Steven Littman, President, Managing Partner
Steven Littman is the President and Managing Partner of Rhodes Associates. During his more than 30-year career in executive search and organizational consulting, Steven has led more than 1,000 search and consulting assignments, specializing in the real estate industry, globally. Steven was also a Founding Partner of two significant real estate businesses, which were responsible for more than $1B in real estate transactions – Rockwood Real Estate, an advisory and investment firm, and Rohman Realty (now Rhodie Group), a developer/owner of more than 3,000 multifamily units in the southeastern United States. Prior to founding Rhodes, Steven worked in Human Resources for two major corporations, the latter being Federated Department Stores. He is a member of the Urban Land Institute.
Jane Lyons, Managing Partner
Jane Lyons is a Managing Partner of Rhodes Associates. During her more than 25-year career in executive search and organizational consulting, Jane has completed more than 700 search and consulting assignments, specializing in the real estate industry, globally. Jane has assisted many of the world’s leading real estate companies including banking, commercial lending, investment, and private and public owner/developers in recruiting their most successful executives. Earlier in her career, she worked in marketing and sales for the Wharton Business School and CBS, Inc. Jane previously served as the Americas Regional Leader for IRC Global Executive Search Partners in 2016 and as the Co-President for Commercial Real Estate Women New York in 2015. Jane is a member of the Urban Land Institute, Pension Real Estate Association, and Mortgage Bankers Association.
Thomas Delezenski, Partner
Thomas Delezenski is a Partner at Rhodes Associates. Mr. Delezenski has over 20 years of experience working in the real estate industry as a finance professional then as an executive recruiter. Prior to joining Rhodes, he was a Partner at a search firm specializing in the real estate and private equity industries. Earlier in his career, Thomas worked as a finance professional at Related Companies, Dune Real Estate Partners, Goldman Sachs and PricewaterhouseCoopers. Mr. Delezenski earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Civil Engineering and a MBA in Public Accounting from Rutgers University.
I. George (Iggy) Yulis, Partner
George (Iggy) Yulis is a Partner at Rhodes Associates. He is responsible for conducting senior level search assignments, in the Real Estate industry. Specific areas of focus include; Acquisitions, Asset Management, Capital Markets, Development, Finance, Investment Banking and Marketing. Prior to joining Rhodes, Mr. Yulis was the Managing Principal of Palantir Associates, a boutique executive search firm specializing in the hedge fund and private equity industries. Mr. Yulis has over 15 years of executive search experience. He received his BA in Philosophy from The George Washington University, in Washington D.C.
Ellen Haber, Senior Principal
Ellen Haber is a Senior Principal at Rhodes Associates. With over 20 years of experience in the executive search industry, her business experience includes business development, search strategy and candidate development specializing in the global real estate industry. Ellen has conducted search assignments for many of the world’s leading real estate companies including, banking, commercial lending, investment and private and public owners/developers and operators. Earlier in her career, she was Director of Research for Foster McKay International (Boyden), Director of Human Resources at Sulzberger-Rolfe, Inc., a New York full-service real estate company, and Director of Human Resources at the The Ehrenkrantz Group, Inc., an architecture and design firm. Ellen is a member of CREW NY where she serves on the membership committee. She holds her Bachelor of Arts degree from Hunter College of The City University of New York.
Jessica Casey, Principal
Jessica Casey is a Principal at Rhodes Associates. She is responsible for the management and execution of search assignments for the firm. Prior to joining Rhodes Associates, Jessica worked at CBRE as a Research Coordinator in their New York Research Services Group. Jessica supported senior level management and brokers with research and data on the Manhattan office market. Ms. Casey received a Bachelor’s degree in Urban and Environmental Planning from the University of Virginia.
Jennifer Rosenthal, Principal
Jennifer Rosenthal is a Principal at Rhodes Associates. She has extensive professional services experience working in both executive search and consulting. Prior to joining Rhodes Associates, Jennifer worked with Resources Global Professionals for 9 years where she was responsible for business development, client service and launched RGP Search, an executive search business focused on senior level positions. Jennifer began her career at Bert Davis Executive Search. Her experiences range from established global public companies to privately held start-up organizations. She holds a Master’s degree from New York University and a Bachelor of Arts degree from Roanoke College.
Penny Dolan, Vice President, Research
Penny Dolan is a Vice President, Research at Rhodes Associates. She is responsible for the execution of research for search assignments, which includes data compilation and statistical analysis for internal and external reporting purposes. Prior to joining Rhodes Associates, Penny worked at David Brooke Associates and Raines International as a Research Associate. Ms. Dolan received a Bachelor’s degree in Anthropology from Vanderbilt University.
Allyson Gerstein, Vice President
Allyson Gerstein is Vice President at Rhodes Associates. Allyson has 12 years of experience in talent acquisition, with a strong track record of client service, candidate development and human resources. She began her career working for Gainor Staffing as an Executive Recruiter and later becoming the Talent Acquisitions Manger for a health and wellness company. Allyson will be specializing in working with senior leadership in defining the scope and execution of search assignments within Real Estate. She received a Bachelor’s Degree in Communications from the University of Rhode Island.
Nicole Hellman, Associate Vice President
Nicole Hellman is an Associate Vice President at Rhodes Associates. She is responsible for the marketing and branding as well as the planning and execution of new business initiatives for the firm, which include coordinating with outside consultants and business partners. In addition, Ms. Hellman is the Local Coordinator for our partnership with IRC Global Executive Search Partners; assisting to help establish a broader global real estate practice. Ms. Hellman received a Bachelor’s degree in Mathematics and Economics from Fordham University.
Mary LeSage, Associate
Mary LeSage is an Associate at Rhodes Associates. She is responsible for identifying new business opportunities and potential markets, both domestic and international. In addition, Ms. LeSage provides research for search assignments, which includes target identification and data analysis. Prior to joining Rhodes Associates, Mary worked at Pacific Investment Management Company in their commercial real estate division and as the Development Associate for the Allen-Stevenson School. Ms. LeSage received a Bachelor’s degree in English and Psychology from Fordham University.