Paul J. Massey, Jr.

Paul Massey was born in Boston, Massachusetts where he attended the Roxbury Latin School. He graduated from Colgate University with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Economics, in 1983.

Mr. Massey began his career at CBRE and soon became head of the market research department in Midtown Manhattan, then as an investment sales broker.

He founded Massey Knakal Realty Services together with his colleague Robert A. Knakal, whom he met at CBRE. The company became the New York metropolitan area’s dominant commercial investment sales brokerage firm. With over 225 employees serving more than 200,000 property owners, Massey Knakal Realty Services was consistently ranked New York’s #1 investment sales firm in volume for 14 consecutive years.

As CEO of Massey Knakal, he led the development of the firm’s strategic initiatives including geographic expansion as well as the growth of the firm’s service lines. At the end of 2014, Cushman & Wakefield acquired Massey Knakal and Mr. Massey was appointed President, New York Investment Sales.

In 2017, Paul Massey ran as a Mayoral Candidate for New York City, primarily focusing on education, housing and homelessness while also providing solutions for how to improve quality of life in the city.

In July 2018, Mr. Massey and his partners launched a new commercial brokerage firm, B6 Real Estate Advisors, short for “Building By Building, Block By Block”. The investment sales and capital advisory firm specializes in middle-market ($1-$200 million). The firm employs a distinct Territory Network model, that ensures sub-market expertise for its agents along with an owner-aligned philosophy and a technology-forward platform.

Mr. Massey is a member of numerous organizations including REBNY and The Lower East Side Tenement Museum. He is also an amateur boxer and an avid skier.  He and his wife, Gretchen, have three children; son, Paul III, and daughters, Sarah and Greta. He resides in Larchmont, NY.

Michael Wlody

Over the last 30 years, senior financial executive Michael Wlody has proven himself to be a steady hand in changing times. From leading NYC’s Massey Knakal Realty Services on a 14-year run as the city’s #1 commercial real estate firm based on number of transactions, to growing a preeminent financial brand to 100+ employees and more than $70 million in annual revenues, Mr. Wlody has repeatedly helped complex organizations achieve high growth.

As Chief Financial Officer at B6 Realty Advisors, Mr. Wlody is responsible for bringing the firm’s keystone technology-forward approach to financial operations, and integrating systems to streamline transactions for both agents  and owners. Along with directing B6’s Corporate Services and Information Technology departments, Mr. Wlody oversees the firm’s accounting, tax, budgeting, cash management and risk management functions.

Prior to joining B6 Real Estate Advisors, Mr. Wlody was a Partner and the Chief Financial Officer of Massey Knakal Realty Services for 10 years. Mr. Wlody was a member of the firm’s Executive Committee, and a founding Board member and Treasurer of the Massey Knakal Charitable Foundation, which provided support to local educational, family and other community-oriented charitable causes.

Following the acquisition of Massey Knakal by Cushman & Wakefield in 2014, Mr. Wlody served as Treasurer and Chief Financial Officer of Paul  Massey’s campaign for Mayor of New York City.

Before venturing into commercial real estate, Mr. Wlody spent 17 years with Market Data Corporation, a provider of real-time financial information products. Beginning in 1987, Mr. Wlody was appointed Chief Financial Officer of the firm, later named Secretary, eventually became Chief Administrative Officer. He served on the firm’s Executive Committee, and also served as Treasurer of the Market Data Corporation Charitable Foundation, which provided support to medical initiatives.

Mr. Wlody began his career working as an Auditor and Consultant with Ernst & Whinney, a “Big Eight” accounting firm, which later merged with Arthur Young to form Ernst & Young. He then moved on to American Express, where he worked for the Travelers Cheque division of the company’s Travel Related Services group.

Born and raised in Brooklyn, Mr. Wlody earned his Bachelor of Arts degree in Economics and Political Science from Colgate University, and also holds an MBA from New York University’s Stern School of Business. He earned his CPA while studying for his graduate degree and working in public accounting.

Mindy CJ Lin

Mrs. Lin is a Certified Public Accountant that has been in the real estate industry since 2001. Mindy joined B6 as Vice President, Controller for the firm in July 2018. She works closely with CFO Mike Wlody to support all the financial needs of the firm, including account payables and receivables, payroll and benefits, cash flow monitoring as well as working with an outside accounting firm during the annual review and tax preparation.

Before joining B6, Mindy was Controller for NY Investment Sales at Cushman & Wakefield (formerly Massey Knakal Realty Services). She started her professional career with Massey Knakal in 2001 as a part-time office manager. Through hard work and self-discipline, she advanced her career in the firm and helped grow the accounting department into a team of eight. Mindy holds a BA in Accounting from Queens College.

Mindy also serves on the board of directors for The Prescott Fund for Children and Youth, a non-profit organization that was established in 1857. Mrs. Lin was Executive Director for The Prescott Fund for several years, and she continues her service now on a volunteer basis. She resides on Long Island with her husband and two children.

 

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