Rhodes is Real Estate

Our Team

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.
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 more than 20 years of experience specializing in the global real estate industry within executive search, Ellen’s responsibilities include business development, client management, search strategy, and candidate development. She 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 Ellen’s 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.
Neda Levy, Senior Principal
As a Senior Principal, Neda Levy is responsible for leading Rhodes business development and strategy while also managing and executing search assignments. Prior to joining Rhodes Associates, Neda was a Real Estate General Counsel with Tahl Propp Equities and Chief Administrative Officer with Douglaston Development. With both Douglaston and Tahl Propp, Neda had significant exposure to and responsibilities for various areas of Operations and Administration. She has built and managed highly effective and successful legal and business operations teams supporting companies’ growth and success. Neda has 16+ years of in-depth residential and commercial real estate industry experience and $1.5+ billion in transactional closings. She earned her JD cum laude from Temple University Beasley School of Law and graduated from University of Rochester with a BA cum laude in Political Science with High Honors. Neda is a member of Commercial Real Estate Women network (CREW), Women in Affordable Housing, Association of Corporate Counsel, and NYC Bar Association. She was featured in NYREJ’s annual Spotlight 2018 Women in Real Estate and Construction Services.
Paul Dunlevy, Principal
Paul Dunlevy is a Principal at Rhodes Associates. Prior to joining Rhodes, Paul had more than six years of recruiting experience, four of which have been exclusively dedicated to the real estate industry. He has a successful track record representing real estate developers, owner/operators, private equity real estate funds and brokerages/third-party property management groups in the New York Metro Area. Prior to search, Paul worked in finance operations at Dow Jones and BNY Mellon. He graduated with a Bachelor’s Degree from Rider University.
Lisa Flicker, Principal
Lisa Flicker is a Principal at Rhodes Associates. With 20 years of global real estate executive search experience, Lisa successfully drives the search process from inception to completion, including client management, creating search strategy, and candidate development. Lisa has conducted search assignments for many of the New York City’s leading owners and developers, real estate funds, private equity firms, investment banks, and international real estate platforms, both public and private. Earlier in her career, Lisa was a CPA with KPMG. She holds a Bachelors of Business Administration from Hofstra University and a Masters in Taxation from CW Post/Long Island University.
Julie Marcus, Vice President, Head of Research
Julie Marcus is Vice President, Head of Research at Rhodes Associates. Julie has more than 20 years of experience in research having worked across many industries and functional areas with major global executive search firms and major corporations in executive search.

At Rhodes, Julie is responsible for overseeing the firm’s research function and managing research projects to enhance the knowledge center of our real estate search/consulting practice. Julie majored in Political Science at the University of Maryland, completed a MLIS from Long Island University, as well as an MBA from Arizona State University.
Nicole Hellman, Vice President
Nicole Hellman is a Vice President at Rhodes Associates. She is responsible for the research and execution of search assignments as well as the planning and execution of new business initiatives for the firm, which include coordinating with outside consultants and business partners. Ms. Hellman received a Bachelor’s degree in Mathematics and Economics from Fordham University and is currently pursuing her Juris Doctor at New York Law School.
Michelle Zeccola, Vice President
Michelle Zeccola is a Vice President at Rhodes Associates. She is responsible for the execution of search assignments from inception to completion, as well as creating search strategy and candidate development. Prior to Rhodes, Michelle had more than seven years of financial recruiting experience, three of which had been solely dedicated to commercial real estate. Before transitioning to search, Michelle worked within the Real Estate Finance & Securitization Group at Credit Suisse. She holds a Bachelor’s Degree from Saint Joseph’s College.

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