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 a founding partner and 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.