AJ Clarke is built on a foundation of experienced real estate veterans. Our team has spent decades amassing insight into the demanding New York market and developing specialized skills to facilitate the rental experience for our clients and residents alike. Learn more and view contact information for AJ Clarke’s:
Michael D. Rothschild
Michael Rothschild began his career with AJ Clarke Real Estate Corp. as a property manager in 1986. Several years later, he became the Director of Property Management supervising the property managers for approximately 200 rental, coops and condominiums as well as managing a portfolio of prestigious properties in Manhattan. He is a licensed real estate broker in New York, and in 2013 was awarded the prestigious Residential Management Executive of the year by REBNY. Michael also serves on the Board of Directors of CHIP and Real Estate Board’s Residential Management Council for many years.
As President of AJ Clarke, Michael has numerous roles including oversight of major capital improvement projects, negotiation of utilities and fuel contracts for our clients and energy management. His strong financial background is a vital asset to our clients particularly in preparation of annual budgets for both rental owners and coop and condominium Boards.
Michael is a graduate of Duke University and is active in numerous charitable organizations, including Yonkers Partnership for Education and recently served on the Executive Board of Trustees as Treasurer of Temple Shaaray Tefila in Bedford NY.
John T. Economou, Esq.
Vice President, Treasurer
John Economou joined AJ Clarke in 2001 as a Property Manager and became a principal of the firm in 2008 now serving as Vice President overseeing internal operations. John is a graduate of George Washington University, class of ’91 and Hofstra Law School, class of ’93 as well as a New York Corporate Broker and a member of the New York State Bar since 1993.In addition to John’s extensive knowledge and expertise on legal matters including but not limited to rent laws and guidelines, he also specializes in contract and apartment buyout negotiations, insurance pricing and products and capital project management. His multifaceted background and insight are invaluable assets to the firm and our clients. John is also active member in his community and the promotion and advancement of youth sports serving on many boards as well as being involves in charitable organizations.
Scott E. Clarke
Scott E. Clarke is a third generation member of AJ Clarke Real Estate Corp. He is a licensed professional in real estate in New York and in insurance in New York and New Jersey. Within the office, among other responsibilities, Scott oversees special projects that come up as the industry and world evolve. In managing properties, his expertise lies in building aesthetics, apartment renovations, and value maximalization.
Andrew M. (Mike) Clarke
Mike Clarke is a veteran in the real estate industry with over 50 years of experience and acts in an advisory capacity. Mike is a licensed real estate broker in both New York and New Jersey, and a member of several professional realty organizations. His knowledge of finances and real estate in conjunction with his foresight is a great resource to our clients.
Michael D. (Mike) Grabow, Esq.
Mike Grabow is an expert in real estate and in the field of law with over 40 years of experience. Mike is a licensed real estate and insurance broker, and member of the Bar in both New York and New Jersey. His expertise and wide-ranging background have been a crucial asset for our clients, particularly in the areas of legal analysis, lease negotiations, and apartment relocations.
Harvey A. Clarke
The late Harvey Clarke led A.J. Clarke Real Estate Corp. as its president for four decades. During this time, the company strengthened its business position and established itself as a leader in the full service real estate industry while maintaining its inherent character of valuing integrity, professionalism, and a close family atmosphere in the office.Harvey’s legacy is that of his many strengths that permeated the office, the most striking of all were his sincerity, kindness, and sense of humor. He had an innate ability to size up any issue and find a way to resolve it with everyone feeling that they had been treated fairly. Harvey always put the client first and advocated for them, while keeping in mind that sometimes a compromise was necessary to advance everyone’s interest. He worked tirelessly and always came dressed in a suit and tie, except on the rare snow day, and was always accessible with an open door. His leadership, initially with A.J. Clarke, then Mike Clarke and Mike Grabow, and more recently, John Economou, Michael Rothschild, and Scott Clarke, serves as an inspiration to those around him. His presence as a mentor, friend, and confidant will be greatly missed.