he’ll successfully transfer many of those relationships along with establishing new ones in South Florida.”

Modest served as Manager of Commercial Leasing at Solil Management, LLC for three years. While in this position, he was responsible for the leasing of hundreds of vacancies as well as focusing on tenant relationships, covid workouts, renewals and tax appeals. Prior to working at Solil Management, Modest served as a Managing Director at RIPCO Real Estate for eight years. At RIPCO, he completed over $350 million worth of commercial leasing and sales transactions. Modest also served as a leader, managing junior brokers and support staff to complete and execute sales and lease transactions. Some notable lease transactions completed by Modest include deals with Footlocker, Chipotle, Dollar Tree, iHop and Venchi, to name a few.

“I am looking forward to working with the RIPCO team again as the company is full of welcoming, trustworthy team members and the firm will offer an opportunity for me to grow professionally,” stated Modest. “I am constantly looking to expand my knowledge, resources and connections, and I believe RIPCO’s expansion into Florida will help to do just that. I’m confident my passion and drive will be well received in the Florida market, which has been an attractive place for business throughout the pandemic.”

Modest is a graduate of University of Miami with a Business Administration in Entrepreneurship Degree. He is a member of Camp Avoda Alumni Association and the International Council of Shopping Centers. He recently moved from New York, New York to Broward County, Florida. 

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