Level Group, an innovative, full-service commercial and residential real estate brokerage company that introduced the 100% commission model to New York City, today announced the appointment of a C-level executive hire as its new chief operating officer (COO). Michael Barbolla, with 30 years of management experience, 12 of it in real estate brokerage, has joined Level Group as its COO.
“Level Group is expanding rapidly right now and it is time to bring someone into the COO role,” says Larry Link, Level Group’s president. “Michael is an industry veteran with a wide-ranging set of skills. He’s exactly the right person for the job."
Barbolla started his career at the Corcoran Group and was previously the COO of Rutenberg Realty. An active member of the Real Estate Board of New York (REBNY), Barbolla sits on the association’s managers and membership committees.
As Level Group COO, Barbolla will handle day-to-day operations, external relations, and the mentoring of agents. He also will recruit talent for the firm. “Michael has an impressive operational background,” notes Link. “That, combined with his proven ability to manage agents, will make him a tremendous asset of the company.”
Barbolla also will lead Level Group’s residential division, with Link and Michael Greenberg, CEO and General Counsel of Level Group, continuing to oversee the firm’s commercial division. “Our commercial division has been growing rapidly over the last five years and has gained serious momentum in the last two,” says Michael Greenberg. “We’ll hand over the reins of the residential division to Michael to grow and further strengthen that area, which will contribute to the overall growth of the firm.”
Barbolla is looking forward to his new role. “I’ve always been impressed with Level Group, their agents and leadership,” he says. “I’m excited to be with them and for the opportunity to deepen and expand their footprint in New York’s real estate market.”
About Level Group
Founded in 2004, Level Group is a full-service New York City real estate brokerage, handling the full spectrum of real estate brokerage work, including residential and commercial leasing and sales. The first firm in New York City to offer the 100% commission model, Level is known for its open door policy with all senior management, strong training programs and an open, flexible platform on which agents thrive. It has attracted more than 160 agents, many from the city’s larger brokerage firms. CEO and General Counsel Michael Greenberg is a well-known member of the New York real estate bar and has played a central role in structuring, negotiating and closing deals worth billions of dollars. President Larry Link was previously part of Merrill Lynch’s real estate investment banking division, where he was involved in numerous IPO and capital market transactions.
To learn more about Level Group, visit Level Group . To learn more about joining the firm, contact Eseosa “Sosa” Eke at 646.274.0919 or [email protected]